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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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Do you have a loved one who would benefit from home care services in the Malibu area? Whether because of a recent physical injury or the steady mental decline often linked with advancing age, there’s hope for seniors in Southern California.

That’s because A-1 Home Care has expert caregivers who provide affordable in-home care options to seniors from across Los Angeles and Orange County. These affordable senior care services allow elders to get the care they need in the environment they prefer, rather than have to break the bank to get the care they need in an environment they aren’t comfortable in.


A-1 Home Care’s senior care specialists provide assistance in the home with:

  • household duties like laundry, dish washing, dusting, bed-making, and vacuuming
  • yard work and gardening chores like mowing the lawn, raking leaves, and watering plants
  • bathing, dressing, going to the restroom, and other personal services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • preparation of healthy and delicious meals
  • good companionship and conversation
  • enjoyable activities that fit every senior’s activity level
  • medication reminders and administration
  • transportation to and from social engagements as well as medical appointments

A-1 Home Care additionally provides caregiving solutions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia care, special needs care, incontinence care, and child care. The diverse caregivers on staff help seniors of all ethnic groups, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European. Such diversity in the caregiving field has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain the best non-medical home care agency in Southern California since its inception more than 20 years ago.

If you’d like to find out more about the senior care options available in Malibu and surrounding areas, then contact a helpful caregiver at A-1 Home Care today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care serves communities throughout Los Angeles, including cities like Pasadena, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Glendale, and San Dimas.


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A doctor holding/ shaking an old womans hand.

It is a difficult, emotionally challenging experience to learn that your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness and has but a few months left to live. Time seems to freeze and you may not know what to do or how you can offer support. Clearly, not everyone who is diagnosed with a terminal illness is ready to talk about their death. It is advised to introduce the subject gently and simply, for example by asking “How sick are you?” One can seek spiritual guidance, such as by speaking with a rabbi or religious counselor, and ask advice about hospice. A-1 Home Care can provide your loved one with affordable Hospice Care to make them feel as comfortable as possible, while providing them with a dignified and improved quality of life during their final months. Hospice Caregivers can assist with basic symptom control, household chores and guidance for end-of-life planning. A-1 Home Care proudly offers a variety of ethnically diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual caregivers for families with diverse backgrounds (Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, Hispanic). From Hourly In Home Care to 24 Hour Care and more, A-1 has options for everyone to ensure that their loved one will spend their days comfortably.

A-1 Home Care has been connecting clients with care givers since 1991, putting us at the top with the experience and success stories to prove. We proudly serve the communities of Malibu, Topanga, Agoura, Encino, Santa Monica, Calabasas as well as many others in the Los Angeles County and Orange County communities.

To learn more about our Hospice Care, please call us at (562)929-8400 or visit us online at www.malibuinhomecare.com.

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a-1 domestic hospital sittersDo you have a loved one who is currently being hospitalized? Consider hiring a certified nurse aide or home health aide to expedite your loved one’s exit from the hospital and maximize his or her recovery time. The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing conducted a study that shows that best patient outcomes come from organizational support provided by home health agencies in a hospital. Due to Medicare cuts, nurses in hospitals experience work overload that takes them away from direct patient care to non-care responsibilities. This leaves numerous hospital patients unattended for extended periods of time. A-1 Home Care in Malibu teams up with Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and other hospitals in surrounding areas to provide quality patient care in Los Angeles County.

Cut Out Unnecessary Expenses of Institutional Care

A-1 Home Care in Malibus hospital sitters, caregivers, companions, certified nurse aides, and home health aides provide patient care such as bathing, hygiene, toileting care, feeding assistance, patient re-positioning, and assistance with mobility. Working under the close supervision of a registered nurse on the hospital floor, a hospital sitter will follow your loved one’s patient care plan. All of A-1 Home Care’s certified nurses, hospital sitters, and home health aides are CPR-certified, experienced, and knowledgeable in infection control, prevention, patient safety, and medical record documentation. With extra care at the hospital, your loved one has a better and faster recovery rate upon returning home, thus reducing the chances of hospital readmission.

Diversity of A-1 Home Care’s Team

A-1 Home Care in Malibu draws from a culturally diverse pool of caregivers, companions, certified home health aides, hospital sitters, and certified nurse aides who are bilingual in English and Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, Farsi, Khmer, and other languages. To better serve the needs of a cultural melting pot like Los Angeles County, A-1 Home Care in Malibu is committed to providing quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.

To hire a caregiver today, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit us online www.malibuinhomecare.com to ask about patient care services in Malibu, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Hermosa Beach, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Beverly Hills, Fairfax, Manhattan Beach, and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County.


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