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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“I highly recommend Always Best Care for every aspect from the ones seeking care for a loved one or themselves, all the way to the ones seeking an opportunity to care for a senior. I personally worked for ABC, and throughout my years with them I had the pleasure of interacting with the seniors as well as with the amazing caregivers. From the stories of a much more simpler time in the elders life to the reasons from a caregiver wanting to truly care for the seniors. (Most reasons are personal to them that have impacted their life and heart). This is truly a caring company with exceptional professional staff. It's hard to find a company that demonstrates both of those traits....”

Christina H.
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“Always Best Care absolutely saved us when my father needed immediate assistance. Maria and team were extremely compassionate, responsive, informative and truly wanted us to feel comfortable with every small detail. The caretakers were all amazing and dependable. I truly cannot say enough positive things about the level of service provided by ABC as they helped us navigate this truly impossible time.”

Sascha B.
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“I cannot say enough good things about Always Best Care in the South Bay. I was lucky to be referred to ABC when my Father suddenly needed in-home care several years ago and I hired ABC again a few months ago when my friend needed in-home care. The learning curve is steep when a family member is no longer independent. Having reliable, caring and professional caregivers is invaluable in getting through these challenges. Hiring the caregivers from ABC allowed me to be the "daughter" again. I absolutely could not have cared for my beloved Father or my dear friend without ABC by my side!”

Marta P.
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“Always Best Care agency has been wonderful to work with. The caregivers they have provided to stay with my dear friend, who has dementia, have been outstanding. My husband, an MD, and I, an RN, have rather high standards and have found all of the caregivers to be professional, caring and extremely reliable (24/7 care in this case) They go above and beyond expectations. I have felt safe with the caregivers,as they are also down-to-earth; caring people. Dr. David Hart is the main point person in this family-run agency and he is not only a very caring person, he is extremely intelligent in his communication, yet very down-to earth at the same time. He is responsive to any issues that arise immediately…not only for the client, but also to his caregivers, who he genuinely cares about. That is perhaps why he attracts and retains such stellar employees, We feel very lucky to have found ABC Senior Care services. Ilene Watson, RN and Dr. Walter Watson,MD, Manhattan Beach, CA”

Ilene P.
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“The senior in-home care was top notch. The caregivers were caring, comforting, and always available even with our requested schedule changes. Definitely would recommend to others in our family.”

D H.
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“I attended the free family caregivers seminar presented by Dr. David Hart. The seminar was both informative and practical. Dr. Hart is very knowledgeable and practical as he cared for his grandmother with Alzheimers. He is an unusually caring person who is very approachable. I am grateful to know him and to know he is available whenever he might be needed.”

Ruth O.
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“Dr David Hart has given me security to know that I can do it. He has such a caring and approachable demeanor. I feel I can call on him at any time for help with either one of us. Thank heavens he came along in our lives.”

Laurie D.
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“My experience with ABC Senior Services has been uniformly positive, starting with participation in their Memory Club several years ago. My wife has Alzheimer's and the challenges are severe. ABC, notably Dr. David Hart, has been a terrific source of support and advice. They take the time to understand your individual needs and circumstances. This is a great resource for those of us in the South Bay.”

Joel T.
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“This is a long overdue review and endorsement of Always Best Care-Torrance. My family is forever grateful for all the care given to my father for more than four years. From our initial meeting with Carrie and David to selecting the most wonderful caregiver that was with Dad to the end of his days. The love and support from everyone at ABC was so appreciated especially during some very difficult times. May God bless you always - You are truly special angels. Thank you all!”

Don V.
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“I attended one of their monthly caregiver essentials workshop and found it incredibly informative. I now have a much better understanding of the disease progression, and have walked away with so many helpful resources. Attending made me aware that I do not have to struggle alone through this, there are support groups and resources available to assist me. Dr. David Hart is a compassionate person who is genuinely willing to help others navigate the path of caring for a loved one with dementia.”

RENEE B.
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“Carrie, David, and their team are terrific to work with. Carrie has been a lifesaver by helping us to quickly find a wonderful 24/7 board and care facility for our loved one who is suffering from both advanced dementia and a broken, severe arthritic neck. They have provided very capable temporary care givers to us to help with taking our loved one to doctor's appointments and during the time our loved one was being treated in the hospital. David has thoroughly educated us on all aspects of dementia and counseled the family members to help sort out their emotions during these difficult times. We strongly recommend Always Best Care South Bay to anyone needing advise, help, and services to find care facilities, care givers, and/or counseling.”

