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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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Memory loss is the most common symptoms when discussing Alzheimer’s, and the Federal Drug Administration has approved several types of medication to treat the cognitive symptoms from Alzheimer’s.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, these drugs have shown effects on memory loss, disorientation, and reasoning problems.  The reason Alzheimer’s disease affect cognitive function is because brain cells die from the disease, and the connection between cells are lost to lose the various type of functions in that region of the brain.  It is also important to note that different medications apply to different stages of the disease.  If you have an elderly loved ones affected by the disease, consult the doctor about the availability of options in medications in controlling the symptoms.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu has compassionate and dedicated caregivers all over Los Angeles and Orange County, many of which service patients with Alzheimer’s. Each care professional is covered by liability/malpractice insurance, and are certified in CPR and First Aid for your peace of mind.  Our caregivers are ready to go when your loved ones has a need, whether it is Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, and other In Home Care for Elderly.  With thousands of testimonials from our satisfied clients, you don’t have to worry when your loved ones are under the care from one of our caregivers.

Call 310 657 8780 or 562 929 8400 today to begin service, or visit Malibu In Home Care to learn more! We service the cities of Malibu, Redondo Beach,Santa Monica, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and more.

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