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Finding the right home care assistance service for a senior family member in Marin County is an important decision that can greatly affect their quality of life. For most of them, it can be a helpful change that can make living easier especially with the many difficulties of old age. Aside from support, caregivers can also serve as companions that can assist them in maintaining socially active and well-rounded lifestyles. Home Helpers of San Rafael is a wonderful choice for seeking out professionally-trained and licensed individuals that are capable of providing quality in-home care for our elderly loved ones.
It is important to remember that in caring for seniors in Marin County, it is crucial to focus on their on-going health conditions, their emotional well-being and overall comfort and satisfaction with life. And with all the unwarranted changes they are going through, we must constantly find ways to allow them to live hassle-free lives. Our in-home caregivers are extensively trained to effectively prioritize and address all needs and concerns using a firm hand and a gentle approach.
Home Helpers Caregivers
Finding the right person for the job is an important choice. Choosing the best caregiver for our elderly loved ones should be taken seriously, and that’s what we do here at Home Helpers of San Rafael. Our caregivers are trained and equipped with the necessary skills and acumen to handle various scenarios, including emergency health and life situations. More importantly, we hire people who understand the rigors of caring for elderly loved ones in Marin County. This is not an easy job -- with changing personalities and tempers, fading memories, and failing health, -- so we make sure our elderly care providers are easily able to adjust to these factors and still create genuine and lasting connections with our clients. More than just being a hired hand, we provide people who are compassionate and sincere enough to assist our aging family members to live comfortable and full-functioning lives if possible.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
We are a company committed to improving the quality of life that our senior family members have. Our caregivers are dedicated to helping clients in Marin County maximize and live out their day-to-day routine with a more positive outlook and well-maintained health. We see to it that their daily needs are attended to and that they have efficient and reliable companions ready to assist them anytime. Home health care is a gift; it is a perfect way to help out elderly individuals by showing them that old age shouldn’t be experienced alone. We also provide opportunities for families to spend more time with their elderly loved ones while teaching them how to properly care for them as well. Here at Home Helpers of San Rafael, we do not just deploy highly-competent professionals, we also create them. Our extensive home care training programs can teach interested individuals safe practices in dealing with the very specific needs of senior citizens. We can guarantee to make everyone’s lives easier by providing training and world-class services in the field of senior care.
Contact Home Helpers of San Rafael today to know more about our services and how we can help improve your life or your loved ones in Marin County.
Marin County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 252,409. Its county seat is San Rafael. Marin County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (San Francisco Bay Area) across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
Marin County is one of the wealthiest localities in the United States, known for its affluence. In May 2009, Marin County had the fifth highest income per capita in the United States at about $91,480. The county is governed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
San Quentin Prison is located in the county, as is George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Autodesk, the publisher of AutoCAD, is also located there, as well as numerous other high-tech companies. The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and draws thousands of visitors a year to guided tours of its arch and atrium design. In 1994, a new county jail facility was embedded into the hillside nearby. Marin County’s natural sites include the Muir Woods redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and Mount Tamalpais.
Marin County is one of the original 27 counties of California, created February 18, 1850, following adoption of the California Constitution of 1849 and just months before the state was admitted to the Union.
According to General Mariano Vallejo, who headed an 1850 committee to name California’s counties, the county was named for "Marin", the great chief of the tribe Licatiut". Marin had been named Huicmuse until he was baptized as "Marino" at about age 20. Marin / Marino was born into the Huimen people, a Coast Miwok tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the San Rafael area. Vallejo believed that "Chief Marin" had waged several fierce battles against the Spanish. Marino definitely did reside at Mission Dolores (in modern San Francisco) much of the time from his 1801 baptism and marriage until 1817, frequently serving as a baptism witness and godfather; he may have escaped and been recaptured at some point during that time. Starting in 1817, he served as an alcalde (in effect, an overseer) at the San Rafael Mission, where he lived from 1817 off and on until his death. In 1821, Marino served as an expedition guide for the Spanish for a couple of years before escaping and hiding out for some months in the tiny Marin Islands (also named after him); his recapture resulted in a yearlong incarceration at the Presidio before his return to the Mission San Rafael area for about 15 years until his death in 1839.
Another version of the origin of the county name is that the bay between San Pedro Point and San Quentin Point was named Bahía de Nuestra Señora del Rosario la Marinera in 1775 and that Marin is simply an abbreviation of this name.
The Coast Miwok Indians were hunters and gatherers whose ancestors had occupied the area for thousands of years. About 600 village sites have been identified in the county. The Coast Miwok numbered in the thousands. Today, there are few left and even fewer with any knowledge of their Coast Miwok lineage. Efforts are being made so that they are not forgotten.
Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind was thought to have landed on the Marin coast in 1579 claiming the land as Nova Albion. A bronze plaque inscribed with Drake’s claim to the new lands, fitting the description in Drake’s own account, was discovered in 1933. This so-called Drake’s Plate of Brass was revealed as a hoax in 2003.
In 1595, Sebastian Cermeno lost his ship, the San Agustin, while exploring the Marin Coast. The Spanish explorer Vizcaíno landed about twenty years after Drake in what is now called Drakes Bay. However, the first Spanish settlement in Marin was not established until 1817 when Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded partly in response to the Russian-built Fort Ross to the north in what is now Sonoma County.
Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded in what is now downtown San Rafael as the 20th Spanish mission in the colonial Mexican province of Alta California by four priests, Father Narciso Duran from Mission San Jose, Father Abella from Mission San Francisco de Asís, Father Gil y Taboada and Father Mariano Payeras, the President of the Missions, on December 14, 1817, four years before Mexico gained independence from Spain.