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Five Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted: 10/17/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Getting a good sleep at night isn’t just a luxury; it’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve been kept up at night with stress or worry, you’ve probably been searching for an answer to relax and cope with your situation. Being a caregiver isn’t easy even for the best of us. You don’t have to only rely on counting sheep to get some shuteye – the foods you eat before bedtime are es...

Social Seniors - The Importance of Friendship

Posted: 10/6/2014 10:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

Studies have shown that there is an important link between social interaction and the health of senior individuals. Although socialization is important for everybody – regardless of their age -seniors are more susceptible to the dangers caused by isolation.

Improve Your Heart Health With A Mediterranean Diet

Posted: 9/30/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you eat healthy foods, you will find that you have increased energy and fewer health problems. Eating right, along with consuming plenty of water can help with weight loss as well.

The Importance of Staying Active after Knee Surgery

Posted: 9/15/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A recent study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that knee replacement surgery is closely tied to weight gain because many patients are not taking advantage of their improved function and continue to live sedentary lifestyles.

The Dangers of Heat Stroke and Dehydration

Posted: 8/30/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Summer is finally here, and many of us are excited to be spending more time outdoors. While enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, it is important to pay attention to risk factors for heat related illness such as Heat Stroke and Dehydration, especially for seniors. Oftentimes, older adults are affected by the heat more than the rest of us.

How do I know if Mom (or Dad) Needs help at Home?

Posted: 8/14/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knowing when to ask for help can be difficult for your loved ones. Sometimes it can feel like a sign of weakness to admit that they can no longer do the tasks of everyday living. It is important that families know what to look for; the warning signs that may indicate that it is time to look for a senior care professional.

Must Have Balance… Tai Chi Has Benefits for Seniors

Posted: 7/30/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Tai Chi encourages slow, fluid body motions that have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-confidence, and elevate overall well-being. Tai Chi is a low-impact, self-paced exercise allowing for minimal strain on muscles and joints.

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

Posted: 7/14/2014 11:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to University of Pittsburgh professor Dr. Jordan M. Karp, "Chronic low back pain and depression make each other worse, have similar risk factors, and increase the likelihood of each other's recurrence. When they are both present, patients can enter a vicious cycle of the blues, pain, physical de-conditioning, and feeling hopeless." Studies at both the University of Pittsburgh and Conc...

Is the Lighting in Your Home Effecting Your Vison?

Posted: 6/12/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

"poor lighting in the home was the most significant factor contributing to decreased vision; more than 85 percent of older adults had lighting in their homes below that of the recommended level. Our results suggest that simply ... increasing lighting may improve the vision of older adults in their homes."

Regular Exercise Tied to Improved Memory

Posted: 5/28/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Several studies done over the last ten years have contributed evidence to a very simple premise; regular exercise is tied to improved memory. By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age. "...

Weighing Your Options, Why Choose Home Care?

Posted: 5/13/2014 10:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

Meditation - Improve Your Health & Well being

Posted: 4/30/2014 10:09 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 activity may preven...

10 Traits of an Effective Caregiver

Posted: 4/30/2014 10:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

While being a caregiver for a loved one comes with a multitude of responsibilities, worries and frustrations, the rewards of improving the quality of their life can bring happiness and satisfaction as well. Effective caregivers share many characteristics, they learn and grow as they become more comfortable with their care giving role and they realize that no one can be perfect all of the time. ...

Elder Care Tips- Surgical Recovery At Home

Posted: 3/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Contrary to what you might think, recovery from surgery begins long before you even leave the hospital. It starts in your doctor’s office before your procedure and involves you asking a lot of questions. However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation.

The Benefits of Music Therapy

Posted: 3/7/2014 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 a beat. When we do our muscle...

Can Sleeping Well Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 2/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Study looked at 70 adults in their mid-70s. Researchers asked participants to answer a series of questions designed to measure their sleep patterns prior to having their brains imaged to determine the amount beta amyloid plaque. According to Doctors, beta amyloid plaque is one of the signs that a patient may have Alzheimer’s dise...

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are a number of ways for senior care providers to help the elderly reduce their risk of a stroke. Controlling blood pressure is by far the most effective preventative measure, according to Mayo Clinic. Managing medication properly and encouraging physical activity can also make a big difference.

NEVER Ignore These Symptoms...

Posted: 1/18/2014 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.

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite care

Posted: 1/6/2014 1:41 PM 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.

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

Posted: 12/19/2013 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 are a few wa...

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