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

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

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

Shower Chair: 6 Tips for Bathroom  home Safety

By Michael Connors LVN on Jun 26, 2016 7:30:25 PM

For many, aging brings the loss of balance and one’s overall strength. The decline in function can then cause a lot of difficulty in sitting upon and getting up from the toilet or bedside commode. Due to this difficulty there now comes a risk for falls and other injuries. Luckily thru the use of adaptive equipment there are many options to help support the affected individuals so they can use the bathroom safely. At Harmony Home Care, when we do a home safety assessment, we look for the following are 6 great pieces of equipment to use to ensure a safe bathroom.

 

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Topics: Living with Aging Parents, Falls & Fall Prevention, Home Care Options

UTI: Urinary TRACT infections in the elderly

By Michael Connors LVN on May 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Sarah’s mom was getting really cranky lately. She would go back and forth from being argumentative to being depressed, fatigued, and anxious. She would lash out at Sarah one minute, and in the next minute breakdown crying and asking for help. “I just don’t know what’s wrong with me, I can’t handle things anymore, I just can’t think straight.”

Her caregiver had taken mom had been to the doctor a few weeks before and been checked out for a UTI, but the test came back negative. But another test done after all other obvious symptoms were ruled out confirmed that all these symptoms were indeed caused by a Urinary Tract Infection.

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Topics: Living with Aging Parents, Health/Medical

Stress: Coping With mom

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Sep 16, 2015 10:46:34 PM

Jackie's mom calls her at least twice a day now. Sometimes it's just to stay in touch, other times she's in tears because she just feels so awful and confused, but more times than not she calls to try to guilt Jackie into coming over. The caregivers she's hired are always awful people that can't be trusted; the house and the daily routine are more than she can handle; that terrible president we have is going to lead us straight to Armageddon; and it always ends the same: "when can you come over and help me again dear?"

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

Is Your Aging Loved One Moving In with Your Family? How to Prepare.

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Aug 19, 2015 3:38:18 PM

 

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Topics: Living with Aging Parents

A Family Caregiver Who’s Feeling Rundown Will Benefit from Professional Elder Care Services

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 22, 2015 3:31:02 PM

 

It’s easy to feel rundown and fatigued when trying to take care of an elderly loved one. For Melanie, supporting her aging mother wasn’t something she had planned on, but after she had suffered from astroke, she knew she had to step up. After all, no other family members were going to step up, and she didn’t want her mother to be without the proper level of support when she was

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

How to Have The Talk With Your Parents

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 17, 2015 6:05:05 PM

Do you wonder how to begin a conversation with your aging parent regarding a sensitive topic? Whether it's needing to speak about giving up driving, moving, or bringing help in, you can improve the odds of coming up with a solution by knowing which words to avoid, and which ones to use.

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Topics: Living with Aging Parents, Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA, Home Care Options

10 Signs It Might Be Time for In-Home Care

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Jun 17, 2015 5:55:46 PM

[vc_row fullwidth="false" attached="false" padding="0" visibility="" animation=""][vc_column border_color="" visibility="" width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]Making the decision to help an aged adult invite someone into their home to help them is a difficult one, both physically and emotionally. What matters most is you want your loved one to be well and safe. You may ask yourself, how can you feel confident whether the circumstance suggests that your loved one shouldn't be living alone any longer?

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

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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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