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When Winter comes through in full-force, it can make life much harder for everyone – especially senior citizens. The cold weather and slippery ground can lead to slippage or other serious injuries.

At A-1 Home Care Agency, our caregivers understand the detrimental effects of leaving the elderly in a position where they can potentially fall and severely injure themselves. Our seasoned team of caregivers provide an assortment of Elderly Home Care & Non-Medical Home Health Care for those that require extra assistance

Keep your loved ones Winter-ready and safe with these easy-to-follow tips:

Stay Away from Slippery Areas

This might sound like a no-brainer but for the sake of your loved one, keep them away from icy, snowy roads and sidewalks. As you are already likely aware, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens during the Winter season. The injuries sustained can range anywhere from hip and wrist fractures to major lacerations.

All seniors must wear shoes that have good traction and non-skid soles if they are planning to go out for a walk. Another emphasis should be placed on the cane tip. Replacing a worn tip will provide them with a trustworthy option to lean on without having to worry about any slippage.

Staying Warm

Needless to say, low temperatures can lead to severe conditions like frostbite and hypothermia. You can counter this by keeping indoor temperatures within a comfortable range for the individual. Note that your body temperature should never dip below 95 degrees – if you do happen to notice this, seek medical assistance immediately.

Avoid Isolating Your Loved One

Winter can be a relatively lonely season as many seniors will have less contact with others due to the difficulty and danger of getting around. This doesn’t just lead to a sense of isolation, but it can also exacerbate depression within the elderly.

To avoid these issues, check in on your loved one as often as possible; even a small chat on the phone could mean the world to him/her. Additionally, you can opt for 24 Hour Home Care, that we at A-1 Home Care Agency, offer to provide round the clock services for families that are unable to care for their loved ones for extended periods of time.

Feel free to contact us at our Santa Fe Springs Office (562) 929-8400 or at our Newport Beach Office (949) 650-3800 to inquire about any of our premium services that we offer.

A-1 Home Care Agency is proudly licensed, bonded, and insured.

 

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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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Do you have a special needs child who requires additional supervision and care than you have available?

At Malibu A-1 Home Care, we sympathize with your situation and understand the worry you might have about your child outliving you and not receiving the care he or she needs by that time. That is why we provide exceptional, compassionate home helpers who have years of specialized training in working with people who have a variety of different disabilities. Our special needs care providers are proud to serve both adults and children with special needs in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, blending the years of professional experience they possess with their loving hearts to form the perfect recipe for productive and long-lasting in-home care services.

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A-1 Home Care is built around an in-depth understanding that even the most loving family members are oftentimes unable to care for their special-needs loved ones the way they wish they could, whether because of their own family obligations or other daily responsibilities that make it impossible for them to be two places at once. At A-1 Home Care, we offer special needs care solutions for people with both physical and mental disabilities, including Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, and many more.

If you’d like to know more about the leading personal care services we provide at A-1 Home Care, contact one of our live-in care givers today by calling (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. We are proud to serve people with special needs living throughout Southern California, including cities like Corona Del Mar, Century City, Diamond Bar, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills.

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It is a difficult, emotionally challenging experience to learn that your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness and has but a few months left to live. Time seems to freeze and you may not know what to do or how you can offer support. Clearly, not everyone who is diagnosed with a terminal illness is ready to talk about their death. It is advised to introduce the subject gently and simply, for example by asking “How sick are you?” One can seek spiritual guidance, such as by speaking with a rabbi or religious counselor, and ask advice about hospice. A-1 Home Care can provide your loved one with affordable Hospice Care to make them feel as comfortable as possible, while providing them with a dignified and improved quality of life during their final months. Hospice Caregivers can assist with basic symptom control, household chores and guidance for end-of-life planning. A-1 Home Care proudly offers a variety of ethnically diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual caregivers for families with diverse backgrounds (Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, Hispanic). From Hourly In Home Care to 24 Hour Care and more, A-1 has options for everyone to ensure that their loved one will spend their days comfortably.

A-1 Home Care has been connecting clients with care givers since 1991, putting us at the top with the experience and success stories to prove. We proudly serve the communities of Malibu, Topanga, Agoura, Encino, Santa Monica, Calabasas as well as many others in the Los Angeles County and Orange County communities.

To learn more about our Hospice Care, please call us at (562)929-8400 or visit us online at www.malibuinhomecare.com.

