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Senior Care News – The Benefits of Music Therapy

Posted: 3/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all heard the expression “Music Heals” and medical researchers have found that this is indeed the truth, but why? What is it about music that can make such a difference to all of us? There are several reasons why music therapy works. One is that sound and rhythm are a core function in our brains. Our entire bodies recognize a rhythm, that’s why we can walk to ...

Reduce Risks of Alzheimer's By Sleeping Well

Posted: 3/11/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Recently, Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a study on a possible connection between lack of sleep and Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that those who get less sleep or who don’t sleep well, are more likely to have abnormal brain images – an early signal of the neurological issue.

Elder Care Tips- Surgical Recovery At Home

Posted: 2/27/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how long you’ll be out of work and the best rehab regimen, among others.

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), limiting the intake of saturated fats and cholesterol and following a healthy diet will help seniors stay at an ideal body weight, which is often one of the greatest risk factors for strokes.

Health Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms

Posted: 1/27/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

Caregiver Burnout - Elder Care & Avoiding Stress

Posted: 1/9/2014 9:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are few things that can be as stressful as taking care of an elderly loved one, especially when they need constant care. Many caregivers tell us how hard it is to see their parents or grandparents battle an illness and begin to decline. Family members often think that they have to take care of everything by themselves. This can lead to depression and burnout.

Spokane Senior Care - Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being

Posted: 12/22/2013 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...

Make a Difference to a Special Senior in Your Life This Holiday Season

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

Many seniors have trouble enjoying the holidays because they can be stressful, depressing, and lonely.  Our elders sometimes struggle with physical and mental aliments that can make participating challenging.  Sometimes taking that extra moment to reach out and include our senior loved ones, or even those in our community that might not have anyone, can make a huge difference. Here ar...

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 11/20/2013 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...

Preparing for Flu Season in Spokane- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 11/8/2013 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...

Social Networking Surges Among Seniors

Posted: 10/19/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to AARP, the top online activities for people over 60 are Google, Facebook, Yahoo and YouTube. But with more and more older Americans joining social networks, there are also some user hazards to be aware of. At Interim HealthCare, we’ve seen some of our senior home care clients fall prey to online scams and with that mind, we’ve outlined some key tips below to stay safe wh...

Are your loved ones getting the nutrition they need?

Posted: 10/4/2013 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 and senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and in home senior care specialists, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein.

“Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission

Posted: 9/18/2013 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 attacks had a 50...

Transitioning from Facility to Home Care in Spokane

Posted: 8/22/2013 10:42 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.

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