According to the Mayo Clinic, there are more than three million cases of Alzheimer’s disease reported every year in the United States. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for nearly 60 or 70 percent of all dementia cases.
Some early symptoms of this neurodegenerative disease include forgetfulness, misplacing items, short-term memory loss, or memory lapses. As the disease progresses, confusion, speech impairment, lack of self-awareness, and anxiety and become debilitating.
If your loved one with Alzheimer’s is beginning to have difficulty caring for himself or herself or if you are struggling to keep up with the care needed for Alzheimer’s, then Alzheimer’s care with QHC might be right for you.
At QHC, we understand how hard this is to cope with for both you and your loved one. We strive to provide peace of mind to everyone with our specialized Alzheimer’s and Chronic Confusion and Dementing Illness (CCDI) units. These secured units have highly-trained staff who specialize in both dementia and Alzheimer’s care. All of our staff in our CCDI units are re-certified annually in order to be equipped with the most up-to-date care tactics and Alzheimer’s knowledge.
Alzheimer’s care may include help getting around, preventing falls, keeping up with personal hygiene, administering medications, providing speech therapy, and encouraging social interaction. What is key in Alzheimer’s care is establishing a normal routine for your loved one. If he or she can adapt to a new schedule and routine, then the effects of Alzheimer’s can be slowed.
Our CCDI units are some of the most highly regarded in Iowa. In 2010 and 2012, our nursing homes won the Iowa Governor’s award for excellence in nursing home care. We take pride in what we do at QHC, and we strive to provide the highest level of care for your loved one.
We have CCDI units in several cities across Iowa including Maquoketa, Marion, Humboldt, and Winterset.
Our company was founded in 1977 by Kenneth Webb under the name Quality Health Care Specialists, Corp. In 2011, Jerry and Nancy Voyna became the proud owners after 20+ years of service within the company home office. At that time Jerry and Nancy changed the name of the company to QHC Management, LLC and QHC Facilities, LLC, respectively. QHC Management oversees the operations of QHC Facilities and in total there are 11 facilities; nine skilled nursing homes and two assisted living facilities.