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Senior Safety Devices

Considering a Medical Alert Device? Check Out These 3

June 24, 2015

As seniors age, the chances of them being involved in an emergency increases. Medical alert and monitoring systems are perfect for seniors who live at home but don’t necessarily need live-in or hourly care in Cincinnati. Monitoring systems work by alerting trained personnel who then contact a family member, caregiver, and 911 if necessary. 1.…

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Natural Ways to Relieve Parkinson's Back Pain

6 Ways to Relieve Parkinson’s Back Pain Naturally

June 17, 2015

If your senior loved one is living with Parkinson’s, there are a few things you can do to help him or her relieve back pain without the use of medications. Cincinnati senior care professionals recommend the following, but be sure to speak with your loved one’s physician prior to beginning any new exercise routine or…

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Understanding High Blood Pressure

Your Questions About High Blood Pressure Answered

June 10, 2015

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force with which blood pushes against blood vessel walls as the heart pumps it throughout the body. When a senior’s blood pressure becomes elevated and remains that way, this is known as high blood pressure. The Cincinnati senior care experts at Home Care Assistance have provided answers to…

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How to Boost Senior Health

Easy Ways to Boost Senior Mental Health

June 3, 2015

Emotional wellbeing is especially important for seniors. The challenges of aging put our elderly loved ones at risk for loneliness and depression, which can have serious physical effects. Here Cincinnati Home Care Assistance presents the keys to a happy mental outlook and tips for maintaining mental health. Keys to a Happy Outlook in the Golden…

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B12 and Senior Health

The Role of B12 in Senior Health

May 26, 2015

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, around 15% of seniors over 60 years old do not get the recommended 2.4 daily micrograms of vitamin B12 from food sources, which is compounded by an increased difficulty for the body to absorb the vitamin with age. At Home…

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Senior Independence Threats

5 Things Threatening Senior Independence

May 20, 2015

Aging in place, the ability for seniors to live comfortably, safely, and independently at home, is the goal of a majority of older adults. Yet, aging in place isn’t always easy to achieve. Home Care Assistance, a trusted Cincinnati in-home care provider, shares some of the most common barriers and biggest threats to senior independence.…

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Theraputty and Post-Stroke Hand Strength

Using Theraputty in Stroke Care to Promote Hand Strength

May 12, 2015

Theraputty, a resistant, pliable material made of silicone is being used by physical therapists and stroke specialists across the nation to help senior stroke survivors regain strength and fine motor skills in the hands. Today, Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of stroke care in Cincinnati, shares a bit about this fun and valuable rehabilitation…

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5 Tips for Dementia Care Partners

May 8, 2015

Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ offers five tips for dementia care partners that can help the caregiving journey.  Those living with dementia didn’t choose this path.   And frankly, we as caregivers didn’t either.  Choosing to make a difference starts by making the choice to try something new.   There is always more to learn when it comes…

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Sleep and Elderly Brain Health

The Relationship Between Sleep and Senior Brain Health

May 5, 2015

Older adults need an average of six to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain optimal function and health. However, because of the effects of illness, certain medications, and the aches and pains of aging, many seniors have a hard time falling or staying asleep. With age, the body also produces less melatonin, a…

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Mothers Day Brunch for Cincinnati Seniors

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brunch in Cincinnati

April 28, 2015

There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by spending the day with her and your family. Not sure how to celebrate? Check out some of Cincinnati Home Care Assistance’s favorite restaurants, perfect for the traditional Mother’s Day brunch. The Palace at the Cincinnatian Hotel For the set price of $49.95, The Palace is…

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