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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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There are many type of home care services that you can find for your aging loved ones. Finding the right kind can provide the best support, as well as saving time and money in the search process.  Here are two main types of home health care.  First there is short-term home care.  This usually ranges from a few weeks to a few months, and usually for those recovering from certain illness or surgery.  However, for those with chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, a long-term home care solution may be more fitting.  Many of the long-term caregivers can be live-in caregivers, which means they stay for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Because every situation is different, it is best to ask as many questions as you can in order to find the appropriate type of care services for them.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu offers quality and reliable caregivers for seniors.  We also have other caregivers with expertise in diabetic care, hospice care, cancer care, postpartum care, and other in home care for elderly.  As an industry leader for over 20 years, we can provide caregivers in many areas in the Los Angeles County, like Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, and much more.

For more information, please call us at this number 310 657 8780, or visit our website at Malibu In Home Care 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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