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5 Easy Steps to Improved Elder Care

Posted: 5/29/2018 1:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

​Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 5/4/2018 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 4/30/2018 3:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 4/25/2018 2:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/16/2018 12:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/1/2018 12:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

February 2018 is American Heart Month, and February 2nd is National Wear Red Day. The purpose of these two causes is to raise awareness of heart health in America.

Improve Senior Caregiving with Color Therapy

Posted: 1/12/2018 9:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver you know the importance of making caregiving fun for you and your senior loved one. Color therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with your aging parent to boost mood and strengthen both physical and emotional health.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/12/2018 9:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

During January we take the time to raise awareness about cervical health. This month is meant to educate both men and women on the causes and effects of cervical cancer and HPV, as well as encouraging women to take the proper steps to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

Tips for Protecting Your Parent from Identity Theft

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today’s technology-based society your parent has more opportunities than ever to engage with others, stay connected to friends and family, find entertainment, and even handle basic personal tasks by utilizing devices such as their computer or phone. While these can be a wonderful way to encourage them to stay more active and independent, and to support mental and emotional health as they age...

The Benefits of Music for Seniors

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Music can bring back memories and affect moods. It is a hallmark of celebrations. One song can take you to your childhood while another finds you on the shores of a Hawaiian island. For seniors who may find themselves alone more often than not, music can offer not only mood enhancement, but mental benefits as well.

Tips for Vegetarian Seniors

Posted: 11/24/2017 2:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a culture we are more aware than ever of the importance of the foods we eat and the impact they make on physical and mental health, wellbeing, and longevity. One of the most important things that people have come to understand in recent years is the potential danger of eating too many animal products, particularly too much red meat. Switching over to a vegetarian or vegan diet is an increasi...

How Does Your Elderly Loved One's Skin Change? as She Ages?

Posted: 11/10/2017 2:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

The largest organ in the human body is the skin and your elderly loved one is likely to notice a lot of changes to her skin as she ages. Some of these changes may not be a big deal, but others, such as dry patches of skin, can be uncomfortable.

Tips for Indulging the Sweet Tooth of a Senior with Diabetes

Posted: 10/27/2017 1:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetes is a very serious condition that requires extensive and management to ensure that it does not develop into more severe complications. One of the major ways to help your senior manage their condition is through changing their diet. What your loved one eats makes a tremendous difference in their health and well-being, as well as their ability to manage their condition. This might be a bi...

Losing Sense Of Smell

Posted: 10/13/2017 1:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

A sense of smell can be extremely important to your senior loved one’s wellbeing and memory. Certain kinds of smells can recall memories: a certain kind of perfume or cologne, foods, or the smell of certain places.

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 9/15/2017 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 9/1/2017 2:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 8/18/2017 2:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 8/4/2017 1:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

Should Your Parent Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted: 7/21/2017 11:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

The thought of your parent undergoing surgery can be daunting. Hip replacement surgery, however, can make a tremendous difference in their health and quality of life, enabling them to stay more active, healthier, and more engaged in the world around them. Helping your parent to determine if they should consider this type of surgery empowers them to make the decision that is right for them and f...

What is Macular Degeneration and Can You Prevent It?

Posted: 7/7/2017 10:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

While there are many potential causes for low vision among elderly adults, one of the most common is a condition called macular degeneration. This disease is a leading cause of the loss of vision among those older adults over the age of 50 and can develop so gradually that the senior is not even aware of the changes in their vision until they have become severe. This condition does not lead to ...

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