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The Dangers of Heat Stroke and Dehydration

Posted: 8/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, it is important to pay attention to risk factors for heat related illness such as Heat Stroke and Dehydration, especially for seniors.

How do I know if Mom (or Dad) Needs help at Home?

Posted: 7/20/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knowing when to ask for help can be difficult for your loved ones. Sometimes it can feel like a sign of weakness to admit that they can no longer do the tasks of everyday living. It is important that families know what to look for; the warning signs that may indicate that it is time to look for a senior care professional. When Appearance Changes…

The Importance of Staying Active after Knee Surgery

Posted: 7/6/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knee surgery can make a huge difference in the treatment osteoarthritis and other issues that affect seniors. With the proper care and a bit physical therapy, seniors can find a whole new lease on life, but many aren’t. A recent study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain because many patients are not taking advanta...

Yoga Can Help With Blood Sugar Management

Posted: 6/25/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Practiced by people in India for centuries, Yoga has been shown to improve circulation, make muscles more sensitive to insulin and maintain blood sugar levels. Additionally, proponents of Yoga say that it helps them to clear their mind and reduce stress.

10 Traits of an Effective Caregiver

Posted: 6/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Effective caregivers share many characteristics, they learn and grow as they become more comfortable with their care giving role and they realize that no one can be perfect all of the time. The following is a list of things that great caregivers have in common.

Why an Independent Living Facility Might Not be the Answer…

Posted: 6/9/2014 3:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

I recently had a disturbing experience; it involved caring for an elderly couple whose family had recently moved them from their home into an Independent Living Facility (ILF). They were generally healthy, but needed some help with some of the activities of daily living, which we were hired to provide at the facility, but could just as easily provide in the couple’s home.

Transitioning From a Hospital Stay to Home Care in Salt Lake City.

Posted: 5/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing.   One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication.

The Little Things That Keep Seniors Feeling Good

Posted: 5/22/2014 3:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

As caretakers, it is vitally important to help our senior loved ones partake in the activities that make them feel good; to give them something they can look forward to on a daily basis. It is easy to dismiss a few hours of hair care as trivial, but consider this…The positive impact of the little things on their sense of well-being is immeasurable (don’t forget how much senior men ...

Eating For Strong Bones - Senior Care Tips

Posted: 5/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Calcium is the cornerstone to good bone health. Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams per day but beginning at age 51 women need 1,200 milligrams every day. The following are some foods you can eat that which contain high amounts of calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong.

“Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart Attack…

Posted: 4/23/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home care professionals, who are highly trained for post discharge care, can monitor the well being of the patient during this risky time period and contact your doctor should the care plan need to be adjusted.

Elder Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms

Posted: 4/12/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

Can Meditation Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 3/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activit...

Can Home Care Reduce Your Risk After a Heart Attack?

Posted: 3/4/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that “Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital.”  The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died. Patients who suffered heart...

Surgical Recovery Tips - How Home Care Can Help

Posted: 2/25/2014 10:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how long you’ll be out of work and the best rehab regimen, among others. If you arm yourself with enough knowledge ahead of the surgery, you’ll be better mentally and physically prepared to deal with th...

Weighing Your Options, Why Choose Home Care?

Posted: 2/25/2014 9:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite care

Posted: 1/9/2014 4:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are few things that can be as stressful as taking care of an elderly loved one, especially when they need constant care. Many caregivers tell us how hard it is to see their parents or grandparents battle an illness and begin to decline. Family members often think that they have to take care of everything by themselves. This can lead to depression and burnout.

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