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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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Conservatorship means assets becoming public records because of the court process it goes through, and it is difficult to avoid the process when one has become mentally incapacitated.  As a result, it takes thorough planning while still mentally competent in order to avoid the complicated process and expenses of conservatorship.  There are several ways to avoid that having your asset placed by a court according to About.com.  If you title your assets jointly with someone else, the other person automatically have the authorization to access and manage bank accounts, investments, and more.  Another way to go about this is the power of attorney, either a general power of attorney, one through an advanced medical directive from your primary doctor,  or one through financial institutions.  Lastly, one of the more efficient way is through a revocable living trust. It is always important to make sure that there are specific provisions for when and if the person becomes mentally incapacitated, and that always take the time to fund the trust because anything outside the trust can be subjected to conservatorship.

With the financial side of an individual well taken care of to avoid conservatorship, the care of the incapacitated individual might still be in question.  That’s where A-1 Home Care in Malibu comes in with our quality caregivers who specialize in the field of Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Bipolar Care, Incontinence Care, After Surgery CareCancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Diabetic Care,  and other In Home Care for Elderly.  Not only do we serve the residence of Malibu, but we also operate in the cities of Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Palos VerdesRedondo Beach, Hollywood, Culver City, and other cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Contact us for service today, and soon you or your loved ones will be able to enjoy the dedicated and professional service from caregivers such as Letecia Evidente, Sabrina Fearence, and Noel Maninang.  

Call us today at this number 310-657-8780 to speak with one of our representatives, or visit http://www.malibuinhomecare.com for more info. Follow us on Facebook too!

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