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 www.centurycityhomecare.com for services around you.

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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 www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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Proteins and Alzheimer’s Disease: Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

????????????????????????????????????????Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia that affects about 5.3 million seniors a year in the United States.  The hallmark of dementia is decreased cognitive function and memory loss, and in Alzheimer’s patients, the disease could cause the elderly to forget basic facts such as the names of their loved ones and their own address.  The development of Alzheimer’s evolves over a long period of time, which probably explains why it is most prominent among the aging population.  According to a study in the Nature Physics publication, researchers have discovered a possible theory why Alzheimer’s evolves at such a rapid rate in seniors.

In a nutshell, this pervasive memory neurodegenerative disease is caused by a build-up of certain proteins called amyloid-beta, and researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a way to control the growth of these proteins within the brain.  When amyloids replicate at an exponential rate, the resulting symptoms follow:

  • Inability to remember one’s own name and phone number
  • Confusion about time, date and year
  • Wandering and getting lost
  • Asks the same questions repetitively
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Loss of emotional inhibition
  • Delusions (believing that caregivers and family members are stealing from him)
  • Loss of basic abilities to perform activities of daily living

 

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

If you’re seeking an established home care agency, look no further than A-1 Home Care!  With 24-hour live-in and live-out caregiver services all over LA County, you are bound to find affordable in-home care services for your elderly loved ones, no matter what stage of Alzheimer’s disease they may be in.  A-1 Home Care has served seniors for over two decades, earning the respect and admiration of the elderly in communities such as Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena, Malibu and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  Our phone lines will connect you to a live operator 24 hours a day so you never have to deal with an automated answering system; Alzheimer’s Care can be financed through our easy payment plans, long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.

To hire a caregiver today, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for more information!

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Century City Companion Care: Understanding Your Parents’ Feelings about Aging

????????????????????????????????????????Do you have elderly parents who are still healthy and active?  Perhaps you have one parent who passed away, but the surviving parent is still very alert and independent.  Many families have elderly loved ones who have retired from successful careers but need a new sense of purpose for their lives.  Some seniors move in with their adult children, and though they have good intentions, they tend to take control over their children’s lives because they’re just trying to be “helpful.”  Occasionally, adult children would move their parents into a nursing home to be closer to their relatives who already reside there.  However, are convalescent homes appropriate for seniors who just need a friend?  A-1 Home Care in Century City provides part-time and full-time companion care for the elderly who just want to enjoy life and are not ready to have a “caregiver.”

 

To begin with, adult children probably would not think of moving their elderly parent into a nursing home unless there was something that made them fearful for their parent’s safety.  Perhaps their mother has been having too many accidents lately, such as tripping over a cord or losing her balance.  The adult children are worried sick about their parent’s safety at home, but other than that, their parents are perfectly fine and cognitively intact.  For non-critical situations that warrant some vigilance, A-1 Home Care in Century City has the perfect companion who will keep your parent entertained and safe.  A live-out caregiver will take your elderly mother or father to a nearby senior center to participate in volunteer activities, or they can do hobbies with your parents to help pass the time.

 

A-1 Home Care in Century City has the most competitive rates for companion care in Los Angeles County!  Don’t send your loved one to a nursing home or convalescent home.  That is the last place where any elderly person would want to be.  It’s a reminder that they are getting old, and if they’re still very healthy and cognizant, they would feel insulted if you move them into an “old folks’ home.”  Instead, give them a new purpose and meaning for their life by hiring a seasoned companion who can assist if they need help around the house or call for medical help if there’s an emergency.  Having a 24 hour CPR-certified companion care aide is having another set of eyes, ears and hands to care for your elderly loved one.

 

Find a companion care aide in your area today!  Call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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Knee Replacement In-Home Therapies Include Affordable Caregiving In Century City

Has your loved one recently had a knee replacement? If so, you can provide comfort to him/her with the leading knee replacement home care in all of Southern California that’s located right here in Century City.

That’s because at A-1 Home Care, the caregiving agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County, we provide affordable caregiving services right from the comfort and convenience of the home at reasonable prices that will never break the bank. Our elder care experts reach out with helping hands and a golden heart to elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, because diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand at A-1 Home Care.

A-1 Home Care provides care options for elders with knee replacements in the home that include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle knee care
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and 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 also provides caregiver services like live-in care for elders with Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, short-term care for elders in rehab, and after surgery care for elders who have been temporarily displaced in a medical setting following a recent injury or medical setback.

Learn more about the effective caregiving solutions available at A-1 Home Care today when you dial (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve nearby communities in Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del ReyBeverly Hills, and Hollywood.