Caregiver Insights: Senior In Home Care

All Staff Awards and Celebration

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 24, 2018 9:49:35 AM

Our second bi-annual All Staff Awards and Celebration couldn’t have been more of a blast. It is so great to connect with such a dedicated team of caring, professional and reliable caregivers. What an honor to be with the top 5% in the industry!

To be fortunate enough to be selected to even be a part of this team is a high honor. These are special people, caregivers dedicated to a shared purpose; to provide families with Peace of Mind by providing the finest in-home care available. So, to select the best of the best out of this team is an extremely difficult task.

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downsizing a senior's home to a smaller unit 

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Moving in general can be a stressful, complicated life event. Whether moving down the street or across the country, a lot of planning, preparation, and arrangements must be made. Other factors come into play that can complicate things even further, such as the size of the home one is relocating to, age, and more. Particularly, moving or downsizing a senior loved one from their larger home to a smaller unit requires a lot of patience, strategy, and of course organization. As daunting as downsizing can seem, it can actually help create simpler, safer, and less stressful environments for seniors.

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Combining Social And Physical Fitness For Seniors

By Joe Flemming on Apr 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Emotional isolation and physical inactivity are two of the biggest problems facing the growing senior citizen population. Fortunately, there are some ways to address both these issues in a single program.

It is ironic that in a society where instant communication is the norm, many of us feel very isolated. That’s especially true among seniors, as 43 percent of folks over 60 say they feel lonely almost every day. While there is a considerable gap between feeling lonely and feeling as though there is no joy in life, isolation is the first step on a path that ends in a very dark place. In fact, this same study concluded that lonely seniors have a 45 percent higher risk of death.

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Topics: Activities for Seniors

Tips for Caring for a senior loved one while juggling your own life  

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Many people have a similar story: life was going along like normal, until one day their aging parent received a life-changing diagnosis or perhaps, it just came to the point your parent could no longer be self-sufficient on their own. Perhaps, you and your siblings toss around care ideas and options, but inevitably the care ends up falling on one of you. Prior to actually caring for an aging parent, many people think they will be able to do so relatively easily. Eventually, it becomes evident just how difficult managing your own life while caring for another really is.

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A Senior's Guide to Downsizing

By Janet Campbell on Apr 10, 2018 8:38:38 PM

Downsizing from your home after raising a family can be a stressful experience. Proper planning, gathering of advice, and correctly evaluating stuff are all important things in making sure your downsizing goes as smooth as silk.

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Topics: Home Health Care Services, Aging, Elder Care Options, Harmony Home Care, Home Care Options, Senior Care Technology, Caregiver Information and Support, Living with Aging Parents, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Therapeutic Animals and Senior Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM

The comforting feeling of a dog nuzzling up to you or a sweet cat jumping up in your lap is a feeling everyone, regardless at age, can appreciate. While pets are loving and fun to care for, there are actually many benefits for people who have a pet companion. For seniors and elderly people, pet therapy can be even more beneficial. In recent years, many assisted living and senior centers have started incorporating animals and pets in their programming and activities.

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Natural and Alternative Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 2, 2018 11:04:00 AM

As we age, the number and risk for illnesses and diseases rapidly increases and our health becomes a primary concern. One of the most frightening conditions that has an onset later in life is Alzheimer’s or dementia. In fact according to Alz.com, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. With over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and that number on the rise, the preemptive prevention of the illness is important. There are currently no pharmaceutical drugs or methods that have significant effects to decrease symptoms or progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Fortunately, there are plenty of lifestyle choices and diet methods that we can adopt that can help minimize the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Advantages of staying in your home later in life in Sacramento, California

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Advantages of Staying in Your Home Later in Life In Sacramento, California

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Topics: Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

February 2018 Employee of the Month: Chris Hegler

By Brandy Wobschall on Mar 14, 2018 6:29:58 PM

We have been lucky to have Chris as part of our Harmony family since March 4, 2015. He came to us with two years caregiving experience and a handful of amazing references singing his praises. Chris has also spent time as a “Big Brother” serving as an exemplary role model for children who did not have a male role model in their home. Anyone who has had the pleasure of having Chris as a caregiver knows he is truly a blessing and will care for your loved ones as though they were his own family.

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When to Know Its Time to Consider Senior, In-Home Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

Caring for your loved ones in Sacramento, CA is no easy feat. As your parents or other family members begin to age, they naturally require more and more attention. Caregiving can present a whole new set of risks and challenges in your relationship dynamic that have never been apparent before. As this becomes increasingly more difficult, it may be time to consider enlisting professional help. Here are some tell tale signs that are good indicators of when it is time to have “the conversation”* with your loved one about their caregiving plan.

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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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