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Stave Off Dementia: 5 Fun Ways to Keep Your Brain Active

Did you know that 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia? November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in honor of that fact we here at Piedmont HomeHealth thought it would be fun to share some good ways to help keep your brain active. While there are no clear-cut answers… Read More

Pick Up a New Hobby, it’s Good for Your Health!

For most of our adult lives our time is consumed with work and chores. We spend most of our waking hours at a job. Whether it’s sitting at a desk, serving customers or building houses, our time is consumed with producing for other people. Then on the weekends it’s time to do all the things… Read More

Signs of the Times: How to Know You’re Ready for Respite Care for a Loved One

Family bonds are some of the strongest relationships that exist, and for many of us there’s nothing we want more than to care for our aging parents in their own homes. In some cases family members can share responsibilities and spend the time necessary to check in on loved ones, monitor prescriptions and be there… Read More

How to Keep Your Cool During the Hot Days of Summer

Summer in the South is a time for fun — ice cream cones on the front porch, picnics with the family, walks in the park, gardens full of green beans and zinnias. It’s great to enjoy those days where you can get outside and let the sun warm your face without having to worry about… Read More

Protecting Our Elders: Financial Abuse Awareness

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day Awareness Day, an annual observance by the United Nations to bring awareness to the problems faced by this vulnerable population. Elder abuse takes many forms, including financial. Often we don’t think of financial situations as a type of abuse, but when the elderly are taken advantage of the… Read More

Get Moving in May: Do Your Part for Better Health in National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and here at Piedmont HomeHealth we’re using this opportunity to encourage you to get up and get moving! More than 50 million Americans suffer from some type of arthritis pain. And while there are many different types of arthritis, the common symptoms are swelling, joint pain, stiffness and decreased… Read More

Helping Seniors Manage Prescription Drugs

We live in a time when there are medications to solve almost any ailment. In fact, the average senior citizen takes about seven different medications per day. These little pills treat everything from high blood pressure to dementia, and are great for helping keep symptoms at bay and improve a person’s quality of life. But… Read More

Avenues for Help with Costs of In-Home Care

Living in the comfort of your own home is something that we often take for granted. Here at Piedmont HomeHealth, our team of medical professionals and qualified caregivers provide the experience and care needed to help people age in place and stay in the home they love, even as aging bodies make some of the… Read More

Raising Awareness of Women’s Heart Disease

During the month of February it’s not uncommon to see people wearing a lot of red. Red dresses, ties, sweaters and shirts are worn in celebration of Valentine’s Day, mimicking the traditional red hearts and red roses that surround the holiday. But this month the color red is also associated with the American Heart Association’s… Read More

Making the Transition from Hospital to Home

When you’re in the hospital, it seems like all you can think about is getting home. Sleeping in your own bed uninterrupted by nurses checking your vital signs, using your own bathroom and eating home-cooked food all make home seem like a much better place to be. While home can be a comfortable place to… Read More

Helping Beat the Loneliness of the Holiday Season

Everywhere you turn this time of year you hear lyrics of Christmas songs talking about how happy the season is. But for some people, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are just a reminder of how lonely life can be. The holidays are tough for anyone who has lost a loved one, and for the elderly… Read More

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