Marin


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



Join Hired Hands Homecare at our TWENTY-FIFTH Marin Senior Information Fair!

Greetings! Join us today, Oct. 24 from 9am – 3pm at the Marin Senior Information Fair.  There’ll be tons of great information for and about Seniors.  Get your Flu vaccine, and make sure you stop by the Hired Hands Homecare booth to say hello to Blake and Kirsten.  We’d love to answer any questions you may have about how we can help families and their senior loved ones!

Hired Hands Homecare is proud to celebrate 25 years of participation in the Marin Senior Information Fair, and supporting the seniors and families of Marin County.

For more information about the Marin Senior Info Fair, please visit https://marinseniorfair.org.

 



A GREAT Day for a Little Caregiver Appreciation!

Posted on June 6th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Marin, North Bay Home Care. No Comments

Join us at our Novato office today for a mid-week Caregiver Appreciation Brunch!’

Caregivers and Clients alike are dropping by today to enjoy some tasty nibbles and see our new office.  Just a great opportunity to see our amazing Caregivers, and give a little THANKS for All They Do!  Come on by – we’d love to see you!  We’re at 1744 Novato BLVD, Suite 200.

Please note that our phones are currently out of service, along with millions of Comcast customers nationwide.  We very much hope that service is restored soon, but email is working fine, and we can be reached at Info@HiredHandsHomecare.com.

Thanks, and have a super day!
Hired Hands Homecare – Team Marin

 



Tips to Encourage Senior Independence

In a recent blog post, we shared the importance of squelching the impulse to take over and do everything for your senior loved one, and as much as possible, to promote his or her feelings of senior independence. While it’s no doubt easier said than done, there are some key steps you can take towards successfully achieving this goal:

Provide the motivation for the senior to do things for himself, even if that brings about feelings of reluctance or stubbornness, and even if tasks take a bit longer than you’d like.
Provide plenty of opportunities for the senior to engage in exercise and activities. The senior’s doctor can make recommendations for an appropriate exercise plan – and Hired Hands Homecare can help with any needed transportation to make participating in an exercise program easier.
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Happy Birthday Hired Hands Homecare!

From our humble beginnings in Mill Valley, to our current four offices, working with hundreds of amazing people every week,

Over the last 24 years Hired Hands Homecare has touched the lives of many…

Our utterly amazing and dedicated Caregivers,

Our precious Clients and their Families,

Our outstanding Internal Management Team / Family,

& Our all of our trusted Community Partners.

It is our utmost honor & privilege!  THANK YOU for an amazing journey… and here’s to another 24 more!

With Love,
Lynn, Erin & Mark Winter 



2 Acronyms You Should Know When Considering Hiring At Home Caregivers

Hand it to the health care industry to come up with yet another couple of acronyms to add to their extensive list – ADLs and IADLs. These are prevalent terms in the healthcare field used to describe the routine self-care activities that an individual engages in on a regular basis to stay independent and healthy. It is also common for these acronyms to appear in conversations if you are looking for in-home care options for an older person, or if you are researching the cost of long-term senior care for yourself or someone you know.



There’s No Cookie Cutter Approach to California Senior Care

The most wonderful thing about human beings is that every one of them is altogether unique, and that doesn’t change simply because of age. As we get older, we stay the unique and intricate individuals that we have been our whole lives. Assuming that all seniors will act the same and require the same things is a cookie cutter approach that just will not work for seniors or those who take care of them. Providing care to older individuals necessitates an innovative and careful approach that permits the caregiver to determine just who an older adult is and what his or her specific needs are to determine the best plan of care to keep the individual healthy and well at home.



Our Twenty-Fourth Marin Senior Information Fair!

On Wednesday, Hired Hands Homecare joined many families, friends, Caregivers, Clients and industry partners at the Marin Senior Information Fair.  Yes… it was our TWENTY-FOURTH Marin Senior Fair!  It was a great day of seeing old friends, gathering useful information, and even getting the flu shot out of the way.  And how great do Kirsten and Erick look?!?



Beat the Heat! Important Considerations for Seniors and Caregivers

  In the Bay Area, they’re forecasting TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT for the upcoming Holiday Weekend!

We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly heat stroke.

As we age, we gradually lose the ability to perspire and regulate our body temperature. This is why older people tend to overdress — they don’t feel heat the same way anymore. Heart rates do not speed up-or return to normal-as fast during exercise. Older skin also thins and offers less protection from the sun. Poor circulation, heart, lung and kidney diseases, and high blood pressure increase the risk for heat-related illness. Being overweight or underweight also increases risk.

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MS Care Should Be Whole-Person Care. Here’s How Hired Hands Homecare Can Help.

Posted on March 21st, by Mark Winter in Marin, Multiple Sclerosis, Senior Health. No Comments

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 a professional caregiver who has been trained in MS care can allow the person with MS to reserve energy and reduce feelings of fatigue. At Hired Hands Homecare in California, we believe that nourishing a person’s mind, body and spirit is crucial to help those with MS remain motivated and enabled. Here are just a few ways we can help.

MIND – Professional caregivers can help those with MS understand their symptoms and how to best adjust their lifestyle to improve quality of life. For example, they can help set up a daily routine, stressing the need to limit activities and take regular periods of rest to avoid fatigue and symptom exacerbations.

BODY … Read More »