Connecticut Joins More than 30 States Who Rely on Harmony OmbudsManager Every Day

We are pleased to announce that the Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has selected Harmony OmbudsManager to improve the quality of life for long-term care recipients. The mission of Connecticut’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to protect and promote the…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Successful 2013 Harmony Users Conference

Exactly a week behind us, we’re happy to call the 2013 Harmony Users Conference a great success! With more attendees than any year prior, this sold out event drew human services professionals from around the nation to Cincinnati, Ohio from…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Friday, November 1, 2013

Celebrating 14 Years of Community Living

June 22nd, 2013 marked the 14th anniversary of the U.S Supreme Court Olmstead Decision. In Olmstead vs. L.C. (Olmstead), the United States Supreme Court deemed the unnecessary institutionalization of person with disabilities a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Monday, July 1, 2013

Step Aside Pig Racing, Aging in Place Featured at State Fair

The summer’s here and the time is right for Ferris wheels, funnel cakes and fun at county and state fairs. This year the Minnesota State Fair will feature something a bit less traditional — an exhibit focused on successful aging…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Walk: to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back

Harmony was proud to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for the second year running. At Relay For Life events, communities come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 10 Fastest Aging States Are…

You may be surprised when you hear which states make up U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 10 fastest aging states.  (A hint…Florida didn’t even make the list.)  What is not surprising about this list is that 80…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Encouraging News for Medicare Recipients

The Medicare & Medicaid Research Review (MMRR) recently released a study titled Medicare Readmission Rates Showed Meaningful Decline in 2012 that shows the first meaningful decline in readmission rates in 5 years for Medicare patients. According to the study, from…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Monday, June 17, 2013

Honoring World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Last night, the Elder Justice Coordinating Council hosted a reception in the Hart Senate Building to commemorate the 8th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. We were honored to hear from Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius who…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Case for Care Transitions

Andrew Osterman knows he’s lucky.  He remembers shoveling the snow in his driveway and then waking up in the hospital.  Like many others, Andrew successfully survived a potentially fatal heart attack.  Though grateful to be alive, Andrew and his wife,…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Monday, May 13, 2013

Voice Activated Child-Resistant Safety Caps?!

How many times have you struggled to open a child-resistant safety cap?  Well, your struggle may be over thanks to a team of 5th and 6th grade students from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. Who couldn’t use some help…

Written by: Michael Bolton on Tuesday, February 12, 2013