Partners & Resources
At Caring Hands, we're fortunate enough to work with a number of eldercare advocates, geriatric doctors, and people who provide additional resources and products to help with in-home care. If you are a care specialist who would like to partner with Caring Hands Caregivers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audicus is a company dedicated to offering high quality hearing aids at a fraction of the cost. Instead of paying $3000 - $5000 for each hearing aid, Audicus offer the same hearing aids for under $500.
A Better Choice for Seniors
More often than not a "choice" for a Senior comes from a need which often times forces choices to be made. This is often uncharted territory for the individual, the family and loved ones who are helping to make the necessary choices and decisions. Mary Meehan is an eldercare advocate that provides free service to assess your needs and then personally introduce you to the people and places that provide these resources. For more information, go to their website, or read what others have said about them on Yelp.
Concierge Medicine at PAMF
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) offers concierge services, giving patients more personalized service and greater access to their primary care physician and the many resources available at PAMF. Their Concierge Medicine | Encina Practice is comprised of a small, closely knit team of physicians and a dedicated support staff that provide dedicated access, personalized attention (including home or office visits), and exceptional service, including assistance with other healthcare providers and preparing insurance claims.
Dr. John Madej
Dr. Madej has a primary care office in Portola Valley that specializes in Internal Medicine and hospital care with an emphasis on preventive medicine. He offers Premier or Concierge Medical Services for patients who seek the most personalized, comprehensive and customized care in the office or the hospital. For older adults, we are proud to present the Senior VIP program, which offers extensive physician services for a modest monthly fee. For information see their web page Appointments/Home Visits.
The History Project
Our parent's generation has some amazing stories to tell. The journey lines are incredible. Capturing these life stories can be a daunting task. The History Project has developed a simple to use website that allows for friends and family to collaborate, create, and capture the story of this treasure that is our parent's generation. www.thehistoryproject.com
Medical Supply Mall
We have negotiated a discount with MedicalSupplyMall.com to provide products that make in-home care easier. Shop for aids to daily living, grooming aids, transfer benches, and so much more.
Music and Memory
The link between music and our memory is undeniable. When you hear a song does it take you back to the exact time and place in your life? This non-profit is dedicated to bringing music to those who suffer from dementia. By creating a playlist of a patient's favorite songs and using a simple iPod, they are bringing joy to a group of people once lost. Watch the touching video of Henry to experience the power of this program. www.musicandmemory.org
WalkJoy is an FDA approved product that can quickly and easily assign a fall risk score to a person based on actual data collected from the way the person walks. If a person is identified as a fall risk, physical therapy can be introduced to help reduce the fall risk score. One of the most common catalysts for the decline of a senior is when they start to fall. WalkJoy has a second product that helps those suffering from Peripheral Neuropath to be able to walk with greater confidence. The FDA approved unit allows the person to feel when their heal strikes the ground and then feed that information along healthy nerve paths to the brain. You can read more about WalkJoy at www.walkjoy.com