WELCOME Bay Area Caregivers!
Thank you for your interest in working with Hired Hands Homecare – we’re happy you’re here! Since 1994, we have lived by the motto that “Happy Caregivers Mean Everything!” Those simple words affect how we go about our daily business, and certainly are the reason why our clients receive the highest levels of care.
Why Should You Work For Hired Hands?
The Hired Hands Homecare team is a tight knit family of people with a common passion – helping others. We value our employees and strive to help them build fulfilling careers that they can be proud of. So, why should you become a Hired Hands caregiver?
- We treat our employees like gold. Our caregivers are critical to our operations, and every valued employee is treated with the highest level of respect. Our caregivers have gone to great extremes to help others, and go out of your way to make a difference in people’s lives. We wholeheartedly respect and honor that!
- We seek to make strong bonds with our employees, and strive to be their primary employer, providing them with steady hours, top wages, and great benefits. Maybe this is why we have caregivers whom we’ve worked with for 10, 15 & even TWENTY years and more! Join our team, and enjoy Paid Overtime and Holiday pay, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, 401k with company match, paid healthcare, flex schedules, weekly direct deposit, referral bonuses… not to mention the daily satisfaction of helping others live safe and healthy lives!
- We provide ongoing training to empower our caregivers to be the best! Yes… Learn More and EARN MORE! We practice ongoing staff education, management, appreciation and recognition to ensure our caregivers feel valued and satisfied with their work.
We are always accepting applications for compassionate, dedicated, trustworthy caregivers. If you are interested in applying for one of our California senior caregiver positions, click here to fill out our Online Application and tell us more about your skills, experience, and interests. Or call us at one of our 4 locations:
- Marin County: 415-884-4343
- Sonoma County: 707-575-4700
- Napa County: 707-265-6400
- Tri Valley: 925-621-7650
“I want to thank everyone at Hired Hands Homecare. It has been a pleasure to serve as a home care aide for this agency. I am especially grateful for the opportunity that was entrusted in me in proving care and assistance for our wonderful clients. Everyone’s guidance and support were considerable motivations for my professional development and growth. My time at Hired Hands has been exceptional and was nothing but positive and encouraging for future endeavors. It has been an honor to be part of such a wonderful team.”
~ Professional Caregiver Oliver A.
“I was besides myself with joy when I became apart of the Hired Hands Establishment; and each day grows more admiration! This is the best company I have ever worked for. I salute you for caring, knowing, listening, and just being! I am very happy being a part of this Great Company and I will give all I have as I meet with each client!”
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Greetings and Salutations!
First and foremost, we hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well! These are very difficult times, and it seems so odd... Read More »
Today, the world unites through the language of music to celebrate and give thanks through the ONE WORLD: Together at Home show. Tune in, it’s on all the networks... Read More »
THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all your Dedication, Compassion & Commitment to the Seniors and Families of our Communities!Read More »
What could be better than waking up well rested after a full night’s sleep, feeling energized and... Read More »
Which Diet for Seniors Is Better: Nutritional Supplements, or Natural Foods?
Determining the best diet for seniors can be challenging. With the many factors that impact... Read More »
Senior Malnutrition Is Surprisingly Common. Learn How to Detect and Prevent It Here.
Remember getting together for Sunday meals at Grandma’s house, when everyone gathered around the table for a home-cooked meal,... Read More »
A mother’s love for her children has no age limitations. And parents of all ages want more... Read More »
The Link Between Senior Nutrition and Dementia: Reduce the Risk with These Tips
Although there are a variety of age-related issues that can impact senior nutrition, research is now pointing to an... Read More »
Which Is More Effective: Senior Workouts or Medication? The Answer May Surprise You!
If you made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more this year, hopefully you’re continuing to stick with... Read More »
A Key Component of Senior Exercise: Laughter!
Have you ever found yourself in the awkward situation where you’re about to bubble over... Read More »
Dementia Exercise Suggestions for Each Stage of the Disease
The many advantages of staying physically active are clear, but what is not as well known... Read More »
The Latest Guidelines on Exercise for Arthritis Management
We all need to exercise and stay as physically active as possible, and older adults... Read More »
3 High-Tech Tools to Help Overcome Senior Vision Problems
Affecting an overwhelming number of Americans, vision loss is as unique and individualized as each... Read More »
Overcome These Common Obstacles to Family Caregivers and Seniors Using Technology
Today’s older adults are overrun with an explosion... Read More »
Seniors and Technology: The Perfect Match for These 5 Common Concerns
Whether you are looking to tune a guitar, study a new language, or just add cats’... Read More »
Teaching Seniors Technology: Make Sure It’s Part of Any High-Tech Gift!
More and more older adults are receiving high-tech gadgets as holiday gifts, for good reason:... Read More »
Avoid a Hospital Visit for the Seniors You Love This Holiday Season With These Tips
While we may envision a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the whole family enjoying quality time together and Grandma’s traditional feast, the reality for many families includes something... Read More »
The Power Foods to Reduce Stress During the Holidays – And How Home Care Can Help
As much joy as the holiday season brings, there’s also often an overwhelming level of stress, particularly for busy family caregivers who are already stretched thin. The additional... Read More »
Post-Holiday Loneliness Can Be Devastating. Find Help for Lonely Seniors Here.
The holiday season can be filled with a whirlwind of activity for the seniors we love, with family gatherings, holiday parties, faith-based events and services, determining the ideal... Read More »
5 Tips from the Marina, CA Home Care Specialists on Managing Diabetes During the Holidays
The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends, but let’s be honest: it’s often also a time for overindulgence in unhealthy food choices. With... Read More »
Sincere and Heartfelt Thanks!
New Guidelines and Recommendations for Diabetes Management
The latest guidelines from the Endocrine Society concerning diabetes management and the elderly are unexpected, to... Read More »
Tips for Seniors: Embracing Life in Spite of a Chronic Disease Diagnosis
Have you ever gotten out of bed and said, “It’s probably going to be... Read More »
THANK YOU so much Marcela!
Please join us honoring Marcela as Hired Hands Homecare – Team Santa Rosa’s Caregiver of the Month for October!
We have had the pleasure of working with Marcela since March... Read More »
Napa Senior Living: Setting Personal Medical Care Goals When Facing Chronic Conditions
When it comes to chronic diseases, the elderly are usually the experts, hands down, with as many... Read More »
Accepting a Chronic Disease Diagnosis Is Beneficial for Seniors and Their Family Members
In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”... Read More »
6 Tips to Try When Chemotherapy Affects Appetite
Eating healthy is especially crucial for those undergoing chemotherapy or another type of cancer treatment, but... Read More »
Wow… GREAT turnout at today’s Marin Senior Fair! Stop by booth 186 to say hello to Blake and Carrie!
Come on Queens and Aces… BLACKJACK!Read More »
The Marin Senior Fair presents a fun and... Read More »
Snake Venom Could Open New Treatments for Cancer
Besides helping to manage our mouse and rodent population, it may be hard to think of... Read More »
The Best Cancer Care: Being There
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is life-altering, and having a strong support system is... Read More »
The Unexpected Treatment for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors Worth Exploring
For many breast cancer survivors, the discomfort of recurring hot flashes – sometimes as... Read More »
What to Do When a Senior Is Unaware of Dementia Behaviors
“How could you think that I have dementia? There’s not a single thing wrong... Read More »
Tips for Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis
In some cases, the best lessons in life come about from going through them firsthand;... Read More »
Senior Living Experts Share Benefits of Dementia Care at Home
Although an incredible number of older adults are dealing... Read More »
Dealing with Dementia: The Two Top Treatment Options
The most recent Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition has become the 6th leading... Read More »
“I Don’t Need a Caregiver!”: Tips to Help an Elderly Parent Refusing Care
Although many older adults adapt quickly when a new caregiver comes into the home,... Read More »
The Top Reason Seniors May Reject the Idea of Caregiver Services: It May Surprise You!
As the top San Rafael home care providers for the surrounding area, we... Read More »
Senior Driving: When Should a Senior Should Give up the Car Keys?
