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June 2013

How to Keep Tabs On an Elderly Parent When You Can’t Be There

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

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any caregiving devices or technology products that help families keep an eye on an elderly parent that lives alone? Over the holidays, my sister and I noticed that my dad’s health has slipped, so we would like to find something that helps us keep closer tabs on him when we’re not around.Concerned Son

How to Appeal When Medicare Won’t Pay

Posted: 12/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, How does one go about appealing Medicare when they won't pay for something that has been covered in the past? Denied Senior

Diabetes and Your Health

Posted: 12/23/2014 11:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elder Care - Staying Healthy is Important Especially When You Have Diabetes Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood sugar. It is either due to inadequate insulin production or the cells cannot respond to insulin properly. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 does not produce insulin and with type 2, the body cannot produce enough insulin to function well. This type...

What You Should Know about The Importance of Advance Directives

Posted: 12/19/2014 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care Services and Advance Directives Go Hand in Hand When you reach a certain point in your life, you will become more attuned to the changes that occur within your mind and body. You may have health issues that arise or notice that you can physically do some of the things you used to enjoy. When you may be facing the prospect of hiring home care services or you already have, there are so...

Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Posted: 12/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? My husband was a long-time smoker, but quit many years ago, so I’m wondering if he should be checked out. Concerned Spouse

Convenient Ways to Get Help With Your Social Security Questions

Posted: 12/11/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend some easier ways that I can get help with my Social Security questions? When I call their toll-free help line I get put on hold forever, and the wait time at my local Social Security office is over two hours. Approaching 62

What you Need to Know About Diverticulitis

Posted: 12/10/2014 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Health Care Could Be The Best Thing For Aging Loved One Suffering From This Condition Diverticulitis develops when consumed and digested food material gets trapped in diverticula which are located along the wall of large intestine. In this case, it allows bacteria to grow and may tear the wall of intestine. When it happens, the lining of the abdominal wall may become infected. Uncoordinat...

Personal Tech Products Designed Specifically for Seniors

Posted: 12/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any tablets, smartphones or computers that are specifically designed for seniors? I would like to buy a device for my technology-challenged grandmother so she can get online and keep up with her grandkids better, but it needs to be super simplified so she can use it.Holiday Shopper  

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

Posted: 12/4/2014 3:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are almost 30 million Americans of every age group who are dealing with diabetes. There are an additional 86 million who are currently in the pre-diabetic stage and are at risk of developing diabetes. These numbers are staggering. As we become more aware of the risk factors and how we can minimize them, we all play a role in decreasing the incidence of this disease.

Natural Remedies Used to Promote Sleep

Posted: 12/3/2014 8:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care – Learn What Can Help and What To Avoid to Help Your Aging Loved One Get a Good Nights Sleep! Insomnia is the main complaint among people today, as many have hectic schedules and demanding occupations. Insomnia caused from stressful events, such as work deadlines, and family obligations, can easily benefit from natural remedies. Natural remedies are the best alternative for eli...

Free and Low-Cost Legal Services that Help Seniors in Need

Posted: 11/28/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can seniors turn to for free or low-cost legal help? My husband and I need some professional legal assistance but don’t have a lot of money to pay a high priced lawyer. What can you tell us?Seniors in Need

How Seniors Can Quit Smoking with the Help of Medicare and Other Tools

Posted: 11/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help. Coughing Connie

How to Improve Your Balance as You Age

Posted: 11/14/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’ve always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to practice? What can you tell me?Avid Walker

A Guide to Finding Affordable Dental Care

Posted: 11/7/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired. Where can retirees find affordable dental care? Need a Dentist

How Medicare Covers Outpatient Mental Health Services

Posted: 10/30/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs to get some help. What can you tell us? Inquiring Senior

What to Consider When Choosing a Walk-in Bathtub

Posted: 10/23/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips? Need Help

Caring for The Family Caregiver

Posted: 10/22/2014 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Learn About The Signs of Caregiver Burnout, and What You Can Do to Help As a family caregiver, you are most likely to be thinking about other people before yourself. To some extent this is a natural tendency, especially for caregivers. Yet it’s a verified concept that you can’t take care of someone else if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. When you immerse yourself in...

How to Check Up on Your Hospital

Posted: 10/16/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. Shopping Around

A Well-Balanced Diet Can Really Benefit Your Senior Loved One

Posted: 10/15/2014 3:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Tips for Planning a Well-Balanced Diet There’s no doubt about it – as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age.  Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20s or 40s. And if you are a Caregiver of a senior, there are some tips to help you plan well-balanced and nutritious ...

Burial and Memorial Benefits Available to Veterans

Posted: 10/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Does the Veterans Administration provide any special funeral services or benefits to old veterans? My father is a 90-year-old World War II veteran with late stage Alzheimer’s, so I’m looking into funeral options and would like to know what the VA may provide.Planning Ahead

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