Torrance & The South Bay's Trusted Home Care Provider!

Whether a family member needs a little extra help around the house, assistance recovering from a hospital stay or just someone to check in on them throughout the week, Right at Home's in-home care is the answer. 

Our primary goal is to maintain the independence of seniors and disabled adults, and enable them to remain safely in their own homes, in familiar surroundings and close to their support network.

Our home care services are built around your specific needs and can be from as little as a few hours per week up to 24/7.  Our trained and experienced staff also enable family caregivers to take a well-deserved break.  Right at Home's Caregivers have particular expertise in dealing with Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.

Right at Home provides home care for seniors and disabled adults that is both affordable and dependable.   We serve all of the South Bay including Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Harbor City, Gardena, Walteria, Lomita, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Carson, San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 

Torrance/South Bay Right at Home is a proud member of the Home Care Association of America, and the Torrance Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Care Assessment

The more we know about your family, the easier it is to recommend specific services that may help with your particular situation. For personalized suggestions, take our Five-Minute Care Assessment.

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Care Scenarios

There are a few universal challenges of aging that many families experience. To see what kinds of services may benefit you and your family’s situation, see what helps similar families in our Care Scenarios.

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Use our easy online tool to create a printable schedule of daily activities for your loved one.

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I am particularly impressed with the comeraderie and compassion shown to Mom by the caregiver and other Right at home caregivers. It is so valued since there are so few in her life that are able to take the time and show the interest. Invaluable! Thank you!

Kathy

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Meet Peter Jones, Owner of Right at Home Los Angeles South Bay

Dehydration and Seniors

With these over-80-degree days we all know the importance of staying well hydrated, but this is especially important for Seniors.

Dehydration is particularly common for Seniors for several reasons:

  1. A person’s sense of thirst diminishes with age.
  2. Common medications such as for high blood pressure or anti-depressants are diuretic, which increase water loss through urination.
  3. Older persons may lose kidney function and be less able to conserve fluid.
  4. Frail Seniors may find it more difficult to get up to get a drink when necessary.

Another complication is that symptoms of dehydration may not be obvious, look out for:

  1. Dizziness and/or headaches.
  2. Decrease in urine output and/or constipation. Dark urine.
  3. Dry or sticky mouth and tongue.
  4. Inability to sweat or produce tears.
  5. Rapid heart rate and/or low blood pressure.

Solutions to avoid dehydration:

  1. Have them drink plenty of water even when not thirsty; keep a water bottle to hand.
  2. Offer a variety of beverages; even caffeinated drinks are better than none, in moderation.
  3. Eat healthy, water-content foods such as soups, fruit and vegetables.
  4. Check that urine color is light and that urine quantity is adequate.

Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?  IS IT THE SAME AS ALZHEIMER’S?

 Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Chronic means that the symptoms continue and progressive means that they get worse over time.  It is a neurodegenerative disease, meaning that brain cells become damaged and die.

It mainly occurs in later life, though it can occur before the age of 50.  Parkinson’s disease is not fatal, although some complications in late-stage Parkinson’s may cause death, for example choking because of difficulty swallowing, or loss of balance leading to a fall. 

It is estimated that 2% of the population over the age of 65 will be affected by Parkinson’s Disease.  PD is more common in men, they are 1.5 times more likely to have PD than women.

 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

 Alzheimer’s is also a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs mainly in later life. Both AD and PD may lead to Dementia, but the two diseases are completely separate diseases with different mechanisms, symptoms and treatment.

Parkinson’s Disease is primarily a movement disorder, dementia may not occur in up to 50% of cases, and usually only 10 years after initial diagnosis. Many individuals with PD will never have memory problems.  However Alzheimer’s Disease is primarily a memory disorder that rarely includes any kind of movement impairments. Also Alzheimer’s disease is more likely to affect women with somewhere around twice as many women as men becoming afflicted.

 

A Presentation for Families

HAVING MOM (OR DAD) IN YOUR HOME

A Free 30 Minute Presentation for the Families of Residents of Assisted Living Facilities or Skilled Nursing Facilities

 It’s nice to have your Mom or Dad come to stay with you for a while.  But let’s be realistic, whether it’s just for a few hours, a few days or even longer, each situation brings its own challenges.  We can help you to plan for many eventualities.

Peter Jones (CNA, Certified Senior Advisor, President of Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance) will give a simple, straightforward presentation at your facility, or workplace, covering:

  • Safety:  Simple, inexpensive, easy-to install aids that will make your home safer for your loved one.
  • Convenience: What practical steps can make life easier for everyone?
  • Expectations: What’s realistic? Be Prepared!
  • Memory Issues: How best to deal with uncomfortable situations.
  • Embarrassing Stuff: Retaining everyone’s dignity.
  • Be Good to Yourself: The Oxygen Mask metaphor.

Contact Peter Jones 310 346 0273, peter@rahlasb.com