It’s one of the most difficult decisions we face as we grow older,... Read More »
Home Care Expert Tips: When a Senior Resists Home Care Services
Getting used to the reality that a senior you love needs help at home can be challenging. Even... Read More »
Four Urinary Incontinence Myths and Truths Behind Each
Urinary incontinence can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing topic of conversation for those who are impacted by it.... Read More »
3 Incontinence Causes in Older Adults and How to Treat Them
Incontinence is a distressing and sensitive concern, especially for older adults. It can cause a wide... Read More »
The Hospice Conversation: Tips from Hired Hands Homecare
When someone you love has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it might seem as though... Read More »
The 6 Key Points About Hospice Care You Need to Know
When a family member enters into hospice care, it’s, understandably, a challenging and emotionally charged time for the... Read More »
Wow… BEST of Pleasanton, Livermore & the Tri-Valley!
Wow, what an amazing honor! For the SECOND time, the fine folks of Pleasanton, Livermore & the Tri-Valley have bestowed Hired Hands Homecare as the community’s BEST Home Healthcare... Read More »
Protect Your Loved Ones from These Senior Scams
Senior scams costs older Americans upwards of $2.6 billion per year, and can come in a
Ensure Senior Safety by Asking These Questions when Hiring a Caregiver
Let’s be honest; inviting an individual who is basically a stranger into a senior... Read More »
3 Types of Abuse You Need to Know to Keep Seniors Safe
Even though abusing an older adult is something that would never cross the mind of most... Read More »
Celebrating Sebastopol Seniors!
Join us as we celebrate the Seniors of Sebastopol, and the FIFTIETH Anniversary of the Sebastopol Senior Center!
Saturday, June 8; 5:30-10:00 p.m. A benefit dance and auction honoring... Read More »
Watch for These Top Signs of Elder Abuse
Providing the helping hand that empowers seniors to continue to be healthy, happy and independent is the intent of not only... Read More »
The Impacts of a Stroke on Brain and Functionality
A stroke is a difficult experience to encounter, and no two individuals... Read More »
Here’s an amazing and inspirational story about an incredible individual. May we all succeed in finding that enriching life balance and longevity!
https://napavalleyregister.com/community/star/lifestyles/nearing-th-birthday-st-helena-s-jack-welch-credits-longevity/article_63c9db67-17be-5816-9ffd-e12449af2956.htmlRead More »
Join us at the Annual Senior Fair located at the Corte Madera Community Center. This FREE event includes tons... Read More »
After Stroke Care Tips: 4 Ways to Make Staying at Home More Accessible
May is designated as Stroke Awareness Month. Were you aware that stroke is one of the leading... Read More »
How to Have a Safe Stroke Recovery
Surviving and going through recovery after a... Read More »
The 5 Stroke Warning Signs You Need to Know
Stroke, according to the National Stroke Association, is listed as the fifth top cause of death in the... Read More »
Learn to Recognize the Initial Symptoms of Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease affects one out of 100 people above the age of 60,... Read More »
Happy Spring… Happy Earth Day!
Happy Spring… and Happy Earth Day from Hired Hands Homecare!
A beautiful time to plant new life, give someone flowers, or enjoy the beautiful outdoors!
May we all... Read More »
Providing Elderly Care in Napa | Caring for a Parent With Parkinson’s
A large number of older adults with Parkinson’s disease receive the largest part of their care at home... Read More »
At Home Caregivers in Santa Rosa | The Link Between Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
The particular results of exercising throughout aging are fantastic; however, for people who have Parkinson’s disease, it... Read More »
Relationship Changes After Brain Injury Can Be Hard. These Tips Can Help.
Amidst the various life changes following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), personal relationships are impacted in a variety... Read More »
HIRED HANDS Wins Prestigious BEST of The North Bay!
Thank you to our community for nominating and voting HIRED HANDS Team Napa as the 2018 Best Home Healthcare Provider for Napa County. This is a huge complement to... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare Shares Top Tips for Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
Providing care for a loved one who has encountered a traumatic brain injury can be more manageable when armed with... Read More »
6 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep for Seniors
A restful night’s sleep isn’t easy for many seniors – and for those who provide care for... Read More »
Join us in Celebrating Latinos in the Workplace!
Join us on March 14, as we celebrate Latinos in the Workplace!
Over the past Twenty Five years, we have had the honor to work with literally hundreds of amazing... Read More »
What a beautiful morning in Napa, and the Bay Area! While we need the water, may the Heaven’s take a break, give us more blue sky, and let Spring... Read More »
The Most Common Senior Sleep Disorders and When to Seek Help
Getting consistent, sufficient sleep can be a challenge for many older adults, due to a number of... Read More »
Santa Rosa, CA Senior Care Tip: Can Reducing Saturated Fat Improve Heart Health?
Our senior care experts in Santa Rosa, CA understand that... Read More »
How a Healthy Heart Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer’s
Taking good care of your heart can help you avoid Alzheimer’s disease, according... Read More »
With Love, from the Hired Hands Homecare Family!
On this special occasion, we send out our love & affection to our absolutely amazing employees, and all the families we proudly serve! May... Read More »
Marin County, CA Home Care Agency Offers Tips for Taking Heart Disease Medications
If you have heart disease, you know it’s... Read More »
Join Us Today – Novato Health & Wellness Expo!
Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:00 – 7:00 pm Valley Memorial Park – Novato 650 Bugeia Lane (off Atherton Ave.) FREE EVENT!Read More »
Is Family Caregiving Impacting Your Business? Find the Help You Need Here!
The number of families providing care for a senior loved one is on the... Read More »
Family Caregivers, You’re Not Alone! Find Relief with Respite Care Services
In spite of spending plenty of time with a senior loved one, family caregivers can... Read More »
Discover the Benefits of Respite Care – A Win/Win for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Meeting the ongoing care needs of an elderly or disabled loved one... Read More »
Learn the Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Prevent It
Providing care for an older loved one, in spite of being incredibly... Read More »
Improve Life for Those with Dementia with Fun Activities for the Elderly
As our senior loved ones advance through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease (or any other form of dementia),... Read More »
We often hear about the importance of the arts in our children’s education, but what about when... Read More »
Try These Tips to Make Everyday Life Better with Fun Activities for Seniors
Millions of Americans find themselves in a role of providing senior care for an older loved one, and... Read More »
Join Us… Hired Hands Homecare – Marin’s Holiday Open House
Join us Today as we gather with our outstanding Caregivers, friends & family… and ring the bells of Holiday Cheer!
Hired Hands Homecare – Marin County 1744 Novato BLVD Ste 200 Novato,... Read More »
Enhancing Home Care Services with Enrichment Activities for Older Adults
Is your senior loved one participating in activities for older adults on a regular basis, or is she... Read More »
Struggling with Diabetes Burnout? Hired Hands Homecare Can Help!
Diabetics know that living with diabetes is an ongoing struggle, and constant... Read More »
A Heartfelt Thank You!
On this most important Holiday, we would like to extend an enormous heartfelt Thank You to all of our outstanding, dedicated and compassionate employees. Together, our... Read More »
Diabetics: Learn to Manage Your Diabetes Better with These Tips!
Checking glucose levels, monitoring blood pressure and monitoring food intake—these are just... Read More »
The Diabetes Symptoms You May Not Be Aware Of
Let’s get serious and take a hard look at the statistics: as many as 29 million Americans are... Read More »
Its About Quality of Life!… Halloween with Mr. B.
Mr. B has traditionally loved Halloween, and handing out treats to the neighborhood kids each year. Unfortunately, there were some concerns that he just might not be up for... Read More »
Safety vs. Independence for Senior Parents
It’s a disagreement that develops for a number of families: senior parents adamantly like to... Read More »
Join Hired Hands Homecare at our TWENTY-FIFTH Marin Senior Information Fair!
Greetings! Join us today, Oct. 24 from 9am – 3pm at the Marin Senior Information Fair. There’ll be tons of great information for and about Seniors. Get... Read More »
The Top 5 To-Dos When Caring for Parents
Now that your mom is no longer able to drive, and is starting to move around a bit more... Read More »
How to Determine the Best Care Solution for Your Aging Parents
One of the most selfless decisions adult children can make is determining the best care solution for... Read More »
Caring for Aging Parents? Don’t Let Sibling Rivalry Get in the Way!
As kids, we were taught to share our toys and also our parents’... Read More »
The Responses You Need for Challenging Alzheimer’s Behaviors
Alzheimer’s disease often presents complex issues for both the person diagnosed and his or her loved ones. As the... Read More »
When Stress Impacts Alzheimer’s Care
Some of the busiest people working today are providing Alzheimer’s care for a senior loved... Read More »
Your Top Alzheimer’s Questions Answered by the Professionals at Hired Hands Homecare
Facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease in a senior loved one raises a multitude of questions:... Read More »
Effective Dementia Communication Tips
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have a strong influence on language. The disease has an... Read More »
RESPECT MY PRIVACY!
