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The immense benefits of round the clock caregivers for La Canada seniors


How to take care of yourself while living with ALS


Symptoms of ALS often begin near midlife, with innocuous subtlety. You notice occasional freezing of the fingers or twitching in your arm. Or your limbs won’t cooperate at random times of the day. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, like many other diseases, sneaks up on you with little warning. As the patient experiences body degeneration, curious details remain. The parts of the body that are paralyzed can still fully feel; the nerves connected to touch are not affected. It is the ability to move that is taken away.

Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative affliction that attacks and kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The cells that are affected are called the motor neurons, and run from the spinal cord to different parts of the body. As these cells die off, muscles weaken and atrophy, leading to paralysis. At this point, it becomes impossible to cope without family assistance or in home care.

A-1 Home Care hires and screens qualified in home care providers who are knowledgeable of the concerns related to ALS. We provide nonmedical in home care tailored for the special needs of ALS sufferers. Services provided can include:

  • Soft meals
  • Daily chores
  • Assistance with mobility and incontinence
  • Transportation
  • Bed to wheelchair transfer
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Pet care

Call us if you live in the cities of La Canada and surrounding areas, including Flintridge, Los Angeles, Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, San Marino, Alhambra, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Monrovia and the rest of Los Angeles County.

We are always open at 818-980-0094

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For our services in Orange County go to: www.A-1Homecare.com or for all of the Southern California area please visit: www.A-1Domestic.com

Client Testimonials

Sharon of Inglewood, CA

Caregivers have all been very good. A-1 Caregivers / A-1 Home Care Agency have been easy to deal with. I will certainly recommend your agency to friends and family.

Caregiver Testimonials

Berhanu of Los Angeles, CA

A-1 Home Care Agency / A-1 Nurses is great! I really appreciate the way they find me Caregiver and Nurse Aide positions. I like helping and assisting elderly clients who need in home care.