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In Home Nurses in Oklahoma City: How We Can Help

Posted: 12/26/2019 10:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

When a loved one is elderly or ailing, offering them the support they need is the primary concern for many of their family members. Having the skilled assistance of an in home nurse from our team in Oklahoma City, OK can make sure your loved one's physical needs are being tended to while lifting the burden off your family's shoulders.

Benefits to Senior Care in Oklahoma City

Posted: 10/24/2019 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Allowing your loved one to age in place can be great for them, but they may need assistance from time to time. With our senior care in Oklahoma City, OK, your loved one can receive both medical and non-medical care in the comfort of their own home. Besides the care itself, our services provide many other benefits for both you and your loved one.

Home Hospice Care in Oklahoma City: Common Myths Debunked

Posted: 9/16/2019 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

The term "hospice" can cause a lot of fear and misunderstanding. This is largely due to the presence of many myths surrounding hospice care. Below, we debunk some of those myths. When it's time to discuss options for your loved one, consider our home hospice care in Oklahoma City. We provide care and comfort for your entire family during this difficult time.

Home Health Services in Oklahoma City Ease Transition Home from Hospital

Posted: 7/8/2019 10:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

For an individual recovering from an illness or injury, transitioning from hospital to home can be difficult. Many times, patients feel stressed and anxious during the change. With our home health services in Oklahoma City, OK, the transition period can be easier and more fluid.

Alzheimer's Care in Oklahoma City: What You Need to Know About Anxiety and Agitation

Posted: 5/8/2019 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Anxiety and agitation are part of Alzheimer's disease, and it can be difficult to watch your loved one deal with their overwhelming emotions. At Interim HealthCare of Oklahoma City, we  provide Alzheimer's care services. As part of that care, we help families recognize and cope with anxiety and agitation.

Alzheimer's Care in Oklahoma City: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 3/6/2019 9:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's disease is one of the biggest health concerns facing the elderly population today. Though signs of this cognitive condition tend to appear among people in their 70s, seniors aren't the only ones in Oklahoma City who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and may need Alzheimer's care to stay comfortable and safe at home.

Home Health Care in Oklahoma City: Physical Therapy at Home

Posted: 12/28/2018 2:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

Physical therapy can play a big part in experiencing greater independence and ability, whether you need it to recover after an injury or help keep joint pain in check. However, the results are gradual, and depending on what you hope to achieve, you may need regular sessions with a physical therapist over a long period of time to get there. With that in mind, why not make it as easy as possible ...

The 6 Challenges of Aging

Posted: 4/30/2018 11:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are plenty of changes that occur as a person ages, some of them are normal for every elderly person, and some of them are connected to other diseases and problems. How are you supposed to know which is which? Senior care can be a challenge in itself, but you might not realize the challenges your parent is personally going through.

The Impacts of Hearing Loss

Posted: 4/26/2018 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Imagine not being able to participate in a conversation or hear the dialogue of a television show. For 37 million Americans that is their reality as they learn to live without their hearing. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the day-to-day living, but recognizing the signs early can help you receive the proper treatment.

Lower Cholesterol with These 5 Lifestyle Choices

Posted: 2/19/2018 1:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and thus preventable and treatable.

Healthy Heart Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 2/6/2018 1:02 PM 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.

What is Sundowning and How You Can Help

Posted: 1/24/2018 9:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowing effects elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Sundowning is not a disease, it is a group of symptoms that occur in the late afternoon just before night. Symptoms of Sundowning include confusion, anxiety, aggression, pacing, wandering and ignoring directions.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/15/2018 9:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

During January we take the time to raise awareness about cervical health. This month is meant to educate both men and women on the causes and effects of cervical cancer and HPV, as well as encouraging women to take the proper steps to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 11/24/2017 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

Handling the heat

Posted: 11/10/2017 2:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 10/27/2017 2:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 10/13/2017 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

The Benefits of Music for Seniors

Posted: 9/15/2017 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Music can bring back memories and affect moods. It is a hallmark of celebrations. One song can take you to your childhood while another finds you on the shores of a Hawaiian island. For seniors who may find themselves alone more often than not, music can offer not only mood enhancement, but mental benefits as well.

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