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​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.

​Is Your Parent at Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 6/1/2018 4:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being an effective family caregiver means doing everything you can to understand the risks your senior faces as they age in place. One of the most pressing of these risks is Alzheimer's disease.

Is Your Senior at Particular Risk for a Recreational Water Illness?

Posted: 5/25/2018 3:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Also referred to as RWIs, recreational water illnesses are caused by germs or chemicals in water. these can lead to a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses, including diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory infections, eye infections, ear infections, rashes, and irritation to the lungs and eyes.

Getting Your Parent Started on a Gluten-Free Diet

Posted: 5/18/2018 4:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

The only form of treatment available to the approximately three million people throughout the United States who are currently living with Celiac Disease is a gluten-free diet.

Coping with Asthma Symptoms at Home

Posted: 5/11/2018 4:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Asthma is a chronic condition that makes passages in the lungs narrow, making it difficult to breathe. It can also cause wheezing and coughing.

​The Interim Team is walking and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association

Posted: 5/8/2018 3:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Interim Team is walking and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Please join our team!

​How Can You Talk to Your Senior about Using Mobility Assistance?

Posted: 5/4/2018 3:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

When it's difficult for your senior to get around, it might be time to talk about mobility assistance. But that can be a tricky conversation.

Coping with Caregiver Guilt When Caring for a Senior with a Brain Injury

Posted: 4/27/2018 3:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult brings with it a variety of emotions, particularly when they are dealing with something challenging such as a traumatic brain injury.

What Can You Do as a Caregiver in the Moderate Stage of Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 4/20/2018 3:31 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with Alzheimer's disease, the amount of care and support that you give them throughout the progression will be critical.

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Posted: 4/13/2018 9:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to learn more about distracted driving, identify whether you maybe driving distractedly, and to find out what you can do to improve your driving.

Family Caregiver’s Guide to Washing Hair

Posted: 4/6/2018 3:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

As seniors grow more dependent on family caregivers for their daily living needs, they may feel nervous, embarrassed or irritated. Some tasks like washing and bathing may become a battleground between family caregivers and their aging relatives.

How Prevalent is Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 3/30/2018 3:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

Awareness is one of the most important tools that you will ever use as a family caregiver. Being aware of challenges, risk factors, and other issues that your parent might face is essential for preparing you to give the the care that they need as they age in place.

​Tips for Helping a Senior with a Brain Injury Cope with Fear or Anxiety

Posted: 3/23/2018 4:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

TBI can lead to many emotions, but one that can be very difficult to cope with is fear. Your parent may experience tremendous anxiety about their injury, the limitations that it has caused, and their ability to move forward in their life.

​Asthma Makes Daily Living Tough - Four Things You Can Do to Help

Posted: 3/16/2018 4:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

More than 2 million men and women over the age of 64 have asthma. One thing differs between elderly asthma patients and younger ones. Senior citizens with asthma often have a harder time handling the symptoms, even when it's mild.

Are You Too Wrapped up in Caregiving?

Posted: 3/9/2018 4:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many caregivers would be shocked to find that they can actually be too involved in caregiving. Worried that might describe you?

Can You Keep Your Senior from Losing Her Vision?

Posted: 3/2/2018 4:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Some eye problems and vision trouble are inevitable. But there is quite a bit that you can still do to help protect your elderly family member's vision.

Five Mobility Aids To Consider For Your Disabled Parent

Posted: 2/23/2018 3:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

It's never easy to see a parent's abilities declining. Whether a stroke, arthritis, or other health condition is impacting your parent's mobility, your goal needs to be making sure they are safe at home.

​Tips for Stopping Contractor Scams Before They Start

Posted: 2/16/2018 4:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

A recent story from Australia hit the news and brought awareness to contract scams that target the elderly. It's important to discuss these scams with your parents. Stop these scams before they start.

Opting Out of Family Caregiving Doesn't Mean You Don't Care

Posted: 2/9/2018 4:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

You love your parents. You want the very best for them. You know yourself and your comfort levels. You know that caring for your aging parents isn't something you can handle emotionally or physically. Does that make you a bad person?

5 Signs Your Aging Parent Needs an Elder Care Aide

Posted: 2/2/2018 4:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

When an aging adult can no longer complete some of the basic tasks of daily living or it becomes every dangerous for them to do so, it is time for an elder care assistant.

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