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January 2018

Flossing Tips for Seniors

Posted: 1/31/2018 12:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

Flossing is an important part of keeping the mouth healthy. This process removes food and bacteria from between teeth, helping to prevent infections, tooth decay, and gum disease. Unfortunately, many elderly adults have either never flossed or stop flossing as they get older, believing that it is no longer important. As their family caregiver it is important that you emphasize to them the importance of flossing to improve and protect their oral health and to prevent potentially serious health problems throughout their bodies. In order to get the most benefit from their flossing, however, it is very important that they floss carefully and safely.

5 Ways Caregivers Can Help Seniors With Finances

Posted: 1/31/2018 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If an elderly person requires a family caregiver to assist them in various aspects of daily living, it’s possible they also need help keeping up with their finances. Even if a senior is relatively healthy physically, they may be diminishing enough mentally that they forget to pay bills or can’t remember all their investment details. They may need their family caregiver to take over financial duties.

Help Your Elderly Parent Avoid Social Isolation

Posted: 1/19/2018 7:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the drawbacks of growing old is the increase in social isolation. Elderly parents that were once active in their jobs, the community and with their growing families and friends are eventually removed from all of that over the years. Illness, injury, loss of driving ability and more can further separate elderly adults from the activities and people they need. As humans, we instinctively want to connect with others and the extreme lack of interaction can lead to a condition called social isolation. Your elderly parent may be suffering from social isolation, so it’s time to learn more about it.

Can a Senior with Heart Failure Still Live a Full and Fulfilling Life?

Posted: 1/9/2018 8:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has recently received a diagnosis of heart failure, you may be worried that this means that they will not be able to live a full, fulfilling, and enjoyable life after diagnosis. Statistics show that the average length of life after diagnosis is five years, but advancements in treatments and improved lifestyles have shown that seniors with heart failure are still able to live a high quality of life. As their family caregiver, you can make a tremendous difference in their health, well-being, and enjoyment in life.

Why Is Your Aging Adult So Angry?

Posted: 1/5/2018 7:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your elderly family member might surprise you sometimes with an angry or aggressive outburst that seems to come out of nowhere. The reality is that these types of episodes don't truly come out of nowhere. There's a reason for them, even if it's difficult to sort it out at first.

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