November 2017

Interim HealthCare Blogs

Recognize the Top Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Posted: 11/30/2017 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Providing care for a senior loved one, while rewarding and fulfilling, is often also extremely stressful. Meeting the needs of another person naturally leads to a reduced amount of time to take care of our own needs.

Home Is Where the Health Is: Understanding the Benefits of In-Home Care

Posted: 11/27/2017 8:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

There’s no place like home for enjoying comfort, security, and the warmth of memories made with those we love. And for the vast majority of older adults, the thought of having to leave home to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility is an unpleasant one.

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 ...

Helping Seniors Navigate the Thanksgiving Feast with Diabetes

Posted: 11/20/2017 1:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

There’s nothing like gathering with beloved family members at Thanksgiving – taking time to slow down and reminisce over holidays past, catch up on the latest family news, and enjoy a delicious feast with all the trimmings. But for those with diabetes, the sugary, carbohydrate-rich meals of the holiday can be health hazards.

Top Tips for Preventing Senior Falls in the Home

Posted: 11/13/2017 1:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Comedy routines often involve someone dramatically falling, resulting in a resounding crash to the floor and a roar of laughter from the crowd; but in real life, falls are no laughing matter

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...

Benefits of Working with a Home Care Agency vs. a Private Caregiver

Posted: 11/7/2017 11:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

Once you’ve come to the decision that an in-home caregiver will be beneficial for a senior loved one, there are a number of factors that still need to be considered. Perhaps the biggest choice you’ll need to make is whether to hire someone through a private source, like answering a classified ad in the newspaper or hiring a friend-of-a-friend, or to work with a professional home care agency.

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