Caregiver Insights: Senior In Home Care

Study Finds Early Detection Can Reduce Hospitalization For Seniors

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on May 7, 2018 8:01:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Reducung Readmissions, Senior Care Technology, Caregiver Information and Support, Health/Medical

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

What to Give that Special Caregiver this Holiday Season

By Caroline James on Dec 25, 2017 11:31:14 AM

The holidays are a time for recognizing those who honor us day in and day out with their service. This includes those saintly souls who care for the sick, aged, and physically or mentally challenged. So here are 10 thoughtful gift ideas for the caregiver in your life.

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Topics: Depression and Mental Health, Caregiver Information and Support, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

End of Life Care: Considering Hospice Care at Home

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Nov 26, 2017 6:20:01 PM

It was early June, our wedding was just days away, when the phone rang. It was the hospital informing me my mother was in the hospital, again. This had become so routine over the last few years that it usually didn’t alarm me. But this time they said it was different. They said they had discovered advanced lung cancer that was beyond treatment.

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Topics: Hospice and End of Life, Caregiver Information and Support, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Tips For Caregivers to Avoid Burnout

By Caroline James on Nov 14, 2017 3:56:18 PM

Whether it’s your official job or you are just helping out, being a caregiver is rewarding. You sleep better at night knowing that you’re one of the few people making a difference in this world. More importantly, you are helping someone that cannot help themelves.

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Topics: Caregiver Information and Support, Living with Aging Parents, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

Should I Pay for My Parents' Long Term Care?

By Samantha Stein on Jun 21, 2017 4:21:04 PM

No one ever wants to consider this, but our parents are not as invincible as we thought they were when we were 5. They may be our superheroes, but they are not as full proof as the cape-clad beings we used to look up to when we were younger. What we are trying to say here is that our parents will need long term care in the future, whether we acknowledge it now or later.

 

As so many find these expenses too expensive to pay out of pocket, they have resorted to coverage like long term care insurance. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance policies, this type of policy specifically works to reduce the weight of costs. Once the care requirements kick in, it acts as the barrier that keeps the policyholder’s assets and savings intact, as well as those of his or her loved ones.

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Topics: Elder Care Options, Caregiver Information and Support, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

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

Preventing Flu in older adults

By Michael Connors LVN on Oct 13, 2016 2:46:04 PM

Flu / Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that results in thousands of hospitalizations and even worse are the deaths that can result from this illness every year. The flu is highly contagious and very easily passed from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or from contact with an infected
person’s oral/nasal fluids.

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Topics: Caregiver Information and Support, Health/Medical, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

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

A New Way of paying for Senior Care

By Scott Roseavere on Aug 3, 2016 4:01:37 PM

Thanks to modern medicine and healthier lifestyles, people are living longer than ever before. As a result, seniors are able to maintain a higher quality of life and enjoy quality time with their loved ones for longer.

However, there comes a time in many senior's lives when it becomes increasingly difficult to manage day-to-day activities or to care for a spouse or parent whose health is declining. Whether it is due to Alzheimer's, dementia, a physical handicap or other health limitations - many seniors and caregivers reach a point when need outside professional help.

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Topics: Home Care Options, Caregiver Information and Support

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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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