It is no secret that heart disease is a prevalent threat that is becoming increasingly more common in Americans – particularly older ones. In fact, an estimated 85.6 million American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases. Of this number, 43.7 million are estimated to be over sixty years of age. Although, those statistics may seem daunting there are things that can be pinpointed to contributing to the cause of the disease. One of the things that are often discussed and speculated upon in connection with heart related is this: Can someone die from a broken heart?
Many family members and relatives try to not think about the time that may come in life when they will begin having to consider care options for their senior loved one. Funding home care is complicated and a big commitment that many do not adequately plan or prepare financially. Even if a senior has planned and saved, the costs are significant and can be very strenuous. Fortunately, even if there have been some hiccups in the financial preparedness plan for either yourself or your senior loved one, there are a few new ways home care can be funded these days.
Five years ago, Harmony Home Care was born. The company is founded on a set of care values that ensures every one of our clients is treated with compassion, professionalism, and reliability. Since day one, our team and company as a whole have been providing in home care to seniors with collaboration, communication, availability, resource provision, and online accessibility in mind. At the end of the day, our clients are our first priority. We use these values to offer the finest in-home care available, allowing seniors to lead comfortable, happy lives throughout their years. Our reputation speaks for itself as we have earned more five-star reviews than any other agency in Northern California! Harmony Home Care is proud to announce we have been serving the Sacramento community for five years and look forward to many more!
We enjoy celebrating our wonderful clients and today we want to focus on, Ron, and his dedicated and compassionate caregiver, Stacey.
We are very excited to introduce our Employee of The Month for May 2018, Samantha Myers! Sam has been an important part of our family of caregivers since October 2013. She earned her CNA license while she was still in high school and came to us full of knowledge and heart. She is so skilled at what she does that she serves as one of our trainers for new employees in our onboarding and orientation process. When we asked Sam why she loves caregiving, her response was “I love to see how people have different perspectives on the changes of the world today, and I really love caring for people when their family cannot”.
Most humans have or have had a pet at one point that they truly bonded with and loved dearly. There is a comforting feeling of being a pet owner and the animals can provide companionship that is truly valuable and beneficial to a person’s life and overall well-being. This is even more true for senior citizens and elderly people. According to the New York Times, around 41 percent of seniors aged 65 and older actually own a pet in their household. While the benefits of pet therapy and pet ownership for seniors are plentiful, the actual logistics of caring for said animal can be tricky as people age.
Seniors face many obstacles to their health. From seeing reductions in their mobility to memory loss, aging can affect older people significantly. Another challenge senior citizens face as a result of these physical challenges is hunger. In fact, without reliable transportation, income, and care, buying and preparing food for oneself is difficult for those aged 60 and older.
Palliative care is defined as the treatment of a serious illness. “Seriously ill” is defined as a chronic illness that could result in death, despite the estimated length of a patient’s remaining period of life. Those who are seriously ill may be experiencing pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep problems, and more. Palliative care assists with the treatment and maintenance of those symptoms. Palliative care provides relief from discomfort, stress, and symptoms that accompany serious illness. Our friends at Green Valley Hospice have recently started offering home-based Palliative care, which is a great resource for seniors.
Topics: Hospice and End of Life
As a medical caregiver or case manager, your career description is almost never cut and dry. Your day-to-day duties are often stressful and can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes you may be helping prepare medications for a patient, and other times you are working on developing the best care plan for an individual.
Horatio has been an essential part of our Harmony Family since July 5, 2017. His kind caring heart, flexibility, confidence and winning smile will always puts you at ease. Horatio came to Harmony with years of experience caring for his own family. He treats every client with dignity and respect and always has their best interest at heart.