They say that a dog is man’s best friend and here at A-1 Home Care we understand how special the bond can be between a pet and their family. Our special brand of In Home Care services does include pet care. If you family cat or dog is a big part of your life, please know that not only does A-1 Home Care respect and appreciate that relationship we can help you care for them in your home! Just be sure to let your case manage know about any animal friends in the residence and we are sure to find you a fellow pet lover to assist with all of your Caregiver needs.
We recently came across a very interesting story through WebMD about how adopting a dog could actually lengthen one’s life! There was study conducted in Europe over more than a decade tracking 3.4 million citizens who did NOT suffer from any sort of heart disease. In this study, they found that those in the study who lived alone WITH a canine companion were actually 11% less likely to pass from heart condition and a whopping THIRD less likely to die from other causes when compared to those living alone without a dog. While there was no scientific determining factor, speculation suggests pet owners on average lead more active lifestyles which could account for some of the observations. Here stateside, medical experts seem to echo these sentiments. Dr. Satjit Bhusri of Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC says “Stress Relief through companionship has an inherit benefit to overall health, so it is not surprising that dog owners display a lower risk of heart disease”.
A-1 Home Care has become the In Home Care provider across southern California with doctors, social workers, case managers and discharge planners for good reason. Established over 20 years, we are proud to offer flexible scheduling and payment plans to fit any budget! Our Home Care Professionals are available on an hourly, live-in or 24 hour basis and will ensure the safety and well being of your family (pets included!). We understand the special relationship between pet and owner and the positive impact animals can have in our lives and will treat you and yours with respect. Call us today to learn more about our range of services at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800.