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You’re not alone in the fight against cancer

A cancer diagnosis is life changing, not only for the patient, but for their entire family and loved ones.

What does Cancer mean?

Cancer involves abnormal cellular growth that can manifest as a tumor which can spread throughout the body. Cancer can affect many parts of the body and while genetics may play a role in those at risk, the disease is largely considered environmental. There are two types of tumors-benign and malignant. The former is not cancerous and not at risk of spreading. These once removed typically are not a risk of returning. The latter, however, is cancerous and is a risk to grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body and multiply. Depending on the severity of the cancer, radiation treatment, chemotherapy and surgery may be used to treat the patient. These options carry lasting side effects such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain and bowel issues that can make normal day to day activities difficult.

A-1 Home Care is here for you and your loved one

Our Cancer caregivers are available 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly to best suit your needs and help with everything from medication reminders, meal preparation, exercise, to personal errands and will ensure they are kept as comfortable as possible.  We understand that role of this particular sort of caregiver changes as treatment goes on and want offer stability and support through all phases on the path to wellness.

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At A-1 Home Care, we specialize in delivering the highest level of personal care to our clients in the fight against cancer. All of our cancer caregivers, nurse aids, companions and home helpers have at least two years of home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, national background check, TB test, malpractice/liability insurance, first aid/cpr training, and a personal interview with office staff. No one should have to go through cancer treatment alone. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help at (310) 366-7964 or (562) 929-8400.  A-1 Home Care is proud to serve the cities of Hermosa Beach, Arcadia, Encino and neighboring communities.

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Torrance Elder Care: Handling Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo…or Just “Vertigo”

a-1 home care elder care redondo beachAs you age, tiny crystals in your inner ear loosen and start to migrate into the wrong part of your balancing organ, which tells your brain you’re moving when you’re really not.  This happens because as you get older, the “glue” holding the crystals together eventually weakens.  The outcome is “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,” or simply known as “vertigo,” which can render seniors vulnerable to falling while bathing or getting dressed.  Common movements such as getting out of bed or rolling over in bed trigger the migration of these particles, producing a sensation of dizziness.  A-1 Home Care in Torrance helps families take precautionary measures to avoid emergencies and irreversible damage in their elderly loved ones.

Take Charge with 24-Hour Elder Care in Torrance

Depending on your parent or grandparent’s general health, your elderly loved one may need a live-in caregiver to assist with physical fitness goals, such as walking and Tai Chi, or creating delicious, nutritious meals that will boost your loved one’s immune system.  Good nutritional and exercise habits will, over the long run, help your loved one minimize vertigo.  Count on our 24-hour caregivers around Torrance to give your loved one a lift to regular doctor appointments where your parent can be examined for vertigo or other symptoms.  We can help identify hazardous zones in your house where your elderly loved one might potentially slip and fall, and our certified home health aides will recommend the appropriate anti-skid devices where they can be installed in your home.

About A-1 Home Care in Torrance

Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care is a non-medical home care agency that delivers excellent elder care services in Torrance and surrounding areas, like Redondo Beach, Carson, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Cerritos, and beyond.  Our motto, “It takes two helping hands and a golden heart to serve,” is well represented by our meticulously hand-picked selection of high quality, seasoned and certified caregivers, nurse assistants, and home health aides who work day and night to ensure your elderly loved ones’ health and longevity.  We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to your inquiries and concerns.


For a free quote, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.torranceeldercare.com for in-home care services in your area. 

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Torrance Elder Care: Give Thanks with Quality In-Home Care

a-1 home care caregiver whittierShow gratitude to your parents or grandparents this holiday season with some quality in-home care!  If you are flying home for the holidays and notice that your loved one’s health is noticeably frailer than it was last year, you may want to consider hiring 24-hour live-in care for him.  Unless you plan on relocating, getting a new job and moving your kids to a different school, hiring a quality caregiver for your elderly loved one is possibly the best way to give thanks for all the ways your parents have cared for you.  This holiday season, get to know your parents’ social networkA-1 Home Care in Torrance can also assist you with part-time respite care or full-time live-in care.

Get Proactive: Know Thy Neighbor

As the saying goes, better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.  Depending on how “social” your parents are, when you fly home to Torrance this Thanksgiving season, you would fare well in asking your parents about their social life.  Do they know their neighbors?  Do you know their friends?  How far away do their friends live from them?  Do you know any trustworthy neighbors who could keep an eye on your elderly parents if anything happens?  Is one of your parents currently taking care of the other parent?  Showing concern, being aware of your parents’ needs, and coming up with an elder care plan before a crisis happens is a great way of expressing thanks for your loved ones!

Affordable and Trustworthy In-Home Care in Torrance

In light of caregiver scams and senior predators, finding a trustworthy home care agency is of utmost importance these days!  A-1 Home Care in Torrance is Los Angeles County’s leading in-home care agency that is licensed, bonded and insured.  This means that every caregiver who walks through our door is extensively screened for criminal background checks and professional references are verified.  Live-in care is available 24 hours a day, and part-time respite care for independent seniors is also available for families in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, El Segundo, Culver City and surrounding cities.  Affordable elder care is within your reach through easy financing, Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance such as John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, and Penn Treaty.


Speak with a care manager today to discuss your loved one’s needs! Call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.torranceeldercare.com for in-home care services in your area. 

