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Elderly Home Care in Charlotte County: Questions to Ask When Considering Care

Posted: 9/17/2019 3:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you are considering in home care as an option for your loved one, you probably have a lot of questions. If you are new to the world of senior care, there is often a lot of homework to do during the planning process. Not only will you need to consider how you can get help for your loved one, but you will also need to think about how you want to be involved in the process. Luckily, we are here...

Senior Companion Care in Charlotte County: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout and When to Get Help

Posted: 8/1/2019 12:59 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being a family caregiver usually involves countless hours spent with your loved one. Devoting this time and care to someone else often leaves caregivers with less time and desire to care for themselves. However, self-care and rest are both essential to beating and preventing caregiver burnout. When you need to find respite from your caregiving duties, our senior companion care in Charlotte Coun...

Senior Care in Charlotte County: Answering Common Questions

Posted: 5/20/2019 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you've noticed that your aging loved one could use some assistance living alone, then in-home care just might be what they need. Before you get started, though, you probably have some questions. At Interim HealthCare of Charlotte County and Lee County, we can give you the answers you need about senior care in Charlotte County, FL. 

Nurse Staffing in Charlotte County

Posted: 4/9/2019 12:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

Staffing problems are a major concern for health care facilities throughout Charlotte and Lee Counties. Whether you have open positions you are struggling to fill, or if you are faced with sick or vacation days that need to be covered, we can help. Nurse staffing is just one of the services we provide here at Interim HealthCare of Charlotte County and Lee County. Keep reading to learn the detai...

Alzheimer's Care in Port Charlotte: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 2/15/2019 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia and is typically associated with people in their 70s or older. While it's true that most of the people who are diagnosed with this disease are in this age bracket, it's also possible to experience signs of cognitive decline before you're anywhere near retirement age. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that up to 5% of people with Alzheimer's in...

HealthCare Staffing & Medical Staffing Solutions in Port Charlotte

Posted: 11/19/2018 3:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of Charlotte County and Lee County, we are proud to partner with nursing homes and medical facilities to provide leading healthcare staffing and medical staffing solutions in the Port Charlotte area. Your facility can have access to a talented pool of medical professionals when you need extra help to cover a shift at your hospital, doctor's office, or nursing home. We have...

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 5/29/2018 2:54 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 5/3/2018 2:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

5 Easy Steps to Improved Elder Care

Posted: 4/30/2018 3:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

​Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 4/25/2018 3:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/15/2018 12:24 PM 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...

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/1/2018 12:23 PM 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.

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/26/2018 10:07 AM 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 10:04 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.

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 ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 10/2/2017 10:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

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