Fun Easter Movies to Watch

At A-1 Home Care, our certified caregivers, who all come from a diverse work background, specialize in more than just the medical aspect of their job. In fact, our caretakers are here to build and, ultimately, earn and maintain a healthy and friendly friendship with their senior patients. Due to our twenty-hour in-home care, it is not surprised that most of our caregivers and seniors form a special friendship bond, something that lasts for many, many years.

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There are many activities for our caretakers and seniors to do together from baking, cooking, exercising, and shopping. One of the most common hobbies is watching television. With Easter just around the corner, if you are a current working caregiver, then be sure to share this list of holiday movies with your senior patient and decide what you both want to watch together:

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Ankle Awareness in Tustin

It is said that half of all ankle related injuries occur as a result of athletic activity.  The fact of the matter is one need not be an athlete to incur such a condition and the risk of ankle injury can occur in such commonplace scenarios such as just walking on uneven ground.  Turn this important joint incorrectly can cause immediate and immobilizing pain.  People off all ages and walks of life are susceptible to ankle injury and males between the ages of 15 and 24 are at heightened risk.

By the numbers

  • Every day in this country 25,000 people sustain an ankle sprain
  • Every year more than 1 million people are admitted to the ER due to ankle injury
  • Most common ankle ailments are sprains and fractures (ligament and bone related)
    • The join can also suffer a strain or even tear of tendons

Sprains, Strains and Fractures

Injuries to this joint are defined by affliction to either the bone, ligament or tendon.  The ankle attaches the tibia and fibula bones of the leg to the talus bone of our feet.  These bones are attached with collective tissue that holds them in place called ligaments.  Muscles are attached to the bones by tendons which stabilize the joint.

  • Fracture-a break in one or more of the bones
  • Sprain-damage to ligaments involving stretch beyond normal range of motion
  • Strain-damage to muscles and tendons from excessive pull or stretch

In the ankle, tendons can become strained with excessive overuse or sustained trauma and may result in inflammation.  With this particular joint, there can be many similarities between a sprain and a fracture and the injury can be mistaken.  It is important to have ankle issues looked at by a doctor as soon as possible.  Signs include but are not limited to:

  • Pain (sudden and severe)
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Loss of ability to bear weight or walk normally

If you or a loved on sustain a serious ankle injury, always remember that you never have to go through the recovery process alone.  In some cases, the severity of the ankle injury may require surgery.  A-1 Home Care in Tustin specializes in After-Surgery Care.  Our trained and compassionate Caregivers are available on an Hourly or Live-In schedule and will help ensure proper recovery from the comfort of your own home.  We understand that the comfort of one’s residence is something that simply cannot be matched and can allow for quicker and less worrisome recovery.  Our In-Home Care services can provide the assistance you need with everyday activities like meal preparation, bathing and grooming, attending doctor’s visits and even pet care!  Sometimes a Short-Term Caregiver can make all the difference as we transition from the hospital back to normalcy in our home.

While A-1 Home Care does specialize in Post-Surgery Care, we also provide next level Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care and Elder Care as well.  To learn more about our range of services and finance options, call today at (949) 650-3800 and (562) 929-8400

Tustin In-Home Help for Managing Incontinence

A-1 Home Care Elder Care (5)In the United States, about 10-13 million individuals have urinary incontinence, but it’s suspected that more cases of incontinence go unreported due to the social stigma.  Many Americans don’t address the issue for years until it’s too late.  Left untreated, incontinence can cause urinary tract infections, falls, and contact dermatitis.  When families are unable or unwilling to deal with this problem with their elderly loved ones, they often commit their parents or grandparents to a nursing home, which is the most dreaded destination for the aging population.  Why not get 24-hour in-home care for your loved ones?  You kill two birds with one stone:  your elderly loved ones get to stay in the comfort of their own home and you don’t have to deal with toileting care anymore.  A-1 Home Care in Tustin takes the load off your shoulders with in-home care at affordable rates.

