Posted by: encinoinhomecare | December 13, 2015

Encino Home Care: Pesticides & Parkinson’s Disease

dreamstime_6077590Got milk?  That’s not necessarily a good thing if you drank more than two cups of milk per day in the 1980s.  According to the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, a pesticide was found in milk during that period of time.  Researchers found that a group of participants who drank at least two cups a day had 40% less brain cells than the other participants who drank less.  The study does not show a causal link but an association between milk consumption and Parkinson’s Disease, a central nervous disease for which there is no known cure or cause.  A-1 Home Care in Encino offers round-the-clock care for seniors who cope with the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s on a daily basis.


24 Hour Parkinson’s Care


The degenerating symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) make life seemingly impossible to live.  Seniors who have PD experience resting tremors, rigid muscles, slow movement, and inability to stand upright.  Families turn to A-1 Home Care in Encino for live-in and live-out care to help their loved ones manage symptoms and assist with daily tasks, such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, bathing, hygiene and grooming. You can count on our highly skilled caregivers to take care of your elderly loved ones as though they were their own family members.


Affordable Home Care in Encino


A-1 Home Care offers top-notch in-home care for seniors who live in Encino and surrounding areas such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Burbank, Santa Monica, Calabasas and other cities in Los Angeles County.  If you need low-cost elder care, you can discuss the various financing options that are available to you.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers like John Hancock, Penn Treaty and MetLife Insurance.



To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit our website for more information!


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Posted by: encinoinhomecare | August 1, 2015

Encino Home Care: Senior Safety of Utmost Importance

pic 1In light of the most recent event in Savannah, it is more important than ever to know whom you are hiring to take care of your elderly loved ones.  According to an online news source, Savannah Now, a 39-year-old caregiver exploited her position to steal over $20,000 from a vulnerable senior citizen.  Juliana Gwendolyn Carter was indicted for 251 counts of elder abuse and fraud.  The article, posted on July 30, 2015, mentions nothing of the nature how the unfortunate elderly lady met her caregiver, but given Carter’s past criminal record with other seniors, it is highly probable that the elderly victim or her family found Carter in a private advertisement.  Predators on the prowl are everywhere, not just in Savannah.  Do whatever it takes to protect your elderly loved one who lives in Encino or surrounding areas!

How does one find a trustworthy caregiver in Encino nowadays?  Even if you meet someone through a friend of a friend, you really are going by faith when you hire someone based on trust without a serious background check.  It might be cheaper if you hire someone directly from a private ad, but is saving a few dollars a month worth all the heartache, frustration, and financial loss if the caregiver turns out to be a predator?

A licensed, bonded and insured home care agency like A-1 Home Care is your safest bet!  Every caregiver, companion care worker, certified home health aide, certified nurse assistant, private duty nurse and hospice care worker must pass a thorough background check before they’re allowed to enter your home.  In addition to passing a DMV, sex offender and criminal background check, applicants have to meet face-to-face with the care managers so they can assess the applicants’ characters.  By the time a nurse assistant from A-1 Home Care enters your home, you’d have a peace of mind knowing that your elderly loved one is in good hands.

For quality long-term care you can count on, call us today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at for services in Encino, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, and other cities in surrounding areas.

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Posted by: encinoinhomecare | June 18, 2015

Hospital Sitters in Encino from A-1 Home Care


When you’re loved one is admitted at the hospital and is expected to have a long stay, the first thing you want to be sure about is that your loved one is not left alone, but it may not be possible to have a family member there to constantly keep watch over them or to keep them company. When you hire a hospital sitter from A-1 Home Care you and your family can have peace of mind and be assured that your Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill loved one is receiving the constant care they need at an affordable and competitive rate. A-1 Home care 24 hour caregivers want to ensure that your loved one’s hospital stay is as comfortable as possible. We understand how difficult it can be for you to know that your loved one is stuck in a bed in an unfamiliar environment.
Our live-in or live-out hospital sitters will ensure that your Elderly loved one is taken care of and kept alert through engaging conversations. If your loved one is terminally ill, our attentive hospital sitters will ensure that they stay safe and don’t try to pull their IV cords. We can alert nurses, doctors, and family immediately in case of any emergency.

