November 2015 - Towne Home Care

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Thanksgiving Inspiration

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. I like the crush of the fallen leaves, in all their glorious color (I'm not giving away too much if I acknowledge I'm from New Hampshire, right?) I like the crisp, brisk November air, with that hint of snow we hope waits until December. I [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Caregiving, Holidays|0 Comments

Pressure Ulcers

It's never an elegant topic, but World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is November 19, so elegant or not, it's time to address this serious concern and remind ourselves how to prevent pressure ulcers. What are pressure ulcers? Fundamentally, a pressure ulcer is what develops when there is enough pressure on a soft tissue area [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments

An Ode to My Caregiver

When I was young, I wanted to do everything myself. I still do, but now I understand that I can't. It's hard to give up my independence, and let others Do for me, but it helps that I have you to help. When I was young, I had the whole world ahead of me. Now [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments

Winter Coat Drive

Towne Home Care is getting warmed up to join Jersey Cares 20th Annual Coat Drive. We would like to encourage you to participate in working towards helping us keep our neighbors throughout the state warm. Last year Jersey Cares collected and distributed over 30,000 coats and we'd like to help them double that number this [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Towne News|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day: A Home Health Care Provider Reflects

I don't know about you, but I find that Veteran's Day can creep up and catch me unaware. It's not like Halloween, where the candy sales in the supermarket let you know it's on its way. Or Thanksgiving, with pumpkin patch pictures all over Facebook and all those reds and oranges and golden browns. You [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Holidays|0 Comments

Medication Management for Seniors

One of the most important jobs of the medical team in a nursing home or other facility is ensuring that the patients take their medications regularly. Medication management for seniors is not always an easy job, but is, of course, extremely important. Left to their own devices, 55% of seniors don't take their medications according [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Caregiving, Memory|0 Comments