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​National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day: 3 Tips for Adopting a Companion and the Reasons Why You Should

Posted: 4/14/2017 4:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. For family caregivers who've considered getting your mom or dad a pet, now's a perfect time.

Dietary Choices and Diabetes

Posted: 4/7/2017 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care in Murray UT: If your loved one has just been diagnosed with diabetes, they may be feeling overwhelmed and a little frightened. They have, undoubtedly, been told how important it is to change their diet and incorporate an exercise program.

​Planning on Easter Dinner with Dad? His Alzheimer’s May Complicate Things

Posted: 3/31/2017 4:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care in East Millcreek UT: Whether you’re hosting a holiday celebration like an Easter dinner at your house or some other special occasion throughout the year, if your father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, things can become complicated.

​How Much Does Experience Really Matter for Home Care Support

Posted: 3/24/2017 3:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many families take it upon themselves to provide care and support to elderly loved ones, but when the decision to hire a home care aide has been made, the question about experience may come up.

Peripheral Artery Disease and your Aging Parent

Posted: 3/17/2017 3:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to narrowing of arteries caused by atherosclerosis or deposits of fatty plaques on arterial walls. It most commonly affects the legs, but can also affect the arms, stomach and head.

5 Dog Breeds That Could Be Great for Your Senior

Posted: 3/9/2017 4:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Pup quiz: What make great companions, keep a senior engaged, can’t help but make people smile, are great protectors, and love their owners to no end? – Dogs!

​What Are the ‘Unseen’ Risks of Being a Busy Family Caregiver?

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

Caregivers in Cottonwood Heights UT: Here are a few of the unseen risks commonly associated with being a family caregiver and the stress that comes along with this type job.

​Helping Mom Deal with Dad’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Posted: 2/24/2017 2:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Your father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This may have been something you and your mother worried about for some time. After all, the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be prevalent for one to two years, on average, before official diagnosis.

​Tips for Streamlining Your Parent’s Wardrobe to Address Their Challenges and Limitations

Posted: 2/16/2017 5:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Use these tips to streamline your parent’s wardrobe and help support their independence in dressing.

​How to Keep Your Elderly Loved One Safe While Using a Rolling Walker

Posted: 2/9/2017 3:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Does your elderly loved one use a rolling walker? Here are some safety tips you might find useful when you're helping her learn to use it.

​How Can You Respect Your Elderly Loved One's Dignity as Her Family Caregiver?

Posted: 2/3/2017 3:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

It can seem like a difficult task to both be your loved one's primary caregiver and yet help her to maintain her dignity. This isn't as difficult as it truly seems, but it can take some careful thought and planning on your part.

Caring for your Parent after a Diagnosis of Cataracts

Posted: 1/27/2017 9:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

Finding out that they have developed cataracts can leave your parent feeling uncertain and afraid about the future of their eyesight. Offering them hope when faced with this diagnosis will ease their fears and instill confidence.

​Making the Bathroom a Safer Place for Your Aging Parent

Posted: 1/20/2017 3:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

With a few minor changes, the bathroom no longer needs to be the most dangerous room, but can actually be a safe space for your senior loved one.

​Home Care Options Help Alleviate Stress for Family Caregivers

Posted: 1/13/2017 3:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Family caregivers often do this type of work because they feel it’s their responsibility. They might be worried about the safety and well-being of an aging parent or other loved one. Since that parent was probably there for them through the most difficult moments of their life, they feel it’s their duty to return the favor.

​5 Starting Points to Discussing Home Care When You’re Supporting Mom

Posted: 1/5/2017 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

You want to sit down and talk about home care with your mother. She may be in her 70s or 80s and you’ve been helping her as best you can. However, your time is limited and you’ve noticed just how much stress you’re under as a family caregiver.

​Why Does Your Senior with Alzheimer’s Resist Bathing?

Posted: 12/30/2016 2:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Understanding why your parent resists this important part of their care can help you to develop strategies and approaches that make the experience less stressful and upsetting for both of you.

​How Caregivers Can Benefit From Technology

Posted: 12/23/2016 2:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caring for an elderly parent can be a time-consuming and stressful job. Luckily, with the help of these tools, you will be able to relax a little bit more.

​What Are Some Smart Snack Ideas for Your Elderly Loved One?

Posted: 12/16/2016 3:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

Offering delicious, healthy snacks for your elderly loved one can really help to make up for those times when she's not interested in a full meal. Try some of these ideas to keep smart snacks on hand.

How to Ease Communication Burdens for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 12/9/2016 3:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Communication is difficult for your loved one if she's got Alzheimer's disease, but it's complicated on your side, too. Try some of these ideas for making communication easier for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease.

​Top Tips for Giving Your Senior Meaningful Gifts This Holiday Season

Posted: 12/2/2016 2:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

The holiday season can be a particularly special time for you to be a family caregiver. Use these tips to help you give your senior meaningful gifts this holiday season.

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