The holidays can always be a time of both joy and stress, especially if it involves a lot of transportation and traveling that can affect one’s health condition, if they are already coping and maintaining something. This is something that we see with our seniors at A-1 Home Care where our certified, trained caregivers have the schedule to assist our seniors to make it through the holiday. Although, and perhaps, most of the relatives will be headed down to our seniors’ home, sometimes it is difficult for the seniors themselves to be a host.

With our caretakers by your side, however, our seniors will not have to worry. Our goal is for our patients to always be relaxed and feel comfortable, especially in their own home. So, they can kick back and relax. How so?

Many activities occur on Easter and some are:

  • Paint and decorate eggs.
  • Stuff the prizes (i.e. money and candy) in the eggs, just in time for the Easter egg hunt.
  •  Pray, especially if religious (Passover).
  • Eat — depending if it is okay with our senior’s doctor and nothing conflicts with their medication such as side effects, then they should treat themselves.
  • Go to church and any afterward events.
  • Spend time with loved ones.

Here, at A-1 Home Care, we strive to make sure that our seniors are taken care of in the best hands. For further details on our agency and what more we can offer, then be sure to give us a call at our Whittier branch 562-929-8400 or headquarters in Santa Fe Springs 310-657-8780. Our website is

a-1 home care altadena elder careSocial isolation is one of the leading causes of stroke and heart disease among the aging population.  As we get older, we lose more and more contact with loved ones when we mourn the loss of a spouse, parent, or unfortunate death of a child.  Retirement and loss of mobility due to arthritis or other health conditions are also factors of social alienation.  According to a journal Heart, perceived social isolation, or loneliness, is responsible for 30% increased risk of stroke and coronary artery disease.  Researchers link loneliness to a compromised immune system.  A-1 Home Care in Whittier makes a long-last contribution to the aging community with high quality 24-hour companion care.

Reduce Perceived Loneliness, Prevent Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The presence of a warm, friendly 24-hour caregiver makes a big difference in the daily lives of seniors.  Not only does it help to have delightful company around the house, but 24-hour care in Whittier deters the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia because it brings face-to-face social contact to seniors day in and day out.  If your elderly loved ones live alone, live-in and live-out caregivers will help them use smart technology to connect to their loved ones in nearby cities, other states or even countries.  A-1 Home Care’s certified home health aides are the bridge between isolated seniors and the outside world.  If your elderly loved ones can no longer drive, our caregivers provide transportation so that your parents can engage in activities with other seniors in the community.

About A-1 Home Care in Whittier

A-1 Home Care’s 25 years of elder care services have left an indelible imprint in the hearts of seniors throughout Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  A-1 Home Care has become the benchmark in superior 24-hour in-home care services when it comes to trust, compassion, integrity, competence, reliability and fidelity.  We demonstrate our commitment to personable elder care services in our first line of communication – our phone lines.  Whenever you call (562) 929-8400, you will always get through to a real human being.  Our phone lines are open 24 hours, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

For more information on in-home care, call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400 or visit to learn more.

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a-1 home care whittier in home after surgery careWhat are the chances that your elderly loved one is being abused?  According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, Cornell University and Weill-Cornell Medical College, results show that seniors who live alone are four times more likely to be abused, especially when “the abuser has unrestricted and uninhibited access to the victim,” according to the researchers.  Sometimes, seniors may even meet their perpetrators through a seemingly innocent conversation with a server at a restaurant who eventually worms her way through the elderly person’s heart.  Loneliness and cognitive impairment (and judgment) are the two biggest factors influencing seniors to make poor decisions.  Does your elderly loved one hang on to his independence by living at home alone?  Are you afraid to move your loved one in with you for fear that elder care might interfere with your personal life?  A-1 Home Care in Whittier is a name you can trust for elder care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been serving families and their elderly loved ones for over 24 years.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care gives families a peace of mind, knowing that if they entrust their loved ones to a live-in or live-out caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Whittier, they know that the caregiver has been thoroughly screened for a criminal background check, DMV check, and sex offender check.  All professional references are verified, and they also have to pass two interviews with the care management staff and you, the Client.  A-1 Home Care only recruits the cream of the crop, and when our care managers match a caregiver with your elderly loved ones, it’s 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  No one knows your parents or grandparents better than you do, which is why we don’t charge for services until you have met the caregiver(s) first and approve of them.  We do not blindly assign certified nurse aides, certified home health aides, personal care aides or home helpers.

Your trust is very important to us.  We honor integrity, commitment, and quality to the highest degree, and we are thankful for our culturally diverse team of caregivers who play an important role in impacting the lives of seniors in Whittier, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Downey, City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Mirada, Buena Park, and other communities in the surrounding areas.  Should you decide to hire a caregiver for your father or mother who lives alone, or hire a caregiver to move in with you to care for your loved one, A-1 Home Care will be there to assist you.  You can call us any time of the day, 24 hours a day, and get a live operator.  We are open 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.

For more information on in-home care, call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400 or visit to learn more.

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Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that starts slowly but gets worse over time. Living alone can be very dangerous for someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s because they begin to suffer from short term memory loss, have problems with disorientation and begin to develop behavioral issues. It is important to take well care of someone who suffers with Alzheimer’s in order to prevent falls, to prevent confusion and to make sure they are safe.

