At A-1 Home Care, we want to work with you to help preserve the independence of your loved ones and keep them in the place they call home.  If any of your family has been affected by Alzheimer’s, you may already be familiar with the condition.  Some of us may not know it, but Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  With new cases emerging at a rapid pace, it is estimated over 5.3 million people in our country are currently living with the disease.  In a recent editorial with Aging Care, Alzheimer’s patient Rick Phelps shared some insight on what life is like with this condition.

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Rick speaks about questions that patients and family members of those with Alzheimer’s may wonder, such as when things will improve.  This disease is progressive, meaning it moves forward in advancing stages with affects of the condition becoming more apparent as time goes on.  From a patient perspective, Rick shares how one of the hardest parts is the acceptance that his memory is slowing leaving him and the realization that what has begun with short memory losses here and there will eventually claim his long term memories as well.

If you have someone near and dear to your heart with this condition, give us a call at A-1 Home Care.  We have friendly and caring Caregivers, Nurse Aides, and Companions who specialize in In Home Alzheimer’s Care.  Our flexible scheduling options can accommodate what suits your needs with Hourly, Live-In, and 24 Hour service options.  Maintaining your loved one’s safety and well being can be achieved and we are here with open arms to assist.  Give us a call today at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800 or visit us today in Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach or Pasadena to learn more!

What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet varies per individual, depending on any diseases or illnesses that they may or may not have. But, in most cases, a healthy diet would consist of a well-balanced meal of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes, people will also stick with a six small  portion meals a day:

What does a healthy diet look like, particularly for seniors?

  • Lean protein (lean meats, seafood, eggs, beans)
  • Fruits and vegetables (think orange, red, green, and purple)
  • Whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat pasta)
  • Low-fat dairy (milk and its alternatives)

Reference Source: (NCOA, 2017).

As we get older, our doctors tend to inform us of switching up our diets to more “fresh” and less “process” foods. Although, we all deserve to treat ourselves every now and then with a sweet or two, it is important to monitor what we put into our bodies. This is something that our caregivers at A-1 Home Care agency specialize in as well. Our twenty-four hour service caretakers work with our senior patients’ doctor to find the best fit diet and, overall, lifestyle for them.

And if your loved one is on a specific diet due to a heart or kidney disease or because they have diabetes or are vegetarian or vegan or gluten-free or avoid Non-GMO, Hollywood will fit right into any of these lifestyles. The city has many local neighborhood stores with a wider selection of foods for these diets. Check out Sprouts or Whole Foods!

If you would like more information on what else we can assist with, including companion and transportation services, do not hesitate to give us a call at our Hollywood office 310-657-8780!

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When our bodies do not respond accordingly to the insulin, we will fall ill and, ultimately, it can result to death if not taken care of. That is why everyone should always go in for their annual checkup, doing lab work in order to detect diabetes, a disease that impacts more than millions of lives. Although it is not curable, there are fortunately medications and help to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Here, at A-1 Home Care, we hire certified caregivers who help many senior diabetics with their disease. Because we are an in-home care service, meaning we come to the senior patients rather than them coming to us, our caregivers assist with any errand runs such as grocery, laundry, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, and transportation to any doctor appointments. Ways that our caregivers assist diabetic patients medical wise is assistance with their diets, such as meal preparation, and any medication and insulin modernization.

For further details on our Hollywood office, be sure to give us a call at our Hollywood office 310-657-8780 or at our main headquarters 562-929-8400 to locate the closest branch to you.

a-1 home care elder care sierra madre.jpgIt’s difficult knowing that your grandparents may be having a hard time acclimating to life in an assisted living facility. Many times there is one caregiver assigned to a group of 10-15 people and you worry that your family member may not be receiving the care the deserve. Furthering the issue, you have started noticing signs of bipolar disorder and are having a difficult time finding a caregiver in the facility to full take on the responsibilities that come with this kind of issue. Luckily, A-1 Home Care in Hollywood provides nurse assistants specifically trained in assisting those who suffer from bipolar disorder.

A-1 Home Care is caregiver agency that has been in the business of providing certified nurse assistants for over 25 years. Their ability to pick a caregiver that will mesh perfectly with your family is uncanny. Our caregivers provide around around the clock non-medical assistance. All of our caregivers have at least 2 years of experience and go through thorough background checks. They can assist your family member with:

  • transportation to and from the hospital
  • keeping track of medication and hospital appointments
  • meal preparation with consideration of dietary restrictions
  • light housecleaning and errands

Bipolar disorder can throw anyone for a loop and unfortunately is likely to affect the elderly. Our certified nurse assistants are trained to look for the symptoms and assist their clients in any way necessary. Their mission is to build a strong companionship and focus on the physical and emotional aspects of your well being. Commitment is valued at A-1 Home Care and we only place caregivers that we know will connect with our clients. We are proud to have a range of multicultural and multilingual employees in our staff working hard every single day to make a difference.

