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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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The more your loved one keeps trying to deny it, the harder it becomes for him/her to face it: it’s time for personal care in the comfort of the home.

At A-1 Home Care in Malibu, our caregivers come out to the comfort of the home with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart to serve each and every senior we have the pleasure of working with. Our personal care options include relaxing and comforting assistance in activities like toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing, and even wake-up and tuck-in services. We are never too intrusive, and provide affordable care that won’t break the bank in the process.

A doctor holding/ shaking an old womans hand.

A doctor holding/ shaking an old womans hand.

The senior care specialists at A-1 Home Care also provide caregiving services including:

  • assistance with household responsibilities such as dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, bed-making, and taking out the trash
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks such as watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments as well as 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

A-1 Home Care has helped to improve the quality of life for struggling elders for 20-plus years and counting, serving as a continual testament to why A-1 Home Care is the caregiving agency of choice in Southern California. We even offer heart attack care, brain injury care, and companion services so that no senior is left behind on the journey toward better home health.

If you want to know more about the home care solutions available right here in Malibu, then call a helpful caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care serves seniors of every walk of life throughout LA, including in cities like Calabasas, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Marina Del Rey.

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