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... Read More »
Provide Better Care for Someone with Lou Gehrig’s Disease with These Tips
As a degenerating neurological disease, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can lead to a variety... Read More »
Is It ALS? Learn the Symptoms and Stages to Watch for from Hired Hands Homecare.
Being given a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can bring up a lot of questions and concerns, for both... Read More »
Fact or Fiction? Hired Hands Homecare Busts Common Incontinence Myths.
Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing subject for those who are affected by it. The preconception regarding the disorder commonly ends up with individuals having either insufficient facts or... Read More »
3 Treatable Causes for Senior Urinary Incontinence
The Marin, CA home care team at Hired Hands Homecare understands that incontinence, or problems with bladder control, is an... Read More »
Did You Know About These Veterans’ Options for Paying for Care at Home?
Many times, families make the assumption that as long as their loved one... Read More »
How to Pay for In Home Care: Napa Senior Living Experts Have the Answer!
At some point, it’s likely your aging parents will require a little extra... Read More »
Santa Rosa Transitional Care After Heart Surgery: The 3 Top Care Concerns
After recovering from heart surgery, an intricate web of transitional care needs develops, from nutritional changes to... Read More »
Tips for Smooth Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home
What a relief it is when the medical personnel informs you that your... Read More »
Napa Senior Living: Senior Safety Gets a Boost with These Simple Exercises
The CDC reports that as many as one-third of all seniors fall each... Read More »
Prevent Senior Falls with These Tips From Hired Hands Homecare
Falling is never fun, but for an older adult, a fall can result in devastating effects, like a... Read More »
Petaluma Home Care Tips: Better Balance = Better Senior Health
mproving balance is one of the best ways to improve senior health, particularly when it comes to preventing falls.... Read More »
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15
Wikipedia defines Elder abuse (also called “elder mistreatment“, “senior abuse“, “abuse in later life“, “abuse of older adults“) as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring... Read More »
Fall Prevention: Keep Seniors Safe with Help from Our Tri Valley Home Care Experts
You may have at one time been by a senior loved one’s side at... Read More »
A GREAT Day for a Little Caregiver Appreciation!
Join us at our Novato office today for a mid-week Caregiver Appreciation Brunch!’
Caregivers and Clients alike are dropping by today to enjoy some tasty nibbles and see our new... Read More »
Let’s Talk… Home from the Hospital!
Today, we’re proud to be presenting to hospital Discharge Planners and Case Managers at the 15th Annual Case Management Conference in Napa. Kirsten, Phyllis and Erick are discussing our... Read More »
Fun with Seniors in Corte Madera!
Kirsten and Blake had a great time today at the Annual Senior Fair hosted by Corte Madera Parks & Rec. A fun day seeing friends, industry partners &... Read More »
Improve Senior Transitions from Hospital to Home with North Bay Home Care!
Recovering from surgery can take some time, particularly for seniors. Not only are aging bodies slower to mend, but combined with diminished mobility and numerous directions for medications, physical... Read More »
The Hired Hands Homecare Team has the amazing opportunity to help so many individuals and families on a daily basis. That alone is an honor that we don’t take... Read More »
The Top Home Care Company in Santa Rosa, CA Can Reduce Your Risk for Hospital Readmissions
Presently, lowering readmissions for high-risk patients is an essential process for hospitals. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” records that successful initiatives from... Read More »
How Marin, CA Home Care Services Improve Quality of Life for Those with Arthritis
Have you ever had to deal with discomfort or tightness in your joints shortly after periods of inactivity or excessive use? You may be suffering from osteoarthritis (OA), the... Read More »
Top 5 Osteoarthritis Management Strategies
Osteoarthritis impacts as many as 27 million Americans, making it the most widespread kind of arthritis. It is a main reason behind work disability and reduced quality of life.... Read More »
Best Ways to Provide Older Relatives a Sense of Purpose and Senior Independence
“Here, I can help you with that.”
“Don’t overdo it now!”
“Why don’t you sit here and rest? I’ll handle that.”
How often have we made comments such... Read More »
How to Create a Sense of Purpose for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
Search online for “activities for seniors” and you’re likely to find numerous crafts, games, memory stimulation puzzles, and of course, the requisite bingo. However, what you won’t discover—unless... Read More »
What You Don’t Know About In Home Care Services
In our last blog post, we outlined the advantages of utilizing a professional home care agency to provide the highest quality and safest level of California home care.... Read More »
Quality Matters – Who to Choose for Enhanced Senior Living Santa Rosa CA
When an older adult needs in home care services, there are a number of available options, and deciding where to turn can be intimidating. For instance, should you... Read More »
7 Steps to Help Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease
It’s a fact…diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Startlingly, upwards of 40 percent of individuals with diabetes will also ultimately develop chronic kidney disease.
How are... Read More »
How to Ease the Pain of Chronic Kidney Disease with In Home Care Services
For seniors who wish to remain in the comfort of home throughout aging – and, who wouldn’t? – in-home care services provide a lifeline, offering assistance with daily... Read More »
Hold the Salt – Key Foods to Avoid with Kidney Disease
You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and for individuals with kidney disease, it’s even more essential that a proper nutritional plan be adhered to in... Read More »
Out and about with Hired Hands Homecare in Sonoma Co.
Its a busy Thursday, with Hired Hands Homecare supporting two great events today!
Phyllis and Estafania proudly join the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce in the supporting the... Read More »
6 Ways to Help Reduce Kidney Pain in Older Adults
Itching. Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Sleep problems. These are just a handful of the numerous seemingly innocuous warning signs that may possibly suggest kidney disease. And with around... Read More »
Tips to Encourage Senior Independence
In a recent blog post, we shared the importance of squelching the impulse to take over and do everything for your senior loved one, and as much as... Read More »
You Don’t Have to Be a Tech-Savvy Senior to Benefit from Technology
When our parents were younger, telephones were wired to walls, mail was delivered by postmen, and if grown children lived at a distance from their parents, checking in... Read More »
Helping Your Aging Parents Keep a “Can Do” Spirit Means Not Doing It All
As you go through the varied periods of your life, your levels of independence can take on different meanings. They can be larger stages, such as leaving your... Read More »
Join our Amazing Rewarding Industry!
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to partner with the Tamalpais Adult School to offer the next FREE 10 session Home Care Aide course.
Learn the basics of working as a... Read More »
At Home Caregivers Give Seniors What They Want
There truly is no place like home, and the majority of adults age 65 and over, 90% per a study from AARP, desire to age in place in... Read More »
Happy Birthday Hired Hands Homecare!
From our humble beginnings in Mill Valley, to our current four offices, working with hundreds of amazing people every week,
Over the last 24... Read More »
2 Acronyms You Should Know When Considering Hiring At Home Caregivers
Hand it to the health care industry to come up with yet another couple of acronyms to add to their extensive list – ADLs and IADLs. These are... Read More »
Do My Parents Need In Home Care Services? Let Their Daily Activities Decide.
It’s often human nature to deny that we need assistance, although the truth is that often we really do. This is especially true for older adults, who may... Read More »
There’s No Cookie Cutter Approach to California Senior Care
The most wonderful thing about human beings is that every one of them is altogether unique, and that doesn’t change simply because of age. As we get older,... Read More »
Exploring Tri Valley Home Care Services Instead of a Nursing Home
“I never want to live in a nursing home.”
If you’re the child of an elderly parent, you’ve probably listened to your loved one speak those words or... Read More »
Tri Valley Home Care Team Shares Top Holiday Outing Tips for Seniors
The holidays are the perfect time to spend together with family—from the tiniest baby to the family’s matriarch, and each person in between! And this holiday season, whether you’re... Read More »
A Simple Holiday Cheer!
In 1994, Hired Hands Homecare was humbly small, not yet a year old. In celebrating the Holidays, we welcomed our Employees and Client to join... Read More »
Seasonal Depression in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Help
The change from long summer days to shorter, colder ones can sometimes affect how we feel. And while it’s true that many of us find the holiday season to... Read More »
We Hope You Can Join Us!
Greetings and Salutations!
Its a Beautiful Day for a colorful sweater and great company!
