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The Origin of Christmas Traditions Explained

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Have you ever wondered how did some of our Christmas tradition come from?  A majority of Americans plan to put a Christmas tree up during the holiday season.  But did you know that the tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when the Germans would celebrate the “Feast Day of Adam and Eve”.  Later, Queen Victoria of England married Price Albert, who is a German, and brought over the Christ Tree tradition.  We can’t celebrate Christmas without some caroling as well.  According to USA Today, Historians believe that these began with visits intended for people to take harvest to their lords during feudal times, and it evolves into caroling during the Victorian era.  Lastly, don’t you think eggnog is quit a weird sounding word?  It was actually root from a colonial slang word for rum – grog.  So when was first know as egg-n-grog, then later on became our beloved eggnog.

If you are looking for in home care help this holiday season, look no further than A-1 Home Car in Westwood. We have quality caregivers serving seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County in Alzheimer Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care,Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, After Surgery Care, and other home care needs.  Our company  has over two decades of experience in this industry, and we have received many great testimonials from satisfied customers after receiving our quality service.  In addition to Westwood, we serve the areas of Centruy City, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and other surrounding cities.

To start service today, please call 310-657-8780 today, or visit us at www.westwoodinhomecare.com for more details.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook as well!

Adjustment Disorders – Inability to Cope With Stress

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When a major life event happens, stress is inevitable.  However, there is a mental conditional called the adjustment disorder, which according to WebMD, is a short-term condition that leaves a person unable to cope with or adjust to certain source of stress, most prominently major life changes.  For example, if a marriage was recently ended, your home is  threatened by natural disasters, or a death of a loved one, are all triggers to the type of stress that can leave an individual unable to adjust to the stress.  Symptoms of adjustment disorder includes but not limited to frequent crying, nervousness, headaches, trouble sleeping, withdrawal, irregular heartbeats, and more.

The Adjustment Disorder is also very common, and it can affect people of all ages, race, or gender, and more prone for seniors in the later years.  If you are having trouble with coping with stress, and suspect that you or your loved ones might have adjustment disorder, then see a doctor.  Treatments for adjustment disorder varies, but the most common one is through psychotherapy, and there is yet to be a way to prevent such condition.

For adult children who are too busy and unable to find enough time to care for their elderly loved ones, A-1 Home Care in Westwood is the trusted source for many in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our caregivers are compassionate, dedicated, and have the skills and experience too assist and support seniors in the comfort of their own home.  Furthermore, our caregivers will be able to provide companionship for the client, becoming one of the social support network needed to manage their stress.  We also specialize in services such as After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care,  Kidney Disease Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, and other Elderly Care assistance services.  We provide coverage in the cities of Westwood, Century City, Hollywood, Calabasas, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Malibu, Studio City, Encino, and other surrounding communities.

Please call 310-657-8780 today for service inquiries, or visit www.westwoodinhomecare.com to find out more.  Be sure to find and like us on our Facebook page also!

 

Stay Safe and Comfortable While Having A Good Time

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When living with different ailments, even walking can inherit danger for seniors. Since seniors are more prone to fall, even a relaxing walk around a familiar neighborhood can lead to falls and injuries.  However, the risks of injuries should not deter seniors from doing what they love.  As a result, seniors and their loved ones should be alert and be aware of the safety when they are having fun in various activities.  For example, if seniors enjoy doing aquatic aerobic exercises with their peers, make sure they understand the depth of the water, and maybe invest in water shoes that can prevent slipping and falling.  It is also important to remember to stretch before any physical activities.  If an elderly individual is suffering from arthritis, applying heat pads to relax joints can make a big different before starting exercise can bring comfort.  After the exercise, cold packs can be applied to joints if there are swelling and pain.  Chronic diseases should not prevent anyone from certain forms of exercise either.  For instance, those with Alzheimer’s disease can use exercise and social interaction to reduce the risk for wandering behaviors.  There are many activities that can be enjoyable while being safe for seniors, and if they are suffering from some kind of ailments, it is best to consult a doctor about to stay safe while doing so.

