Redondo Beach In-Home Care Addresses UTI Issues in the Elderly

a-1 home care diamond bar elder careAccording to an article in a peer-review medical journal, Annals of Long-Term Care, the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is 25-50% for nursing home residents, which is more than twice for non-residents (11%).  Whether the higher prevalence of UTIs in long-term care facilities is due to lack of personalized care for seniors, it should be noted that the elderly need 24-hour undivided attention for UTIs at home or in a nursing home.  To the untrained eye of a family member, seniors are still at risk for getting a urinary tract infection at home, which is manifested in sudden incontinence problems, decreased appetite and loss of physical or cognitive function.  A-1 Home Care addresses incontinence issues with high quality, person-directed 24-hour in-home care for seniors who live in Redondo Beach and other surrounding cities.

Recognizing and Managing Symptoms of UTI

Seniors with advanced dementia are likely to have urinary tract infections.  Left untreated, this condition sends many seniors to the Emergency Room, so it’s important to recognize signs and symptoms of UTI before it becomes a crisis.  By definition, urinary tract infections are infections of the bladder, urethra, ureters, and/or kidneys.  You may experience pain or difficulty with urinating, fever, flank pain, loss of energy, and recent incontinence.  If your elderly loved one uses an indwelling catheter, the risks of UTI increase.  A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach offers live-in assistance with pain relief, such as starting a hot bath or serving plenty of fluids when your elderly loved one lacks energy to perform menial chores.  Round-the-clock in-home care entails meal preparation, chores, transportation, bathing, grooming, and toileting care.

About A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach

A-1 Home Care upholds values of compassion, trust, integrity, and dependability with superior 24-hour in-home care services for seniors and their families.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering superior personalized home care services to the elderly in Redondo Beach, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Culver City, Los Angeles and other surrounding cities.  Thanks to our wonderful team of certified caregivers, our return clients have continually referred their friends and relatives because of the excellent care they received.  A-1 Home Care makes senior care accessible through easy financing options for those who are paying out-of-pocket; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

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Redondo Beach Arthritis Care: Let Us Give You a Helping Hand

a-1 home care elder care burbankWe so often take our hands for granted.  We use them to cook, clean, lift, eat, write, and type, among so many other things.  When we lose function of our hands, we feel vulnerable and helpless.  Hand injury, compounded with other conditions such as osteoarthritis or ganglion cysts, can temporarily debilitate an individual for a while depending on the level of injury.  Most people wait a day or two to see if the symptoms subside, but in the meantime they may experience excruciating pain as they try to cook, type or write, especially if the hand they use the most is sprained.  The most common causes of hand injury include repetitive motion (such as using a computer mouse), catching the body from a fall, and playing sports.  Later in life, a hand injury may reveal a deeper, more serious condition such as gout or basal joint arthritis (in the thumb).   Whether your needs are short-term or long-term, A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach can send a skilled caregiver your way for a few hours a day to help you with chores or perform administrative tasks if you work from home.

Types of Hand Injuries

Hand injuries come in many forms, and if you have a condition like gout or arthritis, it may make the symptoms worse.

Sprains & Strains – Also known as aligament injury, this type of injury damages tissue that links two bones together.  When the ligament is overstretched, there could be some small tears or the ligament could be completely severed.  A person with a sprained ligament or strained tendon feels swelling, pain, inflammation, tenderness and instability in the joint area.

Finger/Wrist Dislocation – When bones are forced out of their natural position by sports, accidents, falls, finger jams, etc., a dislocation occurs and sometimes you can see the bone protruding from the skin.  When this happens, the individual has much difficulty or is completely unable to move his joint.  These types of injuries require immediate medical attention.

Fractures – As the name signifies, fractures are broken bones.  Symptoms include swelling, bruising, and loss of function.  Like finger and wrist dislocations, fractures are caused by sports activities, accidents, or violent blows to the body.  Immobilization such as a cast or splint is usually in order, and if the injury is serious enough, surgery may be required.

