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. 

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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. 

Hiring Caregivers for Alzheimer & Dementia In Home Care Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a caregiver or Certified Nurse Aide that has prior experience caring for an Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individual who has Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of Dementia?  If so, we want you to work for A-1 Home Care Jobs!  We serve the Orange County and Los Angeles County communities, so if a client in your area seeks Alzheimer’s Care, we will notify you immediately.  That is of course, if you pass our stringent hiring process.

We require all caregivers to have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background and DMV Check, Tuberculosis screening, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our friendly office staff.

To help you with your future Alzheimer’s clients, here’s an article from CNN right after the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference that offers some caregiver tips and interesting research advances for Alzheimer’s.  Key takeaways include keeping the individual engaged with social activities or hobbies, resistance exercise has proven to be beneficial in improving cognition, alcohol should be avoided as it decreases cognition especially for binge drinkers, and as a caregiver you must not forget to take care of yourself.

A-1 Home Care Jobs offers in-home care services for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and many positive caregiver testimonials over the years.  We have memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

If you feel like you’d be a good fit with us, we want to hear from you.  Check out some Caregiver Tips and Employment Requirements.  We hope to see you in for an interview at our Santa Fe Springs location soon!  We also offer additional Employment Opportunities for Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

For more information or to apply for a caregiver position, come into our Santa Fe Springs location or CALL us at 562-929-8400 today. 

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. 

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.

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.

Now Hiring Caregivers in Whittier & Downey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs is on the prowl for the most experienced and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters around Downey and Whittier.  If you have the experience, compassion, dedication, and loyalty to provide in-home care while representing a respectable and reputable home care agency known as A-1 Home Care, we have employment opportunities for you!

We’re seeking caregivers to fill job positions in Whittier, Downey, La Mirada, Seal Beach, Long Beach, and other surrounding cities in Los Angeles County.  Once you join A-1 Home Care, you’ll always have opportunities for work in your area as our case managers seek clients for you on a daily basis.  Many of our caregivers have been with our non-medical home care agency for more than ten years and we’ve received thousands of positive testimonials from both caregivers and clients.

We have caregiver careers for those experienced with After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

To be considered for employment, come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply.  Be sure to visit A-1 Jobs and go over crucial information on our site such as Caregiver Tips, Articles, and Employment Requirements.

For more information on how to apply, visit A-1 Jobs or CALL (562) 929-8400.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.