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. 

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. 

 

Hiring Compassionate Caregivers in L.A. and O.C. areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs is now hiring caring, experienced and compassionate caregivers in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  If you have professional experience with care for Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individuals, we’d like to hear from you.  A-1 Domestic / A-1 Home Care always has employment opportunities for individuals who have experience with After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Respite Care, and Hospice Care.

If you have experience dealing with children of all ages – newborn to teenager, we have job positions for babysitters, nannies, and mother’s helpers.  If you live anywhere near Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Glendora, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, or Costa Mesa, we have jobs in your service area.

Our non-medical homecare agency has been in business since 1991, is Shield Accredited, has thousands of positive client and caregiver testimonials, and prestigious membership affiliations.

If you seek a live-in or live-out in-home care job, CALL (562) 929-8400 and come into our Santa Fe Springs office to interview.  Be sure to visit A-1 Jobs and go over the Caregiver Tips, Employment Tips, and Caregiver Requirements

A-1 Jobs for Caregivers in Orange County

A-1 Jobs has immediate caregiver job positions available in the Orange County area for in-home care on a live-in or live-out basis.  Non-medical home care agency A-1 Domestic / A-1 Home Care has received more and more calls each day from clients in different cities around Orange County, more than we’ve ever had before.  With more clients comes the need for more experienced, compassionate, and motivated caregivers.

We are hiring diverse and experienced Caregivers, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Certified Nurse Aides, Mother’s Helpers, Babysitters, and Nannies to cover our broad range of care services.

If you live around Orange County and are looking for your next employment home at a reputable home care agency, call us today.  Many of our caregivers have been with us for more than ten years.  Our care services include Senior Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Postpartum Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, and Special Needs Care.

All applicants must come into our office in Santa Fe Springs to apply in person.  We will assess your qualifications with a personal interview, take your photo, and make your Identification Badge.  Be sure to visit A-1 Jobs website to go over the caregiver requirements, which include a Nationwide Criminal Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis Testing, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, CPR/First Aid training and certification, and verifiable references.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To speak with an A-1  Home Care representative about the application process, CALL (949) 650-3800.

Orange County cities served include Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim Hills, La Mirada, Fullerton, Brea, and more.