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Avoid These Mistakes in Your Search for In-Home Care

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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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After Surgery Care Options Help Seniors Tolerate Long Hospital Stays In Burbank

Will your elder in the home be spending time in the hospital soon, and is likely to remain there for some time?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide gentle and always affordable after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is diverse and assists people from all walks of life, including Jewish, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian.

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Take a peek below at some of the long-lasting after surgery care services provided in the home by A-1 Home Care:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care has proudly maintained the most affordable caregiving options in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas for decades and counting already– with many years to come still on the horizon! Each caregiver provides in-home care options that additionally include hospice care for the terminally ill, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for people with increasing cognitive decline, and even postpartum care for recent mothers with newborns in the home. Our diverse caregiving options help to ensure that none of our beloved seniors get left behind on the journey back to better home health!

You can discover more about the exceptional after surgery care options available in Burbank and surrounding areas of Southern California when you contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve adjacent communities in Glendale, Pasadena, Studio City, San Marino, and Encino.

Expert Knee Replacement Caregiving Relieves Elders In Burbank

If you or your loved one has recently had a knee replacement, don’t worry– because life in the home can be smooth sailing going forward!

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide affordable caregiver services that won’t break the bank, because we understand the importance of providing top-shelf care at prices that are never through-the-roof.

Our senior care specialists provide in-home care to people throughout surrounding areas in Los Angeles and Orange County, reaching out with helping hands and golden hearts to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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A-1 Home Care provides a multitude of caregiving services in the home to elders with knee replacements, some of which 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 after surgery care for elders who have been temporarily displaced in a medical setting following an injury or invasive surgical procedure requiring in-facility recovery time, postpartum care for recent mothers, and autism and Asperger’s care for the behaviorally/socially impaired. A-1 Home Care is dedicated to improving the lasting home health of people throughout Southern California!

For more information about the long-lasting and diverse care solutions available at A-1 Home Care, call a caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves adjacent communities in Glendale, Hollywood, Pasadena, Encino, and Tarzana.

Burbank Caregivers Assist Elders With Hip Replacements

Do you have a beloved elder in the home who has had a hip replacement– and you can’t help but think he/she would be better off with a specialized hourly in-home caregiver during the ensuing recovery time?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide always affordable and daily diverse caregiver services that extend to elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, solidifying the truth that we do all things with our whole heart, all the time.

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A-1 Home Care is the caregiving agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County, providing specific in-home care options to elders with recent hip replacements such as:

  • 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 hip care in the home
  • 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 offers care in the home that includes hospice care for the terminally ill, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for elders with declining cognition, cancer care that includes melanoma, and much more so that every senior that we assist can experience better home health going forward.

You can find out more about the long-lasting and always affordable caregiving solutions available at A-1 Home Care by dialing an affectionate caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also serves surrounding communities in Glendale, Encino, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and San Marino.

Effective MS Care Options Offered At Reasonable Rates In Burbank

Could your beloved elder in the home benefit from exceptional and affordable Multiple Sclerosis (MS) caregiver services going forward?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we send out gentle caregiving professionals who offer affordable Multiple Sclerosis care solutions right to the comfort and convenience of the home. Each compassionate elder care expert on staff is as diverse as the seniors he/she serves, reaching out with helping hands and a golden heart to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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Some of the lasting MS home caregiving options offered at A-1 Home Care include:

  • assistance with household chores like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • 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 serves as the non-medical home care agency trusted most in Los Angeles and Orange County, and has continued to excel in elder care provision since its inception back in 1991. A-1 Home Care also provides in-home assistance such as arthritis care, bipolar care, dementia care, and much more so that elders from across Southern California can experience improved home health.

Learn more about the caregiver solutions that are available to you when you choose A-1 Home Care today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve surrounding communities in Glendale, Pasadena, Encino, LA, and Tarzana.

Burbank Seniors Enjoy Leading Lou Gehrig’s Care In The Home

With February just begun, it’s unfortunate to realize that for many seniors in Burbank, a difficult life in the home is simply continuing.

At A-1 Home Care, we send affordable senior care specialists to the comfort of the home with long-lasting Lou Gehrig’s disease care for elders who could use some help in managing their symptoms going forward. Each diverse caregiver at A-1 Home Care provides Lou Gehrig’s assistance in ways like helping with mobility around the home, helping with handling/grasping different items, and helping with personal services for people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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Each caregiver at A-1 Home Care brings caregiving services to the home that include:

  • assistance with household duties like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, bed-making, and trash
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • personal care like bathing, toileting, grooming, and dressing
  • 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 offers home health services like arthritis care for people with sore and achy joints, bipolar care for elders with severe mood swings, and even postpartum care for recent mothers. A-1 Home Care’s senior care solutions are offered at the most reasonable prices and at the hands of the most diverse caregivers available anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County, with each valuing each senior’s well-being above all else.

Find out more about why A-1 Home Care is understood as the non-medical home care agency trusted most when you contact a helpful caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in Glendale, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and San Marino.

 

Exceptional Live-In Hospice Care Services Soothe Seniors In Burbank

With the first month of 2016 coming to a close, many elders are already looking forward to the year that’s here– as well as the rest that remains ahead.

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide the leading hospice care services in all of Southern California that bring your beloved senior who is in the final days to a place of enjoyment and peace regarding the future– after all, A-1 Home Care is the place where miracles can be made!

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A-1 Home Care is a safe haven at the end of the road for elders who need round-the-clock home care services during what could be their final January. A-1 Home Care provides in-home assistance that includes:

  • help with household tasks including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • help with yard work and gardening duties including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • help with personal services including 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 caregiving services such as short-term care like physical therapy and rehab, after surgery care for seniors who have been displaced in a medical setting following a medical procedure, and much more so that elders from all walks of life can feel good about their continued home health. It’s this dedication to providing the best– and leaving behind the rest!– that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain at the peak of home care provision since its inception a quarter century ago.

To learn more about the senior health care solutions available near you in Los Angeles and Orange County, call a helpful caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve adjacent communities in HollywoodEncinoGlendale, Beverly Hills, and Pasadena.