Facing a Move: How Home Care Assistance Can Help

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities were devastating, as the virus spread like wildfire throughout our most vulnerable population who were living together in such close quarters. As a result, many families made the decision to move their elderly parents home, which raised a number of challenges to be overcome.  Read More

How Senior Care at Home Eases Transitions from Hospital to Home

Recovering from surgery takes time, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies take longer to heal, but there are additional factors that come into play: reduced mobility and a number of instructions to follow for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.  Read More

Answers to Your Top Questions About Home Health Care

As we discussed in a previous blog post, moving from home to an assisted living facility is not always necessary, thanks to professional home health care services. If you’ve started searching for the ideal solution for a senior you love, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and have a number of questions: Is home health care an option for Dad? Read More

Understand the Options for Aging at Home

For the majority of us, aging at home is preferred over a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility because of the comfort and familiarity home brings. It allows us the chance to choose when we want to go to bed and when to wake up, what we want to eat for meals, what activities we want to do each day, and more. Read More
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Home Care Can Help Address the Barriers to Technology Use in Seniors

These days, seniors are flooded with a plethora of hi-tech products focused on enhancing their self-reliance and safety and contributing to life enhancement. With the touch of a button or two, we can instantly visit “in person” with friends and relatives through Skype or Zoom, wear a necklace that reacts with emergency assistance when necessary, even remain safe from getting lost with specialized receptors attached to clothes or shoes. Read More
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Advance Directives Provide Peace of Mind

Our lives are unpredictable. And though an advance health care directive can be something we want to put off, thinking about end-of-life decisions today can help provide peace of mind that your values and preferences about your medical care will be heard in the future. Read More
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Learn How Palliative Care Helps Improve Quality of Life

What is the first thing that comes to the front of your mind when you hear the phrase “palliative care?” For many people, it’s associated with hospice care. The actual goal of palliative care, though, is to give relief from difficulties like pain, vomiting and nausea that are caused by either a medical condition or from the treatment for that ailment. Read More
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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
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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
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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