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​Surprising Ways for Caregivers to Get More Sleep

Posted: 11/21/2019 3:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

When a caregiver is asked how they are feeling, they may respond, “Fine” or “Good.” If they were to tell the truth, a number of them would likely say, “Tired!”

​4 Ways for Seniors to Stay Connected in Their Community

Posted: 11/8/2019 5:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Here are 4 ways an elderly care provider can help your aging relative to continue being involved in their community.

​How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Senior

Posted: 10/25/2019 5:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

When your senior or loved one gets injured or experiences a prolonged illness, doctors will often recommend physical therapy, which can restore and increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, and coordination.

When Caregiving Feels Overwhelming, Take These Steps

Posted: 10/11/2019 4:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you start to feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath and start looking for where you can take action.

​Coping with a Diagnosis of Dementia

Posted: 9/20/2019 4:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dementia is an overall term that is used to describe a grouping of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other cognitive thinking skills that is also severe enough to cause a reduction in a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

​5 Hacks to Make Being a Caregiver Easier

Posted: 9/5/2019 1:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver, you no doubt come across challenges that sometimes stump you. Or, you may just want to know how to make certain common tasks go more quickly so that you can perhaps have a few moments to yourself.

Is It Really a Scam?

Posted: 8/23/2019 3:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

Every day, older men and women on certain Medicare plans get calls saying they need to arrange their home visit. The number that calls doesn't seem to be familiar.

Four Risks of Skipping Dental Care After the Age of 65

Posted: 8/9/2019 2:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Skipping dental visits at any age is not advised. After the age of 65, it's critical that your parents see their dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams.

​Why is Reminiscing Important for Seniors with Dementia?

Posted: 7/18/2019 10:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

Reminiscing is spending time talking about things that happened in the past. When older adults reminisce, they share stories from their younger days, allowing them to pass on their memories to others.

​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.

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