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Piedmont HomeHealth News

Key Traits of a Reliable In-home Caregiver

Finding the right in-home caregiver can be a daunting task if you’re doing so for the first time. If your aging parent was living their life independently a couple of months earlier, but now they are unable to carry out the activities of daily living due to their ill health or surgery, then you must… Read More

Control Your Diabetes: It’s good for Your Heart

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and much like the pink ribbons that have become synonymous with breast cancer awareness month in  October, blue circles worn on lapels and public service announcements during November help educate the public on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. From causes to prevention, it’s a way to help people understand… Read more

Know the Signs of Hearing Loss

Did you know that 2 out of 3 people over the age of 75 have some amount of hearing loss? Hearing loss often occurs gradually, so you don’t realize it’s a problem. You might start turning up the TV a little more each time you watch, or find yourself asking people to repeat themselves. Too… Read more

Combatting Loneliness: Seniors that Stay Connected have Better Health

Getting older has many benefits. With more years on this planet we gain wisdom, and of course the ability to retire opens up much more time to do the things we enjoy. But sometimes the senior years can also be a time of great loneliness. A survey conducted by the National Social Life, Health and… Read more

Stay Sharp by Managing Your Blood Pressure

There are many reasons to follow doctor’s orders in managing your blood pressure, the most common of which being to help prevent heart attack and  stroke. But researchers have found a new reason for avoiding high blood pressure. Using MRI scans of the brain, doctors have been able to detect  early signs of brain damage… Read more

Book In-Home Care Services for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s Disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder, and the most common form of dementia. According to experts, over 60% of dementia patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. And because the symptoms of this condition worsen over time, patients with the disease need around-the-clock care. If your aging parent or family member is diagnosed with this condition… Read more

Get a Workout without Leaving Your Seat

You know how they say you’re never too old to learn new things? The same holds true for exercise. You’re never too old to get benefits from regular  physical activity. In fact, being active has many positives for older adults, including: – Maintaining a healthy weight – Improving stability and flexibility – Reduce the impact… Read more

Working on an End of Life Plan for Loved Ones with Dementia

End of life plans are an important for everyone to discuss, and documents including a healthcare proxy and living will are as important as your financial will. Talking about your wishes with a loved one has many benefits, including ensuring that your wishes are respected as well as helping relieve the guilt and anxieties a… Read more

Occupational Therapy’s Benefits for Seniors

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and here at Piedmont HomeHealth we wanted to take time to celebrate this very beneficial service. Many of our clients have benefited from sessions with trained occupational therapists, whether it be just one or two sessions or ongoing treatment. By sharing some of the benefits, we hope more people will… Read more

Take Up a New Hobby, It’s Good for You

We’ve all heard the old cliché “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” The saying is popular because many times the older we get, the more set in our ways we become. But the truth is, learning something new has many benefits. Help ward off dementia. Learning something new is good for the brain… Read more

Heart Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

February is American Heart Month, a time set aside to focus on heart health and encourage healthy lifestyles, a designation that is important as heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. In the United States alone, there are more than 610,000 deaths a year, and that number is only… Read more

Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults

The first days of 2018 brought record-breaking cold temperatures for North Carolina, with a few consecutive days when temperatures didn’t go above freezing. While that was somewhat unusual, it’s not unusual to have some cold days in the winter. Here in the Piedmont Triad, we’re used to roller-coaster- like changes in the weather, especially during… Read more

Finding the Right Wheelchair for Your Aging Parents

Most of us take for granted the ability to walk from the couch to the kitchen and back again, many times during the day. But what if you have balance issues with aging, and walking a few steps makes you dizzy or at risk of falling? Or what if walking even short distances has you… Read more

Helping Those with Alzheimer’s and Helping Find a Cure

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease awareness month, a designation made official by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Since that time, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has grown from under 2 million to over 5 million, and the number is growing every day. By talking about the disease, educating people on the symptoms and… Read more

Caregiving Made Easier Through Apps

If you’re a caregiver for an aging parent, you know there is a lot to keep track of. From healthcare directives to doctor’s office visits, medication lists and vital signs, making sure your parent is following the doctor’s orders is important, but remembering everything and keeping track of all the papers and files can turn… Read more