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Senior Care – Traveling Safely Over the Holidays

Posted: 12/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.

Seniors and the Holidays - Gift Card Giving Tips

Posted: 12/8/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most popular gifts to give and receive over the holiday season are gift cards, but there are some things to consider before giving (and after receiving) a gift card to consider.

Senior Care in Daytona - Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

Posted: 11/23/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all done it - you know, justifying that extra serving of cornbread stuffing or another slice of pumpkin pie because it’s the holidays. We know it’s not good for us, but we figure our New Year’s resolution of weight loss and exercise will take care of the few extra calories in the long term.  Those of us who are caring for seniors have to remember that this cyc...

November is National Home Care Month

Posted: 11/4/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were forecasted to be $104.2 billion. That’s why each November the National Associ...

Senior Care- getting the most out of your food…

Posted: 10/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody, senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and senior home care professionals, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein. A va...

Daytona Area Senior Care -Foods to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong

Posted: 10/2/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our bones remain fairly healthy and strong through young adulthood. The problem is that as we hit middle age, they start to thin out. For women, this process can even accelerate after menopause. Seniors in particular are at special risk when it comes to bone health, but the good news is that you can put the brakes on bone degeneration and one of the best lines of defense in this battle is your ...

Senior Care in Daytona Beach- Preparing for Flu Season

Posted: 9/23/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Flu season will soon be upon us. It generally peaks from November to April. Now is the time for people, especially seniors, to consider getting a flu shot. The best time of year to get one is October or November. This will help prevent contracting the serious illness when flu season arrives. At Interim HealthCare, all of our caregivers keep an eye out for those that will likely benefit from a f...

Senior Care in Daytona Beach- Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being

Posted: 9/11/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activit...

Transitioning from facility to Home Care in Volusia County, FL

Posted: 8/25/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing. One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her fa...

“Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart Attack…

Posted: 8/9/2013 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. Patients who suffered heart...

Post Discharge Home Care Tips - Recovering from Surgery

Posted: 7/25/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your doctor knows best. If he or she tells you to stay in bed for a week and to not lift anything over 5 pounds for a month, then there is probably a reason for that. You may be feeling better after a few days, but it’s important to follow you post-operative plan because the last thing anyone wants is a relapse or further injury. All of the above are good tips, enlist the help of friends ...

Alzheimer's Care in Daytona Beach- Activities That Help

Posted: 7/9/2013 11:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key factors when caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease is to encourage activities that they enjoy. If for instance, your loved one with Alzheimer’s enjoyed painting earlier in life, but now can only move the brush around the canvas encourage it, as long as they seem to enjoy the activity. It has been shown that Activities that concentrate on enjoyment and happy fe...

The difference between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at Home…

Posted: 6/19/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The key role of the physical therapist at Interim is to make sure your home is functional and safe for everyday living, while working on the strength and endurance of you, the patient. During the first evaluation, you and your physical therapist come up with a list of goals including things that you want to do and what you may be able to do. For example, you may want to go to the mailbox every ...

Transitioning from facility to Home Care

Posted: 6/5/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her family, dangerous and possibly life-threatening situations can be avoided.

Things Home Care can help with…Signs of Problems for Aging Parents

Posted: 5/22/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Twenty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. are caring for an aging parent or relative. As family care giving becomes more common, adult children need to know the warning signs of problems with their own senior-aged parents.

Social Networking Surges Among Seniors

Posted: 5/8/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As older Americans are becoming increasingly computer literate, the promise of social networking – sharing photos, videos, links, contacts and status updates – has incredible purpose for seniors and intergenerational connections. In addition to family, seniors have also found that social networking allows them to connect with people and friends from their past. These connections can...

When is it time for in-Home Elder Care? - When Seniors Can No Longer Drive…

Posted: 4/24/2013 4:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

People get lost while driving regardless of their age. Memory is not the only reason, but it is a primary one for seniors. Not remembering where someone is headed may cause them to wind up in a far away destination. This has its own set of safety issues. Senior citizens in particular often experience forgetfulness or dementia, causing them to not know where they are going or where they actually...

Skilled Nursing in Daytona Beach - Helping People Recover at Home

Posted: 4/10/2013 2:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the number of people requiring skilled nursing care around the country is on the rise, people have been very concerned with the cost of care. Hospital stays are among the most expensive ways to treat people, so naturally people are looking at the types of skilled nursing care that can be offered at home.

What To Do When A Senior Loved One Becomes Confused

Posted: 2/28/2013 10:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

What happens when your senior loved one suddenly stops making sense? What happens when you have an elder loved one who has been clear headed and carrying on without issue suddenly saying things that don’t make any sense? What happens is you have a serious problem that can be easily missed-- especially when caregivers don’t speak up. At Interim HealthCare of Daytona we know how sca...

Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day for your Senior Loved One

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of Daytona we know that Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday for most seniors. Some of whom may have lost a spouse. Valentine's activities that aim to involve elderly persons and take into account their medical and dietary needs may not only keep loneliness at bay, but might also add some fun to Valentine's Day for your elderly loved one.

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