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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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