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Activities That Can Boost Brain Power in Seniors

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It is no secret that cognitive function often decreases as we age.  Symptoms like forgetfulness and diminished agility, it can be discouraging for seniors and elderly.  But studies have shown that the brain can continue to function effectively when it is nurtured properly, basically “Use it or Lose it” according to Alan Bragdon and Dr David Gamon.  For example, games such as crosswords, picture puzzles and word puzzles can all stimulate the brain while being enjoyable to pass the time with.  Consider learning new healthy recipes with nutrition that can boost brain functions.  For example, many fruits and vegetables with filled with antioxidants, and researches have shown that caffeine has benefit to brain functions.  Furthermore, regular exercises help bring more oxygen to the brain, boosting both physical health as well as brain functions.  These are all activities that aren’t too complicated, and can be enjoyable for seniors and their loved ones to do.

Experience matters in a caregiver, that is why A-1 Home Care in Torrance requires at least 2 years of prior professional caregiving experience with all our caregivers.  On top of that, they are required to have TB clearance, CPR certification, and pass a criminal background check.  Each are skilled and dedicated to the craft of caregiving, provide services like Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other Home Care challenges.  Since 1991, we proudly serve the communities of Torrance, Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Culver City, Cerritos, Lomita, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call (310) 366-7964 for next day service or visit torranceeldercare.com  for more information. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

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Caregiver for Alzheimer in Torrance

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Like many other health conditions and senior ailments, Alzheimer can interfere with the individual’s ability to live their daily life, thus stripping them of their independence.  A-1 Home Care is here to help, so here are a few tips from the Alzheimer’s Association to help keep the independence that we often take for granted.  Because memory loss is one of the most prominent symptom of Alzheimer’s, memory aides are a great way to help cope with this problem.  Using labels on drawers, keeping a notebook, have important phone numbers near a phone, and put reminders on your door.  Another way is to help is to plan ahead, whether it is planning help for daily tasks, transportation, or other errands.  Lastly, stay active in hobbies, and be social while being open about your memory loss so others can relate and help you when the time is needed.

A-1 Home Care in Torrance offers excellent caregiving service for those living with Alzheimer’s, all our caregivers are CPR certified, TB tested, and have prior work reference in caregiving.  We were proud to feature our caregivers of the month last year, and they, along with our team of caregivers here at A-1 home Care, are dedicated to help improve the quality of life of your loved ones.  Covering the areas of Torrance, Redondo Beach, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Carson, Gardena, Lawndale, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County, we have expert caregivers ready to serve your loved one’s need whether it is in Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, or other Senior Care needs.

Call 310-366-7964 to begin same day or next day service, or visit Torrance In Home Care to learn more about our services.

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Torrance Home Care Helps Seniors Achieve Wellness

a-1 home care caregiver torranceLongevity is not just about living longer on this earth.  Aging gracefully also means healthy aging, which means the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.  Nutrition, exercise, mental and emotional health are essential components of happiness.  While chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Dementia, high blood pressure, and heart disease may be heredity, there are many other things we can do to improve our current state of physical health.  Having a great network of social support such as family members, friends, and professional caregivers is a sure way to enhance mental and physical health.  A-1 Home Care in Torrance is dedicated to enrich the lives of seniors and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Home Care Makes Wellness Possible

In order to help seniors sustain a healthy lifestyle, A-1 Home Care in Torrance connects seniors to their local grocery stores, doctor’s offices, dental visits, and social visits to friends and loved ones.  They may even take your elderly loved ones to the local gym or senior center if so desired.  Our caregivers will turn everything into a more delectable treat so that aging does not have to feel depressing.  Companion care is a huge component of home care.  Our professional, pre-screened caregivers bring years of experience to the table.  By the time they meet you and your family, they are ready to deliver exceptional home care with compassion.  Live-in and live-out assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, laundry, toileting care, light housekeeping, and personal care are available 24 hours a day.

A-1 Home Care

Look no further than A-1 Home Care for trustworthy caregiver services in Torrance and surrounding areas.  We provide flexible scheduling; whether you need overnight care, 24 hour care, or hourly care, we will adjust according to your needs.  You won’t have to worry about criminal background checks because we are a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency that provides quality in-home care.  We are proud to say that our clientele is made possible by our past and return clients because of their superior experience with our caregivers.

To hire a caregiver, please call A-1 Home Care today (310) 366-7964 or visit us online www.torranceeldercare.com for more information on home care in Torrance, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Carson, Long Beach, Culver City, and surrounding areas.

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Water Exercises for Seniors

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A set of exercises that has recently become more and more popular can now be found in the water. Many exercises that traditionally took place on land are now in the pool such as tai chi, bicycling, and handheld weights. While water exercises can apply to everyone, it is especially beneficial to the elderly. For those in late adulthood who often fear the risk of injury that comes goes in hand with exercise, “aquafitness” may provide a more comforting solution.  Aqua fitness provides extra cushioning in the joints to those who are suffering from arthritis. Water aerobics can also increase lung and cardiovascular health.

Water exercises can maintain your independence; however, for those who find difficulty in keeping up with day-to-day-today tasks, A-1 Home Care in Torrance can help. We provide a multitude of services such as diabetic care, after-surgery care, and dementia care. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, dedicated in providing customer-caregiver compatibility.

Call 310 366 7964 today or visit Torrance Elder Care for more information.