Learn How Family Therapy Can Help Family Caregivers

Although everyone loves to reach significant milestones in their life, even if those milestones aren’t negative, they can cause stress. Losing a job. Starting a new job. Getting married. Having children. Read More

How to Stay Aware of Mental Health Concerns in Seniors

The isolation and fear that COVID-19 has brought about has had an enormous impact on the mental health and wellbeing of older adults. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, nearly 50% of the older adults surveyed shared that their stress and worry level has adversely affected their own health. Read More

Use the SMILE Technique When Facing Caregiving Difficulties

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself like this: You’ve spent most of your life providing care for and assisting others – as a parent, in your career, by volunteering in your community, and as a grandparent. Read More

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse in a Senior Loved One

Even though abusing an older person is something that would never cross the mind of most people, it is a tragically common situation in the United States. Elder abuse occurs in many ways, from physical to emotional, and it strikes the most frail and vulnerable among us. Read More
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Overcoming Dysphagia Challenges with Home Health Care

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more satisfying than a tall, cold drink; however, for a person with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or difficulty with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, because of weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Read More
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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

Family caregivers dedicate so much of themselves to the ones they care for – both emotionally and physically. It’s easy to grow to be exhausted and to start to experience feelings like indifference, weariness, and a detachment from the person in your care. Read More
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How to Reduce Stress and Increase Calm for Family Caregivers

Emotional stress for family caregivers is inevitable, but actually, not always a negative thing. In fact, as they say, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” Read More
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How to Be the Best Family Caregiver for Someone with a New Diagnosis

It may well have been suspected, or maybe broadsided you without warning. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is going to make independent life a challenge. Read More

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Senior Medications and Hospitalizations

The facts are astonishing: recent research conducted by the Annals of Family Medicine unveiled that a typical primary care physician has a “panel” of as many as 2,000 patients – those who are currently under their care. Read More
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Plan for a Cheerful Holiday Season with Senior Loved Ones

The holidays are filled with celebrations, parties, and get-togethers. However, for an elderly loved one, holiday outings require a little supplemental planning. Follow these guidelines from  Harmony Home Health & Hospice’s experts in home care in Ogden and surrounding communities to enjoy relaxed and fun outings with family members of all ages this holiday season. Read More