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Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain to many seniors and elderly, and for some, it can affect mobility of the individual due to the pain in arthritic hip or knee.  According to WebMD, when other treatments have failed to gain results in relieving pain,  hip/knee replacement surgery replaces the painful arthritic joint with an artificial joint.  So what should one expect for a rheumatoid arthritis surgery?  To reduce the risk of infection, doctors may ask you to stop some medications due to the immune suppression effect, add blood thinning drugs like aspirin a week or so before the surgery, as well as give blood in advance just in case it is needed during the surgery.  To further lower risk of infection or other complications, eating a healthy diet as well as exercise can help improve the chances after a surgery.  These are just some common recommendations that you often hear from a doctor before hip/knee replacement surgery, a more customized set of instructions may be there for you or your loved one when you are preparing for a similar procedure.

Each care professional at A-1 Home Care in Malibu is covered by liability/malpractice insurance, and are certified in CPR and First Aid for your peace of mind. Caregivers such as  Annie Leon, Rosa Millan, and Jaqueline Valerio are ready to go when your loved ones has a need, whether it is After Surgery Care, Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Diabetic Care, and other In Home Care for Elderly.  For a little more than two decades, A-1 Home Care has been proudly serving the communities of Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County. Earning the respect of each clients we have served, we hope to have the chance to earn yours in the near future.

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



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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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