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8 Ways A Voice-Activated Personal Assistant Can Help Seniors

Posted: 12/2/2021 2:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

​Studies suggest that one in four Americans are using virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to control their smart devices and access the Internet. And innovations are continuing. Their impact on our lives has been immense, but their potential for seniors is even greater.

Hospice Care Tailored to Veterans

Posted: 11/1/2021 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your loved one is preparing for hospice care, you want to ensure all their needs are met – mentally, physically and spiritually. End-of-life needs can vary greatly from person to person. But those needs can be exceptionally unique if your loved one is a Veteran.

Post-Surgical Care You Need in the Comfort of Your Home

Posted: 11/1/2021 12:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you’ve ever had a major surgical procedure, you know an essential part of the recovery process is to get a lot of rest and relaxation. The amount of time it takes to recover is largely dependent on things like the extent of your procedure, your age, and your overall health. Though the average person can often return to normal activities within a few days following minor surgery, patients und...

The Medicare-Approved Tools You Need to Age Gracefully at Home

Posted: 11/1/2021 12:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

It’s no secret most adults prefer to stay in their own home as they age. But as our bodies grow older, our health often tends to decline. And the everyday activities we once performed with ease can become more of a struggle. Fortunately, there are options and resources available to help make you or your loved one’s current living environment safe and more accessible. The best part? Many of the...

Age-proof Your Home: Preparing to Age in Place

Posted: 11/1/2021 11:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you were like most first-time home buyers, your must-have list probably didn’t include things like a curbless shower, extra room for wheelchair access, or stairless entries. But as we age, it becomes apparent most homes tend to be built for youth. And those features once considered modern, comfortable and convenient may actually pose unexpected challenges for older adults intending to stay i...

The Power of Pet Therapy in Hospice

Posted: 10/22/2021 12:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

So, the old saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. But when it comes to pet therapy, a man’s best friend could be a dog, cat, or even a pony – whatever may provide comfort to someone who needs the simplicity of a wagging tail or a gentle presence.

There's No Place Like Home When It Comes to the Care Your Child Deserves

Posted: 10/22/2021 12:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caring for a chronically ill child is one of the most difficult challenges a parent will face. Managing your child’s physical demands and medical demands while balancing a busy schedule at home can be exhausting and draining, especially if you’re trying to do it all from a hospital room for weeks at a time. Fortunately, children experiencing medically complex conditions have another option besi...

Mindfulness Exercises to Help with Depression & Stress

Posted: 9/24/2021 5:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

Stress and depression are common conditions for the elderly, however they often go misdiagnosed or undertreated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as much as 80 percent of the elderly population in the United States have a chronic health condition such as heart failure, which can significantly increase their chances of developing a depressive disorder.

Best Exercises for Heart Failure 

Posted: 9/24/2021 5:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with heart failure, light to moderate exercise will slow their heart rate, open their arteries and reduce shortness of breath. This means less time spent in the hospital and possibly a longer life, so Mom and Dad can keep doing the activities they love!

Family Influences on Heart Failure Patients

Posted: 9/24/2021 5:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

Heart failure is scary, but when your loved one knows they have the full support of their family, it lifts their heart, calms their emotions and inspires joy amid their health challenges. By taking the time to understand what causes heart failure, how to recognize its symptoms and how to respond, you can provide a second layer of support to your loved one, as they begin to navigate the reality ...

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Home Health Aides (HHA) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) - What’s the Difference?

Posted: 5/25/2021 3:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you’ve decided to get assistance at home for your aging loved one, you may feel overwhelmed by some of the choices that you will need to make. To find the best fit for your family member, we’d like to guide you through the duties and skills of home health aides (HHA) vs. certified nursing assistants (CNA), making your decision as informed and stress-free as possible. Let’s start with disting...

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Essential Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted: 1/1/2021 3:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that affects memory and thinking skills. As it progresses, symptoms become worse, leading to patients not being able to perform simple tasks. Family members or caregivers have to step in to help the patient with daily tasks.

Should I start a new career after 50?

Posted: 12/23/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

So many Americans right now are wondering if the time is right to start a new career after 50. Here's why now is the PERFECT time to start a home care career.

How Alzheimer’s affects families

Posted: 12/17/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

5.8 million families are affected by Alzheimer's disease in America today. Here are some of the ways this disease affects families, and what you can do about it.

Where is hospice care provided?

Posted: 12/10/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The ability to provide hospice care where in a preferred location can ease stress and difficulties during a difficult time.

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