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Home Safety Checklist

Posted: 9/22/2018 10:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Interim HealthCare has developed a checklist that can be used to help you find and fix hazards in your home.

Understanding the IADLs That Impact a Parent's Ability to Age at Home

Posted: 9/15/2018 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are tasks a senior should be able to do on their own. These activities are not primary activities like being able to eat or drink, but they're important for a senior who wants to age at home independently. As your mom or dad age, it's important to monitor their ability to perform IADLs. If they struggle with them, you should start helping out ...

What Are the Duties of a Home Health Aide?

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

Most seniors prefer to age in place, in the home they know and love. For many older adults, home health aides make this possible. These aides assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation. But perhaps the most meaningful benefits they provide are companionship for the patient and much-needed “time off” for exhausted family caregivers.

How Senior Care Can Help with Late Stage Dementia

Posted: 9/3/2018 9:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

Having a family member with dementia is challenging. The initial diagnosis is upsetting and difficult to deal with as the older adult and those around them contemplate what the future might hold. And, as the disease progresses, the care needs of the dementia sufferer increase. Finally, by the time the person has late stage dementia, they require constant care. Yet, many families want to keep th...

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches Formal Patient-Centered ‘Dementia Program’

Posted: 8/1/2018 3:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare has launched a formal ‘Dementia Program’ devoted to providing the necessary educational materials and tools to caregivers across its network of national locations. Utilizing a science-backed approach to dementia care, specialized training is being offered to better understand how a patient’s brain is changing at each stage of disease progression.

What are Common Behavior Changes for Alzheimer’s Patients?

Posted: 5/7/2018 7:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most challenging aspects of caring for an older adult with Alzheimer’s or dementia are the behavioral changes they may experience. It’s hard to know what to expect because not every person with dementia has the same symptoms. In fact, people sometimes say the experience of being a caregiver to someone with dementia is different for everyone. One of the best ways to be prepared for di...

Physical Therapy for Elderly Adults - Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 4/23/2018 7:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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. Physical therapy is not a “quick fix”, however, and it may require time and effort for it to be effective.

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnoses

Posted: 4/14/2018 10:26 AM 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.

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 4/4/2018 7:35 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 ...

Know the Signs of Aging Parents Having Trouble at Home

Posted: 4/2/2018 7:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your parents age it is important to be alert to signs that they may be having trouble on their own at home. With family caregivers becoming more common it is important to know what to look for in your loved one’s behavior and it is important to know when to switch to professional home care giving. Below are some behaviors to lookout for to know if professional caregiving is need for your sen...

Signs of Problems for Aging Parents

Posted: 3/31/2018 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Twenty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. are caring for an aging parent or relative. As family caregiving becomes more common, adult children need to know the warning signs of problems with their own senior-aged parents.

3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity

Posted: 3/21/2018 6:17 PM 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.

Most Common Illnesses Effecting Seniors

Posted: 3/14/2018 6:12 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.

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

Posted: 3/7/2018 9:08 AM 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.

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 3/1/2018 3:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about. When an elderly person gets hurt, it may take longer to heal, which is why safeguarding the home is needed.

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