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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.

Understanding Respite Care and How It Could Benefit You

Posted: 3/21/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you have a loved one who is disabled, ill with a long-term condition, or otherwise needs continual assistance with basic tasks, you may feel like many long-term caregivers feel: exhausted. There’s no shame in saying that providing round-the-clock care for a loved one takes its toll.

Looking For High-Quality Healthcare Staffing Services? Interim is Here To Help!

Posted: 3/7/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When a single RN or LPN is out sick for several days or needs to take time off, it can put extra stress on everyone in the office or department. Healthcare staffing has been dealing with a nursing shortage for years, and with the burnout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, that shortage has become even more serious.

How Meditation and Yoga for Seniors Can Improve Overall Health

Posted: 2/21/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Fortunately, making use of meditation and yoga can help seniors improve their quality of life. Let’s take a look at what these two activities consist of and how they can help seniors live a healthy lifestyle.

How to Improve a Senior Loved One’s Quality of Life

Posted: 2/11/2022 10:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our loved ones age, their quality of life can be seriously impacted by health issues. They may have difficulty walking, hearing, or seeing. It can become difficult or impossible to drive at night or at any time of the day.

Hospice Care Individually Tailored to Veterans

Posted: 1/26/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hospice care provides comfort to those who are struggling with a terminal illness. It is designed to make these individuals comfortable during their final weeks or months. Hospice brings experienced caregivers into the person’s home or at a hospice clinic, helping the family members with care and providing emotional support as they process the end of a loved one's life.

How Technology Can Help Seniors at Home Stay Connected

Posted: 1/12/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Want to learn more about how today's technology is making life easier for Seniors at home? Interim has the answers you are looking for!

Why Emotional Health Is an Important Aspect Of Home Health Care

Posted: 12/29/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home health care is ever-evolving as a service; new methods are integrated yearly to better support seniors. One of the ways that home healthcare has evolved is in the recognition and adoption of emotional health as an important part of serving seniors in their homes.

Why Interim Uses The Teepa Snow Approach To Dementia Care

Posted: 12/15/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There is always a lot to unpack when an elderly family member is diagnosed with a terminal disease: sadness, stress, feelings of depression, and anxiety. There are even more emotions on the side of the person diagnosed. When that family member is diagnosed with a dementia-related disease, there is a lot more than emotions that the family needs to deal with. They also need to understand the impo...

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