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​Why Elders Should be Playing Golf

Posted: 7/15/2016 5:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

Encourage your loved one to get their golf clubs ready and let them know exactly why they should be playing golf with these health perks.

​How Can Elderly Care Providers Make You a Better Family Caregiver?

Posted: 7/8/2016 7:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Did you know that having senior care providers around can make you a better family caregiver? It's true!

​How to Help a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease Eat Well

Posted: 7/1/2016 6:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

These tips can help your loved one to eat healthier meals more frequently, even if she has Alzheimer's disease.

Celebrating Independence Day with Your Elderly Loved One

Posted: 6/24/2016 3:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Independence Day, the 4th of July, is a big celebration all across the United States. It is a great day to feel proud of our great country, watch firework displays, and spend time with family and friends. If you have an elderly loved one, chances are they will want to get in on the celebrating, as well.

How to Balance Work and Caregiving

Posted: 6/17/2016 2:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

There's more to your life than just being a caregiver, but how can you fit something like a career into your life when you're so busy taking care of your loved one? There are a lot of things you can do that can make this tightrope walk easier on yourself and on those that you love.

Caregiver Challenges: Managing Disaster Preparedness with a Senior with Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 6/9/2016 8:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Disaster preparedness is one of those tasks that you may not have immediately thought of when you first started your caregiver experience with your aging parent.

Homemade Popsicles - A Healthy Summer Treat

Posted: 6/2/2016 8:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

During the hot days of summer, you and your loved one will likely be looking for a cool and refreshing treat. While plain water is a healthy way to stay hydrated, a little flavor and sweetness is often desired.

Elder Care Awareness: Sun Safety Week

Posted: 5/26/2016 9:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

June 5 through 11 is Sun Safety Week. If you have been a caregiver for your aging parent for any length of time, you already know how important it is to keep your parent safe from the potential dangers of the sun, including the risk of sunburn and the possibility of skin cancer that can come as a result of those burns.

Using Technology for Seniors Aging in Place

Posted: 5/20/2016 10:59 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to reports, a whopping 95 percent of people age 75 and older say they want to remain in their homes indefinitely. That’s understandable if you’re the senior

Portion Sizes - What Caregivers Need to Know

Posted: 5/13/2016 8:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the responsibilities of many family caregivers of elderly adults is preparing healthy meals. It is very important for elderly adults to eat a healthy diet as it helps them to have better quality of life, prevents serious illnesses, and helps them to manage chronic medical conditions.

Is Your Elderly Loved One Lonely?

Posted: 5/5/2016 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

It's not very fun to feel lonely all the time, especially for your elderly loved one. Here are some strategies you can employ to help her.

The DASH Diet and What it Can do for Your Senior Loved One

Posted: 4/28/2016 1:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

Unlike other fad diets that promise quick weight loss but are usually not able to be followed for long periods of time, the DASH diet is a diet that is recommended by doctors for its positive effects on high blood pressure and overall health.

How Does Denial About Alzheimer's Disease Affect Your Elderly Loved One?

Posted: 4/21/2016 10:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

Often other family members don't want to believe that your elderly loved one actually has Alzheimer's disease. There are a lot of reasons for this, often leading back to fear of the disease and how it can affect the entire family.

Making Sure Your Parent’s Car is Safe to Drive

Posted: 4/14/2016 7:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many seniors are still driving well into the 70s and 80s, but as the family caregiver for your mom or dad, you should help them make sure their car is in tip-top driving condition. April is Car Care Month. It makes sense that special attention should be placed on cars now. Winter is over and people are getting their cars ready for spring and summer driving, especially as so many people take vac...

Making Outdoor Gardening Easier and More Enjoyable for Seniors

Posted: 4/7/2016 3:22 PM by Interim HealthCare

Gardening has many benefits that go beyond giving gardeners the satisfaction of growing their own fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. As part of an elder care plan, gardening provides many emotional and physical benefits as well.

Sun Protection for Seniors

Posted: 3/31/2016 12:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care in Mount Olympus UT: Getting out of the house is great for boosting mood and energy, exercising, and socializing, but there are always some safety considerations to keep in mind.

April is Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month

Posted: 3/25/2016 7:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

Elder Care in Sandy UT: When we think of Florida produce, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the orange. Sweet and tangy, the orange is a popular fruit to eat to get a generous dose of vitamin C. However, another healthy fruit that is grown in Florida is the tomato.

Home Care Tips: Encouraging Healthy Emotional Expression on Be Mad Day

Posted: 3/18/2016 4:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care in Sandy UT: March 28 is Be Mad Day. Take this day to give yourself permission to acknowledge and express your anger in healthy way.

Senior Care Activities: DIY Gently Exfoliating Mocha Soap

Posted: 3/11/2016 6:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care in Sandy UT: Using a nourishing soap as part of your senior care efforts can be extremely helpful in moisturizing the skin to keep it more comfortable.

Elderly Care Tips: Helping Your Parent Handle COPD

Posted: 3/4/2016 5:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is thought to affect more than 35 million people throughout the United States.

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