Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Approximately 80% of our clients have some form of dementia. Whether it's Alzheimer's or another form we care for them from early to late states. We insure your loved one is eating properly, getting their medications at the correct time of day and help with all household chores. We provide safe transportation and kind companionship.
The other 20% of our clients are short term clients. We assist them after surgery, provide companionship while the primary caregiver is out of town or on respite. Assist with transportation to dr.'s appointments or social gathering.
Whether the client is part of our 80% or 20%, they are all treated respectfully and like part of the family.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. We just started working with a new family in Canyon Country! We will be assisting a woman with ADLs which will allow her to stay in her home.
We are happy to assist a family in Woodland Hills. Their grandfather will be having cataract surgery and we will transport him to the hospital, await his surgery, take him home and insure he is fed before going to sleep.
We are excited to be partaking in assisting an elderly Alzheimer patient in her trips to her memory care classes and reporting her process to her family!
SCSC is applying for a grant with the NIH to help bring education on Alzheimer's and dementia prevention to minority communities.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It's very important that families do their research and trust their instincts. Very often companies will come in and give a high pressured sales speech in siting that families sign a contract that very day.
It is important that families are given time to discuss service plans with other family members. It is a big step to bring a new person into the home. Make sure you trust the manager because s/he will be the one insuring your family has the proper caregiver. If you feel you can really connect with the Care Manager then chances are s/he will insure you get a wonderful caregiver. When it's just a job for them, then you'll just be another customer and not family
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I am very lucky to be working with Southern California Senior Care. My work allows me to help families in my community. We give families the opportunity to give their loved ones the independence and dignity to continue to live full lives in the comfort of their own home. Each family member becomes important to me. I feel very honored that our clients trust us to care for their family.