Caregiver Insights: Senior In Home Care

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

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

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

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

Harmony Featured on Legacy Planning Radio

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Aug 27, 2015 12:47:15 PM

Harmony Home Care owners Patrick Philbrick and Jennifer Jarrett were recently interviewed on Legacy Planning Radio by Attorney Justin Gilbert. In this audio recording they discuss options for getting help at home with an aging loved one, costs, financing options, Veterans’ benefits, and some of the distinctions that make Harmony unique.

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Topics: Elder Care Options

Resolving Family Disputes: Using Mediation in Senior Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Dec 29, 2014 2:08:49 AM

This week we had the enlightening experience to visit with Elder Law attorney Nancy Milton of Progress Mediation in Elk Grove. The service is run by Nancy and her Partner Dominic Vessigault. Progress Mediation has been serving our community for 9 years now. Nancy has been a mediator since 1991, having earned her law degree in 1994 at McGeorge School of Lax.

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Topics: Elder Care Options, Caregiver Information and Support, Healthcare Law and Advocacy

In Home Care for the Sacramento Area.

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Feb 7, 2014 7:18:00 AM

Serving El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, Roseville, Placerville, Cameron Park, Sacramento, and the greater Sacramento Area.

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Topics: Elder Care Options, Harmony Home Care, Home Care Options

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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