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February 2016

How to Guard Against Wintertime Heart Attacks

Posted: 12/20/2013 4:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,When I had a mild heart attack about six months ago my doctor told me I needed to be extra careful during the winter when recurring heart attacks are more common. Is this true? How can the seasons affect your heart?--Leery Senior

Caregiver Stress is Real- Home Care Can Help

Posted: 12/20/2013 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Forget what you might have heard, caregiver stress is real. Even though you may feel obligated to care for your mother or father, that doesn’t mean that it’s a healthy thing, or something that you should continue doing if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Most people step into the role of a family caregiver without thinking about how hard it could be, or that they could end up creat...

How to Get Cheap or Free Internet Access at Home

Posted: 12/10/2013 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you help me find a cheap Internet service for my house? I’m retired and live on a fixed income, and the Internet service I use now is too expensive. --Financially Squeezed

Have Memory Loss Issues Become Overwhelming? Home Care Can Help.

Posted: 12/9/2013 4:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

It is a challenge to deal with the issues that can come up when aging loved ones are beginning to suffer from memory problems. It can be a strain on everyone in the relationship. You might feel frustrated because you will have to explain things over and over again - while they might feel sad and guilty because they are having difficulties with names and some of the most common tasks that they u...

RV Travel Tips for Beginners

Posted: 10/31/2013 4:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you write a column on RV travel for beginners? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and have always thought it would be fun to spend some of our time traveling around the country in an RV. What can you tell us?--Ready to Retire

Senior Care: The Days are Getting Shorter- Make Sure Mom and Dad Drive Safely in the Dark

Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key concerns that many adult children of aging parents have is how their parents are going to deal with the days getting shorter, and having to drive in the dark.  Luckily, there are a few things that can be done in order to make sure that your parent is as prepared as possible for driving in the evening.

How to Find Affordable Cremation Services

Posted: 10/24/2013 3:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you offer any tips for finding low-cost cremation services? I don’t want to stick my kids with a big funeral bill after I die. --Still Alive

Senior Care Activities: Visiting Your Local Library for a Refreshing Change of Scene!

Posted: 10/24/2013 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips today, it can be easy to forget that the library is still a great place to visit. Most of our elderly loved ones will tend to prefer the library to bookstores and ebook readers, and it’s a great idea for an outing with them.

Help For Seniors Who Are Drowning In Clutter

Posted: 10/17/2013 4:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,My 67-year-old mother’s house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it’s becoming a hazard. I think she has a hoarding problem. What can I do?--Worried Daughter

Caregiver Stress: Depression, the Silent Partner- Don't Wait Too Long to Get Home Care Help

Posted: 10/11/2013 1:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of a loved one who can no longer manage their own care in the comfort and privacy of their own home can seem like a noble act, but it can also lead to caregiver stress, which can, and often does, lead to depression.

How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted: 10/10/2013 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What is the safest way to dispose of unwanted medications? My husband and I have drawers full of unused and expired drugs that we’d like to get rid of, and get them out of sight of our curious grandkids. What can you tell me?--Concerned Grandmother

October is National Diabetes Month- Senior In-Home Care Helps Manage Diabetes

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

October is National diabetes month; the vision of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is that everyone can enjoy a life that is free of diabetes and all the burdens that come with it. They want to raise awareness of the ever-increasing incidence of this disease. There are many issues that surround this disease and many thousands of people affected by diabetes.

Many Flu Shot Options Available to Older Adults this Season

Posted: 10/3/2013 3:57 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I understand that there are a number of different flu vaccines being offered to adults this flu season. What can you tell me about them?--Seeking Protection

How to Track Down Long-Lost Friends

Posted: 9/26/2013 1:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What tips or resources can you recommend to help me find them? --Searching Senior

How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver

Posted: 9/19/2013 1:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I have been taking care of my elderly mother for nearly three years and it’s taking a huge toll on my finances. Are there any resources you know about that can help family caregivers get paid? ---Financially Exhausted

Computers Designed Specifically for Seniors

Posted: 9/12/2013 1:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What computers can you recommend for seniors with very limited computer skills? I am interested in getting one, but at 76, I need one that’s designed simplistically for me.--Inexperienced Senior

Health Exchange Shopping Tips for Uninsured Boomers and Early Retirees

Posted: 9/5/2013 4:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,At age 62, I will be retiring at the end of the year and plan to enroll in Obamacare until my Medicare kicks in. Can you offer me any advice on choosing a plan? --Almost Retired

Women Tend to Give Up Sleep for Others: A Caregiver Dilemma

Posted: 8/26/2013 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

A significant problem that can face any caregiver is not taking care of themselves properly. While this issue can be a problem for both men and women, it’s women who tend to give up sleep, and other comforts, more often for the people they take care of. 

Assistance Programs that Help Seniors with Health Care Costs

Posted: 8/22/2013 11:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Are there any programs that you know of that help seniors with their Medicare expenses? I’m 67 and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare premiums, deductibles, co-pays and prescription drug costs.--Need Some Help

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 8/20/2013 9:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease. If you or an aging loved one is considering home care services, contact Interim Healthcare today at (800) 338-7786.

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