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Stages Of Caring For Seniors With Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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I noticed she was repeating herself many times during the same conversation. She’d always been a lively talker, full of stories. And her eyes still sparkled with that intelligence and sense of wonder that I’d always liked about her. But as she finished this story again, there was a moment when everyone else at the… Read more

Help For The Caregivers: At Home Respite Care

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Being the primary at-home caregiver for a senior is a tough gig. You love them, and you want to be there for them as much as possible. But it’s hard to give them the care they deserve and still live your own life. Some people start to feel isolated, burnt out and, at worse, secretly… Read more

Easy Tips for Better Eye Health

It’s a fact of life that our vision gets worse as we get older. Just as your body is less flexible and you can’t reach down to touch your toes like you could when you were 10 years old, the muscles around your eye get more rigid with age, making it harder to focus or… Read more

Aging in Place

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The term ‘aging in place’ means that a senior citizen is able to live in the residence they prefer. For most Americans, this obviously means living at home. Some of the best things about growing older involve cultivating deeper relationships and new creative pursuits, all of which are easier to do when the elder has… Read more

The Rising Popularity of In-Home Care Services

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The popularity of Home Health Care Services is undeniable. More and more, the aging population of the United States prefers to utilize skilled caregivers in the comfort of their homes, and for good reasons. The cost savings, the emotional benefits to the client and their families, and the one-on-one attention that professional at-home caregivers provide… Read more

Cataracts — A Treatable Vision Issue

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Have you felt like your vision is getting more blurry? Are you starting to see double, and not just the first few minutes of waking up? If so, you’re not alone. 24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 have had cataracts, and about half of all Americans will have had cataracts by the age… Read more

5 Strategies To Improve an Alzheimer Patient’s Quality of Life

Alzheimer’s and Dementia are serious illnesses that take a heavy emotional toll on both the client and their family care takers. The uncertain nature of the diseases and the wide array of symptoms makes these illnesses extremely challenging. Fortunately, Piedmont Home Care is here to help. In this article, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care… Read more

Keona Marshall: Providing Companionship and More

Every day, Keona Marshall drops her two young children off at school, and then heads to work. But most days, it doesn’t really feel like work. First she checks in with her client, then she lets the dog Chloe out while she gets the morning medications ready. They fix a breakfast of sausage and eggs… Read more

Easy Ways for Seniors to Get Outside and be Healthier

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Just like bears who come out in the spring to soak up the sun’s rays after a long winter of hibernating, it can feel like we as human beings are coming out of our caves where we spent the winter to experience the great outdoors in the spring. It’s great for your health to get… Read more

How Postoperative And Respite Care Can Help Seniors Live A Better Life

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Many senior citizens across the US live informal homes and care facilities. Roughly the same number are looked after by family and friends, who provide informal care in the comfort of their homes. This kind of caregiving is not an easy task, especially for prolonged periods of time. Many family and friends experience frustration and… Read more

Creating Client Relationships: Deborah Hucks

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For two years, Deborah Hucks worked as a cook in an assisted living facility. It was a good job, and one she enjoyed, but she knew she wanted to do more. “I wanted to get out of the kitchen and be in a place where I was more hands on with the patients,” Deborah says… Read more

The A To Z Of Postoperative Respite Care For Elders

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After any kind of surgical or invasive procedure, an individual needs a certain amount of rest and time to recover completely. A quick and full recovery depends on diligent self-care, including following the advice of healthcare professionals and experts. Postoperative respite care makes this much easier by providing highly-trained in-home nursing and living assistance, allowing… Read more

Be Aware: Symptoms of Heart Attack Differ in Men and Women

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February is designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and further education of the signs, symptoms, and ways to prevent this leading cause of death for Americans. At Piedmont Home Care, we strive to do our part to raise awareness and improve the community’s understanding… Read more

Fulfilling a Calling: Sherry Smith Celebrates 25 years with Piedmont Home Care

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At 21 years old, Sherry Smith was happy being a mother to her son – a toddler at the time – and working a factory job. But then a freak accident changed the course of her life. One rainy night she threw on a pair of slick-bottomed loafers to take the new Eskimo Spitz puppy… Read more

5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Warm in the Winter

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We’re heading into the coldest month of the year in North Carolina — January. With average lows of 29 degrees and average highs only getting to 48, there’s a chill in the air most days that just doesn’t go away. For seniors, that cold can feel even more harsh. As we age our bodies change… Read more