Caregivers


Showing the Love to Loata!

Posted on September 23rd, by Mark Winter in Caregiver Careers, OUR Caregivers, Sonoma Elder Care. No Comments

Hired Hands Homecare is proud to celebrate Loata as our most recent Caregiver of the Month!  We have had the honor of working with her since January of 2020, and this is actually the SECOND time she has received this important award.

Loata is extremely committed to senior care, and is an important member of our Live-in Team, providing compassionate care on a 24 hour basis.  Our client often note that she is soft spoken, extremely gentle and caring.   Our Management Team finds her consistently reliable, dependable, and always willing to assist in a pinch.   Even on some of our most challenging cases… Loata is steady, confident, and solid as a rock!

Her most recent client Helen adores her so much that she often writes us hand written Thank You notes showing her appreciation that Loata has come into her life.   She … Read More »



Happy Labor Day

Posted on September 2nd, by Mark Winter in Benefits of Home Care, Caregiver Careers, Home Care Staff, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

It takes… AND WE HAVE… an Amazing Village!

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we would like to humbly and sincerely salute and celebrate ALL the employees of Hired Hands Homecare.  We are absolutely amazed at the dedication and compassion that is shown to the clients and families that we serve on a DAILY basis.  Your generosity, professionalism, and smile make a huge impact every single day.  And it is SO very appreciated on so many levels!  When people are in the toughest times of their lives… we make magic happen.  It is truly a gift and an honor to work alongside so many amazing people.  

Please know that you make the world a better place…
and bring great comfort to folks that really need it!

With sincere gratitude,
Lynn, Mark & The HIRED … Read More »



Tips to Make the Most From Family Senior Care Meetings

Make family senior care meetings more productive and efficient with these tips.

“It takes a village” was never a more accurate statement than when taking care of an older family member. It’s important for that “village” to have effective, ongoing communication so that you can offer the best care and to make sure everyone taking part in that care is on the same page. It’s also critical for family caregivers to have the opportunity to express concerns and to come together to get to resolutions, to share various perspectives, and to continue to be proactive in preparing for the future.

Holding senior family care meetings that produce good outcomes includes thinking through the following:

Who should always be included – and who should not? Unquestionably, those providing direct or indirect care for the senior loved one should attend, as … Read More »



We’d Marry Mereseini!

Posted on August 16th, by Mark Winter in Caregiver Careers, Home Care Staff, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

Today, we are honored to present Mereseini N with our Caregiver of the Month award!  Since Mereseini joined the Hired Hands Homecare team, she has quickly become one of our best Caregivers.  Every day, she brings her positive energy to brighten her Clients’ day.  Her passion of helping others really shows, as she is a great team player, and goes above and beyond regularly without hesitation.  On top of that, everyone knows we can rely on her whenever needed.

Mereseini, thank you so much for all you do!  We are truly lucky to have you on the Hired Hands Homecare team!



Senior Finances: Help Prepare for Future Needs Now

Get a grip on senior finances and plan for future needs today with these tips.

The good news is we’re now living longer than ever before, with upwards of one in three older adults living until age 90 and beyond. The bad news, however, is that retirement planning for today’s seniors often didn’t take into consideration such longevity, leading to a strain on senior finances in later years.

So, what happens if your parents outlive their financial resources? As part of the sandwich generation, making their own retirement plans while still covering expenses for your own children, you may find yourself in need of supporting your aging parents as well. As a matter of fact, a recent survey by AgeUp shows that:

Nearly three out of four participants believe that at least one of their parents will live longer … Read More »



How to Approach Money Management Issues With Seniors

Money management issues with seniors need to be addressed tactfully and with sensitivity.

Among the most difficult obstacles for older adults is recognizing the need for help with financial matters. Finances are both extremely personal and a representation of your autonomy, and adult children specifically can often be met with opposition when stepping into this arena when suspecting money management issues with seniors. 

However, for a number of reasons, including the ever-increasing incidence of senior scams and cognitive decline, it’s essential to make sure that the financial assets our senior loved ones have acquired through the years are safeguarded, and that bills are paid correctly and on time. It’s an issue that needs to be taken care of delicately and with diplomacy. Try these strategies for an easy transition to assisting a loved one with monetary management:

The introductory … Read More »



Women and Alzheimer’s: Why the Risk Is So Much Greater and How to Help

Understand the trend between women and Alzheimer’s and discover how you can help someone you love who is battling the disease.

Researchers are finally beginning to get a grip on the imbalance between Alzheimer’s diagnoses in women and men. Currently, as many as 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female. As scientists begin to understand the particular nuances behind the increasing trend of women and Alzheimer’s, we can begin to address the problem and find solutions.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Director of Scientific Engagement, Rebecca Edelmayer, “Women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease as both persons living with the disease and as caregivers of those with dementia. Over the last three years, the Alzheimer’s Association has invested $3.2 million into 14 projects looking at sex differences for the disease and some of the … Read More »



Avoid These 5 Ways That Worsen the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

It’s important to be aware of several key triggers that can worsen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

While there are a number of commonalities, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s can impact each individual differently. Our highly trained dementia caregivers know, for instance, that while one person may appreciate being outdoors, another may be overwhelmed by so much sensory input and prefer a quieter indoor environment. One may appreciate a morning bath routine, while a dose of resourcefulness is necessary to help a different individual maintain good hygiene. 

We also realize there are certain triggers that may often worsen the challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Family care providers should be particularly careful to avoid the following:

Dehydration. Someone diagnosed with dementia might not be able to identify when they are thirsty, or may refuse when offered fluids. It’s vital to ensure appropriate … Read More »



Take These Steps to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse

Protect the seniors you love from financial elder abuse with these tips.

When asked whether they thought they might be at risk for financial elder abuse or fraud, the overwhelming majority of surveyed older adults – 81%, in fact – were confident that they would never fall for a scam. We all want to believe we’re too savvy and smart to be taken advantage of; but the reality is, many scammers are even smarter and savvier. 

And though we might assume that financial fraud mostly occurs at the hands of strangers, the truth is that as many as two out of three of all financial crimes are committed by people the victim knows and trusts. 

The good news is, there are several steps that seniors and their loved ones can take to protect themselves:

Register with EverSafe (or a … Read More »



We Love Luisa!

Posted on June 24th, by Mark Winter in Caregiver Careers, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

Please join us in celebrating Luisa VP as our latest Caregiver of the Month!

Luisa joined the Hired Hands Homecare team in 2020 and has been such a hard worker every day since!  Luisa is always dependable and happy to jump in and help in any way she can. She has assisted several different clients remain comfortable in their homes and over the past year, has been assisting Jim 4 days per week.

We recently dropped in on her while she was on shift to present her with her Caregiver of the Month Award.  It was additionally exciting, as Jim and his family really wanted to join in on the fun, showing their appreciation for all Luisa does for them.  We were really happy that she felt so honored and appreciated!  Furthermore, Luisa enjoys working with us so much that she recently … Read More »






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