The Best Caregivers in California
Look close and you will see, not all caregiving companies are created equal. The success of our organization is born out of the skill and compassion of our Caregivers and our internal management team. Your peace of mind is a driving force of our business.
Since 1994, we’ve been honored to work with literally hundreds of amazing caregivers. We are extremely fortunate to have many employees with us for more than fifteen years. There are just certain people that were put on earth to assist others and make the world a better place. Below we’re featuring profiles of some of our outstanding Caregivers. We mean this when we say, without their dedication and hard work we would be nothing.
In-Home Care Services You Need from Caregivers You Can Trust
As a full service, non-medical caregiving company, our Caregivers are our Employees. This means we handle all legally-required employer responsibilities (including all wages, taxes, and Workers’ Compensation). This is an important aspect in your choosing your caregiving company. You can be assured each Hired Hands Homecare caregiver is insured and bonded, and has gone through rigorous screening, orientation and training.
Many of our caregivers have a Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certification, and have extensive experience working with the elderly and disabled. We practice ongoing staff education, management, appreciation and recognition, to ensure our consistent, high-quality level of service. We’ve also have a specialized Alzheimer’s’/Dementia and Hospice Teams to help deal with these unique and difficult situations.
To learn more about our caregivers and our senior care services, contact the Hired Hands Homecare team today!
If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you’ve likely become familiar with the most common symptoms: Tremors. Unsteady gait and balance. Slower movements. But you... Read More »
If your senior loved one has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to turn next. And, you’re likely to have a... Read More »
Since those with Parkinson’s disease are at a heightened risk for balance and vision concerns, they’re also at an increased risk of falling. The in-home care specialists at Hired... Read More »
More commonly diagnosed in men than in women, and more prevalent than MS, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease affects an astounding of 7 – 10... Read More »
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as many as 80% of those diagnosed with MS struggle with multiple sclerosis fatigue. And on warmer days, MS-related fatigue can be... Read More »
For many individuals, living with multiple sclerosis is more comfortable with some degree of assistance for daily activities of living. Several hours a day of practical, hands-on assistance from... Read More »
Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone with a chronic illness, such as multiple sclerosis, comfort is crucial, as... Read More »
It’s no problem at all for us to get plenty of exercise while we’re young; physical activity is just a natural part of our hectic, daily lives. As we... Read More »
A body at rest remains at rest. If exercise hasn’t been a regular part of someone’s everyday routine, there are years of ingrained behavior that need to be overcome... Read More »
Getting into a routine exercise regimen is challenging at any age. Working out is tiring. We don’t want to invest the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s exercising. We’ve... Read More »
It’s not an aspect of elderly personal care that’s as commonly discussed as other tasks, but is crucial to keeping seniors healthy nonetheless. Aging skin care issues can cause... Read More »
How could something that’s so comforting and soothing, like a nice, warm bath, be one of the biggest dangers to older adults? The truth is, combining smooth surfaces, slippery... Read More »
What feels finer than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a long, busy day? While most of us relish the luxurious comfort that bathtime brings,... Read More »
Mom and Dad have always been there, from your first breath to your first step to your first date, and have remained your biggest cheerleaders well into adulthood. But... Read More »
The holidays are full of festivities, parties, gatherings, and celebrations. But, for an elderly loved one, holiday outings require a little advance planning. Follow these pointers from Hired Hands... Read More »
New Year’s resolutions: we love to make them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been energized to eat better, lose those stubborn five pounds, quit a bad... Read More »
In our previous blog post, we shared with you just a few of the many benefits of senior home care. In addition to those more tangible positives, being at... Read More »
It’s a well-known fact: the vast majority of seniors dream of aging in place over an eventual move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Who wouldn’t want... Read More »
Chronic coughing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Think it might be an asthma attack? Before reaching for the inhaler or those over-the-counter cough drops, however, it might be time to... Read More »
Sometimes, being diagnosed after struggling with debilitating symptoms can be a relief. Now, the condition has a name, and there’s a plan to treat it! This is certainly true... Read More »
…but not of the crimes you think you committed.
