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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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Home Health vs. Home Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Sep 21, 2017 12:07:50 PM

Home Health vs Home Care: Presented at the Sacramento Better Business Bureau 

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Topics: Home Health Care Services, Harmony Home Care, Home Care Options

10 Signs Your Parents or Loved Ones Need Home Care Assistance

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 28, 2017 11:31:17 AM

 Ten years ago, before founding Harmony Home Care, we noticed that my parents begining to withdraw more and more. My father's driving habits were getting very bad.  They both skipped medications, quit preparing meals opting

                                                                                                                      instead for lot's of easy to eat processed foods and sugary snacks. At the time we were both busy in other careers and raising a family. We sensed something was wrong but disregarded these warning signs as just what happens when people get older. Finally after many hospitalizations, we realized we had to do something. We had made the all too common mistake of waiting too long to get my parents the in-home support they needed. Now the only choice we had left was to move them both into a nursing home. If we had brought in home care sooner, they would have had many more years to flourish at home.

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Topics: Elder Care Options, Home Care Options, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Dehydration

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 29, 2017 3:42:35 PM

My elderly mom developed a sneaky habit a few years ago. Whenever we tried to put some fluids in front of her, she would think of something else urgent she had to do in another part of the house. We didn't think much of it until she started to complain about not being herself. Headaches, nausea, confusion: these were some of her symptoms. It turned out she was experiencing severe dehydration and had acquired a Urinary Tract Infection. A couple of weeks of antibiotics, and constant reminding from us and her caregivers about drinking enough fluids, and she was fine.

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Topics: Health/Medical

Elderly Care Options

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Feb 1, 2017 10:59:44 AM

 If you're reading this, you're probably feeling very stressed out. Mom or dad aren't doing well and it's obvious that you need to step in. Perhaps they’ve fallen lately, or maybe they’re not eating or drinking properly, maybe forgetting their medications; whatever the reason that is causing you pain, it's more than you can handle. 

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Topics: Elder Care Options, Home Care Options, Caregiver Information and Support, Living with Aging Parents

7 Early Signs of Dementia

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Aug 11, 2016 4:38:55 PM

 

 

Hi everybody, my name is Patrick Philbrick I am the Executive Director of Harmony Home Care in Sacramento and today I wanted to talk briefly about early signs of dementia. I want to start with a story one of my clients told me not too long ago. Her mother was getting up in years and she stopped by from time to time just to check on her and make sure everything was okay. This time she stopped by and noticed the checkbook was out.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Home Care Options, Caregiver Information and Support

6 Questions to ask before hiring a caregiver

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jul 28, 2016 2:58:06 PM

 

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Topics: Home Care Options, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Home Health vs. Home Care: What's the difference?

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jul 19, 2016 10:36:33 AM

 

 

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Topics: Home Care Options, Health/Medical, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

New Licensing Requirements for Elderly Homecare in California

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jul 7, 2016 8:27:18 PM

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Topics: Home Health Care Services, Healthcare Law and Advocacy, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Medical Alert Systems: 7 Important Tips

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 4, 2016 2:16:56 PM

Medical Alert Systems

The IT boom is leading to many advantages of technology for seniors. Medical alert systems have come a long way in recent years. Most seniors don't realize the benefits of theses systems, and are commonly reluctant to use them.  Here are 7 important features to look for when choosing the right company.

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Topics: Home Care Options, Senior Care Technology, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

7 Respite Care Options

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 2, 2016 4:59:17 PM

We’ve all heard the flight attendants give the safety briefing before take-off: “In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure…. put the oxygen mask on your child or dependent adult first…” And so it goes with respite care. If your incapacitated because of caregiver burnout, what good can you be to the
persons that depend on you?

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Topics: Harmony Home Care, Senior Care Technology, Caregiver Information and Support

About Us

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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