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Know the Signs of Aging Parents Having Trouble at Home

Posted: 2/17/2018 10:39 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...

3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity with Home Care Services

Posted: 2/9/2018 10:29 AM 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.

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

Posted: 1/29/2018 11:22 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.

Most Common Illnesses Effecting Seniors

Posted: 1/22/2018 11:14 AM 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.

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 12/18/2017 2:26 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.

Senior Care Awareness: Staph Infections

Posted: 12/4/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most pressing risks in your senior care journey with your aging loved ones is infection. Older adults tend to be more prone to infections than younger adults due to suppressed immune systems, and less capable of naturally fighting them off with their body's own resistance.

Tips for Supporting Senior Joint Health

Posted: 11/20/2017 2:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Your elderly loved ones' joints have been through a lot in their lives. They have spent decades supporting their muscles and going through the movements of life, taking on a tremendous amount of force and possibly sustaining injuries. It's important to keep their joints healthy and strong so they can experience less pain and stiffness, increase their mobility, and enjoy a more active, engaging ...

Tips for Eating Healthier

Posted: 11/6/2017 2:15 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. If they are like many seniors in their generation, however, healthy eating is not something that they have concerned themselves with much over the ...

Topics the Aging Experts Claim Families Must Discuss

Posted: 10/16/2017 2:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Ever notice how people avoid the discussions about financial concerns and healthcare? The themes are regular events, like giving birth, going to college, and getting married. However, finances, aging, and needing care get shoved to the back burner.

Giving Up Our Resentments

Posted: 10/2/2017 2:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

As caregiver to a family member, you may find that others have expectations of you that feel unrealistic or overwhelming. You may find yourself harboring resentments. The holidays are a particularly challenging time for overburdened caregivers.

Senior Care Awareness: Understanding the Risk for Falls

Posted: 9/18/2017 1:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most important efforts that you can make in your senior care journey with your elderly loved one is keeping her safe. Though there are many risks that your aging parent will face as she ages in place, one of the most prevalent is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 and a half million older adults have to be treated in emergency department...

The Link Between Hypertension and Memory

Posted: 9/4/2017 1:54 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver for your aging loved one, you might already be vigilant about memory loss worrying about the possibility of your senior developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

Home Care Tips: Burn First Aid

Posted: 8/21/2017 1:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Burns are one of those household hazards that can occur any time of year, but with all of the cooking that is likely happening around your aging loved ones' home during the holiday season, the risk for suffering one of these painful injuries increases. Knowing how to properly and effectively respond to a burn helps give you more confidence and peace of mind making enjoying time in the kitchen t...

Risks of High Blood Pressure

Posted: 8/11/2017 1:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®–a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017–are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal.

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnoses

Posted: 7/17/2017 1:36 PM 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. This eye condition genuinely does not occur until the older adult has had diabetes for over 10 years, but it is important your loved one stay current on ...

Causes and Symptoms of Malnutrition in the Elderly

Posted: 7/3/2017 1:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

Healthy meals that contain the nutrients our bodies need to function well is important for our overall health. As we age, it is even more important that our bodies get the nutrients it needs, yet many older adults are not getting adequate nutrition. This lack of a healthy diet may cause malnutrition; however, it is not just the foods and drinks consumed that can cause this condition.

Seniors and Osteoporosis: Warning Signs

Posted: 6/28/2017 2:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

As we age we lose bone mass, which could lead to osteoporosis without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, many seniors do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fall and break a bone.

Life Extension

Posted: 6/14/2017 2:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

How long do you want to live? What if science created a treatment that could help you live longer and healthier? It's not science-fiction, and it may be available sooner than you think. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the Scripps Institute, and other institutions have created a new class of drugs to slow the aging process in mice. These drugs, known as senolytics, not only added lifespan, bu...

How we lose weight

Posted: 5/31/2017 2:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less. Following a weight-loss program that helps you to become more physically active and decrease the amount of calories that you eat is most likely to le...

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 4/19/2017 1:55 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 ...

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