Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care in Los Alamitos, CA
In-Home ALS Caregivers for Elders and Seniors
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the upper and lower motor neurons of the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurons degenerate, they are unable to send signals to the muscles throughout the body which cause the muscles to “atrophy,” or shrink in size and lose their functioning. Early stage symptoms may include muscle weakness and stiffness and as the disease progresses, total muscular ability may be lost, resulting in difficulty moving, speaking, swallowing, and breathing.
No matter what stage of ALS your loved one may be in, muscle weakness in the feet, legs, arms, and hands can create considerable difficulty with activities of daily living. Living with ALS can also create more risk for suffering a fall in the home.
At A-1 Home Care, we provide experienced Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis. Our ALS caregivers can assist with all activities of daily living including tasks such as helping your loved one in and out of bed, getting dressed, bathing, maintaining personal hygiene, preparing meals, assistance with range of motion exercises, transportation, and more.
All of our Lou Gehrig’s Disease caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers must have at least 2 years of prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.
About A-1 Home Care Agency
A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Los Alamitos, CA since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.
We serve the LA and OC communities of Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Bellflower, Garden Grove, Villa Park, Buena Park, La Mirada, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.
If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, John Hancock, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.
To interview and hire a caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment.