Interim HealthCare Blogs

Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers

Posted: 2/17/2018 10:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

Know the Signs of Aging Parents Having Trouble at Home

Posted: 2/9/2018 10:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your parents age it is important to be alert to signs that they may be having trouble on their own at home. With family caregivers becoming more common it is important to know what to look for in your loved one’s behavior and it is important to know when to switch to professional home care giving. Below are some behaviors to lookout for to know if professional caregiving is need for your sen...

Most Common Illnesses Effecting Seniors

Posted: 1/23/2018 11:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our senior loved ones continue to age, the risk for illness and development of diseases increase. There are many factors that add to these risks including poor diet, un-healthy habits, lack of exercise, and use of harmful substances. As a caregiver it is important to be vigilant and help your loved ones make good lifestyle choices and avoiding the 4 most common illness among seniors.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/22/2018 11:06 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.

Senior Care Awareness: Understanding the Risk for Falls

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most important efforts that you can make in your senior care journey with your elderly loved one is keeping her safe. Though there are many risks that your aging parent will face as she ages in place, one of the most prevalent is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 and a half million older adults have to be treated in emergency department...

The Link Between Hypertension and Memory

Posted: 12/4/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver for your aging loved one, you might already be vigilant about memory loss worrying about the possibility of your senior developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. If you start to notice that your loved one is showing signs of memory loss, such as losing their keys, struggling to remember names, or telling you the same story a couple of times on the same da...

Home Care Tips: Burn First Aid

Posted: 11/20/2017 2:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Burns are one of those household hazards that can occur any time of year, but with all of the cooking that is likely happening around your aging loved ones' home during the holiday season, the risk for suffering one of these painful injuries increases. Knowing how to properly and effectively respond to a burn helps give you more confidence and peace of mind making enjoying time in the kitchen t...

High Blood Pressure

Posted: 11/6/2017 2:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®–a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017–are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal.

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnoses

Posted: 10/16/2017 1:54 PM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious risk factor for anyone suffering from diabetes. It is a retina-damaging condition that affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 40 and has caused one-third of older adults to become legally blind. This eye condition genuinely does not occur until the older adult has had diabetes for over 10 years, but it is important your loved one stay current on ...

Causes and Symptoms of Malnutrition in the Elderly

Posted: 10/2/2017 1:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Healthy meals that contain the nutrients our bodies need to function well is important for our overall health. As we age, it is even more important that our bodies get the nutrients it needs, yet many older adults are not getting adequate nutrition. This lack of a healthy diet may cause malnutrition; however, it is not just the foods and drinks consumed that can cause this condition.

When is it Time to Change Your Doctor

Posted: 9/18/2017 3:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Historically, The United States has provided the finest medical care in the world. We are the best when it comes to treating trauma, surgical conditions and acute care. US medical care is challenged when it comes to treating chronic, ongoing conditions. Part of the reason this kind of care is so challenging is the “doctor will fix it” kind of thinking.

Home Care Nurses are a Great Source for Diabetes Education

Posted: 9/4/2017 3:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care Nursing is a reliable source of Diabetes education that can be delivered in a series of visits over time. This is much preferred to trying to learn a large amount of new information in a single office visit where you may be feeling rushed or emotionally stressed. In addition, nursing evaluation and follow up visits can discover early signs of developing complications and generate inte...

Caring For Caregivers - Reducing Personal Stress

Posted: 8/21/2017 3:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

How we perceive and respond to an event is a significant factor in how we adjust and cope with it. The stress you feel is not only the result of your caregiving situation but also the result of your perception of it—whether you see the glass as half-full or half-empty. It is important to remember that you are not alone in your experiences.

Caring For Caregivers - Communicating Constructively

Posted: 8/7/2017 3:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being able to communicate constructively is one of a caregiver's most important tools. When you communicate in ways that are clear, assertive and constructive, you will be heard and get the help and support you need. Here are some basic guidelines for good communication.

Common Senior Health Issues Part 2

Posted: 7/18/2017 8:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many senior health issues are manageable with help at home. Regular contact and observation by home health care providers can prevent the progression of chronic disease and complications. Early interventions and education regarding available community resources can provide valuable and timely assistance for maintaining quality of life at home at any age.

Common Senior Health Issues

Posted: 7/18/2017 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes vigilance and careful management of chronic conditions to stay healthy.