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 Sonoma 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 answered yes to any of these questions, now is the time to look into partnering with … Read More »
When an older adult needs in home care services, there are a number of available options, and deciding where to turn can be intimidating. For instance, should you work with a professional home care agency, an independently hired caregiver, or utilize a caregiving registry? And how can you identify which home care solution is best for your loved one’s unique needs? There are benefits and drawbacks with most choices, but when it comes to senior care at home, the solution is clear: hiring a professional agency for the in-home senior living Santa Rosa CA families need, like Hired Hands Homecare, is the ideal choice for the highest quality care for numerous reasons:
You don’t need to perform a search for a safe, trained caregiver. A reputable home care agency not only checks references and performs in-depth background and driving record … Read More »
Diana Miller is our Finance Director. We recently sat down with her to get to know her a little better. Here’s what Diana had to say!
HH: What initially interested you about Senior Care/ Health Industry?
DM: I became interested in the field because I cared for my mother for several years and then brought in professional homecare to help out. In my career I have worked as a CFO for a large Optometry Practice for 8 years, managed a government billing department consisting of 34 employees, lead the charity program at a large south bay hospital, managed several Orthopedic Surgeon practices, and was Project Manager at a medical software company which interfaced with all the EMR’s extracting data for government reporting for population health management.
I also have a small home business doing Optometry Consulting. I also design and produce custom dyed … Read More »
Lynn Winter, CEOLynn Winter founded Hired Hands Inc. in 1994 and is currently the CEO. Lynn is a Registered Nurse and has been in the Homecare industry since 1980, an amazing 31 years that flew by with lightening like speed. Prior to starting Hired Hands, she was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for an international home healthcare company, having been promoted from Nursing Director of a single branch office swiftly up through the corporate ranks.
Her life long desire was to create a homecare company where both employees and clients alike felt they were # 1 and that their goals and needs were of primary importance. She attributes the success of Hired Hands to her son and daughter’s intense involvement along with the amazing professional and dedicated team of internal staff members and caregivers who function every moment with … Read More »
Mark Winter, PresidentMark grew up in the Midwest surrounded by two things: home health care, and marketing. With a mother running large national and international home healthcare agencies, and a father immersed in branding and marketing, it was only fitting that he would pursue and earn a degree in Business Administration. It was serendipitous that he returned to the States after some extensive international travels, just as his mother Lynn was jumping out of the corporate world to start her own senior care agency. A partnership was born!
Now, more than twenty years later, Mark, Lynn and Erin continue working together day in and day out to provide not only the absolute best senior care services in our community, while also being the employer of choice for their amazing team of compassionate Caregivers. In his spare time, you’ll find him on … Read More »
Some of Erin’s earliest childhood memories are of going on pro bono home health visits in rural North Carolina with her mom Lynn, then a home health RN. Erin learned the profound effects that an extra touch, attention, a smile and hug have on elderly home-bound patients. She also learned the wisdom they can impart to us when we take the time to listen.
Flash forward 20 years and Erin, Mark and Lynn are captaining their own homecare company and making a positive difference in people’s lives everyday, including our clients, their families, and our invaluable caregivers. Erin is honored to have assisted thousands of families in navigating the often complex and difficult journey of eldercare.
Learning from and helping each individual she encounters is Erin’s passion. She has stayed very involved in the local healthcare community: long time leader of the … Read More »