You think you’re guilty of not spending enough time with your loved ones. That you’re guilty of failing them because you... Read More »
We face a number of critical crossroads in life, in which our decisions will have a long-reaching impact. Our career. Whether (and whom) to marry. Whether to have children.... Read More »
Home is where the heart is, and so many seniors’ hearts are set on remaining at home throughout aging, instead of making a move to an assisted living facility... Read More »
Assisting a senior you love with personal care needs – tasks like taking a bath, getting dressed, and helping with toilet needs – can be uncomfortable for both the... Read More »
Have you tried Googling “Alzheimer’s disease” and attempted to sift through the millions of results that instantly pop up? As wonderful as the age of the Internet is, it... Read More »
Picture how it would feel to wake up in an unfamiliar place, unable to remember how you got there or even what your name is. Complete confusion swiftly turns... Read More »
Being able to get out of the house and go where we want on a whim is a freedom many of us have long enjoyed and may even take... Read More »
The excuses are too numerous to count, but they all boil down to this: “What’s the point of getting immunizations now that I’m in the later years of life?”... Read More »
Pneumonia: it’s one word we never want to hear in relation to our senior loved ones, but unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to this extremely serious lung infection, for... Read More »
When it comes to odd disease names, the shingles virus tops the list. The name of the disease might cause you to picture someone with rows and rows of... Read More »
Phyllis manning the booth at The Alzheimer’s Conference
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As summer winds down, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, checking last year’s clothing to see what still fits, scheduling appointments for physical and dental exams, and more... Read More »
Technology is amazing, and it’s not just for the younger generation to enjoy! Homebound seniors, in particular, can benefit from the social connections available through technology to allow them... Read More »
We all know that socializing with friends and family makes us feel better and more connected, but it’s also true that remaining social later in life can play a... Read More »
The world is certainly smaller now than ever before since the advent of the Internet, and it’s now so easy to stay connected with friends and family at a... Read More »
Everyone needs a little time to get away from it all, to be alone with our thoughts or to settle in with a good book. But when that alone... Read More »
Perhaps there’s nothing harder than walking beside a loved one battling cancer. One of the biggest challenges can be the troubling side effects experienced from treatments like chemotherapy, and... Read More »
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel as though your world has turned upside down. It’s hard to focus on all of... Read More »
We all benefit from a healthy diet, but it’s especially important for those diagnosed with cancer. Good nutrition helps cancer patients regain strength, enabling them to endure chemotherapy treatments,... Read More »
When someone you love has cancer, it’s natural to want to drop everything and help that person, but taking on the role of a caregiver is not without challenges.... Read More »
You plan for a career. You plan to buy a house. You plan for a family. Life, however, often has other plans and can throw some unexpected curveballs. Caring... Read More »
Even when you love your job, the workplace can be stressful. Now consider how stressful it can be for those who have a second fulltime job caring for an... Read More »
Living far away from senior loved ones in Napa can make home care needs easier to overlook. In fact, many adult children of aging parents don’t realize that Mom... Read More »
Do you have aging parents in need of care? Are you also trying to juggle caring for children and family at home? Then you are part of the sandwich... Read More »
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Today is a day of festivity, of celebration, of color and of magic. Hired Hands Homecare is truly honored to work so closely with many, many... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Pleasanton office is proud to announce Alicia Chavez as the Caregiver of the Month for March of 2016!
Alicia is so great! She has been working steadily, five... Read More »
As we’ve noted in previous blogs, diabetes is a serious disease that requires constant management, but when that management is successful, senior diabetics can live long, healthy lives. When... Read More »
Our eyes are our windows to the world, but we often don’t see just how vital our vision is until it becomes compromised. Diabetes can affect almost all parts... Read More »
Senior care is an extremely rewarding but challenging field to be in. We’re dealing with all sorts of people on a daily basis. Our outstanding Management Team communicates... Read More »
“No cake for you!” “You shouldn’t eat that bread either.” As the number of cases of diabetes in America continues to rise, so, sadly do the myths that surround... Read More »
Vision loss can be a scary experience. Suddenly, the world gets smaller, and you can’t do the simple things you once could. While many eye problems are treatable and... Read More »
Join Hired Hands Homecare today, March 10 at the TENTH Annual Latinos in the Workplace Conference.
This great educational forum helps empower Latinos to become tomorrow’s workforce leaders, while helping... Read More »
If you have been diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes or simply high blood pressure, chances are your doctor has advised you to take weekly or daily blood pressure... Read More »
“If She Were A Swan…” – Celebrate Women’s Heart Health Month with the Hired Hands Homecare Challenge
We all know the story about the ugly duckling who turned out to be a beautiful swan. The obvious moral of that story is that some things, upon first... Read More »
When a loved-one experiences a heart attack or stroke, it seems logical to focus on a laundry list of steps that can be taken to ensure that the damaged... Read More »
Once you’ve determined that in-home care is the best option to keep your senior loved one safe, healthy and socially engaged, you may run into a stumbling block when... Read More »
As we shared in our last blog post, there are a variety of care options available to seniors and their families who are looking to avoid a costly and... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to present Cathy Wadleigh. Ms. Wadleigh is an LVN, PAC Certified Trainer, and group facilitator specializing in grief recovery and family transition.
