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!

 

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Staying Organized As Caregivers

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Caregivers have a lot of responsibilities on their hand, and it can be difficult to keep track of all the tasks and information off the top of your head.  Using a few simple solutions can provide a dramatically improve the efficiency of your work and help you stay organized.  For one, make a habit of keeping a current calendar along with to do lists of the day can help you stay on task without missing a beat.  Another useful tip is to keep a “Health Organizer” that allows you to keep medical history and other important information.  Not only is this handy for you, but also for anyone in relief for you can find all the needed information and provide adequate care. From medical providers to medication information to care routines, being organized can make any caregiver more efficient and much more prepared for any emergency.

In-Home caregiving service is a growing industry as more and more seniors are wanting to stay home instead of assisted living facilities, and A-1 Home Care is the most trusted agency around Los Angeles and Orange County.  Because of rising demand, we are constantly looking for more experienced caregivers to join our staff and provide quality home care for seniors, injured, and ill individuals.  Being a caregiver is  difficult , so we are always 100% supportive to them.  We want to find you a job, and we can offer flexible scheduling in both 24 hour live-in or hourly live-out care services.   A-1 Home Care has been in business since 1991, and our reputation for quality has given us the confident to match the right client with the compatible caregivers, creating a great relationship on both side.  Whether you live in Los Angeles or Orange County, contact us for more information about being a caregiver today!

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!

Look After Yourself to Become a Better Caregiver for Others

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You can’t fix a pipe with a broken pipe.  You can’t have pet fish if you have a cracked fish tank.  So if a caregiver is not at their best conditions, then the quality of care.  Because the job of a caregiver requires you to care for another person, many caregivers neglect to take care of themselves, leading to caregiver stress and burnouts.  Therefore, it is vital to learn about how to avoid that, and befriend yourself like you would for a care recipient.  Some individuals do not know how to love themselves, so here are some tips on how to do that.  Loving yourself could mean taking time to relax, or even exercise to release your stress away.  Moreover, don’t view taking a break as selfish, everyone needs a break.  Take it when you feel like you need it and avoid the unnecessary stress and burnout.  Finally, talk with someone close to you.  Sharing your feelings is key to get through challenges in life.  Since caregiving can be frustrating at times, handle these challenges could me more communication with your best friend, your spouse, or even your fellow caregivers.  If you can learn to befriend yourself, the you can be living a better, and become a better quality caregiver as well.

More and more families are looking into in home care services for their loved ones.  That also opens up job opportunities for caregivers. A-1 Home Care is the home care agency you can trust in helping you land employment in caregiving.  We have been in business for over 20 years, and we have earned the trust of our clients because of our quality of service over our competitions.  We support our caregivers, and do our best to provide flexible scheduling and positions that fit your skill sets. We proudly serve all of Los Angeles and Orange County, so finding a job closer to your home should not be a problem.

Call us 562-929-8400 about employment requirements, or you can visit us online at www.a-1jobs.com to learn moredetails.  Find us on our Facebook page to learn more as well!

Plan Your Approach in Parkinson Care

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All caregiver positions are different.  From After Surgery Care to Parkinson’s Care, each requires a customized approached in order to provide the best quality service for the care recipients.  Because of the limits Parkinson’s has on many seniors, we want to provide some insight on how to formulate a care plan for those living under this condition.

First, it is important to understand the disease, so you can anticipate on the individual’s behavior or symptoms and provide the proper care according to the scenario.  In addition, it is important to take care of yourself as well.  If you are a caregiver and is exhausted, the quality of care will surely decrease.  Know when to ask for help and relief from care duties and give yourself time to recharge your body and mind.  Sometimes the caregiver would feel helpless, guilty, or even sad about the patient’s disability, this is where having a talk with friends, family, or a support group can really help let out some of your feelings.  Just remember, you are not alone in providing the care, whether you are a hired professional caregiver or a family caregiver.

Caregiving is no easy job, but it is definitely one of the more rewarding experiences for many.  Because of the growth in seniors and elderly over the past few years, A-1 Home Care is seeing more demands for in home caregivers, thus opening up plenty of job opportunities for experienced and quality caregivers.  We offer customized services such as Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, and other home care scenarios.  We proudly serve all of Los Angeles and Orange County, and has been a fixture in the community for over 20 years, so you can trust our company for the service we provide.

