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February 2017

How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Posted: 2/19/2019 11:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

In honor of National Caregivers Day, this post shares tips and advice for professional caregivers to prevent burnout.

Should My Aging Mom Take Dance Classes?

Posted: 2/19/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dance classes provide an excellent opportunity for seniors to spend time with others, get out of the house and get moving. This blog examines how participation in dance classes has exceptional benefits for physical and mental health in seniors.

Is Your Senior at Increased Risk for Migraines?

Posted: 2/12/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Migraines impact more than 38 million people throughout the United States and can be particularly debilitating for seniors. This blog identifies risk factors and examines potential treatments for migraines to help your senior loved one live a better, healthier life.

Questions to Ask Your Parent's Doctor About DVT Treatment Options

Posted: 2/8/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious medical condition that is increasingly common in seniors. This blog contains advice and questions to help you navigate Mom or Dad's care with a doctor.

3 Simple Steps to Protect Mom or Dad During the Cold and Flu Season

Posted: 2/1/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The cold and flu season may be annoying to some, but a simple virus can be life threatening for seniors. This blog offers tips to help keep your senior loved one safe this winter.

4 Easy Kitchen Swaps to Improve Heart Health

Posted: 1/31/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Cardiovascular disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths across the United States. This blog includes simple, easy-to-implement kitchen swaps to help your senior loved one protect his or her heart health.

How Can Elder Care Help a Senior with High Blood Pressure?

Posted: 1/31/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It can be challenging to keep up with regular medicaction schedules and be 100% positive Mom or Dad is following through on their recommended course of action to treat high blood pressure. This blog examines how elderly home care services can keep your loved one on track with treatment while alleviating some of the time- and stress-burden you're facing with care.

How to Get Your Senior Loved Ones Moving in the New Year

Posted: 1/28/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a caregiver, your role is critical toward helping senior loved ones exercise and achieve their health goals. This blog examines three steps you should take to assure the success of Mom or Dad's exercise plan.

Help! My Aging Parent Has Arthritis

Posted: 1/24/2019 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common afflictions that can cause significant pain and reduced activity in seniors. This post provides insight and advice to help seniors and their caregivers overcome the adverse effects of arthritis to live life to the fullest.

10 Caregiver Hacks to Use Around the House

Posted: 1/21/2019 8:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

This blog includes 10 of the most creative caregiver hacks collected from around the Web that might solve something that’s challenging you right now.

​Sleep Tips for Seniors

Posted: 1/4/2019 12:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sleep is vital to health and well-being, and seniors need as much of it as other adults. These tips can help them get it.

Help! My Aging Mom is Really Lonely

Posted: 1/2/2019 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Research shows that when older adults face chronic loneliness, their health can suffer. More than ever, families are realizing the importance of companionship for aging relatives. Many discover that it's one of the most important benefits a home aide provides.

Four Ways to Make Holiday Gatherings Easier for Someone with Dementia

Posted: 12/17/2018 3:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

Holiday gatherings are a wonderful experience and a great time to get all generations together, but they can be difficult for family members who have dementia.

5 Easy At-Home Exercises for Seniors

Posted: 12/12/2018 2:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

Exercise is good for everyone, including seniors. In fact, research shows it can help stave off the mobility problems that can interfere with independence, not to mention benefit a person’s heart, bones and mood. And it's easy to do at home with these tips.

The Value of Elderly Care for a Senior Fighting Cancer

Posted: 12/5/2018 12:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Cancer is a very serious situation that is a part of the life of virtually every person in the United States, either because they experience it themselves, or they have a friend or family member who does. If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has been diagnosed with cancer, you will play a critical role in their fight.

Caregiver Tips for Happier Holidays

Posted: 12/4/2018 3:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

For family caregivers, the holidays can be extra stressful. Bring more peace and joy to the season with these tips.

How Do You Help Ease Your Mom's Agitation When She Has Alzheimer's?

Posted: 11/28/2018 7:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Agitation and Alzheimer's go hand in hand. When your mom reaches this stage, it becomes overwhelming. She may lash out at you verbally or physically. You may find her refusing to do things or locking herself in a room. There are ways to ease agitation. You may need to try different methods before finding one that works but be patient. Here are some methods that have worked for family member...

Talking to Your Senior About the Possibility of Hospice Care

Posted: 11/21/2018 4:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

The end of your senior's life isn't something you want to think about, but as a family caregiver it is not something you can avoid. It is important for you to be honest with yourself and with your parent about this aspect of their life and of your care so together you can make decisions that are right for them.

When Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

Posted: 11/21/2018 3:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you or your loved one needs home health care or senior care, you’re no doubt wondering one thing: Is it covered by Medicare? Find out when Medicare does, and doesn't, cover home aides and skilled nurses.

Active Seniors Find a Way to Give Back — As a Home Aide

Posted: 11/19/2018 3:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Some former retirees in Coshocton, Ohio, have found a solution to boredom in retirement: Become a home aide to seniors who need help.

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