Tips for Caring for Someone with MS at Home

As Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for anyone with a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis (MS), comfort is essential, as is remaining safe. Read More

Top Medications for MS Treatment

While there’s no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in our country are diagnosed with the condition – as many as 400,000 individuals, in fact, and of that, 86% of MS patients note fatigue as the top symptom they’re experiencing. Read More
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ALS Care Tips for Utah Family Caregivers

As a degenerating neurological disease, ALS (sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease) can cause a wide variety of physical obstacles that can result in clinical depression. For individuals providing ALS care for a loved one, it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to help the person live life to the fullest and remain optimistic.   Read More
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ALS Symptoms and Stages: Important Information for Salt Lake City Family Caregivers

Being given a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can bring about plenty of questions and concerns, both for the individual diagnosed and his or her family members. Read More
Living With a Chronic Illness

Finding Joy When Living With a Chronic Illness

Have you ever started your day and figured, “It’s probably going to be one of those days!” Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater opted to stop working, and the dog chewed up one of your favorite shoes overnight. Read More
Chronic Disease Management

Combining Health Care Goals with Chronic Disease Management for Seniors

On the subject of chronic diseases, older adults are often the experts, hands down, with up to three out of four seniors affected by multiple conditions that are ongoing, call for long-term medical attention, and place limitations on activities. Read More
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How Home Healthcare Can Help Prevent Another Hospital Visit for Your Loved Ones

There’s currently a high priority for hospitals: lowering readmissions for high-risk patients. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” shares that effective initiatives from several hospitals with low 30-day rehospitalizations are, to a certain extent, the result of collaborating with inpatient and outpatient care providers, like Harmony Home Health & Hospice, who can supply a continuum of care with professional geriatric and pediatric private duty nursing services. Read More
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Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and…an Emergency Room Visit?

While we’d like to picture enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with all of our loved ones spending quality time together and Mom’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for many families instead includes something unanticipated: an emergency room visit. Read More
Diabetes Care Plan

Do You Have a Diabetes Care Plan? Make Sure It Includes These Tips!

Effective diabetes management requires consistent, ongoing attention to numerous details—with the understanding that ignoring diabetes can result in serious health concerns, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and even diabetic coma. Read More
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If You Notice These Diabetes Symptoms, Seek Medical Attention

The statistics are sobering: as many as 29 million Americans are currently diagnosed with diabetes, accounting for nearly 10% of the nation’s entire population. It’s important for all of us to learn as much as possible about the disease, whether for ourselves, to catch it early if it arises, or for better diabetes management for our loved ones. Read More