How Caregiver Can Deal With Behavior Problems in Alzheimer’s patients

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There are many symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease.  One of the more concerning issues for everyone involved is the sudden display of aggression.  The worse part is that these emotional outbursts tend to increase over time as the disease progress to a later stage.

In some instances, these problems are caused by frustration from having difficulty remember things they used to or have difficulties perform tasks that used to be routine.  However, caregivers can do a few things to help alleviate and limit these outbursts.  First and foremost, you have to be patient about the situation.  Whether it is provide extra time or the reassurance they need, caregivers should not get frustrated because they are frustrated and make the situation worse.  Next is always try to keep a routine schedule with people living with Alzheimer’s to limit irritability. And finally, caregivers could try to distract the senior with something they like, such as music, comfort objects, or even a snack.

With the ability to impact a senior’s quality of life, being an in home caregiver is extremely rewarding.  A-1 Home Care has helped many people realize a career in being a caregiver, and we take pride in the dedicated work they have done for seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Clients constantly praise the wonderful work our caregivers do, and A-1 Home Care fully appreciate the importance of their unparalleled professionalism.  In Home Care is a growing industry,  and many families are calling A-1 Home Care to find the right caregiver to offer assistance to their loved ones.  We offer flexible scheduling, with both live-in and live-out options available.

To become a caregiver with A-1 Home Care, please call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more about job opprotunities, or you can visit www.a-1jobs.com for more details.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook!

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The Best Tip for a Caregiver – Take Care of Yourself

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When taking care of an elderly person suffering from different ailments, the caregiver often neglect their own well being in attempt to provide the best care for the care recipient.  However, when a caregiver is burned out, the quality of care decreases, and their health deteriorate as a result.  Because the ultimate goal is to provide the best quality care for the senior, caregivers need to learn how to find time to sustain their own well beings.  According to WebMD, exercise can help a caregiver feel healthier, sleep better, and thus feel more rejuvenated.  If you are not getting enough sleep, a power nap during the day can help recharge your battery and get the energy to perform the different duties as a caregiver.  In addition, don’t forget to eat.  Many caregivers become so busy that they simply forget to eat sometimes.  Remind yourself that you should have healthy meals and snacks throughout the day to provide the adequate energy to sustain the day.  In addition, during your free time, finding ways to relax from listening to music to going to church can let you stay involved with your own personal life.  Finally, remember to get regular medical checkups.  Staying healthy and fixing any issues you might be experiencing can only help you at your job as a caregiver.

Being a quality caregiver requires experience, personality, and effort.  A-1 Home Care is always looking to hire more quality caregivers to join our staff and help out clients around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our business specializes in services such as Diabetic Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s CareBrain Injury Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  So if you are looking to become an in home caregiver and work in a rewarding role in helping senior in needs, A-1 Home Care is your best bet.

Call 562-929-8400 today and ask for the employment requirements, or you can visit us online at www.a-1jobs.com to learn more about job opportunities.  In addition, you can follow us on our Facebook page!

Benefits of In Home Caregivers

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Statistics show that over 10 million adults “over the age of 50 are looking after aging parents in America“, and it is a number that is expected to rise.  However, with other responsibilities on hand, stress can be a very serious part of the role in providing care for an elderly parent.  So what can be done to help out the caregivers?

Part of stress is the emotional drain that entails from the overwhelming tasks facing the adult children.  Caregiver burnout is not just physical exhaustion, but it very much affects how one feel mentally.  To help relieve the stress, it is important to seek emotional support.  Whether it is from community groups who are familiarize with these situations, Internet support groups that provide convenient and helpful tips, or a home care professional to provide the extra support caregiving support, all can help lower the stress level of the adult children and help bring back the normalcy.

As a result, demands for professional in home caregivers have never been higher, and A-1 Home Care is constantly seeking for additional skilled and experienced caregivers in the Los Angeles and Orange County Area. We have placed our caregivers such as Crosine Roble and Myrna Macolor, and many others with clients in need for Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetes Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Special Needs Care, and much more.

For information about applying as a caregiver, please call 562-929-8400, or visit http://www.a-1jobs.com today about employment requirements.

Don’t Take Arthritis Lightly

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The leading cause of disability in the United States, Arthritis is one of the most common disease among us, affecting one in five adults and one in 300,000 children according to the Arthritis Foundation.  When the condition is severe, caregiver help can improve patient’s quality of life dramatically.  Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Juvenile Arthritis are just three of the most common types of the disease, yet there are over 100 different diseases and conditions in the arthritis category that causes pain to people all ages, races, and genders.  Because of the effects on a wide audience, arthritis should not be taken lightly and we should not consider it as a mild health problem because it is becoming a “burden on the health care and economic system in this country”.  So if you know someone affected by arthritis, be proactive in understanding the facts of the disease and help in any way possible.

