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Sleep Apnea Linked with Multiple Sclerosis

September 1, 2018

As defined by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), sleep apnea is “a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.” Research has shown a direct link between sleep apnea and cognitive decline in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Inadequate sleep causes excessive fatigue and drowsiness during the day, and for people with MS, this can be especially challenging. Luckily, there are resources in Glendale such as in-home care to make life more manageable and enjoyable.

At A-1 Home Care, our professional caregivers provide highly skilled in-home care assistance in Glendale for seniors and adults of all ages in order to enhance their quality of life. If you are the family caregiver for your loved one, you do not have to be alone in giving practical and emotional support to your beloved. Our 24 hour care services include assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, toileting care, medication reminders, transportation to local and distant destinations, and quality companion care. While our live-in or live-out caregivers are looking after your loved one, you can take up some activities you enjoy. It’s important to take care of yourself too so you don’t burn out.

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California. Serving seniors and their families is what our caregivers do best: providing high quality care at the most competitive rates in Glendale and surrounding cities. For over two decades, our skilled companion caregivers have won the hearts of our clientele, and we owe our thanks to our wonderful team of in-home care staff who work so hard to keep our clients happy. Their continued and loyal patronage is a great reward for our caregivers’ dedication; to this day we still serve some of the same clients who came to us 20 years ago. All of our senior care services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits. If you are paying out of pocket, we also have viable financing options that will fit any budget.

Understanding Hospice Care

August 10, 2018

If you are have not had family members in need of this type of service, you may have asked yourself before-“WHAT IS HOSPICE CARE?”. When a patient is nearing the end of their life and suffering from terminal illness, Hospice Care is the answer. When they are no longer responding to treatment or have discontinued receiving them, Hospice Care is the answer. This type is care focuses on physical, emotional and spiritual support to those entering this stage of life mainly to provide symptom relief and focus on making the most out of the time remaining. For many, this can be an uneasy decision to come through. At A-1 Home Care, our compassionate and understanding case manager will work with your family to develop a care plan custom to your needs and set realistic goals so that families can focus on their time together.

The top priority in Hospice Care is certainly maintaining comfort and quality of life. There are certainly facilities available that offer this sort of service but A-1 Home Care is proud to offer top level Hospice Care to those in need in the comfort and familiarity of their homes. We are here to give relief from treatments that can certainly take a physical toll on the patient and also offer support in the form of Respite Care that family members may have been struggling with to shoulder.

A-1 Home Care is a reputable and established institution of In Home Care services. We focus on compatibility for Caregiver and Client alike and will allow you to meet with applicants before placing so you interview and determine the best fit for you own family. Our Home Care Professionals are thoroughly screened and evaluated to ensure the happiness and well being of your loved ones. Our diverse staff of Personal Care Attendants come from all walks of life and background but what they share in common is a commitment to excellence and taking care of those in need. Give us a call today at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800. You can also visit one of our nearby locations in Pasadena, Newport Beach and Santa Fe Springs. With schedules pricing fit to your budget, there is no reason not to choose A-1 Home Care.