Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is life-altering, and having a strong support system is crucial. When a friend or loved one is undergoing cancer care, you may feel at a loss as to how to provide the best support, without overstepping boundaries or causing the person any undue stress. These steps, courtesy of the Marin senior care team at Hired Hands Homecare, are a great place to start.
Be present. Find out the best times to visit the person with cancer, and then simply be there, to listen, talk, and even laugh together when appropriate, which can bring a breath of fresh air to someone looking to maintain a sense of normalcy.
Bring a treat. The effects of chemotherapy and radiation can cause exhaustion, making it difficult … Read More »
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
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.
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
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.
Ask your loved one if help is … Read More »
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!
Lynn, Erin & Mark Winter
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.
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.
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?!?
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.
Medications taken for a variety of diseases … Read More »