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Trusted Home Health Care in Gordonsville

Posted: 12/28/2020 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you or a loved one are searching for trusted home health care services in the Gordonsville, VA area, we can help. Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville is a locally owned and operated home care provider with a long-standing reputation for integrity and reliability. Our team of professional health care workers are focused on providing caring and compassionate, high-quality care to those in o...

Home Health Care in Keswick

Posted: 10/30/2020 8:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether you're on the way home from the hospital after an operation, or living with chronic illness, having enough support at home is the key to maintaining good health. That's why patients across Keswick, VA call on Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville to provide them with home health care services. Our team includes RNs, physical therapists, certified home care aides, and more who help patie...

Home Health Care in Charlottesville: Bringing Top-Quality Care Right to Your Doorstep

Posted: 8/31/2020 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every patient looks forward to the day when they can go home from the hospital, but many face additional challenges once they're back home. Without adequate support, patients may face a high risk of infection or re-injury leading to readmission. That's why many patients rely on Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville to provide home health care services that help them bridge the gap. Our team of ...

Senior Care in Gordonsville: Help Your Loved One Age in Place

Posted: 7/27/2020 7:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are the heart and soul of their families and their communities, so when they begin to struggle with the activities of everyday living, it's important to provide them with support that honors both their needs and their wants. The senior care services we offer in Gordonsville, VA do just that by providing seniors in our community with dignified assistance designed to meet their unique needs.

Bringing Senior Care Home to the Keswick Community

Posted: 4/16/2020 10:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home isn't just where the heart is. It's also where Keswick, VA seniors feel safest and most secure. So when health-related challenges begin to jeopardize their ability to remain at home, many families turn to Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville to provide senior care services that safely bridge the gap between their elderly relative's wants and needs.  Our one-of-a-kind local caregivers c...

Bringing Senior Care Home to Charlottesville

Posted: 2/27/2020 7:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

Having support at home isn't just a luxury for some Charlottesville,VA seniors. It's essential in order for them to continue living independently in their own homes. Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville brings top-tier senior care into homes across our community so local seniors can enjoy the high standard of living that they deserve.  Our one-of-kind team is made up of local healthcare pro...

Senior Care in Charlottesville: When is it time?

Posted: 1/25/2019 2:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

Let's face it. None of us like to admit that we're getting older, and that we may not be as athletic, energetic, or mentally sharp as we used to be in days gone by. For that reason, whether out of pride, embarrassment, or true obliviousness, many seniors in the Charlottesville area don't always realize when it's time to ask for help from their adult children or a senior care provider.

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...

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