Call us 562-929-8400 today and ask about employment requirements, or you can visit us online at www.a-1jobs.com to learn more about job opportunities.  In addition, you can follow us on our Facebook page!

The Different Emotions of a Caregiver

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No job is ever easy, and different challenges ensue in life no matter what we do.  Therefore, it is common for caregivers to feel different emotions when different scenarios come up while helping an elderly person.  When a job is done well and you were able to help improve the quality of life for the care recipient, it can be a very rewarding feeling. Other times, the elderly person may not be cooperating, acting angrily, and just refuses help and not listen to your instructions.  In such cases, it can be very frustrating for the caregivers to do their job properly and leading to various negative emotions.  But don’t worry, here are some creative ways to deal with these negative emotions from AgingCare.com.  Screaming out loud can help let go of some frustration withholding inside you, maybe scream into a pillow or scream in the car with windows closed.  One can also release some tension by going for a run or even with a kickboxing class.  Lastly, take a little time for yourself and relax, whether it is by going to the beach or a stroll in the park.

Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional caregiver, A-1 Home Care can help relieve some of the stress that comes with your tasks.  We are always looking for caregivers to help clients with different needs and respite care relief for burned out caregivers.  Our business is specialized in catering to different needs, including Alzheimer’s CareBrain Injury Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  There should be no worry about the location and schedule for different caregiving jobs either.  We are flexible with both live-in or live-out positions, as well as coverages in cities around Los Angeles and Orange County such as Palos Verdes, Calabasas, Redondo Beach, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Arcadia, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Studio City, and more.

To become a caregiver with A-1 Home Care, please call us at 562-929-4800 for employment requirement, visit www.a-1jobs.com for more info, and check us out on Facebook!

How to Deal with Emotions as a Caregiver

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It is a huge responsibility when an individual decides to take on the role of being someone’s caregiver, and this can put much pressure on the caregiver if he/she does not cope with the fluctuating emotions that comes with the tasks.  For instance, taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s can be difficult and frustrating because of the communication issues, and such hurdle can often lead to anger at the patient, at yourself, or even the family members.  It is important to know that the emotions are natural, and that the Alzheimer’s patient is not being difficult on purpose.  Feeling overwhelmed is also a common emotion that many caregivers experience because caregiving takes an unexpected amount of time and effort.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help and relief if the tasks seem overwhelming, and good planning can also helps with easing a bit of pressure on the job.  Some caregivers might even feel guilty over their own ability and health conditions compared to the one they are caring for, or they feel inadequate for the job from their performance.  These are just a few example of emotions that caregivers feel, but just understand that you are not alone to tackle these challenges, and accept that the feelings are there instead of avoiding them can help you cope with the emotions surrounding a caregiver.

A-1 Home Care offers placement for caregivers who are experienced and skilled in handling a variety of home care scenarios.  Since we have a diverse team of caregivers similar to Evelyn Barut and Maria Villmamil , we are able to offer respite care when given notice ahead.  In addition, we are constantly looking to hire more quality caregivers to handle the growing demand in Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Brain Injury Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  There is no need to worry about commuting a long way to work, since we have clients in both Los Angeles and Orange County, covering the cities such as Arcadia, Pasadena, Altadena, Studio City, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Calabasas, Redondo Beach, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and many more.

Call 562-929-8400 to ask about employment opportunities, or visit www.a-1jobs.com to learn more about requirements.  Check us out on Facebook too!

Caregivers are in Constant Demand

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It is no secret, the population is growing older as the baby boomer generation is reaching elderly status.  It also means that there is a growing demand for in home care service.  Whether your loved ones are experience mild signs of aging like joint pains, vision impairments, or general mobility issues, or are having more serious health problems like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Diabetes, living as home might not be as comfortable and effortless than it used to be.  Family caregivers can help for a minimal amount of time because of all their commitments both personally and professionally.  Above all, there is no place like the comfort of their own home, so putting your loved ones in a nursing home just does not seem right.

A-1 Home Care is the perfect place for both clients looking for help, as well as professional caregivers looking for work.  We have positions for Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Brain Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, and other in home care needs for seniors and elderly.  Our business also cover the entire Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, Palos Verdes, Malibu, Studio City, Burbank, Pasadena, San Marino, and other communities, allowing flexibility to both client and caregivers.  If you want to join Josephine Bryant and Thalia Alonso and become part of our caregiving team, call us today!

Our number is 562-929-8400, or you can visit www.a-1jobs.com for employment requirement.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook!