Taking Care of Your Caregiver Stress

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Being able to help someone is the ultimate satisfaction for many people.  That’s is why so many people enjoy being a caregiver to help out seniors in need.  However, just because it is a satisfying job does not mean it is not a stressful one.  In fact, far too many caregivers are experiencing stress but ignoring the importance to deal with these stress.  If left untreated, these stress can lead to burnouts, and it will affect both your health as well as the quality of caregiving provided.  If you are a caregiver, and you are often feeling tired, overwhelmed, irritable, and have irregular sleep pattern, these might be signs of caregiver stress.  The main goal to prevent burnout is to realize that you are stressed out.  Once you do, seek help and relief from others.  Whether it is finding respite caregiving help from another caregiver, finding ways to relax during off times, changing to a healthier lifestyle, or even professional help,  don’t be afraid to ask for help because it is ultimately in the best interest of the stressed out caregiver and the person they are supporting.

A-1 Home Care is always looking for dedicated caregivers to help provide in home care service for seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County. Typically, our caregivers will provide a variety of assistance for seniors, including meal preparation, medication supervision, hygiene management, incontinence care, and other senior services Our company has been in the senior care industry since 1991, and we are extremely proud of the positive impacts our caregivers have in our communities.  We work diligently to find the perfect match for our clients, and we are available 24/7 for any support we can provide.  Many families are turning to A-1 Home Care to provide them with a quality caregvier, that means job opportunities are opening up for caregviers also! We have both  live-in and hourly home care services ready to be filled immediately!

Call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more employment opportunities with A-1 Home care. Visit www.a-1jobs.com for details, and connect with us Facebook!

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Managing Elderly Insomnia for Caregivers

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When you are a caregiver that provides round the clock care, one of the issues you may have to deal with include helping an Elderly individual deal with Insomnia and sleep related issues.  Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors included medication, anxiety/depression, chronic pain, and sedentary lifestyles that lack sufficient exercise.  So what have you done under circumstances where someone you are providing care for wakes up feeling agitated in the middle of the night?

After you’re sure that it wasn’t just a one night issue and that it is legitimately a problem that keeps happening, you need to find out what may be causing it.  If the issue is medication, perhaps a doctor visit and an alternative type of medication can alleviate the problem.  Lifestyle changes such as encouraging your loved one to read before bed instead of watching television, restricting caffeine, food, and drink consumption at hours close to bed time, and daily exercise may be effective solutions.  Check this article titled Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role for more advice.  According to the article, sleep aids such as sleeping pills should be avoided because the body can eventually become resistant to them.

A-1 Home Care Jobs is always looking to hire compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers in Los Angeles County and Orange County.  We have employment opportunities for individuals who have experience with Elder Care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care.  We are also hiring babysitters, nannies, and mother’s helpers who have experience with Child Care, Postpartum Care, or Special Needs Care.

A-1 Home Care is dedicated to providing compassionate in-home care services in the communities of Los Angeles, 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 in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

All of our caregivers must have prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

If you feel that you have the experience and compassion necessary to provide in-home care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis, we’d love to hear from you.  Check out these tips for employment.

For more information or to apply for a caregiver position, CALL us at 562-929-8400 and come into our Santa Fe Springs office with all your available documents and scrubs as we will be taking your photo for an Identification Badge.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and thousands of caregiver testimonials. 

Seeking Near Perfect Caregivers in L.A. and O.C. Counties

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And by “near perfect” we mean pretty darn good.  Of course, nobody is perfect, but there are those who have a natural knack for providing incredible at home caregiving service.  A-1 Home Care Jobs is always hiring compassionate, experienced, and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, companions, home helpers, babysitters, mother’s helpers, and nannies who love what they do.  At A-1 Home Care, we provide non-medical homecare services in Los Angeles County and Orange County.  We strive to hire the best caregivers, hiring those who have a good track record of caregiving experience.  When we interview caregivers, we can tell when an individual really takes pride in providing home care services based off of their general personality and the way in which they answer scenario-based questions of various care situations.  If you love providing in-home care for Elderly individuals or children and have the appropriate experience, we’d love to hear from you.

Check out this article titled Is There Such a Thing as a “Caregiving Instinct?” which talks about some qualities that excellent caregivers have.  “They’re mellow and good-humored, they always see the person behind the illness, they’re motivated by yesterday and today, not tomorrow, they’re patient, and they’re seemingly unflappable.”

A-1 Home Care specializes in Elder Care services such as After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care.  We also offer parenting services such as Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

All of our caregivers must have prior caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We serve the communities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Cerritos, La Mirada, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Tarzana, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendora, San Dimas, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and many positive caregiver testimonials.  If you’re looking for employment opportunities and a long term job, call us and come into our Santa Fe Springs office for an interview.

For more information, CALL us at 562-929-8400 to schedule an in-person interview with our office staff. 

Caregiver Employment Opportunities in Los Angeles County

There’s no such thing as a perfect caregiver.  That’s just the simple fact of it – we’re all humans and sometimes make mistakes.  Caregiving can sometimes be very difficult, especially if the person you’re providing care for has a disease such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Providing care for these individuals is probably one of the most challenging, since the disease affects the person’s ability to communicate with us and forgetfulness can be quite frustrating for the caregiver.

