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Reading and the Elderly

Posted: 10/28/2019 10:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

For the elderly who loved to read all their lives, listening to someone read to them can bring them comfort and joy. Often, they miss and get depressed over the idea that they can no longer do an enjoyable activity that is often done by themselves. Reading to a senior can alleviate that. It simulates their mind and brings back memories and creativity. It also has been shown to increase concent...

Flu Season is Coming!

Posted: 10/15/2019 10:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Just like beautiful fall leaves and the advent of the holiday season… but less welcomed by far is flu season! Here in our area of New York flu season tends to begin sometime in November and continue through until May.

As we 'Fall Back' to Shorter Days, Take Extra Care on the Road

Posted: 10/3/2019 10:59 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to National Safety Council research, the risk of a fatal crash is 3X greater at night.

Happy Fall

Posted: 9/26/2019 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

My family’s favorite time of year! One reason it’s our favorite: apple picking season!! I have one of the best recipe’s you must try. It is a crowd pleaser in our home!

Beautiful Sounds to Soothe the Soul

Posted: 9/6/2019 10:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you stressed? Well try some music therapy. Music touches all aspects of the mind, body, and behavior. Music can provide a distraction for the mind, it can slow the rhythms of the body, it can alter our mood, which in turn can influence behaviors. Music therapy is used for multiple issues, from stress relief to mental health, emotional and behavioral issues. It can help with depression, ...

Shining Stars - Employee of the Month Spotlight

Posted: 8/29/2019 11:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our monthly blog originally called “Wow Wednesday,” was started to shine the spotlight on our amazing caregivers. These caregivers were awarded employee of the month and since this has not posted in a few months I wanted to take the time to share what I have gathered.

Pet Safety...It’s Hot Out!

Posted: 8/23/2019 2:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

We love our pets and enjoy having them travel with us. Please Do not Leave Your Pet in your vehicle, even when it doesn’t seem that hot outside!!

Nancy and Sophia

Posted: 8/15/2019 10:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim has many long-term clients, but none who have been together as long as our aide Nancy and her client Sophia.

GIVE AND TAKE

Posted: 8/7/2019 4:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

I always believe that for the most part of life, you get as much, and sometimes more, than what you give. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing this act of kindness in my own personal life and in the field of home care with our aides and clients.

Meditation for Senior Health

Posted: 7/22/2019 1:59 PM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is a hot topic these days, with more attention being given to the use of meditation by seniors. And with good reason!

Bereavement

Posted: 7/19/2019 4:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Losing a loved one is not easy. As individuals, we tend to experience the feelings and emotions differently. Bereavement is a process and for those who have lost a loved one, here is some great advice from Dean Brown, Bereavement Coordinataor for High Peaks Hospice.

Dehydration

Posted: 6/27/2019 9:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

With Summer Upon us, this is the Perfect time to talk about Dehydration. Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration, and Tips to Help Older Adults stay Hydrated.

Medication Management

Posted: 6/18/2019 11:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

As her only child, you have become a caregiver for your mom. She still lives on her own, but she relies on you for a lot, including managing her many medications and over the counter supplements. Sometimes it seems like an extra full-time job.

Homecare-Caregivers

Posted: 6/18/2019 11:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Homecare suggests two things: the minefield it has become to navigate and the people who populate it. Today, I’d like to write about the caregivers themselves that I have met. I hold them in great regard as they preform a job I could never do.

Elder Care in Glens Falls

Posted: 5/16/2019 11:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Making the choice to find elder care services for a loved one is never easy. At Interim HealthCare of Glens Falls & Saratoga, we know that you have a lot of questions and concerns. We are here to help.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN CONNECTIONS AND AGING WELL

Posted: 1/29/2019 8:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Research shows that seniors with satisfying social relationships live longer and healthier lives compared to those with little or no socialization. Most seniors value their fulfilling relationships with family and friends second only to health as the most important area in their life*. The importance of socialization is further emphasized by the World Health Organization, which reported that i...

Senior Care in Glens Falls: When is it time?

Posted: 1/24/2019 2:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the AARP, the vast majority of American seniors would choose to stay in their homes as they get older, rather than relocating to an assisted living facility or other care home. With that in mind, it makes sense that many seniors — including our aging parents — may not be eager to speak up if and when they need help with activities of daily living since they may see it as the first ...

Beat the Winter Blues!

Posted: 1/16/2019 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The winter months are firmly upon us here in the North Country. With the cold temperatures, and sometimes treacherous conditions, everyone is preparing to hunker down indoors! With that in mind, I thought a few tips on how to keep the Winter Blues at bay were in order! This is especially important for the senior population, who are more susceptible.

Are You a Caregiver?

Posted: 1/10/2019 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After being in the home care industry for more than a decade, it never ceases to amaze me when discussing care with a family member and their needs as a caregiver, how often I hear “Oh, I’m not actually a caregiver, I just help out.” Huh? That is exactly what a caregiver is!

Caregiver Tips for Happier Holidays

Posted: 12/19/2018 2:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

The holidays can be stressful for everyone, but if you're the caregiver for a loved one, they can trigger exhaustion, frustration and possibly, guilt that you can't do it all. But they don't have to. You can enjoy a calmer, happier holiday season — and help your loved one do the same — with these 10 approaches.

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