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​Six Chronic Health Conditions Seniors Have and How to Identify the Signs

Posted: 1/11/2019 6:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

Health statistics find that a large number of senior citizens have one chronic health condition. That's alarming. What's more frightening is that many have two or more.

​What Should You Bring to Care for Your Senior During Holiday Visits with Family

Posted: 12/21/2018 3:57 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you are heading out to visit with family during the holiday season and bringing your elderly loved one along it, it is important to remember your caregiver responsibilities and make sure you have everything with you to give your parents the consistent and reliable care they need while visiting.

Helpful Tips for Managing Cholesterol Levels

Posted: 12/7/2018 4:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your older family member has high cholesterol, their chances of developing heart disease is increased. Their doctor may have prescribed medications to help bring their cholesterol levels back under control.

​Can the Wrong Shoes Cause a Fall?

Posted: 11/20/2018 4:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

77-year-old Eleanor was out for a walk when she suffered a nasty fall. Fortunately, she didn’t break any bones, but she did have some painful bruises and scrapes.

Is Your Aging Parent at Risk for Cataracts?

Posted: 11/9/2018 1:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

Low vision is one of the most common issues of older adulthood. Many seniors struggle with changes to their vision, and recognize diminished ability to see clearly and effectively as they get older.

​Four Quick Fixes for Bathroom Safety

Posted: 10/19/2018 3:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

Bathroom safety is an urgent issue for aging adults. Here are some of the fastest fixes for immediate results.

How Home Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes Complications

Posted: 10/5/2018 4:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Managing diabetes involves testing blood sugar, eating according to a specialized meal plan, and taking medications. For some older adults, all of that can be too difficult to manage on their own.

​Why Autumn Outings are Good for Seniors

Posted: 9/21/2018 4:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Autumn is a particularly good time of year for family caregivers to plan outings for aging loved ones because of the moderate temperatures and variety of events and activities.

​How Will Your Parent Progress Through Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 9/7/2018 3:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

The moment you hear your aging loved one is living with Alzheimer's disease is life-changing. Suddenly everything that you thought about their future has to be reevaluated, and the plans you've made for them may need to change.

Four Relaxing Hobbies for Your Mom to Engage In With You

Posted: 8/17/2018 5:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

You're looking for ways to connect with your mom. You spend time together each week, but it usually involves going out or watching TV. You want to try something else. Here are some ideas.

Can Your Parent's Doctor Help Reduce Their Fall Risk?

Posted: 8/10/2018 6:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Fall risk is very serious for aging adults. Each year throughout the United States millions of adults over the age of 64 suffer falls.

​What Kinds of Technology Can Help You Parent Feel More Independent?

Posted: 8/3/2018 3:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

As their family caregiver, you can make a tremendous difference in your parent's life by helping them maintain more independence in their daily life. One way you can do this is through technology.

​Five Tips for Coping When Your Senior Moves In

Posted: 7/27/2018 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

You and your senior might both have mixed feelings about her moving in with you. These tips can help.

​The Six Biggest Choking Risk Factors Your Senior Faces

Posted: 7/17/2018 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Choking is terrifying, but knowing the biggest risk factors for choking while eating can help your senior avoid this problem.

The One Reason So Many Family Caregivers Suffer from Tremendous Stress

Posted: 7/12/2018 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

For the estimated 44 million men and women who are family caregivers, stress and anxiety are part of their daily lives.

​Can High-Fat Foods Be Healthy?

Posted: 7/6/2018 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many people are confused about whether a healthy diet includes fats, which kinds of fats are okay, and whether there are fatty foods that are healthy.

What Does Validation Do for Your Aging Adult?

Posted: 6/29/2018 5:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Validation can be a difficult technique to grasp at first, but it can help you and your elderly family member.

Five Ways to Start Elder Care When Your Senior Resists

Posted: 6/21/2018 4:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many aging adults aren't wild about having elder care providers around. These ideas can help.

​How Might Your Senior's Fall Risk Increase During the Summer Months?

Posted: 6/15/2018 4:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the summer months come around, now is the time to evaluate how this season may change fall risk, and adjust your care routine to address these issues.

​Can You Make Grocery Shopping Less of a Chore for Your Aging Adult?

Posted: 6/8/2018 3:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Grocery shopping can be a huge chore for both you and your aging adult.

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