Did You Know? Three Notorious Dictators Had Parkinson’s Disease
September 1, 2018
What do Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung and Francisco Franco have in common? These three dictators were afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disease that affects about 500,000 Americans with 50,000 new cases each year. Constipation is the earliest symptom of PD which could begin years before other symptoms start to transpire. Other early symptoms include diminished sense of smell, sleep disturbance and a long history of depression and anxiety. A number of diseases are related to Parkinson’s, such as Shy-Drager Syndrome, Secondary Parkinsonism, and Olivopontocerebellar Degeneration. The challenges of caring for an elderly loved one with Parkinson’s can make you feel guilty and abandoned, but A-1 Home Care in Santa Monica is here to provide professional and affordable 24-hour Parkinson’s Care for you and your family.
Caring for a loved one with PD does not have to be an isolated experience. Your friends and family can help chip in with groceries or assistance with cooking and cleaning. However, with full-time jobs and families of their own, they may find it difficult to manage their own time as well. A-1 Home Care offers flexible live-in and live-out care throughout Santa Monica, depending on your budget and needs. You can have overnight care in 8-hour or 10-hour shifts or you can opt for 24-hour care so that your elderly loved one will never feel abandoned. Live-in and live-out in-home care services entail assistance with cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, transportation, and toileting care. You deserve a break for all the hard work you do.
Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been serving communities all over Santa Monica and LA County, delivering outstanding caregiver services to seniors and their families. Each caregiver is meticulously screened for their criminal background checks, sex offender checks, and professional references. We include you in our two-part interview process whereby you get to meet the caregiver before you make a decision to contract our services. We crown our customer service with a personal touch by connecting you to a live operator who’s available to hear your concerns and questions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! When you call, you will never get an automated answering service.
Reduce the Chances of Having a Heart Attack for Santa Monica Seniors & Elderly
July 11, 2018
Millions each year will experience a heart attack this year. Some will survive and, unfortunately, others will not. It is one of the scariest conditions to ever be in, especially if it is being monitored. But, nowadays, with process foods and sugary drinks and fatty foods, it is no wonder that more and more people will have a heart attack.
Yet, you can take control, especially with our twenty-four hour in-home care service here at A-1 Home Care, where our trusty caregivers will help assist senior patients with their drink and food intake and medication monitoring and any possible side effects. Studies have also shown that women are to take quicker action and go to their routine doctor checkups, as well as follow up with any blood work or additional tests that need to be done. A majority of men, however, have been notoriously known for not only taking any tests but even following through with their regular visit’s to the doctor’s office.
It is understandable because nobody likes to go to the doctors; but, over time, studies continue to show that men are more at risk for a heart attack, beginning as early as forty-years old. This is not to frighten anyone, but there are ways to help reduce the chances as well as monitor. Some are:
- Eat a balanced meal.
- Get enough sleep and rest, even taking breaks throughout a busy day.
- Exercise, especially cardio.
- Go to your scheduled doctor’s appointment AND be sure to schedule your annual physical exam yearly.
- Take your vitamins and any prescribed medication from your doctor.
- Get outdoors.
- Spend time solo.
- Spend time with loved ones.
If your loved one has recently suffered a stroke or a heart attack, then be sure to consult with one of our A-1 Home Care representatives who will help assist you to find the appropriate caregiver. Our Santa Monica office information is 310-657-870. We are also located in surrounding cities such as Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, and more which you can locate on our homepage.