Our hospital sitters can provide service in the communities of Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Studio City, Van Nuys, and others in Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley. They are also ethnically diverse, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural. We receive many referrals to patients from Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Van Nuys Community Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, St. Vincent Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital, UCLA, and others.

Our non-medical homecare agency can provide hospital sitters for live-in or 24 hour care, hourly part-time or full-time, short-term or long-term. We have experience dealing with After Surgery Care, Postpartum Care and individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Cancer, Incontinence, and Stroke.

If your loved one received long term insurance coverage, we accept Penn Treaty, John Hancock, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and Veteran Administration.

Our private certified hospital caregiver is trained to live up to our philosophies regarding independence and compassion towards our clients and works for the well-being of the client at all times. We at A-1 Home Care Agency conform to your scheduling needs and offer care giving services for as long as you deem appropriate. Because there is no contract or pressure to keep a caregiver for a certain amount of time, your needs will be taken care of and your loved one will be cared for as long as you deem necessary. Our hospital caregivers are compassionate, trustworthy, attentive, and are matched with our clientele based on the needs of the family and client, as well as compatibility.

Call today for your free quote at 818-980-0094 or 562-929-8400 or visit us at our website or on Facebook!

Posted by: encinoinhomecare | April 21, 2015

Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors in Encino

Home care for elderly has many benefits. Seniors can receive the level of care they need in the comfort of their own home from A-1 Home Care in Encino. With A-1 Home Care in Encino families are given the opportunity to provide their loving support and participation in the lives of their loved ones. A-1 Home Care for your loved one means peace of mind for you and comfort and confidence for your loved one.

Because they’re cared for in their own environment, seniors are not subjugated to rules and regulations of a facility when they are cared for in their own homes. When you provide in home care from A-1 Home Care for your loved one, they receive maximal freedom and control.

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Simple tasks such as housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands, shopping, or driving to appointments can become increasingly difficult for seniors. Non-medical home care includes these and much more. Our caregivers at A-1 Home Care can assist in day to day tasks and can also provide companionship for seniors.

A-1 Home Care is personalized to meet the needs of your loved one. You have the opportunity to choose who you want to care for your loved one, and service is available around the clock to match your schedule whether hourly or 24 hour, live in or live out care. At A-1 Home Care in Encino also provides care throughout Los Angeles County; we’re ready to provide the service your loved one deserves and needs. We specialize in Arthritis care, Alzheimer and Dementia, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic care, Hospice care, Parkinson care, and much more.

Find the right caregiver today by calling our office at 818-980-0094.  Visit us online at or on our Facebook!

Posted by: encinoinhomecare | April 21, 2015

Encino Dementia Care for the Elderly

a-1 home careAlzheimer’s Disease falls under the category of Dementia, a disability that impairs memory, cognitive abilities, and sleeping patterns, to name a few.  It is a progressive disease, so if you notice changes in behavior and personality early on, you should familiarize yourself with symptoms in order to take action for the future.  As memory lapses become more frequent, you’ll notice that your loved one may forget to dress himself, turn off the stove, or remember familiar streets and names.  A simple task like balancing a checkbook will become an ordeal.  Delusions and wanderings may become hard for family members to deal with; they may lose sleep over worrying about their loved one leaving the house and getting lost.

A-1 Home Care provides flexible scheduling for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Understanding that this disease gets worse over time, we will work you as your needs change.  We can increase or decrease the hours of service as we accommodate to your schedule.  Our wonderful caregivers, companions and certified nurse aides assist with meal preparations, light housecleaning, bathing, grooming, laundry, and transportation to doctor’s appointments.

