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Caregiving after knee replacement

Posted: 6/26/2019 12:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Extra care, assistance and love are all that your loved one needs to recover fast. If your loved one needs a caregiver then Interim Healthcare will help you. Call us now!

Finding the Right Respite Care – Do’s and Don’ts

Posted: 5/24/2019 1:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Consider Interim Healthcare of Plantation. We offer excellent respite care services. Call us now!

How to Lower the Risk of Dementia in Senior’s

Posted: 5/22/2019 3:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

Encouraging for regular exercise, healthy food habit, quit smoking and offering support can help your loved ones overcome dementia.

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s to Look out for

Posted: 5/20/2019 1:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Loss of memory doesn’t mean forgetting one’s name and remembering it the next minute. People with Alzheimer’s condition tend to forget information that they have just learned. Is this the case that’s happening with your loved one? Then take them to the doctor immediately. This could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s.

Can the home care agency fulfill the special needs of my loved one?

Posted: 4/30/2019 5:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you reside in the Plantation area and don’t want to move your mom or dad into a nursing home or an assisted community? Then you may consider hiring a home care agency. These agencies can either replace or supplement the care provided by you or other family members in order to allow seniors to stay in familiar surroundings and maintain their independence as long as possible. So, want to hire...

How to Slow Down the Advancement of Dementia

Posted: 4/16/2019 7:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you have a senior loved one in your home who needs dementia care, know that this condition can take a serious toll on their health. There are no sure shot ways to prevent this condition from getting worse. However, there are some tips that you can follow to slow down its progression. If you are the one who is providing dementia home care to your loved one, keep the following points in mind. ...

Reasons to Consider In-Home Elderly Care

Posted: 4/11/2019 9:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you have a senior loved one at home who needs someone to take of him/her the whole day or part of the day? If your answer is “yes”, then home care would be a great solution for your situation. Available for both short and long periods of time, this type of care can help in relieving difficulty as well as stress that may arise with the circumstances. You can’t ignore the fact that we all need...

Respite Care: Should You Go for It?

Posted: 3/28/2019 9:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

In order to work properly, your body needs rest. However, if you don’t get enough sleep or take enough breaks to relax your body, you may experience exhaustion, which may eventually lead to depression. Respite care program allows you to take the break you need. By taking enough rest, you can maintain a clear mind and a healthy body. Your mood will be enhanced, enabling you to take on your respo...

Top 5 Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Posted: 3/26/2019 11:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your body language can communicate your thoughts and feelings more strongly than your words do. So, while speaking to your loved one, make sure to speak in a respectful and pleasant manner. This will set a positive mood. Use physical touch, compassionate tone of voice and sympathetic facial expression to convey your message and show how much you love them.

Why Should You Hire a Caregiver Agency?

Posted: 3/22/2019 5:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

How’s your parent’s health? Do you need a caregiver for a few hours every day or round-the-clock? Depending on your requirement, you’re assigned a caregiver. If your parent is facing no difficulties as such and you need a caregiver just to keep them on check, you can always do that. A caregiver can groom your parent, prepare meal and take them to the doctor when required. This is definitely a h...

Top 5 Benefits of Alzheimer’s Home Care

Posted: 3/19/2019 8:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hiring a caregiver is one way of showing your love for your loved one. The professional caregiver can change the care plan as needed, offering full support and compassion to the client. Wouldn’t you like that?

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/15/2018 10:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/1/2018 10:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/24/2018 2:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchitis.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/12/2018 2:48 PM 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.

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

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 ...

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...

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 10/27/2017 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

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