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Senior Care in Salem: Recognizing Caregiver Burn Out and When to Get Help

Posted: 6/17/2019 2:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caregiving for your loved one day in and day out is a rewarding and selfless act. However, it's often exhausting and comes with plenty of stressors that can cause caregiver burn out. Caregiver burn out is a state of exhaustion caused by these stressors. Our senior care in Salem, OR can help you give you the support or break you need.

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

Posted: 4/29/2019 4:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Receiving in-home care can be ideal for seniors recovering from a hospital stay and can allow them to get the care they need in the comfort of their own home. Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Salem Office provides comprehensive care with our home health services in the Salem, OR area.

Hospice Support Services in Salem: Helping Your Family with Compassionate Care

Posted: 3/6/2019 9:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

When a loved one is facing the end of life, it's a stressful and emotional time for the entire family. At Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Salem Office, we understand how difficult this time is. It can be hard to balance your personal commitments with the care needs of your loved one. Our hospice support services provide families throughout the Salem area with a wide range of supportive care.

Home Health Care in Salem: How We Can Help After Surgery

Posted: 1/15/2019 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you or someone you love has to undergo an operation, you've probably been given a general time frame for recovery. Even if you expect to be back on your feet in a matter of days, it's always a good idea to have a home health care plan to make sure you have the support you need as you recuperate. At Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Salem Office, we offer exactly that with our home health care s...

Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers

Posted: 2/18/2018 9:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity with Home Care Services

Posted: 2/9/2018 9:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Helping a senior loved one maintain their dignity as they age may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is very important to address because it can be a dangerous downward spiral if ignored.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/30/2018 10:02 AM 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.

Most Common Illnesses Effecting Seniors

Posted: 1/22/2018 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our senior loved ones continue to age, the risk for illness and development of diseases increase. There are many factors that add to these risks including poor diet, un-healthy habits, lack of exercise, and use of harmful substances. As a caregiver it is important to be vigilant and help your loved ones make good lifestyle choices and avoiding the 4 most common illness among seniors.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 12/22/2017 1:21 PM 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.

How to Prevent Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Posted: 12/8/2017 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hip fractures are extremely common among adults over the age of 60. In fact, nine out of 10 people over the age of 60 experience this type of injury.

What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Poisoning?

Posted: 11/24/2017 9:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year throughout the United States approximately 4 percent of the injuries suffered by adults aged 65 or older are caused by unintentional poisoning. This is a very serious risk that causes more injuries and deaths than fires.

7 Ways to Help an Elderly Parent with Sundowners Syndrome Sleep Better

Posted: 11/10/2017 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowners syndrome is just one of many sleep problems older adults go through in their life. Approximately 40 million Americans are impacted by long-term, chronic sleep disorders.

How Elder Care Can Make Sensitive Bathing Tasks Less Stressful

Posted: 10/27/2017 4:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver you already know that this role is about helping your elderly parent manage their specific needs, challenges, and limitations in a way that is respectful, supportive, and nurturing. Some of these task, however, are much more challenging than others. These are not only difficult for your elderly loved one, but they might be for you as well. When this happens, it can put a s...

Helping an Elderly Loved One Improve Their Fine Motor Skills

Posted: 10/13/2017 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Has your elderly parent suffered from a stroke or other health condition that has made it too difficult to control their hand movements or other body parts? Fortunately, there are some activities that can help strengthen their fine motor skills, making it easier for them to control their movements. By participating in a number of rehabilitation exercises, the senior can rewire the brain as a wa...

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 9/15/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 9/1/2017 2:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 8/18/2017 2:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 8/4/2017 1:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

Handling the heat

Posted: 7/21/2017 12:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 7/7/2017 11:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

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