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The Hidden Danger of Hepatitis C

August 8, 2018

Did you know that baby boomers are 5 times more likely to have Hepatitis C?  That puts individuals that are entering their elderly years at a higher risk of the disease.  Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends this demographic to get tested.  One of the main reasons the doctors are concerned about Hepatitis C is because people living with the virus do not know they are infected.  If it is left untreated, the Hepatitis C virus can infect the liver and cause chronic and possibly life-threatening disease such as liver damage and liver failure.

It is believed that many of the baby boomers living with the Hepatitis C virus became infected back in the 70’s and 80’s and have been living with the virus until now, and studies suggest that up to 75% of the people do not know they are infected with Hepatitis C.  Since the rate of liver related health issues are on the rise, we highly encourage you to raise awareness of the hidden danger of Hepatitis to your friends and family during this Hepatitis Awareness Month and beyond to make sure people can get life-saving care if they indeed were infected with Hepatitis virus.

Whether it is liver disease care, kidney disease care, Alzheimer care, diabetic care or other health conditions, A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles is capable in finding a dedicated caregiver to provide assistance to any home care needs.  Our company has been helping seniors of Los Angeles and surrounding communities for over two decades because we believe in improving the quality of living in all seniors.  Age-related ailments are inevitable, but seniors do not have to settle with a lower quality of life simply because their health is affecting their daily activities.  Senior services we provide include meal preparation, light housecleaning, laundry, hygiene management, incontinence care, medication reminder, transportation, grocery shopping, mail & bill organization, and much more.  Our in home care services allow seniors to stay independent at home without worrying about the increasingly difficult navigation of their own home.

Find a caregiver in Westwood, Burbank, Pasadena, Whittier, and areas around Los Angeles today by calling 310-657-8780.