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Improving Communication for Better Caregiving

My sister and I don’t always have to talk to make a point. Our shared history makes it easy to talk without words; sometimes a facial expression or a hand gesture is enough to convey a whole sentence (or paragraph). And sometimes we just know what the other one is thinking and feeling and we don’t have to communicate at all. […]

By | March 14th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Celebrating Women

About 90% of nurses, nursing assistants and CHHAs are women, so we at Towne Home Care celebrate women every day. But International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to focus on some of the great accomplishments of women in the healthcare field. […]

By | March 7th, 2017|Towne News|0 Comments

Caregiving Is a Calling

When I was 10 years old, my grandpa moved into the house with us. He was still in pretty good health but was lonely living on his own after my grandma passed on. I loved having him around, and would run to say hello as soon as I came home from school. He would share [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Eating for Heart Health

The statistics on heart disease in the United States are scary, with heart attack being the most common cause of death in the country. Preventing (and sometimes even reversing) heart disease is possible, and it starts with better nutrition. Here’s how to eat for heart health:

By | February 20th, 2017|Cooking, Heart Health|0 Comments

What We Love about Our Home Health Aides

At Towne Home Care, we have a great appreciation for the aides who care for our clients. We know that caregiving is not an easy job, and we are grateful that they chose this profession. Here are some of the things we love most about our home health aides: […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Caring for a Heart Patient

More than 1.2 million Americans have suffered from heart attacks, and the risk of heart disease goes up with age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you’re caring for a person with heart disease, it’s important to follow these guidelines: […]

By | February 6th, 2017|Caregiving, Heart Health|0 Comments

Why Dad’s Alzheimer’s isn’t a Secret

My big, strong, larger-than-life dad started losing his memory a few years ago. At first, it was barely noticeable. He thought it was Tuesday all day Wednesday – big deal, it’s happened to all of us. He couldn’t remember where he put his car keys, but I’ve lost mine more than once, so I didn’t read too much into it. But soon, the frequency of these episodes made me sit up and take notice, and the lapses in memory were a little more serious. He was sure that his ten year old coat was brand new, and he forgot how to get home for the grocery store. […]

By | January 30th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving|0 Comments

Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Caregivers

Caregiving is one of the most ancient professions (it’s even mentioned in the Bible!) but that’s no reason not to make it more efficient with twenty-first century technology. Check out some of these apps which simplify and organize caregiving.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

What to Do after Getting an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you’ve just come back from the doctor with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Often, the way to calm those feelings is by taking practical actions which make a situation manageable. Alzheimer’s is a challenging disease and there is no cure at present, but there are a number of steps [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Memory|0 Comments

The World According to Martin Luther King

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, he envisioned a world in which race was no longer an issue: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments