Cool and Calm Makes A Good Caregiver

Winnie OcampoOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen facing different home care challenges or emergencies, one should never panic. The cool and calm demeanor that both Winnie Ocampo and Ginger Gardner have is why they excel as caregivers with A-1 Home Care.  Our clients really enjoy their presence, and their personality is infectious to those around them.  Furthermore, the remarkable ability for them to approach any home care scenarios with confidence is why we can put our full trust in serving our clients.  They deserved the Caregivers of the Month award back in July, and we wish to recognize their excellent work with 2013 ending soon.  Finally, we wish both Winnie and Ginger a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Caring for the Elderly During the Holidays

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For some Elderly individuals, the holiday season that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s might not be as joyous a time as it is for others.  Especially for those who have limited contact with relatives or who have lost a friend or spouse, the holidays can be a time where feelings of sadness and depression are heightened.

As caregivers, we must understand this.  If you’re caring for an Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individual this holiday season, you must be on the lookout for signs of depression.  This article titled Holiday Blues and the Elderly provides an insight into the root of Elderly depression during the holidays and some ways to alleviate it.  Be sure to stay in contact with family members.  The depression can be so serious, that you may have to contact the Elderly individual’s doctor to see what can be done.  It can be so minor that you just need to keep them occupied.  Participate in holiday activities with them, keep them up to date with family activities, encourage family members and children to visit more often, get out of the house more often and take the Elderly individuals to places where holiday spirits are high, and be sure to take of yourself as well!

At A-1 Home Care Jobs, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.  We are always hiring compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home care in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We are a non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991.  We provide our clients with 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, and Post Stroke 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 with our office staff.

To apply today, come into our office in Santa Fe Springs or CALL 562-929-8400.

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

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. 

Constantly Hiring Caregivers in Los Angeles and Orange County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1  Home Care Jobs is always hiring compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, companions, babysitters, and mother’s helpers for in-home care in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Now that summer’s almost over and the holiday season is coming in, our non-medical caregiver agency is going to be needing more help than ever!

With every blog post, we like to find information online that is either helpful or motivational to our caregivers.  This short article titled Foiling Falls: What Works and What Doesn’t, provides caregivers with advice on how to decrease an Elderly or Senior accident in the home.  According to the article, falls are the leading cause of injury related death in seniors and most frequent cause of hospital admission.  To decrease their risk of falling in the home, Elderly individuals should exercise, avoid certain medications, get immediate attention for physical problems, and have an occupational therapist inspect their home.

A-1 Home Care Jobs is hiring caregivers for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.   Our caregivers are diverse and have broad experiences with a variety of in-home care services.  We offer our clients caregivers who have experience with Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Child Care, Postpartum Care, and Special Needs Care.

If you’re seeking long-term ongoing employment with a stable company, A-1 Home Care Jobs is a Licensed Bonded and Insured home care placement agency that has been in business since 1991.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, Malpractice/Liability insurance, a National Background Check and DMV Check, First Aid/CPR training, Tuberculosis testing, and a personal interview with our office staff in Santa Fe Springs.

To apply today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 or come in to our Santa Fe Springs location.

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. 

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.

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.