Interim HealthCare Blog
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.
Posted: 12/19/2014 9:48 AM by
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.
Posted: 12/10/2014 10:04 AM by
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.
Posted: 12/4/2014 3:24 PM by
There are almost 30 million Americans of every age group who are dealing with diabetes. There are an additional 86 million who are currently in the pre-diabetic stage and are at risk of developing diabetes. These numbers are staggering. As we become more aware of the risk factors and how we can minimize them, we all play a role in decreasing the incidence of this disease.
Posted: 12/3/2014 8:39 AM by
Home Care – Learn What Can Help and What To Avoid to Help Your Aging Loved One Get a Good Nights Sleep!
Insomnia is the main complaint among people today, as many have hectic schedules and demanding occupations. Insomnia caused from stressful events, such as work deadlines, and family obligations, can easily benefit from natural remedies. Natural remedies are the best alternative for eliminating side effects associated with sleep aids, such as the morning drowsiness following taking a sleep aid the night before. If your senior parent hasn’t been sleeping well lately, you should look into some natural remedies for him or her.
Posted: 11/26/2014 3:55 PM by
Home Health Care – 3 Tips to Help Keep The Air Your Aging Loved One is Breathing Clean!
For senior citizens who have breathing problems, being in an environment with clean air is a must. If you are a caregiver or family member with an elderly adult living with you, checking air levels in your home should be a priority.
Posted: 11/19/2014 2:57 PM by
There are Many Health and Safety Problems Associated with Sleeplessness Among Seniors
The most common complaint among the elderly is lack of sleep, also known as insomnia. While some complain with interrupted sleep patterns, others complain with losing entire nights of sleep. The health problems associated with insomnia include heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and some cancers.
Continual sleeplessness among the elderly can cause slower responses and fatigue, putting them at risk of falling and increasing the likelihood of accidents due to sleeplessness alone. If this sounds like your elderly mother, then keep reading to find out how you can help.