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Protect Yourself from the Flu: Get a Flu Shot in October

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There’s a lot of talk right now in the news about vaccines, thanks to the fact that a COVID vaccine is in development. While you might not be able to get vaccinated against COVID yet, there is a seasonal vaccine that you should be getting: the flu vaccine. At Piedmont Home Care, we know how… Read More

Willie Hill: A Life of Learning

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After a nearly 40-year career at Hanesbrands, you might think Willie Hill would be ready to step away from the workplace. But it turns out, Willie was lost without a job to go to. “I’ve just never been a person to sit down,” she says. One day while visiting the offices of Piedmont Home Care… Read More

Finding New Ways to Connect: 5 Ways to Enjoy Video Calls

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Staying connected to people is important for everyone. Humans are social creatures and we thrive on personal interaction, and as we age those social connections can even have a positive impact on our health. Seniors who have strong interpersonal connections — are healthier — when you have people who care about you and check in… Read More

Sara Moore: Compassion Personified

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Nothing says summertime like a tomato sandwich made with tomatoes fresh from the garden. But what about purple tomatoes? Sara Moore found out that purple tomatoes actually make very good sandwiches on a recent adventure. “I work with a 93-year-old woman who is losing her vision and has to use a walker to get around… Read More

Preserve Memories with an Oral History

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “These stories my dad is sharing are so great, I should be writing them down?” Or maybe you’ve played around with the idea of doing a video of your mother telling about her childhood, so your kids and grandkids would have something to remember her by. One of the… Read More

Ron Lewis: Bringing Years of Experience to Providing Personal Care

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At Piedmont Home Care, our success is built around a great team of caring, compassionate individuals. Today’s blog puts the spotlight on Ron Lewis, one member of our team who brings energy and passion to his work caring for others in our community. Ron has more than 40 years of experience as a CNA, including… Read More

5 Exercises to Stay Active Indoors

It’s no secret that exercise helps improve your quality of life at any age. For adults ages 65 and older, the WHO recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity a week, which ends up being about 20 minutes a day. The benefits of exercise include: · Boosting energy · Helping manage weight… Read More

Protecting Yourself from Viruses

Currently the world is experiencing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, COVID-19. Because of that the CDC and public health departments are putting out information on an almost daily basis of how to protect yourself and what precautions are necessary during this time of heightened awareness. At Piedmont Home Care, we understand the need to… Read More

When is it Time for Respite Care? 5 Ways to Help Make the Decision

How do you know when it’s time to look for respite care for your loved ones? Sometimes the answer is easy. Your mother has hip replacement surgery and you are physically unable to care for her during rehabilitation. Or your father has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed and in need of professional care. But… Read More

Heart Healthy Eating Habits

February is the American Heart Association’s National Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and prevention. According to the latest statistics, nearly half of all Americans have some form of heart disease, which is also the leading cause of death for men and women. One of the ways to improve your health… Read More

Chase Away the Winter Blues

In the depths of winter, when the days are short and often cold and gray as well, it’s easy to feel a little glum. For the elderly, the “winter blues” can be even more common during holidays when your adult children are too busy to come for a visit or health concerns keep you at… Read More

Stave Off Dementia: 5 Fun Ways to Keep Your Brain Active

Did you know that 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia? November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in honor of that fact we here at Piedmont Home Care thought it would be fun to share some good ways to help keep your brain active. While there are no clear-cut… Read More

Pick Up a New Hobby, it’s Good for Your Health!

For most of our adult lives our time is consumed with work and chores. We spend most of our waking hours at a job. Whether it’s sitting at a desk, serving customers or building houses, our time is consumed with producing for other people. Then on the weekends it’s time to do all the things… Read More

Signs of the Times: How to Know You’re Ready for Respite Care for a Loved One

Family bonds are some of the strongest relationships that exist, and for many of us there’s nothing we want more than to care for our aging parents in their own homes. In some cases family members can share responsibilities and spend the time necessary to check in on loved ones, monitor prescriptions and be there… Read More

How to Keep Your Cool During the Hot Days of Summer

Summer in the South is a time for fun — ice cream cones on the front porch, picnics with the family, walks in the park, gardens full of green beans and zinnias. It’s great to enjoy those days where you can get outside and let the sun warm your face without having to worry about… Read More