Health & Safety

Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on January 24th, 2013

As a person ages, their body’s ability to retain body heat lowers. As a result, many elderly people feel uncomfortably cold even when it is warm outside. One can only imagine then how frigid an elderly person must feel in winter weather! Further, cold weather tends to bring an onslaught of illnesses which the elderly […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on December 5th, 2012

We would like to share with you two very helpful websites we have found which provide useful information. A Guide to Addiction, Heart Disease, and Stroke: http://www.recoveryconnection.org/addiction-heart-disease-stroke/ Lakeview Health Guide to Alcohol Detox: http://lakeviewhealth.com/alcohol-detoxification-programs/

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on January 11th, 2012

Walking aids help the elderly with stability so they are able to get around on their own. Keeping the elderly independent with home care walking aids will keep them more agile and feeling self sufficient. Many aids are made heavy duty and high quality from medical walkers, rollators, rolling walkers to canes and crutches. The […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on January 11th, 2012

The elderly experience many changes which impact their ability to safely care for themselves. Home care services enable them to remain independently in their homes without compromising safety. Caregivers should conduct a walk-through when providing home care. Look at smoke detectors, outlets, electrical cords, and appliances. Every floor of the home should have a working […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on June 14th, 2010

Is Attitude Everything? Successful aging in Ohio is an absence of (or minimum of) disease and disability. A new study of more than 500 persons from age 60 to 98 shows that people who think they are “aging successfully” aren’t necessarily the healthiest individuals. Optimism and effective coping tools, or attitude, were found be essential to […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on May 24th, 2010

The vast majority of senior citizens are taking some type of medication necessary for their well being with 25 percent of them taking more than 3 pills a day. This medication is necessary for their health, yet many seniors do not take their medication as prescribed. This can be for a variety of different reasons, […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on May 9th, 2010

Family caregivers are the backbone of the long-term care system in Ohio. Almost two million Ohioans and one-quarter of U.S. adults care for an aging parent, relative or spouse, according to a study by AARP and the Family Caregiver Alliance. Studies show that three-quarters of people with disabilities or chronic illness, who remain in their […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on May 2nd, 2010

Being a caregiver requires a lot of patience, a lot of time, and a lot of understanding. Most often than not, caregivers become very busy taking care of others and forget about themselves, resulting in frustration, stress, and anxiety or also called “Caregiver Burnout”. READ MORE

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on April 12th, 2010

Naps and medication are two of the most frequently cited ways seniors and their caregivers try to solve their sleep problems. Either (or both) may be appropriate, but each carries its own ability to disrupt sleep further. Each must be used carefully and purposefully, and in conjunction with healthy sleep habits (a.k.a. “sleep hygiene”) as […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on April 12th, 2010

TWO years ago my father, then 83, became very ill. Until then, he had been living alone in a pleasant one-bedroom apartment on the Hudson River, an hour’s drive from my home in Brooklyn. MORE HERE

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