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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.



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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Struggling with Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue? Hired Hands Homecare Has Helpful Tips.

Posted on March 28th, by Mark Winter in Multiple Sclerosis, Napa. No Comments

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as many as 80% of those diagnosed with MS struggle with multiple sclerosis fatigue. And on warmer days, MS-related fatigue can be even worse, aggravated by heat and humidity. The encouraging news, however, is that there are steps that can be taken to combat multiple sclerosis fatigue and increase energy levels. Try these tips:

Nutrition

Try to get the most nutritional benefit from meals at breakfast and lunchtime.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Focus on whole foods like fruits and vegetables, and stay away from simple carbohydrates.
Foods high in iron, such as fish, eggs, fortified cereals and beans, can help fight fatigue.

Exercise

Implement and stick to a routine exercise program.
Avoid the heat, try a cooling vest, and limit activities during hotter weather or do activities that cool the body, such as swimming.

Ask for Help

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Napa’s September Employee of the Month!

Posted on October 18th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Home Care Staff, Napa. No Comments

Here is Linda!

Linda Gasaway has been chosen as the Employee of the month for September.

She has been with Hired Hands Homecare a little over 3 years.  Linda has been a rock star go-to caregiver for those hard to staff 3 hour shifts.

We can always rely on Linda to show up and do an outstanding job. Her clients love her and have only high praise feedback about her job performance.



Caught In ACTION!

Posted on September 5th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Dementia, Napa. No Comments

Caught in ACTION!

I popped into Vintage Sonoma unannounced to do a visit with Julie Slaton’s client. Upon arrival they were in the lobby enjoying popcorn and having a great conversation. Julie was dressed in her Hired Hands Scrub and Badge. She interacted with the staff and client with great professionalism!

The Staff at Vintage Sonoma appreciate Julie’s attentiveness and professional appearance. She is always on time and keeps her client entertained and calm while in the lobby with other residents. They brought us on board to assist client for safety because she has tried multiple times to leave the building.  Julie has been successful at keeping client in the building and participating in facility activities.

Julie, THANKS for Shining like a Star!
Melissa W, Homecare Manager



Linda Shaver – Napa’s April Employee of the Month

Posted on August 15th, by Mark Winter in Homecare, Napa. No Comments

Linda Shaver was chosen for employee of the month of April. Linda is a perfect example of dedicated caregiver. She takes care of a client that be challenging at times, but she still goes above and beyond. Linda never says no when we need her to cover extra shifts with her client, she’s even willing run over in the evenings to check on him or give him dinner. Linda always has her clients best interested at heart, and it shows as the client only wants her. Linda is always willing to help when needed.



Jessica is Napa’s Caregiver of the Month

Posted on August 11th, by Mark Winter in Napa. No Comments

Jessica Martinez has been chosen for employee of the month for June because she an awesome caregiver. Jessica has been with Hired hands since August 2015. Jessica is caring, compassionate, and patient when dealing with her client. She’s always willing to pick up an extra shift or come in early or stay late. She is always team player. We are always receiving feedback from her client’s family on “how amazing she is” and “I wish I could clone her”.

Jessica enjoys taking care of client’s with Alzheimer, or that are developmentally disabled. Jessica was raised in a family of care givers, and truly enjoys taking care of others. On top going to school full time Jessica has a 1 year old she loves to spend time with. She also enjoys outdoor activities, like running, hiking, and swimming. Jessica is … Read More »



Join the Best Caregiving Team in our Community!

Become a Registered Home Care Aide In one of the fastest growing, most rewarding, industries in America.

Hired Hands Homecare is hiring for Full Time, Part Time, Overnight, and Weekend positions in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and the Tri-Valley Areas.

Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated California Licensed Home Care Organization that is celebrating our 22nd year serving Bay Area families!  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and are looking for motivated individuals to join our dedicated Team, and help us improve the quality of life for our clients. “Team:” is a word we take very seriously in our company. No role is too small and everyone plays a crucial part when it comes to taking care of our seniors.  Our Management Team works very closely with our Caregivers and clients’ families to assure the highest levels of Care and Customer … Read More »