Cold vs. Allergy-Can you tell the difference?

As the days become shorter and the nights get colder, this time of year can mean many things.  The holidays are near and joy is in the air.  Snowy sceneries maybe something to enjoy depending where you live.  And for some, this time of year can also be associated with Cold and Allergy season-but do you know the difference?  The two share many common symptoms but being able to differentiate can be key in treating this winter time ailments.  At A-1 Home Care, we try to promote health and wellness year round and we are here to help your family in every way.  Take a look at some quick facts and you might just end up able to tell the difference between a loved one suffering with the cold virus or fighting off bothersome allergies.

Sneezing, Coughing, Runny Nose-Cold or Allergy?

  • The answer is actually both! These symptoms are shared amongst both conditions.  Typically, if these symptoms are brought on by allergy they will be accompanied by clear mucus.  Yellow or greenish in color are sure signs of a cold

Itchy or Watery Eyes-Cold or Allergy?

  • It is not normal for a cold to induce this sort of symptom; itchy or watery eyes are usually going to be signs of allergies

Shortness of Breath/Wheezing-Cold or Allergy?

  • Asthmatic patients will see these symptoms fighting off a cold or dealing with allergies.  These symptoms may also be indicative of other conditions such as bronchitis or even pneumonia.  Consult a physician if these symptoms persist.

Fever/Sore Throat-Cold or Allergy?

  • Allergies are not known to bring about a fever. If the patients temperature is on the rise, that throat irritation could be related to a cold or other type of infection.

Cold symptoms accompanied by 100+ temperature-Cold or Allergy?

  • These combined are actually signs of a Flu infection. Be sure to drink lots of fluids and make time for rest so your body has the strength to fight off further infection. a-1 home care beverly hills senior companion care

If you or a loved one are finding yourselves in need of some extra assistance in the home or you are concerned perhaps about an elder relatives well being, give us a call at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800.  Our intake coordinators are available around the clock to assist you and A-1 Home Care is open 24 hours a day.  Whether you are in need of Hourly, Live-In, or 24 Hour Care we are here to help.

Established over 20 years in the business, A-1 Home Care is proud to serve all of the Los Angeles and Orange County are.  Visit one of our nearby offices in Newport Beach, Pasadena or Santa Fe Springs to learn more about how we can help you today!


Call Today for $250 off In Home Care Service!

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Not valid if the contract is breached, void or service is canceled prior to completion of the said agreement.

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Covina After Surgery In Home Care

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Surgeries are performed on a daily basis. They last anywhere from minutes to hours, sometimes even taking up half of a day. It can save lives, but there are commonly the aftermath effects. Some are:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Feverish
  • Headaches
  • Nauseous
  • Soreness

The list can, unfortunately, go on but one thing for certain is that anyone who has undergone surgery is in the best hands with our caregivers at A-1 Home Care. Being a twenty-hour agency, our seniors and their loved one do not need to fret no more. Another many perk that our agency has to offer is in-home care caretakers, meaning that we go to our patients. They can recuperate in the comfort of their own home, something that we understand is preferred and becomes a priority for many seniors and elderly.

Some other tasks that our caregivers can assist with, while our seniors bed-rest whom most of do because of their surgery, are:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Modernization and Change Outs (i.e. Insulin; IV)
  • Assistance with Physical Therapy and Work Outs

To find out more on what our caretakers can assist with, as well as what we can provide further as a twenty-four hour in-home care agency, then be sure to visit out website for details or to reach one of our representatives in the Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles County, or San Bernardino County.


Live a Healthy Lifestyle for Seniors & Elderly in Covina


Just twenty-two miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, this San Gabriel Valley city is one of many areas that our caregivers for A-1 Home Care provides service for. The beauty of the San Gabriel Valley is for its multiple outdoor events that not only benefits the residents but anyone who is in need of an in-home caregiver, who are here to serve you and guide you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Some ways that our caregivers can assist you to carry on or, perhaps, get back to a healthy lifestyle, especially a surgery or additional health concern recoveries. Part of our tasks is help you benefit from such a scare and get you back up on your feet. In the past, we have done by joining our patients with a routine excersise. Some are:

  • Hiking the trails
  • Neighborhood walks
  • Eating healthier
  • Staying hydrated
  • Rest
  • Enough Sleep

A-1 Home Care is a service to help, provide, as well as maintain a lifelong friendship with you. If you would like to hear more details on how our in-home care and certified caregivers can assist you, be sure to give us a call at (949) 650-3800 for immediate relief or at our Covina branch at (626) 287-0250. You can also visit our website

Certified Health Aides Assist Mothers in Covina

babymomredpcbkReturning home after giving birth can be a long and arduous road to recovery. Simple tasks can quickly turn into burdens and time that you once had is now occupied by your newborn child. What’s worse is the tinge of depression you may feel postpartum. Motherhood is a difficult and full time job and a little assistance goes a long way. Babysitters can be useful but a finer person to consider may be a certified home care professional. Home care professionals or caregivers assist clients with every day procedures such as cooking, cleaning, and household chores. A-1 Home Care provides top-notch caregivers in the greater Los Angeles Area.

