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.

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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.