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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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The Leading Cuase of Blindness Around the World – Cataracts


By age 80, over half the people will either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.  This according to the National Institutes of Health.  With over 22 million Americans affected, this is a serious condition that requires all the awareness it should receive.  The bright side is that cataract is slow progressing, so with the right treatment from the eye doctor, cataract should not have to affect daily activities of the individual.  Many treatments can slow down the progression of the disease, and if the cataract is severe enough, then surgery is a safe and effective option to clear up the vision with an artificial lens to replace the affected lens.  Chances are that someone you know is suffering from cataract, so make sure they are getting their eyes check by eye care professionals to ensure their continued quality of life with the best vision possible.

Each caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Burbank is experienced and detailed.  They can assist with meal preparation medication reminder, laundry, mail organization, incontinence care, hygiene management, transportation, and more.  Most importantly, our caregivers are dedicated and compassionate.  Regardless of the home care challenges they are facing, whether it is vision problems, or in need for Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care,  Alzheimer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, or other senior care needs,  our caregivers remain calm and collected to put the well-being of the seniors as priority.  You can find A-1 Home Care’s services in  BurbankAltadena, Sierra Madre,  GlendalePasadena,  Studio City, and nearby cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Begin service today, call 818-980-0094 to speak with our representatives, and learn more at www.burbankinhomecare.com. Check out our Facebook for inspirational quotes, brain teasers and more!

The Importance of Knowing Your Family Health History


This month is Black History Month.  While we want to celebrate the important people of African descent in our history, it also reminds us that knowing your own family health history is always a crucial part of our well being.

According to Examiner, African Americans are more likely to live with chronic conditions, and are also more likely to develop  cancer.  Understanding the family health history can give you insight to the type of risks you and your family are in, in addition being proactive about the types of preventative care you can take to ensure good health.

As a result, it is always important to know your family medical history, as well as keeping records of them just in case if a doctor does not have a piece of info anytime in the future.

A-1 Home Care in Burbank has been the trusted in home care agency for the Los Angeles and Orange County for over 20 years, and we are confident in placing the most compatible caregivers for each individualized case. Our caregivers are highly experienced and skilled in any seniors needs such as Parkinson Care, After Surgery CareHospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and more in BurbankAltadena, Sierra Madre,  GlendalePasadena,  Studio City, and many other cities.  Testimonials from our clients have shown overwhelming support of the work our dedicated caregivers have done, and you will not be disappointed when hiring one for your loved one.

Need Service for a loved one? Call A-1 Home Care at 818-980-0094, or visit www.burbankinhomecare.com to learn more about our offerings.  You can also find us on Facebook.

At Home Hospice Care in Burbank

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We understand that those with terminal illness and those around the patient are going through a tough time, so we are here to help guide you to what type of questions to ask when it comes to hospice care.  The American Cancer Association provided a great list of topic that should be understood before picking your care of choice. First, know that the agency you are contacting is accredited and certified for hospice care, and if the state requires a license for such care, ask for it.  It is also a good idea to find out references on the company, from sources such as the Better Business Bureau, or even previous customers.  After that, you should ask questions about the care services and the cost of the program, as well as who the main caregivers might be for the patient.  Lastly, are there emergency plans when there are natural, such as earthquakes and storms. It is also important to understand the rights of the patient. There are legal protection for someone who are terminally ill and receiving such care. So, consider these topics to ask when thinking about hospice care for your loved ones.

A-1 Home Care in Burbank offers compassionate and experienced caregivers for hospice care.  We have been a leader for 20 years of experience in this industry, and are an A+ rated business from the Better Business Bureau. Other services include cancer care, postpartum care, special needs care, Parkinson care, and more. We serve surrounding areas as well, in communities such as Sierra Madre, Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena, and other cities in the Los Angeles County.

To speak with our representatives, please call us at 818-980-0094, or visit our website at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more information.

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 Homecare

A-1 Home Care accommodates Seniors or Elderly in Burbank with HomeCare services designed specifically towards the needs of each individual client for prompt and full recovery. Homecare services from one of our experienced Caregivers will allow you to stay off your feet and recover while all your household duties will still be met. With the help of Burbank homecare services provided by A-1 Home Care Caregivers, you can start living a healthier lifestyle.

We are proud to provide in home care services in Burbank, Montrose, Sierra MadreAltadenaGlendalePasadena, Hollywood, and Los Angeles County.

Find out more about our at home care services by calling 818-980-0094 or visit http://www.burbankinhomecare.com/

Senior Care Burbank CA

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 or visit http://www.burbankinhomecare.com/