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Senior Care News – The Benefits of Music Therapy

Posted: 6/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all heard the expression “Music Heals” and medical researchers have found that this is indeed the truth, but why? What is it about music that can make such a difference to all of us?

Eating For Strong Bones

Posted: 5/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Calcium is the cornerstone to good bone health. Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams per day but beginning at age 51 women need 1,200 milligrams every day. The following are some foods you can eat that which contain high amounts of calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong.  

"Post Discharge" Home Care Reduces Hospital Re-admissions

Posted: 5/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that “Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital.”  The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died.

Can Sleeping Well Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 4/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although the lack of sleep won’t necessarily cause the development of Alzheimer’s, researchers have shown in multiple study that sleeping well helps to clean the brain of waste including Amyloid and helps your brain to function more efficiently.

Elder Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms

Posted: 4/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

Surgical Recovery Tips - How Home Care Can Help

Posted: 3/20/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how long you’ll be out of work and the best rehab regimen, among others. If you arm yourself with enough knowledge ahead of the surgery, you’ll be better mentally and physically prepared to deal with th...

Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite care

Posted: 3/6/2014 11:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are few things that can be as stressful as taking care of an elderly loved one, especially when they need constant care. Many caregivers tell us how hard it is to see their parents or grandparents battle an illness and begin to decline. Family members often think that they have to take care of everything by themselves. This can lead to depression and burnout

Why Choose Home Care? Weighing Your Options

Posted: 3/6/2014 11:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

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