Arranging Respite Care to Avoid Burnout


Caregiver burnout and stress not only affects the caregiver, but also the quality of care they provide.  It can also potentially be a danger to the seniors they are looking after because their concentration might not be at its fullest.  As a result, it is important to arrange respite care to allow you to take a break and avoid burnout.

There are a few ways a caregiver can arrange respite care to help them stay an effective caregiver.  You can put the senior in a day care, assisted living respite care facility, or other residential care options. If you are a family caregiver at home, then you can ask around your friends and family to possible handle the role in relief, and more likely than not understand the situation on your needs and the senior’s needs. As a professional caregiver, agencies like A-1 Home Care can help you find an respite caregiver in relief until to provide you with a much needed break.  These respite caregivers range from companion care, personal care assistance, available for both live-in and live-out scenarios.  Furthermore, you will know that the person provide the respite care is a professional caregiver who is reliable in the type of skills and experience needed for the job.

No matter long term or short term, A-1 Home Care has a wide variety of clients who need the service of a professional caregiver. A career as a caregiver can be extremely rewarding because you are positively impacting another person’s life, and we take pride in the dedicated work our caregivers have done for seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our clients appreciate the wonderful work our caregivers do in  Alzheimer’s Care,  Brain Injury Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs. A-1 Home Care realizes the importance of their unmatched 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.  If you have 2 years of caregiving experience, and is CPR/First Aid certified, then don’t hesitate to contact us about employment as a caregvier!

Call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more about becoming a caregiver with A-1 Home Care, or you can visit for details.  Check us out on Facebook!

Why Seniors Won’t Eat

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Good nutrition to maintain our health.  From calcium to maintain bone health to omega-3 fatty acid for a good, healthy heart, food is an important part of our lives, and it can be troubling when a senior’s eating habit is changing.  There are many reasons why elderly people might be shying away from eating according to Aging Care.

  1. Aging has reduced their sense of smell and taste – Normal salt and pepper seasonings might not generate enough flavor for seniors, try adding different herbs and spices to possibly add more flavor to the dishes
  2. Side effects from prescription medications – Making a person less hungry is a plausible side effect of medications.  It could also cause food to taste different, making seniors shy away from eating
  3. Chewing problems – Does the senior wear dentures?  They might not speak out, but the dentures could cause discomfort when chewing.  Visit the dentist for adjustment, or substitute with softer foods
  4. Social isolation – If seniors are eating alone, they might not look forward or enjoy the meal, leading them to eat less. Plan on having someone to share a meal with them each day, whether it is a family member, a friend, or even a live-in caregiver who can provide companionship as well as the meal preparation.
  5. Unwilling to cook – Cooking is the easy part.  Grocery shopping, preparing the food, and even washing the dishes afterward can discourage seniors to cook.  There are meal programs where they deliver frozen meals for seniors to reheat it and enjoy.  Another option is a in home caregiver, where they can provide services from meal preparation to medication supervision.

Understanding the root of the problem can dramatically improve your chances of ensuring seniors have the proper nutritional intake and maintain good health.

Do you have experience with caregiving and providing meal preparation, medication supervision, and other in home care services for seniors? Then you should consider becoming a caregiver with A-1 Home Care! Our company has been in the industry since 1991, and we are extremely proud of the positive impacts our caregivers have done in Los Angeles and Orange County communities.  A-1 Home Care understands the importance of our caregivers, so we work diligently to find caregiving jobs for them that best fit their commute and schedules. The need for in home care is rising from the aging baby boomer population, and many family members are looking for help from professional home care to assist their loved ones. Many of them turn to A-1 Home Care based on our history, excellence, and recommendation from others to find a quality caregiver.  We have jobs in both live-in and live-out options.

Call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more about becoming a caregiver with A-1 Home Care, or you can visit for details.  Check us out on Facebook!

Employment Opportunities for Part-Time and Full-Time Caregivers








It can be very nerve-racking when you begin work for a new client for the first time.  You may have questions such as “Will they like me?” or “Am I going to get along with this new person?” swirling around your mind.  It’s always a good idea to plan daily routines and activities.  You could give your client the impression and reassurance that you know what you are doing.  For example, your client will appreciate if you have meal times and snack times set.  It’s good to have options for different activities you can engage your client with in case they don’t already have activities that they like to do.  This page from Caregiving Cafe has a list of tips to better manage your daily routine preparation.  The site also has an abundance of additional information and resources for caregivers as well as a forum that you can join.

