From Hospital to Home

From Hospital to Home – Making the Transition Work

Dec 08
Coming home from the hospital is always a transition, no matter how long you were there, and no matter how mild the ailment that landed you there. It is described well in The Chosen, when the protagonist returns home from the hospital: “The world jumped into focus and everything looked suddenly bright and fresh and
Thanksgiving Inspiration

Thanksgiving Inspiration

Nov 23
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
Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers

Nov 19
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
Ode to My Caregiver

An Ode to My Caregiver

Nov 18
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
Winter Coat Drive

Winter Coat Drive

Nov 10
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
Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day: A Home Health Care Provider Reflects

Nov 10
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
Medication Management for Seniors

Medication Management for Seniors

Nov 02
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
Home Care Companions

Top 5 Ways Home Care Companions Save the Day

Oct 22
When your parents reach the age where living entirely alone is no longer feasible, decisions must be made to ensure their safety and well-being. Some seniors are in need of around-the-clock care in a nursing facility and others can stay at home with caregivers. More independent and healthy seniors may consider assisted living or home

Celebrating the Bond Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

Sep 10
A lot has changed in recent years in the way that we care for our elderly. Before it was common for women to have careers, it was assumed that they would care for both their children and their elderly parents and in-laws. They were often burdened by the responsibilities of caring for more than one