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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
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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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Dementia Care From the Salt Lake City In Home Care Experts

Although scores of senior loved ones are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. Read More
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Home Health Care in Ogden, Utah Focuses On Cutting-Edge Alzheimer’s Treatment Options

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The disease is now the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And even though deaths from other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have increased in excess of 100%. Read More
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Alzheimer’s Risk Factors Now Include These Common Medications

They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term side-effects, such as memory loss and confusion, but new research suggests several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors. Read More
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How Patients Are Being Empowered to Take Control of Chronic Condition Management

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