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Summer Travel Tips for Seniors

Posted: 7/24/2012 9:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime is traditionally a time for vacations. Seniors with an interest in traveling need to be aware of how they can make the most of the experience. Here are some on how to be safe and stress-free during your journeys.

Foods to Lower Your Risks for Dementia

Posted: 7/9/2012 10:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. According to recent studies that adage is truer than ever, especially when it comes to staving off dementia.

Understanding Hemochromatosis, a Blood Disorder

Posted: 7/2/2012 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hemochromatosis, or iron overload, is a blood-related condition most commonly found in Caucasian men of western European descent. July is National Hemochromatosis Screening and Awareness Month. According to the National Library of Medicine, there are two types of hemochromatosis:

Safe and Sound at Home

Posted: 6/27/2012 10:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

June is National Home Safety Month. This annual observation is one way the National Safety Council tries to educate people of all ages about the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. One focus of the month is preventing slips, trips and falls, a topic that is especially important for senior health.

Boost Your Brain Health

Posted: 6/19/2012 10:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

We hear a lot about staying physically healthy as we age, but it is also important to keep your brain stimulated and engaged. Through Interim HealthCare's unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we view seniors in more than the conventional one dimension of meeting just their physical needs.

Men's Health and the Proper Health Screenings

Posted: 6/11/2012 3:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Men’s Health Week is June 11 through 17. The purpose of the national event is to put a spotlight on the preventable health problems faced by men and encourage them to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

The Skin Your In—Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer

Posted: 5/30/2012 10:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Preventing skin cancer is important no matter how old you are. As we age, our skin changes, but the risk for developing skin cancer doesn’t. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the American Academy of Dermatology has created the SPOT Skin Cancer™ program to raise awareness.

Preventative Measures to Keep Your Sight

Posted: 5/29/2012 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Protecting yourself from vision loss often comes down to stopping eye problems before they start. Preventative care and early detection can halt a problem before it starts, or slow its progression. May is Healthy Vision Month, created by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, in 2003 to bring awareness to eye health.

The Impact of Hearing Loss

Posted: 4/29/2012 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Imagine not being able to participate in a conversation or hear the dialogue of a television show. For 37 million Americans that is their reality as they learn to live without their hearing. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the day-to-day living, but recognizing the signs early can help you receive the proper treatment.

Alone Again-Naturally

Posted: 4/24/2012 8:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

Living by yourself as an adult is becoming more and more common in the United States. In fact, 28% of households are comprised of adults who live alone, an increase of 19% from 1950. However, just because a great number of adults are living alone, doesn't mean they lack the need for companionship. Many of the things we have long believed about single living simply are not true.

The Family Dynamic of Caregiving

Posted: 4/17/2012 8:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

It can be difficult to face the responsibilities of caring for an elderly parent alone, but for some families, sharing the duties with siblings can bring about a whole slew of other issues. Sometimes, siblings run into issues when one lives near the senior and the other is trying to care from a distance. Other times, both siblings live near their loved one and cannot come to a conclusion about what type of care to get mom or dad, or who should be responsible for which caregiving duties.

Little Changes, Big Reductions—Lifestyle Choices That Can Lower Your Cholesterol

Posted: 4/11/2012 8:52 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare, one of our goals is for you or your loved one to have the best quality of life possible. Aging brings about many changes, one of which can be a rise in cholesterol. Part of your own at home health care efforts can focus on lowering your cholesterol through simple lifestyle changes. Even if you are taking medication for high cholesterol, you can boost the effectiveness of that medication by making these five changes.

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 4/2/2012 9:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Poison Prevention and Children

Posted: 3/29/2012 11:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you or someone you love has a chronic illness that requires a lot of medication you may be worried about how to keep young kids safe. You probably already know that it is important to keep household cleaners and other chemicals away from children and locked up, but what about medicines?

Tips for Downsizing - Living Clutter Free

Posted: 3/10/2012 9:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

Determine whether its time to move mom or dad in Assisted Living or Independent Living facilities is a big decision. Figuring out how to downsize all the material things you've accumulated over the years is a difficult task. It's demanding both physically and emotionally and downsizing can be extremely overwhelming when you have sift through a lifetime of possessions and memories in order to reduce the amount of things that need to be stored.

Detecting and Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

Posted: 3/9/2012 9:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

Good nutrition is critical to overall health, no matter what age. However, many seniors are at serious risk of inadequate nutrition and it's something we've seen in our home health care and nursing practice here at Interim HealthCare.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Posted: 3/7/2012 9:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

It's a question we're often asked about in our home health care offices here at Interim HealthCare. Do seniors need less sleep? The answer is no, but they may need a different kind of sleep.

Avoiding the Burnout

Posted: 1/27/2012 9:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare, we understand that taking care of your loved ones is a lifetime investment where you are willing to devote your time. Home nursing services, elderly care and other senior living support services are just an array of options provided by our professional caregivers daily

Eating Well After the Holidays

Posted: 1/16/2012 9:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Eating well, especially for seniors, is an essential part of a healthy life and the older you get, the more important it becomes to make the right kinds of food choices. The holidays are a particularly tough time because of all the sweet treats and rich foods that pop everywhere this time of year.

When caregiving gets you down

Posted: 1/9/2012 9:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your feelings may seem to be of the least importance when a loved one is suffering through cancer, recovering from a severe injury or dealing with another type of illness or disability. However, the quality of their life depends on the quality of yours in many ways, so it is important to stay in touch with your emotions and ensure that the challenges of caregiving don't bring you down.

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