On the subject of chronic diseases, the elderly are the experts, hands down, with nearly 3 out of 4 older persons dealing with ongoing chronic condition management. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases usually takes both a physical and emotional toll, and can quickly become overwhelming. Read More
About Harmony Home Health & Hospice
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Harmony Home Health & Hospice contributed a whooping 22 entries.
Entries by Harmony Home Health & Hospice
Even though the ultimate goal is always to increase safety and health for the aging adults they love, those providing senior assistance at home, unfortunately, sometimes end up diminishing their very own health in the process. Read More
Medications can both improve and save lives, but there is a hidden danger that can lead to dire consequences — the risk of medication non-adherence.
Statistics show that as many as 125,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of prescription medication non-adherence, a number that’s twice as large as those who die from car accidents. Read More
With more than 10,000 prescription drugs available in the United States, it’s no wonder that so many seniors – approximately one in three – are taking at least five of them each and every day. Read More
Think for one minute about all the steps you go through to take a bath.
First, you step over a high tub wall while attempting to maintain balance.
Then, you lower yourself into the tub using your arm strength. Read More
Home is where the heart is, which is why the hearts of so many seniors are set on aging in place at home, instead of facing a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility – upwards of 90% of them, as shown in research conducted by AARP. Read More
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
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
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
When someone you love enters into hospice care, it’s often an overwhelming and emotionally charged time for the family, raising a number of questions. What exactly does hospice care mean? Who provides care for your loved one throughout this time? Read More