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The Importance of Staying Active after Knee Surgery

Posted: 11/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A recent study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain because many patients are not taking advantage of their improved function and continue to live sedentary lifestyles.

Must Have Balance… Tai Chi Has Benefits for Seniors

Posted: 11/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Tai Chi encourages slow, fluid body motions that have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-confidence, and elevate overall well-being. Tai Chi is a low-impact, self-paced exercise allowing for minimal strain on muscles and joints.

Improve Your Heart Health With A Mediterranean Diet.

Posted: 10/16/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables and even wine has been shown in multiple studies to reduce the risks of heart disease.

Seniors & Flu Season

Posted: 10/6/2014 8:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

Flu season will soon be upon us. It generally peaks from November to April. Now is the time for people, especially seniors, to consider getting a flu shot. The best time of year to get one is October or November. This will help prevent contracting the serious illness when flu season arrives. At Interim HealthCare, all of our caregivers keep an eye out for those that will likely benefit from a f...

Senior Care – Tips for Improving Dental Health

Posted: 9/23/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a person reaches their senior years, taking care of their aging teeth may become a daily challenge. Many older adults experience the loss of their natural teeth simply for the reason that they had lost the ability to take care of them properly. There are factors associated with age that make it increasingly difficult to do all the hygiene steps that are required for good dental health.

Elder Care: 5 Therapeutic Activities Your Loved One Can Enjoy!

Posted: 9/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Making sure that your elderly loved one stays active, even in their later years, is the best way for them to maintain their health. Rather than sitting around alone all day long, exercise ensures that your loved one is getting out of the house, meeting new people, and keeping their body and minds as sharp as possible. Here are 5 activities that your elderly loved one will enjoy that will also k...

Could you save the life of someone choking?

Posted: 8/24/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Invented in 1974 with a team of Hospital researchers, Dr. Henry Heimlich claims the procedure and its abdominal thrusts -- into the stomach above the navel and up against the diaphragm to force air from the lungs and remove obstructions -- have saved the lives of 100,000 potential choking victims.

Considering Hospice Care

Posted: 8/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many family caregivers struggle with when to begin talking about hospice care for their loved one. But should it be introduced even sooner? A new study conducted at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, in Providence, R.I., has found that caregivers may be waiting too late. The research found that during the last month of a person's life almost one in three spent some time in the int...

Caring for Our Veterans

Posted: 7/28/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, more than half of U.S. veterans are 60 or older. Around 45 percent are 65 and older, numbers which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) believe will continue until 2035.

Caregiver Stress is Real- Home Care Can Help

Posted: 7/15/2014 9:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most people step into the role of a family caregiver without thinking about how hard it could be, or that they could end up creating more problems with their relationships, both with the person they are caring for and the other people around them.

Weighing Your Options - Why Choose Home Care

Posted: 4/22/2014 9:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

Regular Exercise Could Improve Your Memory

Posted: 3/24/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Several studies done over the last ten years have contributed evidence to a very simple premise; regular exercise is tied to improved memory. By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age. "T...

How To Be an Effective Caregiver - Ten Common Traits

Posted: 3/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While being a caregiver for a loved one comes with a multitude of responsibilities, worries and frustrations, the rewards of improving the quality of their life can bring happiness and satisfaction as well. Effective caregivers share many characteristics, they learn and grow as they become more comfortable with their care giving role and they realize that no one can be perfect all of the time. ...

Yoga Can Improve Cardio Vascular & Help With Blood Sugar Management

Posted: 2/25/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to Senior Health, a variety of "alternative" practices are getting noticed by health care professionals. Acupuncture, deep tissue massage and meditation have proven to be effective in reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and helping the body to process sugars. Risk of Heart Disease, according to experts at Harvard Medical School, can be lowered by participating in Yoga.

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our loved ones age, the role of diet exercise and medication management becomes a key factor in reducing the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Helping seniors stay active and social can also contribute to good overall health.

Four Healthy Breakfast Foods To Give You Energy

Posted: 1/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We've all heard the expression "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". According to nutritionists worldwide, starting your day with a healthy, balanced meal boosts your metabolism, maintains your energy level throughout the day and reduces cravings for those "not so good for us" snacks. Research has shown that breakfast foods that are higher in sugar and carbs will cause you to be hu...

Can Increased Lighting at Home Improve Your Vision?

Posted: 1/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A recent study looking at the vision of seniors found that nearly 40% of patients tested saw better when they were tested at an ophthalmologist's office than they did when they were tested in their own homes. According to Dr. Anjali Bhorade, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, "poor lighting in the home was the most significant ...

Senior Care - Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

Posted: 11/22/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all done it - you know, justifying that extra serving of cornbread stuffing or another slice of pumpkin pie because it’s the holidays. We know it’s not good for us, but we figure our New Year’s resolution of weight loss and exercise will take care of the few extra calories in the long term. Those of us who are caring for seniors have to remember that this cycle can cause problems for peo...

Senior Care – Traveling Safely Over the Holidays

Posted: 11/11/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.

November is National Home Care and National Hospice Month

Posted: 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were forecasted to be $104.2 billion. That’s why each November the National Association for ...

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