A-1 Home Care Jobs is a non-medical caregiver placement agency that is always hiring caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and babysitters.  We specialize in care for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals and have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.  We have memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re looking for part-time live-out or full-time live-in work, apply with us today.  Our employment requirements include having prior caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis screening, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

Our care services include Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Diabetic Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, Postpartum Care, and more.  We serve all cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Caregiver Stories













One thing that caregivers may have in common is that they all have similar experiences.  They’ve likely felt the same feelings of joy when they get along well with the person that they are caring for and they likely feel sadness and stress when work becomes overwhelmingly burdensome for one reason or another.

It’s always interesting to hear about the experiences of others – the ups and downs, tears of happiness or tears of anger and sadness.  As caregivers, you can empathize with the stories of other caregivers even though you’ve never met them in your life.  Strength for Caring has a variety of well-written caregiver stories that hopefully can give you a little inspiration for your week.

A-1 Jobs is always hiring experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, babysitters, companions, and home health aides for our non-medical home care agency.  We look for qualified individuals who have experience with care for children or elderly individuals, as we specialize in Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Respite Care, and Hospice Care.

If you live in Los Angeles or Orange County and have prior experience and verifiable professional references for caregiving, we may have an Employment Opportunity for you.  Applicants must come into our Santa Fe Springs location to apply and be prepared to pass a National Background Check and DMV Check and Tuberculosis test.  Applicants must have Malpractice/Liability insurance and First Aid/CPR training.  If hired, we can guarantee long-term ongoing employment and the start to a great caregiver career.

For more information or to set up an interview, CALL us at 562-929-8400 today.

Hiring Caregivers in San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and San Bernardino











A-1 Jobs is now hiring compassionate, experienced, and dedicated caregivers, nurse aides, home health aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, mother’s helpers, babysitters and nannies for A-1 Domestic / A-1 Home Care.  We are a non-medical caregiver agency that offers live-in or live-out care to the residents of Southern California.  If you have the right experience, we may have a job for you and want you to start a caregiver career with us.

Our caregivers come from many diverse backgrounds and personal backgrounds, which enables us to cover the wide range of care services we provide.  We specialize in care for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals, offering care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, and Incontinence Care.  We also offer Child, Special Needs, and Postpartum Care services.

All of our caregivers seeking employment within our agency must undergo a screening process that includes having prior experience, verifiable professional references, undergoing a Nationwide Criminal Background Check and DMV Check, having Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training and certification, and screening for Tuberculosis.  We also interview candidates in our Santa Fe Springs office, so when you come in to apply and interview, be sure to wear your scrubs for your Identification Badge photo.

To learn more about us, visit us at A-1 Jobs where you can review our Employment Requirements, Caregiver Tips, Employment Tips, and Caregiver Articles.  We serve the communities of Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Encino, Glendale, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Altadena, Arcadia, Covina, Diamond Bar, Monrovia, San Marino, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and others.

CALL us today at (562) 929-8400 to schedule an interview date at our Santa Fe Springs office.

Employment Opportunities in Orange County








Caregivers are needed by A-1 Jobs, a branch of A-1 Home Care Agency that seeks out experienced caregivers to provide in-home care for A-1 Home Care’s clients in Orange County.  If you are able to provide live-in or live-out care in Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, or Fountain Valley, we have immediate employment opportunities for you.

Our experienced caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, babysitters, and mother’s helpers have the compassion and dedication necessary to work for our highly respectable non-medical caregiver agency that has been in business since 1991.

We have job positions for those who have professional experience with After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you have what it takes to work for us, come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply.  Before you come in, be prepared.  Browse A-1 Jobs for important information such as Caregiver Requirements, Caregiver Tips, and our informative articles.

For more information on how to apply, CALL us at (562) 929-8400.

Now Hiring Caregivers in Los Angeles











A-1 Jobs has immediate job opportunities for caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters.  Finding experienced, qualified, compassionate, and dedicated caregivers is our mission so that our homecare placement agency A-1 Domestic can provide caregivers to its clients.

If you live in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank, or Glendale, or surrounding cities in Los Angeles County, we have a job position for you.  Join our caregiver team of all ethnicities and ages.  Some of our caregivers have been with our agency for over ten years while others are starting their caregiver careers after having graduated from schools such as UEI and Info Tech Career College that produce qualified nurse aides.

We are now hiring caregivers who have experience with After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you’re looking for employment, visit A-1 Jobs for crucial information before you come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply.  On the site you’ll find Employment Requirements, Caregiver Tips, and Articles.

For more information on how to apply, CALL us at (562) 929-8400 today.