The Biggest Difference Between a Caregiver and a Babysitter

A-1 Home Care is a caregiver agency in Covina that provides certified nurse assistants and caregivers that are CPR certified, First-Aid trained and malpractice liability insured. Imagine knowing that you and your newborn baby have a professional health aide assisting you ever step of the way. The time after giving birth can be difficult and caregivers are there to assist you with transportation to any of the hospitals in Los Angeles, including but not limited to White Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Garfield Medical Center.

What A-1 Home Care Offers and Where It is Available

A-1 Home Care services the greater Los Angeles area including Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Hacienda Heights, and Rowland Heights. To find out more information please call us at (626) 287-0250 or visit our website at

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Available 24 hours in Covina

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia that currently has no known cure.  Researchers theorize that seniors develop Alzheimer’s when their brains accumulate a build-up of proteins called amyloid plaques in the hippocampus, a region of the brain that encodes memories.  In addition to affecting memory, Alzheimer’s disease also shuts down other parts of the brain that control decision-making and mental acuity, which affects daily living.  As AD progresses over time, the elderly lose the ability to cook for themselves, get dressed, or go anywhere without getting lost. If your loved one or family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, it may be time to consider receiving in-home care from a professional personal care assistant. A personal care assistant can provide care for your elderly loved one or family member giving you peace of mind while maintaining their independence.

A-1 Home Care Agency has been servicing in and around the communities of Covina for over 25 years. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We are licensed by the state of California and all of our personal care assistants are state registered Home Care Aides. Additionally, our personal care assistants, CNAs, and CHHAs are CPR certified, TB tested, and highly recommended by their clients. They can assist with activities of daily living such as

A-1 Home Care is professional, reliable, and affordable live-in, round the clock, 24 hour, or hourly care for elderly, disabled, and terminally ill patients. We work with your budget and focus on your personal needs. We are affordable and reliable in-home care for all of Los Angeles, Covina, West Covina, Baldwin Park, El Monte, Asuza, Glendora, Pomona, Walnut, Hacienda Heights, Roland Heights, and even Orange County and parts of Riverside County.

We are here to serve you. You and your family member’s quality of life doesn’t have to suffer. Call us today at 310-657-8780 or 562-929-8400 for your free quote!

24 Hour Companion Care: Reach Out and Touch Someone

a-1 home careThere is healing power in the sense of touch, and if your elderly loved ones are not receiving any form of physical contact in the form of a hug, hand-holding, massage or other form of contact, they are being deprived of much needed care and attention.  According to the National Institutes of Health, physical touch releases a hormone called oxytocin which diminishes stress levels and blood pressure while elevating good moods and tolerance for pain.  Seniors need more undivided attention as they age, especially if they live alone.  A-1 Home Care provides excellent 24 hour companion care for families in Covina.

 Live-In Companion Care with a Touch of Compassion

The human capacity to connect with others is nourished through physical contact such as a hug.  It is so important that doctors recommend regular massages for seniors because massages have the same effect as other gestures of physical contact.  It eases arthritis symptoms and sends subliminal signals of affection to your elderly loved ones.  Live-in companion caregivers cannot replace family members but they can provide a level of affection in their absence if your elderly loved one’s spouse or friends are no longer around.  A-1 Home Care’s companions treat your loved ones as their own, forming long-lasting bonds that transcend beyond the call of duty.

About A-1 Home Care

There’s no need to fret when you have A-1 Home Care by your side.  Reliable, affordable home care services are available in your hometown of Covina or other cities within a 30-mile vicinity!  You can hire a seasoned caregiver without breaking your bank account with A-1 Home Care’s easy financing and payment plan options.  Live-in and live-out care, 24-hour and hourly care, overnight care and senior companion care are covered by Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance providers like Penn Treaty and John Hancock.

For more information about 24-hour Companion Care, call (626) 287-0250 or visit us for services in Covina, Puente Hills, Pasadena, Glendale,  Sierra Madre, Azusa, Arcadia, and neighboring communities. 

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