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Heart Attack Symptoms

Is This a Heart Attack?

Jan 22
One of my greatest fears when I first became a CHHA was that I would miss a crucial health issue and endanger my patient as a result. In order to be sure this wouldn’t happen, I researched how to spot symptoms of common illnesses and what to do if my patient exhibits these symptoms. In honor of National Heart Health Month, I am sharing what I learned about heart attacks. This information is crucial both for home health aides and for family caregivers. Symptoms of a Heart Attack Heart attacks are not necessarily sudden, so you need to pay attention to subtle symptoms such as: Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest. This pain may come and go. Discomfort in arms, back, jaw, neck or stomach Shortness of breath Nausea or vomiting Fainting or lightheadedness Breaking out in a cold sweat If you spot these symptoms of a
In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Jan 16
I remember the first time I saw Betty. She was walking down a path on our college campus and swinging her bookbag carelessly as she laughed at something her friend had said. I felt like someone had punched me in the gut and I just knew I had to get to know her. When I saw her next, at a party, I got up the courage to walk over to her and introduce myself. I am still surprised that she was interested in me too, and we hit it off right away. 2796
A Caregiver's Biggest Time Waster

A Caregiver’s Biggest Time Waster

Jan 02
I’ve been caring for my dad for about 3 years now, and I like to think of myself as an organized person. My career as a human resources director requires that I be on top of many tasks, and time management has always been my forte. A year ago, I started to work part-time to increase my time at home with Dad, and that only made proper time management even more crucial. I have to get as much done in less time, both at work and at home! One day, my daughter set the table for dinner and I followed behind her, moving the forks from the right side to the left side. My daughter caught me doing it and asked, “Does it really matter?” I started to answer, and then I realized that I didn’t actually know if it mattered. Yes, Mom taught me that forks always go on
5 Top Blog Post in 2017

5 Top Blog Posts of 2017

Dec 31
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

A Holiday Dad Can’t Remember

Dec 18
When we started talking about preparing for the holidays, my daughter exclaimed in excitement, “Let’s make this a holiday to remember!” I almost broke down crying, because I know that Dad won’t remember this holiday, or indeed, any other occasion. 2675
Beating December Blues

Beating the December Blues

Nov 29
The holidays can be an intense time emotionally. Those with family nearby and lots going on may be on cloud nine, while others may experience loneliness and depression this time of year. If you sense that your loved one or client is in the second category, take steps to drive away the sadness and usher in holiday cheer. 2565

Thanksgiving Blessings

Nov 08
When I count my blessings this Thanksgiving, I plan on including Emma, the woman I care for, at the top of my list. I’ve been caring for Emma for the past year, and she has helped me grow spiritually and emotionally and I am so glad I have gotten to know her. 2175

Refer a Friend

Nov 02
Do you have friends looking for work in home care? Now is the time to tell them about the benefits of working for Towne Home Care and refer them to us. If they come to work for Towne, you’ll receive a $25 bonus and an entry to a $250 raffle to show our appreciation! 2092

Trick or Treating with Seniors

Oct 18
Halloween brings out the child in all of us. We remember the excitement of choosing a costume, going out into the autumn evening and anticipating the bounty of candy we would bring home at the end of the night. We loved the scary decorations, even the tacky ones, and the friendliness of neighbors who had as much fun distributing sweets as we had receiving them. 1991
Pediatric Health Care

Pediatric Health Care at Towne Kids

Oct 02
At Towne Kids, we’re celebrating Child Health Day by renewing our commitment to improve the health of children in the United States of America. We know that if it’s not medically necessary for a child to remain in the hospital, the best place for a kid is at home, with the love and support of family and friends. Hospitals can negatively affect physical and emotional health, while the home care environment provides the best of both worlds. Towne Kids is a division of Towne Home Care which helps care for ill and disabled children. Our nurses are highly qualified and have that special touch that calms kids so they are cooperative during treatment. Towne Kids is all about individualized care. Our RN Case Managers work with parents, therapists and physicians to write a plan of care specifically for each child. They keep in touch with all members of a child’s