San Dimas’ Concert in the Park

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With summer ticking closer our way, that means one thing–summer concerts! The perks of living in Southern, CA are the constant events that every city holds, making it easier and more convenient for residents to stay close to home as well. Each city from Azusa, Glendora, Los Angeles, San Dimas, and to Santa Monica have their own “Concerts in the Park,” where the local park(s) screen a movie for the public (anyone is welcome) or have a band perform live, usually cover songs of some classic rock favorites. Usually, they go on for all summer; it varies per city.

The San Dimas “Concert in the Park” festive usually starts around the end of June and wraps up around mid-August, just in time before the kids return back to school for the fall semester. The atmosphere is a mix between a library and, ultimately, a rock-n-roll show once the band arrives on stage. The library reference is for the movie screening nights that is often projected on the big screen.

Our companion services give our senior patients the luxury to stick close to home, something that is commonly preferred for medical reasons. Our caregivers are able to transport our seniors to the “Concert in the Park,” if our senior patient has a desire to check out some music of watch a movie. Or, to just step outside and get some fresh air. They do not have to worry about going alone nor will feel the absence of their caretaker because they can also tag along with their patient.

Our companion services allow our caregivers and patients to build and form a strong bond. It is important to A-1 Home Care that our seniors feel comfortable as well as trust their caretaker. Please give us a call at our San Dimas office (626) 287-0250 / (562) 929-8400 to hear more about our other services from after surgery to dementia care, if your loved one needs further assistance at home. Even if it is to just spend some time with company.


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Live In Caregivers In San Dimas Provide Companionship to the Elderly

a-1 domestic elder care cailfornia.jpgSan Dimas is a beautiful area and one of the top cities people move to for retirement. With its beautiful hiking trails and pleasant neighbors, San Dimas is one of the most serene, safe and relaxing cities in Los Angeles. There are various assisted living facilities as well as apartments catered to seniors. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve the elderly in San Dimas. Our mission is to provide 24-hour live in or hourly live out care to anyone who may require it. There’s nothing better than living a comfortable easy-going lifestyle after retirement and our certified companions are the ones that will help you get there.

Our caregivers have at least 2 years of experience and are CPR certified, First Aid trained and Malpractice/ Liability insured. In addition, our caregivers are multilingual and multicultural. We want you and your family to feel as comfortable as possible which is why we set up one on one interviews with you and our caregivers. A-1 Home Care prides itself with finding the most suitable caregivers to assist you with your individual living situation. Our caregivers can assist you with:

  • Light house keeping and meal preparation
  • Transportation to run errands
  • Assistance with keeping track of medication
  • Personal care such as hygiene and grooming

A-1 Home Care certified companion caregivers have worked as hospital sitters in hospitals such as Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital and USC University Hospital. They also assist as part time or full time caregivers in assisted living facilities such as Claremont Place, Atria Hillcrest, Oakmont of Chino Hills and Whittier Place.

A-1 Home Care is happy to service the Los Angeles communities including San Dimas, Covina, West Covina, Glendora, La Verne and Claremont. For more information and to speak to one of friendly representatives give us a call at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. You can also visit our website at

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Teaming up against Parkinson’s in San Dimas

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60.  While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger.

-The Michael J. Fox Foundation

A diagnosis of this condition is a life-changing experience.  There are signature symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, slowness of movement (or bradykinesia) and rigidity.  High numbers of those with the condition experience issues with balance (or postural instability).  Due to the nature of Parkinson’s, symptoms will appear gradually at first and will increase in frequency as time progress.  These signs will usually begin in one side of the body and transfer over to the other over time.  Unfortunately, there does not exist a simple definitive test for the condition.  Doctors are to look deeply into medical background history and conduct an extensive neurological exam seeking two or more signature symptoms.  It is also common for doctors to test for the body’s responses to Parkinson’s medicines to substantiate the correct diagnosis of Parkinson’s.  Because there is no one definitive test for the disease, misdiagnosis is quite common.  Is my elderly loved one at risk of Parkinson’s?

Risks and Causes of Parkinson’s

Genetics- There are specific genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease but these are not common; save for groups of family members affected by the disease.