We Hope you can join us today for our Holiday Open... Read More »
Keeping Seniors Safe: These Warning Signs Can Indicate That Help Is Needed
It’s holiday time once again, which means it is also the perfect time for a “holiday reality check.” If you haven’t seen your elderly loved ones in a while,... Read More »
Hired Hands’ Recommended Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors
The holiday season presents a unique chance for you to visit with a senior loved one and spend some good quality time together – something that can be difficult... Read More »
Senior Medical Appointments and Procedures Made Easier with These Tips
The statistics are alarming: a recent study conducted by the Annals of Family Medicine uncovered that a typical primary care physician has a “panel” of more than 2,000 patients... Read More »
Many Heartfelt Thanks from Hired Hands Homecare
Dear Valued and Trusted Members of the Hired Hands Team:
During this Thanksgiving Holiday, we are thinking of all of you who are so dedicated and... Read More »
How to Get the Most out of Senior Doctor Visits
We’ve all opened the door to the doctor’s office and had our hearts sink at the sea of patients waiting to be seen, wondering just how long we’ll have... Read More »
Live Healthier and Control COPD Symptoms with These Tips
As outlined by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, approximately 12 million adults are currently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and it’s expected that another 12... Read More »
California Senior Care Tips for Older Adults with COPD
If you’re providing care for a loved one who struggles with COPD, you certainly are aware that outdoor air pollutants can exacerbate symptoms. However, did you realize that bad... Read More »
Improve Hearing with These Supportive Devices
Due to technological advancements, today’s hearing aids do an excellent job of helping people meet many of their communication needs. However, sometimes there are situations where additional technologies may... Read More »
Our Twenty-Fourth Marin Senior Information Fair!
On Wednesday, Hired Hands Homecare joined many families, friends, Caregivers, Clients and industry partners at the Marin Senior Information Fair. Yes… it was our TWENTY-FOURTH Marin Senior Fair! It... Read More »
A Hearing Disability May Not Be the Whole Problem: Here’s Another Contributing Factor
Are you finding more and more frequently that you’re receiving blank stares or questions such as, “What?” and, “Can you please repeat that?” from a senior loved one with... Read More »
Greetings Friends and Families,
The past two weeks will be remembered as a time of profound tragedy for our Community. We’re extremely thankful to CalFire and ALL the first responders... Read More »
The Connection Between Aging and Hearing Impairment – and How to Help
“Would you say that once more, dear?”
“I am sorry – what was that?”
If this sounds like a common reply in your conversations with a beloved older adult, you... Read More »
Hello from Hired Hands Homecare,
In the early hours of Monday morning, our lives were turned upside down. The disaster moved very quickly, growing at enormous rates, leaving next to... Read More »
Experiencing Hearing Loss? Try These Communication Tips.
Background noises, fast talkers and those who mumble — these factors and others make it very difficult for those with hearing problems to participate in group discussions, and may... Read More »
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our entire community during this tragedy. Safety is priority one right now. We are currently handling most all our operations from our... Read More »
Join Us! Supporting Seniors in Dublin
Join us this Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the 35th Annual Dublin Senior Info Fair!
The City of Dublin, in cooperation with senior service professionals, is hosting a... Read More »
3 Crucial Steps to Ensure Medication Adherence in Seniors
Are your elderly loved ones currently taking prescribed medications? Are you certain they’re taking them exactly as prescribed? Research shows that the typical senior is taking a multitude of... Read More »
A Big Happy Birthday!
Jake and Jeanine delivering some important treats!
A hearty Happy Birthday goes out to Gayle today! Wow… the BIG 101!
Gayle, it has been an honor assisting... Read More »
7 Ways In-Home Care Can Promote Senior Medication Compliance
While many of us may think we’re following the rules with regard to taking our prescriptions, medication adherence mistakes actually occur quite frequently, and the effects can be devastating... Read More »
Medication Management Strategies You Can Implement Today to Keep Seniors Safe
All of us recognize that medications can save lives, but most of us have heard frightening stories about patients who have received incorrect medication – either as a consequence... Read More »
Stand Up and Protect Yourself
We hope this email notice finds you safe and well. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have certainly consumed the press lately, and our thoughts and prayers continue to go... Read More »
Senior Medication Management Made Easy!
There are an astounding 10,000+ prescription drugs available in America, and nearly a third of adults take at least five of these drugs per day. If you happen to... Read More »
Beat the Heat! Important Considerations for Seniors and Caregivers
We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with... Read More »
Of the many changes that occur in aging, increased bruising is one that can be frightening for family members to notice in their senior loved ones. While it’s important... Read More »
Diabetes Skin Care: Watch for These Warning Signs
For those with diabetes, each day is filled with a variety of tasks to ensure the disease remains under control: Checking blood sugar levels. Balancing meals. Managing medications. And... Read More »
Relieving the Pressure of Bed Sores
Impacting as many as one out of every ten older adults, and even more prevalent in those who smoke, suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, or whose skin... Read More »
As we grow older, our skin becomes drier and more fragile. According to Medscape, as many as 75% of older adults live with dry, flaky skin, which is not... Read More »
Alzheimer’s Disease Tips: When There’s an Alternate Reality
Alzheimer’s disease alters someone’s mind so that memories surrounding more recent incidents are forgotten or... Read More »
Dementia Home Care Strategies: How to Respond to Hallucinations and Illusions
For family members providing dementia home care for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia, a number of complex effects have to be very carefully handled,... Read More »
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Tip: Dealing with Home Confusion
Like the saying goes, there’s no place like home; but what do you do when a senior loved one firmly insists on going home – when he/she already IS... Read More »
How to Adapt Care Strategies Throughout the Levels of Alzheimer’s
Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease can seem like attempting to solve a constantly changing puzzle. Once you determine the solution to one segment, you discover that the... Read More »
Need Help Transferring a Senior from a Bed to a Wheelchair? Prevent Back Injury with These Tips.
The odds are certainly not in our favor: more than half of all caregivers are incurring injuries as a result of lifting or transferring an older adult. With so... Read More »
If you’re providing care for an elderly loved one at home, it’s more than likely that you’ll find yourself in situations where you need to lift, move or transfer... Read More »
Did You Know About These Payment Options for Adaptive Devices?
Could your senior loved one benefit from more stability in the shower or tub? Does he or she require a walker or rollator to move around? Then it’s very... Read More »
Looking for the Best Home Care Adaptive Equipment? Hired Hands Homecare Can Help.
Throughout aging, assistive home care tools can make daily life around the home simpler and safer. There are a plethora of adaptive equipment options for home care on the... Read More »
Uncover the Myths and Truths Surrounding Seniors and Exercise
The positive factors of remaining physically active are extensive and apply to everyone, young and old alike. Very often when we hear professionals make suggestions for people to become... Read More »
6 Ways the Great Outdoors Can Impact Senior Health
During our lives, we mark time by the change of seasons, and with each new season comes a bevy of outdoor experiences that spark our senses. In the spring,... Read More »
We are so honored to be blessed with so many wonderful MOTHERS and GRANDMOTHERS
in our Hired... Read More »
The Tremendous Effects of Senior Socialization
It’s intuitive to most of us that socializing with others improves wellbeing by keeping one connected to other people’s experiences, beliefs, struggles, humor, viewpoints, and a number of other... Read More »
Diana Miller, Finance Director
HH: What initially interested... Read More »
What Would We Do Without Espy?
“Espy” has been a caregiver for over 25 years! She became a caregiver after retiring from her career as a school principal in the Philippines. Espy loves working with... Read More »
Cat Brings the Laughter… and Wisdom!
Cat has been working for Hired Hands for 8 years. Being a veteran caregiver, she frequently takes on some of our higher acuity and more challenging clients. “I love... Read More »
Lacey Makes a Difference!
Lacey has been a caregiver for 2½ years. Prior to working with seniors, she was a Nanny, working with small children. She earned her CNA and is currently working... Read More »
Many Thanks to Estefania!
Estefania began working with Hired Hands in April of 2014 after earning her CNA certificate at Santa Rosa Junior Collage. She has worked with a number of... Read More »
Celebrating Diversity and our Neighbors in Mexico
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Today is a day of festivity, of celebration, of color and of magic. Hired Hands Homecare is truly honored to work so closely with many, many... Read More »
Music and Seniors: These Benefits Will Have You Kicking Up Your Heels!
