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Piedmont HomeHealth News

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

A Focus on Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, and we here at Piedmont HomeHealth wanted to take a moment to support this observance. The official observance was started about 20 years ago by Carol Worthington, directory of Healthy Aging, as a way to promote the positive aspects of aging and encourage older adults to improve their physical, mental… Read more

Vaccines: Make Sure You’re Covered

When you talk about vaccine schedules, it’s easy to think those are something you only worry about for infants and young children preparing to go to school. As adults we’re long past the age of regular shots at our check ups. But keeping up with vaccines is important for people of all ages, and there… Read more

Enjoy Farmer’s Market Season for Good Eating!

If it seems like as you get older you’re just not as hungry as you used to be, it’s probably true. As our bodies age there’s a decrease in metabolic rate, combined with less physical activities. Yet at the same time, it’s important to get the necessary nutrients to remain strong and healthy. Older adults… Read more

Planning for Financial Stability – Financial Planning isn’t only for the Young

Throughout your 30s and 40s, financial planning is a big topic. From human resources meetings at work to information at the bank, everywhere you’re bombarded with information about savings accounts, 401Ks, Roth retirement accounts, etc. That’s the stage in life where you want to make sure you’re putting enough money away in your retirement account… Read more

Choosing the Right Walker: Making the Choice for Increased Mobility

For many seniors, the key to staying home is continued mobility. Being able to get up to go to the bathroom is important, but so is getting out to the grocery store or just making it from one room of the house to another without worrying about a fall. When mobility starts to become an… Read more

Healthy Habits are Important at Every Age

We spend most of our lives making an effort to take care of ourselves so that we’ll live longer, healthier lives. So by the time we’re 80, if we want to have a bowl of ice cream for supper, why not go for it? At Piedmont Home Health, we understand the need for some rewards… Read more

We’re growing!

Our Piedmont HomeHealth family is growing! We are excited to announce that we have opened offices in Greensboro and expanding our services beyond Winston-Salem into the entire Piedmont Triad region. For more than 45 years, Piedmont Home Health has provided compassionate, trustworthycare to people in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. While our caregivers provide the services… Read more

End of Life Planning: Get the Conversation Started

Do you know what you want the doctors to do if you were in a coma? Or how your treatment should proceed if you have a terminal illness and can no longer make decisions for yourself? And if you know, do your loved ones? The truth of the matter is, most of us avoid making… Read more

Is Dementia the New Heart Disease?

After years of building awareness and educational outreach on the effects of heart disease, the nation has seen a great reduction in heart disease since the 1960s. That is great news. But it led to another interesting finding. As people live longer, and maybe healthier lives without the risk of dying from a heart attack… Read more

Top Apps for Seniors

We often think that technology and seniors don’t mix. Even Apple has poked fun at itself in a German commercial highlighting the idea that older generations often don’t know what to do with technology. In the commercial, a woman gives her father an iPad, and he proceeds to use it as a cutting board before… Read More

Maintaining Independence

According to the CDC, incontinence affects about 50% of Americans age 65 and older. Due to its prevalence, many people assume that incontinence is just a normal part of the aging process. But incontinence isn’t an isolated issue. Older adults suffering from incontinence may also find themselves isolated and depressed. In fact, there is a… Read More