Avoid Hospital Readmissions by Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors

Do you realize…nearly half of all seniors are chronically under-hydrated, based on a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions because of dehydration. Read More

Meaningful Activities for Older Adults that Promote Purpose and Value

Look online for “activities for older adults” and you’ll probably find a mixture of games, crafts, memory-stimulating puzzles, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really search much deeper, are the purposeful, philanthropic activities that bring meaning to our lives. Read More

Tips to Increase Self-Esteem in the Elderly

“Wait a minute; I’ll help you with that.” “Take it easy and don’t overdo it!” “I’ll handle that; you just sit and rest.” How often have we made statements like these to older adults, with only the best intentions, naturally? Read More
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Reduce Senior Fall Risk with These Recommendations

Falling can be painful, but for seniors, the results can be devastating, including hip fractures, which can result in a broad range of health concerns. As many as 25% of all older adults who experience a fractured hip lose their lives within six months of the injury. Read More
Mesothelioma

Six Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma occurs in men four times more often than women. Researchers believe men develop mesothelioma more often because occupational asbestos exposure typically happens in male-dominated industries. Read More
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COVID-19 Trusted Resources for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Recognizing where to turn with regard to the current, most reliable information on COVID-19, especially as it relates to the elderly and people who provide caregiving assistance for them, is important – and can be confusing. Read More
Adaptive Equipment for the Elderly

Covering the Cost of Adaptive Equipment for the Elderly

Could your senior loved one could benefit from additional safety in the shower or tub? Does he/she require a walker or rollator to move around? If that’s the case, it’s quite possible that you’ll soon be looking to purchase the in-home adaptive devices that so many families count on to keep senior loved ones safe. Read More
Assistive Devices for the Elderly

Assistive Devices for the Elderly: Insider Tips to Increase Safety and Comfort at Home

Throughout growing older, assistive devices for the elderly can make day-to-day life around the house easier and safer. There’s a large selection of assistive equipment solutions for home care available today to choose from. 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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Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and…an Emergency Room Visit?

While we’d like to picture enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with all of our loved ones spending quality time together and Mom’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for many families instead includes something unanticipated: an emergency room visit. Read More