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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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As people age, bones and joints in seniors and elderly slowly deteriorate and could lead to condition like osteoarthritis.  With the break down of cartilage covering the ends of bones, osteoarthritis is one of the common causes for the need of hip replacement.  Other reasons for the need in hip replacement, according to the NIH Senior Health website, are injuries, fractures, bone tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteonecrosis.  However, hip replacement is often not the first treatment option for seniors or elderly as surgeries are often more risky at an older age.  In addition, for those elderly with Parkinson’s or condition that causes muscle weakness, the artificial hip could actually be damaged or dislocated.  So before considering surgery, consult with your doctor to see if hip replacement is right for you.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu has experience caregivers in providing care for elderly and seniors with mobility issues after hip/knee replacement, Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, and other at home care for elderly.  We have great standards for all our caregivers, each is required to have prior caregiving experience, and are all certified in CPR and First Aid.  For over 20 years, we have been receiving thousands of testimonials from satisfied clients from Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.We have proudly earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and hope to receive your business.

Call us at 310-657-8780 to speak with our representatives, or visit www.malibuinhomecare.com today.

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According to Mayo Clinic, there are a few possibilities of complications that can occur after the initial diagnosis of prostate cancer and treatments.  Although prostate cancer is usually a slow growing cancer that can be managed and controlled if detected early, but if detected later, cancer could be on the verge of spreading to other parts of the body such as the bloodstream, lymphatic system, your bones, or other organs. Symptoms from such can range from fatigue, weakness, and weight loss.  If spread to certain body parts, it can cause the blockage of urine, and lead to kidney problems.  Bone pain and risk of fracture are also complications if the prostate cancer has spread.

There are various treatments under the standard of care for prostate cancer, and some can cause incontinence due to the treatments’ side effects.  However, this can be treated with other medications or surgery.  Because hormonal treatment is top options for advanced prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction is also common as a result of prostate cancer treatments.  But don’t be discouraged, medications, devices, and surgery are all options to treat this complication.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu treats all clients with the dignity and respect that they deserve, and all our caregivers are experienced in Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, and other Home Care Services for Seniors.  If you live in Malibu, or surrounding areas such as Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Van Nuys, Studio City, Thousand Oaks, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County, don’t hesitate to contact us about our services.  We offer free in home assessment and face to face caregiver interview, so compatibility is guaranteed.

Our number is 310-657-8780, or you can learn more by visiting www.malibuinhomecare.com.

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As we grow older, we tend to have more and more responsibilities and seemingly less and less time to deal with things in a day.  If you have an aging loved ones who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and with less than 6 months to live, life simple become a chaos.  Hospice Care is for the exact situation such as this for those with 6 months of less to live.  Here is a quick overview for what Hospice Care is about from WebMD. The goal of hospice care is to make sure the terminally ill patient is living as comfortable as possible and improve the quality of life while living the remainder of the patient’s life.  From relieving pain and symptoms to psychological preparation for the unthinkable event, Hospice is helpful for not only for the patient, but for the family members as well.  Many insurance have coverages for Hospice Care, and Medicare and most Medicaid programs cover expenses from Hospice Care.  Services of Hospice Care include basic symptom control, counseling and social support, medical supplies, and guidance with difficulties dealing with life and closure.  If you have loved ones qualified for Hospice Care, don’t hesitate to inquire about such service, many people who have started wish they could have started much earlier.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu offers experienced and reliable home health caregivers for Hospice Care and Respite Care.  We are a home health care agency trusted by thousands of clients around Los Angeles, including the communities of Santa Monica, Topanga, Agoura, Encino, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Westlake Village, and much more.  Our care providers also have experience with Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, After Stroke Care, 24 Hour Live In Care, and other Home Health Services for Seniors.

Call 310-657-8780 to speak with our representatives, or visit our website at www.malibuinhomecare.com for more information.

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