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A Halloween Tale- The Benefits of an Elder Care Companion

Posted: 10/30/2013 11:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

Matt was always worried about his elderly mother when it came to Halloween night. She lived alone in a neighborhood that saw quite a bit of crime and vandalism.  Every year he would check on her several times during the evening.  She was always fine and told him not to worry. This year, the good news was that she had an elder care companion visiting with her in the evenings.  And, this year, Matt’s mother actually wanted to volunteer at a Halloween function in town.

Senior Care: The Days are Getting Shorter- Make Sure Mom and Dad Drive Safely in the Dark

Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key concerns that many adult children of aging parents have is how their parents are going to deal with the days getting shorter, and having to drive in the dark.  Luckily, there are a few things that can be done in order to make sure that your parent is as prepared as possible for driving in the evening.

Senior Care Activities: Visiting Your Local Library for a Refreshing Change of Scene!

Posted: 10/24/2013 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips today, it can be easy to forget that the library is still a great place to visit. Most of our elderly loved ones will tend to prefer the library to bookstores and ebook readers, and it’s a great idea for an outing with them.

5 Suprising Facts about Columbus

Posted: 10/14/2013 1:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Did you know the Nina and Pinta were NOT the original names of two of Columbus' ships? Learn where the names came from and a few other little known facts about Columbus as we celebrate Columbus Day!

Caregiver Stress: Depression, the Silent Partner- Don't Wait Too Long to Get Home Care Help

Posted: 10/11/2013 1:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of a loved one who can no longer manage their own care in the comfort and privacy of their own home can seem like a noble act, but it can also lead to caregiver stress, which can, and often does, lead to depression.

October is National Diabetes Month- Senior In-Home Care Helps Manage Diabetes

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

October is National diabetes month; the vision of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is that everyone can enjoy a life that is free of diabetes and all the burdens that come with it. They want to raise awareness of the ever-increasing incidence of this disease. There are many issues that surround this disease and many thousands of people affected by diabetes.

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