Holiday Care


Join Us… Hired Hands Homecare – Marin’s Holiday Open House

Posted on December 12th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Holiday Care, Home Care Staff, Marin, North Bay Home Care. No Comments

Join us Today as we gather with our outstanding Caregivers, friends & family… and ring the bells of Holiday Cheer!

Hired Hands Homecare – Marin County
1744 Novato BLVD Ste 200
Novato, CA  94947



A Heartfelt Thank You!

Posted on November 21st, by Mark Winter in Aging, Benefits of Home Care, Caregivers, Holiday Care, Home Care Staff. No Comments

On this most important Holiday, we would like to extend an enormous heartfelt Thank You to all of our outstanding, dedicated and compassionate employees.
Together, our efforts go far in improving the happiness, well-being & quality of life of hundreds of seniors and families in the communities we share.
It is both an honor and a privilege to be of such service, and to work with such an extraordinary group of dedicated professionals.

Wishing all a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving,
Lynn, Erin & Mark Winter



Tri Valley Home Care Team Shares Top Holiday Outing Tips for Seniors

Posted on December 28th, by Mark Winter in Holiday Care. No Comments

The holidays are the perfect time to spend together with family—from the tiniest baby to the family’s matriarch, and each person in between! And this holiday season, whether you’re getting together for a special meal, a holiday party, or a trip to an exciting destination, it’s crucial to be prepared. Consider these holiday ideas for seniors from the Tri Valley home care professionals at Hired Hands Homecare to make any outing safer and more enjoyable for your family.

First, talk through the type of holiday outing that your senior loved one can both enjoy and feel comfortable participating in. Depending on his or her needs and ability level, you could decide on simply going for a leisurely family drive to enjoy viewing holiday light displays, get together in a family member’s home to decorate the house, enjoy a holiday performance at … Read More »



Seasonal Depression in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Help

Posted on December 21st, by Mark Winter in Holiday Care, Senior Health. No Comments

The change from long summer days to shorter, colder ones can sometimes affect how we feel. And while it’s true that many of us find the holiday season to be a joyful time, the drop in temperatures and reduced daylight can bring on darker feelings as well. These changes can even lead to a type of seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). During the late fall and winter months, be on the alert for any signs of depression that may be apparent in your senior loved ones. According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder occurs more often in women than it does in men, but men’s symptoms are often more severe.

Rather than dismissing these signs as simply the winter blues, note that SAD can cause older adults to sink into depression, experience a reduced energy level and increased … Read More »



Keeping Seniors Safe: These Warning Signs Can Indicate That Help Is Needed

Posted on December 14th, by Mark Winter in Holiday Care, Senior Health. No Comments

It’s holiday time once again, which means it is also the perfect time for a “holiday reality check.” If you haven’t seen your elderly loved ones in a while, now is a good time to examine how your senior loved ones are doing and take the necessary steps in keeping seniors safe. With frenzied lifestyles or long distances separating families for a lot of the year, subtle (or not-so-subtle) indicators can very easily be overlooked. Keep a lookout for the following indications that additional care could be required, and bear in mind that looking for warning signs is not for the purposes of judgment or critique; it’s a check for wellness, well-being and safety.

Physical appearance: An unusually disheveled appearance of a senior loved one may be discovered during a holiday visit. Failing to stay up with daily hygiene routines such … Read More »



Hired Hands’ Recommended Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted on December 7th, by Mark Winter in Holiday Care. No Comments

The holiday season presents a unique chance for you to visit with a senior loved one and spend some good quality time together – something that can be difficult during the rest of the year. Additionally, it is a very good time to be sure that your senior loved one’s holiday is safe in addition to being merry. Whether your senior loved one is enjoying the season in your household or his or her own, taking into consideration these safety tips can assure that everyone’s holiday is joyful and bright.

Safe Decorating:

In your loved one’s home, or your own if he or she will be spending time there:

Use very simple decorations that don’t cause clutter. Always make certain that there is sufficient space to walk.
Keep extension cords out of the way of walking areas to prevent stumbling over them.
Remove candles and … Read More »



Many Heartfelt Thanks from Hired Hands Homecare

Posted on November 22nd, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Holiday Care, Homecare, North Bay Home Care. No Comments

Dear Valued and Trusted Members of the Hired Hands Team:

 During this Thanksgiving Holiday, we are thinking of all of you who are so dedicated and committed to the care, comfort, and safety of our cherished Clients.  There is no adequate way to express our deep and profound gratitude for all you do.  You have chosen a rewarding, yet often difficult job, and you do it so well.  I am sure there are days when you don’t realize the enormous impact that you have on others lives, enriching them, and offering them peace and joy and security.  It is a BIG job and you are truly heroes!

 To our very special internal staff members, Hired Hands would be nothing without your daily efforts to make a hugely complex company run like a top.  You handle both … Read More »



A Big Happy Birthday!

Posted on September 22nd, by Mark Winter in Aging, Benefits of Home Care, Holiday Care. 1 Comment

 

Jake and Jeanine delivering some important treats!

A hearty Happy Birthday goes out to Gayle today!  Wow… the BIG 101!

Gayle, it has been an honor assisting you for the past five years… and we look forward to trying to keep up with you over the next five!

Happy, Happy Birthday Gayle!

With Love,
the Hired Hands Homecare Team



What it’s All About…

Posted on December 23rd, by Mark Winter in Aging, Benefits of Home Care, Caregivers, Holiday Care, Home Care Staff, Marin. No Comments

The Holidays can be an especially difficult time for families.  It is also a time that our Team can band together, and do some of our most important work.  Below is a letter we just received, that truly honors the importance of not only What we do, but How we go upon it.

December 7, 2016

 Staff at Hired Hands Homecare
10 Commercial BLVD, Ste 102
Novato, CA  94949 

Dear Friends at Hired Hands, 

Thank you so much for honoring the life of Rody with the planting of a tree in his name.  That is a lovely way to be remembered, and will be appreciated by our family. 

Each day I think of the fine people who were involved in Rody’s care.  I think of the consistent and constant arrivals with a smile and a good morning … Read More »



Make This Holiday Season Brighter: A Rainbow of Possibilities for Your Senior Loved Ones

Posted on December 21st, by Mark Winter in Holiday Care. No Comments

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 sadness and loss, as they recall holidays past when perhaps their health was better or when loved ones who have passed away were still with them. To help your senior loved ones beat the holiday blues, try some of these colorful tips:

RED: In some cultures, red denotes purity, joy, and celebration. What better way to celebrate the joy of the season than to offer assistance in decorating an elderly family member’s house for the holidays? Don’t forget to also volunteer to help take down the decorations after the holidays!

ORANGE: Put some logs on the fire or light some candles and cozy up to reminisce about special times and people. Often, older … Read More »