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Hypertension, a Worldwide Epidemic Not Just for the Elderly

Black Male AttendantAccording to statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an estimated 69.7 million adults (age 20 and over) were diagnosed with prehypertension and about 75 million Americans have hypertension, which leads to vascular disease, chronic kidney disease, myocardial infarction (medical term for heart attack), stroke and many other health conditions.  Asymptomatic, hypertension affects millions of adults unbeknownst to them until they go for a medical check-up.  If your elderly loved ones need help breaking some bad habits that put them at risk for high blood pressure, A-1 Home Care in Westwood offers 24-hour support that will assist them in making life-long adjustments to manage cardiovascular risk factors.

Old Habits Die More Easily with Affordable In-Home Care

As gym rats depend on personal trainers to help them reach their fitness goals, seniors also need motivation from a caring, seasoned, and highly skilled live-in caregiver to help them with their cardiovascular goals.  Making lifelong modifications isn’t easy.  Ask anyone who is trying to lose weight, gain muscle or quit an addiction.  However, it’s worth the fight if it means reducing future chances of heart attacks, kidney diseases and other more serious health issues if your elderly loved ones are still relatively healthy.  Not only would 24-hour caregivers provide the encouragement to sustain a well-balanced lifestyle, they also help out around the house with light housekeeping, meal preparations, transportation, errands and more.  A-1 Home Care in Westwood makes it easy for seniors to stay motivated and healthy.

Why A-1 Home Care in Westwood?

A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded and insured.  This means that any time you sign up for round-the-clock caregiving services with us, you can be sure that your live-in or live-out caregiver has a clean criminal background, verifiable professional references, clean driving DMV record, and a trustworthy and reliable character.  A-1 Home Care is open 24 hours a day diligently serving seniors in Westwood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, Century City and other neighboring cities.  When you call A-1 Home Care, you will always get a live operator who is on stand-by, ready to take your calls!  That’s because we still believe in the importance of having a real human being on the other line rather than alienating you with an automated answering service.

Find out more about A-1 Home Care’s easy financing options and various in-home care services by calling (310) 657-8780 or visiting www.westwoodinhomecare.com for more details. 

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Home Care for Senior and Elderly in Westwood


It is spring time, and spring cleaning is in many peoples to do lists.  Here are a few things that you would want to throw away immediately because they can be dangerous to your health according to the AARP.  For those plastic containers that have a recycle code of 3 or 7, they contain BPA and leeches into food if it is heated in a microwave.  Replace those with new plastic that is BPA free or use glass containers.  Seniors and Elderly folks might have extra medications from their previous health conditions,  if it is either unused or expired, throw away the old drugs by taking them to official collection sites so the drugs don’t harm the environment.  Lastly, makeup that became moldy is definitely a no no.  Bacteria may cause infections, and it is especially true for eye makeups.  Mascara and lip gloss both have only few months of shelf lives.  So before you have begin cleaning up the house, make notes on these few potentially dangerous items to throw away.

In Home Caregivers from A-1 Home Care in Westwood have the skills and experience in housecleaning, medication administration, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and help with other errands.  Whether your mom or dad need is Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, or other Senior Care needs, A-1 Home Care will find a compatible caregivers similar to Maria Herrera and Yvonne Martinez for you.  Testimonials from our 20 years in the home care industry can attest to the high standard in quality of our service.  So don’t hesitate, if you live in Westwood, Century City, Malibu, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Culver City, Studio City, Pacific Palisades, or surrounding cities, call us today!

Our number is 310-657-8780, or visit www.westwoodinhomecare.com to get more details.