Caregivers


Sonoma Home Care Expert Tips: When a Senior Resists Home Care Services

Find tips for seniors who resist home care services.

Getting used to the reality that a senior you love needs help at home can be challenging. Even more difficult is talking about home care services with the senior and encouraging him or her to acknowledge that assistance is needed. If you have viewed changes in your loved one and you sense the need to initiate speaking about home care as a possibility to improve safety and independence in the home, try some of these conversation starters from the Sonoma home care team at Hired Hands Homecare to raise the subject in a subtle, non-confrontational way.

If heightened frailty is growing to be a concern:

“I love you, Dad, and now that you’re living by yourself, I’m concerned about your safety. I know someone who can help us to … Read More »



Wow… BEST of Pleasanton, Livermore & the Tri-Valley!

Wow, what an amazing honor!  For the SECOND time, the fine folks of Pleasanton, Livermore & the Tri-Valley have bestowed Hired Hands Homecare as the community’s BEST Home Healthcare in the Pleasanton Weekly!  As they so eloquently put it…  “Readers’ Choice winners yet again, Hired Hands Homecare provides senior care assistance to help locals maintain their independence as they age — and the clear communication and genuine care provided by Hired Hands obviously resonates with clients.”  We could not agree more!

This wonderful award goes to our entire team of phenomenal Caregivers!  It is their tireless dedication, compassion, and professionalism that truly set us apart, and allow us to WOW the seniors and families that we serve!  Our Caregivers truly Exceed Expectations, providing senior care Pleasanton families deserve!

Erin, Courtney, and the entire Hired Hands Homecare Team Pleasanton will wear this badge … Read More »



How Having A Stroke Impacts the Brain and Functionality

Understanding how the brain may be impacted after a stroke can help caregivers create the most appropriate plan of care.

A stroke is a difficult experience to encounter, and no two individuals are impacted in the same way. While some stroke survivors will have few, if any, lingering effects post-stroke, for many, a stroke will be a life-altering event that results in weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one or both sides of the body. A stroke can affect the individual’s coordination and balance, as well as result in changes in behavior and judgment.

Comprehending why a stroke survivor is acting a certain way or experiencing particular symptoms can often help caregivers create the most appropriate plan of care. Below are just a few ways that having a stroke might impact a person’s brain and level of functionality.

A stroke in the … Read More »



Happy Spring… Happy Earth Day!

Happy Spring… and Happy Earth Day from Hired Hands Homecare!

A beautiful time to plant new life, give someone flowers, or enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

May we all celebrate & enjoy & respect & protect Mother Earth!



Is It Possible That You’ve Received a Parkinson’s Misdiagnosis?

Posted on April 4th, by Mark Winter in Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Parkinson's. No Comments

Learn from the elder care team in Marin County about a common cause of Parkinson’s misdiagnosis.

Every year, thousands of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease when they actually have received a Parkinson’s misdiagnosis. For many of these patients, the correct diagnosis is a very similar but not as well-known disease: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects around 1.4 million Americans, as reported by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). That approximation may very well be too low considering that a number of people who’ve been inaccurately identified as having Parkinson’s still have not been given the correct diagnosis.

Both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) are considered Lewy body dementias, but there are differences. The most significant difference is in the “one-year rule” associated with cognitive symptoms. People with Parkinson’s disease … Read More »



Relationship Changes After Brain Injury Can Be Hard. These Tips Can Help.

Posted on March 26th, by Mark Winter in Benefits of Home Care, Caregivers, North Bay Home Care. No Comments

Find help for relationship changes after a brain injury here.

Amidst the various life changes following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), personal relationships are impacted in a variety of ways as a result of:

Adjustments in responsibilities
Adjustments in relationship roles
Problems with communicating
Handling emotions and mood swings

Becoming accustomed to these changes often brings about feelings of uneasiness in the relationship, which can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and frustration.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Considering the traumatic brain injury survivor must concentrate on healing, many daily tasks are shifted to the person’s partner. The partner also has to provide support with managing the survivor’s recovery while keeping up with his or her own regular obligations, which can lead to disregarding self-care and personal interests.

On top of that, the TBI survivor may perhaps be searching for more attention, which can create feelings of frustration and distress on both … Read More »



HIRED HANDS Wins Prestigious BEST of The North Bay!

Posted on March 22nd, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Homecare, Management Team, Napa, North Bay Home Care, Testimonials. No Comments

Thank you to our community for nominating and voting HIRED HANDS Team Napa
as the 2018 Best Home Healthcare Provider for Napa County.
This is a huge complement to our Management Team and Outstanding Caregivers who share this honor!



Join us in Celebrating Latinos in the Workplace!

Posted on March 8th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Hired Hands News, Home Care Staff, Sonoma Elder Care. No Comments

Join us on March 14, as we celebrate Latinos in the Workplace!

Over the past Twenty Five years, we have had the honor to work with literally hundreds of amazing Latino Caregivers.  Today, Latino employees make up a considerable portion of our Caregiver team, making a significantly positive daily impact on the communities we serve.  Hired Hands is honored to support the upcoming 14th Annual Latinos in the Workplace conference, empowering and celebrating Latinos that make our community so strong.

Please join us for the 14th Annual Latinos in the Workplace Conference at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30am  –  11:30 am.  Breakfast will be served.  An educational forum that seeks to help all employers provide a safe, productive and enriching work environment for Latino employees and empower Latinos to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Presented by Michael D. Lopez of … Read More »



Springing!

Posted on March 8th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Homecare, Napa. No Comments

Greetings!

What a beautiful morning in Napa, and the Bay Area!  While we need the water, may the Heaven’s take a break, give us more blue sky, and let Spring do its thing!

Here’s a quick reminder that Saturday night, we adjust our clocks and SPRING FORWARD one hour!  May the days get longer!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The Hired Hands Team



Is Family Caregiving Impacting Your Business? Find the Help You Need Here!

Family caregiving can have an effect on your business growth. Find help here.

The number of families providing care for a senior loved one is on the rise, with many overly-stressed full-time employees having to leave work in order to provide care for a loved one. Is family caregiving impacting your business? The Walnut Creek senior home care team at Hired Hands Homecare suggests asking yourself the following questions:

Do you have employees who are arriving to work late or leaving early to tend to family caregiving issues?
Are your employees taking unpaid leaves of absence or using personal or sick days to provide care for family members?
Have any of your employees refused new assignments, relocation opportunities, or work-related travel because of family caregiving issues?
Has an employee left your business to provide full-time care for a family member?

If you … Read More »