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Do You or Does Your Loved One Have Cancer?

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Susan Dost, Founder & CEO of Sheridan Care is a huge supporter of the Cancer Support Community and has also been a member of the board for over five years. Please take a look at one of the amazing resources for cancer patients and their families.

 

 

You don’t have to go through the cancer journey alone. The Los Angeles Cancer Support Community offers FREE OF CHARGE services for people with cancer and their family members. Their services include resourceful information that can be helpful when needing cancer support.

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SUPPORT GROUPS (also Spanish-speaking groups)

  • Dedicated Support Groups
  • Drop-In Support Groups

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CLASSES

Versatile selection of healthy classes from meditation to Zumba.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Few examples

  • Financial planning & budgeting
  • Digital Sherpa Workshop, develop your internet & social media skills
  • Nutrition

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Keeping your family together and offering support for children of cancer patients. Social family activities and holiday parties.

COUNSELING

Short-term counseling sessions for individuals, couples, and families seeking support for cancer-related questions or problems.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Community members can take part in social activities that generate close friendships, foster camaraderie, and enhance the well-being and happiness of individuals, couples, and families affected by cancer.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Programs off-site at various locations in the greater Los Angeles area.

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Check the MONTHLY CALENDAR and daily schedules HERE.

Cancer support helpline 888-793-9355

All services are provided through the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation contributors.

Why We Do What We Do

It is always hard when a relationship with one of our clients comes to an end, especially the ones that have become a part of the Sheridan Care Family. Our thoughts are with the family. Thank you to our wonderful care team for the love and compassion you gave to this family.

~ Susan Dost, Founder & CEO of Sheridan In-Home Care

 

"Dear Susan,

I wish to thank you and all at Sheridan for the six years of great care you have enabled my husband to have, especially this last year when it became critical – we had a great team.

Five years of lying in bed to never once have a bedsore is saying a lot about the best of care.

I also wish to thank you for those extreme efforts you had to make – sometimes at the last minute – finding caregivers. You all did your best, and we came through.

At the end, my husband passed away peacefully

Thank You

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Meet Jose, Sheridan’s Caregiver Of The Month!

Meet Jose - Caregiver of the month for July 2018

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"The most rewarding thing about being a caregiver
is the feeling when you have  made a difference in someone’s life."

Jose returned to caregiving after decades away as he wanted to do something meaningful again. Having worked as a nurse he has worked with a variety of clients including individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, paralysis, cancer, heart disease, dementia and stroke. Jose speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Jose was chosen as our caregiver of the month because he has received excellent feedback from all of his different clients. Our Care Managers speak of his relentless work ethic, flexibility and his commitment to truly making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Jose has extensive experience caring for clients with memory diseases. The majority of dementia clients are afflicted with a wide range of behavioral disturbances, such as verbal or physical aggression, depression, hallucinations, anxiety and disinhibition and according to his experiences, Jose says it may be difficult to engage with these clients at first.

This requires great social and psychological skills as well as the caregivers knowledge and understanding of these situations. His advice for all caregivers and family members is to try to put yourself in their position, have patience, be confident and stay calm. It is easier to handle these difficult situations when you are prepared and have the necessary skill set.  At the end of the day, just use your best judgment and be patient.

The most rewarding times for Jose are when his clients understand that he is there to help, and the ice is broken. ” I know the trust is there when they ask for my help - that is my happiness”.

Sheridan Care is happy to have him on our team and we continually welcome more professionals like him!

Read more:

behavioral disturbances

aggression and anger 

related to Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 

We are committed to providing our clients with the most professional caregivers in the area. In order to ensure this, we look for warm, honest, caring people, and help educate and guide them to become the best caregivers around. Sheridan caregivers are compassionate and love working with the elderly. In our over 18 years of experience providing care, we chose only the people that we would want taking care of our own loved ones.

Meet Grace, Sheridan’s Caregiver Of The Month!

Meet Grace - Caregiver of the month for August 2018

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 Grace has worked for Sheridan Care since March 2009. She is an exceptional caregiver who is ready to go above and beyond for her clients. She started her caregiver career with private clients and decided to join an agency to ensure continuous work. Sheridan Care was fortunate to hire her at that time, almost ten years ago. Grace also has facility experience but prefers one-on-one caring. She prides herself on the high level of care that she provides and felt that in a facility it was not possible. Her work method is to get to the heart of her client’s needs and personality. She wants to create that special bond with every client and makes every effort to do simple things like having a favorite, special shampoo on hand. Depending on her client’s needs, she keeps the routines consistent and interactive.

Caregiving is not just a job –

it’s not something you have to do, it’s something you want to do.

So many special memories with all of her clients, Grace can’t narrow it down to just one. She feels that you can always learn from each person. Some clients can share stories; some you just understand even though they can’t express themselves verbally. She says that one of the most important qualities of a caregiver is the ability to read and understand body language. One of her tips is to try to put yourself into the client’s shoes. She truly takes care of her clients like her own family members.

Like Onny (Caregiver of the month June), she emphasizes how important it is to have a great care team and communication between family, client, agency and other caregivers. She feels that you can also learn from other caregivers on the job. With all of her clients, together with the entire team, they have identified best practices and have been able to provide the best care possible.

Grace says that she will continue caregiving as long as she is able. She is truly a person who can and will make a difference in someone’s life every day.

 

We are committed to providing our clients with the most professional caregivers in the area. In order to ensure this, we look for warm, honest, caring people, and help educate and guide them to become the best caregivers around. Sheridan caregivers are compassionate and love working with the elderly. In our over 18 years of experience providing care, we chose only the people that we would want taking care of our own loved ones.

Did you know CA Caregivers are regulated by law?

Caregiver = personal attendant, personal care aide, home care aide, home care attendant, in-home care aide. The official term for caregiver is a Home Care Aide (HCA)

Home Care Agency/Organization: An agency that arranges for non-medical in-home care services such as bathing, meal preparation, dressing, ambulation assistance, shopping and companionship.

Whether you are a home care aide or thinking about hiring a home care agency to take care of your loved one, you should know the following: Effective January 2016, California established a new law binding home care aides and home care agencies. According to the law, all home care aides and home care agencies must be licensed through the supervising authority, The California Department of Social Services and the registry holder, The Home Care Services Bureau. These 2 bureaus work together to regulate the Home Care Consumer Protection Act (AB 1217). All Home Care Organizations must be licensed and registered with the Home Care Services Bureau. All home care aides must register, submit their fingerprints through the Live Scan process, provide non-active Tuberculosis test results and complete annual trainings.

After registering, all home care aides (HCA’s) are provided with a Personal ID # and the agencies that they work for can search the public registry to ensure that they are cleared. Registered caregivers have a 10-digit HCA ID number and licensed agencies have their Home Care Organization (HCO) number.

Find more information regarding the requirements and detailed instructions on how to become HCA registered HERE.

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