24 Hour Care in Redondo Beach

If you are suffering from a hand injury and are temporarily immobilized, let A-1 Home Care help.  Our highly skilled 24 hour caregivers will assist you with cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, and transportation to grocery stores or medical appointments in and around Redondo Beach.  Having an extra pair of hands is especially helpful if you have a job that requires some work at home, such as grading papers or responding to emails at home.  When it’s too painful to type or write, let a live-in caregiver perform some administrative tasks for you so you can worry less.

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency serving families in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Culver City, Century City, Los Angeles, and other surrounding cities.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  We never close!  You can always count on us for in-home support and be connected to our live operators 24 hours a day.  A-1 Home Care provides quality live-in, live-out, round-the-clock in-home care for people of all ages.


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Breaking News in the World of Alzheimer’s: Funneling Those Proteins Out

Grandmother with WalkerA team of researchers in Dublin published their groundbreaking findings in Science Advances, a leading international journal, when they discovered a possible solution for Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, is characterized by memory loss, personality changes, mood swings, and difficulty remembering things that we take for granted, such as the names of our loved ones or the street we live on.  At the biochemical level, researchers discovered that Alzheimer’s is in part associated with a build-up of a certain protein plaque called amyloid-beta.  The clearance of this protein from the brain is impaired when the brain’s cells fail to filter out unwanted plaque.  The brain’s filtering cells, called the blood-brain barrier (BBB), are the target of future research.  While neurological research is being further refined for future cures, A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach offers you quality in-home care solutions that boost the emotional and mental health of seniors, thereby improving their quality of life here and now.

24-Hour Alzheimer’s Care

Most everyone has heard stories of seniors wandering out of their home and forgetting how to come back home or leaving the stove on long after they’re done cooking.  To protect your elderly loved ones from potential disasters like fire hazards or victimization from predators who seek out vulnerable seniors, hire a 24-hour Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver from a licensed, bonded and insured agency like A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach.  Every caregiver must pass a thorough criminal background check, and all professional references are verified.  Dementia care includes assistance with daily living activities, like cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, and hygiene.  Live-in care doesn’t just benefit seniors; it benefits the whole family and gives relief to the family caregiver and provider.

Affordable Home Care You Can Live With

If the cost of home care has been the foremost concern on your mind, A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach will put your mind at ease.  Easy financing is available with reasonable payment plans and terms; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term insurance from providers like John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Penn Treaty and CALPERS.  There is no reason why anyone should live without in-home care when it’s so affordable!  Quality without compromise is delivered right to your home, and for 24 years A-1 Home Care has been serving families all over Los Angeles County, including cities like Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Lomita.


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Seniors In Redondo Beach Receive Leading Home Care Solutions

When it comes to receiving the leading senior care solutions right here in Redondo Beach, did you know that the best care giving services in all of Southern California are at your service?

At A-1 Home Care, we provide lasting in home care to elders in need, combining our years of experience in the care giving field with compassionate senior service providers who want nothing more than to see you smile—and stay smiling. Our professional and friendly care providers come backed by a litany of licenses that confirm their expertise in the care giving field, as each one of our specialized care givers must have CPR certifications, First Aid training credentials, Tuberculosis testing licenses, and malpractice/liability insurance—all of which must be present before they even receive an interview with one of our A-1 Home Care hiring managers!

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Our leading elder care options extend to elders all over Orange County and Los Angeles, and include care options like live-in care and even special needs care for both children and adults with physical or mental disabilities.

A-1 Home Care offers numerous senior services that are very affordable, including:

  • General housecleaning duties such as vacuuming, bed-making, dusting, dishwashing, and laundry
  • Yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • Running errands like going grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • Fun activities like board games and word puzzles
  • Companion services including good conversation and relationship building
  • Pet care including grooming and meal preparation

For more information about the leading senior care options available to you from the comfort of your own home, call one of the compassionate care providers at A-1 Home Care by dialing (310) 366-7964 or (562) 929-8400 today. We are proud to serve cities from all over Orange County and Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Downey, Huntington Beach, Calabasas, and Tustin.

