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August 2017

Simplified Smartphone Options for Tech-Shy Seniors

Posted: 3/5/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m interested in getting my 72-year-old mother a smartphone, but want to get one that’s very easy for her to use. What can you recommend?Shopping Around

National Color Therapy Month

Posted: 3/3/2015 11:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Recovery Care after Cancer Treatments

Posted: 2/26/2015 10:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

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

How to Protect Yourself from Osteoporosis Bone Fractures

Posted: 2/26/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can a person in their early 50’s have osteoporosis? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter the doctor that treated me told me I might have osteoporosis. What can you tell me? Worried Ronda

Increasing The Nutrition In Daily Meals And Snacks

Posted: 2/25/2015 10:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

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

Who Should Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Posted: 2/24/2015 4:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there a good rule of thumb on who should buy a long-term care insurance policy? My wife and I have a few assets we’d like to protect but we hate the idea of paying expensive monthly premiums for a policy we may never use. Planning Ahead

Diet and Exercise Are Still the Keys to Good Health!

Posted: 2/24/2015 3:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

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

Keeping Caregivers and Seniors Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Posted: 2/19/2015 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Do You Need To File A Tax Return in 2015?

Posted: 2/19/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014, and I’m wondering I need to file this year.Part-Time Retiree

Who Should Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Posted: 2/12/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there a good rule of thumb on who should buy a long-term care insurance policy? My wife and I have a few assets we’d like to protect but we hate the idea of paying expensive monthly premiums for a policy we may never use. Planning Ahead

How to Make Your Bathroom Safer

Posted: 2/5/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What tips do you recommend for making a bathroom safer and more functional for seniors. My 79-year-old mother slipped and fell getting out of the shower last month, and I’d like to modify her bathroom a bit with some safety features that can help protect her. Searching Daughter

How to Take Care of Your Kidneys

Posted: 1/29/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I’m curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself.Kidney Concerned

Did You Know? February Is American Heart Month

Posted: 1/28/2015 11:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elder Care Can Help You Care For Your Aging Loved One Who Suffers from Heart Disease

What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Posted: 1/22/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.Almost 65

Losing Sense Of Smell

Posted: 1/21/2015 1:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Benefits Of Fish Oils For Senior Health

Posted: 1/20/2015 11:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Even healthy seniors sometimes find themselves in a position where they require medical care from time to time.

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Posted: 1/15/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she’ll get around.  Searching Daughter

Importance Of Organization For Elderly Care Providers

Posted: 1/13/2015 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives.

How to Claim the Retirement Saver’s Tax Credit

Posted: 1/8/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company’s 401(k) plan. What can you tell me about this, and who’s eligible?Over 55

Managing COPD Can Be Difficult: We Can Help!

Posted: 1/5/2015 3:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

You may not realize that around 24 million adults across the United States are effected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is also one of the leaders for hospitalization in the United States.

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