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. 

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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. 

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 Dedicated and Experienced Caregivers in Orange County and Los Angeles County

At A-1 Home Care Jobs, we want our caregivers to be fully aware and responsible during their time caring for any one of our Elderly clients.  It’s important to know that when dealing with Elderly individuals, falls are a great risk that must be prevented at all costs.

This article highlights how important it is for Elderly and Senior individuals to stay active, with a colorful anecdote about a woman whose mother suffered a fall, but was OK.  The article signifies the importance of always being aware of what the Elderly person is doing, because falls can happen at the most unexpected times.  Assistive devices such as canes and walkers are helpful if they have balance problems, as well as handrails and grab bars in the home.

As a caregiver, it’s important to think up activities that can help an Elderly individual stay active and healthy or find out what they like to do and provide encouragement and support.  We are hiring experienced and compassionate caregivers who have a pro-active attitude towards the well-being and healthy lifestyle an Elderly individual should live.  A-1 Home Care Jobs will always have Employment Opportunities for those who love helping Elderly individuals achieve a better emotional, physical, and mental state on a day to day basis.

We have been in business since 1991, are Licensed Bonded and Insured, have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and Shield Accreditation.  We are hiring experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Incontinence Care, Respite Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care in Orange County or Los Angeles County.

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 schedule an interview or request more information, CALL us at 562-929-8400.

Employment Opportunities for Part-Time and Full-Time Caregivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be very nerve-racking when you begin work for a new client for the first time.  You may have questions such as “Will they like me?” or “Am I going to get along with this new person?” swirling around your mind.  It’s always a good idea to plan daily routines and activities.  You could give your client the impression and reassurance that you know what you are doing.  For example, your client will appreciate if you have meal times and snack times set.  It’s good to have options for different activities you can engage your client with in case they don’t already have activities that they like to do.  This page from Caregiving Cafe has a list of tips to better manage your daily routine preparation.  The site also has an abundance of additional information and resources for caregivers as well as a forum that you can join.

A-1 Home Care Jobs is a non-medical caregiver placement agency that is always hiring caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and babysitters.  We specialize in care for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals and have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.  We have memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re looking for part-time live-out or full-time live-in work, apply with us today.  Our employment requirements include having prior caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis screening, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

Our care services include Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Diabetic Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, Postpartum Care, and more.  We serve all cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

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.