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Common Elder Care Problems

Posted: 11/23/2020 9:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

We want to take care of our elders. Identifying the common problems our elders face as they get older is crucial for good care. Here are some of the common problems and ways to fix them.

Live Independently With The Help Of In-Home Care Services

Posted: 11/4/2020 9:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our loved ones get older, they need proper care, but how can we provide the proper care to our families at home? This article explores the reasons why in-home care services may be right for you and your family.

What You Should Know About Senior Home Care Services

Posted: 10/29/2020 9:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

While it may be an emotionally difficult reality to accept, at some point our aging parents or grandparents will require some type of care assistance. Fortunately, senior home care services may be able to help keep them living in their own home much longer.

What To Expect From In-Home Care Services

Posted: 10/22/2020 7:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

As we age, getting around becomes more difficult. It's important to get the right care for our senior loved ones as they progress into their older ages. Learn how you can get help with respite care and specialized assistance for seniors with Alzheimer's.

How Much Do Home Care Services Cost?

Posted: 9/25/2020 9:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

Being able to live at home offers seniors a sense of comfort and independence. Which is why the option of home care services is so valuable given that living in an assisted living facility can cause a senior to feel defeated, helpless, or even become embittered.

How Your Loved One Can Benefit From Assisted Living Services

Posted: 9/18/2020 4:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

A preferable alternative to an assisted living facility for many seniors and their families, is to simply remain at home with the benefit of in-home assisted living services provided by senior care professionals. Today we talk about what these services might look like and the benefits provided by our in-home assisted living services.

How To Know When It’s Time To Hire Home Care For Someone In Your Family

Posted: 9/18/2020 3:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

The population is aging which is leading to a pressing question for millions of seniors and their family members. Is it time to get home care? Today we discuss how to know when it's time to hire home care for someone in your family.

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...

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