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A Senior’s Guide to Downsizing

By patrick / April 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Downsizing home

Downsizing from your home after raising a family can be a stressful experience. Proper planning, gathering of advice, and correctly evaluating stuff are all important things in making sure your downsizing goes as smooth as silk. The first thing to do is to find solutions to all of the financial questions and issues that surround…

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Elderly Care Options

By patrick / November 26, 2017 / 0 Comments
Hospice care at home

It was early June, our wedding was just days away, when the phone rang. It was the hospital informing me my mother was in the hospital, again. This had become so routine over the last few years that it usually didn’t alarm me. But this time they said it was different. They said they had discovered…

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Tips For Caregivers to Avoid Burnout

By patrick / November 14, 2017 / 0 Comments
Caregiver Burnout

Whether it’s your official job or you are just helping out, being a caregiver is rewarding. You sleep better at night knowing that you’re one of the few people making a difference in this world. More importantly, you are helping someone that cannot help themelves. However, that doesn’t mean taking care of someone is easy…

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Should I Pay for My Parents’ Long Term Care?

By patrick / June 21, 2017 / 0 Comments
Long Term Care Insurance

No one ever wants to consider this, but our parents are not as invincible as we thought they were when we were 5. They may be our superheroes, but they are not as full proof as the cape-clad beings we used to look up to when we were younger. What we are trying to say…

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Elderly Care Options

By patrick / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments
Donelda & Jessica

If you’re reading this, you’re probably feeling very stressed out. Mom or dad aren’t doing well and it’s obvious that you need to step in. Perhaps they’ve fallen lately, or maybe they’re not eating or drinking properly, maybe forgetting their medications; whatever the reason that is causing you pain, it’s more than you can handle. Don’t…

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Preventing Flu in older adults

By patrick / October 13, 2016 / 0 Comments
Flu PreventioN

Flu / Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that results in thousands of hospitalizations and even worse are the deaths that can result from this illness every year. The flu is highly contagious and very easily passed from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or from contact with an infected person’s oral/nasal fluids. The Flu Season Flu…

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7 Early Signs of Dementia

By patrick / August 11, 2016 / 0 Comments
Dementia Care

Hi everybody, my name is Patrick Philbrick I am the Executive Director of Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care in Sacramento and today I wanted to talk briefly about early signs of dementia. I want to start with a story one of my clients told me not too long ago. Her mother was getting up in…

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A New Way of paying for Senior Care

By patrick / August 3, 2016 / 0 Comments
Reverse Mortgage

Thanks to modern medicine and healthier lifestyles, people are living longer than ever before. As a result, seniors are able to maintain a higher quality of life and enjoy quality time with their loved ones for longer. However, there comes a time in many senior’s lives when it becomes increasingly difficult to manage day-to-day activities…

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

By patrick / May 15, 2016 / 2 Comments

Job Description At Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar 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…

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