Long Island Senior Care Blog
Posted: 12/9/2013 12:00 AM by
It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.
Posted: 11/20/2013 12:00 AM by
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 cycle can cause problems for peo...
Posted: 11/19/2013 12:00 AM by
Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were forecasted to be $104.2 billion. That’s why each November the National Associatio...
Posted: 10/24/2013 12:00 AM by
It’s called My HealtheVet and it can be accessed by clicking here, https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html this access portal to the VA helps cut down some of the hassle and frustration of dealing with your medical issues. Now you don’t have to waste hours on the phone or drive in to the VA just to get answers to your questions. Secure Messaging provides Veteran patients with a new level of acce...
Posted: 10/11/2013 12:00 AM by
Calcium is the cornerstone to good bone health. Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams per day but beginning at age 51 women need 1,200 milligrams every day. The following are some foods you can eat that which contain high amounts of calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong.
Posted: 9/17/2013 11:16 AM by
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...
Posted: 8/23/2013 12:00 AM by
One of the key factors when caring for a patient with Alzheimer's disease is to encourage activities that they enjoy. If for instance, your loved one with Alzheimer's enjoyed painting earlier in life, but now can only move the brush around the canvas encourage it, as long as they seem to enjoy the activity.
Posted: 8/7/2013 12:00 AM by
After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing.
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/he...
Posted: 7/10/2013 1:20 PM by
As we age, the thirst mechanism in our bodies can break down. So even though we may not feel thirsty, we might not be getting enough fluids to replace what we lose naturally on a daily basis. You may remember that that the human body is over 90% water. We need a large concentration of fluids in our bodies for it to function properly. If we consume water on a daily basis, not just when we are t...
Posted: 5/30/2013 8:11 AM by
Why is it important to take your medications as prescribed? Your healthcare provider has prescribed these medicines to manage your medical condition. If you do not take them, not only will your condition not improve, it may worsen. Also, if you do not take the prescriptions at the proper time or in the proper way, you may have unpleasant or harmful side effects. The more aware you are of what y...
Posted: 5/29/2013 3:16 PM by
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...
Posted: 4/24/2013 3:16 PM by
At Interim HealthCare, we understand the frontline difference professional home care can provide.. Our services range from skilled nursing services in Queens which include services such as disease treatment, IV management, therapy and medication management, to Nassau County Senior Care and Support support with activities of daily living such as bathing & grooming assistance, meal planning & pre...
Posted: 4/9/2013 1:23 PM by
Companionship Services Help Patients Remain at Home... Learn how Companionship Services can help your loved one remain at home.
Posted: 2/28/2013 3:01 PM by
What happens when your senior loved one suddenly stops making sense?
What happens when you have an elder loved one who has been clear headed and carrying on without issue suddenly saying things that don’t make any sense?
What happens is you have a serious problem that can be easily missed - especially when caregivers don’t speak up. At Interim HealthCare of Stony Brook we know how scary ...
Posted: 2/13/2013 2:45 PM by
Interim HealthCare of Stony Brook does understand that Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday for some seniors. Some of whom may have lost a spouse. Valentine's activities that aim to involve your special senior loved one and take into account their medical and dietary needs may not only keep loneliness at bay, but might also add some fun to Valentine's Day for your elderly loved one.
Posted: 1/31/2013 3:15 PM by
We know at Interim HealthCare of Stony Brook that as you age there are a myriad of things to worry about or take care you may not have had any issue with at all before. And some give you physical clues long before an actual diagnosis from your doctor is given. Physical Heart disease symptoms in women or in men are indications that you feel or experience, while a sign of heart disease is someth...