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A Fitting Feather in Our Cap!

Posted on July 1st, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

Greetings,

We are VERY PROUD to share that we have once again been nominated and chosen as the winner
of the Pleasanton Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Award for the BEST HOMECARE COMPANY in the Tri-Valley area! Reader’s, Clients, Families, and our Caregivers took it upon themselves to vote and bestow this honor on us.  Of course, to us, it is a testament to our constant focus on delivering the highest levels of care, service and support to those whom we serve and have the privilege to work with.

We’re honored to have won this award FOUR years in a row…
but this one is super special, and is dedicated to Erin!
This award was really special to her,
so its only fitting that we raise a glass up to her today!

~ She is sorely missed, but her legacy lives … Read More »



With Great Sadness…

Posted on June 7th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hired Hands’ Vice President, Erin Winter, who suddenly passed away of natural causes at her home on May 9, 2022.

Born in Milwaukee WI, Erin grew up in Virginia, North Carolina, St. Louis MO, & Los Angeles CA, before moving to Tiburon CA, where she graduated from Redwood High School in 1992.  She found quick success in the real estate industry before joining her mother Lynn and brother Mark in their thriving family business Hired Hands Inc.  It was here where she truly prospered, bringing light, commitment, and compassion to every day.

In 2013, Erin expanded Hired Hands operations by opening an office in Pleasanton and moving to Livermore to be with her long-time partner Tim.  It was here where she greatly enjoyed the ranch … Read More »



End-of-Life Care Tip: Participating in Tough Conversations

When providing end-of-life care, one of the best gifts you can offer is a listening ear.

Sharing what’s on our hearts with those we love is never more important than when someone is nearing the end of life. There are often unspoken sentiments and unresolved issues that, once verbalized, can bring peace and a deeper connection with our loved ones in their final days. 

As Dr. Jessica Zitter, physician in critical and palliative care medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA explains, “Those are opportunities for people to take stock and say, ‘I want to be more intentional about how I want to relate to people in my life.’ Death should really be seen as the last opportunity that you have to make amends and clean things up before you’re in the next world, wherever that may be.”

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Saluting Our Heroes – Happy Caregiver Appreciation Day!

Posted on February 18th, by Mark Winter in Caregiver Careers, Caregivers, Homecare, OUR Caregivers, Sonoma Elder Care. No Comments

Today, we whole heartedly honor and celebrate the outstanding Caregivers of HIRED HANDS HOMECARE, and all the Caregivers who give so much to keep our loved ones safe, healthy, and content. Every day, they make such an important impact in our communities, and the families we serve.

Happy CAREGIVER APPRECIATION DAY
from the Hired Hands Homecare family!



HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Hired Hands Homecare!

Posted on December 23rd, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments



Family Dynamics: How to Provide Care for a Loved One You Really Don’t Like

Family dynamics can make it challenging to provide care for a loved one with whom you have a difficult relationship.

When it comes to caring for a family member, family dynamics can play a big part in the caregiver’s outlook. For those who have been brought up by loving parents who provided for all their needs, providing the same standard of care may simply be second nature. But what if you’ve been scarred by childhood experiences, determined to keep your distance from difficult family members later in life, simply to end up going back to provide assistance for them in a period of need? 

AARP offers some helpful tips for family members who want to conquer old wounds in the interests of providing care:

Set emotional boundaries. It’s possible to give compassionate home care while staying emotionally detached. Just … Read More »



Hired Hands Homecare Honored to Win Readers’ Choice!

Posted on July 16th, by Mark Winter in Homecare, OUR Caregivers. No Comments

Wow, what an amazing honor!  For the THIRD time, the fine folks of Pleasanton, Livermore & the Tri-Valley have bestowed Hired Hands Homecare as the community’s BEST Home Healthcare in the Pleasanton Weekly!  As they so eloquently put it…  “Readers’ Choice winners yet again, Hired Hands Homecare provides senior care assistance to help locals maintain their independence as they age — and the clear communication and genuine care provided by Hired Hands obviously resonates with clients.”  We could not agree more!

This wonderful award goes to our entire team of phenomenal Caregivers!  It is their tireless dedication, compassion, and professionalism that truly set us apart, and allow us to WOW the seniors and families that we serve!  Our Caregivers truly Exceed Expectations, providing senior care Pleasanton families deserve!

Erin, Kristine, and the entire Hired Hands Homecare Team Pleasanton will wear this badge … Read More »



Honoring Kimberly!

We are ecstatic to announce and honor Ms. Kimberly McP as our June Caregiver of the Month!

Kimberly is such an amazing, caring, & kind person.  Her heart is full of love, and she brings a cheerful smile to every client she cares for.  The lucky folks that have had the opportunity to work with her are always made to feel special.

How special you ask?  Our client Nancy comments “we are absolutely blessed to have Kimberly as part of our lives.”  WOW!

We are beyond grateful to work together with Kimberly, and very much appreciate the person and professional that she is!  The Clients of Hired Hands Homecare – Team Napa could not be more lucky!



Lilia is such a Superstar!

Please join us in congratulating Lilia for being our Caregiver of the Month for May!

Lilia has been with Hired Hands Homecare for over 4 years and has really been there when we needed her!   She is soft spoken, calm and sweet with a wide variety of skills.  Her flexibility and the ability to go with the flow is often called upon, and she absolutely delivers!  Most importantly, our Clients and the families Lilia works with all give her high accolades, and glowing reviews of her ability to anticipate their particular needs.

Lilia – THANKS for being You, and doing all you do!
~ The HIRED HANDS HOMECARE family



Please Join Us…

Posted on May 28th, by Mark Winter in Homecare. No Comments

We join us this Memorial Day Weekend
to celebrate all the brave men and women
for the Courage, Bravery & Sacrifice they’ve made
to ensure our Freedom and Safety.

This weekend we join to Honor & Commemorate.

With sincere gratitude,
The Hired Hands Homecare Family.






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