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Senior Care: Getting the Most out of Food

Posted: 5/29/2018 12:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim Healthcare can help its patients choose the right types of foods for a healthy diet, which is just one important key to maintaining good health in elderly individuals.

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 5/8/2018 1:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 4/30/2018 8:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 4/25/2018 8:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Beating stress means getting enough rest, eating right, and moving your body more. You'll definitely want to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plans, but these tips can help you to get started with a plan you'll want to stick with for a long time.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/20/2018 2:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/5/2018 2:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/26/2018 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchitis.

Improve Senior Caregiving with Color Therapy

Posted: 1/12/2018 11:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver you know the importance of making caregiving fun for you and your senior loved one. Color therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with your aging parent to boost mood and strengthen both physical and emotional health.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 12/22/2017 1:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

How to Prevent Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Posted: 12/8/2017 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hip fractures are extremely common among adults over the age of 60. In fact, nine out of 10 people over the age of 60 experience this type of injury.

What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Poisoning?

Posted: 11/24/2017 9:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year throughout the United States approximately 4 percent of the injuries suffered by adults aged 65 or older are caused by unintentional poisoning. This is a very serious risk that causes more injuries and deaths than fires.

7 Ways to Help an Elderly Parent with Sundowners Syndrome Sleep Better

Posted: 11/10/2017 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowners syndrome is just one of many sleep problems older adults go through in their life. Approximately 40 million Americans are impacted by long-term, chronic sleep disorders.

How Elder Care Can Make Sensitive Bathing Tasks Less Stressful

Posted: 10/27/2017 4:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver you already know that this role is about helping your elderly parent manage their specific needs, challenges, and limitations in a way that is respectful, supportive, and nurturing. Some of these task, however, are much more challenging than others. These are not only difficult for your elderly loved one, but they might be for you as well. When this happens, it can put a s...

Helping an Elderly Loved One Improve Their Fine Motor Skills

Posted: 10/13/2017 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Has your elderly parent suffered from a stroke or other health condition that has made it too difficult to control their hand movements or other body parts? Fortunately, there are some activities that can help strengthen their fine motor skills, making it easier for them to control their movements. By participating in a number of rehabilitation exercises, the senior can rewire the brain as a wa...

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 9/15/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 9/1/2017 2:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 8/18/2017 2:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 8/4/2017 1:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

Handling the heat

Posted: 7/21/2017 12:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 7/7/2017 11:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

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