Cancer Caregivers in Century City


A cancer diagnosis is life changing, not only for the patient, but for their entire family and loved ones.  Cancer involves abnormal cellular growth that can manifest as a tumor which can spread throughout the body.  Cancer can affect many parts of the body and while genetics may play a role in those at risk, the disease is largely considered environmental.

There are two types of tumors-benign and malignant.  The former is not cancerous and not at risk of spreading.  These once removed typically are not a risk of returning.  The latter, however, is cancerous and is a risk to grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body and multiply.  Depending on the severity of the cancer, radiation treatment, chemotherapy and surgery may be used to treat the patient.  These options carry lasting side effects such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain and bowel issues that can make normal day to day activities difficult.

At A-1 Home Care, we specialize in delivering the highest level of personal care to our clients in the fight against cancer.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live in or hourly care and can help with daily errands, medication reminders, meal preparation, exercise, and will ensure they are kept as comfortable as possible.  All of our cancer caregivers, nurse aids, companions and home helpers have at least two years of home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, national background check, TB test, malpractice/liability insurance, first aid/cpr training, and a personal interview with office staff.  No one should have to go through cancer treatment alone.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800!

Quality 24-Hour Post-Surgery Care in Century City

????????????????????????????????????????Has your elderly loved one recently gone through an operation, or are they scheduled for an upcoming surgery, such as knee/hip replacement, foot/leg amputation, coronary artery bypass surgery, hysterectomy, or other types of surgery?  To ensure proper healing and smooth recovery, A-1 Home Care offers top-notch post-surgery care for families in Century City and all over Los Angeles County.  You can sign up for short-term care and extend it to long-term care, depending on your loved one’s needs.

Benefits of 24-Hour Post-Operative Care

A-1 Home Care’s hospital sitters will stay by your loved one’s bedside if you or other family members are unable to take time off from work during your loved one’s hospital stay before the discharge.  Our 24-hour hospital sitters will assist the hospital staff in monitoring your vital signs, watch for any allergic reactions to anesthesia, check for signs of infection, provide toileting care and assist with personal hygiene, such as bathing, brushing, and flossing.  The nurses will appreciate the help and your elderly loved one will benefit from 100% undivided attention.  You can schedule for a hospital sitter from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday while you’re at work, or you can sign up for a 24-hour caregiver to assist you round-the-clock.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency in Los Angeles County, providing exceptional in-home care services and protecting the elderly from elder abuse crimes.  Today we are still going strong, thanks to our multitude of diverse, highly skilled caregivers who serve families all over Southern California.  Regardless of your cultural background, we have prescreened caregivers who can speak your language.  Families in Century City, Playa del Rey, Culver City, Santa Monica, Malibu and other surrounding cities enjoy 24-hour affordable, high quality care at competitive rates you won’t find anywhere else.   We’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.  When you need us, we’re here for you.

For quality post-surgery care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services around you.

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Heart Attack Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

a-1 domestic elder care cailforniaMyocardial infarction, also known as “heart attack,” describes the cessation of blood flow to the heart, which damages the heart muscle.  The number one cause of death in the United States, heart disease claims about 40% of lives, according to Silverstein, Alvin et al. (2006).  Although we associate heart disease with seniors, heart attacks can strike anyone at any age, as in the case of the late Quentin Groves, former NFL player who passed away at the young age of 32.  If you have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or cholesterol, it’s especially important to know signs of a heart attack.  Here are some red flags you shouldn’t ignore:

  • Combination of jaw, chest and/or back pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Lethargy
  • Pain felt in one part of the body other than the actual part, also known as “referred pain”
  • Migraines accompanied with blind spots or tingling in hand and face
  • When something doesn’t feel right
  • Being unusually short of breath

24 Hour Cardiac Care in Century City

Taking preventive measures is the best way to avoid a heart attack.  Regular doctor appointments around Century City, taking consistent vital signs, watching what you eat, and exercising regularly are great ways to maintain a healthy, heart-happy lifestyle.  What if you can’t take time off to help your elderly loved one do all those things?  A-1 Home Care can send you a live-in caregiver to ensure that your parents are receiving the individual attention they deserve!

