Sierra Madre In-Home Care for Breast Cancer

sierra madre caregiversSo you’re at the age when you start to wonder about your health.  If you’ve been one of the few lucky ones who have enjoyed good health all their lives, you might be reluctant to go to the doctor’s for a check-up.  People fear going to the doctor’s because they want to put off hearing “bad news” (if there are any) as long as possible.  If they don’t feel pain or extreme discomfort, then they’re good.  Women, especially, are reluctant if they are within the low income bracket because they don’t want to take time off from work and arrange for child care, miss income (if they don’t get paid time off), and wait long hours at the doctor’s office for a five-minute examination.  However, getting a check-up is well worth the trouble, because it will prevent unnecessary premature death and improve the quality of your life.  According to the American Cancer Society, over 3.1 million women in the United States were reported to have breast cancer, for which the risks increase with age.  The best age to start screening is age 40, and A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre delineates some of the risks for breast cancer below:

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Gender
  • Childbirth after age 35
  • Onset of menstruation before age 12
  • Menopause after age 55
  • Never being pregnant
  • Never carried a pregnancy to full term


After-Surgery Care for Breast Cancer Patients

Depending on the stage of breast cancer, women usually receive chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy for cancer treatment.  Surgery is the most common treatment.  A-1 Home Care offers high quality after-surgery care for women, men and seniors for long-term or short-term care.  Post-surgery care includes assistance with cooking, cleaning, chores, drop-off and pick-up, prescription pick-ups, grocery shopping, companion care and more.  For 25 years, A-1 Home Care has provided superior 24-hour in-home care services with compassion, integrity, and dignity.  We ensure 100% customer satisfaction with all our clients.

For quality cancer care and after-surgery care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit for services in Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Hollywood and other cities in LA County.


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Sierra Madre In-Home Care: Muscular Dystrophy vs. Multiple Sclerosis

mdBy definition, Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of non-inflammatory disorders, each with its own set of symptoms, causes and types.  Oftentimes, people confuse MD with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but MS is an inflammatory disorder which affects the central nervous system whereas MD is non-inflammatory and only affects the muscles.  Muscular Dystrophy is inherited while Multiple Sclerosis is caused by the body’s attack on its own immune system.  People with MD have an abnormal gait, muscle weakness, delayed development or learning disability, constipation, scoliosis or heart muscle disease.  A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre maximizes function and autonomy for children and young adults, thereby enhancing the quality of their daily lives.

Signs of Muscular Dystrophy are usually not apparent until a child reaches the stage when he starts to walk.  You may notice some delay in the child’s motor skills and cognitive development, which stems from muscle weakness.  After the onset of MD, if the child grows up and receives the maximum care available through technological advances and molecular biology, he may live to be 30, but at this time, there is no known cure for Muscular Dystrophy.  A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre addresses the non-medical aspects of 24-hour in-home care, such as assistance with meal preparation, transportation to school, and assistance with psychosocial development.  We have live-in certified home health aides who are knowledgeable in neuromuscular disorders and can assist in answering your questions about your loved one’s health.

A-1 Home Care is Los Angeles County’s first choice in home care for seniors, children and adults of all ages.  Our commitment to compassion and drive for excellence has propelled us to deliver superior caregiving services to families in Sierra Madre, Duarte, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Arcadia and other surrounding cities throughout LA County.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has partnered with local hospitals such as Sierra Madre Community Hospital to bring you optimal 24-hour in-home care for all your non-medical needs.  You can finance live-in or live-out care through our cost-effective, affordable payment plans, or you can go through long-term care insurance.

For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit to view a wide range of services we offer.

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Seniors with Giant Cell Arteritis at Risk for Stroke

a-1 home care whittier caregiver agencyAre you at risk for Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)?  A common blood vessel condition among seniors, GCA leads to sudden blindness or stroke.  Each year, about 29 out of 100,000 individuals are diagnosed with this condition in which the blood vessels become inflamed; it produces symptoms such as throbbing headaches in the temples, double vision or loss of vision, fever and unintentional weight loss.  Research studies show a link between GCA and the herpes virus that causes shingles and chicken pox.  The exact cause of GCA remains unknown, but in Sierra Madre and other parts of Los Angeles County, A-1 Home Care’s elder care solutions will reduce your loved one’s chances of developing Giant Cell Arteritis.


As with any physical ailment regardless of the cause, maintaining a good diet, a regular exercise routine, and a well-balanced schedule of social activities is essential to one’s overall health.  A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre has varying levels of in-home care from which you can choose: 24 hour care, part-time respite care, overnight care, assistance with daily living activities, and specialized care such as Arthritis Care, Lou Gehrig’s and Cancer Care.  If you are a family provider, you won’t have to take time off from work to take your elderly loved one to medical appointments.  A live-in caregiver will give your parent undivided attention and you a great peace of mind.


A-1 Home Care serves seniors in Sierra Madre, Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, Monrovia, Glendale, Altadena, Hollywood, Burbank and other surrounding cities.  Established in 1991, the licensed, bonded and insured agency has provided high quality care, touching the hearts of seniors and their families.  Our caregivers are dedicated to delivering superb care, and our phone lines are open 24/7 so you never get an answering machine.  A-1 Home Care opens its doors 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.


For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit to view a wide range of services we offer.


