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September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

By patrick / August 27, 2018 / Comments Off on September is World Alzheimer’s Month!
World Alzheimers Month

The beginning of September marks the official start of World Alzheimer’s Month! This month is an international campaign organized by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September. The goal of the month-long campaign is to generate and increase awareness of Dementia and to challenge the stigma that is often associated with the disease. World Alzheimer’s Month…

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IMPORTANT TIPS ON WORKING WITH A CASE MANAGER

By patrick / August 27, 2018 / Comments Off on IMPORTANT TIPS ON WORKING WITH A CASE MANAGER
Working with Case Managers

Having a case manager helping you navigate care for yourself or a loved one in the hospital is essential for alleviating stress and having support from a professional. Case managers are the glue that hold the entire healthcare system together. Simply utilizing them is great, but there are some important tips on how to work with a…

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July Employee of the Month – Marie Hutchenson

By patrick / August 16, 2018 / Comments Off on July Employee of the Month – Marie Hutchenson
Marie Hutchenson

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our JULY 2018 Employee of The Month Marie Hutcheson! The day Marie walked through our Harmony doors was one of the luckiest days we have ever had. Marie came to us with 26 years of caregiving experience and has in one way or another been a caregiver her whole…

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The Advantages and Pitfalls of Direct Hiring of a Private Caregiver

By patrick / July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on The Advantages and Pitfalls of Direct Hiring of a Private Caregiver
Caregiver

Direct Hiring This is the most dangerous and cheapest route for your patients to take but sometimes is the best option. When patients call me at Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care and can’t afford to private pay a home care agency, I suggest they do the hiring themselves. Then, I educate them on the…

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These Are the Top Home Safety Modifications Seniors Should Consider

By patrick / July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on These Are the Top Home Safety Modifications Seniors Should Consider
Home Safety

According to research, approximately 90 percent of seniors in the U.S. want to age in their homes. While it’s logical why one would want to live out their life in an environment that brings comfort and happiness, it’s likely that the original home is not conducive to mobility issues and other forms of physical and mental illness.…

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What is Respite Care?

By patrick / July 24, 2018 / Comments Off on What is Respite Care?
Respire Care

Many Sacramento residents are caring for their aging family members or loved ones on a daily basis while trying to maintain their own everyday lives, hold down jobs, care for their own immediate family, and find time for other responsibilities and hobbies. This is no easy task, but people often do it so their older…

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A Development in Diabetes Care

By patrick / July 24, 2018 / Comments Off on A Development in Diabetes Care
Diabetes Care

According to JDRF.org, Type 1 diabetes is defined as “an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.” This disease can affect everyone from children to seniors and onset can occur at any age. Each year about 40,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in the…

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Latest Developments in Cancer Research and What that Means for Seniors

By patrick / July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
Cancer Research

Cancer research, testing, and vaccinations are being created and worked on by doctors and medical professionals daily. Recently, researchers at Stanford University developed a promising new cancer “vaccine” that they originally tested on mice. The vaccine cured up to 97% of tumors in the tested mice. Later this year, the researchers will test the vaccine…

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Employee of the Month June 2018

By patrick / July 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
RhondaLynn Linger

We are very pleased to introduce our June 2018 Employee of The Month Rhondalynn Linger! Rhondalynn has been such an important and loving part of our Harmony family since April 2015. She came to us with private care-giving experience and cared for her mother as well. Her soft-spoken words, kindhearted nature and absolute love of…

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Summer and Seniors: 4 Tips To Enjoying Time Outdoors

By patrick / June 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Summer and Seniors: 4 Tips To Enjoying Time Outdoors
Summer and Senior

Although winter often gets a bad rap for posing health risks for seniors as we see spikes in flu season, pneumonia, colds, and other illnesses, the summer months can create a whole slew of issues for aging citizens as well. Hot weather is dangerous to anyone in general, but seniors have an increased risk of…

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