These days, music is more available than ever before. For those who carry smartphones or tablets with them everywhere they go, hundreds of thousands – if not tens of... Read More »
If Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease, Be Sure You Know the Heimlich Maneuver
If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you’ve likely become familiar with the most common symptoms: Tremors. Unsteady gait and balance. Slower movements. But you... Read More »
Noticing Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease? These Resources Can Help!
If your senior loved one has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to turn next. And, you’re likely to have a... Read More »
How to Ensure a Senior’s Home is Safe for Parkinson’s Care at Home
Since those with Parkinson’s disease are at a heightened risk for balance and vision concerns, they’re also at an increased risk of falling. The in-home care specialists at Hired... Read More »
Parkinson’s Disease Facts: The 5 Stages and How to Best Provide Care
More commonly diagnosed in men than in women, and more prevalent than MS, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease affects an astounding of 7 – 10... Read More »
Struggling with Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue? Hired Hands Homecare Has Helpful Tips.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as many as 80% of those diagnosed with MS struggle with multiple sclerosis fatigue. And on warmer days, MS-related fatigue can be... Read More »
MS Care Should Be Whole-Person Care. Here’s How Hired Hands Homecare Can Help.
For many individuals, living with multiple sclerosis is more comfortable with some degree of assistance for daily activities of living. Several hours a day of practical, hands-on assistance from... Read More »
Celebrating Latinos in the Workplace!
Latinos in the Workplace Conference Date: March 10, 2016 Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 amLocation: Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa 2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA
Join us today as we celebrate Latinos in the Workplace. We... Read More »
Living with Multiple Sclerosis? Here’s How to Enhance Comfort at Home.
Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone with a chronic illness, such as multiple sclerosis, comfort is crucial, as... Read More »
The MS Facts You Need to Know
Although there is not yet a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are living with it – approximately 400,000 people to... Read More »
Is Exercise for Seniors Safe, or Could It Be Dangerous?
It’s no problem at all for us to get plenty of exercise while we’re young; physical activity is just a natural part of our hectic, daily lives. As we... Read More »
Safely Exercise at Home with the Help of Senior Home Care
A body at rest remains at rest. If exercise hasn’t been a regular part of someone’s everyday routine, there are years of ingrained behavior that need to be overcome... Read More »
How to Overcome Roadblocks to Exercise and Improve Senior Fitness
Getting into a routine exercise regimen is challenging at any age. Working out is tiring. We don’t want to invest the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s exercising. We’ve... Read More »
From Frail to Fit: Best Exercises for Seniors
The benefits of exercise don’t diminish as we age, and it’s incredibly important for older adults to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. Even those who are bedridden... Read More »
Overcoming Bathing Care Battles with a SMILE
Take a moment to close your eyes and picture yourself like this: You’ve spent most of your life taking care of and assisting others – as a mother or... Read More »
Elderly Personal Care Includes Skin Care: Tips to Enhance the Health of Aging Skin
It’s not an aspect of elderly personal care that’s as commonly discussed as other tasks, but is crucial to keeping seniors healthy nonetheless. Aging skin care issues can cause... Read More »
Keeping Bathroom Safety a Priority in Honor of National Bath Safety Month
How could something that’s so comforting and soothing, like a nice, warm bath, be one of the biggest dangers to older adults? The truth is, combining smooth surfaces, slippery... Read More »
How to Turn Bathtime Personal Care Battles into Bliss
What feels finer than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a long, busy day? While most of us relish the luxurious comfort that bathtime brings,... Read More »
When Care Roles Are Reversed: What You Need to Know to Provide a Parent Care
Mom and Dad have always been there, from your first breath to your first step to your first date, and have remained your biggest cheerleaders well into adulthood. But... Read More »
What it’s All About…
The Holidays can be an especially difficult time for families. It is also a time that our Team can band together, and do some of our most important work.... Read More »
How to Brighten the Holidays for Seniors
While the holiday season is usually thought of as a joyous time, full of visiting loved ones and buying gifts, it’s important to remember that holidays for seniors can... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Top Holiday Outing Tips with Elderly Loved Ones
The holidays are full of festivities, parties, gatherings, and celebrations. But, for an elderly loved one, holiday outings require a little advance planning. Follow these pointers from Hired Hands... Read More »
Family Caregivers: Need a Resolution You’ll Actually Want to Keep? Try These!
New Year’s resolutions: we love to make them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been energized to eat better, lose those stubborn five pounds, quit a bad... Read More »
Which Home Care Agency Is Right for You? Best Questions to Ask
In our previous blog post, we shared with you just a few of the many benefits of senior home care. In addition to those more tangible positives, being at... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare: 10 Winning Arguments for Care at Home
It’s a well-known fact: the vast majority of seniors dream of aging in place over an eventual move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Who wouldn’t want... Read More »
Know the Difference Between Asthma & COPD? Our Marin, CA Home Care Agency Can Help.
Chronic coughing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Think it might be an asthma attack? Before reaching for the inhaler or those over-the-counter cough drops, however, it might be time to... Read More »
Top Tri-Valley Home Care Agency Shares Insight on Diagnosing and Treating COPD
Sometimes, being diagnosed after struggling with debilitating symptoms can be a relief. Now, the condition has a name, and there’s a plan to treat it! This is certainly true... Read More »
Vineyard Commons Health Fair
Cindy and Jake of Hired Hands Sonoma office recently attended Vineyard Commons Health Fair. Hired Hands Homecare had a table with health information and a 30 minute presentation on Super... Read More »
Thank You Zufan!
Sonoma’s September Employee of the Month
Our latest Employee of the Month is Zufan Almedom! Zufan began working for Hired Hands Homecare in December of 2015. Zufan brings to the... Read More »
Marin Senior Information Fair 2016
Looking Great and Having Fun! A great pic of Kirsten and Chris (AKA the King and Queen of Hearts!) representing at today’s Marin Senior Information Fair.
This year’s theme was... Read More »
Family Caregivers in California. The Court Finds You Guilty…
…but not of the crimes you think you committed.
You think you’re guilty of not spending enough time with your loved ones. That you’re guilty of failing them because you... Read More »
Napa’s September Employee of the Month!
Here is Linda!
Linda Gasaway has been chosen as the Employee of the month for September.
She has been with Hired Hands Homecare a little over 3 years. Linda has been... Read More »
Help for Caregivers Struggling with Guilt
Most of us are juggling a number of balls at any given time, and for caregivers, it often feels like they’re juggling knives and flaming swords on top of... Read More »
Sonoma Client Gayle Celebrates Her 100th
Gayle has been with Hired Hands since July 2012 and her favorite caregiver right now is Mary Martel. Gayle never had children or held an occupation. She and her... Read More »
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Determining if Home Care Is an Option.
We face a number of critical crossroads in life, in which our decisions will have a long-reaching impact. Our career. Whether (and whom) to marry. Whether to have children.... Read More »
Home Care vs. Assisted Living: Which Option is Right for Your Senior Loved One?
Home is where the heart is, and so many seniors’ hearts are set on remaining at home throughout aging, instead of making a move to an assisted living facility... Read More »
Tips for Family Caregivers to Overcome Dementia-Related Personal Care Battles
Assisting a senior you love with personal care needs – tasks like taking a bath, getting dressed, and helping with toilet needs – can be uncomfortable for both the... Read More »
Hired Hands’ California Dementia Care Separates Fact from Fiction
Have you tried Googling “Alzheimer’s disease” and attempted to sift through the millions of results that instantly pop up? As wonderful as the age of the Internet is, it... Read More »
The Hidden Dangers of Providing Alzheimer’s Care and the Importance of Dementia Support
Picture how it would feel to wake up in an unfamiliar place, unable to remember how you got there or even what your name is. Complete confusion swiftly turns... Read More »
GINA is Santa Rosa’s Employee of the Month
Gina is July’s Caregiver of the Month for Hired Hands Homecare – Santa Rosa! Gina began working for Hired Hands Homecare in May of 2015. She has been reliable, hard... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare: Determining When Seniors with Dementia Should Give Up the Keys
Being able to get out of the house and go where we want on a whim is a freedom many of us have long enjoyed and may even take... Read More »
Pleasanton’s Employee of the Month
Darlene MacDonald- Darlene has worked for Hired Hands Homecare for over 3 years. Darlene is a very hard worker. She goes above and beyond to get things done.
When Darlene... Read More »
Caught In ACTION!
Caught in ACTION!