Raoul G.
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“From the moment I first spoke to Mark Wecker at Always Best Care, he was kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable. He made sure to ask all the right questions to help my siblings and me find the perfect place for our father who had very advanced Parkinson's Disease. He took us to places that fit the high quality we were looking for and in our budget range. Mark showed genuine concern for us and my father. And he helped us navigate through a challenging situation. We made a great decision based on his expert advice. Unfortunately, my father passed away before we could bring him to LA. But I will always be grateful for the detailed attention we received from Mark and Always Best Care.”

Batsheva F.
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“My son and I have received family counseling from Dr. Hart for nearly two years. We both suffer from PTSD, among other mental disabilities, and have been seen by a number of therapists over the years. We have found Dr. Hart’s care to be among the most helpful. He is kind, understanding, and patient. Rather than employing long term, traditional psychotherapy or other limited methods exclusively, he uses different approaches to break through a person’s natural resistance. He suggests interpretations of feelings and actions, asks questions that show real insight, and then gives practical and usually appropriate advice that can be accepted or discussed further. He has treated us with respect and even with a non-intrusive, kind of professional affection. We would recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.”

Andrew L.
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“I'm glad I attended Dr. Hart's caregiver support workshop which focused on Alzheimer's disease. I knew then Always Best Care would be the right agency to handle my Dad's care. From the beginning to the end the staff were professional and courteous. My dad unfortunately decided to end services because of his stubbornness. Mark was understanding and expressed his concern for my Dad's wellbeing. He didn't push for us to continue services. I would work with ABC again if my father agrees to resume services. They definitely have your loved ones best interest in mind.”

G S.
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“Experienced people, excellent service.”

Elsie M.
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“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. David Hart for your elder-care needs. Dr. Hart is an incredibly knowledgeable and caring person who helped our family beyond measure to provide the best level of care for our mother who has Alzheimer's Disease. We engaged Dr. Hart to 1) conduct his own periodic assessments of our mother; 2) create a forum for our broader family, including our mom, to communicate and ask questions; 3) provide training and resources; and 4) help our family evaluate and implement an interim and long-term care plan for our mother. DR. HART EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS ON EVERY LEVEL. Prior to meeting Dr. Hart we had received a lot of conflicting information and our broader family was experiencing a very high level of stress and frustration. Thankfully, after engaging with Dr. Hart for several months, our family became knowledgeable, we communicated well with each other, and we just implemented a long-term care plan that addresses all of our mom's needs and one that she really enjoys. DR. HART IS THE BEST AND HE TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND THE FAMILIES HE WORKS WITH. Thank you Dr. Hart for all of you have done for our family. Words cannot express our gratitude.”

chris B.
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“Dr Hart knows so much about dealing with issues that Alzheimer's creates for those who have the disease as well as those of us who are caretakers.”

Kaye T.
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“Best in home care company in the South Bay & LA”

Michelle P.
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“Mark Wecker provided us with invaluable help both in terms of finding appropriate board &scare homes for our loved one, and explaining how this whole senior placement business works. It turns out we were quite naïve about it being a "service" as it is very territorial! That made us all the more impressed with Mark's unselfish and caring approach to helping us meet our needs. He also took time to really listen to our criteria, asked great questions when he accompanied us to look at the homes, and only showed us places that met our standards. We recommend him highly to anyone!”

Ramona P.
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““ I have been very happy with the excellent professional and loving care services ABC has provided for Kathleen who suffers from Alzheimer’s Dementia and the Andreoli family who cares for her. ABC is a full service provider that has also offered free seminars, consultation and information to me and my daughter who are Kathleen’s primary care takers. These have helped us greatly in this daunting task. THANK YOU – Leo Andreoli, Torrance, CA””

Leo A.
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“My widowed 80-year-old mother who has Alzheimer's disease has been living alone for 3 years. She has been extremely resistant to having caregivers in her home and my brother and I had all but given up. We have been amazed at the progress we've made since enlisting the help of Dr. David Hart at Always Best Care. In a little over a month, Mom has accepted a caregiver and is considering a move to an assisted living facility. Equally important, the support and assistance we have received in making both large and small decisions has been invaluable and a huge relief. I also highly recommend the Caregiving Essentials class taught by Dr. Hart, which covers everything you need to know in a single 3-1/2 hour "bootcamp" session, including brain science, communication tips, and resources. (GPS shoe insert, who knew?!) The class would benefit anyone who has a friend or family member suffering from dementia.”

