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Caring For Caregivers - Communicating Constructively

Posted: 12/12/2015 2:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being able to communicate constructively is one of a caregiver's most important tools. When you communicate in ways that are clear, assertive and constructive, you will be heard and get the help and support you need. Here are some basic guidelines for good communication.

Holidays Can be Tough on Caregivers

Posted: 12/10/2015 3:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today's world families are far flung across the nation, living some distance from one another. They keep in touch by phone or email and may see one another only at the holidays. As caregiver to a loved one, you may have explained or written about your patient’s illness to out of town family, but the message may not have come through as it will during a holiday visit.

Caring For Caregivers: Reducing Personal Stress

Posted: 12/8/2015 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

How we perceive and respond to an event is a significant factor in how we adjust and cope with it. The stress you feel is not only the result of your caregiving situation but also the result of your perception of it—whether you see the glass as half-full or half-empty. It is important to remember that you are not alone in your experiences.

When to Break up with Your Doctor

Posted: 11/24/2015 10:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone says that Healthcare is reforming. Being an aging senior with chronic conditions, you might spend fair amount of time in the doctor’s office or in contact with her staff.

Home Care Nurses are a Great Source for Diabetes Education

Posted: 11/10/2015 2:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care Nursing is a reliable source of Diabetes education that can be delivered in a series of visits over time. This is much preferred to trying to learn a large amount of new information in a single office visit where you may be feeling rushed or emotionally stressed.

Most Common Senior Health Issues Part 2

Posted: 10/27/2015 2:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Osteoporosis can contribute to becoming less mobile and potentially disabled should you fall and have a fracture.

Most Common Senior Health Issues: Part 1

Posted: 10/13/2015 4:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes vigilance and careful management of chronic conditions to stay healthy.

Senior Care Issues

Posted: 9/28/2015 8:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average.

Chances are you know someone who has Diabetes

Posted: 9/14/2015 7:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

The CDC estimates that 21 million people in the US have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and another 8.1 million do not know that they have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population!

Top Reasons for Choosing Home Care

Posted: 8/14/2015 11:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care.The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally...

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