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Living with Alzheimer’s

September 1, 2018

At A-1 Home Care, we want to work with you to help preserve the independence of your loved ones and keep them in the place they call home. If any of your family has been affected by Alzheimer’s, you may already be familiar with the condition. Some of us may not know it, but Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. With new cases emerging at a rapid pace, it is estimated over 5.3 million people in our country are currently living with the disease. In a recent editorial with Aging Care, Alzheimer’s patient Rick Phelps shared some insight on what life is like with this condition.

Do you know what signs to look for?

Rick speaks about questions that patients and family members of those with Alzheimer’s may wonder, such as when things will improve. This disease is progressive, meaning it moves forward in advancing stages with affects of the condition becoming more apparent as time goes on. From a patient perspective, Rick shares how one of the hardest parts is the acceptance that his memory is slowing leaving him and the realization that what has begun with short memory losses here and there will eventually claim his long term memories as well.

Affordable 24-Hour Alzheimer's Care

If you have someone near and dear to your heart with this condition, give us a call at A-1 Home Care. We have friendly and caring Caregivers, Nurse Aides, and Companions who specialize in In Home Alzheimer’s Care. Our flexible scheduling options can accommodate what suits your needs with Hourly, Live-In, and 24 Hour service options. Maintaining your loved one’s safety and well being can be achieved and we are here with open arms to assist. Give us a call today at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800 or visit us today in Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach or Pasadena to learn more!

Silent Heart Attacks Are Just as Deadly as Regular Heart Attacks

August 1, 2018

According to a research report, about 50% of all heart attacks are silent, but they are just as life-altering as those with symptoms of chest pain. Although men are twice as likely to have both kinds of heart attacks, women die from them more often than men. You can prevent silent heart attacks in the same way that you’d prevent a typical one: keep your cholesterol levels and blood pressure down, exercise regularly, and eat a balanced diet. Keep up with your annual medical check-ups or go more often if need be. If your elderly loved one has a bad habit of smoking or drinking too much, encourage your loved ones to curb their habit. If you want a caregiver who will motivate your loved ones to change their unhealthy ways, or if your parent just needs someone to help out around the house, A-1 Home Care offers great in-home care support for seniors in Hollywood and all over LA County.

Do you know what signs to look for?

Since the name of this kind of heart attack insinuates that you probably won’t feel any symptoms, there are still hints that may tip you off that you or an elderly loved one is having a heart attack. Extreme fatigue to the point of unusual lethargy may indicate a reduced flow to the heart, thereby exerting extra stress on your muscles. You may also feel soreness in your back, neck, or chest. Since this is not the usual pain associated with a heart attack, you might mistake it for something else. The nerve signals may also come from the jaw, shoulder, or elbow. If you find yourself gasping for air after climbing a flight of stairs when you usually have no problem with it, your shortness of breath may indicate a blocked blood flow to the heart. Experiencing any of the above-mentioned scenarios should motivate you to ask for an electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure your heart activity.

Affordable 24-Hour Heart Attack Care

A-1 Home Care has been serving families in Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Malibu, Calabasas, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Whittier, Pico Rivera and other cities throughout LA County for over two decades. Our mission is to deliver superior quality elder care services with the highest degree of compassion, integrity, fidelity, and skill. A-1 Home Care offers personable service, which means that when you call our headquarters, you will always be connected to a live operator rather than an automated answering system. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without ever taking a day off. Call A-1 Home Care at (562) 929-8400 to start services today!

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Silent Heart Attacks Are Just as Deadly as Regular Heart Attacks

According to a research report, about 50% of all heart attacks are silent, but they are just as life-altering as those with symptoms of chest pain..

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