Socialization: that’s just something teens do and preschoolers try to master, right? Yes, technically it is. But, it’s much more than that-socialization is important during all stages of life. From the time that you’re a baby all the way through your senior years, social interaction is necessary to your health and overall well-being. [Read more…]
Many elderly adults do not get enough sleep-or enough high-quality sleep. A lack of sleep can worsen memory problems, impair the immune system, and contribute to depression. Here’s a closer look at sleep deprivation in older adults, and how you can help your parent sleep better. [Read more…]
Queen City Homecare has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. [Read more…]
Queen City Homecare was recently featured in the June 2017 issue of Sycamore Living, a local community publication. The article, written by Cathy Hollander, highlights Queen City Homecare’s commitment to providing on-going, comprehensive in-service training and education. To provide better care, Jim Gruber, Director of Education at Queen City Homecare, has partnered with U.C.’s College of Allied Health Sciences and The School of Social Work to establish an Institute on Aging Education. [Read more…]
Generalized anxiety in senior adults is a common problem, but a particularly frustrating form of anxiety in some older persons is evening anxiety, also called sundown syndrome. Not only does sundown syndrome negatively affect the quality of life for the elderly adult, but it can also take a toll on family members providing care for their loved ones.
If you have an older family member who is suffering from sundown syndrome, then it is helpful to know more about the problem and what you can do to assist your loved one. Below is more information about sundown syndrome. [Read more…]
If your parent or other loved one suffers from dementia, then you can make many small changes to the home that will help protect him or her from accidents around the house. Of course, it is important to keep any dangerous objects in the home, such as kitchen knives, in locked cabinets or cases. However, when you make the following four small changes to your loved one’s home, you can also protect him or her from falls, burns, and other household hazards. [Read more…]
Making the decision to place an elderly parent or other loved one in the hands of a professional caregiver can be difficult. An adult child doesn’t want to place undue stress upon their aging parent or make the wrong decision, so that is why it is important to know when to act.
Below are six indicators that an aging parent or other loved one may need live-in care.
Statistics show that each year an estimated 700,000 individuals in the U.S. suffer a stroke, many of whom have difficulty speaking and/or understanding speech afterward. As a result, speech language pathologists-also referred to as speech therapists-work with clients in the home care setting to help stroke victims regain their communication skills and express their needs to caregivers.
Since stroke doesn’t necessarily impair a client’s oral speech alone, the goal of speech-language therapy is to help a person recover as much of his or her language skills as possible. In some cases, clients must learn other methods of communication to make up for language deficits following a stroke.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 5 million people around the globe. Symptoms vary from mild to severe but can affect multiple body systems. Although the disease is well controlled in some people, others experience serious complications that can be disabling or even life-threatening.
If you suffer from lupus and have problems with mobility or cognition-especially if you developed the condition late in life-and aren’t able to function without assistance, you may need help from others. But if don’t have family or friends available to help you, your doctor may order a visiting nurse or another health care professional to come to your home to provide services and monitor for complications. Read on to learn more about home health care if it’s a care option you’re considering. [Read more…]
Arthritis can be painful, and it can also make it hard to live on your own. If you or a loved one has arthritis, you may need to invest in special tools to help throughout the house. Here’s a look at some key items that can help foster independence in the kitchen, even with arthritis: [Read more…]