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Patrick Philbrick-Director

Patrick is the Director of Harmony Home Care. Along with his wife Jennifer, he is the co-founder of their nursing supervised in-home care business, dedicated to excellence and compassionate, professional care. Having over 20 years’ experience in business and marketing, it was his passion for serving those in need through his church that led him to start Harmony Home Care. Patrick is responsible for setting and maintaining the high standards of performance, customer responsiveness, and dedication to superlative service throughout the organization. Through his commitment, dedication, and compassionate teamwork, he has led Harmony to excel as a paradigm in the in-home care industry throughout the greater Sacramento region.
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5 Nutritious Recipes Caregivers Can Make During the Cold Weather Months

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Dec 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

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Holiday Travel Trips With Senior Loved Ones

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Dec 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

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Winter Safety: Top 5 Tips for Caregivers and their Seniors

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Dec 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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The Benefits of Family Centered Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Dec 5, 2018 8:45:00 AM

NationalAcademies.org reports that 17.7 million people in the United States serve as a family caregiver for someone aged 65 or older who has a significant impairment. Family caregivers are anyone who provide assistance and support to an individual who may have a physical or mental disability or to aging seniors. This can include relatives, friends, or neighbors. While society often considers and assesses the affects that America’s rapidly aging population will have on society, those who feel the affects most are actually the ones caring for their aging family members and loved ones.

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How To Prepare For The Holidays With A Senior Loved One

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Nov 21, 2018 8:20:00 AM

The holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. Celebrations are planned, traditions are practiced, and families are often reunited with each other at this joyous time. While these times are typically positive, having an elderly loved one can cause a sense of concern as you prepare for holiday festivities. Fortunately, some tips from others in your situation can help you have the best holiday season yet and everyone, including your senior loved one, will be filled with cheer.

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Tips for Seniors During Sleep Awareness Month

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Nov 15, 2018 8:15:00 AM

 

Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns
Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors.

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Fall Is A Great Time For A Family Clean Up

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Oct 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM

As seniors age, one thing that often falls by the wayside is cleanliness and organization in their home or living space. There are a few factors, which cause this: physical limitations, sentiment (seniors not wanting to let go), mental blocks, and more. Keeping a neat and tidy space typically just is not a priority for most seniors and even for their caregivers. They are bogged down with the day-to-day tasks of keeping their loved one healthy and cleaning takes a backseat. A cluttered space can be an issue that eventually may start to overwhelm a senior loved one and even cause them stress or increase their risk for injury by falling. A fall for a senior is detrimental and can totally debilitate them. It is for these reasons and keeping your loved one’s home a safe, peaceful environment that routine organization and cleaning is imperative. Fall is a perfect time to head over to your loved one’s place, clear your schedule for a few hours, and get to work. So, just how do you go about doing this? These tips will help.

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New Study Finds: Caregivers Reduce Readmissions, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Oct 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

In 2017, a study released by the University of Pennsylvania found that introducing a caregiver into a patient’s treatment plan at the time of discharge has significant benefits. This study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is the first research to put quantifiable data behind the impact of utilizing caregivers for patients upon their discharge from the hospital. The study aimed to discover what kind of impact and benefits would come from using caregivers on both health care costs and resource utilization.

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Decreasing Fall Risks after Discharge

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Oct 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Studies have shown that following a patient’s discharge from the hospital, a rehab facility, or other healthcare entity, the incidence for falls to occur increases exponentially. This is particularly prevalent among patients who are functionally dependent on assistive devices and/or assistance when they make the return to their home.

There are a few major risk factors related to falls following discharge. These factors include decline in mobility, use of assistive devices, cognitive impairment or confusion, and unaddressed environmental issues within in the home. Such environmental issues could include safety bars, shower chairs, and more.

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October turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

October traditionally marks the beginning of Fall: crisp air, bonfires, leaves changing, and the world changing to a shade of orange. You may also notice another color taking over each October-Pink. This color is representative of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. This month symbolizes a time in which there is an extra emphasis on raising awareness for breast cancer. Throughout the month, those from all walks of life can be united in the awareness-raising efforts for breast cancer.

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Everyone Should Be Cared for With Compassion & Dignity

Caring for an aging parent or spouse can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of time and energy, especially with so much already on your plate.

We understand because we’ve been through it with our own parents. Our founders, have both taken care of their own aging parents.

We started Harmony Home Care to help other families give their loved ones the care they deserve. We write this blog to help you deal with the challenges and stress of coping with your aging parents

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