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Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 5/30/2018 3:12 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: 5/2/2018 3:05 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.

Senior Care: Getting the Most out of Food

Posted: 4/25/2018 3:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim Healthcare can help its patients choose the right types of foods for a healthy diet, which is just one important key to maintaining good health in elderly individuals.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 4/25/2018 3:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

Beating stress means getting enough rest, eating right, and moving your body more. You'll definitely want to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plans, but these tips can help you to get started with a plan you'll want to stick with for a long time.

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/14/2018 1:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/1/2018 1:18 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: 1/26/2018 10:56 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.

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/12/2018 10:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchitis.

Topics the Aging Experts Claim Families Must Discuss

Posted: 12/18/2017 10:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

Ever notice how people avoid the discussions about financial concerns and healthcare? The themes are regular events, like giving birth, going to college, and getting married. However, finances, aging, and needing care get shoved to the back burner.

Giving Up Our Resentments

Posted: 12/4/2017 10:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

As caregiver to a family member, you may find that others have expectations of you that feel unrealistic or overwhelming. You may find yourself harboring resentments. The holidays are a particularly challenging time for overburdened caregivers.

Reducing the Risk of Urinary Tract Infections

Posted: 11/20/2017 10:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common types of infections, particularly for elderly adults. More than half of women will experience one or more UTIs throughout her adult years, and though they are not as common in men, they can and do happen. This type of infection can be a serious and potentially dangerous experience in your elderly care journey with your aging loved one, putting...

Tips for Eating Healthier

Posted: 11/6/2017 10:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Nutrition is a central element of elder care, providing a basis on which all of your other efforts build. Without proper nutrition, your parents' bodies are unable to function properly and will be at greater risk of a variety of health consequences. If they are like many seniors in their generation, however, healthy eating is not something that they have concerned themselves with much over the ...

Senior Care Awareness: Staph Infections

Posted: 10/23/2017 10:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most pressing risks in your senior care journey with your aging loved ones is infection. Older adults tend to be more prone to infections than younger adults due to suppressed immune systems, and less capable of naturally fighting them off with their body's own resistance. This means that what would likely be a minor infection for a younger adult can turn into something very severe f...

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 10/9/2017 10:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about. When an elderly person gets hurt, it may take longer to heal, which is why safeguarding the home is needed.

Senior Care Issues

Posted: 9/18/2017 2:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. You need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet and also make healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, to avoid senior health risks.

National Home Safety

Posted: 9/4/2017 2:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

Every year over 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits are caused by accidents in the home. The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national American nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries.

The Danger of Exposure to Excessive Heat

Posted: 8/15/2017 2:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

It may come as a surprise to some that heat is the top weather-related killer in the United States. Heat-related fatalities were first officially tallied in 1986, and since then an average of 137 people each year have lost their lives as a result of excessive heat. Heat waves develop over a period of days, and therefore don’t evoke the same sense of urgency as, for example, severe thunderstor...

How to Ease Consistent Pain

Posted: 8/1/2017 1:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

Pain is a common occurrence among many adults. Regardless of what the underlying cause of this may be, individuals must learn how to live with the pain and reduce it in any way they can. This is easier said than done, however, as people - and especially seniors - need to learn how to efficiently identify and deal with this pain on their own without increasing the risk of related health problems.

A Time to Reassess Care

Posted: 7/6/2017 8:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one -- both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more confident about whether circumstances suggest that your loved one should no longer be living alone?

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 7/6/2017 8:08 AM 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.

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