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4 Tips for Caring For Aging Veterans

By patrick / November 8, 2018 / Comments Off on 4 Tips for Caring For Aging Veterans
Veterans

How to Care for our Veteran Population Caregivers can help enhance the quality of life for veterans by advocating on their behalf and helping them find services for their unique needs. Veterans have sacrificed everything to protect and serve our country. They have served in conflicts around the world for the freedoms that we have…

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Fall Is A Great Time For A Family Clean Up

By patrick / October 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Fall Is A Great Time For A Family Clean Up
Fall Cleaning

As seniors age, one thing that often falls by the wayside is cleanliness and organization in their home or living space. There are a few factors, which cause this: physical limitations, sentiment (seniors not wanting to let go), mental blocks, and more. Keeping a neat and tidy space typically just is not a priority for…

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New Study Finds: Caregivers Reduce Readmissions, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs

By patrick / October 18, 2018 / Comments Off on New Study Finds: Caregivers Reduce Readmissions, Improve Outcomes, and Reduce Costs
Caregivers

In 2017, a study released by the University of Pennsylvania found that introducing a caregiver into a patient’s treatment plan at the time of discharge has significant benefits. This study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is the first research to put quantifiable data behind the impact of utilizing caregivers…

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Tips for Seniors During Sleep Awareness Month

By patrick / October 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Tips for Seniors During Sleep Awareness Month
Sleep Awareness Month

Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to…

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Decreasing Fall Risks after Discharge

By patrick / October 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Decreasing Fall Risks after Discharge
Fall Prevention

Studies have shown that following a patient’s discharge from the hospital, a rehab facility, or other healthcare entity, the incidence for falls to occur increases exponentially. This is particularly prevalent among patients who are functionally dependent on assistive devices and/or assistance when they make the return to their home. There are a few major risk…

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October turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By patrick / October 4, 2018 / Comments Off on October turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October traditionally marks the beginning of Fall: crisp air, bonfires, leaves changing, and the world changing to a shade of orange. You may also notice another color taking over each October-Pink. This color is representative of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. This month symbolizes a time in which there is an…

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6 Important Questions Commonly Asked About Respite Care

By patrick / September 27, 2018 / Comments Off on 6 Important Questions Commonly Asked About Respite Care
Respite Care for Elderly

We recently delved into the topic of respite care in our last blog. Respite care is care for caregivers. It is an option for caregivers to finally get some relief, because it is a temporary solution that provides institutional care for elderly, ill, or handicapped individuals, giving caregivers the break they need. Full-time caregivers often…

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Veteran’s Aide & Attendance benefits

By patrick / September 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Veteran’s Aide & Attendance benefits
Radio Show Interview

Our Director, Patrick Philbrick, on the air last weekend trying to get the word out about the Veteran’s Aide & Attendance benefits. If you, or someone you know, served in the military and need additional help at home, this benefit can provide desperately needed funds to help with fall prevention, dressing, bathing, meal preparation, light…

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September is Dementia Awareness Month: Tips To Help Your Loved One

By patrick / September 27, 2018 / Comments Off on September is Dementia Awareness Month: Tips To Help Your Loved One
Dementia Awareness

One of the leading conditions for seniors to experience is Alzheimer’s or dementia. Alz.com reports that Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with over 5 million Americans living with the disease (and that number is rising). The treatment of Dementia can be tricky and its symptoms and side effects can…

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August Employee of the Month – Kim Brand

By patrick / September 24, 2018 / Comments Off on August Employee of the Month – Kim Brand
Kim Brand

We are so excited to announce our AUGUST 2018 Employee of the Month, Kim Brand! The very first minute you meet Kim you know that she is special. Soft spoken, kindhearted and loving, caring nature makes her a perfect fit at Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care. Kim came to our Harmony family with many…

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