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May 2015

​Compassionate Elderly Care: Helping Seniors with Alzheimer's Get through Hospital Stays

Posted: 5/27/2015 8:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elerly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Managing the elderly care for any aging adult can be difficult, but when your senior loved one has Alzheimer's disease, you could face even more challenges. One of the greatest of these challenges comes when your senior must visit the hospital. Aging adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are more prone to infection, illness, and injury than other adults, and tend to experience more serious consequences due to compromised immune systems and difficulty managing treatments, which means that hospital visits and stays tend to increase as the diseases progresses. Visiting a hospital can be frightening for these elderly adults, making the experience stressful for everyone. Knowing how to approach a visit to the hospital with your senior can help you all get through the experience more calmly and with greater confidence.

Physical Signs You May be Dealing with Caregiver Stress

Posted: 5/19/2015 9:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Giving ongoing care and assistance to elderly adults is stressful. No matter how much you love your aging parents or how dedicated you are to your role as their family caregiver, the physical and emotional demands of everyday caregiving are challenging and lead to caregiver stress. Studies have indicated that adult children who give regular care and assistance to their senior parents are far more likely to experience high levels of stress than other adults, and suffer more severe consequences associated with this stress than other adults. This stress is not only emotionally and mentally exhausting, it can lead to serious physical consequences that put your health, wellbeing, and ability to provide compassionate and effective care for your parents at risk.

Care for Elderly Adults with Pacemakers

Posted: 5/13/2015 12:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Each year, more than 600,000 people receive a pacemaker to help them safely regulate their heart rhythm. Of these, more than half of them are over the age of 75. If one of your parents may receive a pacemaker soon, or if a pacemaker has already become a part of their daily life, understanding this device and its purpose is essential so you can modify your senior care and ensure your loved one continues to live a healthy, active life after the implantation.

How Home Care Providers Can Use Technology to Stimulate Your Aging Parents' Minds

Posted: 5/5/2015 8:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help! Stimulating your elderly parents' mind is an important part of keeping them active, healthy, and happy. Whether they cope with a condition such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, or just have less daily mental activity due to factors such as no longer driving or having less social engagement, stimulating your aging loved ones' minds boosts their mood, helps them ward off depression and loss of motivation, and supports greater long-term independence.

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