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Piedmont Home Care News

Healthy Eating Habits for Better Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting one in four Americans. In addition, almost 25% of people age 75 and older are living with heart disease. The good news is, there are ways to improve your health and decrease the chances of chronic illness and fatal effects of heart… Read more

Janice Watt: Bringing Joy to Work

Janice Watt came to Piedmont Home Care a year and a half ago, but even though she’s become part of our team fairly recently, her work has made a big impact. With 25 years of experience as a CNA, working at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and other home health care agencies, she brings a depth… Read more

Piedmont Home Care: Helping the Triad Age in Place

In the most recent survey done by AARP, 77 percent of adults over the age of 50 reported they would prefer to stay in their own home as they age. To us at Piedmont Home Care, these numbers make sense. We’re out in our community with a highly qualified team of caregivers, providing support services… Read more

Fall Prevention 101: Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy

Even for the most graceful of us, falling is a fact of life. It’s easy to trip up over a crack in the sidewalk or accidentally miss a step. But as we age, the affects of falling become more serious. If you’ve ever watched a toddler, you might be amazed at their resiliency. Toddlers fall… Read more

Brighten Up Your Winter Days in a Few Simple Steps

Here in the beautiful Triad region of North Carolina, we’re blessed to have winter days with bright blue skies and fluffy clouds, at least some of the time. But that doesn’t mean we don’t’ have more darkness in winter than in the summer months. The natural rotation of the Earth around the sun means during… Read more

BreeAnn Ortiz: Using Her Voice for Others

BreeAnn Ortiz was 7 when her youngest brother was born. Even though she was part of a large family with three brothers and a sister, BreeAnn had a special bond with her youngest sibling. Born with a cognitive disorder, he was never able to progress beyond a one-year-old’s cognition. BreeAnn took on much of the… Read more

Getting Creative to Care for Clients

If there’s one quality that stands out among all the good characteristics in Felicia Love, it’s her ability to put herself in someone’s shoes and really understand what they’re going through. Even if that means she works all day for someone who never knows she’s been there It’s hard to imagine a caregiver could care… Read more

Caregivers Who Understand the Complexities of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As we head into November, it’s time for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Winston-Salem area. This year’s walk will be November 4 at Truist Stadium. It’s an exciting eventbecause it brings so many people together to help raise awareness while also raising money for agood cause – Alzheimer’s research. It’s a hopeful… Read more

Brenda Hagwood: Her Compassionate Spirit Shines in her Work

Brenda Hagwood has been working with Piedmont Home Care as a caregiver for a little less thana year, but she’s already become an invaluable part of the team. With more than 20 years ofexperience in caregiving, she brings her own mix of compassionate care, wonderful talents and agreat smile to her work with clients on… Read more

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