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Did You Know? February Is American Heart Month

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Elder Care Can Help You Care For Your Aging Loved One Who Suffers from Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, heart disease can happen to anyone but some people are at a higher risk for it than others. Some high risk categories include being a man over 45, a woman over 55, or if heart disease runs in your family. However, there is some good news. Heart disease can be prevented or your risk for it lowered by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Losing Sense of Smell

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Senior Care Services by Interim HealthCare Can Help Your Aging Loved One

A sense of smell can be extremely important to your senior loved one’s wellbeing and memory. Certain kinds of smells can recall memories: a certain kind of perfume or cologne, foods, or the smell of certain places. A sense of smell can also help us be alert of any dangers like something that is burning in the house. 

Benefits of Fish Oils for Senior Health

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Home Health Care Services by Interim  HealthCare Can Help Your Aging Loved One Get The Nutrients They Need

Even healthy seniors sometimes find themselves in a position where they require medical care from time to time. Take Lorraine, for example. Lorraine is a 87 year old lady who is fairly active, going to reading club once a week, inviting friends over for coffee occasionally, an avid reader and goes swimming for exercise. Unfortunately, Lorraine tripped on some uneven ground and took a fall. She ended up in the hospital with a broken leg.

Importance of Organization for Elderly Care Providers

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Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Elder care providers are no different. In order to effectively care for their patients, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and money as well. Here are some ways to keep your patients organized.

Managing COPD Can Be Difficult: We Can Help!

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Home Health Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help The COPD Patient

You may not realize that around 24 million adults across the United States are effected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is also one of the leaders for hospitalization in the United States. A recent survey done by the COPD Foundation found some even more shocking results: most sufferers and survivors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are unfamiliar with the symptoms. This is even in spite of physicians telling their patients the many signs and symptoms of COPD.

Is Your Loved One Eating Healthy?

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Home Health Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help Your Aging Loved One Get All The Nutrients They Need Through a Well Balanced Diet

With many people these days turning to a vegetarian diet for numerous different reasons, it’s essential to know how to maintain a diet balanced in all the nutrients the body requires. If your senior loved one has adopted a vegetarian or vegan style of eating, make sure they have access to all the foods they need for an optimum intake of vitamins and minerals.

When your elderly loved one is recovering at home from a sickness or injury, hire home health care to look after all her medical needs. Ensure she is eating well and following all her doctor’s protocols. Elderly seniors still need adequate protein as an essential nutrient. To find out more about how to balance a healthy diet for vegetarians, keep reading.

Elderly Care and Making Tough Decisions

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Providing care for a senior adult, usually 65 years and older, is often considered one of the most rewarding callings. Many even call it a great honor to assist those who are unable to carryout simple tasks like grooming or driving to a doctor’s appointment. More often than not, a caregiver is the difference for most seniors between living a better quality of life or facing serious health complications and restrictions.

Diabetes and Your Health

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Elder Care - Staying Healthy is Important Especially When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood sugar. It is either due to inadequate insulin production or the cells cannot respond to insulin properly. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 does not produce insulin and with type 2, the body cannot produce enough insulin to function well. This type 2 may also due to an unhealthy lifestyle.

What You Should Know about The Importance of Advanced Directives

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Home Care Services and Advanced Directives Go Hand in Hand

When you reach a certain point in your life, you will become more attuned to the changes that occur within your mind and body. You may have health issues that arise or notice that you can’t physically do some of the things you used to enjoy. When you may be facing the prospect of hiring home care services or you already have, there are some important decisions that you may need to make.

What you Need to Know About Diverticulitis

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Home Health Care Could Be The Best Thing For Aging Loved One Suffering From This Condition

Diverticulitis develops when consumed and digested food material gets trapped in diverticula which are located along the wall of large intestine. In this case, it allows bacteria to grow and may tear the wall of intestine. When it happens, the lining of the abdominal wall may become infected. Uncoordinated movements of the colon can also develop diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis may cause nausea, fever, and changes in bowel habits. Mild cases can be treated with a proper diet and antibiotic medications. Some other signs include rectal bleeding, frequent urination, and pain in urinating, tender abdomen. When it becomes severe it must be treated in the hospital. If not treated immediately it may develop abscess or fistula. Lower abdominal pain is common after treating diverticulitis.
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