A-1 Home Care has many Arthritis caregivers and is active looking for more.  We seek those who demonstrates professionalism, skills, and effort like A-1 caregivers Evelyn Barut and Maria Villmamil, and those who are determined to improve lives of seniors and elderly.  We place our care providers in cities all over Los Angeles and Orange County, including Brentwood, Hollywood, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Marina Del Rey, San Marino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendora, Covina, Diamond Bar, San Dimas, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, La Mirada, Irvine, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and others.  First Aid and CPR training are required, and positions include  Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care.

For more information about our positions, call 562-929-8400 today, or visit www.a-1jobs.com for more information.

 

The Gift of Freedom & Independence for Elderly Mothers

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Flowers, chocolates, and spa treatments are just some of the common Mother’s Day gifts for moms.  But for elderly mothers, they have been receiving the gifts mentioned many times before, and it is time to give a gift that they can appreciate in their older years.  Their body does not move the way they used to, their ability to drive is deteriorating, cleaning around the house might risk a dangerous fall, and other physically demanding tasks can be exhausting to them.  Why not provide them with a professional caregiver this Mother’s Day to alleviate their needs to perform the physically taxing activities to lessen their risks of falling, or other injuries while providing the freedom and independence that they deserve.  Many families are choosing to hire a caregiver for their elderly parent.  As a result, the demand for in home caregivers is rising, and employment opportunities are on the rise along with it.

Many of the adult children are contacting A-1 Home Care to find a compatible caregiver this Mother’s Day.  If you are an experienced caregiver certified nurse aide, senior companion, or home helper similar to Crosine Roble and Myrna Macolor, we have many job caregiving job opportunities for you to display your skills and being a fulfilling line of work in Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, Diabetic Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, and much more Elder Care Scenarios.  We have clients in communities all over Los Angeles and Orange County, and we will be sure to find a job that is close to your home so you don’t have to commute a long distance.  Both 24 hour Live-in or Hourly Live-out caregivers are needed, so don’t hesitate and contact us about these wonderful opportunities.

For employment requirements, please call us at 562-929-8400, or visit www.a-1jobs.com for more information.

It’s Time to Give Back to Our Mothers

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When we were still young, our mothers would pack our lunches to school everyday because it is their reminder of love while we were away from their loving shelter.  Today, you have your own family and professional responsibilities, and time spent with your mother is just lacking.  With aging comes senior ailments, and your mom can use a bit of love and care around the household while you are away.  Similar to their display of affection from a simple packed meal, hiring a caregiver to take care of them is just as much a sign of love as any other action you take.  Freeing them from the need for housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, transportation to community centers, and other errands effectively free them to do the activities and hobbies that they enjoy.  With more time on their hands, they can socialize with others and be more happy without worrying about tasks around the house.  So why not provide them with an improved quality of life and the independence that they deserve?

A-1 Home Care is actively placing compatible caregivers for our clients at an affordable rate, and has served our community for over 20 years.  Demand for home care is growing, and we are also looking for experienced caregivers similar to Maria Lozano and Jessie Napiloy, who are able to fill jobs in both 24 hour live-in or hourly care positions in Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetes Care, Parkinson Care, Post Stroke Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Bipolar Care, Special Needs Care, and other Senior Care needs.  So don’t hesitate this Mother’s Day, find your mom a caregiver for the times you are away and occupied.  We operate in cities like Arcadia, Studio City, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Newport Beach, and many more around Los Angeles and Orange County.

To apply for a position, or if you are interested in hiring a caregiver, call 562-929-8400 today.  Or you can visit www.a-1jobs.com for more information about our company and what we offer.

Concerns for Seniors and Elderly During Upcoming Heat Wave

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We hear it on the news every single year, fatality due to the excessive heat in the summer because there was not enough proper cooling provided.  An eerie fact from the AARP suggests that more people die from heat than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined each year.  Those who are more susceptible to such danger in our population are the young and the elderly, and two-thirds of the deaths from extreme heat happens in those who are older than 65.  Especially for those who have difficulties navigating around their home, it may even be difficult for them to even reach for the fan or air conditioning system.  Because the body is not able to cool down, heart related problems play a big role in such fatalities. As a result, friends and family should check on their elderly loved ones often, and if needed, hire a professional caregiver during full responsibilities.

If the person is displaying symptoms of a heat stroke, such as skin turning red, dizziness, nausea, and more, it is imperative to get the person to a shady and cool location immediately.  Furthermore, cool the person by spraying cool water and fan them. But most important, seek medication attention.

A-1 Home Care has openings for caregivers who are looking to work in the in home care service industry.  We have thousands of clients all over Los Angeles and Orange County, operating in areas such as Burbank, Tarzana, Covina, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and much more.  Like Mateo Relox and Joslyn Du Jour, you will be able to work for clients who need Alzheimer Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Bipolar Care, Special Needs Care, Diabetic Care, and other Elder Care needs.  Read testimonials from both our clients and our caregivers and see how A-1 Home Care sets a standard for the home care industry.

If you want to apply, feel free to call us at 562-929-8400. We also provide information on our website at www.a-1jobs.com.