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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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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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