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One of the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it, or even just by discovering it early, that is why early screening is important for many types of cancer.  So here are some guidelines provided by the American Cancer Society to help you understand more about the different time interval and age that you should begin screening.  For seniors and elderly, as long as they are in good health, these screenings should still be performed. In the case for breast cancer, mammograms and clinical breast exam should begin at around age 40 every year. For those younger, a clinical breast exam should be done every three years.  Beginning at age 50, screening for colorectal cancer and polyps are recommended to both gender.  Lastly, reduce your risk by staying away from tobacco, regular exercises, and eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.  But all in all, have an open discussion with your doctor about the type of screenings that is right for you or your loved ones, and live a healthy lifestyle.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu supports and offers the best and affordable caregivers around Los Angeles and Orange County, and each are certified in CPR and First Aid in case of emergency.  Our caregivers specialize in After Surgery CareCancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Diabetic Care, Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, and other In Home Care for Elderly.  We are proud to hire diverse caregivers. In fact, we have caregivers from Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian backgrounds and more. For over 20 years, our company offers our service in Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Hollywood, Culver City, and other cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.  We guarantee compatibility and are confident that we can be your trusted source for in home caregivers.

Call us at 310-657-8780 to speak about our low cost in home health care or visit www.malibuinhomecare.com today. Be sure to check out our Facebook!

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The Christmas season is over so if you have an aging loved ones in your family, you should still make an effort to be with them.  Many of them never get to see their grandchildren as much as they want, and this is the time to catch up with them. For the elder’s mental health, creating happy moments like this will go a long way. So, this new year, try to make it a special one for your elders.

Here are some ways to achieve that goal.  Ask them if they need help making New Year greeting cards, the process of making something together can make it unforgettable, especially when children are involved.  Play fun and festive music to make the environment very relaxing.  Most music from their era is calming and cheerful, the positive vibe will help lift the elders’ spirit up.  Finally, help them shop for things for friends and family.  Shopping is a stressful time when it comes to what to buy for who, and relieving the elders from that duty makes them know that you care about them.  But above all, what they truly cherish is your company, and simply being around them can make their lives that much better.

A-1 Home Care in Malibu offers experienced 24 hour live in caregivers for your loved ones’ need.  As an industry leader for over 20 years, we also offer services from Parkinson care, cancer care, Alzheimer care, after surgery care, and much more. We have proudly served surrounding communities as well, in Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and other cities in Los Angeles County.

Please call us at 310-657-8780 for more information on acquiring caregivers, or visit us at our website Malibu In Home Care today.

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Older adults and seniors have been there and done that, and it may be more difficult to get them excited about the holidays.  As a result, we want to share a few tips that you may use to help your elderly loved ones enjoy the holidays this season a little more.

  1. Provoke old memories – Strolling down the memory lane with seniors is probably one of the most powerful ways to see emotional reaction to the holidays.  Even with cognitive impairments, patients can have clearer memory of older events compare to more recent events.  Use pictures, videos, and music to best stimulate these old memories.
  2. Be inclusive – Don’t prepare the holiday feast alone.  Get everyone to participate and help, including them can make them feel part of it and enjoy the holiday spirits.  On top of that, it helps you relieve stress!  If the seniors are limited physically, create simpler tasks for them to participate with.
  3. Avoid embarrassments – Joke around is fine, but if it is directed toward a senior about their lack of memory, or other limitations, it can be out of line and embarrassing for them.
  4. Detailed planning –  Be courteous when it comes to seniors.  Be mindful that many of them could be on medication, and make sure nothing can create unwanted reactions with the drugs.  Moreover, make sure mobility is not a problem during the party.  Allow seniors to sit at the end of the tables for easy in and out.

If you are able to include these tips this season, then your elderly loved ones can surely enjoy the holidays without any problems.

Having a in home caregiver can dramatically improve the quality of life in a senior depending on the severity of their limitations.  A-1 Home Care in Malibu has over 20 years of experience in matching caregiver with clients for any home care scenarios, making sure each one is compatible with one another.  Moreover, our caregivers have at least 2 years of experience, CPR certification, criminal background checked, and more importantly, the dedication and compassion to become a quality caregiver.  All our caregivers, nurse aides, home health aides, and senior companions are expert in Alzheimer Care, Diabetic Care, Brian Injury Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and home care scenarios.  With coverage of areas such as Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Redondo Beach, Westwood, Century City, Studio City, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and other cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

For more information, contact us at 310-657-8780, or go online and visit our Facebook or our website Malibu In Home Care today!

 

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