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Bringing Senior Care Home to Overland Park

Posted: 3/31/2020 8:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

There truly is no place like home, and nobody knows that better than Overland Park, KS seniors whose homes are the most comfortable and secure places they know. So when age-related health concerns begin to make independent living a challenge, families across our community turn to Interim HealthCare of Overland Park for compassionate senior care services. Our team of local home care professio...

Support Your Loved One in Kansas City with Senior Care Services

Posted: 2/24/2020 1:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

It's never easy to know how to support an aging loved one. Often, the most difficult thing is figuring out how to strike a balance between their needs and their wants. The dignified senior care services provided by Interim HealthCare of Overland Park offer Kansas City seniors and their families the best of both worlds by providing top-quality home healthcare in Kansas City, KS that helps preser...

In Home Nurses in Kansas City: How We Can Help

Posted: 12/30/2019 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are many reasons why Kansas City, KS families might choose home care services rather than enter a facility for care. In home nurses are often more affordable and more convenient, but most of all, they allow elderly or ill individuals to remain in the comfort of their own homes.  A home care nurse can provide all kinds of critical services, including wound care, IV management, physical ...

Benefits to Senior Care in Kansas City

Posted: 10/23/2019 11:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are considering senior care for your loved one, you may be wondering how these services can be beneficial. One of the most notable benefits is allowing your loved one to remain at home while receiving the care they need. At Interim HealthCare of Overland Park, we offer a variety of services that can directly benefit you and your aging loved one.

Home Hospice Care in Kansas City: Common Myths Debunked

Posted: 9/12/2019 3:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Hospice is a term that often has a negative connotation and can raise a lot of questions. If you are considering hospice care for your loved one, you'll be comforted by reading our debunked myths below. When it's time for home hospice care for your loved one in Kansas City, KS, turn to Interim HealthCare of Overland Park. We provide compassionate care for your loved one and your family during t...

Home Health Services in Kansas City Ease Transition Home from Hospital

Posted: 7/8/2019 10:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Returning home after a hospital stay can be stressful for elderly patients. If the transition is not handled smoothly, it can cause difficulties and even readmission. With our home health services in Kansas City, this transitional period can be easier and more successful. We bridge the gap between hospital and home to encourage a successful recovery.

Alzheimer's Care in Kansas City: What You Need to Know About Anxiety and Agitation

Posted: 4/26/2019 4:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's is a disease that affects memory, comprehension, and behavior. Seniors living with the disease are prone to anxiety and agitation due to how it affects their minds. At Interim HealthCare of Overland Park, we work with families throughout Kansas City area who are living with Alzheimer's. Our Alzheimer's care services help to prevent and ease these emotions.

Hospice Care in Kansas City: Helping Your Family with Compassionate Care

Posted: 2/15/2019 1:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

While many people in Kansas City, KS may have an idea of what hospice care is and the good it can do, admitting that someone they love needs this form of care is never easy. Of course you want to protect your loved one from further pain and suffering, especially if they've already spent months or years undergoing intense medical treatments. However, at the same time, doesn't choosing to shift t...

Home Health Care & Services in Kansas City

Posted: 11/27/2018 8:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you've just gotten home from the hospital after an injury, operation, or illness, our team of healthcare professionals and caregivers at Interim HealthCare of Overland Park are here for you. Through our home health care services, including nursing, infusion therapy, wound care, and physical therapy, we help clients in Kansas City, Overland Park and throughout the 9 county metro area recover ...

The 6 Challenges of Aging

Posted: 5/29/2018 2:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are plenty of changes that occur as a person ages, some of them are normal for every elderly person, and some of them are connected to other diseases and problems. How are you supposed to know which is which? Senior care can be a challenge in itself, but you might not realize the challenges your parent is personally going through.

Facts About Cataracts

Posted: 5/9/2018 4:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

​For more than half of American Baby Boomers over the age of 65, cataracts are something they have had, or will have, to deal with. Cataracts are the result of a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye. Old lens cells become compacted into the center of the lens, as new lens cells form on the outside of the lens. The compacted old cells are the cataract.

The Impacts of Hearing Loss

Posted: 4/30/2018 11:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Imagine not being able to participate in a conversation or hear the dialogue of a television show. For 37 million Americans that is their reality as they learn to live without their hearing. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the day-to-day living, but recognizing the signs early can help you receive the proper treatment.

Memory-Building Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Posted: 4/25/2018 6:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

Memory and thought are something many people take for granted, using them daily and thinking little of them. Alzheimer's disease, however, robs people of these basic abilities and leaves their friends and family distinctly aware not only of this loss, but of their own abilities. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease with the symptoms usually starting gradually and building in severity as the dis...

Helping Seniors Avoid Pneumonia

Posted: 2/20/2018 12:07 PM 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: 2/5/2018 12:04 PM 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: 1/24/2018 9:29 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.

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

Posted: 1/15/2018 9:28 AM 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...

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 12/22/2017 1:21 PM 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: 12/8/2017 10:16 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.

What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Poisoning?

Posted: 11/24/2017 9:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year throughout the United States approximately 4 percent of the injuries suffered by adults aged 65 or older are caused by unintentional poisoning. This is a very serious risk that causes more injuries and deaths than fires.

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