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What Makes a Great Home Health Aide?

Posted: 10/18/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although there’s no “hard” list of traits, we’ve found over the past 50 years of helping patients that the best home health aides share many of these characteristics.

5 Signs of Mental Illness in Seniors that you Should Not Ignore

Posted: 10/10/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As we recognize World Mental Health Day on October 10 (and value mental health throughout the year), it’s important for each of us to look out for these warning signs of mental illness so that our loved ones can receive treatment.

Symptom Checker: When to Call the Doctor with Breast Cancer Concerns

Posted: 10/2/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are at all concerned about a change or symptom in your breasts, be sure to contact your doctor. This blog examines some of the more common breast cancer symptoms.

The Value of Home Care for Seniors Fighting Cancer

Posted: 9/25/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While your loved one is counting on you to provide care and support, home care can serve as a complement to your care for seniors fighting cancer. Here are just a few benefits.

Why is Your Senior Loved One Getting Dehydrated?

Posted: 9/23/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you or your loved one’s doctor has noticed a consistent problem with dehydration in your senior loved one, one or more of these culprits could be to blame.

Is It Forgetfulness or a Sign of Alzheimer’s?

Posted: 9/18/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While you should always raise health concerns with your loved one’s doctor, in this post, this blog post takes a closer look at some common types of forgetfulness that could potentially signal Alzheimer’s disease.

Talking to Your Senior About the Possibility of Hospice Care

Posted: 9/9/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether you’ve already spoken to Mom or Dad about hospice care and other end-of-life decisions, or whether you’re broaching the topic for the first time, these tips can help you have this difficult conversation.

Signs of Chronic Senior Loneliness (and What You Can Do About Them)

Posted: 9/4/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you concerned that your loved one is suffering from chronic senior loneliness? Be on the lookout for these common signs.

How (and Why) Family Caregivers Can Commit to Exercise

Posted: 8/27/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

You may feel so overwhelmed with work. life, and serving as a caregiver for your loved one, but exercise should be a top priority. This blog identifies why it's so important and how to work it into your busy schedule.

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Stroke in Your Senior Loved Ones

Posted: 8/15/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While strokes are increasingly common among seniors, they are also highly preventable. Follow these five (5) tips to reduce your senior loved one’s risk of stroke.

How Senior Care Can Help with Late Stage Dementia

Posted: 8/13/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

This blog explains how dementia care home services can offer peace of mind and relief for your family when faced with a loved one suffering from late stage dementia.

What Are the Duties of a Home Health Aide?

Posted: 8/6/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home health aides are caring, compassionate individuals who are looking for ways to make an impact on the lives of others. This blog offers a glimpse into a day in the life of home health aides.

How to Protect Your Senior Loved Ones From Common Scams

Posted: 8/1/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

This blog offers tips to help your senior loved ones avoid common scams targeting the elderly.

How to capture the stories of your elder loved ones

Posted: 7/30/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Capturing the story of your senior loved one can be a bonding, surprising and rewarding activity for families. Not sure where to get started? This guide can help.

Why You Should Not Feel Guilty About Hiring a Caregiver for Your Loved One

Posted: 7/25/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many family members feel guilt over choosing home care services for their senior loved ones. This blog examines why it's important to move on from that guilt.

How to Take a Vacation from Caregiving

Posted: 7/18/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

These six tips can help you plan for a successful getaway, or even a staycation, and be sure that your loved one is safe and cared for while you’re away.

Symptom Checker: Could it be type 2 diabetes?

Posted: 7/16/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Type 2 diabetes is increasing among seniors in the United States. With 1 in 4 adults age 65 or over suffering from the disease, keep an eye out for these symptoms in your senior loved ones.

Dealing with role reversal from child to parent caregiver

Posted: 7/11/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Caring for an aging parent can trigger a whole host of emotions. A psychiatrist explains why and how to handle them.

Should you get your elderly parent a pet?

Posted: 7/2/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Owning a pet can be wonderful for anyone, but especially for seniors. This blog can help you assess whether it makes sense for your senior loved one to adopt a pet.

8 smart and simple diet tweaks for senior health

Posted: 6/26/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Nutritional requirements change as we get older, and they are particularly important for seniors. This blog examines eight simple changes to help your senior loved ones improve their health.

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