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National Home Safety

Posted: 3/15/2016 9:18 AM 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.

Focus on the Kidneys During National Kidney Month in March

Posted: 3/14/2016 9:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. If you or a loved one have not given a urine or blood sample at the hospital or doctor’s office to check kidney function this year, it is time to do so. Sedentary elders with low fluid intake and poor nutrition and those on multiple drug r...

How to Ease Consistent Pain

Posted: 3/1/2016 9:16 AM 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.

Excessive Heat - Danger!

Posted: 2/16/2016 2:02 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...

The Effects of Stress on Your Health

Posted: 2/2/2016 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

Stress affects people of every age and creed. Whether it is caused by your children, money, health or social issues, stress is part of daily life. Nobody likes stress, is your reaction to it causing health issues? A new study shows that how someone reacts to stress can affect his or her health.

History of Nursing Part 2

Posted: 1/19/2016 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.

History of Nursing 1700s to the 1970s

Posted: 1/15/2016 8:59 AM by Interim HealthCare

In World War I Army Nurse Corps personnel received officer-equivalent ranks and wore Army rank insignia on their uniforms. However, they did not receive equivalent pay and were not considered part of the US Army.

5 Ways to Improve Elder Care

Posted: 12/22/2015 8:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. 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.

Holidays Can be Tough on Caregivers

Posted: 12/11/2015 3:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today's world families are far flung across the nation, living some distance from one another. They keep in touch by phone or email and may see one another only at the holidays. As caregiver to a loved one, you may have explained or written about your patient’s illness to out of town family, but the message may not have come through as it will during a holiday visit.

Changing Weather and Senior Safety

Posted: 12/8/2015 8:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

Summer is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about the weather changes that we should expect in the coming months. After all it is important to be prepared. A senior who is living at home alone may be concerned about his or her own safety family members and friends should check in on them on a regular basis.

How to Avoid Sandwich Generation Problems

Posted: 11/24/2015 8:18 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you’re already in your sixties, or nearly, and feeling the financial squeeze of the needs of aging parents and growing children, there are still a few things you can do to lower your stress level and increase your peace of mind. You might consider working a little longer, trimming your expenses, and urging your kids to explore every option for college financial aid - especially merit grants ...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Posted: 11/10/2015 10:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease that causes breathing difficulties and can turn fatal. Another 12 million people may have COPD but don't even know it.

Care for Elderly Adults with Pacemakers

Posted: 10/27/2015 10:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year, more than 600,000 people receive a pacemaker to help them safely regulate their heart rhythm. Of these, more than half of them are over the age of 75. If one of your parents may receive a pacemaker soon, or if a pacemaker has already become a part of their daily life, understanding this device and its purpose is essential so you can modify your senior care and ensure your loved one c...

Controlled Blood Sugar & A Healthy Heart

Posted: 10/13/2015 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Finding out that you have Diabetes means having to make lifestyle changes that can be very difficult, however, once you adjust your diet, start exercising and reduce stress, you'll appreciate the benefits of keeping your blood sugar under control.

Caring For Caregivers: Seeking Solutions 2

Posted: 9/15/2015 11:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seeking solutions to difficult situations is, of course, one of the most important tools in caregiving. Once you've identified a problem, taking action to solve it can change the situation and also change your attitude to a more positive one, giving you more confidence in your abilities.

Caring For The Caregiver

Posted: 9/10/2015 1:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others.

History of Nursing 1700s to the1970s

Posted: 7/21/2015 8:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

In World War I Army Nurse Corps personnel received officer-equivalent ranks and wore Army rank insignia on their uniforms. However, they did not receive equivalent pay and were not considered part of the US Army.

Must Have Balance…Tai Chi Has Benefits for Seniors

Posted: 6/24/2015 8:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Focusing on calm thoughts and deep breathing, Tai Chi stresses the importance of posture and slow deliberate movements. Studies by the National Institutes of Health have shown that Tai Chi is beneficial for seniors because it promotes balance and reduces the risk of falling.

Can Treating Lower Back Pain Reduce the Effects of Depression and Raise Self Esteem?

Posted: 6/8/2015 7:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states that depression and chronic lower back pain both occur in roughly 25 percent of seniors.

The Importance of Staying Active after Knee Surgery

Posted: 5/26/2015 7:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knee surgery can make a huge difference in the treatment osteoarthritis and other issues that affect seniors. With the proper care and a bit physical therapy, seniors can find a whole new lease on life, but many aren’t.

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