Entries by Harmony Home Health & Hospice

Albuquerque Home Care Service Experts Provide Tips on Relieving the Pressure of Bed Sores

Impacting as many as one in every ten older adults, and even more prevalent in those who smoke, suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, or whose skin is much more fragile, bed sores (also called pressure sores or pressure injuries) are not merely extremely painful – they can quickly progress to infections that can spread to the bloodstream and even become life-threatening. Read More

Bruising Easily Is Common Among Older Adults

Of the many changes that occur in aging, bruising easily is one that may be frightening for family members to observe in senior loved ones. While it’s important to consult with the senior’s doctor whenever there’s a concern with his or her health, it is also beneficial to realize that bruising in older adults is fairly common, resulting from the thinning of the skin and a reduction of fat experienced in aging. Read More

How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Your Loved One: Hospice Tips from Harmony Home Health & Hospice

When a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it may feel as though the best thing to do is to talk about anything and everything EXCEPT that diagnosis, to maintain a positive, upbeat atmosphere to keep the person’s spirits lifted. Read More

12 Strategies to Ease Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Taking care of a loved one who’s undergone a traumatic brain injury can be easier to manage when armed with education and insight. The recommendations below, courtesy of the Salt Lake City home care professionals at Harmony Home Health & Hospice, can minimize stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. Read More

Tips to Ensure Your Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Is Accurate

For a short definition, Harvard Health describes that the top number (systolic pressure) measures artery pressure at the moment the heart beats (whenever your heart contracts), while the bottom number (diastolic pressure) monitors the pressure in between heartbeats (when the heart is resting). Read More