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March 2014

Senior Care for Blended Families

Posted: 6/17/2015 9:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

Blended families are more the norm compared to decades ago. Therefore, the strategies of a blended family must play into the roles of senior care scenarios as well. That way, there are no blurred lines with regards to stepparents or other nontraditional family roles getting lost in the shuffle when aging loved ones need help, begin experiencing financial confusion, or medical issues become a re...

Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Posted: 6/11/2015 8:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer me any tips on choosing a home blood pressure monitor? I just found out I have high blood pressure, and my doctor told me I need a monitor for the house so I can keep an eye on it. Shopping Around

5 Ways Communications Skills Can be Challenged when Alzheimer’s Care is Necessary

Posted: 6/4/2015 12:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

June is Effective Communications Month and any time somebody has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, getting the right level of care as early as possible is going to be tremendously beneficial, especially as the disease progresses. One of the most important aspects of any type of Alzheimer’s care is communication. Without proper communication (meaning, the caregiver and the person with Alzheime...

How to Compare and Locate Senior Housing Options

Posted: 6/4/2015 8:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? I need to find a place for my elderly mother, and could use some help. Searching Daughter

How to Find and Choose a New Doctor

Posted: 5/28/2015 10:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help me find and research some doctors in my area? I’m looking for a good primary care doctor or internist for my elderly parents, and need to locate a good orthopedic doctor for me. Shopping for Doctors

​Compassionate Elderly Care: Helping Seniors with Alzheimer's Get through Hospital Stays

Posted: 5/27/2015 8:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elerly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Managing the elderly care for any aging adult can be difficult, but when your senior loved one has Alzheimer's disease, you could face even more challenges. One of the greatest of these challenges comes when your senior must visit the hospital. Aging adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are more prone to infection, illness, and in...

Home Improvement Assistance Programs for Seniors

Posted: 5/21/2015 9:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as possible, but money is very tight. Inquiring Daughter

Physical Signs You May be Dealing with Caregiver Stress

Posted: 5/19/2015 9:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Giving ongoing care and assistance to elderly adults is stressful. No matter how much you love your aging parents or how dedicated you are to your role as their family caregiver, the physical and emotional demands of everyday caregiving are challenging and lead to caregiver stress. Studies have indicated that adult children who give regular care and assistance to their senior parents are far mo...

How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms and What to Do

Posted: 5/14/2015 9:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the symptoms of a stroke? My 66-year-old aunt had a stroke a few months ago and neither she nor my uncle had a clue it was happening. Concerned Relative

Care for Elderly Adults with Pacemakers

Posted: 5/13/2015 12:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Each year, more than 600,000 people receive a pacemaker to help them safely regulate their heart rhythm. Of these, more than half of them are over the age of 75. If one of your parents may receive a pacemaker soon, or if a pacemaker has already become a part of their daily life, understanding this device and its purpose is essential so you can modify y...

How to Search for Lost Pension Money

Posted: 5/7/2015 9:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer? About to Retire

How Home Care Providers Can Use Technology to Stimulate Your Aging Parents' Minds

Posted: 5/5/2015 8:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care by Interim HealthCare Can Help! Stimulating your elderly parents' mind is an important part of keeping them active, healthy, and happy. Whether they cope with a condition such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, or just have less daily mental activity due to factors such as no longer driving or having less social engagement, stimulating your aging loved ones' minds...

What to Expect on the First Day of Home Care

Posted: 5/1/2015 10:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care Services by Interim: The Story of One Family's Adaptation to Home Care Roy had always been fiercely independent and self-reliant, but a bad fall and mild memory loss had made it difficult for him to handle his activities of daily living on his own. His wife, Natty, did everything she could to help him, but her own physical limitations made it impossible for her to do everything. So...

Parkinson's Disease Awareness

Posted: 4/22/2015 10:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elder Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Awareness is one of the most important characteristics you can have as a family caregiver for your elderly parents. Empowering yourself with knowledge and understanding enables you to give your aging loved ones the highest quality of care possible. One of the conditions you should learn more about as you go through your care journey with your elderly par...

Tips for Supporting Your Parents' Emotional Health during Mental Health Month

Posted: 4/8/2015 10:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elderly Care Tips by Interim HealthCare Your once vibrant and bubbly mother has seemed withdrawn and quiet recently. She does not want to see anyone and is reluctant to participate in activities she once loved. She has stopped volunteering, stopped going to club meetings, and spends almost all of her time sitting in a dim living room alone, either watching TV or staring out of the window.

Handy Aids For Achy Hands

Posted: 3/26/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What products can you recommend for seniors with hand arthritis? I really struggle with anything that requires gripping and turning, which makes most activities difficult. Gripless Joan

Memory-Building Activities For Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 3/25/2015 11:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory and thought are something many people take for granted, using them daily and thinking little of them. Alzheimer's disease, however, robs people of these basic abilities and leaves their friends and family distinctly aware not only of this loss, but of their own abilities.

How Medicare Covers In-Home Care

Posted: 3/19/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it’s covered before I proceed. Need Some Help

Creating a Home Care Schedule that Works for Your Aging Parents

Posted: 3/18/2015 1:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the biggest worries of adult children creating senior care plans for their elderly care parents is ensuring that their parents receive the level of care they need at all times even when those adult children are not able to directly provide the care

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

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

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it’s too late. Getting Old

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