Interim HealthCare Blog

Preparing an elderly loved one for hurricane season

Posted: 9/11/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Advance planning for hurricane season and other natural disasters can provide peace of mind and essential care for your senior loved ones. Experts recommend these steps to keep Mom or Dad safe.

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.

7 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 seven simple changes to help your senior loved ones improve their health.

4 Easy Ways to Protect Mom or Dad from a Serious Fall

Posted: 6/21/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

In recognition of National Safety Week this June, here are four (4) easy ways you can protect your senior loved one from a serious fall.

When You Need Help Caring for an Aging Parent

Posted: 6/19/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Caring for an aging parent can be stressful for anyone. Balancing work, home, and the increasing needs of your loved one is challenging. This blog examines resources that are available to help.

5 small steps you can take to boost memory and brain health

Posted: 6/7/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As with many profound health changes, boosting your memory and brain health starts with small steps. These five (5) actionable steps can make a profound impact.

How do patients qualify for hospice care?

Posted: 6/5/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Considering hospice care for a loved one is never an easy time. Understanding hospice eligibility and costs can help ease the burden.

How to Get Veterans Funeral and Burial Benefits

Posted: 5/28/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As we honor those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, we also examine the range of benefits available to seniors who have bravely served our country.

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