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How Do You Handle a Caregiver Arrangement You Do Not Want?

Posted: 9/18/2017 11:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most people would want to believe that those who take on the role of being a family caregiver for their aging parent do so out of love and a desire to care for them. This, however, is not always the case.

​What Does an Eye Exam for Seniors Entail?

Posted: 8/25/2017 4:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

Here is a short list of some age-related eye diseases and conditions that can affect overall health of elderly loved ones.

​What Does Your Loved One Need to Know about Her First Hearing Aid?

Posted: 8/18/2017 4:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Getting a hearing aid is a big step for your elderly loved one. This is especially the case if your loved one has resisted getting one for a long time.

Tips for Protecting Your Elderly Loved One from Fraud

Posted: 8/11/2017 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

It is an unfortunate reality that fraud against seniors is not only common, but extremely big business among criminals. Use these tips to help protect your elderly loved one from fraud.

​How Can I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Elderly Loved One?

Posted: 8/4/2017 3:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Across the country, family caregivers are assisting elderly loved ones that are non-verbal. There are a number of illnesses and conditions that can leave seniors without the ability to speak, such as Parkinson’s disease, ALS, strokes and problems with the jaw or throat.

​Making Your Bathrooms More Accessible for Your Loved One

Posted: 7/27/2017 1:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Making sure that your home is accessible is critical to keeping your senior safe in your home. One of the most important rooms that you should address before your parent transitions in is the bathroom.

​What Can You Do to Prepare Your Parent Before a Cancer Screening?

Posted: 7/18/2017 11:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year throughout the world nearly 13 million people are diagnosed with cancer and nearly 8 million die from the disease. This is a startling statistic and one that illustrates the importance of proactive action when it comes to your parent’s health and well-being.

​Is Cognitive Functioning Decline the Only Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted: 7/14/2017 11:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that many people have specific perceptions about. One common misconception that people have about Alzheimer’s disease is that the only symptoms of the condition relate to cognitive functioning decline.

​What Can You Do Right Now about Your Loved One's Problems with Dry Mouth?

Posted: 7/7/2017 5:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dry mouth can be a significant issue for your elderly loved one. There may be some steps you can take in the long run, but what can you do for her right now?

​Need Some Ways to Track a Parent With Dementia? Here Are Five of the Best

Posted: 6/30/2017 4:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

Not every senior with Alzheimer's will wander, but it could happen. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 6 out of 10 people with Alzheimer's will wander. If you're worried about your mom and dad getting lost, ease your mind using one of these five devices or services.

​When Do You Need to Talk to Your Loved One about Driving?

Posted: 6/23/2017 3:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Talking to your loved one about driving feels like a massive conversation. You might feel so nervous about it, in fact, that you put it off longer than you should. Here are some ideas about when and how to have this essential conversation with your loved one.

​What Can You Look for to Determine if Your Loved One Might Be Grieving?

Posted: 6/16/2017 4:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Your elderly loved one might be grieving a loss of someone she loves or simply the life that she used to have. Regardless of the cause, you might not realize at first that your loved one is having trouble with her grief.

​Father’s Day is June 18: Ideas for Celebrating the Day with Dad

Posted: 6/9/2017 4:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

The United States is home to more than 70 million fathers, and you’re lucky enough to be the child of one of them! Father’s Day is on June 18th this year, so the time to celebrate your dad is coming up fast.

How Can I Prevent My Mom From Wandering at Night?

Posted: 6/2/2017 4:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your mom has dementia, it's very likely that she'll reach a point where she starts to wander. When you're home and awake, you'll likely notice before she gets far. If you're at work or asleep, however, wandering can pose a true risk to her safety.

​How Can You Determine What Types of Research Is Useful to You as a Caregiver?

Posted: 5/26/2017 3:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

There's a lot of research out there for you to read, but some of it is better than others. How can you weed through and find the information that you need as a family caregiver?

​What Do You Do When You're Feeling Guilty as a Caregiver?

Posted: 5/19/2017 1:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Guilt is an extremely common emotion for family caregivers, but it doesn't need to derail you. Learning to recognize and to manage your feelings of guilt can help you to get rid of them quickly.

Knowing the Signs of a Stroke

Posted: 5/12/2017 5:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of various diseases. One of the most important ones to be aware of is a stroke.

​Are You Considering Quitting Your Job Because of Caregiving Duties?

Posted: 5/5/2017 3:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many family caregivers wind up leaving their jobs in order to care for their elderly loved ones more effectively. In some cases, you may not have to go that far, so it helps to examine the decision from all angles.

​How to Know if Your Aging Parent’s Identity Has Been Stolen

Posted: 4/28/2017 3:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

Elderly Care in Draper UT: With the influx of new technology in the past few years, identity theft has been on the rise. Senior citizens are especially prone to being victims to this crime, and many don’t even know it.

​April is Stress Awareness Month: Learn How Stress Affects Health

Posted: 4/21/2017 2:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the American Psychological Association, a survey conducted in 2015 revealed that family responsibilities are the third most common cause of stress among Americans. To people who are struggling with caring for an aging parent, this statistic probably comes as no surprise.

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