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. 

Helping with Elderly Holiday Blues

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The holiday season is almost over!  We just have New Year’s left, but if things went smoothly during Thanksgiving and Christmas time, congratulations.  The holiday season can be a very difficult time for Elderly individuals who have limited contact with family members.  The loneliness heightens especially if the Elder individual has lost a significant other or close friends in recent times.  They may spend too much time dwelling upon nostalgic memories of joyous Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas gatherings, and welcoming the New Year in good company.

As caregivers, it’s our duty during this time to understand what these Elderly people are going through and be able to prevent, recognize, and manage depression during the holidays.  This article titled Holiday Blues and the Elderly provides some background on why this time of the year is so difficult for some, provides some signs to look out for that may indicate your loved one is depressed, and ways to help them cope.  Try to get into contact with the nearest relatives and alert them of the situation.  If they live far, suggest a phone call to the Elderly individual to try and get them excited for participation in holiday activities.  This provides reassurance that they are loved and not forgotten.  While it’s just you and the Elderly individual, think of holiday activities that you can participate in such as shopping, window shopping, playing holiday games, watching holiday programs, etc.

A-1 Home Care Jobs always has employment opportunities for caregivers, nurse aides, and companions with prior experience in Orange County and Los Angeles County cities such as Los Angeles, Hollywood, Palos Verdes, Monrovia, Burbank, Tarzana, Covina, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Garden Grove, and Newport Beach.  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.

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 memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Newport Beach, Pasadena, Santa Fe Springs, and Torrance.  If you’re compassionate, experienced, reliable, and dedicated, we may have a job for you.  We specialize in all types of Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Arthritis Care, and Incontinence Care.

Come in to our Santa Fe Springs office location and apply today or CALL 562-929-8400. 

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

Caregiver Jobs in San Gabriel Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs has immediate employment opportunities for live-in caregivers to provide home care services for Elder, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals.  If you have the necessary experience and qualifications, we’d like to hear from you as we are now hiring in-home caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters.

We have job opportunities in Pasadena, Arcadia, Temple City, Sierra Madre, and Alta Dena.  Our non-medical home care agency has been in business since 1991 and is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.  Start working with us and begin your caregiver career with a respectable and well-known caregiver agency!

We have immediate job positions for those experienced with After Surgery 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.

To learn more about how to apply or to schedule a meeting to apply at our Santa Fe Springs Office, CALL us today at (562) 929-8400.

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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.

Caregiver Jobs in Los Angeles County and Orange County

Thank you for visiting the A-1 Jobs WordPress.  A-1 Jobs is geared specifically towards caregivers looking for work opportunities, who have experience with in-home care.  We are seeking out and hiring caregivers, home health aides, personal care assistants, certified nurse aides, nannies, babysitters, and mother’s helpers to fill available positions within our home care agency, A-1 Domestic / A-1 Home Care.  If you’re an experienced caregiver, call us today at (562) 929-8400 to set up an interview at our office in Santa Fe Springs, CA.  Be sure to wear your scrubs, as we’ll have your photo taken for your Identification Badge.

For experienced caregivers, we have immediate job openings in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Torrance, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Diamond Bar, Downey, Encino, and other cities within Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and the San Fernando Valley.

Our requirements for caregivers are having a Nationwide Criminal Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training and certification, verifiable professional references, and an interview with us.

Care services at A-1 Domestic include Elder Care, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.  We have immediate openings for diverse caregivers who have any experience with the above mentioned care services.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company that has been in business since 1991.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and professional affiliations 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 a career oriented individual and are seeking long term work, many of our caregivers have been with us for more than ten years, something that sets us apart from all the other non-medical home care agencies.

We can’t wait to hear from you.  CALL (562) 929-8400 today fore more information about our care services or how to apply.