Every Palo Alto family is unique, and we recognize that uniqueness, which is why you can choose when you need hourly care. Sometimes people need more help during the afternoon, sometimes during the evening and sometimes during the morning.
You can set the number of hours and the days per week that you need care based on what’s best for your family, and we’ll step in to help you figure out what it is that you need. Sometimes when you’re so close to the situation, it’s difficult to even realize what it is that you require in order to find the right balance.
Our minimum regular visit is 4 hours. Why? Because through years of doing this work we’ve found that when in home care visits are less than four hours there is a diminishing return – you just can’t get as much done and it’s far more difficult for the staff to connect with patients in the ways that they need to in order to get the job done in a holistic way. Four hours goes by much faster than you would imagine! However, having said that we also offer 2 and 3 hour shifts for special circumstances that require a short shift. The rates for 2 and 3 hour shifts are higher than our normal rates. Please contact us to get the latest rates.
For some families, one day a week for just a few hours is plenty to help them stay on track. For others, two or three or four days works best. It all depends on your situation and what you need.
How hourly care works
The way that it works is that you get the ball rolling by contacting us, either by phone at 650-396-3596 or by submitting the form just to the right, then we get back to you to schedule a free in home assessment. We’re here for your family, supporting you through the process to get the help that you need for your loved one. We help clients in and around Palo Alto, California.
We’ll work with you to determine what time of day best suits you, how many days per week you need a caregiver, and what kinds of things they’ll help out with. A few of the things that you’ll find that we can help your loved one and you with are:
During the initial assessment we will gather very important information about the care and services that we need to provide and we will organize that information into a comprehensive plan of care that details the duties of the caregivers, the hours of coverage, and even details such as favorite meals to prepare and where to go shopping for food. We are here to help. Simply give us a call at 650-396-3596 or start a conversation using the chat box to the right. A highly trained professional from our San Mateo office will contact you immediately to discuss your specific needs and to set up an free in home assessment. Hourly care has proven to be a great option for many Palo Alto families, where often times one person works in Burlingame but Mom or Dad is in Los Altos Hills, or another person works in San Jose but needs in-home care for parents who reside in Sunnyvale.
Palo Alto Historical Factoid
But while Palo Alto is a lot smaller than the sprawling metropolises of New York, Paris or San Francisco, it has a city symbol with just as much grace and dignity. This is the story of California’s oldest living landmark, the tree known as El Palo Alto. Actually to fully tell that story you have to go back more than 1,000 years. El Palo Alto, the tall redwood that stands near Palo Alto’s northern border has been rooted to that spot for a millennium. It’s an amazing fact to consider. Today tree lovers can walk into a small park on the banks of San Franciscquito Creek and look up at this enormous redwood that was just a small sapling when Leif Ericson first set foot in the Americas. Indeed, El Palo Alto was past 500 years old when Christopher Columbus set sail and it was nearing its 800th birthday in 1769 when most historians believe Don Gaspar de Portola and his band of explorers first “discovered” the tree while looking for Monterey Bay. Source: http://www.paloaltohistory.org/el-palo-alto.php.