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August 2018

Understanding the IADLs That Impact a Parent's Ability to Age at Home

Posted: 8/31/2018 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are tasks a senior should be able to do on their own. These activities are not primary activities like being able to eat or drink, but they're important for a senior who wants to age at home independently. As your mom or dad age, it's important to monitor their ability to perform IADLs. If they struggle with them, you should start helping out ...

What Are the Duties of a Home Health Aide?

Posted: 8/30/2018 2:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

Most seniors prefer to age in place, in the home they know and love. For many older adults, home health aides make this possible. These aides assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation. But perhaps the most meaningful benefits they provide are companionship for the patient and much-needed “time off” for exhausted family caregivers.

Can You Really Exercise as a Caregiver?

Posted: 8/23/2018 8:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

Even if exercise isn't your biggest priority, you might realize that you need at least a little bit in your daily routine. Here are some ideas for getting more exercise as a family caregiver.

How Senior Care Can Help with Late Stage Dementia

Posted: 8/17/2018 4:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Having a family member with dementia is challenging. The initial diagnosis is upsetting and difficult to deal with as the older adult and those around them contemplate what the future might hold. And, as the disease progresses, the care needs of the dementia sufferer increase. Finally, by the time the person has late stage dementia, they require constant care. Yet, many families want to keep th...

Supporting Your Parent Before Their Cancer Test

Posted: 8/3/2018 7:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

Proactive healthcare is all about making decisions, and taking steps that educate you about health, and allow you to make further changes and decisions to manage health issues, and cope with their effects. When considering the possibility of cancer, getting the tests and screenings recommended by a doctor is an important proactive step. These tests and screenings provide information that can al...