Caregivers at A-1 Home Care in Westwood understand the importance of senior safety throughout the day.  No matter if they are relaxing at home, ballroom dancing with their friends, or taking a stroll in the park, our caregivers can provide companion and the expertise to keep your loved ones safe.  With at least 2 years of professional caregiving experience and CPR certification, caregivers like Mateo Relox and Joslyn Du Jour are able to provide customized in home care service to clients in Westwood, Studio City, Century City, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Malibu, Redondo Beach, and other surrounding areas.  We are versatile in our care as well, offering customized in home care such as After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care,  Kidney Disease Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, and other Elderly Care assistance services.

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Caregiver Service After Surgery in Westwood

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Brain surgery is one of the more highly individualized treatment needed.  Each surgery is different based on age, health, and the different aspects of the tumor like size, locations and type.  Although we understands a lot about the brain, but it is still more of a  mystery to the medical community compared to other parts of the body.  As a result, treatments are complex and usually involved multiple consulting doctors according to WebMD.  Whether the tumor is benign or cancerous, brain surgery can help.  For those experience symptoms but has a benign tumor, symptoms can be completely cured by the removal of the tumor.  In addition, not all brain surgery requires the opening of the skull.  Stereotactic radiosurgery uses CT or MRI scan to pinpoint the location of the tumor, and uses radiation to destroy the tumor.  If you or your loved one is experiencing a discovery of a brain tumor, be sure to find most compatible doctors that can explain to you the plan moving forward in fighting the condition.

A-1 Home Care in Westwood offers top quality caregiver service with experienced and reliable people like Nora Polanco and Glenda Cisneros.  After Surgery Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Special Needs Care, and other Elderly Care services are all what you can expect from our caregiver service.  We cover cities such as Westwood, Century City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Redondo Beach, and other surrounding areas.  With thousands of testimonials, you can trust A-1 Home Care to provide the caregiver service that your loved ones look for and deserve.

Call 310-657-8780 today for your free in home assessment, or visit www.westwoodinhomecare.com to find out more.

24 Hour Home Care in Westwood

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Different disease comes with different expectations.  If you have a cold or the flu, you would understand what to expect.  However, if it is a disease like Parkinson, expectations might be much less clear, and it might be difficult to cope with the disease.  So here are a few tips on how to cope with Parkinson’s disease from WebMD.  First is to find out as much information about the disease as possible.  There is a lot of uncertainty, and if you can get answers to some of the questions, it can help ease some of the stress. Because of the stress, it is a good idea to learn how to manage stress as well. Reduce stress by establishing a daily routine and find support groups that can share the experience you might be going through.  Lastly, be open to your problems with friends and family.  Their deep relationship will help cope with the disease because it make you feel less alone about conquering this journey.  If the disease is in the later stages, having a caregiver around constantly can help around the household and provide the independence that they need to adjust without further stressing

A-1 Home Care in Westwood has compassionate caregivers, home helpers, and senior companions for elderly who are in need of 24 hours home care in Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and other In Home Care needs.  Not only do we operate in Westwood, but also surrounding cities in Los Angeles County, including Century City, Santa Monica, Malibu, Culver City, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, Glendale, and much more.  So if you have to hire someone as dedicated and skilled like Marilyn Aldana, Sabrina Fearence, and Krishna Javier, contact A-1 Home Care in Westwood today!

Our number is 310-657-8780, or you can visit www.westwoodinhomecare.com for additional information.

Caregiver Service in Westwood

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Seniors and elderly may not be as socially active, and chances of depression because of that can increase.  In addition, different ailments such as arthritis, back pain, vision changes, incontinence and other ailments may cause pain both physically and emotionally.  According the American Pain Foundation, there are over 32 million people in the U.S who have pain that last longer than a year, and that 65% of depressed people also have complained about being in pain.  Furthermore, when pain is limiting someone’s independence, the likelihood of being depressed is much higher. So if your mom or dad has chronic pain and depression, seek help from therapist, doctors, caregivers, senior companions, and other professionals.

A-1 Home Care in Westwood offers excellent caregiver service with experienced and compassionate people like Nora Polanco and Glenda Cisneros.  Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Special Needs Care, and other Elderly Care services are all what you can expect from our caregiver service.  We cover cities such as Westwood, Century City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Redondo Beach, and other surrounding areas.  After thousands of testimonials, you can trust A-1 Home Care to provide the caregiver service that your loved ones look for and deserve.

Call 310-657-8780 today for a free in home assessment, or visit www.westwoodinhomecare.com to learn more.