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

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

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

"And Now For Something Completely Different"-Senior Humor

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Sep 12, 2015 7:41:40 PM

Here are some light-hearted and whimsical memes to brighten your day

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Topics: Harmony Home Care, Caregiver Information and Support

Harmony Home Care Featured on News10 Sacramento

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 24, 2015 12:21:44 PM

Harmony Home Care is participating as a title sponsor in the annual Sacramento Healthcare Vendor Fair, June 25th at the Sacramento Convention Center. Our CEO Patrick Philbrick was interviewed for this event and given a chance to highlight the resources Harmony makes available to families suffering from the hardship of dealing with a loved one who is declining physically and/or mentally.

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn New Tricks, and Home Care Can Help

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 15, 2015 6:46:24 AM

 

There’s an old adage that goes: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” It essentially refers to the fact that the older a person is, the more difficult it happens to be to learn new things. That may apply to animals, but it doesn’t apply to people.

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Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 19, 2015 10:22:52 PM


Commonly mistaken for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia is a very serious form of dementia that currently has no cure. It was discovered in the early 1900’s by Friederich H. Lewy while doing research on Parkinson’s disease. What he discovered is that in these patients abnormal proteins are deposited at the base of the brain stem, disrupting normal processes.

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Brain Exercises for Mental Fitness in Seniors

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 10, 2015 1:22:39 PM

Senior Care in Sacramento CA

One of the greatest myths of our time is that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” The truth is our brains our able to make new connections, to learn new things, to adapt to difficult situations, and to find new solutions to problems right up to the day we die. Scientists call this Neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to constantly adapt, change, and keep us growing and maturing. The exception of course is diseased brains. People with Alzheimer’s and dementia slowly lose this ability as their brains actually wither and die.

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The Importance of imparting Purpose and Socialization in the Lives of Your Dementia Patients

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Feb 16, 2015 3:31:42 AM

The Importance of imparting Purpose and Socialization in the Lives of Your Dementia Patients

The other day a friend of mine shared an old black andwhite photo with me from 1970. It was an aerial view of El  Mirage Gliderport during the 1970 National Soaring Competition. This was a sport I was actively involved in having soloed at the tender age of 14. I was 19 when the photo was taken and had the responsibility of “Chief Line Boy.” I was in heaven! Here was the greatest event of the year, in a sport I was extremely active in and was very passionate about, and I was charged with the responsibility to launch 60 sailplanes using 8 tow planes within an hour. It was one of the greatest experiences in my life! The picture gave me an intoxicating chill as my mind became flooded with the memories of that event: the pressure and anxiety of such a huge responsibility, the thrill of seeing so much activity in such a short amount of time, and the satisfaction of interacting with hundreds of people I cared about and shared something in common with, and being at the very center of all this activity. I can’t imagine a better experience for a 19 year old.

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Harmony Home Health Receives BRN Certified Education Provider Status!

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 1, 2014 2:46:06 AM

We are delighted to share that Harmony Home Health-Home Care Sacramento has received certification to provide Continuing Education Units by the California Board of Registered Nurses!

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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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