Seniors in the U.S. often prefer staying in their homes over moving to nursing homes or assisted living centers. Staying at home offers benefits for seniors, but living all alone at home presents risks too. One huge risk for seniors who live alone is loneliness. If your parent lives alone and seems lonely, have you […]
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It’s common for seniors to relax a little in retirement, but when does it become a problem? In many cases, older folks first begin feeling their age while keeping up with daily housework. If you have noticed your parents struggling with any of these five common chores, it may be a sign that they are […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]