California Caregivers


How to Have a Safe Stroke Recovery

Posted on May 14th, by Mark Winter in Aging, Benefits of Home Care, Homecare, Senior Health. No Comments

Hired Hands Homecare of Napa can help make sure that your loved one’s home is safe and sound for stroke recovery.

Surviving and going through recovery after a stroke is both an emotionally and physically challenging experience, and the only thing you wish to do is to get back to your regular life. But, given that around 2/3rds of stroke survivors usually have some type of disability, according to the National Stroke Association, in-home safety modifications may be needed to make post-stroke life easier and safer.

The encouraging news is that there are some basic measures that can make the home safer and more accessible for stroke recovery. Below are several post-stroke home alteration guidelines from Hired Hands Homecare:

Fall Prevention:

Approximately 40% of stroke survivors suffer serious falls within a year after their strokes. These suggestions can help protect against trips … Read More »



RESPECT MY PRIVACY!

Posted on August 29th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Home Care Staff, Homecare. No Comments

Greetings!

Today, we wanted to take a minute to shed light on an urgent matter that directly affects ALL Caregivers throughout California.

Governor Brown now has Assembly Bill 2455 on his desk, and it is not clear whether he will sign the Bill, or veto it like he has previously. If signed into law, AB 2455 would require the State to send ALL Registered CAREGIVERS’ PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION to unions. That is right, the State will distribute private information, including cel numbers, allowing unknown people to contact our Caregivers at any time. This is a huge blatant attack on privacy rights. There are no other industries that have such requirements, because it is such a huge breach in legal privacy typically given to all employees. Why Caregivers?

What can you do??? The most important thing to do TODAY is to CALL … Read More »



Chemotherapy Basics, and How Hired Hands Homecare’s California Caregivers Can Help

Posted on June 22nd, by Mark Winter in Caregivers. No Comments

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel as though your world has turned upside down. It’s hard to focus on all of the details, options and choices that need to be considered.

At Hired Hands Homecare, our California caregivers understand the challenges and struggles faced by those battling cancer and by those who love them, and want to help. To start, we thought it might be beneficial to provide some basic details about one of the most commonly recommended treatments – chemotherapy – and answer some of the most frequent questions about this treatment option.

Chemotherapy’s main purpose is to destroy cancer cells, stop cancer cells from spreading, and/or slow cancer cell growth. There are many different kinds of chemotherapy, and it can be given in the following forms:

An IV (intravenously)
A shot (injection) into a … Read More »



“Most of all… she has a BIG heart.”

Posted on February 6th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Marin. No Comments

A BIG CONGRATS to Racy Caregiver of the Month – Feb 2014 Hired Hands Homecare Marin

Hired Hands Homecare has had the pleasure of working with Racy since 2002.  In the past twelve plus years, she has done an outstanding job for so many of our clients. Racy is extremely compassionate, caring, carries a terrific up beat attitude, but most of all has a big heart.  We thank you for all your hard and dedicated work.  It is an Honor to have her on our Team!