Breeding Grounds for Scam Bacteria: Senior Online Dating

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a-1 home care elder care yorba lindaEven if an elderly person were not suffering from mild cognitive decline, he could still be susceptible to online predators that prowl around searching for vulnerable seniors, especially those who were just diagnosed with terminal illness or cancer.  It’s easy for predators to hide behind the anonymity of the computer screen.  Many dating sites do not require a criminal background check, and anyone can pretend to be someone else, as in the case of Joseph Bryon Martin, who found himself incarcerated on international soil after developing an online relationship with a “woman” he met overseas.  Do you have an elderly loved one who was recently diagnosed with terminal illness or suffers from dementia, arthritis, limited mobility and loneliness?  A live-in companion from a licensed, bonded and insured agency like A-1 Home Care will lessen your loved one’s chances of being scammed.

24 Hour Companion Care, an Antidote for Loneliness

Companionship is a healthy buffer for loneliness.  However, unless you have a family member who is unemployed and not in school, your elderly loved one is likely to spend hours alone and bored to death.  Staying busy with chores can only go so far to keep one’s mind off loneliness.  We are social creatures and we are created to interact with other people.  Too much alienation may heighten your elderly loved one’s sense of loneliness and she may mistake that for lack of romantic companionship.  To avoid the pitfalls of social isolation, consider a 24-hour companion from A-1 Home Care.  Friendship and companionship with a certified home health aide from a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency will set your mind at ease.

Safe & Secure with Licensed, Bonded and Insured In-Home Care

A-1 Home Care has been in business for over two decades, serving seniors and their families in Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Torrance and other parts of LA and Orange County.  As one of the few home care agencies that successfully received state licensure, A-1 Home Care offers the highest quality of senior care in California.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, our caregivers must pass an extensive criminal background check, DMV check and professional reference verification.  Your elderly loved ones are in good and safe hands with A-1 Home Care.

For more information, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.a-1homecare.com for more details.

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Seniors with Arthritis and Prior Trauma More Likely to Attempt Suicide

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????????????????????????????????????????According to a recent study from the University of Toronto, one in 26 men with arthritis have attempted suicide, compared to one in 50 men who don’t have arthritis.  Statistics for women also show that there was a higher prevalence among women with arthritis for suicide attempts.  “When we focused on adults with arthritis, we found that those who had experienced chronic parental domestic violence or sexual abuse during their childhood had more than three times the odds of suicide attempts compared to adults with arthritis who had not experienced these childhood adversities,” said Esme Fuller-Thomson, lead author of the study that was published in Rheumatology International.  If you have an elderly loved one who suffers from arthritis and has come from a tumultuous home environment, keep a close eye on him or her.  Your elderly loved one will also enjoy 24-hour Arthritis Care from A-1 Home Care, LA County’s preferred home care agency.

24 Hour In-Home Care Diminishes the Pain of Arthritis Every Day

Arthritis can severely limit your mobility and thus worsen symptoms of depression.  The inflammatory pain in the joints, such as hips, knees, ankles and feet, make it almost impossible to work and perform daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, bathing and grooming.  Having once been independent and now having to depend on others to do simple tasks, it’s no wonder why your elderly loved one would feel extremely depressed.  However, arthritis can have fatal effects if you don’t watch your loved one carefully.  A-1 Home Care’s experienced and highly skilled in-home caregivers will keep an eye out for your loved ones, making sure they get undivided attention without stripping away their dignity.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991, serving communities in Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, Malibu, Los Angeles, Century City, Hollywood, Pasadena, and other cities throughout LA County.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, you can be sure that each caregiver must pass a criminal background check, DMV check and professional reference verification.  When selecting in-home caregivers for your elderly loved ones, we involve the whole family in the interview process so you can have a say in who you’ll allow into your sanctuary. With A-1 Home Care’s operators on stand-by 24 hours a day, you’ll never have to get an answering machine.

For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.a-1homecare.com for more details.

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Breast Cancer Gene BRCA1 connected to Uterine Cancer

Causes of Cancer are largely considered environmental.  DNA damage may be sustained by exposure to a number of harmful elements such as tobacco smoke, harmful radiation waves, asbestos and wood dust.  However, scientists have discovered a link between a mutation in a woman’s BRCA genes and a higher risk of a deadly type of uterine cancer.

The genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 have earned the nickname of “breast cancer genes” due to findings showing mutation in either or both genes revealing a higher risk to the development of not only breast cancer but ovarian cancer as well.  In addition, studies have shown women who do have mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are also at a higher risk of developing a very aggressive form of cancer known as uterine serous carcinoma.

Uterine serous carcinomas make up but only ten percent of all uterine cancers but due to their aggressive nature account for half of all uterine cancer related deaths.  Looking deeper into the studies, protein problems involving coding into cells by the BRCA1 gene are quite common in cases of uterine serous carcinoma.  There are preventative surgeries utilized in patients at risk which involve the removal of the fallopian tubes and the ovaries, but doctors are advised to discuss the possibility of uterus removal as well.  Further study is necessary to determine the benefit for women with BRCA mutation to consider a hysterectomy as well.

Team Up in The Fight Against Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis of any sort can be a life changing event for not only the patient but their family and loved ones as well.  The main means of cancer treatment involve surgery to afflicted area, radiation treatment as well as Chemotherapy.  Unregulated cell growth in the body can spread if unchecked and multiply in the lymph nodes and other areas of the body.  At A-1 Home Care, we specialize in Cancer Care and provide service on a 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis. Doctors may recommend certain physical activity, changes in lifestyle and dietary restrictions as well in recovery.

There are many side effects to cancer treatments some of which may be lasting over time.  Dealing with issues like nausea, fatigue, aches and pains and muscle/nerve issues can be made easier with a little help.  All of our experienced and skilled Cancer Caregivers bring at least 2 years of professional experience to the table and can offer support during these trying times.  Call us today at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800 to learn more about how we can assist with recovery in the comfort of the patient’s own home!

Leading After Surgery Care Services Relieve In-Patient Elders In Orange County

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Does it look like your loved one will be spending time in the hospital following a medical setback or lengthy surgical recovery?

For elders in such situations living in the Orange County area, A-1 Home Care provides after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is affordable as well, as each of our caregiving professionals understand the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

Medication Supervision

A-1 Home Care offers exceptional short-term care options to elders in the hospital that include:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care provides in-home assistance as well to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, so that no elder gets left behind on the road to restoration in the home. Each caregiver provides numerous senior care solutions that help remind seniors throughout Southern California why A-1 Home Care is the leader in home caregiving today!

You can find out more about the exceptional 24 hour care options available throughout OC and Los Angeles when you contact a friendly caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to provide care to neighboring communities like Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Costa Mesa.

Exceptional Kidney Disease Services Relieve Elders In Orange County Areas

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For elders with kidney failure, living alone in the home is a dire circumstance to be flirting with.

At A-1 Home Care in Orange County and Los Angeles, we send our certified caregiving professionals right to the front doorstep– and beyond. Each kidney disease care expert on staff reaches out with helping hands and a golden heart to each senior they have the pleasure of working with, offering lasting in-home care solutions to all troubles kidneys.

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A-1 Home Care brings a variety of home health services to people in need, such as:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments, renal dialysis treatments, and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that’s always kidney-friendly
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care is happy to service people from all walks of life, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European, with specific in-home care services that target the preservation and improved health of their kidneys for all of their days.  Fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, A-1 Home Care is the caregiver agency trusted most in Southern California– because being second best has never been an option.

You can find out more about why A-1 Home Care is the caregiver agency of choice in Southern California today when you dial (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is more than happy to service nearby communities in Corona Del Mar, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach.

In-Home Care Services Include Bipolar Care In OC

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Did you know that people suffering from bipolar disorder can receive lasting care in the home– and at the most affordable costs available in Southern California?

At A-1 Home Care in Orange County and Los Angeles, we provide round-the-clock 24 hour care services as well as short-term care ones. Our diverse caregivers serve people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, so that no senior gets left behind on the journey to better home health.

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A-1 Home Care provides affordable bipolar caregiver services from the comfort and convenience of the home that include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care additionally offers care in the home such as respite care for family caregivers who need a break, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for elders with cognitive decline, and hospice care for the terminally ill. It’s this dedication to the most diverse care provision in So Cal that has kept A-1 Home Care as the best in caregiving provision for the past quarter century and counting already!

For more information on the leading caregiver options at your disposal, call A-1 Home Care at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is glad to serve neighboring communities in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar.

