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Senior Safety: Is Bathing Dangerous To Your Health?

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
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Salt Lake City Home Care Experts Answer: Are Home Care Services an Option?

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
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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
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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
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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
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6 Things You Need to Know About Hospice Care

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
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Managing Relationship Challenges Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Along with the many life changes after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), intimate relationships are impacted in a variety of ways due to: Read More
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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 Provo home care professionals at Harmony Home Health & Hospice, can minimize stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. Read More
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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
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Take the “IF She Were a SWAN…” Challenge to Better Detect Signs of Heart Attack in Women

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who ended up to be a gorgeous swan. The apparent moral of that particular story is that many things, upon first appearance, are not what they seem to be. Read More