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Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 6/11/2014 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, had never been one, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought. He didn’t know the first thing about elderly care, but he knew what his mother would require from and of him and he was willing to provide it for her.

Coping with Tragedy, and then Finding Elderly Care

Posted: 5/28/2014 3:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

It’s not easy to deal with any type of tragedy. Whether it’s the sudden loss of a loved one or having lost your job, tragedy can strike at any time. When it occurs to your elderly loved one, you may be focused on the pain that you’re feeling, or the relief that they may still be alive and with you. However, when it happens, such as a stroke, heart attack, or other serious health issue that lands them in the hospital, you need to find a way to navigate through your heartache and start finding the proper elderly care for them when they are released.

Home Care Services – Better Sleep Using Diet Strategies

Posted: 5/20/2014 2:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Getting a good sleep at night isn’t just a luxury; it’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve been kept up at night with stress or worry, you’ve probably been searching for an answer to relax and cope with your situation. Being a caregiver isn’t easy even for the best of us. You don’t have to only rely on counting sheep to get some shuteye – the foods you eat before bedtime are essential to the quality of sleep you’ll get. There aren’t any specific foods that can induce sleep, but knowing what’s healthy to eat during the day and when to eat will increase your chance of a sounder night’s snooze.

Taking Time Out from Elder Care: How to Not Feel Guilty

Posted: 5/14/2014 3:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of an elderly individual, whether it’s a family member or someone else, will usually take a lot out of you. Stopping by their house, making sure that they have everything they need, helping them into and out of the shower, and so on can be taxing to even the strongest, healthiest individual. When you need to take a break (or a time out) from elder care, especially when you’re caring for a loved one, how can you do this without feeling guilty about it?

Six Common Myths About Home Care Services

Posted: 5/14/2014 3:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home care services are considered a godsend to many caregivers who have loved ones requiring help with day to day tasks in the home. However, there are still some who are concerned with the idea of a stranger taking care of their loved one or being in their home. There are several myths regarding home care services.

Coping with Tragedy, and then Finding Elderly Care

Posted: 4/30/2014 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s not easy to deal with any type of tragedy. Whether it’s the sudden loss of a loved one or having lost your job, tragedy can strike at any time. When it occurs to your elderly loved one, you may be focused on the pain that you’re feeling, or the relief that they may still be alive and with you. However, when it happens, such as a stroke, heart attack, or other serious health issue that lands them in the hospital, you need to find a way to navigate through your heartache and start finding the proper elderly care for them when they are released.

Home Care – How to Help your Senior Gain Weight

Posted: 4/23/2014 11:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are many different reasons for seniors to be under weight. It could be anything from a sore mouth to drug interactions to inability to prepare food to medical problems. Whatever the reason, there’s usually some way to rectify it. The first step is identifying the cause for being underweight. This can probably be done best by your loved one’s doctor.

Taking Time Out from Elder Care: How to Not Feel Guilty

Posted: 4/16/2014 9:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of an elderly individual, whether it’s a family member or someone else, will usually take a lot out of you. Stopping by their house, making sure that they have everything they need, helping them into and out of the shower, and so on can be taxing to even the strongest, healthiest individual. When you need to take a break (or a time out) from elder care, especially when you’re caring for a loved one, how can you do this without feeling guilty about it?

Six Common Myths About Home Care Services

Posted: 4/8/2014 3:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home care services are considered a godsend to many caregivers who have loved ones requiring help with day to day tasks in the home. However, there are still some who are concerned with the idea of a stranger taking care of their loved one or being in their home. There are several myths regarding home care services.

Elderly Care – How An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Affects the Family

Posted: 4/1/2014 12:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

It’s normal for some family members to have a hard time accepting the diagnosis their elderly parent has Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. It may make family members feel anxious or depressed. They may also worry about financial or legal issues. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s affects the entire family, not just the person who is considered to be the primary caregiver.

