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 Available in Orange County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re the type of caregiver who loves your job and the process of caregiving or you’re somewhere along the spectrum of caregiver burnout, it’s important to know that you have qualities that many people don’t have.  A reminder of these qualities may give you a sense of pride or respark the flame for your love of caregiving and why you initially chose this career path.

At NurseTogether.com, an article by Angil Tarach-Ritchey talks about the 5 Main Qualities of Caregiver Excellence: Empathy, Dependability, Patience, Strength, and Flexibility.  Although no one’s probably every told you bluntly that you have those qualities, you do, and you can read more about them.  At A-1 Home Care, we know that these are the main qualities of a great caregiver and all of our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions wouldn’t be working for us if we didn’t think they had those qualities.

Our non-medical caregiver agency always has employment opportunities for talented and compassionate caregivers to provide in-home care to the communities of Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our caregivers provide either 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care services.  We are hiring caregivers to work in cities such as Brea, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Santa Ana, Orange, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Huntington Beach.  Our agency is seeking individuals with experience caring for Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease, Arthritis, Post-Surgery, Diabetes, Cancer, Incontinence, or Hospice 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 at our Santa Fe Springs location.  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, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Visit us at A-1 Jobs or CALL 949-650-3800 to set up an interview today.

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

Employment Opportunities in Orange County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caregivers are needed by A-1 Jobs, a branch of A-1 Home Care Agency that seeks out experienced caregivers to provide in-home care for A-1 Home Care’s clients in Orange County.  If you are able to provide live-in or live-out care in Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, or Fountain Valley, we have immediate employment opportunities for you.

Our experienced caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, babysitters, and mother’s helpers have the compassion and dedication necessary to work for our highly respectable non-medical caregiver agency that has been in business since 1991.

We have job positions for those who have professional experience with After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you have what it takes to work for us, come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply.  Before you come in, be prepared.  Browse A-1 Jobs for important information such as Caregiver Requirements, Caregiver Tips, and our informative articles.

For more information on how to apply, CALL us at (562) 929-8400.