types of home care


Independent Home Care Enhances Socialization, Improves Cognitive Functioning in Seniors

Posted on July 19th, by Mark Winter in Benefits of Home Care. No Comments

We all know that socializing with friends and family makes us feel better and more connected, but it’s also true that remaining social later in life can play a role in fighting dementia. Older adults who stay social have a 70 percent reduction in cognitive decline, as compared to their less social peers, per the results of a study by the Rush University Medical Center. But with fewer friends nearby, and increasing health concerns, it can be a struggle for older adults to keep from falling into an isolated lifestyle. There are, however, steps you can take to help the seniors in your life enhance their socialization.

For example:

Seek out volunteer opportunities in the community for your senior loved one.
Help him or her get involved with the local senior center.
Try to find (or start) a group for the senior that focuses … Read More »



Planning for Long-Term Care? 5 Types of Home Care in California You Should Know About.

Posted on October 28th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. 1 Comment

If you are planning for long-term care, you know there are a plethora of things to think about. It can be an extremely confusing process if you try to go it alone, but never fear – Hired Hands Homecare is here to walk beside you each step of the way! Since more and more of us prefer to age at home, it is important to learn about the various types of in-home care options. Here are five types of home care in California that you should know about:

Full Service Private Duty/Private Pay Agencies are usually “non-medical” services and can range from companionship, housekeeping, transportation, personal care, and dementia care to 24-hour or respite care. A private duty home care agency, like Hired Hands Homecare, provides non-medical care by employees of the agency who are screened, trained, monitored and typically bonded … Read More »






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