Interim HealthCare Blog
Posted: 5/19/2015 9:38 AM by
Giving ongoing care and assistance to elderly adults is stressful. No matter how much you love your aging parents or how dedicated you are to your role as their family caregiver, the physical and emotional demands of everyday caregiving are challenging and lead to caregiver stress. Studies have indicated that adult children who give regular care and assistance to their senior parents are far more likely to experience high levels of stress than other adults, and suffer more severe consequences associated with this stress than other adults. This stress is not only emotionally and mentally exhausting, it can lead to serious physical consequences that put your health, wellbeing, and ability to provide compassionate and effective care for your parents at risk.
Posted: 5/13/2015 12:14 PM by
Senior Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Each year, more than 600,000 people receive a pacemaker to help them safely regulate their heart rhythm. Of these, more than half of them are over the age of 75. If one of your parents may receive a pacemaker soon, or if a pacemaker has already become a part of their daily life, understanding this device and its purpose is essential so you can modify your senior care and ensure your loved one continues to live a healthy, active life after the implantation.
Posted: 5/5/2015 8:54 AM by
Home Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help!
Stimulating your elderly parents' mind is an important part of keeping them active, healthy, and happy. Whether they cope with a condition such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, or just have less daily mental activity due to factors such as no longer driving or having less social engagement, stimulating your aging loved ones' minds boosts their mood, helps them ward off depression and loss of motivation, and supports greater long-term independence.
Posted: 5/1/2015 10:34 AM by
Home Care Services by Interim: The Story of One Family's Adaptation to Home Care
Roy had always been fiercely independent and self-reliant, but a bad fall and mild memory loss had made it difficult for him to handle his activities of daily living on his own. His wife, Natty, did everything she could to help him, but her own physical limitations made it impossible for her to do everything. Soon their son realized that things were not being taken care of around the house, Roy seemed a bit disheveled, and Natty seemed overwhelmed. Jim knew that aging in place was incredibly important to both of his parents so he decided that home care was the right choice for helping them stay healthy, safe, and happy while also preserving as much of their independence as possible.
Posted: 4/22/2015 10:46 AM by
Elder Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Awareness is one of the most important characteristics you can have as a family caregiver for your elderly parents. Empowering yourself with knowledge and understanding enables you to give your aging loved ones the highest quality of care possible. One of the conditions you should learn more about as you go through your care journey with your elderly parents is Parkinson's disease.
Posted: 4/8/2015 10:22 AM by
Elderly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Your once vibrant and bubbly mother has seemed withdrawn and quiet recently. She does not want to see anyone and is reluctant to participate in activities she once loved. She has stopped volunteering, stopped going to club meetings, and spends almost all of her time sitting in a dim living room alone, either watching TV or staring out of the window.
Posted: 3/25/2015 11:12 AM by
Memory and thought are something many people take for granted, using them daily and thinking little of them. Alzheimer's disease, however, robs people of these basic abilities and leaves their friends and family distinctly aware not only of this loss, but of their own abilities.
Posted: 3/18/2015 1:44 PM by
With the warmer weather on its way, the arrival of spring is encouraging people to get out of the house, get to the stores, go to the parks, and do many other wonderful activities
Posted: 3/18/2015 1:24 PM by
One of the biggest worries of adult children creating senior care plans for their elderly care parents is ensuring that their parents receive the level of care they need at all times even when those adult children are not able to directly provide the care
Posted: 3/3/2015 11:51 AM by
As a family caregiver for your aging parents, it is fun to find ways to focus your elderly care on making your seniors happier and healthier.
Posted: 2/26/2015 10:43 AM by
Cancer survivors are, after their therapy, very keen to get back on track with a healthy way of living. There are many ways they can improve their way of life to be healthier and help with recovery
Posted: 2/25/2015 10:56 AM by
When it comes to helping your aging parents live a high quality of life, nutrition is essential. With lower appetites, problems with tasting, and even problems with chewing, however, many seniors have trouble getting all of the nutrients they need to keep them strong and healthy
Posted: 2/24/2015 3:39 PM by
One of the first steps toward maintaining good health is to eat a diverse diet and exercise regularly. This is important for people of any age, but especially for seniors
Posted: 2/19/2015 11:01 AM by
As seniors age, susceptibility to illness and likelihood of serious consequences increase. Something as simple as a cold could quickly escalate to a much more severe sickness that could result in hospitalization for vulnerable older adults.
Posted: 1/28/2015 11:13 AM by
Elder Care Can Help You Care For Your Aging Loved One Who Suffers from Heart Disease
Posted: 1/21/2015 1:55 PM by
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.
Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22 AM by
Even healthy seniors sometimes find themselves in a position where they require medical care from time to time.
Posted: 1/13/2015 10:16 AM by
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.
Posted: 1/5/2015 3:50 PM by
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.
Posted: 12/23/2014 11:43 AM by
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.