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Senior Home Care Evaluation & Needs Assessment

Posted: 1/25/2018 2:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Is your aging family member is safe in their own home? Have you noticed signs of neglect such as a decline in household upkeep or personal hygiene? Are you concerned that medication is being taken at the right times and appropriate dosage? The best way to know if your loved one needs help at home, is to schedule a free, in-home evaluation a senior care professional.

Choosing The Best Elder Care Solution

Posted: 1/25/2018 2:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

​There inevitably comes the time when every elder will need help to adequately care for themselves and their homes. The situation can become more urgent when combined with other common problems, such as: complex medication schedules, incontinence, loss of ability to drive, onset of disease or dementia, or after a fall or injury.

The Best Options For Senior Care

Posted: 1/25/2018 2:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're noticing loss of strength and mobility, diminished eyesight, hearing, and mental acuity in a loved one, you are starting to wonder if they are still safe in their home. It may be time when a senior will need help to adequately care for themselves and their homes. Which options are available and what's best solution when it comes to Senior Care?

Signs That An Aging Parent May Need Help

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

The natural effects of aging take a gradual toll on vision, hearing, mobility, and mental acuity. Our ability to keep up with household chores, personal hygiene, and medications can become a challenge. Sometimes this change occurs suddenly, like after a stroke, or fall. Here are some of the signs you can look for that indicate when an aging senior needs help.

Improving Fine Motor Skills In Elderly

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Has your elderly parent suffered from a stroke or other health condition that has made it too difficult to control their hand movements or other body parts? Fortunately there are a few ways to help recovering. By participating in a number of rehabilitation exercises, the senior can rewire the brain as a way to keep each muscle group active and strong.

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

A heart attack can be one of those things that as an adult child you think will never happen to your loved one. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand the risk of this type of urgent medical situation occurring in your elder care journey with your senior and to be prepared for how you are going to handle not just the attack as it is happening, but the care that you offer ...

Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 90% of Parkinson's patients live at home with their families or other caregivers. Most patients can live at home in relative comfort when the family members help make a few adjustments. Constant monitoring and fall prevention is very important, as the disease involves patients being at times unsteady, off balance, and possibly experiencing freezing of legs.

How to Care for a Senior with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them. There are several things you can do to help provide the care and support they need during this new phase of their ...

Long Distance Caregiving for a Dementia Patient

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if a senior is diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. It's important that your loved one understands that you're concerned about how they are doing and want to making sure that they have the care they need. Here are a few tips on how to stay connected and close to them.