Call us today (818) 980-0094 or visit our website for more information.  We serve the communities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Canoga Park, Thousand Oaks, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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Posted by: encinoinhomecare | March 19, 2015

Diet and Lifestyle For A Better Heart

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While there are genetic factors to some cardiovascular diseases, the best way to fight most heart disease is by prevention.  Most importantly, these preventative measure are not difficult to do, they are simple rules of diet and lifestyle that anyone can achieve if they are determined to see benefits to the heart and overall health.

Understand your caloric intake, and try to use up as many calories as you take in by regularly exercising at least 30 minutes each day.  Keep in mind to eat a variety of nutritious foods from different food groups. Fruits and vegetables are a must, but also add in whole grain food, omega-3 rich fish and lots of nuts.  In contrast to eating lots of nutritious food, it is also good to eat less nutrient-poor.  For example, drink alcohol in moderation, cutting back on food with high fat, cholesterol and sodium content.

Looking for support at home during for your elderly loved ones? A-1 Home Care in Encino is ready to find you a quality home helper, home health aide, certified nurse aides, or other home care professionals to provide support.  Also, we are flexible in our services, including  diabetic care, parkinson’s care, hospice care, dementia care, arthritis care,after surgery care, multiple sclerosis care, and much more.   No matter where you or your loved ones live in Los Angeles County, we have experience covering the areas of Encino, Canoga Park,TarzanaSherman Oaks, Studio City, Northridge, San MarinoBeverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Hollywood, and more.

Find the right caregiver today by calling our office at 818-980-0094.  Visit us online or on our Facebook page!


Posted by: encinoinhomecare | December 2, 2014

Encino Bladder Cancer Care for Seniors

dreamstime_6077590This year, over 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed.  Deaths resulting from bladder cancer numbered almost 16,000.  In the United States, more than 500,000 individuals are bladder cancer survivors.  The cause for the fourth most common cancer among men is unknown.   Transitional cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and Squamouscell carcinoma are three different forms of bladder cancer that may be triggered by smoking, exposure to chemicals at work, bladder infection, and chemotherapy for other types of cancers in the body.  A-1 Home Care in Encino provides superior cancer care for those who wish to stay at home to receive treatment.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of this illness include weight loss, urinary incontinence, painful and frequent urination, fatigue, and bone pain, if the tumor spreads to the bones.  In the early stages of cancer, surgery is often the primary treatment to remove the tumor.  Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are applied thereafter to prevent the tumor from coming back.  In the second or third stage of the cancer, the entire bladder may have to be removed and replaced by an ilieal conduit, a continent urinary reservoir or orthotopic neobladder.  A-1 Home Care in Encino delivers cancer care for all stages of cancer; under the supervision of your loved one’s medical team, our certified nurse aides can work closely with a registered nurse or doctor to provide the best care possible.

Post-Surgery Care, Cancer Care – Get the Best in Encino

For 23 years, A-1 Home Care has provided the best cancer care and post-surgery care for patients and their families in Encino.  In collaboration with hospitals in your area, A-1 Home Care’s cancer care providers will follow your doctor’s care plan for you or your loved one.  Transportation to follow-up appointments, assistance with errands and house chores, meal preparation, urinary incontinence care, and great companionship are just some of the many other services provided for you.  A licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, A-1 Home Care has successfully delivered quality home care services since 1991.

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online for more information about home care in Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, and other surrounding cities. 

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Posted by: encinoinhomecare | November 11, 2014

Brain Injury Care from Home Care Professionals Relieve Families in Encino

????????????????????????????????????????Coping with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is devastating for the victim, and families of TBI victims are often unprepared for what’s to come.  The outcome of head injury is unpredictable, as it depends on variables such as areas of the damage, length of coma, rehabilitation services, family support, age of the victim at the time of occurrence, and emergency medical services.  According to the Brain Injury Association (BIA), family caregivers experience distress, anxiety, anger, burden, and depression while caring for their loved ones.  To take away this burden from families of brain injury victims, A-1 Home Care provides professional home care services for residents of Encino and neighboring communities.