Environmental Factors– Exposure to certain toxic elements have been shown to increase likelihood of the development of Parkinson’s down the line but there is not a great risk.

Age- Younger folk are not commonly afflicted with Parkinson’s as it is typically found in middle age or into senior years.  Risk increases with years and most usually develop the condition near 60 and older.

Sex– There exists a higher percentage of men who’ve developed Parkinson’s than women.

At A-1 Home Care we are proud to be industry leaders in San Dimas and cities across Los Angeles AND Orange County.  We offer patient specific custom care plans for each individual and our caregivers understand what is needed in situations like these.  With a condition such as Parkinson’s, normal everyday tasks we think nothing of can become difficult and stressful.  Having a Live-In Caregiver or Hourly Caregiver means your loved one does not have to face these difficulties alone.  Our quality and experienced Caregivers, Home Helpers and Senior Companions can assist with personal hygiene, transportation, exercise, meal preparation, pet care and so much more.  Call us today at (909) 861-7700 or (310) 657-8780 to learn more about how we can help your loved overcome life’s struggles and enjoy a higher quality of living.

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San Dimas In-Home Care: Types of Kidney Disease

????????????????????????????????????????When your kidneys fail to function, it’s usually due to one or more of the following reasons: certain chronic diseases, exposure to environmental toxins, severe dehydration, and trauma to one or both kidneys.  When a kidney stops working, it stops filtering waste and therefore there’s a buildup of toxins in your bloodstream which causes a series of health complications, sometimes requiring a kidney transplant.  Is your elderly loved one at risk for renal failure?  Consider these factors that may put you at risk: heart disease, liver failure, a severe infection, or dehydration.  In this article, A-1 Home Care in San Dimas identifies the causes of each type of renal failure that affects one in 10 Americans.

Acute Prerenal Kidney Failure

  • Cause: insufficient blood flow to the kidneys

Acute Intrinsic Kidney Failure

  • Cause: direct physical trauma to the kidney, such as an accident

Chronic Prerenal Kidney Failure

  • Cause: extended period of insufficient blood flow to the kidneys

Chronic Intrinsic Kidney Failure

  • Cause: long-term damage caused by physical trauma to the kidneys, such as lack of oxygen or severe bleeding

Chronic Post-Renal Kidney Failure

  • Cause: long-term inability to urinate, placing pressure on the bladder and eventually damaging the kidneys

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care provides LA County’s highest quality of 24-hour senior care services in the comfort of your own home.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care in San Dimas has gained a reputation for being the most trusted name in elder care because we uphold our values of compassion, integrity, dependability and fidelity.  You or your elderly loved one can enjoy 24-hour assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, chores, transportation, bathing, grooming and hygiene.  We make in-home care affordable for everyone through our easy finance options; A-1 Home Care also accepts veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

For highly skilled Kidney Care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website for services in surrounding areas, such as Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Diamond Bar, Glendora, Pomona, Rowland Heights, and Chino Hills.

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San Dimas Senior Care: Fallen and You Can’t Get Up

hWhat do you do when your elderly loved one has fallen and can’t get up?  What if you didn’t know that he fell until you visited him and you could not lift him safely without injuring your back?  In many cases, family members “discover” their elderly loved ones on the floor and then incur major medical expenses by calling 911.  If they don’t call 911, they attempt to lift their loved ones and end up injuring their backs.  Avoid major bills and back injuries by hiring a 24 hour caregiver from A-1 Home Care.  We have all types of certified and trained caregivers in San Dimas and neighboring cities to help you avoid overexertion.

Essential for Seniors Living Alone

The elderly living alone are prone to permanent damage if they fall and go unnoticed for hours and days.  A-1 Home Care’s trained 24 hour caregivers around San Dimas are equipped with proper lifting devices such as ladder aids, onward turntables, and motility boards to assist your elderly loved one in and out of the car, from the bed to the chair to the toilet, etc.  If you attempt to lift your loved one, you risk injuring your back if you don’t know the proper lifting techniques.  Furthermore, you add risks to overexertion if you have a pre-existing condition or physical disability.


