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How an In Home Nurse in Wichita Eases the Transition Home from Hospital

Posted: 8/1/2019 3:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Moving home after a hospital stay is a joyous experience for your loved one and your family. However, there are often many hardships and stressors accompanied with this transition. Having an in home nurse in Wichita, KS can help make this time easier and more comfortable for your loved one.

Alzheimer's Care in Wichita: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 5/13/2019 12:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

It is commonly thought that Alzheimer's disease only affects seniors, or people over the age of 70. While that is often the case, Alzheimer's symptoms can surface as early as age 30. At Interim HealthCare of Wichita, our Alzheimer's care is perfect for individuals of any age in the Wichita, KS area who need assistance in their daily lives.

Healthcare Staffing in Wichita

Posted: 3/19/2019 11:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone, even a nurse, gets sick. Luckily, Interim HealthCare of Wichita has the perfect solution to your last minute call-in. Our healthcare staffing in the Wichita area can help you fill gaps in staffing, from vacations and holidays to extended leaves of absence.

Hospice Care in Wichita: Helping Your Family with Compassionate Care

Posted: 1/15/2019 12:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you or someone you care about is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, there may be many difficult decisions ahead, and it isn't always clear which choice will truly be the best for your relative. Your loved one may reach a point where there are no further treatment options to pursue, or the treatments that remain are prolonged and painful and can prevent patients from making the most of...

Facts About Cataracts

Posted: 5/29/2018 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

​For more than half of American Baby Boomers over the age of 65, cataracts are something they have had, or will have, to deal with. Cataracts are the result of a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye. Old lens cells become compacted into the center of the lens, as new lens cells form on the outside of the lens. The compacted old cells are the cataract.

The 6 Challenges of Aging

Posted: 5/9/2018 6:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are plenty of changes that occur as a person ages, some of them are normal for every elderly person, and some of them are connected to other diseases and problems. How are you supposed to know which is which? Senior care can be a challenge in itself, but you might not realize the challenges your parent is personally going through.

Memory-Building Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Posted: 4/30/2018 11:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory and thought are something many people take for granted, using them daily and thinking little of them. Alzheimer's disease, however, robs people of these basic abilities and leaves their friends and family distinctly aware not only of this loss, but of their own abilities. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease with the symptoms usually starting gradually and building in severity as the dis...

The Impacts of Hearing Loss

Posted: 4/25/2018 6:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Imagine not being able to participate in a conversation or hear the dialogue of a television show. For 37 million Americans that is their reality as they learn to live without their hearing. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the day-to-day living, but recognizing the signs early can help you receive the proper treatment.

Lower Cholesterol with These 5 Lifestyle Choices

Posted: 2/13/2018 11:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and thus preventable and treatable.

Healthy Heart Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 2/1/2018 11:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

What is Sundowning and How You Can Help

Posted: 1/24/2018 9:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowing effects elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Sundowning is not a disease, it is a group of symptoms that occur in the late afternoon just before night. Symptoms of Sundowning include confusion, anxiety, aggression, pacing, wandering and ignoring directions.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/15/2018 9:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

During January we take the time to raise awareness about cervical health. This month is meant to educate both men and women on the causes and effects of cervical cancer and HPV, as well as encouraging women to take the proper steps to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

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.

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