24-Hour Incontinence Care Relieves Family Members

One of the most difficult tasks in caring for an elderly loved one is personal care, which means helping a loved one with showering, bathing, dressing, transferring the loved one to and from the toilet (most likely from a wheelchair), especially in the middle of the night.  Too often, seniors don’t just get up once during odd hours; they wake up multiple times because they cannot sleep or they have lost bladder control.  It’s common for seniors to fall because they’re rushing to the restroom.  If they have arthritis or mobility problems, they may trip and fall and make the problem worse.  When you have a live-in caregiver, you can get a full 8-hour sleep without interruption because the caregiver will stay up all night to watch over your loved one, ensuring that she doesn’t fall or have any incontinence accidents.

Affordable In-Home Care, Superior Quality

Why wait another day when you can get superior 24-hour senior care at affordable rates?  Our care managers will help you come up with an elder care plan that fits your budget, needs and schedule.  Live-in and live-out caregiver services entail assistance with cooking, cleaning, chores, personal care, transportation, companion care, and more!  A-1 Home Care has been delivering outstanding senior care to communities in Tustin, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Laguna Nigel, Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and other cities throughout Orange County.  Finance incontinence care at reasonable rates and terms, or go through your long-term insurance provider.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits.

For quality live-in senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit for more information about services in your area.

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Tustin Home Care: Recent Death of a Significant Other Leads to Cardiac Problems

24 hour care in yorba linda a1 home careLosing a spouse or a significant other is literally heartbreaking.  According to an online journal Open Heart, the death of a loved one increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, which is irregular heartbeat.  A risk factor for stroke and heart failure, atrial fibrillation is the result of a sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one.  Although other conditions create a risk for irregular heartbeat, such as underlying, pre-existing conditions like heart disease and diabetes, the risk for developing atrial fibrillation for the first time increases by 41% after the death of a loved one, regardless of age, sex or underlying conditions.  Has your elderly loved one survived the death of a spouse?  A-1 Home Care in Tustin has companion caregivers who are skilled in helping seniors through the bereavement process.

Reduce Heartbreak with the Presence of a Caregiver

As family members mourn the loss of an elderly loved one, the spouse takes it especially hard.  After all, this was his or her life partner with whom they’ve shared so many memories.  Every song, street, or situation will remind them of their loved one for a while, and it will be tough for sons and daughters to provide grief support for their surviving parent while they’re going through their own bereavement process.  A-1 Home Care in Tustin will help you with the grieving process as our live-in skilled caregivers are familiar with grief recovery.  They will give you the emotional and spiritual support you need while taking care of mundane chores like meal preparation, light housekeeping and other errands.

Affordable 24 Hour Care for Seniors

A-1 Home Care offers affordable round-the-clock elder care for seniors in Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, and other cities throughout Orange County.  We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you never have to worry about not having in-home support.  When you call A-1 Home Care’s 24 hour hotline, you will always be connected to a live operator who’s ready to respond to your needs, concerns and inquiries!  We make round-the-clock elder care within reach of families from all income brackets so you can enjoy high quality senior care at the most competitive rates in Orange County!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

For quality live-in senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit for more information about services in your area.

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Tustin In-Home Care for Seniors with Arthritis

a-1 home care cancer caregiver los angelesBy definition, inflammation is a “localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.”  In seniors, arthritis is a joint disorder characterized by inflammation, usually caused by natural aging or an autoimmune attack.  The daily wear and tear of the joints, fatigue and inflammation can be minimized by an alkaline diet and assistance from a caregiver at A-1 Home Care in Tustin.

When symptoms are too painful, the elderly depend on a family member or caregiver to assist them with simple chores like meal preparation, light housekeeping, and transportation.  However, the pain can be so bad that the caregiver will need to assist with oral hygiene, feeding and bathing.  Two of the most important benefits of having a live-in caregiver are providing motivation to exercise and eat right.  A-1 Home Care in Tustin works closely with hospital medical teams so that your loved one will get the maximum care available.  Our attentive, detail-oriented caregivers will take note of your loved one’s diet and help them with range-of-motion exercises to reduce the pain.