Linda S.
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“I want to express how helpful Mark Wecker was to me and my family as we were looking for a place for my father to live. We needed to quickly move him from Kansas City to Los Angeles. Mark spent time with us to hear our needs and then appropriately guide us through this new challenging stage in our lives. His advice and dedicated time was so valuable and personable to us, I don't how we would have managed without him. Thank you again, Mark!”

David H.
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“Thankful and grateful don’t seem quite good enough to express how I feel about Always Best Care South Bay and all the good work they do. They offer a support group run by Dr. David Hart. That group was my lifeline while I was caring for my husband. When it came time to place him in a memory care facility, they assisted me with that decision also. Dr. Hart and his team are extremely knowledgeable, always professional but most of all genuinely caring.”

Ann W.
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“The attitude and professionalism of the management of a company is especially important in the field of elder care. I can think of no better way to express my experience with Always Best Care then to say the management and their hands on approach with the care givers they hire is 5 stars”

John D.
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“Its always a pleasure working with a team that has their hearts and minds on the patient’s wellbeing. ABC is the way to go.”

David S.
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“Always best care saved my life they have a great staff ready to assist 24/7 always available and reliable I highly recommend Always best care.”

Jennifer B.
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“This company is very professional. All the staff is very experenced. They provide top notch care..The caregivers are also so professional on time and experenced.”

Christina 3.
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“Very professional staff. Also my caregiver was awesome”

Atom F.
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“Best In Home Care Company in the Southbay”

mpalacio
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“Helpful, compassionate, and always available to assist. I appreciate Always Best Care so much!”

ashaon
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“The staff are friendly and professional every step of the way.”

JG B.
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“Mark Wecker provided us with invaluable help both in terms of finding appropriate board &scare homes for our loved one, and explaining how this whole senior placement business works. It turns out we were quite naïve about it being a "service" as it is very territorial! That made us all the more impressed with Mark's unselfish and caring approach to helping us meet our needs. He also took time to really listen to our criteria, asked great questions when he accompanied us to look at the homes, and only showed us places that met our standards. We recommend him highly to anyone!”

Jack P.
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“Dr. Hart has been of monumental assistance to our family during a very difficult time. We first learned of Dr. David’s practice when mom was first diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). His support groups for families and patients offered comfort and practical advice from others going through the same experience. He provided essential information—facts about dementia and lifestyle changes to slow the process—based on the latest research findings, sparing us the time and frustration of navigating the web and sorting facts from myths. But most important to me has been the emotional support Dr. David has personally provided to my sister and I, and the trusting relationship he established with mom. His professional empathy and experience with human behavior as well as his expertise in the field of geriatrics and cognition combine to provide an array of servicesthat will truly make the difference toward a successful transition for elders and their families. I could not recommend Dr. Hart more highly!”

Eileen S.
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“Over the last five years always best care has provided Home Care to several of my patients. I appreciate their case management did they include with their service. The patients and families have been very happy with the caregivers. Several have been able to take advantage of the driving service. I have referred numerous people to their caregiving course that is offered monthly.”

nancy G.
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“I want to let you know how fortunate I feel that our lives intersected with your company and with those who work there. When I realized that we would be needing a company that provided caring care-providing services, I was hoping and praying that I would find a company like yours. We could not have asked for better with the service Always Best Care provided. Even when the chemistry and/or the timing wasn't quite right, adjustments were made and reasonably so. Carrie, that introductory talk you and I first had and why you started ABC -- I want to let you know that what you created and why you created it is evident. Some of Dad's caregivers go the extra mile and above and beyond and really give of themselves. They are really top notch people. I have heartfelt gratitude for your company and for your employees who cared for my dad during our time of need. Thank you not only for providing the service that your company does, but also and in particular, for the high quality of the service that some of your employees provided.”

Ky S.
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“I am so very fortunate to be a part of a professional, caring and supportive company. We are all family here trying our very best to be a family for all the clients we work with. Our caregivers and staff try our best to help those families in need live a peacefully, fulfilling and loving life. If you want to have a dependable, reliable and gratifying career come and work with Always Best Care South Bay!!”

