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Home Health Services in Ridgewood: What We Do and How We Help

Posted: 5/9/2019 3:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Receiving in-home care can be beneficial to seniors who are recovering from an illness or operation, or those who need assistance living alone. At Interim HealthCare of Ridgewood, our trained staff can provide comprehensive care to your loved one in their home. Our home health services in Ridgewood, NJ are designed to help seniors thrive as they age.

Thoughtful gifts

Posted: 11/7/2018 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

What do you get the person who has everything? A thoughtful gift! Our loved ones appreciate simple gifts of the heart. Here is a list of thoughtful ideas:

Make ahead meals and comfort food

Posted: 10/28/2018 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Make ahead meals can be broken down and packaged into portion sized packages to help our aging loved ones to have healthy, easy to prepare options. It also gives us piece of mind knowing that there are easy to prepare meals that are wholesome, familiar and nutritious.

Comfort Food and Recipes

Posted: 10/24/2018 1:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Easy make ahead meals to help you navigate caring for loved ones suffering with compromised senses such as taste and smell. These family recipes can be prepared and broken down into individual portions that can be heated when needed.

10 Childrens Books for Kids of Alzheimers Caregivers

Posted: 10/23/2018 5:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caregivers balancing home life with children and caring for someone with Alzheimers is a daily struggle. Here are 10 children's books to help navigate daily life and the changes that occur.

Autumn Home Preparation

Posted: 10/2/2018 1:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Keeping our aging clients safe and comfortable in their own home is our ultimate goal. With the change of seasons, it is a good time to inspect and prepare homes for the upcoming weather.

Communication in a multigeneration

Posted: 7/28/2018 10:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

The way we communicate today is unfamiliar and sometimes intimidating to many who are not experienced with technology

Same Day Surgery and Beyond

Posted: 7/18/2018 10:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Some seniors experience medical conditions that may require surgery. Today, most simple procedures are done in a same day surgery center, sending individuals home to recuperate. In truth, because of this, many people, including aging seniors, hold off on much needed surgeries because of the rehabilitation and healing time at home. Let’s be honest, there is no place better to recover than in...

Scams and Spam

Posted: 6/29/2018 10:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Aging seniors often fall victim to the latest spam, scams and tricks. This guide explores the ins and outs of the latest trending scams. Go over this with your loved ones.

Vacation or Stay-Cation

Posted: 6/15/2018 9:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Families struggle with the decision to bring aging parents on vacation. They often forget to consider either bringing a caregiver along to help manage their time and efforts to ensure everyone has a great vacation or consider having someone come to the home to stay and care for their elderly or disabled parent.

Weddings and Graduation with Aging parents

Posted: 6/1/2018 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Attending these events can be exciting and stressful because of concerns with how to be attentive to the needs of an aging parent and enjoying the moment during the event. How do manage all the details? What you might not realize, is we can do this in addition to at home care.

Seniors and Osteoporosis: Warning Signs

Posted: 12/22/2016 11:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

As we age we lose bone mass, which could lead to osteoporosis without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, many seniors do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fall and break a bone.

Safe Toys and Gift Month Part 2

Posted: 12/20/2016 11:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

Gifts of sports equipment should always be accompanied by protective gear (give a helmet with the skateboard) Think protection from injury while having fun! Also, keep in mind that new sports often have a learning curve that may require adult supervision at first.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month Part 1

Posted: 12/15/2016 11:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

As we kick off the holiday season, we all want to show how much we care by giving the perfect gift to each of our loved ones. Parents want to give the hottest, most talked about toy at school or on TV. It is easy to be caught up in the spirit of the season, and purchase gifts without reading the fine print, considering the age of the recipient, or the appropriateness of the item.

Life Extension

Posted: 12/8/2016 11:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

How long do you want to live? What if science created a treatment that could help you live longer and healthier? It's not science-fiction, and it may be available sooner than you think. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the Scripps Institute, and other institutions have created a new class of drugs to slow the aging process in mice. These drugs, known as senolytics, not only added lifespan, bu...

Coping with Holidays as a Home Caregiver

Posted: 12/6/2016 9:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

​​We all know that the Holidays can be a very stressful time just in living an ordinary family life. There is much confusion with the hustle and bustle of preparing for extra company, fixing special meals and playing host while also trying to enjoy the experience ourselves. For the caregiver, this time can add a completely new set of stresses to an already stressful situation.

Elder Care After a Heart Attack

Posted: 11/24/2016 11:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

A heart attack can be one of those things that as an adult child you think will never happen to your loved one. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand the risk of this type of urgent medical situation occurring in your elder care journey with your senior and to be prepared for how you are going to handle not just the attack as it is happening, but the care that you offer ...

4 Big Ways that Eating Slowly Can Help Your Elderly Loved One

Posted: 11/20/2016 11:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.

How we lose weight

Posted: 10/27/2016 10:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less. Following a weight-loss program that helps you to become more physically active and decrease the amount of calories that you eat is most likely to le...

How to Care for a Senior with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted: 10/13/2016 10:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them.

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