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When an Elderly Loved One’s Wish for Privacy Puts You in an Awkward Position

????????????????????????????????????????When an elderly loved one divulged an important health fact to you and has sworn you to secrecy, that creates a lot of awkwardness between you and other family members who could show support when your loved one really needs it, especially if it’s cancer or a terminal illness.  Why would family members keep their cancer diagnosis on a “hush-hush” basis?

  • They haven’t made sense of it themselves
  • Different generational and cultural values (i.e., cancer carries some sort of stigma with it, and they don’t want people talking and whispering about them)
  • They don’t want other family members to worry
  • They don’t want to announce it during a time of happiness (i.e., a mother doesn’t want to tell her daughter who’s about to get married in a month)


Get Self-Care While You Get Cancer Care for Your Loved One

Now that your loved one has entrusted you with a secret, you truly feel alone because you are bound to confidentiality.  There’s still hope, however.  You can confide in a 24-hour caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills and not worry that the secret is going to leak out.  Physicians and health care professionals are all bound by the HIPAA law, which means they cannot share any patient information with anyone, especially if the patient specifically requested confidentiality.  You can hire a private live-in caregiver to take care of your mom and assist with basic tasks like cooking, cleaning, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and personal care.  If your elderly loved one asks, she doesn’t have to know that you hired a caregiver because she has cancer; you can just say you got someone to help out around the house.  A-1 Home Care will provide the in-home care support you need during this difficult time.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency based in Southern California.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has served thousands of families in

Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, La Mirada, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and other parts of Orange County.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects your elderly loved ones from scam artists, theft, fraud, and predators.  Our round-the-clock caregiving services are covered by long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.  If you are paying out of pocket, talk to one of our care managers about an elder care or cancer care plan that fits your budget!

For high quality cancer care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for services in your area.

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Sensitive Ways to Show Cancer Care Support without Appearing Intrusive

cancer careYour elderly loved one is keenly aware that his time on earth is limited.  The holidays are near, and your loved one (perhaps your parent or your in-law) has never been easy to get along with in the first place, yet your heart is filled with compassion because of his situation.  As you make arrangements for hospice care, you also want to show sensitivity to your loved ones during this difficult time, but no one is really opening up and talking about their feelings.  The elephant in the room seems to grow bigger by the hour.  The individual with cancer becomes more hostile as the days pass, making it even more difficult for you and your spouse to show love and support.  How do you break the barriers between you and your elderly loved one?

Oftentimes a third party is required to break the ice.  A-1 Home Care provides professional, high quality hospice care through compassionate caregivers who are experienced with bereavement and grief support.  Here’s what you can expect from our hospice caregivers:

  • Emotional support – knowing when to listen, how to ask the right questions, how to draw out your elderly loved ones, breaking down the walls they’ve built, talk about memories, pictures, albums, etc.
  • Ameliorate fears and concerns
  • Emotional support for the whole family
  • Spiritual support – readings from scriptures or the loved one’s favorite books and magazines; praying with your loved one; matching our caregivers’faith with your loved one’s faith
  • Daily assistance with basic chores such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, oral hygiene, dressing and bathing
  • Patient positioning
  • Applying Grief Recovery principles for your loved ones and the whole family

When we provide comfort for the dying, we sometimes forget ourselves in the process but we, too, need comfort, because we are losing a loved one and the mourning process won’t be easy.  Unless you are a certified Grief Recovery specialist, an experienced grief volunteer or bereavement professional, having to educate yourself by reading pamphlets and books about palliative care will not really provide you comfort.  Having an expert from A-1 Home Care will go a long way for you, and it will be one of the best decisions you’ve made for your family.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency based in Southern California.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional in-home care services to seniors and their families all over Anaheim Hills.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, your loved ones are in good hands.  Our caregivers are thoroughly screened for their criminal backgrounds, DMV records and sex offender checks.  All professional references are verified.  As one of the few home care agencies that have successfully received licensure from the State of California, we offer you the best and highest quality of senior care available.

For high quality hospice care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for services in Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tustin and other cities throughout Orange County.

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Elders With Cancer Experience In-Home Relief In Anaheim Hills

Did you know that cancer affects nearly 14 million people each year in the United States alone? If you’re a senior in Anaheim Hills who has cancer, there are options that can make life in the home much easier going forward.

The best answer is A-1 Home Care, the leading non-medical home care agency in Southern California. A-1 Home Care has diverse care givers that are more than qualified to address the needs of each and every senior that calls upon its respected name. A-1 Home Care’s diverse cancer care providers are prepared to help in the home with things from daily responsibilities to more long-term planning so that cancer patients can focus on their recovery.

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The compassionate cancer care providers at A-1 Home Care provide assistance around your home that includes:

  • help with daily housekeeping duties like laundry, dish washing, bed-making, dusting, and vacuuming
  • help with yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • transportation to and from medical appointments, chemo/radiation therapies, and other existing engagements
  • help with personal care services such as grooming, general hygiene, bathing, and dressing
  • medication reminders
  • healthy meal preparation
  • fun activities and exercises for a healthy lifestyle
  • child care (including special needs care)
  • pet care
  • and much more

Plus, A-1 Home Care’s services are extremely affordable and they have already helped thousands of seniors improve their quality-of-life since A-1 Home Care first came in business more than 20 years ago.

If you’d like to find out more information about the leading home care options that are waiting for you at A-1 Home Care, then call one of our friendly elder care providers today at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800. We serve cities throughout Southern California, including Santa Monica, Diamond Bar, Marina Del Rey, Glendale, and Rolling Hills.

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Anaheim Hills Cancer Care

cancer careIn the first few months when you discover that you or a loved one has cancer, grief and distress can overwhelm you to the point that you lose concentration over the mundane but necessary things in life, such as paying bills, contacting insurance companies, and keeping up with daily routines.  Reaching out for outside help seems like a momentous task, but help is not out of reach if you need and desire it.

A-1 Home Care provides companionship for anyone who is in the first, middle or last stages of cancer.  Patients with brain tumors, lung cancer, breast cancer or any other forms of illness benefit greatly from the presence of a skilled, experienced caregiver who assists with meal preparations, bathing, grooming, overnight care, transportation, and errands.  Caregivers are a great liaison between the loved one and family members if the patient’s family has other obligations like work.

For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has gained the trust of families who continue to refer their friends and relatives because of the company’s reliability.  We put your needs first so you don’t have to worry.  Customer satisfaction is guaranteed.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has served Anaheim Hills, La Palma, Fullerton, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Brea, and other cities throughout Orange County.

Call us (714) 523-4010 today or visit our website for more information on cancer care

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