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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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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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