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July 2014

3 Common Causes of Falling and How Elder Care Can Reduce the Risks

Posted: 7/30/2014 9:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Falls are the number one cause of accidental death at home among seniors over the age of 65. There are many risk factors in the average home, from unsteady steps to items left in the way. When the individual is relying on elder care for their basic, everyday needs, then it’s a good idea to understand the most common causes of falls among the elderly and then look for ways that you could reduce those risks.

Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home Care when You’re a Caregiver

Posted: 7/23/2014 10:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

No one really enjoys visiting the hospital. Whether you’re there because you were injured, had an emergency situation, or you’re visiting a loved one, it’s never a good time. For the elderly who have been hospitalized for some major illness, injury, surgery, or some other ailment, when they are released, it’s going to be vital that they have the best transition possible with a caregiver who is prepared to provide them with the most important things that they will need.

How Home Care Services Can Make a Difference for Any Family

Posted: 7/16/2014 11:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many families take it upon themselves to provide care for their aging loved ones. Whether it’s a grandparent, aunt or uncle, cousin, or one’s own parents, there are many things that can be challenging for these family members. There are also plenty of things that can cause discomfort for any or all of the family members. Home care services can help, and it can make a significant difference in the relationships of those involved.
There are many different types of home care that can be required, depending on a person’s age and his or her ability to tend to their own care needs.

Senior Care: Protecting Seniors from UV Rays

Posted: 7/14/2014 11:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Even though the days are now growing shorter, that doesn’t mean the sun is any less dangerous to the eyes or skin than it was before June 21st. In fact, July and August are known as the hottest months of the year, even though the longest day (the day with the highest amount of sunlight) is in June. When you are the caregiver for a senior, make sure that you pay attention to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Protecting Seniors From UV Rays

Posted: 7/10/2014 3:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

Even though the days are now growing shorter, that doesn’t mean the sun is any less dangerous to the eyes or skin than it was before June 21st. In fact, July and August are known as the hottest months of the year, even though the longest day (the day with the highest amount of sunlight) is in June. When you are caregiver of a senior, make sure that you pay attention to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Encourage Kidney Health for Elder Care

Posted: 7/2/2014 10:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

When we consider the process of getting older, we sometimes forget what a vital role our kidneys play in our overall health. The bean-shaped organs, known as the kidneys, are responsible for removing toxins from our system. Many times people are unaware that their kidneys are not functioning properly because symptoms don’t show up right away. Therefore, it is important for elder care providers to encourage kidney health.
The kidneys are often referred to as sophisticated trash collectors. About 40 gallons of blood are filtered by the kidneys daily, sifting out approximately 2 quarts of waste and extra water that the body doesn’t need. The extra water and waste become urine and flow to the bladder where it is stored until you go to the bathroom. Urine should be a straw color or lighter. If it appears darker than that, it could be a sign of dehydration.

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