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Bringing Senior Care Home to Upper Dublin

Posted: 5/25/2020 8:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

Aging with dignity is what every senior wants and deserves. However, the obstacles of aging can often make it difficult for seniors to do so without significant support. Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County provides in-home senior care services to Upper Dublin, PA and the surrounding communities so seniors can continue living in the comfort and security of their own treasured homes. Ou...

Bringing Senior Care to Norristown

Posted: 3/27/2020 8:59 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many seniors dread the idea of being forced to sacrifice their independence in the name of their health, but there may come a time when making difficult decisions becomes inevitable. Senior care services from a trusted agency, like Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County, can make it so that seniors in Norristown don't have to compromise. We deliver high-quality medical care and heartfelt...

Support Your Loved One in Willow Grove with In-Home Senior Care

Posted: 1/24/2020 10:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

Few things can weigh more heavily on a family than concerns about a parent or grandparent's well-being. Making sure that they are safe, comfortable, and happy are top priorities, but it isn't always possible for family members to provide support firsthand. That's why families across Willow Grove, PA turn to the trusted home healthcare experts at Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County to ...

In Home Personal Care in Willow Grove: Fall Prevention Tips

Posted: 11/27/2019 9:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Thousands of seniors endure at least one fall every year, which can lead to much more serious injuries, and even death. Keeping your loved one safe as they continue living independently is a great responsibility. With our in home personal care in Willow Grove, PA, your loved one can age in place and continue to live in a safe and private environment.

Senior Companion Care in Norristown: Recognizing Caregiver Burn Out and When to Get Help

Posted: 7/30/2019 8:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Family caregivers spend much of their time providing care and companionship to their loved one. With time, the focus on your loved one can grow, leaving you with less time for yourself and less patience for your duties. Caregiver burn out occurs when the stress of caregiving is too much to bear. With our senior companion care in Norristown, PA, you can find the respite you need.

Elder Care Services in Norristown: Answering Common Questions

Posted: 5/8/2019 1:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

As our local population ages, many families are beginning to consider in-home care for their loved ones. At Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County, our elder care services in Norristown, PA offer non-medical care to seniors in the comfort of their homes. If you have questions about in-home care, we're here to help, guiding you through the process and answering your questions along the way.

About Our Caregiver Services in Norristown

Posted: 4/9/2019 4:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

When a loved one is struggling to care for themselves, it can be a difficult time for the entire family. Adult children often jump in and try to help as much as they can, but obligations to work, family, and other commitments can make it difficult to be there every time your parent needs you. That's where Interim HealthCare of Lower Montgomery County can help. Our caregiver services help famili...

Alzheimer's Care Services in Norristown: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 1/14/2019 11:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's disease is a common health issue among seniors across the country, but it doesn't just affect people over the age of 65. Early Onset Alzheimer's is the term used to describe when someone develops this form of dementia earlier, generally in their 40s or 50s. Early Onset Alzheimer's accounts for up to 5% of Alzheimer's cases in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association. Inter...

Alzheimer's Care in Norristown: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's

Posted: 12/11/2018 8:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim Healthcare of Lower Montgomery County, we offer experienced and compassionate Alzheimer's care specifically for seniors in the Norristown area who are affected by this condition. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.7 million Americans across the country have the disease. Of that number, 5.5 million are over the age of 65, leaving 700,000 Americans who develop the condition at...

Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers

Posted: 2/17/2018 11:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

Know the Signs of Aging Parents Having Trouble at Home

Posted: 2/9/2018 11:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your parents age it is important to be alert to signs that they may be having trouble on their own at home. With family caregivers becoming more common it is important to know what to look for in your loved one’s behavior and it is important to know when to switch to professional home care giving. Below are some behaviors to lookout for to know if professional caregiving is need for your sen...

Most Common Illnesses Affecting Seniors

Posted: 1/29/2018 2:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

As our senior loved ones continue to age, the risk for illness and development of diseases increase. There are many factors that add to these risks including poor diet, un-healthy habits, lack of exercise, and use of harmful substances. As a caregiver it is important to be vigilant and help your loved ones make good lifestyle choices and avoiding the 4 most common illness among seniors.

Steps on Being a Caregiver for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 1/22/2018 2:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years, and include tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems. This illness is common in seniors and be managed well with the help of a caregiver.

5 Tips for Turning Holiday Grief into Optimism

Posted: 12/4/2017 2:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but not everyone embraces the season. Those who suffer grief over the death of a loved one often dread the holidays, and feel relief when the New Year rolls around and the season is finally over. Here are five tips to consider for turning grief into optimism for the coming year.

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 11/20/2017 2:15 PM 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: 11/6/2017 2:12 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.

New Life Extension Drug

Posted: 10/23/2017 2:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

How long do you want to live? What if science created a treatment that could help you live longer and healthier? It's not science-fiction, and it may be available sooner than you think.

4 Big Ways that Eating Slowly Can Help Your Elderly Loved One

Posted: 10/2/2017 2:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.

Seniors and Osteoporosis: Warning Signs

Posted: 9/18/2017 1:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

As we age we lose bone mass, which could lead to osteoporosis without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, many seniors do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fall and break a bone. There are several factors that could put your loved one at risk.

How to Care for a Senior with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted: 9/4/2017 1:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them.

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