Interim HealthCare Blog
Posted: 1/13/2015 10:16 AM by
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.
Posted: 1/5/2015 3:50 PM by
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.
Posted: 12/23/2014 11:43 AM by
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.
Posted: 12/19/2014 9:48 AM by
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.
Posted: 12/10/2014 10:04 AM by
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.
Posted: 12/4/2014 3:24 PM by
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.
Posted: 12/3/2014 8:39 AM by
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.
Posted: 10/22/2014 10:54 AM by
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.
Posted: 10/15/2014 3:04 PM by
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.
Posted: 10/8/2014 11:10 AM by
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.
Posted: 10/1/2014 11:32 AM by
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.
Posted: 8/27/2014 2:55 PM by
Being a caregiver to an aging parent or loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also take a toll because of the demands it can place on an individual. Not only is it physically and mentally challenging, but caregivers often get consumed by the responsibilities that come with providing care. When caregivers find that they are becoming lonely due to the amount of time they are devoting to their loved one’s needs, they should consider hiring home care services.
Posted: 8/22/2014 9:55 AM by
Gout is a severe form of arthritis more commonly found among elderly men than women. It is the most painful type of arthritis accompanied by swelling, stiffness, heat, and tenderness in the joints. Gout is caused as a result of crystalized uric acid getting deposited into the joints. This in turn causes inflammatory arthritis in the joints. Gout can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Gout in the elderly can become so severe that it results in deformities.
Posted: 8/20/2014 9:40 AM by
There are some common health issues faced by all adults of any age. For elderly people, these health issues can have a great deal of consequence for the loved one’s health. They are already getting to a stage in life where they want and need to slow things down a little. They may also start needing some help at home. Now is a good time to consider getting a home care provider for them to help with everyday tasks of living.
Posted: 8/6/2014 10:20 AM by
Shingles is a painful skin disease common in both men and women over the age of 50 caused by the varicella zoster virus. Another name for shingles is herpes zoster yet it is unrelated to the herpes virus. When providing senior care for a loved one with shingles, there are a few things you should know to help aid in their care.
Posted: 6/25/2014 10:47 AM by
For the longest time, doctors mostly made house calls only. Then, during the latter part of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century, medical clinics and hospitals became the centers where doctors operated and house calls ended up falling by the wayside. Today, with the increase in home care services and with more hospitals trying to save money by sending patients home to recover, the house call is on the rise once again.
Posted: 6/18/2014 10:41 AM by
Being a caregiver is not ideal for everyone, and if you have agreed to take on the role of a home care provider for a loved one, you may be experiencing a significant level of stress in your life. Not everyone is going to find that being a caregiver is right for them, and if you find that you’re not suited for this type of work, the sooner that you address this situation, the sooner you’ll be able to step back and find someone who will be perfect for your elderly loved one.
Posted: 6/16/2014 9:21 AM by
There are plenty of changes that occur as a person ages, some of them are normal for every elderly person, and some of them are connected to other diseases and problems. How are you supposed to know which is which? Caring for a senior parent can be a challenge in itself, but you might not realize the challenges your parent is personally going through. It’s hard to empathize when you’re still young. In order to really help your parent and lend a shoulder to their concerns, you should understand more about what they’re dealing with as they age. The following list will talk about many of the things your elderly mother or father is experiencing, and what you – and your parent – can expect as they continue to get older.
Posted: 6/11/2014 10:16 AM by
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.
Posted: 5/28/2014 3:11 PM by
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.