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Giving Your Elderly Loved One the Extra Push to Do What’s Necessary

????????????????????????????????????????Sometimes, all it takes for your elderly loved one to eat well or exercise regularly is to get a companion caregiver, but not just ANY caregiver.  It has to be the right fit.  For example, if your father is divorced or widowed, he may be a little more motivated to take showers or go out for walks if you get him an attractive female companion caregiver as opposed to an average-looking male caregiver.  If your parents live together, you can hire a tall, muscular male caregiver with a deep, commanding voice to establish some presence of authority in the home.  If adult children have trouble convincing their parents to do the basics, getting a professional certified caregiver usually does the trick.

Benefits of 24-Hour Companion Care

Your elderly parents may not need a caregiver now, but having a companion care aide around adds a lot to the ambiance.  For one, they can help out with chores so your parents can use their energy toward activities they actually enjoy.  A-1 Home Care’s 24-hour home care services include the following:

  • Meal preparations
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry for the senior and/or the whole family
  • Transportation to appointments anywhere in Burbank
  • Medication reminders
  • Social visits
  • Traveling assistance

If your mom or dad establishes a trusting relationship now while they need minimal help around the house, the transition from independence to dependence will be that much easier.  Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else wait on you hand and foot so you don’t have to do the chores?

Affordable In-Home Care at Competitive Rates

As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers the best in-home care services at the most competitive rates in Burbank. You can finance live-in, live-out, and respite care services through our easy payment options, or you can go through veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

For superb and affordable companion care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other cities in LA County.

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Avoid These Mistakes in Your Search for In-Home Care

???????????????????????????????????????When searching for home care assistance for your elderly loved ones, you only want the best for them, right?

Finding a high quality, suitable live-in caregiver for your parents is comparable to finding the right employee or significant other. You want the right person who will put up with your quirks, who will take care of you when you’re down and out, especially if you have a serious health condition like Alzheimer’s or Heart Disease, and you want someone who actually cares, not someone who’s there “just because it’s their job.”

Many families make common mistakes that end up costing them much more than just paying wages for an in-home caregiver. How can you learn from others and avoid committing the same blunders?

Don’t hire based solely on recommendation.

There is no doubt that your friends and family are recommending someone based on your best interests. No one would intentionally set you up with a shady, questionable character, but too many families are afraid to question the caregivers’ employment history and dig into their past. There is sufficient evidence that hiring someone based solely on a trusted friend or relative’s “good word” can result in disastrous consequences.

Avoid private advertisements posted by individuals.

Are you hiring someone on your own? Private advertisements on Craigslist and other platforms are teeming with questionable characters! It is much less secure than hiring someone by association.

Don’t hire someone from an online senior dating site.

Senior dating sites are breeding grounds for predators. They prey upon the elderly’s needs for companionship and love. Vulnerable seniors tend to open up about their financial affairs pretty early in a relationship because they are so starved for emotional connection. Alzheimer’s disease may cause a senior to falsely believe that his family doesn’t care about him, and predators will use that against your elderly loved ones.  As concerned family members, you and your siblings would object to a “fishy” relationship but your loved one may insist on it against his own better judgment.

Don’t hire someone from just any home care agency.

Hiring someone from an agency does not guarantee protection from fraud. Many home care scams have made the headlines due to negligent senior care, greedy business men, and lack of thorough background investigation of the caregiving staff. Home health care agencies are regulated by the government but home care agencies are not. Not all home care agencies are questionable; just make sure you look for the ones that are licensed, bonded and insured.  Insurance companies would not bond an agency if they even had one caregiver or employee with a tainted criminal record.  Finding a reputable, licensed, bonded and insured home care company is your best bet in protecting your loved ones against fraud.

About A-1 Home Care

In 1991, A-1 Home Care was established as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency.  Since then, A-1 Home Care has served thousands of seniors and their families all over Burbank for over two decades.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of senior care available by recruiting only cream-of-the-crop caregivers with pristine criminal background clearances.  We thoroughly investigate all professional references, DMV checks and sex offender checks.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24 hour senior care services, live-out services, and specialized in-home care services such as Multiple Sclerosis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Parkinson’s Care and more.

For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other cities in LA County.

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Hiring Caregivers Independently vs. Using an Agency

a-1 home care temple city home careHave you recently seen an upcoming need for senior care for your elderly loved one?  Do you want to eliminate the middle man and hire a caregiver on your own?  Considering the number of senior predators and home care fraudulent scams out there, you may want to reconsider your options.  There is no doubt that Sally Mae, who was highly recommended by a family friend, would do a great job taking care of your aging mother or father.  However, good intentions don’t always result in good outcomes.  How well does your relative know Sally Mae?  Where have they met and how do you verify this person’s prior experience and training?  Oftentimes, families don’t want to be rude and pry “too much” into a recommended home care aide’s background.  They go by word of mouth and trust that their friends and relatives know what they’re talking about.  That is one of the biggest rookie mistakes you can make, and this scenario often ends up in unnecessary heartache.

What’s wrong with hiring a caregiver from a private ad or recommendation?

For many folks, you want to be nice and not come across too demanding.  A lot of people trust a person based on the good word of one’s trusted friend or relative.  To interrogate a private caregiver can be synonymous to insulting the friend/family member who referred them to you (in some cultures).  Let’s say you are a Human Resource Manager and you’re used to interviewing candidates for the job, so interviewing the live-in caregiver is not a big deal to you.  However, you still have to face the expense of doing a background check and verifying professional references, which can be costly and time-consuming.  Meanwhile, time is ticking and you know your elderly loved one will need a caregiver – very soon. You just never know who you’ll end up with.

Let A-1 Home Care Do All the Work for You

A-1 Home Care in Burbank is one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, you can be 100% sure that any caregiver you pick from our culturally diverse pool of certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants, licensed vocational nurses and personal care aides will have gone through extensive screening for criminal backgrounds, DMV records and professional reference checks before they’re allowed to enter the sanctuary of your home.  A-1 Home Care has been in business for over two decades, delivering the highest quality of in-home care possible for seniors and their families.

For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more details about services in surrounding areas like Glendale, Glendora, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Arcadia and Covina. 

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Bipolar Care In Burbank Calms Elders In Their Homes

Elders with bipolar disorder can be moody and emotional, oftentimes causing family caregivers to feel overwhelmed and in need of frequent respite care services in the home.

But at A-1 Home Care in Burbank, even the most unpredictable of seniors can find lasting comfort from the helpful hands of friendly caregivers on staff who are ready and waiting to serve them no matter where they happen to be in Southern California. Each diverse elder care expert provides assistance to people of all different economic and ethnic backgrounds, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, providing aid to seniors in Los Angeles, Orange County, and surrounding areas.

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Caregivers at A-1 Home Care provide bipolar care options that include:

  • help with household chores like vacuuming, dish-washing, bed-making, and laundry
  • help with yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • help with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other personal services
  • preparation of delicious and nutritious meals
  • medication reminders and administration
  • good conversation and companionship
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • child care
  • special needs care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also brings home care solutions to seniors across Southern California that include 24 hour, round the clock care, arthritis care, and Alzheimer’s disease care. It’s this versatility of senior services that has helped A-1 Home Care become the non-medical home care agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County.

If you’d like to know more about the most affordable caregiving solutions offered in Burbank that are equally diverse and long-lasting, then call a helpful caregiver today by dialing (818) 980-0094 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities across Southern California, including Yorba Linda, Pasadena, Los Alamitos, Torrance, and Glendale.

Home Care for Seniors in Burbank

a-1 home care burbank caregiversWhat tops the Christmas wish list of every senior you know?  Most likely, if the elderly person has children or grandchildren, then memory keepsake boxes would be an ideal gift for seniors who live at home or in convalescent homes.  If they do not have family, share some holiday cheer with an elderly neighbor by spending quality time with them.  A-1 Home Care brings good tidings to seniors in Burbank and all neighboring towns through compassionate and highly skilled caregivers.  We promote senior independence, home care assistance and enhanced mobility for elders all over Southern California.

Bridging the Gap through Home Care

Let A-1 Home Care in Burbank make your senior’s wishes come true.  In addition to providing assistance with creative projects like building memory keepsake boxes, our caregivers also provide personal care such as toileting care, bathing, hygiene, and grooming.  Delicious home-cooked meals prepared according to the doctor’s orders will always be ready for your elderly loved one.  You can hire 24-hour care for long-term or short-term care.  Live-in caregivers will wait on seniors hand and foot and hourly caregivers can provide assistance for a few hours a day.  Running errands, giving rides, grocery shopping and other tasks can be done so that your elderly loved one can feel taken care of.   If distance is the biggest obstacle between you and your loved ones, companion care aides can arrange for transportation if you cannot leave town for any reason.

A-1 Home Care: 23 Years of Quality Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering quality home care services to seniors and their families in Burbank and all over Los Angeles County.  We are the leading non-medical home care agency, thanks to the wonderful caregivers we have on our team.  Past and current clients continually refer their friends and family to A-1 Home Care because of our dedication to customer satisfaction.  Whether you need us round-the-clock for 24 hours a day or a few hours a day, we are here to give the best caregiver services for the most affordable rates you will ever receive in Los Angeles County.

For quality care at an affordable price, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online www.burbankinhomecare.com for more information about services in Burbank, Glendale, Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Hollywood, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and other neighboring cities.

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Senior Care Services Burbank

Exercise is beneficial for seniors and elderly. Exercise strengthens physical abilities and mental health. There are many different exercises a senior can partake. WebMD provides a list of exercises good for the seniors, “Senior Exercise Directory“.  Non medical in home senior care in Burbank provided by A-1 Home Care is a great way to make sure your senior loved ones are exercising and living a healthy lifestyle.  Senior care providers can assist in exercise, converse to stimulate mental health and provide companionship for the senior, and prepare meals. Senior care services is a great way for seniors to live better and healthier.

A-1 Home Care also offers elder care in Pasadena, Sierra MadreAltadenaGlendaleHollywood, and Los Angeles County.

Find out more about Burbank senior care services by calling 818-980-0094 or visit http://www.burbankinhomecare.com/ for more home care information.

Burbank Senior Care

A-1 Home Care specializes in providing Senior Care in Burbank. Our Elderly Live In Caregiver assistance is dedicated to Senior Care in Burbank and surrounding locations. We have been serving the communities of Burbank, Montrose,Sierra Madre, Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood, and Los Angeles County..

Find out more about our Senior Care services at (818)980-0094.

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