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
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Understanding the Dangers of Sleep Medications for Seniors

There’s just nothing that compares with the feeling of waking up after a good night’s sleep, feeling energized and ready to face the day. Yet for many seniors – as many as one in three of them – getting enough sleep is something that only happens in their dreams. Read More

Senior Caregiver Tip: What Not to Say to Someone Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had a person say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky up until that moment, unexpectedly you actually DO feel worn out and rundown. Read More

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