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Sierra Madre Arthritis Care: Opioid Receptors, the Brain’s Natural Painkillers

hospice care sierra madre a-1 home careGiven the highly addictive nature of opiate drugs prescribed for seniors with arthritis, it would make sense if researchers found a way to increase the brain’s ability to produce opioid receptors, the body’s natural painkillers.  A group of scientists at the University of Manchester have found that the brain’s response to severe arthritic pain is to increase the amount of these receptors to the affected areas, but it’s still not enough to palpably reduce the chronic pain.  Using receptor imaging to develop a method to reduce pain without drugs, the team of researchers is working hard in Manchester to discover groundbreaking news for seniors with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other forms of arthritis.  Managing day-to-day life activities is extremely hard for the elderly, but thanks to A-1 Home Care, seniors in Sierra Madre and surrounding cities can enjoy round-the-clock arthritis relief with caregiver assistance.


24-Hour Arthritis Home Care Assistance

Chronic pain resulting from arthritis can severely limit your elderly loved one’s ability to cook, clean, drive, write, bathe and dress oneself.  Having a certified nurse aide dramatically reduces the negative impact of arthritis on activities of daily living.  A highly skilled caregiver will help your loved one perform household chores and manage chronic pain by applying home remedies as well as administering prescribed medication.  The presence of a seasoned caregiver also prevents your loved one from falling, as arthritis sufferers and stroke survivors are at very high risk for accidental falls.  Whether you need 24-hour live-in care or part-time respite care during the week, A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre will revolve around your scheduling needs.


Why A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre?

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre has garnered the trust of countless seniors and their families who continually refer their friends and relatives to us.  A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured non-medical home agency that caters to care recipients of all ages, offering a wide range of services from elder care, postpartum care, post-surgery care and hospice care to specialized care like Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Arthritis Care and Brain Injury Care.  Affordable yet exceptional, A-1 Home Care delivers Los Angeles County’s best elder care all year round, including major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For quality in-home arthritis care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website for more details.  Find arthritis care in your local areas, like Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Altadena, La Canada, Duarte, Glendale, Burbank, and other neighboring cities. 

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Elderly Care Services in Sierra Madre

Seniors and elderly may not be as socially active and chances of depression may increase. In addition, different illnesses may arise such as arthritis, heart problems, Alzheimer’s, incontinence and many others diseases that cause pain.  If you or your loved one suffer from chronic pain or depression, seek help from caregivers, senior companions, and other professionals through A-1 Home Care.


A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre offers excellent caregiver service with experienced and compassionate professionals. We provide service such as Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Respite Care, Cancer Care,  Special Needs Care, and other Elderly Care services.  We cover cities such Sierra Madre, La Canada, Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Temple City, Rosemead and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

For more information on Elderly Care Services in Sierra Madre call 626-287-0250 or Visit A-1 Home Care Sierra Madre.

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How to Begin Conservatorship

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Some people may not know how to go about being a conservator. In order for someone to become a conservator for an incapacitated individual, one must propose to the court to be appointed as the conservator, this proposal is also known as the petition for conservatorship. This petition can be filed by more than just family members.  Whether it is a close friend, a public official, a nonprofit agency, or a professional conservator can file the petition.  Since it is required for the conservator to be bonded to ensure they can execute duties faithfully, an attorney is usually a must in order to obtain such a bond.  In addition, the petitioner needs to proof that the conservatee is unable to provide basic personal needs in the case for conservatorship of the person, or unable to manage their own financial assets or resist fraud in the case for conservatorship of the estate.  Lastly, the petition must have a list of all possible unsuitable/unavailable alternatives to the conservatorship and the reason for each.  We understand it is a overwhelming process, and it is good to be prepared before beginning the petition phase.

It may be difficult to act as the family caregiver with all the stress and anxiety resulted from the conservatorship process, and A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre  is the perfect solution to all your loved one’s in home care needs.  We are able to meet much of the needs for a conservator of the person, including meal preparation, incontinence care, housecleaning, transportation, medication administration, and other areas.  For over 20 years, our staff of caregivers here at A-1 Home Care have been hard at work, dedicating their skills and compassionate to improve the quality of life in many seniors and elderly.  Each are experts in Parkinson Care, Alzheimer’s Care,  Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, Bipolar Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, and more.  We guarantee to fit the schedule with 24 hour live in or hourly care options, and you can find us anywhere in Los Angeles County, with operations in Sierra Madre, La Canada, Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Temple City, Rosemead, and other cities.

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Caregiver for Alzheimer in Sierra Madre

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An estimated 5 million people in America over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s, and an additional 200,000 or more are diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer.  This number is expected to continue to rise for the next few decades, reaching over 13 million by the middle of the century.  This steady climb in numbers also mean the climb in costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the combine cost to the Medicare and Medicaid system from Alzheimer is estimated to be $142 billion.  If the estimated number of Alzheimer’s for 2050 is correct, total costs for care related to Alzheimer’s could go beyond $1 trillion dollars nationwide.

In Home Care can often be half the cost of facility based care.  A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre offers in home caregivers, certified nurse aides, and other care professionals. They are all compassionate about increasing the quality of life for every client they serve, and have the skills and experience to provide the consistent quality that you look for.  For over 20 years, we have received many testimonials from clients living in Sierra Madre, Altadena, Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra, San Gabriel, and other cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Experienced in the field of Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care options, we are here to cater to your loved ones needs any time of the day.

Give us a call at 626-287-0250 to speak with our representatives, or visit Sierra Madre In Home Care for more information.