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Harmony Holiday Giving

As we’ve done in years past, Harmony gave back this holiday season by sponsoring local families in need. This year, we worked with a local domestic violence program that helps mothers who left home with their children—and often nothing else.…

Written by: Mediware on Monday, December 23, 2013

Keeping the Season Bright for Elderly & Disabled

While the holidays are a joyful time for most, they can be far from merry for many elderly and disabled people. They can bring back memories of loved ones lost, increase stress, and create or intensify feelings of loneliness and…

Written by: Mediware on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays!

From Everyone at Harmony, Happy Holidays!

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spotlight on Illinois for Protection of Elderly

Each year, Adult Protective Services (APS) programs across the country receive more than 500,000 reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation involving older or otherwise vulnerable adults. In order to sufficiently serve vulnerable adults, APS professionals work closely with a variety…

Written by: Mediware on Friday, December 13, 2013

Top 7 Tips to Make Reporting Season Merry

It’s nearing the end of the year and before you know it, the deadline to submit federally-mandated National Aging Program Information Systems (NAPIS) reports will be here.  Below are seven tips to help make your NAPIS reporting season a bit…

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Money Follows the Person: Rebalancing Long-Term Care in Georgia

“As a person living with cerebral palsy, acquiring her new home symbolized something more: it was the first day she would live as an independent adult.” A recent story in the Augusta Chronicle tells the inspirational story of Angela Steger,…

Written by: Mediware on Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Focus on Aging in Place in Hawaii

With the highest life expectancy in the nation, a rapidly increasing number of seniors, and limited capacity in residential care and nursing homes, the concept of aging in place is particularly relevant in Hawaii. Keeping Hawaii’s seniors (“kupana”) happy and…

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

For tips on helping the elderly and disabled enjoy the holiday season, check out Harmony’s Tis’ the Season for Thanks and Giving blog article here.

Written by: Mediware on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Squeezing Seniors: N4A Releases New Report on Impact of Federal Funding Cuts

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) released a report this week, “Squeezing Seniors: Aging Community Fears National Crisis as a Result of Federal Budget Cuts,” which addresses the impact that stagnant and reduced federal funding, including the…

Written by: Mediware on Friday, November 22, 2013

Celebrating Family Caregivers

This November, we celebrate family caregivers through National Family Caregivers Month, an observance that originated through the Family Caregivers Association’s (now the Caregiver Action Network’s) week-long celebration of caregivers on Thanksgiving week in 1994. President Bill Clinton signed the first presidential…

Written by: Mediware on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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