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Piedmont HomeHealth News

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

Sleep Changes and the Elderly

Getting a good night’s sleep is important at any age. Sleep affects our mood, our immune system and our physical abilities, and interrupted sleep or not enough sleep can hurt all three of those. Many people assume that as you get older you need less sleep, but in fact the amount of sleep a person… Read More

Ease Arthritis Pain with Walking in Winston-Salem

Arthritis affects over 50 million people in the United States and Winston-salem, and it is a common complaint among many of the clients of Piedmont Home Health, for good reason. According to the CDC, an estimated 49.7 percent of adults 65 years old or older reported doctor diagnosed arthritis from 2010-2012.  Luckily there are some… Read More

Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

It is hard to watch our loved ones age. As our parents get older and are able to do less on their own, needing assistance to drive to the doctor or the grocery store, and help remembering when to take what medications, often the responsibilities of helping them get through the tasks of daily life… Read More

Nutrition Tips for the Elderly

Have you ever wondered why many restaurants have a kid’s nutrition menu as well as a senior citizens’ menu? That’s because as you age, your body needs fewer calories. The average calories needed per day for a moderately active adult drops by 200 after age 50. But often times, people age 65 and older won’t… Read More

Support for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and their Caregivers

On March 6, this country mourned the loss of Dementia & Azheimer’s sufferer and former First Lady Nancy Reagan. In her 94 years, Nancy Reagan made quite an impact on the world, living a life many of us only dream of. She started off her career as an actress in Hollywood, where she met the… Read More

The Importance of Making End of Life Planning

All our lives, it seems like we are constantly planning for the future. When we’re young, we work hard in school and make plans to attend college or start a career. We get a little older and make plans to save up for a home and start a family. Then there are savings plans for… Read More

Team Member Spotlight: Wendy Bowman, Client Service Manager

Wendy started working for Piedmont HomeHealth, Inc. as a CNA in 2013. After a just a few months with the company, her skills in understanding other people’s personalities and their likes and dislikes led to her moving from a position as a caregiver to working in the office. Today, Wendy takes care of matching up… Read More

Our CNAs Make the Difference

When you invite someone to come into your home, whether it’s to help you rehabilitate from a surgery or to provide extended care to an elderly loved one, you want to be sure that the person is qualified and trustworthy. At Piedmont Home Health, we understand exactly what you’re looking for. As a family owned… Read More