A-1 Home Care services the greater Los Angeles area and our communities include Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Burbank. Our nurse assistants are availablefor companion care at assisted living facilities such as Atria Golden Creek, Sunrise at Sterling and Silverado Senior Living in Beverly Place. For more information please give our friendly associates a call at (310) 657-8780 or visit our website at


a-1 home careAccording to a research report, about 50% of all heart attacks are silent, but they are just as life-altering as those with symptoms of chest pain.  Although men are twice as likely to have both kinds of heart attacks, women die from them more often than men.  You can prevent silent heart attacks in the same way that you’d prevent a typical one: keep your cholesterol levels and blood pressure down, exercise regularly, and eat a balanced diet.  Keep up with your annual medical check-ups or go more often if need be.  If your elderly loved one has a bad habit of smoking or drinking too much, encourage your loved ones to curb their habit.  If you want a caregiver who will motivate your loved ones to change their unhealthy ways, or if your parent just needs someone to help out around the house, A-1 Home Care offers great in-home care support for seniors in Hollywood and all over LA County.

Do you know what signs to look for?

Since the name of this kind of heart attack insinuates that you probably won’t feel any symptoms, there are still hints that may tip you off that you or an elderly loved one is having a heart attack.  Extreme fatigue to the point of unusual lethargy may indicate a reduced flow to the heart, thereby exerting extra stress on your muscles.  You may also feel soreness in your back, neck, or chest.  Since this is not the usual pain associated with a heart attack, you might mistake it for something else.  The nerve signals may also come from the jaw, shoulder, or elbow.  If you find yourself gasping for air after climbing a flight of stairs when you usually have no problem with it, your shortness of breath may indicate a blocked blood flow to the heart.  Experiencing any of the above-mentioned scenarios should motivate you to ask for an electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure your heart activity.

Affordable 24-Hour Heart Attack Care

A-1 Home Care has been serving families in Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Malibu, Calabasas, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Whittier, Pico Rivera and other cities throughout LA County for over two decades.  Our mission is to deliver superior quality elder care services with the highest degree of compassion, integrity, fidelity, and skill.  A-1 Home Care offers personable service, which means that when you call our headquarters, you will always be connected to a live operator rather than an automated answering system.  We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without ever taking a day off.

Call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or check out our website for more details about quality senior care.

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Let’s face it: many people over the age of 60 don’t quite have the internet usage capabilities as teenagers who have got plenty of pep in their online step.

At A-1 Home Care in Hollywood, we offer specialized caregiving professionals who are well-versed in the online world, providing expert assistance and advice for people in the home who are just beginning to get their feet wet, so to speak, on a desktop or PC.

A-1 Home Care’s 24 hour care options are provided with helping hands and a heart of gold to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, bringing the most diverse in-home care options available in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.


A-1 Home Care offers additional exceptional caregiver services in the home that 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
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • errand running like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • “brain games” and other cognition improving activities
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care for physical handicaps and other disabilities
  • child care
  • pet care

Every hourly-in-home caregiver at A-1 Home Care is experienced with helping to safeguard internet users in the home from money fraud, identity theft, fake dating proposals, and other common concerns that might go unnoticed by a new user– but will certainly come back with big consequences later if the proper safety measures are not employed going forward.

Learn more about the exceptional senior care options at A-1 Home Care by calling (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves neighboring communities in Beverly Hills, Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, and Downey.

3Anosognosia is a psychological deficit of self-awareness, especially in regards to an awareness of one’s disability.  Caused by physiological damage to brain structures, anosognia in the elderly often means that affected individuals are not aware they have Alzheimer’s or dementia.  The danger of this lack of self-awareness is that seniors continue to perform activities that may endanger their own lives and the lives of others, such as driving, yet they think they can function as well as they used to.  Anosognosia exists in 42% of Alzheimer’s cases.  Are you afraid for the safety of your elderly loved one who seems unaware of her declining ability to perform usual chores?  Round-the-clock companion care from A-1 Home Care in Hollywood ensures lively companion care that protects the safety of seniors.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and anosognosia may get offended if you hire a live-in caregiver.  At this point, you can’t worry too much about hurting their feelings.  Of greater concern is their physical safety, especially if they forget how to cook or cannot see very well in dim lighting.  The top priority is getting 24-hour senior care at home, whether it’s your home or your loved one’s residence.  A-1 Home Care in Hollywood conducts thorough criminal background checks, DMV checks and sex offender checks of all caregivers.  You can count on our reliable live-in and live-out certified home health aides to help your mom or dad with meal preparation, medical reminders, light housekeeping, transportation and other errands.

A-1 Home Care has been serving communities in Hollywood, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, Whittier, Downey and other cities throughout LA County for 25 years.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care makes elder care within reach for everybody of all income levels.  You can finance 24-hour Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, and other types of care through our easy payment plans and terms.  We also accept long-term care insurance and Veteran Benefits.


For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or check out our website for more details.

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