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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Guidelines for proper post surgery aftercare

It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a joint replaced; a hysterectomy or a bypass operation, the body requires extra nutrients to heal, so focusing on nutrition can mean the difference between bouncing back and a lengthy recovery.
On average, a person can expect to lose 5 to 10 percent of total body weight after surgery. To infuse the body with calories and nutrition, consider protein first. Protein is needed to repair tissue, slow muscle catabolism and decrease the inflammatory phase. Post-operative protein requirements range from 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For elective surgery, the low end of the range is sufficient. For major surgery, the higher end of the spectrum is more appropriate.

Some good sources of protein include:
Meats, like steaks and veal
Poultry
Low fat cheeses
Beans and legumes
Whey powder
Eggs
Soybeans, tofu and tempeh
Fish

A-1 Home Care is a trusted provider of in home care services in Costa Mesa and cities in Orange County. Call us asap to arrange last minute post surgery care during the holiday season!

To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800.
For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Creating the basis of meals for weeks to come, Thanksgiving leftovers are often as delightful as the meal itself. turkey can be shredded, sliced, and diced for an assortments of salads, pastas, soups, and sandwiches. Doesn't this just make your mouth water? For those of us who are more epicurially challenged, A-1 Home Care presents this Spoonful.com gallery of post holiday leftover recipes. 


Pulled Turkey Sandwiches:
What you'll need
  • 2 thighs and 1 wing from a cooked turkey
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce, or to taste
  • Sandwich rolls
Notes: Yields 8 servings

How to make it

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange turkey parts in a shallow baking dish, then douse them with barbecue sauce (if your sauce is very thick, thin it first with a little water or broth until it's more saucy than sticky). Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake, checking occasionally to see if pan looks too dry and adding a splash of water if needed, until the meat is falling off the bones, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Use two forks or your fingers to shred the meat (be sure to pick out all the skin and bones) and stir in additional sauce if you like. (Alternatively, you can cook this on the stove top: Pull the meat off the thighs and wing, shred it, put it in a saucepan along with the barbecue sauce, and gently simmer, covered, until meat is tender and sauce is thick, about 1 hour.) Spoon the turkey onto rolls and serve.

    A-1 Home Care is a trusted provider of in home care services in Costa Mesa and cities in Orange County. Call us asap to arrange last minute senior care during the holiday season!

    To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800.
    For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hospice Care in Costa Mesa

Losing a loved one is hard, but choosing care for a parent or spouse for the end of life can seem like an impossible decision. A-1 Home Care can do the work for you. We screen and hire caregivers for you to interview. We take note of our elderly clients personality and preferences before sending over a carefully curated selection to your home.

A-1 Home Care provides private home caregiving services for families seeking Costa Mesa Hospice Caregivers. We are an A+ rated homecare agency with over 20 years of experience providing eldercare in  Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County should call our phone lines today. We have a friend waiting for you.

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To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800.
For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

24 Hour Care for Seniors and Elderly in Costa Mesa

A friend is the best gift you could have. At A-1 Home Care, we nurture our relationships with our Senior and Elderly clients. Our office is in close communication with our Costa Mesa 24 Hour Caregivers and clients to ensure smooth and compatable relationships. We care most about the family style bonds fostered within our agency.

A-1 Home Care recruits talented 24 Hour Live In Caregivers for our clientele. Our agency is A+ rated with the BBB and a member of the National Care Planning Council. Call us if you need caregiving services in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County should call our phone lines today. We have a friend waiting for you.

To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800.
For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Senior Care for Respite in Costa Mesa

"What foods can mom eat when she has trouble chewing?"
"When will I have time to take care of my career and kids?"
"I don't think I can hold out much longer/"

No one really plans to take care of their chronically ill parents as they get older. It seems as if the transition between senior age and severe illness can be alarmingly abrupt. Suddenly, you have to think about expensive hospital treatments, senior caregiving, finances and more. In cases such as these, A-1 Home Care highly recommends considering Costa Mesa Senior Caregivers for respite. Respite care gives your ailing parent an optimal balance of professional senior caregiving and the presence of a family member. It is also an affordable option for seniors who wish to be cared for in their own homes.

Seniors who live in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County should call our phone lines today. don't suffer caregiver stress for one moment longer.

To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800. 
For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

24 hour care in costa mesa

Eating is a lot of fun, but keeping reasonable portion sizes seems to vary from person to person. Not anymore! WebMD has created an easy to understand infograph to help us keep slim and happy in 2013. With simple and easy to remember portion guides, we'll all be on our way to a healthier new year. You can check it out here. A-1 Home Care also recommends downloading the wallet guide for portable reference.

Quick fix:
1 serving of potato= a computer mouse
1 cup of cooked pasta= a baseball
1 tbsp butter= a poker chip
3 oz cooked lean beef=a deck of cards

A-1 Home Care offers 24 hour caregivers in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800. 
For more information, visit us at Costa Mesa In Home Care.