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Have Memory Loss Issues Become Overwhelming? Home Care Can Help.

Posted: 12/9/2013 4:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

It is a challenge to deal with the issues that can come up when aging loved ones are beginning to suffer from memory problems. It can be a strain on everyone in the relationship. You might feel frustrated because you will have to explain things over and over again - while they might feel sad and guilty because they are having difficulties with names and some of the most common tasks that they u...

Senior Care: The Days are Getting Shorter- Make Sure Mom and Dad Drive Safely in the Dark

Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key concerns that many adult children of aging parents have is how their parents are going to deal with the days getting shorter, and having to drive in the dark.  Luckily, there are a few things that can be done in order to make sure that your parent is as prepared as possible for driving in the evening.

Senior Care Activities: Visiting Your Local Library for a Refreshing Change of Scene!

Posted: 10/24/2013 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips today, it can be easy to forget that the library is still a great place to visit. Most of our elderly loved ones will tend to prefer the library to bookstores and ebook readers, and it’s a great idea for an outing with them.

Caregiver Stress: Depression, the Silent Partner- Don't Wait Too Long to Get Home Care Help

Posted: 10/11/2013 1:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of a loved one who can no longer manage their own care in the comfort and privacy of their own home can seem like a noble act, but it can also lead to caregiver stress, which can, and often does, lead to depression.

October is National Diabetes Month- Senior In-Home Care Helps Manage Diabetes

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

October is National diabetes month; the vision of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is that everyone can enjoy a life that is free of diabetes and all the burdens that come with it. They want to raise awareness of the ever-increasing incidence of this disease. There are many issues that surround this disease and many thousands of people affected by diabetes.

Women Tend to Give Up Sleep for Others: A Caregiver Dilemma

Posted: 8/26/2013 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

A significant problem that can face any caregiver is not taking care of themselves properly. While this issue can be a problem for both men and women, it’s women who tend to give up sleep, and other comforts, more often for the people they take care of. 

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 8/20/2013 9:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease. If you or an aging loved one is considering home care services, contact Interim Healthcare today at (800) 338-7786.

Skin Cancer and Seniors

Posted: 6/27/2013 10:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

Today’s seniors are more likely than previous generations to develop skin cancer. They risk is greater because during their younger years the public did not have the same awareness of the damage the sun (and tanning beds) can do to skin. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it affects almost 2.2 million Americans.

Aging in Place

Posted: 6/18/2013 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The goal of many seniors is to stay in their homes for as long as they can. Seniors want to be in surroundings that are familiar and comfortable. As a person ages, however, he or she may need to adapt their home to make it safer for independent living. One of the biggest dangers in the home for seniors is a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of three adult...

Honoring Nursing Assistants

Posted: 6/13/2013 11:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

June 13 through 20 is Nursing Assistants Week, a time set aside to promote recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long-term care settings. Nursing assistants go by many titles, and can also be known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistiv...

Men’s Health Week—Symptoms Not to Ignore

Posted: 6/10/2013 11:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

The cliché about men not going to the doctor apparently exists for a reason. In 2010 a survey by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that only 57% of men had visited the doctor in the past year. To help raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men June 10 - 16 has been set aside as Men’s Hea...

Could you save the life of someone choking?

Posted: 6/1/2013 2:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

June 1st was Heimlich Maneuver day which is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. It can be used safely on both adults and children, but most experts do not recommend it for infants less than 1 year old. You can also perform the maneuver on yourself.

The Important Role of Occupational Therapists

Posted: 4/22/2013 9:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

Anyone, at any time may need help from an occupational therapist or OT. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), “Occupational therapy is therapy based on performing the meaningful activities of daily life ... despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 4/12/2013 4:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your t...

Transitioning from facility care to home

Posted: 4/2/2013 4:22 PM by Interim HealthCare

After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing.One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her fam...

Over 50? The Vaccines You Need.

Posted: 3/20/2013 10:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Vaccines aren’t just for children. In fact, many of the vaccinations that children receive, adults also need as a part of their senior care. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its list of adult-recommended vaccinations in 2012. Here are the vaccines or boosters that adults 50 and over need to talk to their health care provider about:

The Facts About Cataracts

Posted: 3/14/2013 10:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

For more than half of American Baby Boomers over the age of 65, cataracts are something they have had, or will have, to deal with. Cataracts are the result of a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye. Old lens cells become compacted into the center of the lens, as new lens cells form on the outside of the lens. The compacted old cells are the cataract. This makes vision cloudy and prevents l...

Coping with Grief

Posted: 3/9/2013 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grieving over the loss of a loved one is a highly personal process that can take months or years. How long you grieve depends on many things, including your relationship with the person, if the person’s death was expected or sudden, and many other factors. There is no one way to handle the loss of a loved one. Each journey through grief to healing is a personal one.

Increase Longevity with a Healthy Diet

Posted: 3/6/2013 4:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

Good nutrition is important at any age. But for adults 65 and over with chronic diseases, eating right  takes on even more importance. Whether you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, there are food choices you can make that will not only improve your condition, but also increase longevity. For instance, a diabetic will want to control the quantity

Benefits of Home Care

Posted: 2/22/2013 8:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Not only has technology enabled us to live longer, healthier lives, but when illness does strike technological advances have provided us with more care options. When an illness or medical condition does occur, In-home care is the preference of many individuals. Interim HealthCare’s home health care services offers convenient access to trained professionals who are knowledgeable in the a...

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