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National Home Safety

Posted: 9/1/2015 9:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every year over 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits are caused by accidents in the home. The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national American nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries.

Chances are you know someone who has Diabetes

Posted: 8/18/2015 9:43 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!

Senior Care Issues

Posted: 8/4/2015 9:43 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.

The Effects of Stress on Your Health

Posted: 7/21/2015 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Stress affects people of every age and creed. Whether it is caused by your children, money, health or social issues, stress is part of daily life. Nobody likes stress, is your reaction to it causing health issues? A new study shows that how someone reacts to stress can affect his or her health.

Excessive Heat - Danger!

Posted: 7/7/2015 2:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

It may come as a surprise to some that heat is the top weather-related killer in the United States. Heat-related fatalities were first officially tallied in 1986, and since then an average of 137 people each year have lost their lives as a result of excessive heat...

Top tips for helping seniors gain weight

Posted: 6/23/2015 10:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are many different reasons for seniors to be under weight. It could be anything from a sore mouth to drug interactions to inability to prepare food to medical problems. Whatever the reason, there’s usually some way to rectify it. The first step is identifying the cause for being underweight. This can probably be done best by your loved one’s doctor.

Five symptoms that men should never ignore

Posted: 6/9/2015 10:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

The cliche about men not going to the doctor apparently exists for a reason. In 2010 a survey by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that only 57% of men had visited the doctor in the past year.

Six Common Myths About Home Care Services

Posted: 5/26/2015 10:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home care services are considered a godsend to many caregivers who have loved ones requiring help with day to day tasks in the home. However, there are still some who are concerned with the idea of a stranger taking care of their loved one or being in their home. There are several myths regarding home care services.

Three signs that being a caregiver is not right for you

Posted: 5/11/2015 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Being a caregiver is not ideal for everyone, and if you have agreed to take on the role of a home care provider for a loved one, you may be experiencing a significant level of stress in your life. Not everyone is going to find that being a caregiver is right for them, and if you find that you’re not suited for this type of work, the sooner that you address this situation, the sooner you’ll be a...

Elderly Care in the Cyber Age

Posted: 3/27/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Thanks to technology advances, there have been a lot of changes within the health care industry, and elderly care providers have a great number of tools that are available to them now to provide the best elderly care possible that weren't available just a few short years ago. It's also important, even though the medical advances are beneficial, to realize that the cyber age has also created a n...

Five Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted: 3/12/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Getting a good sleep at night isn't just a luxury; it's an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you've been kept up at night with stress or worry, you've probably been searching for an answer to relax and cope with your situation. Being a caregiver isn't easy even for the best of us.

Hospitals are trying to move patients out of their care more rapidly today than ever before

Posted: 2/27/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Even before the Affordable Care Act (more commonly referred to as Obamacare) was passed in 2010, hospitals were pushing to have certain patients moved out of their beds and into either nursing homes or home care to fully recover. Now, with this new law, the federal government is imposing penalties to hospitals that don't focus on this aspect of cost savings, and improved care.

Taking care of an elderly individual

Posted: 2/11/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Taking care of an elderly individual, whether it's a family member or someone else, will usually take a lot out of you. Stopping by their house, making sure that they have everything they need, helping them into and out of the shower, and so on can be taxing to even the strongest, healthiest individual. When you need to take a break (or a time out) from elder care, especially when you're caring...

Social Seniors - The Importance of Friendship

Posted: 1/24/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Studies have shown that there is an important link between social interaction and the health of senior individuals. Although socialization is important for everybody - regardless of their age -seniors are more susceptible to the dangers caused by isolation. Seniors have spent a majority of their lives in the company of others, from raising families to working. Once retirement sets in, and child...

Lowering Cholesterol With Lifestyle Choices

Posted: 1/7/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare, one of our goals is for you or your loved one to have the best quality of life possible. Aging brings about many changes, one of which can be a rise in cholesterol. Part of your own at home health care efforts can focus on lowering your cholesterol through simple lifestyle changes. Even if you are taking medication for high cholesterol, you can boost the effectiveness of ...

Making a Difference to Seniors over the Holidays

Posted: 12/19/2014 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 are a few ways...

Must Have Balance…Tai Chi Has Benefits for Seniors

Posted: 12/7/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When we talk about martial arts, the picture that comes to mind is a fast moving fight sequence with Bruce Lee or Steven Segal. There is one discipline, however, that does not meet the stereotype and can have incredible benefits for seniors.

Can Treating Lower Back Pain Reduce the Effects of Depression and Raise Self Esteem?

Posted: 11/16/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states that depression and chronic lower back pain both occur in roughly 25 percent of seniors. In their study called "ADAPT" which stands for Addressing Depression and Pain Together, they were successful when they coupled pain management medications with antidepressants. Participants reported a higher quality of life, feeling better about themselves ...

November is National Home Care Month

Posted: 11/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were foretasted to be $104.2 billion.

Seniors & Flu Season

Posted: 10/21/2014 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...

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