Month: May 2016

7 Respite Care Options

By patrick / May 30, 2016 / 0 Comments
Respite Care Burnout

We’ve all heard the flight attendants give the safety briefing before take-off: “In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure…. put the oxygen mask on your child or dependent adult first…” And so it goes with respite care. If your incapacitated because of caregiver burnout, what good can you be to the persons that…

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UTI: Urinary TRACT infections in the elderly

By patrick / May 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
UTI

Sarah’s mom was getting really cranky lately. She would go back and forth from being argumentative to being depressed, fatigued, and anxious. She would lash out at Sarah one minute, and in the next minute breakdown crying and asking for help. “I just don’t know what’s wrong with me, I can’t handle things anymore, I just…

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Shower Chair: 6 Tips for Bathroom home Safety Open preview

By patrick / May 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
Shower Chair

For many, aging brings the loss of balance and one’s overall strength. The decline in function can then cause a lot of difficulty in sitting upon and getting up from the toilet or bedside commode. Due to this difficulty there now comes a risk for falls and other injuries. Luckily thru the use of adaptive equipment there are many…

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Long-Term Care Insurance

By patrick / May 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
Long Term Care Insurance

One of the most common calls we get at our senior home care agency is “will my insurance pay for this?” The answer is, “it depends.” One of my clients, Marjorie, was living alone with her disabled adult daughter when I met her. She had been a widower for nearly 20 years, and told me…

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Medical Alert Systems: 7 Important Tips

By patrick / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments
Medical Alert System

Medical Alert Systems The IT boom is leading to many advantages of technology for seniors. Medical alert systems have come a long way in recent years. Most seniors don’t realize the benefits of theses systems, and are commonly reluctant to use them.  Here are 7 important features to look for when choosing the right company. Medical alert systems have…

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Caregivers-Flexible Hours & Great Pay: Harmony Home Care – Sacramento, CA

By patrick / May 15, 2016 / 2 Comments

Job Description At Harmony Home Care we are a close knit team of caregivers who rely on each other to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care. We only hire committed professional caregivers who love working with the elderly during all hours of the day and night. We do what we do because…

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Hospice Care: 6 Helpful Tips

By patrick / May 14, 2016 / 0 Comments
Convincing parent to get help

It’s your choice to hire the right Hospice company for your loved one. But do you have enough family to help with the care when the hospice company isn’t there? Who is going comfort them, feed them, bring them water, bathe and groom them, change the linens and do the laundry…? Nobody prepares for this…

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Home Care Agencies

By patrick / May 11, 2016 / 0 Comments
Donelda and Jessica

Allison’s mom needed help, everyone could see that. When the family talked to her about getting one of the professional home care agencies to come in she refused. She insisted on hiring a young man whom she had befriended at her church. At first it seemed to be an ideal match. But the lack of…

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