About A-1 Home Care  

All year round, A-1 Home Care provides Century City’s best in-home care services in LA County.  For over two decades, seniors and their families have enjoyed superior in-home care assistance with meal preparations, light housekeeping, personal care and companion care at affordable, competitive rates.  Our easy financing payment plans make it possible for any family to have high quality senior care for their loved ones, and customer satisfaction is guaranteed!

For high quality Heart Disease Care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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Silverstein, Alvin, et. al. Heart Disease: Twenty-First Century Medical Library. Breckenridge, CO: Twenty-First Century Books, 2006.



What You Should Know about Artificial Sweeteners If You Have Diabetes

parkinson care calabasas a-1 home careIt’s common practice for persons with Diabetes to use sugar substitutes in their diet.  These artificial sweeteners help satisfy your sweet tooth while reducing your calorie and carbohydrate intake.  A-1 Home Care recommends consuming sweeteners that are tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure they are safe for your elderly loved one.  A list of popular brands includes Sweet One, Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet & Low, N’Joy and Splenda.

Quick Facts:

  • The FDA has determined an acceptable daily intake (ADI) for each product.
  • Carefully follow specific instructions on packages for recipes using sugar substitutes.
  • There are six (6) types of sweeteners, of which Aspartame is the least beneficial for Diabetics. Aspartame is found in NutraSweet and
  • Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity
  • High amounts of sweeteners raise blood sugar levels
  • Sugar substitutes are counterproductive to your weight loss efforts

Preparing meals for an elderly loved one requires much attention to detail, and if you’re too tired from a long day at work, you might do a disservice to your loved one if you haphazardly shop for groceries without reading labels or fail to follow dietary recommendations.  A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour in-home care assistance for the seniors with Diabetes.  You can enjoy an extra pair of hands and feet around the house as the caregiver cooks, cleans, administers insulin, and provides personal care for your loved one.  Kick back and relax with your loved one as you spend quality time rather than performing menial chores.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency providing high quality Diabetes Care to seniors and their families all over Century City.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has won the hearts of our clients for over two decades, which makes us the preferred home care agency in Southern California.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects your elderly loved ones from scam artists, predators, theft and fraud.  Every caregiver is screened thoroughly for their criminal background and DMV records.  All professional references are verified.

For Diabetic Care you can trust and count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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24 Hour In-Home Care: When Living with Mom Just Won’t Work

a-1 domestic elder care cailforniaSooner or later, many adults have to come face-to-face with the inevitable fact that their elderly parents will need some kind of care, but this poses as a special challenge for those who have difficult parents to deal with.  Perhaps you tried your best by adding an addition to your home so that your parent can live with you, but in a room that’s entirely separated from the rest of the house.  But your parent insists that she move in with you, meaning that she wants to stay in the same living quarters with you, share the same kitchen, bathroom and other common areas with the rest of the family.  If you are faced with this predicament, what can you do?  How do you cope with your own emotions and protect the welfare of your family?  In this article, A-1 Home Care in Century City will throw out some suggestions that may work for you.

Establish Your Boundaries

A-1 Home Care acknowledges that you love your parents dearly, otherwise you wouldn’t be struggling with this conflict like you are right now.  It’s hard to find the right middle ground where you are balancing self-care with elder care without a trace of guilt.  Wouldn’t it be so much easier if your elderly parent were loveable and easy to get along with?  There’s no use in fighting what you can’t control, so what can you control?  If it’s hard enough as it is right now to establish boundaries with your parents while they are living in their own home, imagine how hard that will be if they move in with you.  The least you can do for yourself is hire a 24 hour caregiver for your elderly parents so that you are killing two birds with one stone – your parents’ daily needs are met and your own emotional health is preserved.  A-1 Home Care will be here when you are ready to take that bold step.

Reliable In-Home Care, 24 Hours a Day

Although your Mom or Dad insists on living with you, you know in your heart of hearts that it just won’t work.  A-1 Home Care knows that staying with a live-in caregiver is probably not your elderly loved ones’ first choice, but wouldn’t that be better than consigning them to a nursing or convalescent home?  Life isn’t fair.  You don’t always get what you want, but you can try your best to make sure that every single person’s needs are taken care of, including your own.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24 hour senior care, and for over two decades, our loveable, highly skilled companion care aides have won the hearts of seniors and their families all over LA County.  They become a part of your family as they care for seniors with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Disease, Kidney Care, and other conditions.  Your elderly loved ones still get to live in the familiarity of their surroundings while receiving top-notch in-home care assistance with cooking, cleaning, personal care, medication reminders, transportation to appointments in Century City and more.

