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Caregiver Stress is Real- Home Care Can Help

Posted: 12/20/2013 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Forget what you might have heard, caregiver stress is real. Even though you may feel obligated to care for your mother or father, that doesn’t mean that it’s a healthy thing, or something that you should continue doing if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Most people step into the role of a family caregiver without thinking about how hard it could be, or that they could end up creating more problems with their relationships, both with the person they are caring for and the other people around them.

Have Memory Loss Issues Become Overwhelming? Home Care Can Help.

Posted: 12/9/2013 4:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

It is a challenge to deal with the issues that can come up when aging loved ones are beginning to suffer from memory problems. It can be a strain on everyone in the relationship. You might feel frustrated because you will have to explain things over and over again - while they might feel sad and guilty because they are having difficulties with names and some of the most common tasks that they used to do so easily.

Home Care Companions Keep Seniors Happy – Friendship & Socialization are Important for Seniors

Posted: 11/29/2013 10:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

Studies have shown that there is an important link between social interaction and the health of senior individuals. Although socialization is important for everybody – regardless of their age -seniors are more susceptible to the dangers caused by isolation. Seniors have spent a majority of their lives in the company of others, from raising families to working. 

Elderly Care in the Cyber Age- Help Seniors Avoid Online Scams

Posted: 11/27/2013 2:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

How has elderly care changed in modern years? Thanks to technology advances, there have been a lot of changes within the health care industry, and elderly care providers have a great number of tools that are available to them now to provide the best elderly care possible that weren’t available just a few short years ago. It’s also important, even though the medical advances are beneficial, to realize that the cyber age has also created a number of new risks for our elderly loved ones.

Let’s Celebrate! November is National Home Care Month

Posted: 11/5/2013 10:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are over 70 million baby boomers who are retiring and soon to retire; these staggering numbers, coupled with today’s extended life spans, means there will be need for a lot of caregivers. The value of caregivers who help elderly persons cannot be measured. Independence and the ability to remain at home are two of the most important things to the aging senior adult.

A Halloween Tale- The Benefits of an Elder Care Companion

Posted: 10/30/2013 11:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

Matt was always worried about his elderly mother when it came to Halloween night. She lived alone in a neighborhood that saw quite a bit of crime and vandalism.  Every year he would check on her several times during the evening.  She was always fine and told him not to worry. This year, the good news was that she had an elder care companion visiting with her in the evenings.  And, this year, Matt’s mother actually wanted to volunteer at a Halloween function in town.

Senior Care: The Days are Getting Shorter- Make Sure Mom and Dad Drive Safely in the Dark

Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key concerns that many adult children of aging parents have is how their parents are going to deal with the days getting shorter, and having to drive in the dark.  Luckily, there are a few things that can be done in order to make sure that your parent is as prepared as possible for driving in the evening.

Senior Care Activities: Visiting Your Local Library for a Refreshing Change of Scene!

Posted: 10/24/2013 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips today, it can be easy to forget that the library is still a great place to visit. Most of our elderly loved ones will tend to prefer the library to bookstores and ebook readers, and it’s a great idea for an outing with them.

5 Suprising Facts about Columbus

Posted: 10/14/2013 1:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Did you know the Nina and Pinta were NOT the original names of two of Columbus' ships? Learn where the names came from and a few other little known facts about Columbus as we celebrate Columbus Day!

Caregiver Stress: Depression, the Silent Partner- Don't Wait Too Long to Get Home Care Help

Posted: 10/11/2013 1:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of a loved one who can no longer manage their own care in the comfort and privacy of their own home can seem like a noble act, but it can also lead to caregiver stress, which can, and often does, lead to depression.

October is National Diabetes Month- Senior In-Home Care Helps Manage Diabetes

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

October is National diabetes month; the vision of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is that everyone can enjoy a life that is free of diabetes and all the burdens that come with it. They want to raise awareness of the ever-increasing incidence of this disease. There are many issues that surround this disease and many thousands of people affected by diabetes.

Senior Care - Don't Ignore Dental Health - It's Important!

Posted: 9/26/2013 10:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a person reaches their senior years, taking care of their aging teeth may become a daily challenge. Many older adults experience the loss of their natural teeth simply for the reason that they had lost the ability to take care of them properly. There are factors associated with age that make it increasingly difficult to do all the hygiene steps that are required for good dental health.

Caring for an Aging Parent? Consider Planning for the Fall Season with Home Care Services.

Posted: 9/16/2013 6:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

Fall is upon us throughout most America. Leaves are turning color in some areas, fall produce is in abundance, nights are becoming chillier and days aren’t quite as long. There still could be weeks of good weather ahead, but all the signs of fall are good reminders that there are some things that need to be done before the cold weather hits.
 

Understanding the Challenges of Restless Legs Syndrome and How Home Care Services Can Help

Posted: 9/12/2013 9:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system. It affects the legs, both legs equally, and causes the sufferer an irresistible urge to move them. It is also considered a sleep disorder because of the way it interferes with getting a decent night’s sleep.

Senior Care - Celebrating National Grandparents Day on September 8th

Posted: 9/6/2013 2:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

National Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year the day to celebrate Grandparents is on September 8th. This holiday has been celebrated in the United States since 1978. 

Women Tend to Give Up Sleep for Others: A Caregiver Dilemma

Posted: 8/26/2013 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

A significant problem that can face any caregiver is not taking care of themselves properly. While this issue can be a problem for both men and women, it’s women who tend to give up sleep, and other comforts, more often for the people they take care of. 

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 8/20/2013 9:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease. If you or an aging loved one is considering home care services, contact Interim Healthcare today at (800) 338-7786.

Handling the heat

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months. Here are some do’s and don’ts to be aware of when the weather turns hot:

Considering Hospice Care

Posted: 7/25/2013 11:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many family caregivers struggle with when to begin talking about hospice care for their loved one. But should it be introduced even sooner? A new study conducted at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, in Providence, R.I., has found that caregivers may be waiting too late. The research found that during the last month of a person’s life almost one in three spent some time in the intensive-care unit. A similar number only received hospice care within days of their death.

Boost your social wellness

Posted: 7/16/2013 11:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

Feeling good about yourself is good for your emotional and physical well-being. Social wellness builds stronger social ties to the ones that you love as well. Social wellness has been defined as having positive interactions with and enjoying being with others. Those lacking in social wellness are more susceptible to illness and have a death rate two to three times higher than those who are not socially isolated.
If you would like to boost your social wellness, consider these three steps:

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