Senior Care In Cincinnati

Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on March 8th, 2010

Taking care of an elderly loved one, whether due to dementia or illness, can be exhausting and stressful. Often due to the lack of outside help, a devotion to the person needing care, or the tunnel vision that can accompany exhaustion, caretakers don’t take care of themselves. But they must. Failure to do so can […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on December 6th, 2009

By Michael A. Keys, MD Dr. Keys is a geriatric psychiatrist, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Director of The Senior Health Program at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, Ohio. I recently learned first-hand what stress can do to your life.  I’ve been involved in an exciting […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on December 6th, 2009

By Michael A. Keys, MD Dr. Keys is a geriatric psychiatrist, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Director of The Senior Health Program at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, Ohio. “It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas”                       -Charles Dickens, A Christmas […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on August 23rd, 2009

As the end of summer approaches, many families make plans to take a vacation to a fun place or just to relax and have a change of scenery. If you are a caregiver of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease then you will have to make appropriate plans based on the stage of the person’s memory […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on July 26th, 2009

Originally from Web site: www.medicarerights.org The financial burden of health care costs continues to increase for people with Medicare, according to two new reports released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Out-of-pocket health care costs for people with Medicare continued to rise in the last decade. In 2005, half of the people with Medicare spent more […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on July 26th, 2009

As your parents age, who is going to take care of them? If you are patient, reliable, and possess basic life skills – like making a meal – we may have a job for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the second fastest growing position is personal and home care aides. Tender Hearts […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on July 26th, 2009

Some seniors accept chronic pain as part of getting older. But AARP says pain and aging don’t have to go hand in hand. The organization says it’s important to see to your doctor to help figure out the cause of your pain, and to determine the best course of treatment. AARP offers these general suggestions: […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on July 12th, 2009

Probably one of the most difficult things you’ll every have to do, is care for someone with Alzheimers. The reality that the person with Alzheimers is likely very close to you, only makes the task more challenging. Being armed with as much Alzheimers info as possible, and knowing where you can turn to if you […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on July 12th, 2009

Doctors may be able to use certain cognitive tests to help determine whether a person with Alzheimer’s disease can safely get behind the wheel. “The number of people with dementia is increasing as our population ages, and we will face a growing public health problem of elderly drivers with memory loss,” says study author Jeffrey […]

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Tender Hearts Cincinnati Home Care Team on June 21st, 2009

It’s a tough economy right now…no doubt. With jobs being lost daily, it’s a fact that most Americans are holding back on their spending. And that’s a good thing to a degree. Unfortunately, the immediate impact is to exacerbate the already plunging economy. But the uncertainty in everyone’s mind will continue for awhile, so we’re […]

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