About A-1 Home Care

Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional senior care services to communities all over Century City.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care ensures senior safety and wellness by thoroughly screening every caregiver for their criminal background check, DMV records and sex offender checks.  All professional references are verified.  The advantage of hiring a live-in caregiver from an agency is that we do all the legwork for you, and even if you tried to do it on your own, the Department of Justice would not send someone’s criminal background report to private families.  They only send it to qualifying agencies like licensed, bonded and insured home care companies, schools and other government agencies.  Our 24 hour care services and live-out caregiver services are covered by most long term insurance carriers and veteran benefits.

For quality senior care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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A Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis Leads to Harmful Prescriptions

Grandparent and daughterDo you have a loved one who has Multiple Sclerosis?  How do you know for sure if your loved ones have MS?  According to new research published in the journal Neurology, a study reveals a shocking number of patients who were misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system that causes paralysis, vision loss, fatigue, numbness, involuntary movements, dizziness, poor balance, slurred speech and other symptoms.  As a result of the misdiagnosis, many patients receive harmful medication and even suffer from “unnecessary morbidity” (morbid thoughts of death), according to a news article.  Many physicians feel pressured to make a quick diagnosis without giving full attention to the whole picture.  If your loved one was diagnosed with MS, it’s always better to get a second or third opinion.

In-Home Care for Multiple Sclerosis or Other Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis shares many symptoms in common with other conditions such as fibromyalgia.  Nonetheless, symptoms are symptoms, and they are very unpleasant to deal with when you are on the wrong medication.  Are you concerned about your elderly loved one’s health care?  Do you struggle with not finding the time to take your loved ones to multiple appointments to get second opinions about your loved one’s condition?  A-1 Home Care will take the load off your shoulders by providing transportation to medical appointments around Century City or anywhere beyond, whatever it takes for your loved one to get the medical attention she needs.  Round-the-clock care also entails assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care and companion care.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency in Southern California.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has served thousands of families in Century City. Upholding its mission to provide the best quality of senior care possible, A-1 Home Care serves to protect seniors from fraud, scams, and predators.  Being licensed, bonded and insured means that your loved ones will receive quality care from caregivers who have gone through an extensive criminal background screening process.  If you are paying out of pocket for senior care, you can count on A-1 Home Care for affordable care without compromising quality!

For quality Multiple Sclerosis Care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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In-Home Care Alert: Lack of Sleep Linked to Stroke Risk

Home Health - Patient ComfortResearch studies have found that habitual sleep deprivation leads to increased risk of stroke, not to mention raising the risk of auto accidents and workplace injuries.  Yet according to a National Alliance for Caregiving study, about 82% of family caregivers reported sleep deprivation because caring for their loved ones took precedence over their nocturnal needs.  As the need for elder care rises, more and more family members are stepping up to the plate to care for their elderly loved ones, but if that means taking a toll on their health, then family caregiving will need to be replaced by professional in-home care so that family members can continue to work and provide for their loved ones.

Affordable Overnight and 24 Hour In-Home Care

Non-medical home care assistance is for seniors and adults who need basic assistance with daily tasks, such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, chores, errands, runs to the grocery store and prescription pick-ups, transportation to appointments and more.  You do not need a doctor’s order to have senior care in the comfort of your own home.  If your elderly loved one lives with you or lives by himself, you can hire professional, affordable in-home care without breaking the bank.  A-1 Home Care in Century City offers affordable overnight and 24 hour in-home care services for all types of elder care situations.

Safe and Secure with Licensed, Bonded and Insured Home Care

As you might have heard, the home care industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for home health aides will increase by 48% between 2012 and 2022.  For affordable home care services, many families turn to low-trained or untrained home helpers for elder care that require real-life experience.  Criminals prey upon families’ needs for senior care, so it’s important to find a reputable agency like A-1 Home Care in Century City for your elderly loved ones.  As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional senior care services for 25 years, always meeting and exceeding the expectations of their clients.  You can expect outstanding and affordable, safe senior care services from A-1 Home Care because we are licensed, bonded and insured.

For quality Stroke Care, Call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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