Interim HealthCare Blog
Posted: 11/3/2015 11:15 AM by
One of the most pressing risks in your senior care journey with your aging loved ones is infection. Older adults tend to be more prone to infections than younger adults due to suppressed immune systems, and less capable of naturally fighting them off with their body's own resistance. This means that what would likely be a minor infection for a younger adult can turn into something very severe f...
Posted: 10/29/2015 1:26 PM by
Eating is a daily element of your elderly care routine with your aging loved ones, and many caregivers take this activity for granted as simply something that they do to keep their bodies healthy and strong. Many health conditions, however, can make eating a more challenging task for seniors, putting them at risk when they sit down for a meal or snack. Understanding the challenges that they fac...
Posted: 10/19/2015 3:46 PM by
Though you put a tremendous amount of time, effort, and energy into creating an elder care plan for your aging loved ones that focuses on protecting them from health hazards and keeping them as strong and healthy as possible throughout their later years, illness is a reality of life. Whether it is a minor complaint such as a cold, a chronic issue such as congestive heart failure, or something m...
Posted: 10/7/2015 12:16 PM by
Healthy meals that contain the nutrients our bodies need to function well is important for our overall health. As we age, it is even more important that our bodies get the nutrients it needs, yet many older adults are not getting adequate nutrition. This lack of a healthy diet may cause malnutrition; however, it is not just the foods and drinks consumed that can cause this condition.
Posted: 10/1/2015 10:30 AM by
Your elderly loved ones' joints have been through a lot in their lives. They have spent decades supporting their muscles and going through the movements of life, taking on a tremendous amount of force and possibly sustaining injuries. It's important to keep their joints healthy and strong so they can experience less pain and stiffness, increase their mobility, and enjoy a more active, engaging ...
Posted: 9/22/2015 1:07 PM by
As a caregiver for your aging loved ones, you are probably used to the idea of creating and following a basic routine in your care. Having a routine is a great way to ensure your care remains consistent, to give beneficial structure and predictability to your care, and to help your parents maintain as much of their independence as possibly by assimilating to your routine and cooperating with th...
Posted: 9/16/2015 1:14 PM by
Physical health and wellness are an important goal within your senior care plan for your elderly loved ones, but this pursuit is not just about making sure that your aging parents stay strong, healthy, and active. You should also focus on keeping yourself, your partner, and your children in their best condition so that you can all live happy, active, and engaged lives no matter what point in li...
Posted: 9/14/2015 9:46 AM by
Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about.
Posted: 8/25/2015 2:52 PM by
There may be a senior in your life who is living at home alone and for whom you have concern about their safety. When it comes to senior home safety, not everyone takes this issue seriously, especially elderly individuals.
Posted: 8/18/2015 8:12 AM by
As a family caregiver for your aging parents, a main element of your senior care plan is going to be helping to oversee their medical needs. This means not only providing transportation to and from their appointments with various doctors, but also being an active and supportive part of making sure that they understand their medical needs, treatments, and lifestyle guidelines. In order to do thi...
Posted: 8/10/2015 10:48 AM by
It’s the heart of summer and many parts of the country are dealing with an incredibly intense heat wave. From the West Coast all along the south and right along the Blue Ridge Mountains, all the way to New England, the intense heat and high humidity has made things incredibly uncomfortable and even dangerous. Even thinking about the autumn months ahead may be something laughable at this time, b...
Posted: 7/21/2015 1:37 PM by
When your aging mother was hospitalized following the stroke, you probably had a number of questions running through your mind. During those first several hours after you receive the phone call, it can be incredibly stressful worrying about what may have happened, how severe the stroke might have been, and what may become of your mother now. By the time the doctors came out to talk to you and t...
Posted: 7/20/2015 1:30 PM by
There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.
Posted: 7/13/2015 9:45 AM by
When you’re looking into senior care, whether it’s for yourself or somebody else, it’s important to take various things in consideration so you choose the right caregiver, agency, or other providers you actually need.
The best way to choose any type of senior care service is to go through a certain process. That process is outlined below.
Posted: 7/9/2015 2:09 PM by
Exercising is essential to maintaining a healthy body weight, keeping your body strong, supporting flexibility and range of motion, and warding off a variety of health concerns. It is also a powerful way of managing and easing stress in your caregiver journey. Physical activity releases endorphins and calming hormones, protects against depression and anxiety, and eases tension, helping preserve...
Posted: 7/3/2015 10:10 AM by
As a culture we are more aware than ever of the importance of the foods we eat and the impact they make on physical and mental health, wellbeing, and longevity. One of the most important things that people have come to understand in recent years is the potential danger of eating too many animal products, particularly too much red meat. Switching over to a vegetarian or vegan diet is an increasi...
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...