Julie M.
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“I've worked for four agencies over the last 16 years but this is the best by far! Personable, supportive, compassionate, knowledgeable, and the greatest staff!”

Debora A.
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“Great place to work”

Ruby J.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Carson, CA work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

Comfort
Comfort

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Carson, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

Independence
Independence

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Carson, CA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.


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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Carson,CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one

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An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home

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Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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2 small tornadoes hit Los Angeles County, pushing California to its average annual tornado count

CNN —Two small tornadoes briefly hit Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service there said, pushing California to its average annual tornado count.The first touched down Thursday at 8:45 a.m. in Carson and lasted a minute, with estimated peak winds of 75 mph, the agency said. Minor damage to vehicles, trees and buildings – with small sections of roofing torn off – was repo...

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Two small tornadoes briefly hit Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service there said, pushing California to its average annual tornado count.

The first touched down Thursday at 8:45 a.m. in Carson and lasted a minute, with estimated peak winds of 75 mph, the agency said. Minor damage to vehicles, trees and buildings – with small sections of roofing torn off – was reported.

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About 10 minutes later, a second tornado touched down about 9 miles to the north in Compton and lasted four minutes, with peak winds estimated at about 65 mph, the weather service said. Downed power lines and small tree limbs, tarps torn from a nursery and minor roof and siding damage were reported.

No injuries were reported, CNN affiliate KABC reported.

Both tornadoes were rated EF0s, the weather service said. Those are the least destructive, with damage typically including broken tree branches, damaged road signs and small, shallow-rooted trees getting pushed over. The Enhanced Fujita, or EF, Scale rates tornadoes from 0 to 5 by assessing damage to estimate wind speed.

On average California sees around nine tornadoes a year, Storm Prediction Center data shows – and Thursday’s tornadoes brought this year’s count in the state to nine. The United States averages over 1,200 tornadoes every year, with the most in Texas and Kansas.

When the tornado hit Thursday in Compton, Ernie Abundis had been working on the roof of a Target store, he told KABC.

“I felt the wind, and it was one of those situations where it was too quick to react, and I braced for impact,” he said. “Being a SoCal resident, I didn’t even want to call it a tornado right away. I was like, ‘No way this is happening,’ it actually ended up being one.”

CNN’s Robert Shackelford contributed to this report.

Tornadoes hit Carson and Compton areas, whipping up powerful, damaging winds

Two tornadoes separated by mere miles and minutes touched down Thursday morning in the area of Carson and Compton, whipping up strong winds and causing minor damage, according to the National Weather Service.The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado early Thursday afternoon, but further analysis released later that evening concluded a second had also struck nearby.The first brief tornado hit at 8:45 a.m. — registering an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with winds reaching 75 mph, meteorologists said. The ...

Two tornadoes separated by mere miles and minutes touched down Thursday morning in the area of Carson and Compton, whipping up strong winds and causing minor damage, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado early Thursday afternoon, but further analysis released later that evening concluded a second had also struck nearby.

The first brief tornado hit at 8:45 a.m. — registering an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with winds reaching 75 mph, meteorologists said. The tornado left behind a concentrated short path that damaged a building, some vehicles and trees near the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and East Walnut Street, according to the National Weather Service.

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Tornado touches down in Carson-Compton area, sending debris flying into the sky

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An EF0 tornado touched down in the Carson-Compton area Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. (Twitter user @Aldough)

The second tornado, also an EF0, touched down about 10 minutes later roughly 3 miles to the east — spawning 65 mph winds near the intersection of Greenleaf Boulevard and South Santa Fe Avenue, according to an updated advisory from the weather service.

This tornado traveled east toward the intersection of Orcutt Avenue and East 69th Street. Over the course of its four-minute lifespan, it downed a power line, ripped tarps from a nursery and caused minor damage to a home, the National Weather Service said.

Video posted on social media showed debris swirling in the sky beneath an updraft base of thunderstorm clouds.

Aerial footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed some roof damage to buildings in the area.

In March, a tornado ripped through Montebello with recorded winds of 110 mph. The tornado caused major damage to several buildings and toppled multiple trees.

It was the strongest tornado to hit Los Angeles County in 40 years, according to officials.

Trip Report: 10,908? Carson Peak, CA – 45º Steep “Pete’s Dream”

Report from May 16, 2023Brought to you by Mono County TourismYesterday, we went for a dream line.Pete’s Dream off 10,908′ Carson Peak, CA.45º steep, complex, exposed, and all above a cliff band.This line has been haunting our dreams since 2006 when we went to look at it and backed off out of fear…Yesterday, the ...