I popped into Vintage Sonoma unannounced to do a visit with Julie Slaton’s client. Upon arrival they were in the lobby enjoying popcorn and having a great... Read More »
Santa Rosa’s Points for Prizes Winner
Every Month, we Congratulate a STELLAR Caregiver for how well they go about their job. This Month’s winner is……
Lisea!! Congratulations Lisea, you’re going home with our “Summer in the... Read More »
Do Seniors REALLY Need Vaccinations? Our Home Care Company Has the Answer!
The excuses are too numerous to count, but they all boil down to this: “What’s the point of getting immunizations now that I’m in the later years of life?”... Read More »
Santa Rosa’s Caregiver of the Month
Addy is the Employee of the Month for the Santa Rosa Office! With her calm demeanor and a smile that lights up the room, Addy has a way of... Read More »
How Pneumonia Vaccinations, Along with North Bay Home Care, Can Save Lives
Pneumonia: it’s one word we never want to hear in relation to our senior loved ones, but unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to this extremely serious lung infection, for... Read More »
Employee of the Month for Pleasanton!!
Melonie Timms has been chosen for the Employee of the Month for Pleasanton for June 2016. Melonie has so much compassion for her clients. Melonie interacts so well with... Read More »
Linda Shaver – Napa’s April Employee of the Month
Linda Shaver was chosen for employee of the month of April. Linda is a perfect example of dedicated caregiver. She takes care of a client that be challenging at... Read More »
Jessica is Napa’s Caregiver of the Month
Jessica Martinez has been chosen for employee of the month for June because she an awesome caregiver. Jessica has been with Hired hands since August 2015. Jessica is... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare Shares Important Shingles Details Seniors Need to Know
When it comes to odd disease names, the shingles virus tops the list. The name of the disease might cause you to picture someone with rows and rows of... Read More »
Santa Rosa’s Director at the Alzheimer’s Conference
Phyllis manning the booth at The Alzheimer’s Conference
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California Senior Care: Back to School Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids!
As summer winds down, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, checking last year’s clothing to see what still fits, scheduling appointments for physical and dental exams, and more... Read More »
5 Ideas from Hired Hands Homecare Santa Rosa to Improve Socialization in Seniors
Technology is amazing, and it’s not just for the younger generation to enjoy! Homebound seniors, in particular, can benefit from the social connections available through technology to allow them... Read More »
Independent Home Care Enhances Socialization, Improves Cognitive Functioning in Seniors
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... Read More »
Renette Got Caught!
Santa Rosa caught a caregiver in action! Renette has been a long time valued team member with Hired Hands. She is one of the most dedicated, compassionate, and hardworking... Read More »
Social Media and California Senior Care: A Perfect Match to Keep Seniors Socializing
The world is certainly smaller now than ever before since the advent of the Internet, and it’s now so easy to stay connected with friends and family at a... Read More »
Napa’s Employee of the Month
Diana Perales was chosen for employee of the month, for her dedication to her clients. Diana goes above, and beyond for her clients and their families. She also works... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Tips for Keeping Seniors from the Dangers of Isolation
Everyone needs a little time to get away from it all, to be alone with our thoughts or to settle in with a good book. But when that alone... Read More »
Santa Rosa Home Care Company Offers 5 Practical Ways to Help a Loved One with Cancer
Perhaps there’s nothing harder than walking beside a loved one battling cancer. One of the biggest challenges can be the troubling side effects experienced from treatments like chemotherapy, and... Read More »
We Caught Phyllis!!
This is Phyllis Mesquita. She was caught looking great in her Hired Hands scrub top and name badge while on a home visit! Our Hired Hands caregivers... Read More »
Chemotherapy Basics, and How Hired Hands Homecare’s California Caregivers Can Help
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... Read More »
True Teamwork is Magic in Homecare
On Jun 16, 2016, at 10:15 AM,... Read More »
Another Adored Caregiver
Heidy Monasterio has been chosen for May’s employee of the month because she is an amazing caregiver. Heidy works full time with a client and they absolutely adore each other.... Read More »
How In Home Care Services Can Help Cancer Patients Meet Nutritional Needs
We all benefit from a healthy diet, but it’s especially important for those diagnosed with cancer. Good nutrition helps cancer patients regain strength, enabling them to endure chemotherapy treatments,... Read More »
Tips from Hired Hands Homecare to Ease Cancer Caregiving
When someone you love has cancer, it’s natural to want to drop everything and help that person, but taking on the role of a caregiver is not without challenges.... Read More »
Cynthia Is Santa Rosa’s Caregiver of the Month!
Hired Hands Homecare’s Santa Rosa office is PROUD to announce Cynthia A. as our most recent Caregiver of the Month!
Cynthia has worked for Hired Hands since November 2015 and... Read More »
You plan for a career. You plan to buy a house. You plan for a family. Life, however, often has other plans and can throw some unexpected curveballs. Caring... Read More »
Even when you love your job, the workplace can be stressful. Now consider how stressful it can be for those who have a second fulltime job caring for an... Read More »
Living far away from senior loved ones in Napa can make home care needs easier to overlook. In fact, many adult children of aging parents don’t realize that Mom... Read More »
Do you have aging parents in need of care? Are you also trying to juggle caring for children and family at home? Then you are part of the sandwich... Read More »
Celebrating Caregivers throughout Marin, Napa, Sonoma & the Tri-Valley Area
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Today is a day of festivity, of celebration, of color and of magic. Hired Hands Homecare is truly honored to work so closely with many, many... Read More »
Join the Best Caregiving Team in our Community!
Hired Hands Homecare is hiring for Full Time, Part Time, Overnight, and Weekend positions... Read More »
Join the Best Caregiver Team in Santa Rosa
Are you an Outstanding Caregiver, interested in joining the BEST Homecare Team in Sonoma County?
Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated agency that has been providing the... Read More »
Take a Step Toward Better Diabetic Foot Care
Taking a leisurely afternoon stroll in the park, the feel of your toes in the sand at the beach, dancing to your favorite song. The one thing these happy... Read More »
Amazing Pleasanton Caregiver Brings and Leaves Big Smiles!
Hired Hands Homecare’s Pleasanton office is proud to announce Alicia Chavez as the Caregiver of the Month for March of 2016!
Alicia is so great! She has been working steadily, five... Read More »
In-Home Care Proves Invaluable For California Seniors with Diabetes
As we’ve noted in previous blogs, diabetes is a serious disease that requires constant management, but when that management is successful, senior diabetics can live long, healthy lives. When... Read More »
Open Your Eyes to These 3 Diabetes-Related Vision Impairments
Our eyes are our windows to the world, but we often don’t see just how vital our vision is until it becomes compromised. Diabetes can affect almost all parts... Read More »
Molly personifies what makes Hired Hands Homecare different!
Senior care is an extremely rewarding but challenging field to be in. We’re dealing with all sorts of people on a daily basis. Our outstanding Management Team communicates... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare Dispels Common Diabetes Myths
“No cake for you!” “You shouldn’t eat that bread either.” As the number of cases of diabetes in America continues to rise, so, sadly do the myths that surround... Read More »
Use Colors to Enhance Vision
Do you know someone dealing with vision loss? Being a caregiver to someone losing his or her vision can leave you feelings helpless, but it doesn’t have to. Many... Read More »
Technology Help for Vision Loss
People often think ‘vision loss’ is synonymous with ‘loss of independence’. When vision starts to decline, simple activities like driving and grocery shopping feel further out of reach. It’s... Read More »
Caregivers: Recognize the Signs of Increasing Vision Loss
Vision loss can be a scary experience. Suddenly, the world gets smaller, and you can’t do the simple things you once could. While many eye problems are treatable and... Read More »
Join Hired Hands Homecare at the Latinos in the Workplace Conference
Join Hired Hands Homecare today, March 10 at the TENTH Annual Latinos in the Workplace Conference.