A-1 Home Care 24 Hour In-Home Incontinence Care for All Ages

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????????????????????????????????????????The problem of urinary incontinence is often left untreated because of the shame and embarrassment associated with it.  Approximately 30 million women in America suffer from involuntary incontinence, which is affected by age and genetic factors.  Incontinence doesn’t just happen to the elderly; it can happen to younger women too.  The chances for urinary incontinence increase after each childbirth, which limits the mother from activities like running, exercising, and playful tickling with the kids.  A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour assistance with managing symptoms for people of all ages, not just seniors.

How A-1 Home Care Helps

A-1 Home Care will send a knowledgeable, certified home health aide into your home to help you or your elderly loved one strengthen your muscles.  Thanks to new technology such as the electric impulse treatment and improved muscle therapy, individuals struggling with urinary incontinence can manage their symptoms and, with the assistance from a caregiver, they will resume regular routines like exercising or watching funny movies.  If you recently underwent an operation to resolve the incontinence issue, A-1 Home Care will provide short-term and long-term after-surgery care until you are fully recovered.  Round-the-clock and live-out in-home care entails meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, personal care, bathing, and grooming.

 

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care has been serving families in Villa Park, Newport Beach, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Irvine, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and other cities throughout Orange County.  Delivering excellent brain injury care to veterans, A-1 Home Care offers the most competitive rates in Southern California for those who pay out-of-pocket.  Easy financing options are available with reasonable payment terms, and A-1 Home Care accepts Veteran Benefits as well as long-term insurance from providers like John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Penn Treaty and CALPERS.

 

For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.a-1homecare.com for more details.

After Surgery Care Provided To Relieve Elders In OC

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Is your loved one in a place where he/she would benefit from the leading after surgery care solutions available in all of Southern California?

A-1 Home Care in Orange County is ready and waiting to help your beloved elder during his/her recovery time in a hospital bed– and all at a moment’s notice. Our caregiving superstars provide care to senior communities throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, reaching out to people from all walks of life that include European, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and Asian.

Medication Supervision

Take a look below at some of A-1 Home Care’s leading caregiving services provided to elders in the hospital:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides caregiver solutions that include Alzheimer’s and dementia care for the cognitively impaired, postpartum care for recent mothers requesting assistance in the home, kidney disease care for those with kidney failure, and much more. It’s this dedication to providing only the best– and leaving behind the rest!– that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain at the pinnacle of home care provision for the past quarter century and counting already– with many more years to come already on the horizon.

You can discover more about the affordable in-home care options available at A-1 Home Care when you call a friendly caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves surrounding communities in Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach.

Elders With Hip Replacements Find Comfort In Southern California

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Perhaps a beloved elder in the home has just had a knee replacement, and looks to be off their feet for a period of time– if that’s a situation that describes you or someone you’re close with, don’t you think that the best in-home caregiving services in all of Southern California is the next best step?

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles and Orange County, we provide always affordable and daily diverse caregiver services that reach out to elder communities of every ethnic group and economic background, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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A-1 Home Care provides elders with recent hip replacements specific in-home caregiving services that include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle hip care in the home
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also offers specialized care that comes in the form of hospice care for the terminally ill, diabetes care for people with high blood sugar, arthritis care for elders with brittle bones and sore joints, and much more so that every senior we have the pleasure of working with can experience better home health going forward.

Find out more about the long-lasting hourly in-home care solutions available at A-1 Home Care by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves surrounding communities in Glendale, Burbank, San Gabriel Valley, Downey, and Hollywood.

Exceptional Heart Disease Care Includes COPD Assistance In OC Homes

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Is your loved one suffering from heart disease or, more specifically, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)– but is adamant against needing in-facility treatment to include 24 hour care?

At A-1 Home Care in Orange County, seniors with COPD receive the care they need from the helpful hands and golden hearts of compassionate caregivers they can trust– and right from the comfort of their very own homes. The COPD caregiving solutions at A-1 Home Care are provided by expert caregivers on staff who are the best and brightest in what they do, allowing elders from all over Southern California to feel good about the care they’re receiving.

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Each certified and diverse caregiving professional at A-1 Home Care is proud to provide in-home care to those from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, and all at the most affordable prices found anywhere.

A-1 Home Care also offers caregiver assistance including kidney disease care, respite care for overworked family caregivers, and end-of-life hospice care for the terminally ill. These diverse senior care solutions have allowed A-1 Home Care to remain as the non-medical caregiving agency of choice for the past quarter century already and counting.

You can find out more about the the exceptional 24 hour care options available at A-1 Home Care when you contact a friendly caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is happy to serve adjacent communities in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar.

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