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Hired Hands Homecare Honored to Win Readers’ Choice!

Posted on July 16th, by Mark Winter in Homecare, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

Wow, what an amazing honor!  For the THIRD 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, Kristine, and the entire Hired Hands Homecare Team Pleasanton will wear this badge … Read More »



Honoring Kimberly!

We are ecstatic to announce and honor Ms. Kimberly McP as our June Caregiver of the Month!

Kimberly is such an amazing, caring, & kind person.  Her heart is full of love, and she brings a cheerful smile to every client she cares for.  The lucky folks that have had the opportunity to work with her are always made to feel special.

How special you ask?  Our client Nancy comments “we are absolutely blessed to have Kimberly as part of our lives.”  WOW!

We are beyond grateful to work together with Kimberly, and very much appreciate the person and professional that she is!  The Clients of Hired Hands Homecare – Team Napa could not be more lucky!



Lilia is such a Superstar!

Please join us in congratulating Lilia for being our Caregiver of the Month for May!

Lilia has been with Hired Hands Homecare for over 4 years and has really been there when we needed her!   She is soft spoken, calm and sweet with a wide variety of skills.  Her flexibility and the ability to go with the flow is often called upon, and she absolutely delivers!  Most importantly, our Clients and the families Lilia works with all give her high accolades, and glowing reviews of her ability to anticipate their particular needs.

Lilia – THANKS for being You, and doing all you do!
~ The HIRED HANDS HOMECARE family



Please Join Us…

Posted on May 28th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

We join us this Memorial Day Weekend
to celebrate all the brave men and women
for the Courage, Bravery & Sacrifice they’ve made
to ensure our Freedom and Safety.

This weekend we join to Honor & Commemorate.

With sincere gratitude,
The Hired Hands Homecare Family.



Celebrating a Super Star… the APPLE of Our Eye!

Posted on April 6th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Home Care Staff, Homecare, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

It was such an honor to go out and deliver recognition to Apple as our most recent Employee of the Month!  We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Apple for close to five years now, and she has developed into an amazing caregiver and has become Napa’s go to caregiver for so many reasons.  Apple has a positive, friendly approachable attitude and has been so extremely helpful, flexible and willing to jump in wherever needed.  Apple has worked hard to develop her skill set, and is now an active member on both our Hospice and Alzheimer’s’/Dementia Care Teams.

She recently stepped in when we needed her on a hospice client with little notice, and they absolutely loved her.  When we ask her to switch her shift out and run on over to assist with a difficult case in Marin … Read More »



Community Conversations about Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19

Posted on November 19th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

Greetings,

We are happy to share what should be two outstanding presentations important to both Seniors and our general community.  Please see below for details.

First, starting at 5:30 this evening, a super group of panelists join to discuss Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities.

 

Secondly, our Congressman Mike Thompson holds another important Town Hall regarding the current state of COVID-19 in our community.



Tips to Solve Inappropriate Alzheimer’s Behaviors

Inappropriate Alzheimer’s behaviors are common and can be managed compassionately.

Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Many of these types of feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with dementia displays disinhibited behaviors, such as:

Rude or tactless comments
Inappropriate sexual advances or remarks
Removal of clothing at improper times
And other socially unacceptable actions

The complicated changes that occur to the brain in Alzheimer’s disease may cause a complete turnaround in an older adult’s personality and behaviors, such as a formerly genteel grandma suddenly swearing like a sailor. For an individual who is confused, uncomfortable, disoriented, or has simply forgotten social skills and graces, these behaviors are actually quite common, so it’s crucial to learn how to specifically manage them should they arise in someone you love.

Hired Hands Homecare’s Alzheimer’s care experts suggest trying the following tactics … Read More »



Happy Veterans Day!

Posted on November 11th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

Our heartfelt THANKS go out to all the men and women who have given so much to protect our safety and freedom.

We gratefully salute you for your service and sacrifice.

With respect,
The HIRED HANDS HOMECARE family



Dehydration in Seniors: Warning Signs & Tips to Help Stay Hydrated

Dehydration in seniors is common and can lead to health issues if not addressed.

Did you realize…approximately 50% of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, according to a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest category of hospital admissions because of dehydration.

Dehydration in seniors can sneak up quickly because they often have a decreased sensation of thirst, can experience medication side effects that can cause hydration problems, or they mistakenly believe that drinking less will reduce incontinence issues.

Senior dehydration is extremely dangerous, increasing the risk for health issues such as:

UTIs
Kidney stones and/or failure
Blood clots
Seizures
Hypovolemic shock
And many others

Dehydration is generally detected by the following symptoms:

Early stages:

Decreased amount/darker-colored urine
Dry mouth
Feelings of weakness, dizziness, and/or exhaustion
Muscle cramps
Irritation

Advanced stages:

Confusion and disorientation, such as problems with walking
Low … Read More »



Questions to Consider When Moving Senior Parents Home

Moving senior parents home is an option many families are considering during the pandemic.

The number of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities has been overwhelming, as the virus sweeps through our most vulnerable population who live together in such close proximity like wildfire. Not surprisingly, many families, as a result, are moving their senior parents home, which brings about a number of issues to work through.

Hired Hands Homecare, providers of elderly care in Santa Rosa and the surrounding area, is here with the information you need to make sure the transition home for your older loved ones is a smooth one. An ideal place to start when considering moving senior parents home is by getting the answers to these questions:

Is there sufficient space for the senior to have his or her own … Read More »






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