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Why Organ Donation Is Critical

There are currently over 119,000 people in the United States waiting for transplants, but only about 31,000 transplants are performed each year. The waiting list for organ transplants continues to grow, but the number of donors and transplants is growing at a slower rate, leading to 22 people dying each day while waiting for an [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|resources|0 Comments

Making Easter different this year

When you think of Easter, what are the first things that come to mind? Easter eggs? Bunnies? Spring renewal? Or are you remembering mom in the kitchen, dad hiding eggs and both parents presiding over a family table filled with food and full of laughter? […]

By | April 7th, 2017|Caregiving, Holidays|0 Comments

Stress Awareness for the Elderly

Who hasn’t been stressed at certain points in their lives? Stress is a normal reaction to feeling overwhelmed, overworked or lonely. It’s not the end of the world to feel stressed every once in a while, but chronic stress can have long-term effects. This is especially true of the elderly, for whom stress can have [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

The Difficult Patient

In my early years as a CHHA, I had a patient who kept trying to push me away. Rose wouldn’t let me help her bathe, brush her hair or walk across the room, although she was clearly struggling to do these things. She was rude to me, or ignored me altogether, and she made my [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving|0 Comments

Dealing with a Terminal Illness

When you hear that your loved one is suffering from a terminal disease, the first reaction is often shock and disbelief. Then you may feel overwhelmed, sad and helpless. But it’s important to accept the diagnosis and begin to think about practicalities, especially about how you will support your loved one during this difficult time. [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

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