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Adopting A Pet For an Elderly Parent Living Alone Can Bring Enjoyment

Posted: 3/6/2020 11:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

The well-known term "a man's best friend" is a fitting term when thinking about ways to improve an elderly parent's way of life—introducing an adult pet, whether large or small, can make a world of difference. Pets can be excellent companions for those who live alone, and their presence will decrease the overall loneliness and isolation which occurs once seniors become less active.

How to be a Fantastic Grandparent

Posted: 2/29/2020 11:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

Becoming a grandparent is one of those experiences that you can't grasp the enjoyment until it happens, similar to becoming a parent for the first time. It provides you the ability to revisit the nostalgia in life and view the world from a different lens. Often, it brings out the child in you in a positive and healthy way.

Complications of COPD can be Dangerous for Seniors

Posted: 2/20/2020 7:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors who smoke tobacco or marijuana are at the highest risk for developing a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD. Other risk factors include exposure to secondhand smoke from tobacco, exposure to unhealthy levels of air pollution. Also, seniors with chronic asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis, to name a few, are at increased risk of experiencing complications.

Innovative Home Care: Using Your Parent's Hobbies and Skills to Help Establish Care Goals

Posted: 2/19/2020 6:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

It takes careful planning in creating an individual care plan. For your parents to get the most benefit, it is essential that your home care company creates a customized experience and creating a caring approach that is personalized rather than a one size fits all approach. It focuses on confirming that your parent's particular needs are met, but also encourages better mental and emotional heal...

Five Safety Concerns and Tips for Seniors

Posted: 2/13/2020 5:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

Staying in one's home and aging in place is the desire of more than 92% of Americans, according to an AARP study. There is much truth the saying "home is where the heart is." We create and share countless memories in our homes with friends and families. Often, its where the kids and grandkids were raised, Christmas dinner was prepared and shared, birthday celebrations, and more all happen in th...

Key Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 2/8/2020 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many illnesses that we see in In-Home Care. Interim HealthCare has designed a program for our caregivers to get specific education and understanding of various aspects of Parkinson's disease.

What Criteria Should You Use in Selecting a Home Care Company for Mom or Dad?

Posted: 2/3/2020 6:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

As adult children, it can be overwhelming to think about Home Care for your parents. How do you select the right company? Most of us only do this once or twice in our lifetimes, so companies who are reputable don’t just come to mind like the brand awareness of a well-known insurance company or bank.

Annual Flu Shots are Critical for All of Us and Especially for Children and Seniors

Posted: 1/27/2020 6:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

Cold and flu season is among us. With the recent reports of the Coronavirus, the flu can be deadly -- especially for seniors. The CDC reports that seniors are a large portion of the 80% percent of people who die from the flu every year.

Practicing Wellness Strategies Helps Caregivers Stay Healthy

Posted: 1/23/2020 9:59 AM by Interim HealthCare

Anyone who has been a caregiver for a loved one understands the difficulty in ensuring self-care remains a top priority. There is a never-ending task list to ensure the housekeeping tasks are completed; bills are paid, personal care of the loved one is addressed, not to mention the endless doctor appointments that fill their schedule. Caregiving is hard work and is not for the faint in heart.

Caregivers Need Support with Caring for their Loved Ones

Posted: 1/17/2020 6:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Meeting the daily needs of a loved one who is aging, sick, or injured is a full-time responsibility. After putting others' needs before yourself for days on end will end up negatively impacting the health of the caregiver.

Can you Identify the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s?

Posted: 1/14/2020 7:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

Do you have a loved one or someone you know that doesn’t seem to be themselves lately? Sometimes we can’t put our finger on precisely what the issue is, but something doesn’t feel right or, maybe you chalk it up to they are just getting older. The brain is an amazing organ in which doctors and scientists haven’t fully figured out.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Seniors and Is Overlooked

Posted: 1/9/2020 3:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

First, let's define Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Mayo Clinic describes it as, "A mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event – either experiencing it or witnessing it." Current statistics in Psychiatric Times states that the prevalence in seniors is less than 5% for those aged 50 and older, and the percentage declines to half that rate in older seniors.

Seniors’ Reluctance To Receive In-Home Care

Posted: 1/6/2020 3:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

Over the holidays, we often identify that our loved ones that are aging are having difficulty getting around the house independently. Sometimes, its minor things where we see they are uneasy on their feet or while getting to standing position; other times, it's more severe where you notice a black eye or large bruises from falling.

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