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The Importance of Health and Fitness at any age in Redondo Beach

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According to this recent article in The Beach Reporter, Redondo Beach resident Paul Senior recently participated in the first ever World Trade Center stair climb to raise funds for the Captain Billy Burke Foundation. At 73 years old, it was quite a feat when he successfully completed the 180 flights of stairs and came in second place for his age group. Ever since his decision to participate in a stair climb 7 years ago to lose a few pounds, Paul Senior has become an avid participant of stair climbing events all across the nation! Despite his age, Paul Senior goes to the gym and even participates in Zumba Dance classes.

This shining example of Paul Senior’s dedication to participating in charity events and fitness highlights the importance of healthy habits and fitness at any age. For the elderly, it is especially vital to have daily exercise to promote good health as well as socializing and engaging with the community. A-1 Home Care understands this completely, which is why we proudly provide an array of services for the Redondo Beach community such as Senior Care, Companion Services, Respite Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care and more. Our carefully screened, experienced caregivers can assist with tasks such as healthy meal preparation, taking walks around the neighborhood, pet care, medication reminders and more so that your loved one has an improved quality of life and lives comfortably. We offer multilingual caregivers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds to serve every community such as Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and European. Because there is such a high demand for in home caregivers in every region, A-1 Home Care operate all across Los Angeles and Orange County including the cities of Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, San Pedro and more. With over 25 years of experience and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we are committed to finding compatible caregivers to improve your loved one’s quality of life and promote health and fitness at any age!

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Safety Tips for Seniors in Redondo Beach

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Exercise can beneficial for a variety of reasons.  From controlling blood pressure to warding off depression to decreasing the risk for certain cancer, keeping healthy through the aging process can be achieved through exercising.  However, it is worth noting that there are extra precautions necessary in order to take care of seniors and elderly when it comes to physical activities to prevent injuries and dangerous falls.  According to the Cleveland Clinic, it is very important for seniors to stretch, that way it increases the blood flow on the body and gets it ready to exercise and avoid unnecessary injuries.  It is also a good to plan out which type of exercise is best for different individuals.  Activities like walking or swimming help improves heart health, while weight training can increase muscle strength and flexibility.  Lastly, to ensure safety, follow tips such as drinking plenty of fluid both before and after exercising, wearing comfortable clothing, and setting realistic and safe exercise goals.

A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach is the trustworthy source for experienced caregivers for over two decades.  We have been hiring top quality caregivers like Audrey Morales and Sarah Fnu to place them with clients who appreciates their skills and effort in making their lives more independent.  No matter the condition, Alzheimer Care ,Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, A-1 home Care knows of the high demand for in home caregivers everywhere.  As a result, we operate in both Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, San Pedro, Torrance, and other neighborhoods.

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Different Types of Arthritis

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A lot of people thinks that arthritis is only one disease, but arthritis is actually a group of more than 100 types of joint inflammation.  We are certainly not going to list every single type of arthritis here, but we want to shed some light on the most common types of the disease to raise awareness about the severity of these conditions and how they may affect the activities of daily living.

  • The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis.  When cartilages in joints wear out over time, then bones rub against each other and the friction creates the pain and swelling and it can happen to any joint in our body.
  • Another common type is rheumatoid arthritis. This is when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints to cause swelling and pain, affecting mainly the hands, wrists, and knees.
  • Gout is a type of arthritis. If the body is unable to eliminate uric acid, then it creates “needle-like crystals” in the joint and cause painful swelling mostly in the knee, wrist, and big toe.

These are just 3 examples of arthritis, and it is not merely minor pains as myths may suggest.  It can truly affect the person physically as well as mentally with the types of pain they are in.  Furthermore, it makes daily living much more difficult.  As a result, advocacy for arthritis is important to raise awareness of the severe and widespread problem from this disease.

A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach  has been in the home care industry for over two decades, and we have slowly earned the honor of being the preferred home care agency around the community.  Our reliable, dedicated, and compassionate home health aides specialize in individualized home care service that help seniors in Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, , After Surgery CareDiabetic Care, Hospice Care, Parkinson Care,   Cancer Care,  and other home care needs.  Services is not limited to Redondo Beach, we also serve the communities of  Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Whittier,  San Pedro, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Inquire about our services today, please call 310-366-7964 or visit for more information. Don’t forget to check us out of Facebook!


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