Report from May 16, 2023

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Yesterday, we went for a dream line.

Pete’s Dream off 10,908′ Carson Peak, CA.

45º steep, complex, exposed, and all above a cliff band.

This line has been haunting our dreams since 2006 when we went to look at it and backed off out of fear…

Yesterday, the stars and conditions aligned to ski Pete’s steep, hanging face in good corn with great friends.

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We started our day by driving to Silver Lake and gawking at Pete’s Dream from the road.

Line options were discussed and photos were harvested.

From there we parked at the base and started up at 9 am hoping to hit the due north line just as the sun had chased every shadow off the face.

The initial climb was steep, sloppy, hot, and brutal at times.

The long flat to Fern Lake was shady, cool, and much needed.

From Fern Lake to the summit plateau, the sun beat down us without mercy.

I can’t remember being that hot for a long long time…

The summit plateau blew a cool breeze on us that allowed for clearer thinking again.

But it was never-ending…

I was tired and frustrated at times and in need of some sort of change of view.

After what felt like miles of flat we reached the summit ridge and drank in views of Mt. Banner, Mt. Ritter, the Minarets, the June Lake Loop, and a plethora of large peaks to the west we’d never seen before.

A 1/2 mile or so of ridge-walking brought us to Carson Peak, views of Silver Lake, and a northern slope that dropped into oblivion.

Fear.

I stepped away from the slope so I wouldn’t have to look at it as we geared up.

It was noon and just about time to drop in.

The shadows on the face appeared to be gone.

With skis on, the fear faded…

It’s a wonder how having skis on will seemingly lessen the steepness of a slope by 5-10º…

I dropped first and it was already soft.

I hooted after my 4th turn to let the crew above (Dobbs, Emily, Ben, Mark) know that it was soft and fun.

Route-finding and flow were the next challenges.

Despite studying the face in our photos all morning, I was instantly confused.

I’d been warned not to stay right and challenge the tight choke on the right, but the fall line and stubbornness pulled me directly into it.

It’s always a challenge to navigate steep, complex, rocky, consequential terrain on the fly and Pete’s Dream was no exception.

All the plans I’d made via my photo of the face dropped into the abyss.

I skied what made sense.

Many of the chokes I’d wanted to ski were too tight.

I hacked, chopped, jump turned, and sprayed.

All while trying to keep as much flow as possible.

The tight choke zone was rocky, steep, and truly fun.

I snuck out of it and felt my mind buzzing.

I was free of the consequence now with thousands of feet of 40-45º unadulterated pleasure below me.

I was tired.

I arced turns, feeling thrilled from the wind on my face and the smoothness of the snow.

The flow overcame me before my consciousness came back and I slammed on the brakes.

“Oh yeah, this is all a big cliff band with only one skinny exit chute.”

I jogged left, found the chute, and caught my breath.

The exit chute that held deep slush was sluffing.

It skied very fun with big splashy turns and tight walls.

Once on the apron, I tucked into the trees and waited for the rest of the crew.

Once reassembled, we skied a super slushy face down to the final cliff band that doesn’t have a way to ski through anymore.

We weaseled our way down onto the cliff face and found a way to traverse, take off skis, and bushwhack back to snow.

Once on the final apron, we stickily glided and laughed our way directly into a thick aspen grove and took off our skis.

From there it was a 5-minute walk to the car in flip-flops.

We drove directly to Silver Lake and jumped in.

Sergio, the Silver Lake Resort employee, greeted us and didn’t mind our beer-drinking shenanigans.

To swim and play in a lake in full view of the complicated line we’d just skied felt surreal.

Thanks, California!

Small tornado damages buildings in Carson; snow falls on local mountains

A storm doused much of Southern California on Thursday, May 4, with rain, blanketed mountain communities with snow — and unleashed a small tornado that damaged some commercial buildings in Carson.Before 9 a.m., that tornado swirled through Carson and Compton, with a rating of EF0, the weakest level, still behind a short path of minor damage to buildings and trees. At least two structures, along Avalon Boulevard, suffered holes in rooftops. There were no reported injuries. Torna...

A storm doused much of Southern California on Thursday, May 4, with rain, blanketed mountain communities with snow — and unleashed a small tornado that damaged some commercial buildings in Carson.

