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

Understanding How to Care for Aging Skin

It’s not an aspect of elderly personal care that is as commonly talked about as other tasks, but is critical to keeping older adults healthy nevertheless. Understanding how to care for aging skin can prevent a variety of difficulties for seniors, including discomfort, dryness, bruising, itching, and more.  Read More

Is Your Senior Loved One at Risk of Elder Abuse?

Providing the assistance that helps seniors continue being independent, healthy, and happy is the mission of our professional senior care experts. Considering the quality of life of aging adults is so important to us, it’s crucial that we take a look at a topic that can be challenging for many of us to even imagine – elder abuse. Read More
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What You Need to Know About a TIA, a Possible Precursor to a Stroke

Confusion. Slurred speech. Numbness that occurs on one side of the body. Sounds like a stroke, right? Then again, if those stroke-like signs subside rather quickly and are rather mild, they may be caused by a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Read More

Recognizing Congestive Heart Failure Flare-ups

CHF, or congestive heart failure, is a health condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it needs to. CHF can be the result of a few different conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. 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

Top Tips for Making the Most of Doctor Appointments

We’ve all walked into the doctor’s office and felt overwhelmed at the mass of patients also waiting to be seen, wondering how long it would be before it was our turn, and just how much quality time we might be able to have with the medical professional once we were seen. 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
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Differences and Similarities Between Depression and Dementia

A visit with mom recently uncovered several unsettling signs. Even though she’s always been awake and out of bed by 8 a.m., now it’s difficult to wake her before lunchtime. Rather than preparing an elaborate home-cooked meal, she prefers to merely warm up a can of soup; and can barely finish a small bowlful. Read More