Caregivers – How to Avoid Burnout at the Job

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For someone who is not trained to provide care, for example friends or adult children, getting stressed and burned out can be expected.  But for professional caregivers, don’t expect to be immune to burnouts.  Here are a few tips from WebMD to avoid caregiver burnout.  First and foremost, take time for yourself.  It allows you  to recharge your battery and reduce your stress.  Sometimes a caregiver would get overwhelmed but performing tasks that are beyond their skill set.  As a result, knowing your limits can greatly reduce your stress.  If you really want to be able to help but is simply overwhelmed, ask for help.  A few hours of time off can just be the thing to help you recharge both physically and mentally.  Lastly, try to stick to a routine, allowing you to be in control, knowing what to expect, and a sense of security.

A-1 Home Care is looking to hire more in home caregivers for the growing demand from the elderly population.  We understands caregiver burnout can be a big part of this industry, so we try to be flexible with the offering of 24 hour live-in and hourly care position.  In addition, we try to place our caregivers to the most compatible clients, so the relationship between the caregiver and clients can be a positive one.  Our company has been in business for over 20 years, and we have experience in covering all communities around Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Malibu, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Irvine, Studio City, Huntington Beach, Santa Monica, Century City, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, and much more.  If you are interested in joining Maria Herrera, Yvonne Martinez, and our team of caregivers in helping to improve lives of elderly, call us today about our job opportunities.

Our number is 562-929-8400, or you can see the employment requirements here at www.a-1jobs.com. Like us on Facebook and see what’s happening with our current caregivers!

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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. 

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. 

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

Now Hiring Caregivers in Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Jobs has immediate job opportunities for caregivers, nurse aides, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters.  Finding experienced, qualified, compassionate, and dedicated caregivers is our mission so that our homecare placement agency A-1 Domestic can provide caregivers to its clients.

If you live in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank, or Glendale, or surrounding cities in Los Angeles County, we have a job position for you.  Join our caregiver team of all ethnicities and ages.  Some of our caregivers have been with our agency for over ten years while others are starting their caregiver careers after having graduated from schools such as UEI and Info Tech Career College that produce qualified nurse aides.

We are now hiring caregivers who have experience with After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you’re looking for employment, visit A-1 Jobs for crucial information before you come into our Santa Fe Springs office to apply.  On the site you’ll find Employment Requirements, Caregiver Tips, and Articles.

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