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Could Home Care Keep Your Parent from Getting Hypothermia?

Posted: 1/26/2018 6:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Older adults are more susceptible to hypothermia because of age-related changes. So, during these winter months, its especially important that we pay a little closer attention to the seniors in our lives.

How Can You Tell Other Family Members about a Scary Diagnosis?

Posted: 1/19/2018 4:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Learning that your senior has been given a scary diagnosis is frightening enough for you as her caregiver. But how can you tell other family members? The trick is to stick with a process that focuses on educating other family members.

​What is Vertigo?

Posted: 1/12/2018 5:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to ENTToday, as many as 70 percent of adults over the age of 65 experience vertigo from time to time. Vertigo can be especially serious for older adults as it may cause them to fall and injure themselves.

​How Can You Start Your Day as a Caregiver without Feeling Behind?

Posted: 1/5/2018 6:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

All too often, family caregivers feel behind even before their feet hit the floor in the morning. If that describes you, then some of these tips might help you to feel more ready to face each day.

​Keeping a Senior with Dementia Safe During the Night

Posted: 12/29/2017 2:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Problems sleeping is a common problem in people with dementia. Unfortunately, it’s not just a problem for those with dementia, it’s also a difficult behavior for caregivers to deal with.

When Should Your Aging Adult Consider a Professional Driving Evaluation?

Posted: 12/22/2017 4:59 PM by Interim HealthCare

There may be certain times in your elderly family member's driving life when an evaluation from a professional driving expert can put both her and your worries to the rest. Here are just a few of the situations in which this might be a good idea.

Three Ways to Keep the Heat in Your Parents' Home When They Struggle With Home Upkeep

Posted: 12/12/2017 5:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

Heating season is on its way. When money's tight, which is common on a fixed retirement income, keeping bills low is essential.

​What Questions Should Your Elderly Family Member Ask Her Doctor Before Starting to Exercise?

Posted: 12/8/2017 4:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

When your aging family member talks to her doctor about exercise, it helps to have some specific questions in mind. This can help your senior and you get the answers you need to put together a solid plan.

​Help Seniors Stay Close to Best Friends

Posted: 12/1/2017 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Just because your elderly parent is growing older doesn’t mean that they don’t enjoy spending time with their friends. Many friendships between seniors have lasted for decades as they’ve weathered the ups and downs of life together.

Carbs 101 for Diabetes Caregivers

Posted: 11/24/2017 3:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver for someone with diabetes, you’ve probably been told that it’s important to pay attention to the carbohydrates that they eat. But, if you’re new to being a diabetes caregiver or new to carb counting, understanding carbohydrates can be confusing.

​What Do You Do When it's Time to Talk to an Aging Adult about Not Driving?

Posted: 11/17/2017 4:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Talking to a senior about giving up driving for good is not an easy discussion. If you have a plan in mind from the start, you can make the conversation go much easier.

​The Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease That You Should Know

Posted: 11/10/2017 5:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

When many people think about Alzheimer’s disease, they automatically think of very elderly adults who have no awareness of the world around them or have forgotten everything about their lives. While these are hallmarks are the latest stages of the disease, as a family caregiver it is important to note that this is not how the disease begins.

​What Questions Should Your Elderly Family Member Ask Her Doctor Before Starting to Exercise?

Posted: 11/3/2017 3:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

When your aging family member talks to her doctor about exercise, it helps to have some specific questions in mind. This can help your senior and you get the answers you need to put together a solid plan.

​Planning Activities for People with Dementia

Posted: 10/27/2017 3:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

Quality of life depends greatly on being able to do things that bring us joy. The same is true for people with dementia.

​Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia

Posted: 10/20/2017 3:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

Fibromyalgia is a disease that can make it hard to get through the day. The pain, cognitive problems, and fatigue associated with the disease are challenging, to say the least.

What Types of Companionship Can Elder Care Providers Offer?

Posted: 10/13/2017 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

The idea of being a companion for an older adult can cover quite a bit of ground. Here are just a few of the ways that elder care providers can be companions for your senior.

Heart Health - Three Things to Ask Your Dad's Doctor

Posted: 10/6/2017 10:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association states that more than 42 million senior men and women have some form of cardiovascular disease.

​How Can You Help Your Aging Adult Be More Open with Others about Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 9/29/2017 5:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

Some aging adults who have Alzheimer's disease feel uncomfortable with other people knowing about the diagnosis. Even if your elderly family member is only in the beginning stages, she may be extremely concerned about what other people think.

​How Can You Talk to Your Aging Adult about End-of-life Issues?

Posted: 9/22/2017 3:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

Talking about death and other end-of-life issues isn't naturally easy for most people. Even if you've been a caregiver for a long time, you might have trouble coming up with the best way to address this topic with your loved one.

​What Can You Do if You Suspect Your Elderly Loved One Isn't a Safe Driver Anymore?

Posted: 9/19/2017 1:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

It's one thing to suspect that your elderly loved one shouldn't be driving anymore. It's entirely another to start to take action on that suspicion. Where do you begin?

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