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 »
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 »
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!
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
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.
It was such an honor to go out and deliver recognition to Apple as our most recent Employee of the Month! We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Apple for close to five years now, and she has developed into an amazing caregiver and has become Napa’s go to caregiver for so many reasons. Apple has a positive, friendly approachable attitude and has been so extremely helpful, flexible and willing to jump in wherever needed. Apple has worked hard to develop her skill set, and is now an active member on both our Hospice and Alzheimer’s’/Dementia Care Teams.
She recently stepped in when we needed her on a hospice client with little notice, and they absolutely loved her. When we ask her to switch her shift out and run on over to assist with a difficult case in Marin … Read More »
We are happy to share what should be two outstanding presentations important to both Seniors and our general community. Please see below for details.
First, starting at 5:30 this evening, a super group of panelists join to discuss Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities.
Secondly, our Congressman Mike Thompson holds another important Town Hall regarding the current state of COVID-19 in our community.
Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Many of these types of feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with dementia displays disinhibited behaviors, such as:
Rude or tactless comments
Inappropriate sexual advances or remarks
Removal of clothing at improper times
And other socially unacceptable actions
The complicated changes that occur to the brain in Alzheimer’s disease may cause a complete turnaround in an older adult’s personality and behaviors, such as a formerly genteel grandma suddenly swearing like a sailor. For an individual who is confused, uncomfortable, disoriented, or has simply forgotten social skills and graces, these behaviors are actually quite common, so it’s crucial to learn how to specifically manage them should they arise in someone you love.
Hired Hands Homecare’s Alzheimer’s care experts suggest trying the following tactics … Read More »
Our heartfelt THANKS go out to all the men and women who have given so much to protect our safety and freedom.
We gratefully salute you for your service and sacrifice.
The HIRED HANDS HOMECARE family