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In Home Health Care in Fairfield County: Physical Therapy at Home

Posted: 12/28/2018 11:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

In the aftermath of an injury or operation, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things in your daily life. This is especially true if you need ongoing medical care to recover all your strength, energy, or ability. Many people rely on physical therapy to bounce back from a serious medical event, or even to help mitigate the effects of other health problems. However, this process takes t...

What to Expect from Home Health Services in Fairfield County

Posted: 11/16/2018 11:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

There is nothing more important than our health, but far too often we all find reasons not to get the medical care we need when something is wrong. With home health services from Interim HealthCare of Fairfield County, you can get the care you need at home, and at a lower cost than staying in a hospital or going to a rehab facility or clinic. That's what we offer with our home health services i...

Home Health Care in Fairfield County

Posted: 11/13/2018 11:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare of Fairfield County offers a wide selection of home health care services, giving local families a cost-effective way to heal at home. Whether you require regular dressing changes as you recover from an injury, or long-term monitoring of a medical condition, you can receive the care you need whenever and wherever you need it.

In Home Care in Fairfield County

Posted: 10/31/2018 3:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Growing older comes with a lot of challenges, and it can be hard to ask for help. Some seniors may want to stay in their homes, but worry that they'll have to leave if they admit that tasks like grocery shopping, meal preparation, or bathing aren't as easy as they used to be. Others may not be ready to acknowledge that they need more support. At Interim HealthCare of Fairfield County, we offer ...

​Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 4/20/2018 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/15/2018 10:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/2/2018 10:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/25/2018 2:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

During January we take the time to raise awareness about cervical health. This month is meant to educate both men and women on the causes and effects of cervical cancer and HPV, as well as encouraging women to take the proper steps to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

Improve Senior Caregiving with Color Therapy

Posted: 1/12/2018 2:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver you know the importance of making caregiving fun for you and your senior loved one. Color therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with your aging parent to boost mood and strengthen both physical and emotional health.

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

What is Macular Degeneration and Can You Prevent It?

Posted: 11/24/2017 1:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

While there are many potential causes for low vision among elderly adults, one of the most common is a condition called macular degeneration. This disease is a leading cause of the loss of vision among those older adults over the age of 50 and can develop so gradually that the senior is not even aware of the changes in their vision until they have become severe. This condition does not lead to ...

Should Your Parent Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted: 11/10/2017 12:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

The thought of your parent undergoing surgery can be daunting. Hip replacement surgery, however, can make a tremendous difference in their health and quality of life, enabling them to stay more active, healthier, and more engaged in the world around them. Helping your parent to determine if they should consider this type of surgery empowers them to make the decision that is right for them and f...

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 10/27/2017 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 10/13/2017 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 9/15/2017 8:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

How to Prevent Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Posted: 9/1/2017 8:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hip fractures are extremely common among adults over the age of 60. In fact, nine out of 10 people over the age of 60 experience this type of injury.

How Elder Care Can Make Sensitive Bathing Tasks Less Stressful

Posted: 8/18/2017 8:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver you already know that this role is about helping your elderly parent manage their specific needs, challenges, and limitations in a way that is respectful, supportive, and nurturing. Some of these task, however, are much more challenging than others. These are not only difficult for your elderly loved one, but they might be for you as well. When this happens, it can put a s...

Helping an Elderly Loved One Improve Their Fine Motor Skills

Posted: 8/4/2017 8:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Has your elderly parent suffered from a stroke or other health condition that has made it too difficult to control their hand movements or other body parts? Fortunately, there are some activities that can help strengthen their fine motor skills, making it easier for them to control their movements. By participating in a number of rehabilitation exercises, the senior can rewire the brain as a wa...

7 Ways to Help an Elderly Parent with Sundowners Syndrome Sleep Better

Posted: 7/21/2017 8:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowners syndrome is just one of many sleep problems older adults go through in their life. Approximately 40 million Americans are impacted by long-term, chronic sleep disorders.

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