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Advice on Dealing with Shortness of Breath in Seniors

Posted: 1/26/2023 11:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

Shortness of breath can be scary for anyone. Feeling like you can’t breathe can lead to a panic attack, which makes it even harder to calm down and focus on taking deep breaths. With seniors, especially those who have suffered from respiratory illnesses and conditions, it can be even more frightening. Some people may brush it off as being out of shape or simply getting older, but that’s not alw...

How to Tell When it is Time to Look into In-Home Senior Care?

Posted: 1/23/2023 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be fairly simple when they’re still able to live independently. You may need to take them to doctor’s appointments and pick up groceries for them, but you don’t need to be there every day to help them bathe, dress, or cook meals. When they do need daily help, though, things become more difficult. Loved ones also typically don’t go from being independent o...

Learning to Manage Your Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 1/11/2023 10:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's is a horrible disease, there’s no denying that. If you have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you’re likely going through a tough period of adjustment. You may be scared, angry, and sad. It’s a hard truth to face, but fortunately, a diagnosis doesn’t mean your life is over. It means you’ll have additional challenges to deal with, but with proper management, you can continue ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Heart Arrhythmia

Posted: 12/19/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Heart arrhythmia is a condition characterized by having an abnormal heart rhythm. It can also be called cardiac arrhythmia and, while most people do experience heart palpitations at some point in their lives, it’s not quite the same as having the occasional abnormal heart rhythm due to anxiety or excitement. Fortunately, many heart arrhythmias aren’t that serious and won’t cause any problems, b...

How to Find Quality In-Home Senior Care for Your Aging Loved One

Posted: 12/12/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you have a loved one who is in need of in-home senior care, you want to make certain you find a provider that is truly going to have their best interests at heart. You want caregivers who are experienced, knowledgeable, and truly have a drive to help the seniors they’re working with. That’s a very noble goal, and it’s what everyone should aspire to when arranging in-home services for their...

What Are the Symptoms and Stages of Lobar Pneumonia?

Posted: 11/21/2022 11:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Lobar pneumonia is a specific type of pneumonia that affects certain lobes of one or both lungs. Medical experts have categorized the lungs by side and area. For example, the top part of the right lung is the apical section of the superior lobe, which also includes posterior and anterior sections.

7 Ways to Prevent the Onset of Diabetes in Seniors

Posted: 10/21/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Having diabetes isn’t the end of your life, but it does mean making some changes and being more aware of your overall health. It can also affect you financially because there are medications you will need and regular doctor’s appointments to make. You’ll also be at risk of other health conditions, which can lead to more costly medications and specialist visits.

How to Maintain Your Independence with Early Stage Dementia

Posted: 10/14/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

​Being told you have early stage dementia may seem like a death sentence. At the very least, you may instantly believe your life as you know it is over. Fortunately, that’s not always the case. While having dementia does mean you’re going to eventually need to make some changes to your life, early stage dementia doesn’t mean you’re immediately going to need a full-time caregiver or have to move...

How to Help Elderly Loved Ones with Diabetes

Posted: 9/23/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. According to one study, in 2019, over 15.9 million seniors age 65 or older are struggling with diabetes. This is nearly a third of all Americans who have diabetes. If you have an elderly loved one who has diabetes, even if it’s been undiagnosed, you may not be sure how you can help them. There are some thing...

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Facts You Need to Know

Posted: 9/9/2022 10:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that affects millions of people. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over six million people in America suffer from the disease, making it the most common type of dementia. It’s the seventh leading cause of death for older Americans, and it’s estimated that one out of every three seniors dies from some form of dementia.

Simple at Home Tips for Dealing with Arthritis

Posted: 8/23/2022 11:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Arthritis is a condition that can greatly impact your life. It affects the joints and can make it hard to stand, pick up and hold items, walk, and do basic tasks. For some, these symptoms may come and go. For others, they may be almost constant, leading to chronic pain. Either way, if you suffer from arthritis, you’ll want to know how to deal with flare-ups and the chronic pain. Let’s take a lo...

Arthritis: What It Is and What It Does to Your Body

Posted: 8/15/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Arthritis is a joint condition that affects millions of people around the world. This article provides a comprehensive overview of arthritis, including what it is, what it does to your body, and how to best manage the condition.

The Risks of Living with High Cholesterol

Posted: 7/22/2022 10:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

Cholesterol is a substance that the body needs in order to remain healthy. However, like many substances in the body, too much cholesterol can be just as bad, if not worse, than not enough. Many people have heard that high cholesterol can put them at risk of certain diseases. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol or if your doctor has expressed some concern over your cholesterol levels...

Understanding Diabetes and What That Means For Your Future

Posted: 7/15/2022 10:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. In the U.S. alone, over 37 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, plus many others have the disease but haven’t been diagnosed yet. Diabetes is a chronic condition that will affect a person for the rest of their lives. There is no cure for it yet, but there are a number of ways to manage the condition. Unfortunately, if th...

Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Posted: 6/30/2022 9:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, often shortened to COPD, is a disease that affects the lungs. It’s a chronic condition, which means those who have it will struggle with it for the rest of their lives. Often, COPD goes undiagnosed for some time because its symptoms are very similar to asthma or bad allergies. Unfortunately, because it’s a chronic condition that can flare up from time to t...

Family Caregivers in Riverside County Have An Ally

Posted: 6/17/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you’ve taken on the role of caregiver for a loved one, you may often feel like you’re alone. Even if you have siblings, a spouse, and older or grown children who can help, as the primary caregiver, a lot falls on you. If you don’t have any family nearby or friends who can step in from time to time, you are likely under constant stress. You may feel like you never get a break.

The Stages of Dementia and How They Can Impact Your Loved One

Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dementia is a horrible condition that affects more than just the person diagnosed with it. Their family and friends are just as impacted. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, you may already be experiencing how this condition can leave you, your loved one, and your entire family upset, confused, and devastated. Dementia steals away your loved one, and it’s scary to watc...

How IBS is Affecting the Lives of Seniors Today

Posted: 5/9/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, more commonly known as IBS, can affect the lives of anyone. It’s estimated that as many as one out of every five people will be diagnosed with IBS. Typically, this condition begins before a person reaches their mid-40s, but it will continue to affect them for the rest of their lives.

What You Need to Know About In-Home Senior Care

Posted: 4/25/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you have an older loved one who is beginning to feel the effects of aging? As we get older, our minds and bodies go through changes that can lead to losing our balance, being unable to see as well as we once did, and becoming more forgetful.

A Guide to the Stages of Dementia

Posted: 4/4/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

​Dementia is a horrible condition that will slowly steal away your loved one. It takes their memories and can warp their personality until they’re essentially a stranger. However, the good news is that a diagnosis of early dementia doesn’t mean this will happen tomorrow.

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