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Benefits Of Fish Oils For Senior Health

Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Even healthy seniors sometimes find themselves in a position where they require medical care from time to time.

Importance Of Organization For Elderly Care Providers

Posted: 1/13/2015 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Managing COPD Can Be Difficult: We Can Help!

Posted: 1/5/2015 3:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Diabetes and Your Health

Posted: 12/23/2014 11:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

What You Should Know about The Importance of Advanced Directives

Posted: 12/19/2014 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

What you Need to Know About Diverticulitis

Posted: 12/10/2014 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

Posted: 12/4/2014 3:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Natural Remedies Used to Promote Sleep

Posted: 12/3/2014 8:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Home Health Care – Clean Air for Better Breathing

Posted: 11/26/2014 3:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

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. 

Did You Know? Sleep Patterns Change in the Elderly

Posted: 11/19/2014 2:57 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Did You Know? Reading is a Great Way to Improve Your Mental Health

Posted: 11/12/2014 3:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

 Mental Activities Such as Reading Are Important for Seniors! Here are
Some Great Ideas to Help You Get Your Loved One Started! 
 
It’s important to continue improving mental health and activity as people age. Reading is a great exercise for the mind that can help keep your brain active and your memory sharp. Older adults may really enjoy reading books that were written in their generation or written about activities they enjoy. Finding literature that an aging adult can relate to can help keep their memories vivid and intact. Here are some wonderful books that you or a loved one may have an interest in reading.

Get Your Family Involved in Some Autumn Crafts

Posted: 10/29/2014 3:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Elder Care: Learn About the Many Advantages That Autumn Crafts Can Have for Your Aging Loved One

Autumn crafts are a wonderful way to improve the quality of elder care that your loved one receives. There are so many wonderful ideas that are available during these colorful fall months, and they can be done with you, with their grandkids, and even with their elderly care providers.
Why are autumn crafts such a good idea for elder care?

Caring for The Family Caregiver

Posted: 10/22/2014 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Learn About The Signs of Caregiver Burnout, and What You Can Do to Help

As a family caregiver, you are most likely to be thinking about other people before yourself. To some extent this is a natural tendency, especially for caregivers. Yet it’s a verified concept that you can’t take care of someone else if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. When you immerse yourself in the care of others with the exclusion of your own care, you find yourself in burnout.

A Well-Balanced Diet Can Really Benefit Your Senior Loved One

Posted: 10/15/2014 3:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Tips for Planning a Well-Balanced Diet

There’s no doubt about it – as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age.  Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20s or 40s. And if you are a Caregiver of a senior, there are some tips to help you plan well-balanced and nutritious meals that are age appropriate. A wholesome, well-balanced diet can be the first line of defense in staying healthy. While planning meals for your loved one can be stressful for a busy Caregiver, it doesn’t have to be if you are prepared. Mealtime should be enjoyable and many seniors like variety at each meal. Before you head to the grocery store, sit down with your senior and make a list of foods they enjoy and foods that are beneficial to their healthy diet.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Learn About Getting Seniors Involved!

Posted: 10/8/2014 11:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are Plenty of Activities Throughout the Month for Both Women and Men

Breast cancer awareness month is in October. In 2007, the Tokyo tower was lit up in pink on October 1st for raising awareness. During this month in 2008, the White House was even decorated in pink in honor of those whose lives are affected by this disease. Every year, men and women from all across America do what they can to raise awareness and help those suffering from this type of cancer. You can participate this year in many different ways. Campaigns for marathons and walking events are happening in almost every state that you and your senior parent can sign up for. Whether you are dealing with breast cancer, your elderly loved one has it, or you just wish to help spread the word, you can participate in raising awareness in October.

Did You Know? October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Posted: 10/1/2014 11:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Learn More About the Most Common Causes of Eye Accidents, and How to Prevent Them

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 50% of all eye injuries each year occur in the home. October is the month to pay closer attention to preventing eye injuries.

Some people may argue that they don’t do anything that could cause an eye injury. Or they assume that only people who work in shops where they are cutting wood or welding steel could possibly sustain an eye injury. This simply isn’t true. It’s usually the every-day activities a person does around the home that carry the biggest eye injury risks for most people.

Great Tips On How to Make and Use a Housework Routine

Posted: 9/17/2014 3:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

No one knows better than a family caregiver how difficult it can be to keep two peoples’ homes clean. If you are spending time helping your aging parent with everyday tasks as well as trying to keep your own house in good order, you are probably wondering if there’s a routine you can make and stick with.

Sometimes it’s purely a lack of time to keep your house clean. Or it could be your energy is exhausted before you even begin to clean your own home. Juggling your parent and their home with your family and your home can be quite the tricky act. One thing to think about is getting a home care provider to come in a few hours each day to your parent’s home to help them with meals and/or cleaning house. This would give you a double benefit – more time and more energy!

Eating Well Is Important - Especially for Seniors

Posted: 9/15/2014 3:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Our bodies really are made up of what we put into them. It doesn’t matter our age, eating well makes a huge difference in our health, how we look and feel and our overall well-being. For senior adults, eating well is especially vital. They generally don’t require as many calories. so when eating a smaller volume of food, they must be sure all the food they eat is nutrient dense.

Elder Care Tips by Interim Healthcare: Elder Care for the Female Patient

Posted: 9/3/2014 11:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to elder care for the female patient, there are going to be a number of aspects that will differ when caring for a male patient. For elderly women, various types of cancer are certainly a concern. One of those happens to be ovarian cancer and September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Learn About The Signs and Symptoms That Every Woman Should Know

Posted: 9/1/2014 2:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to elder care for the female patient, there are going to be a number of aspects that will differ when caring for a male patient. For elderly women, various types of cancer are certainly a concern. One of those happens to be ovarian cancer and September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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