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Senior Care Tips Sacramento CA

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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Advantages of staying in your home later in life in Sacramento, California

By patrick / February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
staying in your home

Advantages of Staying in Your Home Later in Life In Sacramento, California As parents, spouses, and other family members begin to age and start exhibiting health and medical issues, loved ones often take on the responsibility of figuring out how to care for them. With no background in health care or caregiving, this can be…

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The Importance of Creating a Safer Home for Seniors

By patrick / February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments
Senior Ramp

Living independently in Sacramento, CA offers terrific benefits for seniors. Maintaining the freedom to live in their own home, however, can be filled with challenges. Many of the features in a home can be modified to help keep a senior living in their home and without fear of possible injury. Seniors can experience slips and…

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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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10 Signs Your Parents or Loved Ones Need Home Care Assistance

By patrick / April 28, 2017 / 0 Comments
Donelda & Jessica

Ten years ago, before founding Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care, we noticed that my parents beginning to withdraw more and more. My father’s driving habits were getting very bad. They both skipped medications, quit preparing meals opting instead for lot’s of easy to eat processed foods and sugary snacks. At the time we were both busy in other…

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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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6 Questions to ask before hiring a caregiver

By patrick / July 27, 2016 / 0 Comments
Donelda & Jessica

Hi everybody this is patrick from Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care. I’m the executive director, and I’m here today to help you. You’re obviously here because you’re thinking about bring a caregiver into your home to take care of your mom and dad, maybe a spouse, maybe your son or a loved one. Before…

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Home Health vs. Home Care: What’s the difference?

By patrick / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments
Donelda and Jessica Eating Strawberries

Hi my name is Patrick and I am the executive director of Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care. I’m here today to talk about the difference between home health and home care. Some people think they sound exactly the same and that there is no difference, but there actually is a huge difference. A case in point,…

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