How Being Sick Can Impact Elderly Care

Posted: 4/1/2014 12:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

As anyone could likely attest, it’s no fun being sick. Depending on the illness that you have, you might not have a lot of energy, you could be congested, and you might feel as though you’re making too many mistakes. When it comes to elderly care, being sick can have an impact on the level and quality of care that a person receives.

Trying to Provide Elderly Care while Working? Tips to Improve Care

Posted: 3/20/2014 10:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Anna had a full-time job, actually a part-time job on top of that, but when her mother required elderly care, she didn’t even think twice about it. She agreed to be the elder care provider for her mother and began working on her schedule to ensure that she would have enough time to get to work in the morning, and enough time to spend with her husband at night.

When visiting your parents make the time worthwhile...

Posted: 3/17/2014 4:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

You check your calendar. Here it is, the day that you plan each month to visit Mom and Dad. Immediately a buzzer goes off in your stomach and you realize that you dread this monthly visit. But why? Simple. You have guilt because you do not visit enough, because you don’t stay long enough, and because you don’t want to face the fact that the visit is awkward and boring.

Home Care Services Can Help Aging Family Members Stay in Touch

Posted: 3/10/2014 11:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the many aspects that elderly individuals need to deal with as they age and their family begins to move away and spread out (although that would likely happen long before they reach a moment when they might need home care services), is staying in touch with their loved ones. Today, there are many simple and convenient ways to stay in touch with people, but not all of them are easy for elderly individuals to understand.

Preparing for the Future with Elderly Care- A Caregiver's Story

Posted: 2/27/2014 4:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

When we were finally given word that the surgery went well and he would make a full recovery from his heart attack, the relief was almost palpable. I could hear my mother quietly weeping behind me as I spoke with the doctor who told me that things were going to be different for a while and that we should consider hiring an elderly care provider.

The Silent Plague- When a Family Caregiver is Suffering in Silence

Posted: 2/26/2014 4:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

There were few things that really got to Monica. She had raised three children as a single mom while building a career as a financial consultant. She was able to handle board meetings being the only woman in the room and she would then get to her son’s soccer game in time to see him score the winning goal. She was one of those people who was constantly on the move and she enjoyed most challenges.

It's Been Rough in Many Cities Across the U.S.- Making Senior Care Safe During a Tough Winter Season

Posted: 2/4/2014 10:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

This winter, for many portions of the United States, it has been tough, to say the least. With icy and snowy conditions reaching as far south as Florida, for the first time in decades, and brutally cold temperatures gripping much of the country, it’s important to remember to make sure that senior care is safe as well as helpful.

When You’re the Only One in the Family Who Steps Forward to be a Caregiver

Posted: 1/28/2014 10:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Through the years, you noticed a pattern in your family. Whenever things are going well and no one has any issues, it seems that you can get a hold of just about everyone. Yet whenever there is something wrong with anyone, the phone calls go to voicemail and no one ever seems to have time to return your call. That’s what happens when people sense work or more responsibility being brought upon their door. That may also be what happens when someone in your family requires a caregiver.

Brain Teasers and Home Care Services: What’s Good for the Goose …

Posted: 1/18/2014 8:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

We’re going to clear the air here right now. If you look around for information on ways to help your loved one as they age, you’ll find that brain teasers are a good idea. They work the mind and that’s an important thing at any age. Crossword puzzles, riddles, math problems, and more are all ways that you can get exercise for the brain. So when your loved one is receiving any type of home care services, they might suggest (or you can make the suggestion) that brain teasers become part of the regimen.

Elder Care During the Winter Months - Easy and Creative Meals to Share with Aging Loved Ones

Posted: 1/7/2014 8:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sometimes, trying to figure out what to cook or prepare for an elderly individual can be a challenge. Perhaps that are limited on the types of food that they can eat due to their health or medication that they’re taking. Perhaps they don’t like certain ingredients and that can make it tough to manage. When you’re providing elderly care for someone, and part of your responsibility is to make sure that he or she has good, healthy food, then you might need a few inspiring creative meals, especially during the winter.

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