Peace of Mind Eldercare & Services
As a primary caregiver for many years, I understand the need and value of respite care. A couple of hours of rest or a weekend respite, can be just what you need.
We worry about our elders when we are not there. Are they safe, alone, eating right, respected? Send your love and care through us, with one on one care. We keep in touch with you, so you can have peace of mind.
Even if you live out of town, we can visit your loved one in home, nursing facilities, and hospital. We will make sure he/she is fed and respectfully cared for. and get back to you with his/her concerns. We can also monitor medical care and ask questions, and inform you.
Our services include:
This is a day or night service, especially important after surgery. We regularly check and monitor vitals, and alert hospital staff and family if needed. So, you and your family can get much needed rest, as we watch over you. We can also serve as a patient advocate, with your permission.
My favorite activities as a child, were coloring, painting, and making mud pies. As a young girl, I made doll clothes by hand, and my Grandmother and Mother took notice of my interest. At the age of 5, my patient and loving Grandmother took me under her wing, she passed her skills of European Tailoring and Dressmaking to me.
These skills proved very valuable in many regards. At 12 years, I was making my own clothing, which was essential, because I was a bean pole. In Grade School and High School I was the teachers aid in Sewing Classes, I honed my skills by teaching others, and it kept me from getting bored.
As young adult, I pursued a degree in Psychology, and did dressmaking and designing on the side. A few years later, I married and moved to Chicago, and became a stranger in the Big City. As a financially struggling couple I left school, and I took a few jobs that were never a fit. I was a waitress, clerk in a wine cheese store, and a manager in a health food store. Then, I found a home away from home, in a small fabric store called the Fabric Barn, where I had been visiting every lunch hour for months. One day, the owner Mrs Wiley mentioned that I should work there. I quit my manager job against the advice others and started teaching classes, and gathered a nice list of clients to design for. She treated me like family, and encouraged me to apply to the Art Institute of Chicago, and I was accepted. It was heaven on Earth, and so inspiring. I spent many hours between classes, walking the halls looking at the Greatest Works of Art.
After my son Jonathan was born, we moved to Connecticut, where I owned a fabric store and taught classes. A few years later, we moved to San Jose and welcomed my other son Jeremy. I continued with my sewing and volunteered as an Art Docent at their school.
Many years later, after a divorce I went back to school. I studied Psychology and Gerontology, and took a ceramic class as a stress reliever. It kept me grounded. Throwing on the wheel was too controlled for me. So, I started doing coils and slab work. I found, if I surrendered my control, then things would unfold naturally. I enjoyed the evolution, that the clay and I went through together. I Iearned to listen to the clay!
When my Mom needed my care, I didn't have the time to go to a studio. This is when I found the medium of polymer clay. It was portable, could be fired in an oven, and didn't need to be kiln glazed. I loved all the colors I could blend, and best of all, I could create next to my Moms bedside. She even helped me soften the clay, choose colors, and encouraged me along the way. I made beads, covered pens, and small sculptures, but it is the fragile egg I enjoyed dressing the best.
Last year, an accident allowed me to reflect on my past, think of the future, and live in the present. Crayons and mud pies to clay creations was an evolution. This year, I have decided to put my Art out to the Universe. I am also starting a Eldercare service, with the help of my grown sons. It all makes sense to me now. My life experiences, love of art, interest in health care, concern of elders, reveled a pattern in my life. I need both of my passions to balance my life.
especially important after surgery. We regularly check and monitor vitals, and alert hospital staff and family if needed. So, you and your family can get much needed rest, as we watch over you. We can also serve as a patient advocate, with your permission.
primary contact: Randa Rada
phone and text 1 408-679-3803