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In Home Nurses in Racine: How We Can Help

Posted: 12/30/2019 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There is nowhere more comfortable or convenient than home, which is why it's where most people want to be when they're on the mend. The team of in home nurses at Interim HealthCare of Racine includes CNAs, LPNs, and Certified Home Care Aides who can help individuals in our community heal at home. Having an in home nurse to provide support in Racine, WI is often more cost-effective than recei...

Benefits to Senior Care in Racine

Posted: 10/22/2019 10:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you're new to the world of senior care, you may be surprised at how many ways it can benefit you and your loved one. Aside from the actual services that aid our clients, our senior care in Racine, WI has many personal benefits.

Home Health Services in Racine Ease the Transition Home from Hospital

Posted: 7/15/2019 12:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

When your loved one is ready to return home after a hospital stay, it can be hard to anticipate any difficulties that may arise during the excitement. This transitional period is very stressful for your loved one. With home health services from Interim HealthCare of Racine, the transition can be smoother.

Medical Staffing in Racine and Kenosha Counties: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 4/29/2019 4:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Tackling the search for a new hire at your health care facility can be time-consuming and difficult. When you work with a staffing agency, the process is made easy. At Interim HealthCare of Racine, we provide medical staffing services to health care facilities in Racine and Kenosha Counties, helping you find the right fit to join your team.

Senior Care in Racine & Kenosha Counties: When is it time?

Posted: 2/26/2019 2:57 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you're looking into senior care options for your parents in Racine and Kenosha Counties, you may have already seen something concerning. Perhaps, during your last visit, you noticed that their home looked shabbier than usual. Or maybe you've noticed that Dad's joint pain, which only used to crop up and now then, is becoming a constant source of frustration. Whatever has lead you to look up l...

Symptoms of Lyme Disease in Seniors

Posted: 5/28/2018 2:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summer & fall are times to be outdoors—gardening, walking or simply enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, being more active outside also increases your chance of encountering a black-legged tick, the carriers of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.

Senior Care: Understanding the Risk for Falls

Posted: 5/9/2018 5:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most important efforts that you can make in your senior care journey with your elderly loved one is keeping him/her safe. Though there are many risks to face when caring for a senior, one of the most prevalent is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 and a half million older adults have to be treated in emergency departments throughout the ...

Facts About Cataracts

Posted: 4/30/2018 11:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

​For more than half of American Baby Boomers over the age of 65, cataracts are something they have had, or will have, to deal with. Cataracts are the result of a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye. Old lens cells become compacted into the center of the lens, as new lens cells form on the outside of the lens. The compacted old cells are the cataract.

The Impacts of Hearing Loss

Posted: 4/25/2018 6:11 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: 2/14/2018 11:08 AM 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.

Helping Seniors Avoid Pneumonia

Posted: 2/1/2018 11:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Pneumonia is a lung infection, either bacterial or viral in nature, causing inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs, which are called alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weak...

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/26/2018 2:15 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.

What is Sundowning and How You Can Help

Posted: 1/12/2018 2:14 PM 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.

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: 10/13/2017 10:54 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.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 9/15/2017 8:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

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