This great educational forum helps empower Latinos to become tomorrow’s workforce leaders, while helping... Read More »
Small Adjustments Create Big Change
Our vision allows us to move through life with an ease we sometimes take for granted. It allows us to see the wonders of the world, the smiles on... Read More »
Amazing Santa Rosa Senior Care Story
Jim had his second stroke at the age of 61. It was devastating, but Jim was strong, was surrounded by family, and had a great sense of humor. Jim... Read More »
7 Tips to Take an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading at Home
If you have been diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes or simply high blood pressure, chances are your doctor has advised you to take weekly or daily blood pressure... Read More »
Always Be Conscious of Your Heart’s Health
Nearly half of all Americans have one of the three key risk factors of heart disease: high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking. Too many people make poor... Read More »
“If She Were A Swan…” – Celebrate Women’s Heart Health Month with the Hired Hands Homecare Challenge
We all know the story about the ugly duckling who turned out to be a beautiful swan. The obvious moral of that story is that some things, upon first... Read More »
To Care for the Heart, Caregivers Need to Care for the Whole
When a loved-one experiences a heart attack or stroke, it seems logical to focus on a laundry list of steps that can be taken to ensure that the damaged... Read More »
5 Tips to Facilitate a Home Care Discussion with Seniors
Once you’ve determined that hiring an agency to provide in home care for seniors is the best option to keep your senior loved one safe, healthy and socially engaged,... Read More »
Critical Differences Between These Two Types of Home Care in California
As we shared in our last blog post, there are a variety of care options available to seniors and their families who are looking to avoid a costly and... Read More »
Learning to Deal With Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Pleasanton, Livermore & Dublin
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to present Cathy Wadleigh. Ms. Wadleigh is an LVN, PAC Certified Trainer, and group facilitator specializing in grief recovery and family transition.
Informative sessions focusing... Read More »
A Nursing Home May NOT Be Best for Your Senior Loved One. Check Out These Alternatives!
Most seniors wholeheartedly agree: there’s no place like home as they age, and the thought of a potential need to move into a nursing home is a frightening one.... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Gift to You: Our FREE Checklist of Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies
At Hired Hands Homecare, we understand that beginning the process of seeking home care in California for your senior loved one can be a daunting process. We’ve compiled the... Read More »
Make This Holiday Season for Seniors Brighter: A Rainbow of Possibilities for Your Senior Loved Ones
Everywhere you look this time of year, you’ll see portrayals of the joys of the holiday season. But for many, the holiday season for seniors can bring about a... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Top Holiday Tips for Seniors
As we discussed in our last blog, bringing the whole family together for an activity, such as creating a memory book, can provide a wonderful opportunity to connect seniors... Read More »
You’re Got to Try This! Our Favorite Holiday Activity for Seniors and Their Families
If your family is like many others, you’re finding a generational gap between seniors and younger family members that may be hard to bridge. Technology often takes priority over... Read More »
Tips for Making the Holidays Brighter for Those with Alzheimer’s
Because those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia thrive best on routine and predictability, the holiday season, with its influx of visitors, bright decorations, different foods and... Read More »
A heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to the entire Hired Hands family. All the best to you and yours on this great day.Read More »
How to Create the Best Plan for Less Caregiving Stress During the Holiday Season
This holiday season, help yourself to an extra serving of turkey, potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but forego that heaping helping of stress! The best way to ensure all of... Read More »
Four Tips to Keep the Holidays Stress-free
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but with all of the decorating, shopping, cleaning, gatherings to attend, travel plans to make…it can also be the... Read More »
Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues
For seniors with a lifetime of holiday memories, this time of year can bring about feelings of warm nostalgia, but can also trigger more negative emotions. Loss of loved... Read More »
Caring and Sharing In the Tri-Valley.
The Hired Hands Homecare Team in Pleasanton is thrilled to lend its support to the 2015 Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner!
We are working collaboratively with many local businesses, churches... Read More »
5 Unselfish Ways for Caregivers to Reduce Stress over the Holidays
The holiday season can be a whirlwind of fun, celebrating with family and friends, but it can also take a toll on an already overstressed family caregiver. Caring for... Read More »
Planning for Long-Term Care? 5 Types of Home Care in California You Should Know About.
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... Read More »
Join us today at the Marin Senior Information Fair
Greetings! Join us today, Oct. 21 from 9am – 3pm at the Marin Senior Information Fair. Tons of great information for and about Seniors. Get your Flu vaccine, and... Read More »
Tips from Hired Hands Homecare: Is Home Care the Best Option for Your Loved One?
Have you started the process of looking for home care services for yourself or a loved one? At Hired Hands Homecare, we know this is an important process. Finding... Read More »
Planning for Caregiving Support: How To Get Started
When is the right time to start thinking about future care? Though this thought may not be at the top of your to-do list, the answer is right now!... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare’s Tips to Overcome Objections to Home Care
Do you have an aging loved one struggling to accept the fact that he or she needs some extra help at home? One of the greatest fears we have... Read More »
What Vitamins Do Seniors Need Most?
Vitamins and minerals are a vital aspect of health for people of all ages. However, as we’ve noted in previous blog posts, nutrition needs change as we age, and... Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to sponsor the upcoming Dublin Senior Info Fair!
Join us on Sat., October 3 from 10am – 2pm, at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador... Read More »
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls!
Did you know that ONE out of every THREE seniors aged 65+ falls each year. The more tragic statistic is that EVERY 13 seconds, a senior is treated in... Read More »
Breaking Down the Barriers of Poor Senior Nutrition
While many of us struggle with how to eat less and lose weight, many older adults have the opposite problem. Age-related issues can make it difficult for seniors to... Read More »
Hired Hands Home Care’s Top 3 Tips for Improved Nutrition for Seniors
In our previous blog post, we talked about how the new MyPlate for Older Adults nutritional model reflects the dietary needs of today’s seniors. MyPlate for Older Adults provides... Read More »
What Really Makes Us Different…
At Hired Hands, we truly take great pride in not only what we do, but equally important, HOW we do it. As time goes on, there will continue to... Read More »
Serve Up Better Health for California with MyPlate for Older Adults
Everyone knows that a healthy diet is essential for a healthy body. What many people don’t realize however is that, as you age, your dietary needs change. Researchers at... Read More »
How to Best Help Those with Alzheimer’s – by Stepping Back
When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s natural to want to do everything for the person to minimize feelings of frustration – both for your loved... Read More »
The Stages of Alzheimer’s and Care Tips for Each
Understanding the complexities of Alzheimer’s is challenging, to say the least. Since it impacts each person uniquely, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to providing care. However, there are some broad... Read More »
Alzheimer’s or Depression? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.
In our last blog, we outlined the warning signs that could point to Alzheimer’s. It’s important to note, however, that a number of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are strikingly... Read More »
10 Warning Signs that Could Indicate Alzheimer’s
It may start out as subtle little nuances that are barely noticeable – Mom begins experiencing slight memory lapses and forgetfulness, occasionally misplacing the keys or phone – but... Read More »
National “Best of Home Care” Award for Hired Hands Homecare!
Quality is key – especially when it comes to family. In order to truly gauge the... Read More »
Financial Problems Can Affect Quality of Life
Everyone approaches their finances in different ways – some people are frugal, others spend-thrifts, and most people are somewhere in between. But no matter how we manage our money,... Read More »
Protecting Your Loved One from Financial Fraud
When we hear about “elder abuse,” our first reaction is likely to think about physical or psychological abuse. Sadly, there also exists financial abuse, and it’s more common than... Read More »
Helping Someone Who Hoards
Do you think that someone you care for is compulsively hoarding? Is his or her situation becoming more and more difficult to manage? Are you worried?
Compulsive or pathological hoarding,... Read More »
Questions to Ask: Signs that Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help
“I want to stay in my own home.” That is a frequently heard statement by many seniors, even if they may be having some difficulty managing on their own.... Read More »
Karen is an Outstanding Caregiver in Santa Rosa!
Hired Hands is proud to announce Karen M as our June 2015 Caregiver of the Month in Sonoma County! Karen has been working closely with our Santa Rosa homecare... Read More »
Stopping Elder Abuse!
As our senior population grows, so does the already enormous problem of Elder Abuse. New cases arise daily regarding the abuse, neglect or exploitation of seniors. Unfortunately, we also... Read More »
Rossana Impresses in Pleasanton!
We are honored to introduce Rossana as our May 2015 Caregiver of the Month in Pleasanton! Rossana brings a wealth of knowledge to work everyday, and specializes in working with... Read More »
Maria’s Dedication to Marin Seniors since 2006!
Hired Hands Homecare – Marin is proud to award Maria C. our outstanding Caregiver of the Month for March 2015!
Maria has been a dedicated Hired Hands employee since 2006.... Read More »
Di Anna is an Outstanding Sonoma Caregiver!
Hired Hands Homecare Sonoma is proud to announce that Di Anna H is our Caregiver of the Month for March 2015! We are honored to have had the joy of... Read More »
Jaime is the Most Committed Caregiver in Napa!
