Pico Rivera In-Home Care: 24-Hour Staff vs. 24-Hour Personalized Care

laguna beachPut yourself in your elderly loved one’s shoes and imagine yourself living in an assisted living facility, long-term care facility or nursing home.  You get your three meals a day; you have a room and perhaps share a room with another senior; there’s a nurse or caregiver who makes her rounds to the different rooms facilities to take your vitals and check for your toileting needs.  You have access to 24-hour staff but do you feel like anyone really cares about you – and you alone?  Do you have a constant companion by your side who will take you out and help you stay connected with your friends and family?  Do you have someone who will respond to you immediately when you have a need, or do you have to wait on an overloaded, tired caregiver or nurse to finish taking care of someone else?  The lack of personalized, compassionate care in aging institutions is what drives many seniors to request live-in care, because they can receive the same minimum assistance and more while living comfortably in their own home.

Benefits of Personalized Elder Care at Home

The saying, “There’s no place like home,” applies to elder care just as much as any other area in life.  A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has an outstanding reputation for building a memorable life for seniors in their golden years while ensuring patient safety and preserving dignity.  Having a live-in caregiver for your elderly loved ones doesn’t just help them – it helps you too.  Although you may be able to assist with errands such as grocery shopping or making meals, you could avoid awkward moments when helping your parent take showers or use the restroom.  If you are not professionally trained in toileting and grooming assistance, your good intentions might make the situation worse.  A-1 Home Care’s 24-hour caregivers are certified, seasoned and sensitive.

About A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency for seniors.  Over the years, A-1 Home Care has grown to expand their services to include postpartum care, bipolar care, care for adults and children with disabilities, post-surgery care, and specialized care for Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other health conditions.  A-1 Home Care’s reputation for superior senior care makes it the leading home care agency in Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Cerritos, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and other cities throughout LA County.

To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more details.

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Pico Rivera Home Care: Continuing Care for Sports Injuries or After Surgery

a-1 home care Do you have a loved one who is temporarily incapacitated due to sports injuries or a recent surgery?  A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera provides excellent 24 hour continuing care to seniors, children, teenagers and adults of all ages.  By definition, continuing care is ongoing care of the physically handicapped and others suffering from chronic physical or mental illness.  We provide in-home continuing care so that individuals can still enjoy recovery in the comfort of their own home, in the presence of family members and friends.  According to an AARP survey, nine out of ten seniors prefer to age in place; we reckon that the same goes for post-surgery patients and older adults who are suffering from terminal illness.

A-1 Home Care recruits only caregivers who exceed industry standards of elder care.  Responsive to Los Angeles’s melting pot, A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has an ethnically and culturally diverse pool of caregivers from which you can choose for your in-home continuing care needs.  Whether you recently underwent an operation or need long-term hospice care, our licensed vocational nurses, certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants, hospice care specialists, and postoperative caregivers will assist you in getting the most out of your medical care.  Our round-the-clock home care services include transportation to follow-up medical appointments, monitoring of vital signs, and assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and oral hygiene.  You can count on our care managers and caregivers to work with your loved one’s medical team to ensure that your loved one is closely following the doctor’s orders.

Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been the leader in the elder care industry, delivering the best of Los Angeles County’s in-home care services to families in Pico Rivera, Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Covina, Azusa, Temple City, and other cities throughout LA County.  Not only would you receive superb caregiving services, but you enjoy the low rates that no other agency can compete with!  Our care managers will work with your budget, level of needs, and schedule to meet you where you’re at.  You can finance continuing care with our reasonable rates or you can go through Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.


To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more details. 

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Assistance With a Caregiver or a Nanny Near Pico Rivera

Children are usually really excited about Christmas and a way to help them countdown the days is by making a match box countdown calendar. This calendar stars with 24 drawers that children can remove and a small ornament that reminds of them of Christmas will be inside. What you would need for this project is 24 small matchboxes, glue, paper, acrylic paint, ribbons, construction paper, scissors and small treats. Once you obtain 24 matchboxes, remove the matches and glue the boxes in three stacks of eight. Once you are gluing the boxes, place a strip of paper to wrap the sides of the boxes. Using a marker you can write the dates of December 1 through 24.  On the other side of the matchbox calendar, have your child draw of pain a picture that reminds them of Christmas. Once you are done you cab begin by filling the boxes with treats such as candy, pictures or ribbons. Everyday that gets closer to Christmas, children can open the box and receive a small treat as they wait for the big day.

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A-1 Home care has many caregivers available that can assist with this fun and easy project. We also have professional nannies that can spend time with children. Our nannies have experience with children that have special needs, are handicapped or disabled. Our caregivers are CPR certified and have experience in  Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospital Sitters, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Elder care and more.  Our company is committed to serving the vast communities in Pico Rivera,  Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and many other areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.