A-1 Home Care in San Dimas

Hiring in-home help is one of the best methods of prevention, and A-1 Home Care is here to help seniors in San Dimas, Azusa, Covina, Pomona, Arcadia, Claremont, Montclair, Ontario, Chino, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Rancho Cucamonga, and surrounding areas.  Our caregivers have years of experience caring for and connecting with seniors.  Licensed, bonded and insured, we ensure that every caregiver passes an extensive criminal background check, DMV check, and character assessment test.  Save yourself years of musculoskeletal injuries with a highly skilled caregiver today.


For free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website for services in surrounding areas, such as Covina, West Covina, Diamond Bar, Azusa, Glendora, Pomona, Rowland Heights, and Chino Hills.

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San Dimas Elder Care: What will it take for you to come home for the holidays?

Elderly woman with the young doctorA recent German commercial that has received over 10 million views on YouTube displays an all-too-common scenario: An elderly man is doomed to spend the holidays alone after he hears that his family will not be returning home this year.  The German supermarket chain, Edeka, takes this scenario to the extreme by having this man fake his own death to bring his family home.  The global epidemic of elderly loneliness affects at least half a million seniors, many of whom have lost loved ones through death or are estranged from family members by geographical distance.  The impact of senior solitude has the same effect as obesity or smoking as many as 15 cigarettes a day, according to The Sun, an online news source.  Do you have an elderly loved one who lives far away from you?  Is it your spouse’s turn to visit his family for the holidays instead of yours?  A-1 Home Care in San Dimas provides the perfect solution for your loved ones this holiday season so you can still be there for them.

The Closest Thing to Family: Compassionate Caregivers

Despite the numerous factors that contribute to elderly loneliness, seniors do not have to be alone, but they may need your help.  Are you having a tough time deciding between which family you’ll have to visit this year?  A-1 Home Care will send San Dimas’s best caregivers to take care of your loved ones this season to ease the pain of solitude.  For over 24 years, A-1 Home Care has provided superb companion care to families in San Dimas and surrounding areas.  Whether you need a caregiver 24 hours a day or a few hours a day, our competent caregivers will take your loved one for a night on the town and enjoy the city lights!  Round-the-clock in-home care includes light housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, hygiene, transportation, and of course, delightful and compassionate companion care.

Help from a Distance: Affordable, Quality 24-Hour In-Home Care

Looking for the most affordable in-home care without compromising quality?  Look no further than A-1 Home Care in San Dimas!  With A-1 Home Care’s easy financing options and payment plans available, there’s no reason anyone should be left without in-home care this year.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers like John Hancock, MetLife Insurance and Penn Treaty.  Show your loved ones you care… No one should have to spend the holidays alone.


For holiday help, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website for services in surrounding areas, such as Covina, West Covina, Diamond Bar, Azusa, Glendora, Pomona, Rowland Heights, and Chino Hills.

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Turn Fun Activities into Healthy Exercises this Spring

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As your elderly parent age, their willingness to do regular physical exercise tend to decrease.  It takes longer for them to recover, their physical abilities are not as good as before, and their overall motivation to get regular exercise just might not be considered top priority because of the different ailments they are experiencing.  However, having fun never gets old. If we can turn fun activities that can double as physical activities, then help keeping the seniors healthy become an easier task.

For example, group fitness classes such as Yoga, Tai Chi, and aquatic exercise classes is a great way to meet new people, feel better, and stay healthy.  If individual sports are more your taste, try taking lessons in golf.  Many elderly people enjoy this leisurely activity, and it is a wonderful way to spend time outdoor and get active. Finally, dancing is growing in popularity, and finding partners to dance with is actually very easy.  No matter what, try to match their interests and develop that idea into exercises that benefit your loved ones.

At A-1 Home Care in San Dimas, we strive to provide the best quality in home caregivers in Los Angeles and Orange County, in communities such as San Dimas, Diamond Bar, Covina, Pomona, West Covina, Claremont, Gledora, Azusa, .  The two decades we have been in business have taught us that it is never enough just to provide the care duties, it has to combined with the right personality and mind set in order to make a great relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient.  As a result, we carefully interview and select each of our caregivers to ensure they are able to handle any home care scenarios, including After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Kidney Disease Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, and other Elderly In Home Care.

To receive more information about our services, Call 909-861-7700 , or visit our website for more information. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook!

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