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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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Are you an elder in the Malibu area who has sore, achy, stiff joints that make daily living a real chore?

At A-1 Home Care, arthritic seniors don’t have to be burdened by their aches and pains any longer, because our caregiving professionals provide leading arthritis care options throughout Southern California. Our multi-lingual caregivers are proud to serve elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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A-1 Home Care provides arthritic care options in the home that include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

Every caregiver comes with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart to serve elders throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, allowing people from every ethnic background and economic influence to find relief in the exceptional caregiver services they receive.

A-1 Home Care also offers caregiving services that include Alzheimer’s and dementia care, diabetes care, short-term care, and much more. After all, we understand the importance of always providing the best—while leaving behind the rest!

If you’d like to learn more about the affordable in-home care solutions available at A-1 Home Care, then call a helpful caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in cities like Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Encino, and Calabasas.

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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.

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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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