Informative sessions focusing... Read More »
Most California seniors wholeheartedly agree: there’s no place like home as they age, and the thought of a potential need to move into a nursing home is a frightening... Read More »
At Hired Hands Homecare, we understand that beginning the process of seeking home care in California for your senior loved one can be a daunting process. We’ve compiled the... Read More »
Everywhere you look this time of year, you’ll see portrayals of the joys of the holiday season. But for many seniors, the holidays can bring about a sense of... Read More »
As we discussed in our last blog, bringing the whole family together for an activity, such as creating a memory book, can provide a wonderful opportunity to connect seniors... Read More »
If your family is like many others, you’re finding a generational gap between seniors and younger family members that may be hard to bridge. Technology often takes priority over... Read More »
Because those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia thrive best on routine and predictability, the holiday season, with its influx of visitors, bright decorations, different foods and... Read More »
This holiday season, help yourself to an extra serving of turkey, potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but forego that heaping helping of stress! The best way to ensure all of... Read More »
The holiday season can be a whirlwind of fun, celebrating with family and friends, but it can also take a toll on an already overstressed family caregiver. Caring for... Read More »
If you are planning for long-term care, you know there are a plethora of things to think about. It can be an extremely confusing process if you try to... Read More »
Greetings! Join us today, Oct. 21 from 9am – 3pm at the Marin Senior Information Fair. Tons of great information for and about Seniors. Get your Flu vaccine, and... Read More »
Have you started the process of looking for home care services for yourself or a loved one? At Hired Hands Homecare, we know this is an important process. Finding... Read More »
When is the right time to start thinking about future care? Though this thought may not be at the top of your to-do list, the answer is right now!... Read More »
Do you have an aging loved one struggling to accept the fact that he or she needs some extra help at home? One of the greatest fears we have... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to sponsor the upcoming Dublin Senior Info Fair!
Join us on Sat., October 3 from 10am – 2pm, at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador... Read More »
While many of us struggle with how to eat less and lose weight, many older adults have the opposite problem. Age-related issues can make it difficult for seniors to... Read More »
In our previous blog post, we talked about how the new MyPlate for Older Adults nutritional model reflects the dietary needs of today’s seniors. MyPlate for Older Adults provides... Read More »
Everyone knows that a healthy diet is essential for a healthy body. What many people don’t realize however is that, as you age, your dietary needs change. Researchers at... Read More »
When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s natural to want to do everything for the person to minimize feelings of frustration – both for your loved... Read More »
In our last blog, we outlined the warning signs that could point to Alzheimer’s. It’s important to note, however, that a number of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are strikingly... Read More »
Quality is key – especially when it comes to family. In order to truly gauge the... Read More »
“I want to stay in my own home.” That is a frequently heard statement by many seniors, even if they may be having some difficulty managing on their own.... Read More »
Consider the facts…Currently, over 5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Every sixty-seven seconds, someone develops the disease. Almost 2/3s of those with Alzheimer’s Disease are women.
Everyone knows someone who... Read More »
“I have a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live our the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self -evident,... Read More »
I just got off the phone with the family of one of our clients, Sylvia B, who passed away this past Saturday. They were overwhelmed by the quality of... Read More »
April 16, 2014 was National Healthcare Decisions Day and I was fortunate enough to take part in an amazing event at the Kaiser Center in Oakland. In collaboration with... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to announce that Jessica K. is our Employee of the Month for the Peace of Mind Program for February 2014!
Since starting with Hired Hands,... Read More »
We’re honored to announce Dony T. as Marin’ s Caregiver of the Month for March 2014! Dony has shined since day one back in 2012, when he first joined... Read More »
Thanks everyone for all your donations and kindness in helping our countrymen.
Thanks Erin for coordinating this effort; thanks Michelle for being a herald to make this known and moving.
Since... Read More »
As many of you know, we have the honor of working with many amazing people of Philippine descent on a regular basis. We hope and pray for their families... Read More »
“… I am grateful to you for being willing to continue the effortful process as needed. Like HHI taking care of taxes and benefits, it is a Hired Hands service... Read More »
“I was using another agency and they were not able to provide the care that was required. Hired Hands was suggested by the Alzheimer’s facility where my mother-in-law was in.
The... Read More »
California is facing two legislative issues that, if passed, stand to force dramatic changes to the way private-pay homecare services are delivered to the elderly and disabled. Under the... Read More »
“I am a psychologist and I would have an issue if they weren’t as competent as they are. I just feel that they are fully attentive. I have a mother who... Read More »
As we age, everyone gets forgetful now and then. Just the other day, I misplaced my keys. Sometimes, memory loss starts to become more frequent, disrupting life on a... Read More »