Cool and Calm Makes A Good Caregiver

Winnie OcampoOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen facing different home care challenges or emergencies, one should never panic. The cool and calm demeanor that both Winnie Ocampo and Ginger Gardner have is why they excel as caregivers with A-1 Home Care.  Our clients really enjoy their presence, and their personality is infectious to those around them.  Furthermore, the remarkable ability for them to approach any home care scenarios with confidence is why we can put our full trust in serving our clients.  They deserved the Caregivers of the Month award back in July, and we wish to recognize their excellent work with 2013 ending soon.  Finally, we wish both Winnie and Ginger a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Show Appreciation for Caregivers During This Christmas

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Caregivers give 110% of their effort in their job all the time. For this Christmas, we want to share some tips on how we can display our appreciation for their hard work.

Although caregiving seems like a daily routine, many different challenges arise every day. Listen to the caregivers.  Create a channel of communication between the two sides to understand feelings, frustration, and everything that is going on.  Being there for them as support is critical in creating a great relationship among everyone involved.  Furthermore, it is always great to give them positive reinforcements. Let them know the appreciation of their positive impact they make their job caring for your elderly loved ones.  Finally, offer your help.  Even though they are the caregivers, it is impossible for them to handle all the tasks on hand.  Research about a medication, help out with the mail, help shop at the grocery store, etc.  Caring for a senior can be exhausting, and any bit of help can mean a great deal to the caregivers!

We can never have too many quality caregivers on our team.  A-1 Home Care is always looking for experienced and skilled caregivers to fill positions around Los Angeles and Orange County.  We have positions in Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, Brain Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Kidney Disease Care, Hospice Care,  Post Stroke Care, and other specific elderly needs.  Moreover, we provide flexible scheduling, finding you jobs that can fit your schedule and not burn you out.  Our company has been in business since 1991, and you can have the confidence in us to find your the best caregiving jobs around town.

Call us at 562-929-8400 for more info about working for A-1 Home Care, or visit www.a-1jobs.com to learn more today!

 

The Joy of Caregiving

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Despite the burden of the responsibilities to care for someone else, many enjoy the role of being the caregiver for someone in need.  The spirit of helping someone aligns with the Christmas spirit perfectly.  To be able to make a difference in someone else’s life, no matter the size of impact, brings a sense of accomplishment to the caregivers.

Furthermore, caregiving can impact the caregiver’s life as well.  It helps them gain a better perspective on life, feel strong and worthy by impacting someone’s life, and be a great role model for the younger generations.  So this Christmas, bring the joy of caregiving to someone by being a caregiver and help spread the spirit of Christmas all year long!

A career in caregiving is extremely rewarding.  A-1 Home Care has been hiring many caregivers since 1991, and we are very proud of the work they have done for seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County.  We have heard the difference they make from client testimonials, and we understand the importance of our caregivers.  Since the demand for in home care is growing, and many family members are too busy to act as caregivers for their loved ones, many of them turn to A-1 Home Care to find a compassionate and dedicated caregiver to assist around the home.  We offer flexible scheduling, with both live-in and live-out options.  Moreover, we can find you job as close to where you live as possible.

So don’t wait, call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more about employment requirements, or you can visit www.a-1jobs.com for details.  Check us out on Facebook!

Caring for the Elderly During the Holidays

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For some Elderly individuals, the holiday season that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s might not be as joyous a time as it is for others.  Especially for those who have limited contact with relatives or who have lost a friend or spouse, the holidays can be a time where feelings of sadness and depression are heightened.

As caregivers, we must understand this.  If you’re caring for an Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individual this holiday season, you must be on the lookout for signs of depression.  This article titled Holiday Blues and the Elderly provides an insight into the root of Elderly depression during the holidays and some ways to alleviate it.  Be sure to stay in contact with family members.  The depression can be so serious, that you may have to contact the Elderly individual’s doctor to see what can be done.  It can be so minor that you just need to keep them occupied.  Participate in holiday activities with them, keep them up to date with family activities, encourage family members and children to visit more often, get out of the house more often and take the Elderly individuals to places where holiday spirits are high, and be sure to take of yourself as well!

At A-1 Home Care Jobs, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.  We are always hiring compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home care in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We are a non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991.  We provide our clients with 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, and Post Stroke Care.

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

To apply today, come into our office in Santa Fe Springs or CALL 562-929-8400.

For more information, visit us at A-1 Home Care Jobs.