Caregiving is a seriously dynamic type of work. Caregivers have to be able to adapt to the personalities of different individuals whom they provide care for and know how to respond appropriately and effectively in various situations. In addition to assisting with personal care and menial tasks, caregivers should know what to do in emergency situations and how to keep their calm when dealing with uncooperative personalities. They must have a strong virtue of integrity to provide quality care, even when they may be verbally abused. Sometimes, especially in the start of a caregiver/client relationship, the Elderly individual feels vulnerable, confused, and may take time to adapt to a new caregiver, especially those with Alzheimer’s Disease. The caregiver must learn to earn their trust. When you’re interviewing potential caregiver candidates, ask them how they’ve handled certain scenarios in the past or make up a scenario and ask them what they would do. Check this article titled The Five Qualities of a Stella Family Caregiver for some question ideas.
A-1 Domestic Professional Services is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides Live-In caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care. We serve the communities of Los Angeles, Brentwood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Culver City, Long Beach, Pasadena, Covina, Monrovia, Downey, and others in Los Angeles County.
We have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach. If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, John Hancock, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.
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