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Make Someone Feel Special for the Holidays - Cheering Up Depressed Seniors

Posted: 12/15/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many seniors have trouble enjoying the holidays because they can be stressful, depressing, and lonely.  Our elders sometimes struggle with physical and mental aliments that can make participating challenging.  Sometimes taking that extra moment to reach out and include our senior loved ones, or even those in our community that might not have anyone, can make a huge difference. Here ar...

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 12/1/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare we understand that the holidays are a special time for everyone and it is human nature to sneak in an extra cookie every now and then. It’s hard to keep that inner child suppressed when there are so many delicious things to try. We should also remember that the Holidays are the most common time for people with dietary restrictions to have problems that cause them to ...

Florida Senior Care - Holiday Travel Tips

Posted: 11/15/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Following these simple tips can ensure that you remain healthy and feel good during your trip. Interim HealthCare wishes you a happy healthy holiday season and safe travels.

Senior Care - Strong Healthy Bones for Longevity

Posted: 11/1/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Calcium is the cornerstone to good bone health. Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams per day but beginning at age 51 women need 1,200 milligrams every day. The following are some foods you can eat that which contain high amounts of calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong.

Reduce Risks of Re-hopitalization after a Heart Attack with Home Care

Posted: 10/18/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that “Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital.”  The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died. Patients who suffered heart...

Social Media Savvy Seniors

Posted: 10/5/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As older Americans are becoming increasingly computer literate, the promise of social networking – sharing photos, videos, links, contacts and status updates – has incredible purpose for seniors and intergenerational connections. In addition to family, seniors have also found that social networking allows them to connect with people and friends from their past. These connections can...

Senior Care - Preparing for Flu Season

Posted: 9/21/2013 12:00 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...

Palm Coast Senior Care - Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being

Posted: 9/9/2013 2:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activit...

Studies Show That Social Relationships Can Boost Your Longevity …Elder Care in Florida

Posted: 8/22/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most of us know that having good friends can help enrich our daily lives, but when it comes to elder care, a recent study shows that close friends may do more than provide companionship—they can actually add years to your life.

Are your loved ones getting the nutrition they need? - Senior Care in Volusia County

Posted: 8/5/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody and senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and in home health care specialists, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein.

Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart Attack…

Posted: 7/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that “Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital.”  The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died. Patients who suffered heart...

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Elder Care in Palm Coast

Posted: 7/9/2013 3:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

As we age, the thirst mechanism in our bodies can break down. So even though we may not feel thirsty, we might not be getting enough fluids to replace what we lose naturally on a daily basis.  You may remember that that the human body is over 90% water. We need a large concentration of fluids in our bodies for it to function properly. If we consume water on a daily basis, not just when we ...

Skilled Nursing in Palm Coast, FL – Reducing Hospital Stays with Home Care

Posted: 5/29/2013 2:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the number of people requiring skilled nursing care around the country is on the rise, people have been very concerned with the cost of care. Hospital stays are among the most expensive ways to treat people, so naturally people are looking at the types of skilled nursing care that can be offered at home. While surgeries and many illnesses require a stay in the hospital, much of the recovery ...

Alone Again—Naturally…With the Help of Home Care

Posted: 4/15/2013 8:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

Living by yourself as an adult is becoming more and more common in the United States. In fact, 28% of households are comprised of adults who live alone, an increase of 19% from 1950.

What To Do When A Senior Loved One Becomes Confused

Posted: 2/28/2013 10:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

What happens when your senior loved one suddenly stops making sense? What happens when you have an elder loved one who has been clear headed and carrying on without issue suddenly saying things that don’t make any sense? What happens is you have a serious problem that can be easily missed-- especially when caregivers don’t speak up. At Interim HealthCare of  Palm Coast we kno...

Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day for your Senior Loved One

Posted: 2/13/2013 1:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of Palm Coast we know that Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday for most seniors. Some of whom may have lost a spouse. Valentine's activities that aim to involve elderly persons and take into account their medical and dietary needs may not only keep loneliness at bay, but might also add some fun to Valentine's Day for your elderly loved one.

Physical Signs You May Be Missing Regarding Heart Disease

Posted: 1/31/2013 2:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

We know at Interim HealthCare of Palm Coast that as you age there are a myriad of things to worry about or take care you may not have had any issue with at all before. And some give you physical clues long before an actual diagnosis from your doctor is given.  Physical Heart disease symptoms in women or in men are indications that you feel or experience, while a sign of heart disease is so...

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