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Discussing Home Care with Your Aging Loved Ones

As a simple internet search will tell you, there is a wealth of selections when it comes to Nursing and
Retirement home choices in the Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valley areas. And while they may
offer many ways to help our loved ones as they begin to require assistance with activities of daily living,
there really is no substitute for the comfort and familiarity of being in one’s own home. For those
beginning to realize that their family members may require a degree of help as they are reaching advanced
age, holding the discussion about Home Based Care Services could be the solution. Proper planning
BEFORE there is an apparent need for Home Care Professionals such as Caregivers, Home Health Care
Aides (HCA), and Personal Care Assistants (PCA) is a way to stay ahead of and be ready for whatever
unforeseen circumstances life may have in store.

It is not uncommon for elderly and senior individuals in the beginning stages of needing assistance to be
stubborn or resistant to accepting help from others or with the concept that they will need someone to aid
them in normal daily tasks. If you feel that your loved one may need outside support, it is important to
pay attention to changes you may begin to notice in them. Signs that they may benefit from Home
Health Service can include:

Decline in demeanor or attitude

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Oversleeping or inability to sleep

Cleanliness fluctuation in themselves or their home

  • Incontinence, toiletry accidents
  • Poor Hygiene, lack of showering / bathing
  • Disheveled appearance
  • Trash, dishes and laundry piling up in home

 Absentmindedness with responsibilities or appointments (medical or social)

  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion

It is important to be sensitive when discussing situations where our loved ones will be faced with realities that they going to require assistance with things they may be used to be doing for themselves. Approach these concepts of Home Care Givers in a constructive manner. Emphasize an appreciation for thoughts or concerns they may have on the matter and make sure they know this a decision that they are a part of making. Respectfully illustrate the benefits they can enjoy with the aid in daily tasks such as bathing, preparing meals, and maintaining the household; as well as serious matters such as making sure medications are taken in a timely, correct fashion and that appointments are kept (both medical and social).

An understanding of the needs of our loved ones can go a long way to establishing a successful patient/Caregiver relationship. At A-1 Home Care Agency we are proud to offer diverse affordable In Home Care and Caregiver Services for Seniors, Elderly and the terminally ill. Services range from 24 hour care, Live-In Caregivers, full time/part time hourly or Overnight Care. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we place a tremendous emphasis on Caregiver compatibility and provide our clients with Care Providers of all backgrounds as well as interviews to determine the correct match for your loved one. A-1 Home Care is happy to serve surrounding communities in Los Angeles County. San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel, and San Marino.

Contact us today at https://www.a-1homecare.com/ to learn more about how we can help you and your family.

Discussing Home Care with your aging loved ones in Los Angeles County. San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel, and San Marino. Call us today at 877-929-8499


No matter what your loved one’s care situation may be, we can provide you with an experienced, qualified, and compassionate caregiver for 24 Hourly Home Care and 24 Hour Live-In Care. We specialize in home care services ranging from Companion Services to more specialized needs.

    • Activities of Daily Living
    • Incontinence & Toiletry Care
    • After Surgery Care
    • Arthritis and Pain Management Care
    • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Care
    • Dementia and Memory Care
    • Safety Supervision
    • Diabetic Care
    • Cancer & Tumor Care
    • Hospice Caregiver Assistance
    • Post Stroke Recovery
    • Heart Attack Rehabilitation
    • Kidney Disease & Dialysis Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis Care
    • Caregiver for Low Vision / Visual Impairment / Blindness
    • Assistance for Deafness / Hard of Hearing
    • Bipolar / Manic Depressive Care
    • Traumatic Brain Injury & Neurological Disorders
    • Lou Gehrig’s Disease / ALS Care


      • Our 24 hour and Live-In Home Care Specialists, Nurse Aides, Caregivers, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Companions and Home Helpers must have prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, Test Negative for Covid-19, pass a National Background Check, Tuberculosis (TB) Testing, Malpractice / Liability Insurance, First Aid / CPR Certification and a personal interview with our office staff.

A-1 Home Care Agency has been a care provider in Los Angeles County, San Gabriel Valley and Orange County since 1991.

Our Home Care Agency is:

      • State Licensed, Bonded and Insured Non-Medical Home Care Organization (HCO)
      • Certified MediCare / MediCal Provider for Personal Care Services
      • Vendor for Medi-Cal Waiver Programs
      • Approved Vendor by Long-Term Care Insurance Companies
      • Contracted Provider for Long Term Care Insurance Guild
      • Approved Vendor for Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Program
      • Respite Care Vendor by California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
      • Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center Provider
      • Regional Center of Orange County Provider
      • North Los Angeles Regional Center Provider
      • Service Provider for Senior Care Network / Huntington Hospital – MSSP
      • Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center – USC Davis – MSSP
      • Approved Vendor for Partners in Care Foundation – MSSP
      • Approved Agency for Family Caregiver Resource Center in OC / St. Jude’s Hospital – MSSP
      • Member of American Board of Home Care (ABHC)
      • National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
      • Home Care Association of America (HCAOA)
      • Member of American Care Management Association (ACMA)
      • Alzheimer’s Association Member
      • Member of America’s Choice Provider Network (ACPN)
      • Workers Compensation Approved Provider

We are approved by all Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) companies and the Veteran Administration. Please see our page for Long Term Care Insurance and for Veterans.

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