A Way to Give Back to the Elderly – Caregiving

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The older generations, they are are parents, grandparents, and their peers, have all worked very hard to build this world for the rest of us to live a better life.  As they age and begin to slow down with all the ailments and medical condition, and a good way to give back is through caregiving.  In this hectic world, many of the adult children are full of responsibilities from their work career to taking care of their kids just to name two. As a result, the demand for professional caregivers continue to be on the rise.  In this job market, one can go months without finding a new job.  So why not caregiving? If you have previous experience taking care of another client, explore the opportunity to work as a caregiver, home helper, and senior companion for A-1 Home Care.  We have served thousands of clients around Los Angeles and Orange County for over 20 years, and we can provide you with the peace of mind that you look for when hiring a caregiver for your elderly loved ones.  Here is a few of our exceptional caregivers that has been awarded caergivers of the month: Andrew HanFly, Delaila Pilapil, Tina Gowdy, Roehl Esquillo.

Call 562-929-8400 today and ask about our caregiving opportunities, or visit www.a-1jobs.com to learn more about working for A-1 Home Care.

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. 

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. 

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 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