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Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 5/23/2018 9:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 5/4/2018 9:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

Beating stress means getting enough rest, eating right, and moving your body more. You'll definitely want to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plans, but these tips can help you to get started with a plan you'll want to stick with for a long time.

Senior Care: Getting the Most out of Food

Posted: 4/30/2018 7:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim Healthcare can help its patients choose the right types of foods for a healthy diet, which is just one important key to maintaining good health in elderly individuals.

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 4/25/2018 3:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders.

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/14/2018 1:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

February 2018 is American Heart Month, and February 2nd is National Wear Red Day. The purpose of these two causes is to raise awareness of heart health in America.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/2/2018 1:08 PM 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...

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/25/2018 10:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchitis.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/12/2018 10:28 AM 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.

Reducing the Risk of Urinary Tract Infections

Posted: 12/15/2017 2:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common types of infections, particularly for elderly adults. More than half of women will experience one or more UTIs throughout her adult years, and though they are not as common in men, they can and do happen.

Hope Through the Holidays

Posted: 12/1/2017 1:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but not everyone embraces the season. Those who suffer grief over the death of a loved one often dread the holidays, and feel relief when the New Year rolls around and the season is finally over. Here are five tips to consider for turning grief into optimism for the coming year.

Tips for Eating Healthier

Posted: 11/2/2017 1:49 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.

Home Care Awareness: Itchy Skin

Posted: 11/2/2017 1:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone deals with itchiness on their skin every now and then. Technically a pain response, itchiness is the skin's way of telling you that there is something wrong. While much of the time this "something wrong" is mild and easily addressed, if chronically itchy skin has become a part of your home care journey with your elderly loved ones, you know how frustrating, and potentially dangerous, i...

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