2017 was a big year for Towne Homecare’s online presence, with a new website that caters to our employees and our clients. We work hard to provide everyone dealing with senior care with the most up-to-date information and resources. Now that the year has ended, we are looking back at our most popular 2017 posts, and here are the top 5:

#5 Why Organ Donation Is Critical

In honor of Organ Donation Month in April, we posted about the importance of organ donation. We were frankly shocked to discover that only 31,000 transplants are performed each year in the US, despite the fact that 119,000 patients are awaiting transplants! You can find out more about organ donation here.

#4 Does It Matter if Seniors Lose Their Sense of Smell?

One of our Certified Home Health Aides noticed suddenly that her client had lost her sense of smell (there was a burned chicken involved). She did some research and found out that loss of sense of smell can sometimes indicate a more serious problem. And that it may be a sign that a senior should no longer live alone.

#3 Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Caregivers

Technology has improved our lives in so many ways (including making this blog possible) and the caregiving field is no exception. This post is all about the smartphone apps that can make your caregiving easier and more organized, whether you are a CHHA or a family member caring for a loved one.

#2 Refer a Friend

We’re always looking to expand our workforce and we know that the best way to find dedicated home health aides is by asking our current employees for recommendations. We reward employees who refer friends with a $25 bonus for each person who starts to work!

And our top blog post for 2017 is…

#1 Planning a Daily Routine for an Elderly Patient

We all thrive on routine, and the elderly are no exception. In this post, we provide some tips on how to create a routine that stimulates and interests seniors, while keeping them active and healthy.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our blog in 2017, and look forward to a new year of health, happiness and stellar home care.