November 2016

Interim HealthCare Blogs

November is American Diabetes Month

Posted: 11/30/2016 9:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every 23 seconds, someone in the US is diagnosed with Diabetes. 86 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes and most do not know it. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US, killing more Americans than AIDS and Breast cancer combined.

Reducing the Risk of Urinary Tract Infections

Posted: 11/24/2016 10:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

Elderly adults tend to experience urinary tract infections more commonly and with greater frequency than younger adults and children, and the consequences associated with these infections tend to be more serious and long lasting. With a few simple lifestyle changes, however, you can help to greatly reduce the chances that your parent will suffer such an infection, and can help to reduce the sev...

November 2016 National Diabetes Month

Posted: 11/14/2016 9:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. As caregivers, we want to support our loved ones and help them enjoy the healthiest lives possible. But what is the best way to do that? We talked to experts—both health care providers and people who have been there—to learn what is helpful and what to avoid.

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 11/10/2016 10:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about. When an elderly person gets hurt, it may take longer to heal, which is why safeguarding the home is needed.

November National Family Caregivers Month

Posted: 11/4/2016 2:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding. The stress of dealing with caregiving responsibilities leads to a higher risk of health issues among the Nation’s 90 million family caregivers.