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3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity with Home Care Services

Posted: 2/18/2018 10:08 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.

Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers

Posted: 2/9/2018 10:07 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: 1/29/2018 11:00 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.

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

Posted: 1/22/2018 10:58 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.

Giving Up Resentments as a Caregiver

Posted: 12/18/2017 12:54 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.

Life Extension

Posted: 12/4/2017 12:52 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.

How We Lose Weight

Posted: 11/22/2017 12:49 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...

How to Care for a Senior with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted: 11/8/2017 12:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them. The Family Caregiver Alliance reported that about 2.5 million Americans suffer from a TBI and is the most common am...

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 10/23/2017 12:44 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 ...

4 Big Ways that Eating Slowly Can Help Your Elderly Loved One

Posted: 10/9/2017 12:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.

How to Ease Consistent Pain

Posted: 9/18/2017 3:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Pain is a common occurrence among many adults. Regardless of what the underlying cause of this may be, individuals must learn how to live with the pain and reduce it in any way they can. This is easier said than done, however, as people - and especially seniors - need to learn how to efficiently identify and deal with this pain on their own without increasing the risk of related health problems.

Chances Are You Know Someone Who Has Diabetes

Posted: 9/4/2017 3:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

The CDC estimates that 21 million people in the US have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and another 8.1 million do not know that they have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population!

Senior Care Issues

Posted: 8/21/2017 2:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. You need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet and also make healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, to avoid senior health risks.

The Danger of Exposure to Excessive Heat

Posted: 8/7/2017 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all heard stories about children pulled from freezing water who have recovered with little or no residual damages. Children left in hot cars usually die very quickly, as human physiology is not well equipped to manage excessive heat.

The Effects of Stress on Your Health

Posted: 7/24/2017 2:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

Stress affects people of every age and creed. Whether it is caused by your children, money, health or social issues, stress is part of daily life. Nobody likes stress, is your reaction to it causing health issues? A new study shows that how someone reacts to stress can affect his or her health.

Parkinsons Disease

Posted: 7/11/2017 2:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 90% of Parkinson's patients live at home with their families or other caregivers. Despite the disease, patients can live at home in relative comfort when the family members understand the disease and can help make adjustments. It is easier for the patient to adapt to the fact that the symptoms they have been experiencing are because they have Parkinson's if they are given the diag...

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