January 2020

Interim HealthCare Blogs

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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