Live-in and live-out respite care services for seniors who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation are available throughout TustinA-1 Home Care’s team of care managers, caregivers, certified nurse assistants, certified home health aides and personal care aides have been bringing comfort, security and in-home care assistance for 24 years.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured we ensure that each candidate who walks into our office is thoroughly screened and verified before they can enter the sanctuary of your home.  We are thankful for our dedicated team of 24-hour caregivers who win the respect of the elderly and their families.  As for financing elder care, A-1 Home Care offers easy financing options and also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.


For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for more details.  Quality in-home care is also available in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange, Irvine, Fountain Valley, and surrounding cities.

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Tustin Senior Care for Lower Back Pain

a-1 home care senior and elder dementiaIn older adults, the two most common causes of lower back pain are osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.  “Low back pain is an international health problem with enormous economic and social costs,” said Luciana G. Macedo, researcher at The George Institute for International Health in Australia.  The elderly experience back pain notably in the morning and evening, with symptoms such as steady or intermittent pain aggravated by extended activity.  Pain can be so severe that it interrupts sleep activity.  Muscles in the back may have lost elasticity, rendering the person unable to bend comfortably at the waist.  To assist seniors suffering from lower back pain, A-1 Home Care in Tustin’s certified home health aides will help your loved ones identify problem areas and work with their medical team to execute motor control exercises.

Live-In Senior Care in Tustin

Many family caregivers turn to licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies like A-1 Home Care in Tustin because they can’t afford to take time off from work or are unable to care for their elderly loved ones.  A-1 Home Care steps in and assists seniors with in-home therapy, transportation to physical therapy and doctor appointments, and activities of daily living like meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, hygiene and grooming.  Our caregivers, certified nurse aides, home health aides and companions will stay up all night with your loved ones, if necessary, and dispense pain medication or assist them with regaining control of the trunk muscles through specific stabilization exercise.  Under the supervision of a registered nurse, our caregivers will provide 24-hour undivided attention that your loved ones need.

Most Competitive Rates in Orange County

As many home health agencies across the nation face $350 million in Medicare cuts, A-1 Home Care in Tustin opens its doors to families of all levels of income.  With easy financing options, reasonable rates and payment terms, there is no reason why anyone should be excluded from receiving quality 24-hour senior care from one of the most trusted home care agencies in Orange County.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has enjoyed delivering exceptional service to happy clients and their families for 24 years.  A-1 Home Care accepts Veteran Benefits as well as long-term care insurance from providers like John Hancock, Penn Treaty, MetLife Insurance and CALPERS.


For quality live-in senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit for more information about services in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Villa Park, Fullerton, and other cities in Orange County.

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Nannies and Child Care Near Tustin

10 Fun Activities to Do While Baby Sitting

With summer approaching, there are many fun activities to do. Whether it is with a parent, guardian or baby sitter, these 10 fun activities can be performed to keep your children busy all summer long.

  1. Have a picnic by the park
  2. Have a water balloon fight
  3. Bake cookies for ice cream sandwiches
  4. Visit a museum you’ve never been to
  5. Visit an amusement or water park
  6. Create a backyard circus – kids can pretend to be animals and dress up as clowns
  7. Bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and then decorate them
  8. Visit a zoo or aquarium to learn about animals
  9. Make a sidewalk chalk mural
  10. Set up a lemonade stand

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Hire a nanny or baby sitter today to entertain your kids this summer. A-1 Home Care has professional and experienced nannies who are experienced in child care and in Special needs care. Our nannies are CPR/First aid certified and they are also have experience with Elder care, respite care, Cancer Care and can serve as Companions. We provide service in Tustin, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove and other cities near Los Angeles and Orange County.

For more information on nannies and Child Care near Tustin call Tustin A-1 Home Care at 714-523-4010 or visit us on Facebook and Twitter!