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September 2018

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.

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.

Preparing an Elderly Loved One for a Hurricane

Posted: 9/12/2018 10:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

Planning in advance offers peace of mind and pays off when a storm hits. An impending hurricane is worrisome enough for most people. But if you having an aging parent you help care for, you need to worry about their preparedness as much as your own. And advance preparation is indeed the name of the game. Experts recommend these steps.

Why Is Your Aging Adult Getting Dehydrated?

Posted: 9/7/2018 8:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you and your senior's doctor have noticed that she's becoming dehydrated more often, there could be some reasons for that. Understanding those reasons can help you to find solutions that help your senior to stay hydrated.