Family Caregiver Alliance has a helpful article called Ten Real-Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving, which goes in depth about the different probelems that may arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and offers suggestions on how to better handle each situation.  “Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive; often the right thing to do is exactly opposite that which seems like the right thing to do.”

Another article on the Huffington Post by Kathryn Halanger titled New Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Help Family Caregivers, Too talks about how studies have shown that “…providing simple comforts to those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia such as encouaging patients to carry a doll, eating chocolate when it makes sense to them or creating familiar daily rituals like stocking and restocking a tackle box, engages and calms patients, and improves their erratic behavior,” Halanger says.  So finding out what the individual’s interests are by the questions they ask you and other interactions can help you create daily activities that may have some sort of connection to their past.

At A-1 Home Care, we’re always hiring experienced and compassionate Alzheimer’s Caregivers, nurse aides, and companions as well as caregivers who have experienced with other types of care including After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, and Hospice Care.  We have employment opportunities for caregivers who are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  Our non-medical caregiver agency provides service all over Los Angeles County in cities such as Alhambra, Downey, Burbank, Glendora, Diamond Bar, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Torrance, Culver City, Brentwood, and others.

All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, Tuberculosis testing, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.  We have been in business since 1991, have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and are members of the National Care Planning Council.

For more information, visit us at A-1 Jobs or CALL us today to set up an interview at 562-929-8400. 

Coping with Caregiver Stress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have provided care for someone for an extended period of time, you’ve most likely felt the stress from working too hard or feeling negative pressures from family members or the person you are caring for.  Although there is an inherent satisfaction to providing quality care to someone, sometimes stress comes from not getting the appreciation and respect that you deserve.

There are many ways to alleviate stress.  An article from the National Care Planning Council provides a variety of stress-reducing strategies for anyone who is feeling down in the gutter.  If you’re feeling the effects of caregiver stress or just want to be prepared for stress in the future, read this article and keep some of the strategies in mind.  Coping methods range from exercising, to getting enough sleep, to massage therapy, and more.

If you’re an experienced and compassionate caregiver looking for work, A-1 Jobs has many employment opportunities for individuals with caregiving experience for Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Arthritis, Post-Surgery, Respite, and Hospice Care.  We can provide you with ongoing long-term employment in Los Angeles and Orange County in cities such as Burbank, Diamond Bar, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Corona Del Mar, Seal Beach, Santa Monica, and more.

Our non-medical caregiver agency only hires individuals with prior experience and verifiable professional references.  Applicants must pass a National Background Check and DMV Check, have Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training, Tuberculosis testing, and a personal interview with us at our Santa Fe Springs office.  We are now hiring caregivers, nurse aides, companions, hospital sitters, babysitters, and home health aides.

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

 

Caregiver Jobs for Child & Special Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs seeks experienced and compassionate caregivers for a variety of in-home care services.  Though our specialty is care for Elder, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals, we also specialize in Child Care and Special Needs Care.  We are always hiring caregivers, nurse aides, babysitters, nannies, and mother’s helpers who have experience with children and those with special needs.

Parents are many times very busy and stressed individuals.  When hiring a caregiver for their child, they will ensure that they are hiring the very best.  Child Care duties may include transportation to and from school, engaging in entertaining activities, meal preparation, personal hygiene care, and some light housecleaning.

If you have experience with Special Needs conditions such as ADHD, Tourette’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, or various medical conditions, we have a job opportunity for you.  Special Needs children must be give the utmost care as they need more specific attention and compassion than most children.  It is this reason that we seek and value nannies and babysitters who have this specific experience.

If you have experience with newborn care as a Mother’s Helper, we offer Postpartum Care services which may take place in a hospital or home environment.  Apply with our non-medical home care agency if you have this experience.

A-1 Jobs serves various cities in Los Angeles County and Orange County including Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa, and Corona Del Mar.

CALL us today at (562) 929-8400 to come into our Santa Fe Springs office and apply for a caregiver job in your service area.

Now Hiring Caregivers for In-Home Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs is seeking out talented and passionate caregivers in the Orange County and Los Angeles County area.  If you have experience with in-home care for senior, elderly, or terminally ill individuals, work for A-1 Home Care Agency.  Many of our caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, babysitters, and mother’s helpers have been with us for over ten years assisting clients with short term and long term care.

If you are finishing a program to become a nurse aide or are a recent graduate from schools such as UEI or Infotech Career College and have prior experience with live-in or live-out care, get a career started the right way with our non-medical placement agency as we have immediate job opportunities available and are now hiring.

For caregivers who aren’t seasoned veterans in the field, A-1 Jobs has Caregiver Tips to help you on the road to success.  Being a caregiver with A-1 Home Care can be a very rewarding experience.  Meaningful client relationships are formed and our home care agency praises your accomplishments with our Caregiver of the Month and Caregiver of the Year awards.

Come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply and interview after you have reviewed our Caregiver Requirements.  Bring any relevant  documents you may have and we’ll have your photo taken and make your Identification Badge.

We serve the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Downey, Santa Monica, Covina, Glendale, Diamond Bar, Whittier, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach, Irvine, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Our care services include Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, After Surgery Care, Postpartum Care, Companion Services, and Personal Services.

CALL us today at (562) 929-8400 for more information on how to apply or to schedule an interview!