There are so many wonderful qualities about Jamie that Hired Hands Napa had no choice but to award her Caregiver of the Month for March 2015. She is always... Read More »
Consider the facts…Currently, over 5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Every sixty-seven seconds, someone develops the disease. Almost 2/3s of those with Alzheimer’s Disease are women.
Everyone knows someone who... Read More »
“Estefania is a GEM!”
Our latest Caregiver Extraordinaire is Estefania H!
Estefania has worked for Hired Hands Homecare now for about a year, and has been particularly... Read More »
Wendy is always there for our seniors!
Wendy is super compassionate and really committed to Hired Hands and her clients. She has a history of making herself available... Read More »
It’s that time of year where a warm & tasty bowl of healthy soup just soothes the soul! This recipe is quick and easy, and can be adapted easily... Read More »
Caregivers perform an amazing variety of tasks on a daily basis. Client’s needs and demands vary, and we very much appreciate your hard work. We understand that it keeps you... Read More »
Caregiving Academy Opening Soon!
Hired Hands Homecare is pleased to announce our new Caregiving Academy – an amazing and innovative training platform that will be rolled out very soon. We will be utilizing... Read More »
Greetings! We are thrilled to say that we are extremely busy! Due, in no small part, to the excellence of our Team! We cannot thank you enough for all... Read More »
“I have a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live our the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self -evident,... Read More »
Hired Hands Helping Others
Every day, hundreds of people throughout the Bay Area go hungry. This Holiday Season, we reached out to those around us, accepting gracious donations toward local Food Banks. After... Read More »
Join Us for Some Holiday Cheer!
Come One, Come All…
Come join us for some Holiday Cheer! Our offices will be holding our TWENTIETH Annual Holiday Open House parties… and would love to spend some... Read More »
Here’s to Lucky 7! Gooooooo GIANTS!Read More »
Hired Hands Homecare celebrates!
Friday, August 17 was a very proud day for the Hired Hands Homecare team. Today, we had the honor of celebrating our First Anniversary of providing outstanding senior care... Read More »
Kimberly’s Providing Amazing Senior care in Napa
When it comes to proving amazing caregiving in Napa… Kimberly knows a thing or two!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly since 2011. She is amazing patient, reliable,... Read More »
“Jane is calm, gentle, and kind in nature.”
A BIG thanks and Congrats to Jane! She is our Napa home care provider of... Read More »
Glowing with Positivity and Warmth
Sheryl has been with Hired Hands since October 2013. She is always glowing with positivity and warmth,... Read More »
“Darlene Get Things Done!”
Darlene came on board with Hired Hands Pleasanton in September 2013. Since joining our team she has... Read More »
“The best class at the Senior Center!”
“This is the best class at the Senior Center! I look forward to it all week.”
We’re proud of the enthusiastic attendance at the Hula Sessions being held at the... Read More »
I just got off the phone with the family of one of our clients, Sylvia B, who passed away this past Saturday. They were overwhelmed by the quality of... Read More »
April 16, 2014 was National Healthcare Decisions Day and I was fortunate enough to take part in an amazing event at the Kaiser Center in Oakland. In collaboration with... Read More »
“We Love Kelly!”
Kelly G. is our April 2014 Employee of the Month for the Peace... Read More »
“Les is a HUGE help.”
Our latest ROCKSTAR is Les Peterson! Les has worked for Hired Hands since April of 2013, and has been... Read More »
“That Julia, she is my everything!”
Congratulations to Pleasanton’s Caregiver of the Month for April 2014!
We’re honored to work with Julia. Recently Julia was working... Read More »
Pat is so Great, we’ve awarded her twice
Hired Hands is honored to announce Pat has been awarded Napa’s Caregiver of the Month for April 2014.... Read More »
Fermata–a consistent and meticulous Angel
We send a whole-hearted CONGRATS to Fermata, our outstanding Caregiver of the Month for April in Marin.... Read More »
“Audrey is amazing.”
Hired Hands Homecare – Sonoma is proud to announce Audrey F. as their Caregiver of the... Read More »
“Winning over hearts with her calm and easy going manner.”
Hired Hands Homecare is proud to announce that Jessica K. is... Read More »
Shirley defines Compassionate Caregiving in Napa
Shirley has been with Hired Hands for over one year and brings with her Thirty Five... Read More »
One of the best Hired Hands Caregivers we’ve ever had
We’re honored to announce Dony T. as Marin’ s Caregiver of the Month for... Read More »
“Thanks so much for sending Ken!”
Marvin “Ken” J. started with Hired Hands Pleasanton November 2013. He is currently working with 2 clients and is remarkable!!! One client resides at an Alzheimer’s and Dementia... Read More »
Helping Alzheimer’s Patients…
This week, an interesting story aired on NPR regarding how researchers are discovering how different types of light affect people. What’s most impressive is how they’re using their findings,... Read More »
The Definition of Dedication!
Drum roll please…! This February, we are proud to tip our hats to Ms. Ann N!
Ann... Read More »
Appreciation and Recognition for Our California Caregivers
On February 4, 2014 Erin Winter received an outstanding Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition from the City Council of Dublin, for the support Hired Hands Homecare provides to the... Read More »
“She is such a gift.”
A BIG Congrats and Thank You goes out to Sofia, our Caregiver of the Month in our Pleasanton office for February 2014!
We have had the pleasure of working with... Read More »
“Most of all… she has a BIG heart.”
Hired Hands Homecare has had the pleasure of working with Racy since... Read More »
Thanks everyone for all your donations and kindness in helping our countrymen.
Thanks Erin for coordinating this effort; thanks Michelle for being a herald to make this known and moving.
Since... Read More »
As many of you know, we have the honor of working with many amazing people of Philippine descent on a regular basis. We hope and pray for their families... Read More »
“Debbie is perfectly suited…”
Hired Hands Homecare – Santa Rosa is proud to award Debra M. our Caregiver of the Month for January 2014! Recently, we made a surprise home visit during... Read More »
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty…
Obed has been with Hired Hands Homecare since June 2013 and has been a phenomenal caregiver who has simply SHINED from day one, going above and beyond the call... Read More »
Alicia has been with Hired Hands Homecare since September 2013,and has recently been working with... Read More »
“… I am grateful to you for being willing to continue the effortful process as needed. Like HHI taking care of taxes and benefits, it is a Hired Hands service... Read More »
“She brings my mother joy every day.”
Gladys has been with Hired Hands Homecare for over 3 years. Each and every client she has worked for has not only loved her, but considered her to be... Read More »
“I was using another agency and they were not able to provide the care that was required. Hired Hands was suggested by the Alzheimer’s facility where my mother-in-law was in.
The... Read More »
A Great Day for Senior Care!
A BIG Thank You for everyone who came out in Napa on Oct. 5 to celebrate seniors and support quality senior care! A very good time had by all!
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“Joanna is really on it!”
Our latest Employee of the Month is Joanna B! Joanna is a highly skilled caregiver who began working for us in April of 2013. She is calm, focused and... Read More »
Tanya is a GEM
The latest ROCKSTAR out of the Santa Rosa branch of Hired Hands is Tanya W! Tanya is a highly skilled CNA who began working for just a few short... Read More »
Proposed legislation would dramatically limit access to homecare
California is facing two legislative issues that, if passed, stand to force dramatic changes to the way private-pay homecare services are delivered to the elderly and disabled. Under the... Read More »
Lynn Winter, CEOLynn Winter founded Hired Hands Inc. in 1994 and is currently the CEO. Lynn is a Registered Nurse and has been in the Homecare industry since 1980,... Read More »
Mark Winter, President
Mark Winter, PresidentMark grew up in the Midwest surrounded by two things: home health care, and marketing. With a mother running large national and international home healthcare agencies, and... Read More »
Erin Winter, VP of Ops
Some of Erin’s earliest childhood memories are of going on pro bono home health visits in rural North Carolina with her mom... Read More »
Elissa is Outstanding
Hired Hands has chosen Elissa B as our Employee of the Month for our Peace of Mind program! Elissa is consistent in her duties, is outgoing and bubbly, she... Read More »
“I am a psychologist and I would have an issue if they weren’t as competent as they are. I just feel that they are fully attentive. I have a mother who... Read More »
As we age, everyone gets forgetful now and then. Just the other day, I misplaced my keys. Sometimes, memory loss starts to become more frequent, disrupting life on a... Read More »