Harmony Home Care is now BrightStar Care

Month: August 2015

The Importance of an Advance Directive

By patrick / August 30, 2015 / 1 Comment
Advance-Directive_ICU_Web

It was early one evening, after an already long day and long week, when I got the call that my dad had been transported to the hospital with shortness of breath, chest pains, and was barely conscious and not able to respond to questions. I dropped everything, kissed my lovely wife good night, and headed…

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Harmony Featured on Legacy Planning Radio

By patrick / August 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Harmony Featured on Legacy Planning Radio
Justin Gilbert-Senior In Home Care Interview

Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care owners Patrick Philbrick and Jennifer Jarrett were recently interviewed on Legacy Planning Radio by Attorney Justin Gilbert. In this audio recording they discuss options for getting help at home with an aging loved one, costs, financing options, Veterans’ benefits, and some of the distinctions that make Harmony unique. Justin…

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How Much Help do you Need with Mom?

By patrick / August 23, 2015 / 1 Comment
24 Hour Home Care

OK, so it’s gotten to the point where mom or dad have declined so much mentally or physically that you and your family just can’t give them all the care they need or deserve. Perhaps they’ve been falling more lately, calling you multiple times throughout the day and night, forgetting or refusing to eat or…

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After Surgery Care for Seniors

By patrick / August 20, 2015 / Comments Off on After Surgery Care for Seniors
After Surgery Care

What are you going to do in that first 24-72 hours when you first get home after a surgery? Or if it’s one of the seniors in your family, how are you going to cope with the extra time and energy that they are going to require of you? Do you have the extra help…

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Is Your Aging Loved One Moving In with Your Family? How to Prepare.

By patrick / August 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Is Your Aging Loved One Moving In with Your Family? How to Prepare.
Aging Parents Moving In

  Given logistics, distance and demands, families frequently find themselves needing to move an elder out of his or her home and into a family home with multiple relatives who can help. It’s a big transition issue for everyone involved, and the change requires everyone in a household to make adjustments as well. Even if…

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Senior Home Care Activities: Colored Sand Art

By patrick / August 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Senior Home Care Activities: Colored Sand Art
Resources for Seniors

  Enjoying creative activities with their home care provider is a fantastic way to stimulate your elderly loved ones’ minds, foster conversation and sharing, and give them an emotional boost. This activity also offers the additional benefit of tactile stimulation, which improves cognitive processing and supports better hand and joint health. Colored sand art is…

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Better Support for Dementia Care Patients

By patrick / August 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

You’ve noticed lately that mom or dad just aren’t themselves. They’ve been forgetting important things like taking their medications, paying bills, who they gave money to or worse. You’ve been dealing with this person in the same way for many decades, and now suddenly they don’t respond the way they used to. It can be extremely frustrating…

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Difficult Senior Care: Tips for Recognizing Depression in Seniors

By patrick / August 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Difficult Senior Care: Tips for Recognizing Depression in Seniors
Recognizing-depression-in-seniors

As a family caregiver for your elderly parents, you know that the care and assistance you offer should go beyond attending to their physical needs. Physical health and safety are a critical focus of your senior care plan, but you must also take into consideration their mental and emotional health to ensure true well-being and…

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