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Alzheimer's Care in Greenville: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 2/20/2019 2:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

All across the country, millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. As a result, many families are providing care for an elderly loved one with this condition, or at least starting to look out for signs that their older relatives are experiencing cognitive decline. However, it's important to remember that your loved one in Greenville, SC may require Alzheimer's care at an earlier...

Home Hospice Care in Greenville: Helping Your Family with Compassionate Care

Posted: 1/24/2019 11:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hospice care is a unique and highly specialized form of medical care that goes beyond treating physical symptoms of a life-limiting condition. Our home hospice care can provide relief from pain and other symptoms for our patients in the Greenville area, but it also caters to their emotional needs. For many patients facing terminal health issues, being able to dictate how and where they spend th...

Home Health Services in Greenville: Physical Therapy at Home

Posted: 12/28/2018 11:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

Let's say you've recently had knee surgery. Everything went well, but it's going to take weeks for you to regain your strength and fully bend and extend the joint again. Especially in the early stages of your recovery, you'll probably need to see a physical therapist regularly. But what if you could receive the same treatments at home instead of at a medical facility across town? That's exactly...

Hospice Care in Greenville

Posted: 11/19/2018 10:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, all of the in-home care services we offer have one core mission — to provide the highest level of comfort and care to our clients and their families, in the setting where they feel the most secure. Our hospice care professionals provide quality, compassionate care for people facing life-limiting illnesses. With hospice care services, families in Greenville,...

Home Care Services in Greenville

Posted: 11/19/2018 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, we're here to help. Our home care options help families in Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson experience the highest level of health, independence, and quality of life in the place where they feel most comfortable — home.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in Greenville

Posted: 11/16/2018 1:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

The effects of aging are different for everyone. For some people, it gets harder to move around the house because of joint pain. For others, memory loss and other types of cognitive decline can make it uncomfortable and even unsafe to stay at home without support. At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, we offer home care specifically for people in the Greenville area who are living with Alzheime...

The Family Dynamic of Caregiving

Posted: 4/30/2018 12:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

It can be difficult to face the responsibilities of caring for an elderly parent alone, but for some families, sharing the duties with siblings can bring about a whole slew of other issues. Sometimes, siblings run into issues when one lives near the senior and the other is trying to care from a distance. Other times, both siblings live near their loved one and cannot come to a conclusion about ...

Skin Cancer Awareness

Posted: 4/27/2018 4:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

Today’s seniors are more likely than previous generations to develop skin cancer. They risk is greater because during their younger years the public did not have the same awareness of the damage the sun (and tanning beds) can do to skin. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it affects almost 2.2 million Americans.

Helping Seniors Avoid Pneumonia

Posted: 2/13/2018 10:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

Pneumonia is a lung infection, either bacterial or viral in nature, causing inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs, which are called alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weak...

Healthy Heart Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 2/6/2018 10:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/26/2018 1:53 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.

The First Step to Good Health is Proper Diet and Daily Exercise

Posted: 1/15/2018 1:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

The first step to building and maintaining good health is to eat a nutrient dense and diverse diet along with daily exercise. This step applies to people of all ages and is especially important to seniors. Without a proper diet and regular eating habits seniors can lose out on essential nutrients needed to keep them healthy and help them fight disease and other illnesses. Without daily exercise...

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 11/24/2017 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

Handling the heat

Posted: 11/10/2017 2:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 10/27/2017 2:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 10/13/2017 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

The Benefits of Music for Seniors

Posted: 9/15/2017 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Music can bring back memories and affect moods. It is a hallmark of celebrations. One song can take you to your childhood while another finds you on the shores of a Hawaiian island. For seniors who may find themselves alone more often than not, music can offer not only mood enhancement, but mental benefits as well.

Tips for Protecting Your Parent from Identity Theft

Posted: 9/1/2017 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today’s technology-based society your parent has more opportunities than ever to engage with others, stay connected to friends and family, find entertainment, and even handle basic personal tasks by utilizing devices such as their computer or phone. While these can be a wonderful way to encourage them to stay more active and independent, and to support mental and emotional health as they age...

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