Before 9 a.m., that tornado swirled through Carson and Compton, with a rating of EF0, the weakest level, still behind a short path of minor damage to buildings and trees. At least two structures, along Avalon Boulevard, suffered holes in rooftops. There were no reported injuries.

Tornado in carson ca !?? pic.twitter.com/bY6p7gKcpd

— Joel Mendez (@JoelMendez310) May 4, 2023

“Oftentimes, weak tornadoes in California start out as water spouts over the water and then they move onshore,” said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “This one appears to have been something that started over the land.

“It’s fairly significant,” he said. “They don’t happen too often. This is the third tornado event we’ve had this season. … I don’t remember too many seasons where we’ve had three.”

Back on March 22, a twister ripped through an industrial section of Montebello. Debris lifted off the ground and swirled overhead as the storm’s 110-mph winds descended on the business district. One person suffered minor injuries, and 17 buildings, in the area of Washington Boulevard and Vail Avenue, took on at least some damage.

If a worrisome tornado breaks out, Sweet recommends that Southern California residents get into a bathtub with pillows and blankets on top of them for protection from debris.

A weak #tornado rips through #Carson and #Compton this morning. It caused some damage to a number of businesses ! More @ABC7 at 3 and 5. pic.twitter.com/L4wCEl0GnL

— Sid Garcia (@abc7sid) May 4, 2023

“People in this part of the country don’t have basements or storm shelters, usually, so put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible,” he said. “Getting into the bathtub puts another area of walls around you and usually the bathroom has lots of pipes in the walls that can reinforce those walls.”

Thursday, Frazier Park, just beyond the Los Angeles County line in Kern County, had a more picturesque visitor — a sheet of snow.

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The San Bernardino Mountains collected some snow, too. Caltrans required snow chains on Highway 18 east of Crestline, on Highway 330 just west of Running Springs and on Highway 173 near Lake Arrowhead. Numerous cars were reportedly stuck in the snow at many points on Highway 18.

But springtime weather is coming — forecasters say more sunshine is on the way with warmer temperatures on Sunday and beyond.

Staff writers Nathaniel Percy and Brian Rokos and City News Service contributed to this report.

Twin twisters wreak havoc in Los Angeles' Compton, Carson neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES – The National Weather Service confirmed two EF-0 tornadoes touched down Thursday morning in the Carson-Compton area of Los Angeles County.The two tornadoes touched down within three miles and 10-15 minutes of each other as thunderstorms raced through Southern California.The first twister touched down in Carson ...

LOS ANGELES – The National Weather Service confirmed two EF-0 tornadoes touched down Thursday morning in the Carson-Compton area of Los Angeles County.

The two tornadoes touched down within three miles and 10-15 minutes of each other as thunderstorms raced through Southern California.

The first twister touched down in Carson at 8:45 a.m., only lasting about a tenth of a mile over a minute with a width of just 15 yards.

HOW ARE TORNADOES RATED? THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE EXPLAINED

Images from SkyFOX via FOX 11 Los Angeles showed a downed tree and at least two buildings damaged by the tornado, including some small sections of a roof removed. Some cars and trees were also found damage.

"It was a rumbling noise — I was really scared like my house was getting ready to blow up or something," said Lydia Williams who lives in the area. "It was really, really scary."

National Weather Service storm survey teams estimated the peak winds from the twister at 75 mph.

Second tornado strikes just 10 minutes later

Just 10 minutes after the Carson tornado dissipated, a second tornado touched down just 3 miles away in Compton.

This twister was also about 15 yards wide, producing a narrow path of damage including a downed power line, minor damage to a home's roof and siding, while tearing tarps from a nursery in its path.

Storm surveyors estimated the tornado lasted about 4 minutes over its 1-mile-long path with a peak wind speed of just 65 mph.

There were no injuries reported with either tornado.

It's the third tornado to strike the Los Angeles area just this year. One person was injured and several buildings suffered damage when an EF-1 tornado struck the Montebello area on March 23.

STRONGEST LOS ANGELES TORNADO in 40 YEARS DAMAGES SEVERAL BUILDINGS, INJURES 1

The EF-1 twister touched down in a Montebello warehouse district just after 11 a.m. and wreaked havoc over nearly a half-mile path for about 2 to 3 minutes before dissipating, according to the National Weather Service.

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