Some people love working in health care because you never know what to expect. Many caregivers in the Glendale area and elsewhere enjoy the variety of working with different people with different health conditions and requiring different skills.
In some medical professions, the view never changes, such as people who work at a medical center or clinic. At Accredited Home Care, however, part of our strength is that our staff is always willing to go wherever the clients are, rather than having the clients come to us.
As one of the premier home health care agencies in Southern California, we’ve been helping thousands of clients since 1980. Each week, our team of more than 2,500 nurses, therapists, and other specialists help more than 2,000 clients and patients with their health needs and also allow them to remain independent in their homes rather than having to relocate to an assisted living community.
Though we are established in five offices from San Diego to northern Los Angeles, we always are on the lookout for skilled and compassionate people to join our team and visit client homes and apartments through the region.
It’s not news that the population in our area that needs health care keeps increasing, and though we want to help meet this demand, we also want to make sure that all of our team has a high and consistent focus on quality.
LVNs always needed
We’re especially interested in adding more LVNs, or licensed vocational nurses to our team.
This specialty in the nursing profession is able to offer direct care to clients, sometimes independently, sometimes under the supervision of an RN or a registered nurse, sometimes under the care of a doctor or similar provider.
LVNs do have less training than RNs, often a two-year associate degree rather than a full bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program at a four-year college or university. But LVNs still have the training to be useful and helpful for many clients.
Many LVNs are excellent caregivers, which can be especially helpful for clients who may have been relying on less skilled family members for their care.
An LVN can be useful whether they are there for a scheduled appointment during the week, as a full-time 24-hour caregiver, or someone who provides respite care while the primary caregiver enjoys a break.
Part of the appeal of the home care world is that caregivers have the opportunity to help clients at their homes. While they may not have instant access to all sorts of supplies or a wide variety of personnel like a clinic or a hospital setting, this type of nursing care offers a variety of advantages, including:
- More comfortable for clients. Clients are less stressed being in their own space with their own possessions and own family members around them. Less stress can often mean a better attitude and outlook plus generally better health.
- More of a feeling of independence. While some nurses like being part of a large and busy environment with hundreds of employees, patients, and visitors in the mix, others may prefer the experience of being by themselves and having more quality time with the client. It also can mean fewer distractions or interruptions from people coming and going at all hours like in a hospital.
- Different environments. Rather than working in the same patient rooms or areas of a facility for years, a home health nurse may visit several different locations during his or her shift. Every home or apartment is a little different in terms of layout and location so it can be a fun experience for those who are always enjoying seeing different neighborhoods.
- Ability to notice other needs. A home health care nurse is in a perfect position to see if the client is experiencing other health or lifestyle needs, and then be able to offer assistance. For instance, if they see that the client is having difficulty staying on top of housekeeping, they can let them know about this service that can be provided by Accredited Home Care. Accredited Home Care can also provide other assistance like running errands or providing transportation so the client can run errands. They can also let the client know about a variety of skilled therapists who can offer additional care regularly or occasionally, such as massage, occupational therapy or physical therapy.
- Better connection. Having time with a client can allow you to learn more about them, their life and their family. You also can find out about their health, and what kind of care they require and enjoy. This is part of the appeal of the home health care experience that’s difficult to duplicate by larger medical facilities.
Overall, whether you’re an RN, an LVN or other nursing designation your services could benefit clients of Accredited Home Care. Let us know how we can help get you started!