If you need assistance with a caregiver or a nanny near Pico Rivera call 562-929-8400, or visit Pico Rivera In Home Care for more info.  Feel Free to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates.

Helping Seniors Stay Healthy this Season

Staying healthy isn’t necessarily hard, but it does become trying during the season that boasts of pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, and family gatherings which will ultimately have more and more food to chow down on. Exercise during these last few months can be even more difficult because of how cold it is. The cold can be very discouraging for people who want to exercise – after all, why go out there in the wet and cold when the bed is so much more warm and comfy? But there is are simple ways to stay healthy even now. Make a plan to warm up before getting out of the house and walking. Stock up on berries and other sorts of healthy foods instead of cookies and remember, no matter what your plan toward a healthier self is, A-1 Home Care wishes you all the best in your endeavor!

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If there is a need for a in home care providers for seniors, then turn no further than the leading non-medical home care agency of A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera.  We have over 20 years of experience in finding the perfect caregivers with the experience and skills to handle home care situations such as Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Post Stroke Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and more.  Our company is committed to serving the vast communities in Pico Rivera,  Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and many other areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Find your service today by calling 562-929-8400, or visit Pico Rivera In Home Care for more info.  Feel Free to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates.


Broaden Your Horizon with These Fun Activities for Seniors

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In this consumer capitalistic world, more and more of the things that we use and enjoy are from the mass market.  Although these are not bad in any ways, they are no where near unique.  For seniors and elderly who have immense experience in various things in life, mass market products or activities may not be appealing to them.  So we want to suggest a few activities to keep your life refreshing.  For example, head to your local art museum to enjoy the selection of fine arts by amazing artists, and they usually offer discounts and perks for seniors who attend!  If paintings and sculptures are too still for your taste, then maybe attend a music concert.  With different venues around, especially in Los Angeles, there is no shortage in concerts that will fit your taste.  Being retired means there is plenty of time to travel the world. Why not prepare yourself by learning a new language?  All in all, by tapping into the more creative world, there are be endless amount of activities waiting for you.

As the leading non-medical home care agency around Los Angeles and Orange County, A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera offer customized services aimed to help assist seniors and those in needs with Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and more.  We serve in many different communities, including Pico Rivera, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Norwalk, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Find your service today by calling 562 929 8400, or visit Pico Rivera In Home Care for more information.

Bathroom Safety Tips

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Home is where we feel the shelter from the outside world, and where we feel safest. While the familiar environment may feel easy to navigate, for seniors who are aging, that same chair you have enjoyed sitting may turn into a safety hazard due to poor eyesight, dementia, side effects from medications, and other factors.  As a result, it is important to be cautious around the home, especially in the bathroom where slipping and falling risks are increased. Here are some safety tips around the bathroom that will help keep accidents from happening.

  • Install grab bars for balance and prevent falls (Remember towel bars cannot support the weight of the person)
  • Use non-slip mats in the tub and the floor
  • Replace bar soaps with liquid soups with pumps for easier access
  • Install shower seats for seniors
  • Use Handheld show hose for easier reach

A-1 Home Care pride ourselves in earning the trust of the Pico Rivera community over the past two decades.  Our caregivers can help seniors stay safe around their homes, and provide services in meal preparation, hygiene management, safety monitoring, transportation, light housecleaning and other in home care support. We focus on the needs and requirements of our clients with specialized care in Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care,  Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care,  Hospice Care, and other senior care services.  We cover all areas in the Pico Rivera community, including Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Montebello, Baldwin Park, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Inquire service by calling 562-929-8400, or you can visit us at www.picoriverainhomecare.com.  You can also check our some of the event photos on our Facebook!

Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease


According to statistics, 26 million Americans suffer from some level of chronic kidney disease, and there seem to be a link to the obesity epidemic that is among our population.  Obesity can lead to diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for chronic kidney disease.  When combined with the other age factor of age, we are seeing a growing amount of seniors being diagnosed with the disease.  The main way to prevent chronic kidney disease is by taking care of your health.  By maintaining a health diet, monitoring blood pressure, and avoiding smoking, then you can be well on your way to prevent catching the disease.  Certainly, it is a good idea to get an annual physical from your doctor to get a clean bill of health to further give you an assurance of not having the disease.

For any seniors living with the disease, consider finding quality profession help from A-1 Home Care. We have helped residents of Pico Rivera,  or surrounding cities such as Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Montebello, Baldwin Park, and areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.  With a diverse team of caregiver ready to provide support in any home care needs, you can feel at ease from the service your loved ones are enjoying from one of our caregivers. We offer a wide range of senior services, including Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery CareAlzheimer’s Care, Diabetes Care, Post Stroke Care, Parkinson Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, and more.  You can rest assure that you will have a peace of mind when hiring one of our caregivers, because we pride ourselves with the quality of care providers that we find.

For service inquiries, please call us at 562-929-8400 today. You can also visit www.picoriverainhomecare.com to learn more about our services, or connect with us on Facebook!