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​Does Medicare Cover Cancer Screenings?

Posted: 7/5/2019 2:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the ways to increase the success rates of cancer treatments is to detect cancer in its early stages. To do that, experts recommend having cancer screenings.

​Four Tips for Dealing with the Emotions of COPD

Posted: 6/21/2019 4:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

COPD is a physical ailment, but it brings up a great many emotions for people who have this disease.

​Signs of Poor Circulation in Older Adults

Posted: 6/5/2019 1:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

The circulatory system is responsible for moving blood throughout the body to supply oxygen to organs and tissues. Sometimes, an older adult’s circulatory system doesn’t work as well as it should, which can lead to serious problems.

​Safety Tips for After a Stroke

Posted: 5/24/2019 4:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Having a stroke changes a lot of things. One area of your aging relative’s life that can be significantly impacted is their safety.

​6 Tools that Make Gardening Easier for Seniors

Posted: 5/10/2019 5:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

Gardening is a great pastime for seniors to engage in. Not only is it a good form of exercise, it also has been linked with health benefits like a decreased risk of dementia. It also boosts mood and helps prevent loneliness.

What Makes Seniors with Alzheimer’s Aggressive?

Posted: 4/19/2019 4:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the behaviors that many family caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s disease find most difficult to deal with is aggressiveness.

How to Help Your Senior Come Home from the Hospital

Posted: 4/5/2019 10:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

When your elderly family member is ready to come home from the hospital, you need to be prepared.

​How Seniors Can Benefit from Crafting

Posted: 3/22/2019 4:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your aging relative is spending far too much time sitting around doing nothing, you may want to consider introducing them to crafting.

Your Mom's Always Cold. How Can She Stay Warm Without Doubling a Heating Bill?

Posted: 3/5/2019 7:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

In cold weather, higher heat settings can drive up heating bills. Your mom can't afford extra expenses, but she cannot risk her health and safety either. How do you keep her warm?

​Are You Downplaying Your Stress?

Posted: 2/22/2019 4:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you’re downplaying your stress that gives you another way to ignore it. But it doesn’t go away.

How to Better Help a Senior with Arthritis

Posted: 2/5/2019 4:22 PM by Interim HealthCare

Arthritis can take a serious toll on your senior and on her quality of life. You can make a big difference as her caregiver.

​Can You Make Desserts Healthy When Your Mom Only Wants Sweets?

Posted: 1/25/2019 5:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your senior parent is craving sweets and won't eat a healthy dinner, there are ways to make sure she's getting some nutrition.

​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.

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