Here for the Long Haul

We understand that recovery from brain injury is indeterminate.  Most families hope for a fast recovery, but the future is uncertain.  In the meantime, you can expect to receive professional home care assistance in Encino from A-1 Home Care pre-screened caregivers to ameliorate some of your stress and meet the needs of your loved one.  Whether you need us on a short-term basis (like two weeks or a month) or a long-term basis (a year or longer), we will stand by your side and do everything we can to lighten things up for you.

Life after Brain Injury

At any given moment during recovery, TBI patients will experience some cognitive disorientation, trouble with memory recall and concentration, and trouble with making sense of the world around them.  Behavioral issues may result immediately after or long after the incident.  A-1 Home Care’s trained caregivers can share information about their personal experiences with caring for other head injury victims so that families can get a general idea of what to expect for their own loved ones.  Researching and preparing for life after head trauma, such as reintegrating into the school or work environment, will enhance the quality of life both for the trauma victim and the entire family.

Home Care Services for TBI Victims

The aim of A-1 Home Care in Encino is to provide quality customized care for your loved one.  Live-in home care services include meal preparation, bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, laundry, supervision of medication, transportation, companion care and more.  Our certified nurse assistants can also help your loved one regain cognitive skills and relearn other basic skills under the direction of your family physician.  To keep your loved one from getting bored at home, our caregivers will accompany your loved one on social visits or trips to fun destinations.  With a companion by his side, a brain injury victim is less likely to overeat or be argumentative.

Call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online for more information about home care services for brain injury victims.  We serve Encino, Sherman Oaks, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Van Nuys, Burbank, Beverly Hills, and other neighboring cities. 

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Posted by: encinoinhomecare | November 6, 2014

Elderly Live In Care for Encino Seniors

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Some individuals just have a natural knack for caregiving while others struggle more with it.  When you’re interviewing potential caregiver candidates to care for your loved one, try to find as much as you can about caregiving experiences they’ve had in the past.  Take into account the overall vibe of their personality with the answers they give.  Try to find out how they found a solution to a difficult situation. The qualities of a natural caregiver is one who has an inborn gift for knowing what to do and how to behave with ease in care situations.  They take pleasure and pride in caregiving – which helps them to stress less about it.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides a workforce of naturally talented Live-In caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care.  We serve the communities of Encino, Canoga Park, Tarzana,Sherman Oaks, Culver City, Thousand Oaks, Northridge, and others in Los Angeles County.

We have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  All of our caregivers must have prior work experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, call us today at 310 657 8780.

For more information, visit us at Encino In Home Care.

Posted by: encinoinhomecare | October 14, 2014

Fun Activities for Caregivers and Seniors in Encino


Seniors and the elderly understand that many aspects of life are best when shared.  Whether it is a recipe that was passed down from previous generations, opinions about certain topics, or even just sharing time to help others, sharing leads to a more fulfilling life.  Have a fun dinner party with friends and family where recipes and cooking methods are shared. Discovering new ways to cook can open up many eyes.  Since many seniors and elderly are retired, why not consider volunteering the time to help others? Find something that you are passionate about, such as helping children, serving meals at the local food bank, or donating time to local animal shelters. Finally, if the elderly enjoys reading, why not consider joining a book club to share thoughts and opinions about literature.

Seniors deserve the freedom and independence that all of us enjoy in this country, and if nagging pains and health conditions are limiting them from doing so, A-1 Home Care in Encino is ready to help.  We offer a wide variety of in home care services, including Diabetic care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, Dementia Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and much more.  We know what it takes to provide the best quality in home care from our over 20 years of experience, we have served a diverse list of clients living all over Los Angeles and Orange County, including in the cities of Palos Verdes, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, and other communities.

To begin service, please call 818 980 0094 or 562 929 8400. Learn more at Encino In Home Care!

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