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If you or your loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s and need assistance, A-1 Home care can help. We have professional Caregivers and C.N.A.’s who care for the well being of others and will gladly help those in need. A-1 Home Care offers great services such as 24-Hour Care for elderly patients. Elderly Care is crucial for elders that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease because they can continue to live a regular life as a caregiver assists them with daily needs such as bathing, grooming, dressing and feeding. If elderly patients need a lot of assistance Live-In Care is available and Short Term Services are also available for those seniors who like independence. Once elders are under a caregiver’s care, they can be assisted errands, they can be reminded to take their medications and can be helped at home by Personal Services. We also have Companion services available to look over and supervise those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Our caregivers are trained to perform CPR and are experienced, so your loved one will be in great hands.

For more information regarding caregivers assisting seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease near Whittier, call our office at (562) 929-8400 or (562) 287-0250. Service areas include Whittier, La Habra, Hacienda Heights, Pico Rivera, El Monte, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, La Puente, Rowland Heights, Montebello and other cities in Los Angeles County. You can also visit us online at Whittier A-1 Home Care or you can follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Why hire a caregiver from an full-service agency for in home care rather than and independent provider?  Although the cost might be higher, an caregiver service agency is able to provide criminal background checks on the caregivers. Furthermore, if a caregiver does not work out or is sick, an agency can quickly find a replacement without missing a beat.

A-1 Home Care is bonded for potential caregiver issues like theft to provide an additional layer of protection for the customers hiring for in home caregiver.  So if you are interested in finding care at home for your loved one, consider the safe choice of a in home care agency.A-1 Home Care in Whittier has been serving the senior community for over two decades, and we feel strongly about the quality of the caregivers assisting the seniors.  Not only do we value the experience and skills of our caregivers, we are also committed to finding the best compatibility between caregivers and clients.  Our caregiver service covers  Parkinson careafter surgery care, kidney disease care, home helpers, post surgery care, brain injury care, heart attack care,  arthritis care, and more.

Whether it is Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, La Mirada, Cerritos, or other surrounding cities in Los Angeles and Orange County, we can find a dedicated in home caregiver to support seniors with any home care needs. We cater to families from diverse backgrounds and also carry caregivers of many ethnicities, including that of Asian, Middle Eastern, European and more.

Find your caregiver today! Contact us at 562-929-8400, Learn more about our caregiver services on Whittier In Home Care, and be sure to like us on Facebook!


group xmasDuring the holiday seasons, many seniors in nursing homes and care facilities spend the holidays alone with no nearby friends or relatives.  It can be a rough season as they reflect on the passing of their spouses or other elderly loved ones. This Christmas season, A-1 Home Care is spreading holiday cheer to disadvantaged seniors at the Whittier Senior Center on Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00 am.  In collaboration with local homes and centers like Parnell Community Center, Downey Care Center, St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare and Rehab, Southland Care Center, Whittier Senior Center, and Park Regency Care Center, A-1 Home Care is reaching out to everyone in the community and online community of readers like you to join us on this joyous event.

A-1 Home Care is hosting a Charitable Gift Drive for seniors.  Lucky winners will get free canes and walkers among other prizes.  If you know anyone who could benefit from this drive, please send us your friend or family member’s name, contact information and description of their situation by sending us a message on Facebook on  If you are interested in volunteering your time, join us tomorrow at 10:00 am at the address below:

Whittier Senior Center

13225 Walnut St.

Whittier, CA 90602

A-1 Home Care/A-1 Domestic Professional Services is regularly involved in local communities in La Mirada, Norwalk, Downey, Whittier, Pasadena, Lakewood, La Habra, Hacienda Heights, Long Beach, and other cities throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.  A team that works together stays together, and we invite everyone in the community to join us in our monthly community outreach events all year round, not just during the holidays.

If you are interested in donating new medical supplies or partner with us in our outreach efforts, contact Jackie Brown, Case Manager, at (562) 929-8400. 


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Senior woman restingThe connection between insomnia and Alzheimer’s has been linked to the production of brain plaques, which are characteristic of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. A groundbreaking research study reveals that removing the protein orexin allowed mice to sleep longer. This finding leads researchers to examine the protein more closely; the study suggests possibilities of reducing or eliminating Alzheimer’s altogether. In the meantime, A-1 Home Care in Whittier provides respite and overnight care for family members who are caring for their elderly loved ones at home.


Respite and Overnight Care: The Solution to a Good Night’s Rest

Are you tired yet of getting up every half hour or on the hour throughout the night to help your elderly loved one? As much as you love them, you still have a job to go to the next day, and you cannot afford to quit because of all the bills and responsibilities weighing on your shoulders. You feel like you are awake 24 hours a day every day. Your lack of sleep makes you cranky, restless, impatient, and snappy. If you are ready to hire some outside help, A-1 Home Care in Whittier provides excellent respite and overnight care for your elderly loved one and the entire family. From 12-hour overnight shifts to 24-hour live-in care, you can count on our professional, pre-screened certified nurse aides and companions to do the job right. You get the rest you need and you’ll be able to focus on spending quality time with your elderly loved ones and family rather than tire yourself out with menial chores.


Helping Seniors and Families since 1991

A-1 Home Care is a well-established non-medical home care agency that has been serving families and their elderly loved ones in Whittier for 23 years. We are committed not only to doing the job right, but also delivering elder care services with compassion and grace. You would be pleased to know how many of our past and returning clients continually refer their families and friends to us. A-1 Home Care/A-1 Domestic Professional Services performs extensive background checks and reference verification to ensure senior safety.


For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit us online to learn more about home care services in Whittier, Downey, Lakewood, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, and other neighboring areas.

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