Communication is Key in Caregiving

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A person may have the best of intention, yet sometimes they may make a mistake here and there that could lead to issues.  Whether doing a good job or making a mistake, criticisms and praises are commonly received by a caregiver.  That is why communication is key for a healthy relationship between the caregiver and the care receiver.  Here are a few tips on how to effectively communicate with the care recipients according to CaregiverSupport.org.  For example, breathing before starting a conversation can calm you down, especially if the discussion involves a sensitive topic.  Another good advice is is to ask questions.  Finding out another person’s thought process can really clear up a lot of uncertainty.  Listening is also a big part in communication, it allows you to better understand how the care recipient is responding to you.  Lastly, slow it down.  An even pace allow the communication to be clear, and allow adequate time for everyone to think and process a conversation, especially with seniors.

At A-1 Home Care, we are always looking for caregivers who are experienced, skilled, and are great in communication so they can best help our clients.  In addition, we are flexible in work scheduling, placing those in both live-in and live-out care situations while being relative close to their home.  Having clients in cities such as Santa Monica, Malibu, Westwood, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Studio City, Redond Beach, Century City, Palos Verdes, Calabasas, Encino, San Marino, Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, and others makes it easy to find an opportunity for our caregivers.  Furthermore, our 20 years of experience has given us the reputation for communities around Los Angeles and Orange County to turn to us first for their in home care services.  So don’t wait, join caregivers like Esther Barredo and Maria Carretero and become part of our team to help seniors and elderly.

If you are interested in becoming a caregiver, call 562-929-8400 and ask about the employment requirements, or simply visit www.a-1jobs.com for more details.  You can keep updated by following us on Facebook!

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