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The A To Z Of Postoperative Respite Care For Elders

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

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

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

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

Sarah Williams: Blending Work, Family and Farm for a Compassion-filled Life

Like many young moms, Piedmont HomeHealth’s human resources manager Sarah Williams is busy juggling parenting as well as a full-time career. But in addition to parenting and helping provide compassionate care to seniors in the Piedmont Triad community, Sarah can also be found wrangling cows in the evenings and on weekends. “I often entertain my… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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