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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.

Chances are you know someone who has Diabetes

Posted: 11/10/2015 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

The CDC estimates that 21 million people in the US have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and another 8.1 million do not know that they have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the The CDC estimates that 21 million people in the US have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and another 8.1 million do not know that they have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population!population!

The Effects of Stress on Your Health

Posted: 10/27/2015 11:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Stress affects people of every age and creed. Whether it is caused by your children, money, health or social issues, stress is part of daily life. Nobody likes stress, is your reaction to it causing health issues? A new study shows that how someone reacts to stress can affect his or her health.

5 Ways to Improve Elder Care

Posted: 9/15/2015 8:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

How to Avoid Sandwich Generation Problems

Posted: 8/18/2015 8:18 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you’re already in your sixties, or nearly, and feeling the financial squeeze of the needs of aging parents and growing children, there are still a few things you can do to lower your stress level and increase your peace of mind. You might consider working a little longer, trimming your expenses, and urging your kids to explore every option for college financial aid - especially merit grants ...

Controlled Blood Sugar & A Healthy Heart

Posted: 7/21/2015 9:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

Finding out that you have Diabetes means having to make lifestyle changes that can be very difficult, however, once you adjust your diet, start exercising and reduce stress, you'll appreciate the benefits of keeping your blood sugar under control.

Avoiding Heat Stroke and Other Dangers

Posted: 7/7/2015 2:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

It may come as a surprise to some that heat is the top weather-related killer in the United States. Heat-related fatalities were first officially tallied in 1986, and since then an average of 137 people each year have lost their lives as a result of excessive heat...

Must Have Balance…Tai Chi Has Benefits for Seniors

Posted: 6/26/2015 9:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

Focusing on calm thoughts and deep breathing, Tai Chi stresses the importance of posture and slow deliberate movements. Studies by the National Institutes of Health have shown that Tai Chi is beneficial for seniors because it promotes balance and reduces the risk of falling.

Can Treating Lower Back Pain Reduce the Effects of Depression and Raise Self Esteem?

Posted: 6/10/2015 7:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states that depression and chronic lower back pain both occur in roughly 25 percent of seniors.

The Importance of Staying Active after Knee Surgery

Posted: 5/28/2015 7:41 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knee surgery can make a huge difference in the treatment osteoarthritis and other issues that affect seniors. With the proper care and a bit physical therapy, seniors can find a whole new lease on life, but many aren’t.

How do I know if Mom (or Dad) Needs help at Home?

Posted: 5/15/2015 7:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Knowing when to ask for help can be difficult for your loved ones. Sometimes it can feel like a sign of weakness to admit that they can no longer do the tasks of everyday living. It is important that families know what to look for; the warning signs that may indicate that it is time to look for a senior care professional.

Elder Care: 5 Therapeutic Activities Your Loved One Can Enjoy!

Posted: 3/16/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Making sure that your elderly loved one stays active, even in their later years, is the best way for them to maintain their health. Rather than sitting around alone all day long, exercise ensures that your loved one is getting out of the house, meeting new people, and keeping their body and minds as sharp as possible. Here are 5 activities that your elderly loved one will enjoy that will also k...

Caregiver Stress is Real- Home Care Can Help

Posted: 3/2/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most people step into the role of a family caregiver without thinking about how hard it could be, or that they could end up creating more problems with their relationships, both with the person they are caring for and the other people around them.

Senior Care – Tips for Improving Dental Health

Posted: 2/6/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a person reaches their senior years, taking care of their aging teeth may become a daily challenge. Many older adults experience the loss of their natural teeth simply for the reason that they had lost the ability to take care of them properly.

Caring for Our Veterans

Posted: 1/25/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, more than half of U.S. veterans are 60 or older. Around 45 percent are 65 and older, numbers which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) believe will continue until 2035.

Could you save the life of someone choking?

Posted: 1/7/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Invented in 1974 with a team of Hospital researchers, Dr. Henry Heimlich claims the procedure and its abdominal thrusts - into the stomach above the navel and up against the diaphragm to force air from the lungs and remove obstructions - have saved the lives of 100,000 potential choking victims.

Six Common Myths About Home Care Services

Posted: 12/17/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home care services are considered a godsend to many caregivers who have loved ones requiring help with day to day tasks in the home. However, there are still some who are concerned with the idea of a stranger taking care of their loved one or being in their home. There are several myths regarding home care services.

The Silent Plague - When a Family Caregiver is Suffering in Silence

Posted: 12/3/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one and find that you’re under a great deal of stress, don’t suffer in silence. Ask for help or hire a professional in home care provider to help out. The important thing is the well-being of your elderly loved one and feeling overwhelmed will generally negatively impact that quickly.

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month

Posted: 11/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

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