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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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Westwood Dementia Care: Overcome Elderly Resistance with a Caregiver

Black Male AttendantDoes this scenario sound familiar to you?  Your elderly mother, once well-kempt and clean, now refuses to step into the shower or receive bathing assistance.  She eats unlikely food combinations such as eggs and peanut butter together.  She makes it a point not to get her nails done or go to a hairstylist.  Her stubborn refusal to do anything is wearing down your defenses; you’ve run out of ideas to help your mother whose condition is clearly disintegrating.  What do you do now?  Leave it to the in-home care professionals at A-1 Home Care in Westwood!

Oftentimes, a senior’s refusal to abide by an adult son or daughter’s instructions stems from embarrassment.  The roles have switched, and it’s hard to transition from being the provider to being the care recipient.  The senior’s dignity is at stake, and he’s willing to do anything to preserve a sense of pride.  Hiring a professional will often do the trick, because that’s their “job” and the elderly are more receptive to professional help than assistance from their own flesh and blood.  Start with A-1 Home Care in Westwood now, because building a caregiver/elder rapport later during the more advanced stages of Alzheimers will be more difficult.

Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been providing excellent 24 hour home care services in Westwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Century City, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Marina del Rey, and other cities throughout LA County.  You can finance elder care through our easy payment options and our senior care services are covered by Veteran Benefits and most long-term care insurance providers such as John Hancock, MetLife Insurance and Penn Treaty.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including major holidays like Easter and Independence Day.

 

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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