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Piedmont Home Care News

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

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

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

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

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