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The Duties and Responsibilities of a Caregiver

What if you could provide general health care, transportation, and meal prep for your aging loved one by utilizing the skills of one qualified caregiver instead of hiring an entire staff?

Often times, home care in Los Angeles is thought of as a way to care for elderly or infirm patients when in reality, it can be so much more. The responsibilities and duties of caregivers span far beyond just medical care. They’re equipped to handle a wide variety of needs, providing stability and continuity of care. Whether you’re looking for an emotional support companion or respite services, you’ll find exactly what you need when you enlist the help of a caregiver from 24 Hour Home Care.

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Personal Care

It’s not uncommon for elderly patients to struggle with day-to-day tasks. As the signs of aging progress, simple things like getting dressed, bathing, or brushing teeth can become tiresome. In some cases, they may even be painful. Because of this, many seniors neglect their personal hygiene simply because it’s difficult to keep up with their daily routine. A caregiver can assist with as much or as little as needed for the patient to keep up with their daily personal hygiene routine. Grooming, using the toilet, or exercising is much easier with the help of a qualified home caregiver. A caregiver is trained to provide assistance while still allowing patients to remain as independent as possible. By striking a careful balance, the relationship between a caregiver and patient becomes stronger.

Meal Planning and Food Preparation

Dietary restrictions, preferences and needs make it difficult for many people to receive the nutrients they need daily. For those who are sick or aging, it can be even harder to create nutritious and delicious meals. Allow a caregiver to help. A caregiver has been trained to handle any interactions that specific foods may have with medications, while also avoiding allergies. On top of interactions, creating highly nutritious meal plans is just one of the many responsibilities of a caregiver. They’ll enlist the help of their patients to ensure that each meal is custom-tailored to fit their dietary needs and personal tastes, while remaining delicious and nutritious. On top of planning a menu, most caregivers will do the necessary grocery shopping and preparations to make mealtime easier than ever.


Transportation is a huge concern for the elderly. Most seniors are outliving their ability to safely drive by 7 to 10 years but still take to the road frequently, putting themselves and others at risk. Instead of relying on themselves to get to and from appointments, pharmacies, or stores, many seniors are choosing to enlist the help of a caregiver. Qualified caregivers can provide transportation to and from activities as well as be there to assist patients in and out of wheelchairs  as needed. This relieves the stress and anxiety that may accompany seniors and their loved ones when trying to coordinate transportation.


Loneliness and depression are common issues that lead to a decreased quality of life among seniors. While family visits and social activities may occur from time to time, many seniors find themselves feeling alone in between engagements. A home care provider is more than just a someone to assist with non-medical daily tasks. They provide constant and reliable companionship. These qualified individuals supervise patients while also giving them someone to talk to on a daily basis. Care providers may even have ideas as how to take up new hobbies or cultivate new friendships. This sort of emotional support allows each senior to continue enjoying the social aspects of their lives. It’s a source of stability needed in order to thrive throughout their golden years.

Medication Management

On average, seniors are consuming five medications per day. That number could grow or decrease, depending on  individual needs and diagnoses. While the number of medications being taken is high, it’s estimated that 75 percent of seniors aren’t taking their pills properly. Some may be taking medications that interact with each other, while others may not possess the mental capacity to remember whether or not they’ve taken specific pills. With such a high risk factor, it’s important to monitor medications and consumption among the elderly carefully. A qualified in-home care provider works closely with medical professionals to ensure that their patients are taking each medication properly. By administering pills and properly educating each of their patients, they help to reduce the risk of serious issues that accompany the improper use of medications.

General Health Care

While an in-home care provider may not be able to perform checkups or in-depth health procedures, they are qualified for health monitoring and basic care. They can follow a care plan and monitor the patient to ensure that no changes occur. If an issue does arise, the home care provider consults with medical professionals to decide on a course of action.

Memory Care

In the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia, patients may struggle. They may become more forgetful and agitated due to the increased confusion. Family members may feel guilty as they’re unable to provide around-the-clock care. Luckily, having a designated caretaker in place can help. Not only does it provide stability and companionship, but it allows the family to feel at ease knowing that their loved one is being constantly supervised and cared for.

Family Support

It’s difficult for family members to come to terms with the signs of aging that their elders may display. Many don’t know how to help or how to cope with the situation. A caregiver is available for both patient and family support. They provide education, ideas, and methods to make family life easier. With the help of an in-home caregiver, family members can remain independent while still providing the care that their loved ones need.

Your Los Angeles caregiver should meet every one of your needs. Whether you need someone who possesses each one of these skills or who just provides basic care, allow 24 Hour Home Care to help. By carefully matching each of our caregivers with patients, you can rest assured that you’ll get the help needed.

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Client Reviews

24 Hour Home Care review summary

Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!


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