Senior Care Blog
Posted: 12/17/2013 12:00 AM by
Often, seniors just want someone to listen and help them to feel important. Reflecting on memories can be beneficial to their mental health and emotional well being. The holidays are a great time for this, and you just may learn something that you never knew.
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:00 AM by
At Interim HealthCare we understand that the holidays are a special time for everyone and it is human nature to sneak in an extra cookie every now and then. It’s hard to keep that inner child suppressed when there are so many delicious things to try. We should also remember that the Holidays are the most common time for people with dietary restrictions to have problems that cause them to ...
Posted: 11/20/2013 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: 11/9/2013 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 Associ...
Posted: 10/31/2013 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...
Posted: 10/15/2013 12:00 AM by
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 activit...
Posted: 9/29/2013 12:00 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: 9/17/2013 2:56 PM by
A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody, senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and senior home care professionals, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein. A va...
Posted: 8/27/2013 12:00 AM by
A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody and senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and in home health care specialists, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein. ...
Posted: 8/12/2013 12:00 AM by
As older Americans are becoming increasingly computer literate, the promise of social networking – sharing photos, videos, links, contacts and status updates – has incredible purpose for seniors and intergenerational connections. In addition to family, seniors have also found that social networking allows them to connect with people and friends from their past. These connections can...
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:00 AM 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 ...
Posted: 7/8/2013 3:55 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...
Posted: 5/29/2013 3:28 PM by
Most of us know that having good friends can help enrich our daily lives, but according to a recent study, close friends may do more than provide companionship—it can actually add years to your life. The study, which appeared in the journal PLoS Medicine, found that social relationships—friends, family, neighbors or colleagues—improve our odds of survival by 50 percent. Having...
Posted: 4/18/2013 12:00 AM by
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. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how ...
Posted: 3/27/2013 5:10 PM by
How can you know when it's no longer safe to leave a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer's disease alone?
Posted: 2/28/2013 3:05 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 ...
Posted: 2/13/2013 2:50 PM by
At Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast we know that Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday for most seniors. Some of whom may have lost a spouse. Valentine's activities that aim to involve elderly persons 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: 1/2/2013 4:41 PM by
In today’s day and time we’re living much longer than ever before. Which is wonderful, but it also means taking care of ourselves in a way seniors haven’t had to in the past. There’s no such thing as it’s too late to start taking care of yourself. It’s never too late to start living a healthier and more active lifestyle. The myth of ‘being t...
Posted: 12/14/2012 3:01 PM by
At Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast we know the holiday’s can be a challenge for you for a number of reasons. The holidays are stressful for everyone, but for seniors the holidays can bring added stress. From how to handle travel if traveling is difficult for them, uprooted routines, and even depression can be triggered by the holidays. Our goal is to keep you safe, healthy ...