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Piedmont Home Care News

Understanding How to Pay for In-Home Care

In one of the most understandable survey results produced by AARP, 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 said they wanted to stay in their current home as they grow older. However, the realities of aging in place make that goal a hard one to maintain, especially for people in their 80s and… Read more

Fall is Vaccine Season! What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Others

We all know that once summer comes to a close and people are together indoors more, the respiratory viruses start to spread. Colds, flu, COVID and even RSV have similar symptoms of runny nose, tiredness and congestions, and they can all be easily spread from one person to another with a cough or a sneeze… Read more

Navigating the Process of Hiring a Caregiver

Your parents were always there to take care of you. Whether it was putting a band-aid on a skinned knee, being a shoulder to cry on after your first break up, or helping with the down payment on your first home, they stood behind you, ready to help when needed. Now the tables have turned… Read more

Keeping Cool in the Summer – Important Tips for Seniors

The hot, humid days of summertime are pretty much a given when you live in the Triad Region of North Carolina. Even if it’s not a summer with a record number of days above 90 degrees, there are still plenty of days when the heat index gets hot and the air quality is dangerous for… Read more

Summer is the Season for Brain Food!

As we age, we’re all looking for the magic bullet to help keep our brains and bodies as active and sharp as we can for as long as possible. There are pills and vitamins and exercises touting great benefits, but one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to keep your brain in top shape… Read more

Keep Arthritis Pain at Bay for Better Quality of Life

As the temperatures get warmer and daylight lasts longer in May, it’s the perfect time to start a healthy habit of regular walking. And what a coincidence that May is also National Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis Foundation takes time to help educate the public on ways to prevent and treat arthritis pain, which affects… Read more

Rehab at Home with Piedmont Home Care

If you’re looking at having your hip or knee replaced, you’re not alone. Each year in the United States, surgeons perform around 600,000 knee replacements and 330,000 hip replacement surgeries. Most often these are done to alleviate arthritic pain, or for an injury incurred after a fall.Many people take careful care preparing for these types… Read more

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