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Tips for Supporting Senior Joint Health

Posted: 8/18/2016 4:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

​Your elderly loved ones' joints have been through a lot in their lives. They have spent decades supporting their muscles and going through the movements of life, taking on a tremendous amount of force and possibly sustaining injuries. It's important to keep their joints healthy and strong so they can experience less pain and stiffness, increase their mobility, and enjoy a more active, engaging...

Home Care Awareness: Itchy Skin

Posted: 8/4/2016 4:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Itchy skin on its own may not cause any true problems for your parents' health, but if your parents are prone to scratching, pulling, rubbing, or tugging on their skin when it itches, their actions could cause tears, cuts, or abrasions in the skin. They can then introduce bacteria and germs into the skin through their nails or whatever other object they are using to soothe the itch, potentially...

Reducing the Risk of Urinary Tract Infections

Posted: 7/21/2016 4:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

Elderly adults tend to experience urinary tract infections more commonly and with greater frequency than younger adults and children, and the consequences associated with these infections tend to be more serious and long lasting. With a few simple lifestyle changes, however, you can help to greatly reduce the chances that your parent will suffer such an infection, and can help to reduce the sev...

Giving a Senior the Control and Independence They Are Seeking

Posted: 7/7/2016 12:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about. When an elderly person gets hurt, it may take longer to heal, which is why safeguarding the home is needed.

Caring For Caregivers: Seeking Solutions 2

Posted: 6/15/2016 8:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seeking solutions to difficult situations is, of course, one of the most important tools in caregiving. Once you've identified a problem, taking action to solve it can change the situation and also change your attitude to a more positive one, giving you more confidence in your abilities.

Caring For The Caregiver

Posted: 6/1/2016 8:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

The Sandwich Generation

Posted: 5/15/2016 8:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

The term Sandwich Generation refers to a generation that is simultaneously caring for family members from two generations and thus being pressed from two sides. Usually the term is used for those who are caring for aging parents and caring for their own children, but it can also apply to those caring for parents and grandchildren, especially if the grandparents are raising grandchildren. The te...

Aging Well is Not for Sissies!

Posted: 5/3/2016 8:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Getting older certainly has its rewards. We all like to think that our long history of various experiences has made us wise enough to make better decisions. Retirement has its moments, and grandchildren are a great source of joy and happiness.

History of Nursing Part 2

Posted: 4/19/2016 8:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.

History of Nursing 1700s to the 1970s

Posted: 4/5/2016 8:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

In World War I Army Nurse Corps personnel received officer-equivalent ranks and wore Army rank insignia on their uniforms. However, they did not receive equivalent pay and were not considered part of the US Army.

Caring For Caregivers - Communicating Constructively

Posted: 3/15/2016 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being able to communicate constructively is one of a caregiver's most important tools. When you communicate in ways that are clear, assertive and constructive, you will be heard and get the help and support you need. Here are some basic guidelines for good communication.

Focus on the Kidneys During National Kidney Month in March

Posted: 3/14/2016 9:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. If you or a loved one have not given a urine or blood sample at the hospital or doctor’s office to check kidney function this year, it is time to do so. Sedentary elders with low fluid intake and poor nutrition and those on multiple drug r...

Caring For Caregivers: Reducing Personal Stress

Posted: 3/1/2016 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

How we perceive and respond to an event is a significant factor in how we adjust and cope with it. The stress you feel is not only the result of your caregiving situation but also the result of your perception of it—whether you see the glass as half-full or half-empty. It is important to remember that you are not alone in your experiences.

Changing Weather and Senior Safety

Posted: 3/1/2016 8:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

Summer is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about the weather changes that we should expect in the coming months. After all it is important to be prepared. A senior who is living at home alone may be concerned about his or her own safety family members and friends should check in on them on a regular basis.

When to Break up with Your Doctor

Posted: 2/16/2016 2:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone says that Healthcare is reforming. Being an aging senior with chronic conditions, you might spend fair amount of time in the doctor’s office or in contact with her staff.

Home Care Nurses are a Great Source for Diabetes Education

Posted: 2/2/2016 2:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Home Care Nursing is a reliable source of Diabetes education that can be delivered in a series of visits over time. This is much preferred to trying to learn a large amount of new information in a single office visit where you may be feeling rushed or emotionally stressed.

Most Common Senior Health Issues Part 2

Posted: 1/19/2016 4:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

Osteoporosis can contribute to becoming less mobile and potentially disabled should you fall and have a fracture.

Most Common Senior Health Issues: Part 1

Posted: 1/5/2016 4:04 PM by Interim HealthCare

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes vigilance and careful management of chronic conditions to stay healthy.

How to Ease Consistent Pain

Posted: 12/8/2015 11:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Pain is a common occurrence among many adults. Regardless of what the underlying cause of this may be, individuals must learn how to live with the pain and reduce it in any way they can.

National Home Safety

Posted: 11/24/2015 11:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every year over 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits are caused by accidents in the home. The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national American nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries.

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