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The holidays are not always a time of cheer and joy. Often, the holidays are the days in which most people will avoid due to the absence of a loved one or ones.

Our in-home care agency, A-1 Home Care, has worked with many senior patients who have a hard time getting through the holidays. It is our duty to make sure that our seniors are comfortable when it comes to the holidays, both physically and mentally. Often, our seniors’ loved ones come down to their home to spend some quality time.

Your loved one should not dread the holidays, or the holiday itself when it finally arrives. Here are some tips to cope with the holidays, coping with depression and stress, something that you can go through with your loved one as well if further assistance is needed (Mayo Clinic, 2014):

    1. Make plans ahead of time – understand that putting something off will only delay time. Make plans for the holidays. Your loved one deserves to be around loved ones.
    2. Acknowledge your feelings – it is okay to be sad or angry.
    3. Reach out – send a text, call, or ask someone to keep you company. Talk it out.
    4. Bake.
    5. Color.
    6. Say “no,” if something seems too overwhelming.
    7. Take a deep breath.

If you would like to hear further of our in-home and twenty-four hour services, including companion care, then do not hesitate to give our Malibu branch 310-657-8780 or our Santa Fe Springs headquarters 562-929-8400 a call.

 

 

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Every October, we see this hanging around on almost every board, door, fence, wall, and more–

Breast Cancer is one of the top cancers that affects millions of women, and even men too, each year. Although, it is treatable with radiation and chemotherapy, a majority of people are rediagnosed with it a second or multiple times, until it hits Stage Four Cancer.

Women over the age of forty are encouraged by their doctors to get a breast examination (mammogram) each year to detect any potential signs of breast cancer, which anyone can get, including many women in their twenties.

A-1 Home Care continues to work with many seniors who have battled, or currently are, breast cancer. Our caregivers treat this cancer very cautiously, understanding the side effects that many diagnosed individuals have faced. Although, most doctors recommend a self-examination of the breasts, primarily for women, you can take extra precaution by paying attention to these details (2017, American Cancer Society):

  • Discomfort
  • Inverted nipple
  • Lumps
  • Nipple discharge
  • Redness or swollen lymph nodes

A-1 Home Care is an agency who strive to go above and beyond for our senior patients. If you would like a representative to further assist you, please be sure to contact our Malibu branch 310-657-8780 or our Santa Fe Springs headquarters 562-929-8400.

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Many elders today struggle with bladders that are unpredictable or bowels that can’t wait during the most inopportune times. Though frustrating, these symptoms can become very manageable with leading incontinence care services from the comfort of the home.

At A-1 Home Care in Malibu, seniors of every ethnicity and cultural background, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, can receive exceptional incontinence care at the most affordable prices. That’s because each compassionate caregiver on staff comes with years of experience in providing effective caregiving solutions to every senior who calls on their name.

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Take a look below at some of the senior services A-1 Home Care provides elders throughout Los Angeles and Orange County:

  • assistance with maintenance duties around the home including dusting, mopping, dish-washing, and laundry
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants and mowing the lawn
  • assistance with personal services that extend beyond toileting care, including grooming and bathing
  • assistance with running errands including grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • assistance with mobility around the home
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • medication reminders and administration
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • special needs care

The caregiving experts at A-1 Home Care also offer arthritis care, cancer care, and 24 hour care, so that no senior gets left behind on the journey toward a full recovery. These diverse caregiving solutions at A-1 Home Care are made real with the expert caregivers on staff whose goal is to provide every senior with a living environment that is most conducive to an improved quality of life going forward.

If you’d like to find out more about A-1 Home Care’s leading caregiving solutions, then contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care serves neighboring communities of Malibu that include Los Angeles, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach.

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