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Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers

Posted: 2/20/2018 9:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity with Home Care Services

Posted: 2/13/2018 9:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Helping a senior loved one maintain their dignity as they age may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is very important to address because it can be a dangerous downward spiral if ignored.

Steps on Being a Caregiver for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 1/22/2018 2:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years, and include tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems. This illness is common in seniors and be managed well with the help of a caregiver.

Most Common Illnesses Effecting Seniors

Posted: 1/22/2018 2:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

As our senior loved ones continue to age, the risk for illness and development of diseases increase. There are many factors that add to these risks including poor diet, un-healthy habits, lack of exercise, and use of harmful substances. As a caregiver it is important to be vigilant and help your loved ones make good lifestyle choices and avoiding the 4 most common illness among seniors.

Tips for Eating Healthier

Posted: 12/15/2017 4:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Nutrition is a central element of elder care, providing a basis on which all of your other efforts build. Without proper nutrition, your parents' bodies are unable to function properly and will be at greater risk of a variety of health consequences. If they are like many seniors in their generation, however, healthy eating is not something that they have concerned themselves with much over the ...

Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

Posted: 12/1/2017 4:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many people anticipate the holidays each year with anxiety and dread. Expectations are high, funds and motivation may be low. We are inundated with messages from the media about how our holiday “should “look. Accumulated family tensions may boil over. We may get caught up in the commercial clamor and overspend, creating financial jeopardy for the New Year.

High Blood Pressure Risks

Posted: 11/15/2017 3:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®–a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017–are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal.

November is American Diabetes Month

Posted: 11/1/2017 3:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often there are no outward signs from the 29 million Americans who fight this chronic illness every day.

Senior Care Awareness: Understanding the Risk for Falls

Posted: 10/16/2017 3:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most important efforts that you can make in your senior care journey with your elderly loved one is keeping her safe. Though there are many risks that your aging parent will face as she ages in place, one of the most prevalent is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 and a half million older adults have to be treated in emergency department...

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnoses

Posted: 10/2/2017 3:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious risk factor for anyone suffering from diabetes. It is a retina-damaging condition that affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 40 and has caused one-third of older adults to become legally blind.

Physical Therapy for Elderly Adults - Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 9/18/2017 3:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

Physical therapy is often recommended by doctors for elderly adults who are recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery. Sometimes, it may even be recommended as a treatment for chronic pain. Physical therapy is an effective treatment for many conditions and it can help elderly adults to gain/regain strength which will ultimately help them have a better quality of life.

Managing Celiac Disease - Tips for Seniors

Posted: 9/1/2017 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is a condition that can’t be cured, but can be treated and managed effectively. For seniors with celiac disease, making every day food choices can be a challenge and even a cause for stress. Depending on their level of gluten intolerance, making the right food choices can be very important for avoiding symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, and vomiting.

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 8/28/2017 3:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

A heart attack can be one of those things that as an adult child you think will never happen to your loved one. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand the risk of this type of urgent medical situation occurring in your elder care journey with your senior and to be prepared for how you are going to handle not just the attack as it is happening, but the care that you offer ...

4 Big Ways that Eating Slowly Can Help Your Elderly Loved One

Posted: 8/18/2017 3:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.

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