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Piedmont Home Care News

When the Time is Right – Letting Go of Your Driver’s License

For many of us, especially those that didn’t grow up in a big city with extensive public transportation, driving a car is a symbol of freedom and independence. As soon as we turned 16 and got our driver’s license we were free of our parents having to drive us everywhere, and that feeling doesn’t seem… Read more

After Stroke Care – We’re With you on the Road to Recovery

February is Heart Month, and that means lots of talk in the news and other media about heart disease and high blood pressure. But this year we wanted to take this time to talk a little about stroke, another medical condition that has many of the same risk factors as heart disease. While many people… Read more

Make New Friends in the New Year! Piedmont Home Care Tips to Battle Loneliness

As people look forward to New Year’s Day and start making resolutions, we have one that can not only change your outlook on life but also improve your health in the coming years. Research shows that people with social support and good relationships tend to live longer. That’s because loneliness and isolation can lead to… Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: Know Your Risk

November is American Diabetes Month, a time set aside by the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness of diabetes, to help educate people on the risks associated with the disease, and to find resources to better manage diabetes. This is important because research shows that over 7 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed. On top… Read more

Spotlight on Acey Hargett, Employee Relations Manager

Acey Hargett got her start at Piedmont Home Care as an intern while a student at Winston-Salem State University. “My senior year I was required to do an internship, and my professor knew Bob Cain, vice president of marketing at Piedmont Home Care, and set up an interview,” Acey says. “After meeting with him and… Read more

Vaccines for Healthy Living – Are You Up to Date?

Here at Piedmont Home Care, fall is one of our favorite seasons. After the heat and humidity of the summer, it’s nice to have days where the air is crisp and cool and the golden sun shines through colorful red and golden leaves. However, after fall comes winter, when people are forced to stay inside… Read more

Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 11 million people in the United States provide unpaid care for the more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The loved ones who spend their days cooking, cleaning and providing companionship for someone with Alzheimer’s disease bear an often unrecognized burden. Caregivers face challenges to their… Read more

Protect Your Options for Senior and Respite Care – Support the Choose Home Care Act

Seniors and their families deserve choices when deciding where to recover after a hospital stay. If enacted, the Choose Home Care Act (HR 5514) will provide just that by improving access to respite care and home healthcare services for Medicare beneficiaries following hospitalization. The program offers families safe and convenient post-acute options for respite care… Read more

Kristin Brown: Matchmaker Extraordinaire

Conversations, connections and building relationships. Kristin Brown, client services manager for Piedmont Home Care, understands that the bond between a caregiver and client is about so much more than just performing daily tasks and overseeing health care priorities, and she has been fortunate enough to experience that connection first hand. “One of the things I… Read more

Caregiver Burnout – It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding jobs of your life. Knowing that your loved one is able to age in place, at home where they’re comfortable, is reassuring for many families. But often the reward comes with risks as well. It’s not uncommon for caregivers to feel frustrated, stressed… Read more

Ellen Burris: Embracing a Change in a New Nursing Career

Ellen Burris may be one of the newest members of the Piedmont Home Care community, but her friendly personality and easy conversation style helped her instantly become part of the family. Starting in January 2022, Ellen took on the role of Director of Nursing at Piedmont Home Care, a job that seemed a perfect fit… Read more

Help Improve your Life with Hearing Aids

Do you find yourself always asking other people to repeat what they say to you? Do you often thing people are mumbling when you’re having conversations? Do others complain you’re watching TV or listening to music too loudly? If you answer yes to any of the above, it could be that hearing aids could help… Read more

Getting Your Sleep: Why it’s Important Even as You Age

Each spring we set our clocks ahead one hour, and it’s easy to remember how the time changes with this rhyme: Fall behind, spring ahead Lose an hour in the bed. It seems that after the change to Daylight Savings Time many people have a hard time adjusting their sleep habits, feeling tired or drowsy… Read more

Piedmont Home Care Receives National Recognition as Provider and Employer of Choice

As a family owned, locally operated home care service, Piedmont Home Care has always made it a priority to treat every employee and client just like family. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and stand by our motto of being professional, honest, compassionate. That commitment to care and service was recently recognized by Home… Read more

Dealing with Downsizing: Tips for Making the Process Easier

Owning a home is one part of the American Dream that many people are fortunate enough to enjoy. A house with a yard for your kids to play in is fun when you’re young, but as you get older (and the house ages as well) the maintenance and upkeep of the home itself, not to… Read more