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How do I know if Mom (or Dad) Needs help at Home?

Posted: 10/3/2014 10:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knowing when to ask for help can be difficult for your loved ones. Sometimes it can feel like a sign of weakness to admit that they can no longer do the tasks of everyday living. It is important that families know what to look for; the warning signs that may indicate that it is time to look for a senior care professional.

Senior Care – Tips for Improving Dental Health

Posted: 9/25/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a person reaches their senior years, taking care of their aging teeth may become a daily challenge. Many older adults experience the loss of their natural teeth simply for the reason that they had lost the ability to take care of them properly.

Elder Care: 5 Therapeutic Activities Your Loved One Can Enjoy!

Posted: 9/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Making sure that your elderly loved one stays active, even in their later years, is the best way for them to maintain their health. Rather than sitting around alone all day long, exercise ensures that your loved one is getting out of the house, meeting new people, and keeping their body and minds as sharp as possible. Here are 5 activities that your elderly loved one will enjoy that will also k...

Could you save the life of someone choking?

Posted: 8/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Invented in 1974 with a team of Hospital researchers, Dr. Henry Heimlich claims the procedure and its abdominal thrusts -- into the stomach above the navel and up against the diaphragm to force air from the lungs and remove obstructions -- have saved the lives of 100,000 potential choking victims.

Considering Hospice Care

Posted: 8/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many family caregivers struggle with when to begin talking about hospice care for their loved one. But should it be introduced even sooner? A new study conducted at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, in Providence, R.I., has found that caregivers may be waiting too late. The research found that during the last month of a person's life almost one in three spent some time in the int...

Caring for Our Veterans

Posted: 7/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, more than half of U.S. veterans are 60 or older. Around 45 percent are 65 and older, numbers which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) believe will continue until 2035.

Caregiver Stress is Real- Home Care Can Help

Posted: 7/15/2014 9:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most people step into the role of a family caregiver without thinking about how hard it could be, or that they could end up creating more problems with their relationships, both with the person they are caring for and the other people around them.

“Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart Attack…

Posted: 6/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that "Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital." The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died. Patients who suffered heart attacks had a 50....

Meditation - Improve Your Health & Well being

Posted: 6/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study's leader also thinks this daily activity may prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Surgical Recovery Tips - How Home Care Can Help

Posted: 5/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you arm yourself with enough knowledge ahead of the surgery, you'll be better mentally and physically prepared to deal with the recovery afterwards. Another important question to ask is whether to consider temporary in-home care

Home Care Tips – Regular Exercise Could Improve Your Memory

Posted: 5/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age.

10 Traits of an Effective Caregiver

Posted: 4/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While being a caregiver for a loved one comes with a multitude of responsibilities, worries and frustrations, the rewards of improving the quality of their life can bring happiness and satisfaction as well.

Yoga Can Help With Blood Sugar Management

Posted: 4/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Practiced by people in India for centuries, Yoga has been shown to improve circulation, make muscles more sensitive to insulin and maintain blood sugar levels. Additionally, proponents of Yoga say that it helps them to clear their mind and reduce stress.

Why Choose Home Care? Weighing Your Options

Posted: 3/10/2014 11:28 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, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

Energize Your Day - Four Healty Breakfast Ideas

Posted: 3/10/2014 11:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

We've all heard the expression "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". According to nutritionists worldwide, starting your day with a healthy, balanced meal boosts your metabolism, maintains your energy level throughout the day and reduces cravings for those "not so good for us" snacks. Research has shown that breakfast foods that are higher in sugar and carbs will cause you to be hu...

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