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July 2013

Interim HealthCare Blogs

Palm Beach County Elder Care - Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Posted: 7/22/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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 ...

Study Shows “Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart At

Posted: 7/8/2013 3:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

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...

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