Interim HealthCare Blog
Posted: 7/1/2015 9:19 AM by
Hiring a home care provider is an exceptional way to ensure your elderly loved ones get the level of care and assistance they need on a regular basis when you are not available to be in the home with them. With the physical care, mobility assistance, transportation, mental stimulation, and compassionate companionship the in home health care services provider offers your parents, she is going to...
Posted: 6/17/2015 9:56 AM by
Blended families are more the norm compared to decades ago. Therefore, the strategies of a blended family must play into the roles of senior care scenarios as well. That way, there are no blurred lines with regards to stepparents or other nontraditional family roles getting lost in the shuffle when aging loved ones need help, begin experiencing financial confusion, or medical issues become a re...
Posted: 6/4/2015 12:06 PM by
June is Effective Communications Month and any time somebody has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, getting the right level of care as early as possible is going to be tremendously beneficial, especially as the disease progresses. One of the most important aspects of any type of Alzheimer’s care is communication.
Without proper communication (meaning, the caregiver and the person with Alzheime...
Posted: 5/27/2015 8:07 AM by
Elerly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Managing the elderly care for any aging adult can be difficult, but when your senior loved one has Alzheimer's disease, you could face even more challenges. One of the greatest of these challenges comes when your senior must visit the hospital. Aging adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are more prone to infection, illness, and in...
Posted: 5/19/2015 9:38 AM by
Giving ongoing care and assistance to elderly adults is stressful. No matter how much you love your aging parents or how dedicated you are to your role as their family caregiver, the physical and emotional demands of everyday caregiving are challenging and lead to caregiver stress. Studies have indicated that adult children who give regular care and assistance to their senior parents are far mo...
Posted: 5/13/2015 12:14 PM by
Senior Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Each year, more than 600,000 people receive a pacemaker to help them safely regulate their heart rhythm. Of these, more than half of them are over the age of 75. If one of your parents may receive a pacemaker soon, or if a pacemaker has already become a part of their daily life, understanding this device and its purpose is essential so you can modify y...
Posted: 5/5/2015 8:54 AM by
Home Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help!
Stimulating your elderly parents' mind is an important part of keeping them active, healthy, and happy. Whether they cope with a condition such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, or just have less daily mental activity due to factors such as no longer driving or having less social engagement, stimulating your aging loved ones' minds...
Posted: 5/1/2015 10:34 AM by
Home Care Services by Interim: The Story of One Family's Adaptation to Home Care
Roy had always been fiercely independent and self-reliant, but a bad fall and mild memory loss had made it difficult for him to handle his activities of daily living on his own. His wife, Natty, did everything she could to help him, but her own physical limitations made it impossible for her to do everything. So...
Posted: 4/22/2015 10:46 AM by
Elder Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Awareness is one of the most important characteristics you can have as a family caregiver for your elderly parents. Empowering yourself with knowledge and understanding enables you to give your aging loved ones the highest quality of care possible. One of the conditions you should learn more about as you go through your care journey with your elderly par...
Posted: 4/8/2015 10:22 AM by
Elderly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
Your once vibrant and bubbly mother has seemed withdrawn and quiet recently. She does not want to see anyone and is reluctant to participate in activities she once loved. She has stopped volunteering, stopped going to club meetings, and spends almost all of her time sitting in a dim living room alone, either watching TV or staring out of the window.
Posted: 3/25/2015 11:12 AM by
Memory and thought are something many people take for granted, using them daily and thinking little of them. Alzheimer's disease, however, robs people of these basic abilities and leaves their friends and family distinctly aware not only of this loss, but of their own abilities.
Posted: 3/18/2015 1:24 PM by
One of the biggest worries of adult children creating senior care plans for their elderly care parents is ensuring that their parents receive the level of care they need at all times even when those adult children are not able to directly provide the care
Posted: 3/3/2015 11:51 AM by
As a family caregiver for your aging parents, it is fun to find ways to focus your elderly care on making your seniors happier and healthier.
Posted: 2/26/2015 10:43 AM by
Cancer survivors are, after their therapy, very keen to get back on track with a healthy way of living. There are many ways they can improve their way of life to be healthier and help with recovery
Posted: 2/25/2015 10:56 AM by
When it comes to helping your aging parents live a high quality of life, nutrition is essential. With lower appetites, problems with tasting, and even problems with chewing, however, many seniors have trouble getting all of the nutrients they need to keep them strong and healthy
Posted: 2/24/2015 3:39 PM by
One of the first steps toward maintaining good health is to eat a diverse diet and exercise regularly. This is important for people of any age, but especially for seniors
Posted: 2/19/2015 11:01 AM by
As seniors age, susceptibility to illness and likelihood of serious consequences increase. Something as simple as a cold could quickly escalate to a much more severe sickness that could result in hospitalization for vulnerable older adults.
Posted: 1/28/2015 11:13 AM by
Elder Care Can Help You Care For Your Aging Loved One Who Suffers from Heart Disease
Posted: 1/21/2015 1:55 PM by
A sense of smell can be extremely important to your senior loved one’s wellbeing and memory. Certain kinds of smells can recall memories: a certain kind of perfume or cologne, foods, or the smell of certain places.
Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22 AM by
Even healthy seniors sometimes find themselves in a position where they require medical care from time to time.