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You Have 2 Weeks to Preserve VA Benefits!

Posted: 10/1/2018 9:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

Impending changes to the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit will decrease overall eligibility and could cost some families thousands of dollars in lost benefits. Time is running out to work with an elder law attorney before the look back period is imposed.

Taking Care of Parents? 3 Caregiving Blogs You'll Want to Read

Posted: 9/28/2018 6:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

As our parents age, our roles change - we end up caring for those that spent their lives caring for us. It's stressful and you need help. Before you let stress get the best of you, consider these great blogs for caregivers taking care of their parents.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 6/21/2018 2:13 PM 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.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 5/30/2018 1:43 PM 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.

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 5/9/2018 1:58 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.

5 Easy Steps to Improved Elder Care

Posted: 5/8/2018 1:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

​Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 4/30/2018 12:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought.

Senior Care: Getting the Most out of Food

Posted: 4/17/2018 9:36 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.

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/12/2018 9:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

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

Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/2/2018 9:36 AM 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...

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/1/2018 9:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/25/2018 1:03 PM 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 bronchiectasis.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/11/2018 1:00 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.

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

What is Macular Degeneration and Can You Prevent It?

Posted: 11/24/2017 1:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

While there are many potential causes for low vision among elderly adults, one of the most common is a condition called macular degeneration. This disease is a leading cause of the loss of vision among those older adults over the age of 50 and can develop so gradually that the senior is not even aware of the changes in their vision until they have become severe. This condition does not lead to ...

Should Your Parent Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted: 11/10/2017 12:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

The thought of your parent undergoing surgery can be daunting. Hip replacement surgery, however, can make a tremendous difference in their health and quality of life, enabling them to stay more active, healthier, and more engaged in the world around them. Helping your parent to determine if they should consider this type of surgery empowers them to make the decision that is right for them and f...

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 10/27/2017 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 10/13/2017 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 9/15/2017 8:45 AM 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.

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