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The Use of Tele-Medicine is Becoming A More Popular Way for Seniors and Elderly Demographics to have Access to Care

Posted: 9/14/2020 5:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

More and more seniors and elderly individuals are using tele-medicine platforms in lieu of routine doctor appointments and urgent care needs.

When is an Appropriate Time to Discuss Funeral Planning with Mom and Dad?

Posted: 9/2/2020 5:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

Funeral planning is not always an easy topic to discuss with those that you love. Preplanning a funeral or discussing funeral arrangements is important for the family that is left behind.

What about Exercise for Seniors?

Posted: 8/31/2020 10:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most seniors either participate in regular exercise routines or don't do anything at all. Finding a balance and an exercise regimen that works is key to a happier and healthier life.

The Benefits of Home Care Agency Instead of Hiring a Private Caregiver

Posted: 8/22/2020 9:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Often times, family caregivers don't understand the differences between using a Home Care Agency versus hiring a family friend. Becoming an employer and ensuring all the proper insurances and benefits are in good standing is essential in protecting family assets.

Utilizing a Home Care Organization Versus Using a Hired Private Caregiver

Posted: 8/17/2020 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

Most families do not understand the risks associated with hiring a private caregiver. Household employees are entitled to employee benefits and without proper planning the liabilities will likely outweigh the risks.

Covid-19 Prompting Many to Create or Review their Advanced Directives

Posted: 8/7/2020 5:12 PM by Interim HealthCare

With our existing Covid-19 experience, loved ones need to consider what their advanced directive wishes are in the event they are incapacitated and unable to communicate on their own. Leaving the decisions up to their family will likely not be what they envisioned.

In-Home Care Helps Enhance the Lives of Seniors

Posted: 8/6/2020 10:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

In-Home care for a loved one is a better solution for many families who are concerned with the quality of life for their loved ones. Aging parents want to remain in the comfort of their own home and age with dignity and independence.

Interim HealthCare Provides COVID-19 Testing at Workplaces

Posted: 7/22/2020 6:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

Do you need onsite COVID-19 testing for your employees? We provide the clinical and administrative staff to test your employees with a FDA approved COVID-19 PCR test and provide results in a HIPAA compliant portal for employers to review results within 48 hours.

Clues that Help Determine if Mom Needs More Help

Posted: 7/3/2020 1:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare provides insight in identifying clues that mom, dad, or a loved one needs assistance with activities of daily living. In an effort to help seniors stay in their home safely and remain independent there are clues that will assist a family member in identifying when in-home care is needed.

Interim HealthCare Provides Covid-19 Screening & Temperature Checks by Certified Healthcare Professionals

Posted: 6/25/2020 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare provides healthcare staff for local businesses and companies who want to screen their employees for Covid-19 symptoms and high temperatures. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus , screening employees for Covid-19 is an effective way to keep your employees safe and ensure your daily operations is not impacted by Covid-19 breakouts.

Technology is Embraced among Seniors and Elderly Loved Ones During Covid-19

Posted: 6/18/2020 5:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

The senior and elderly demographic in assisted living and Independent Living Facilities have more readily embraced technology in keeping in touch with their loved ones. For many of us, life has somewhat returned to normal as we are returning to the workplace and the restrictions are starting to be lifted. This is not the case for those in senior homes around the country, many seniors have been ...

Keeping your Loved One’s Safe in the Home

Posted: 6/15/2020 3:34 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a primary caregiver of mom, dad, or a senior in your family, it's our job to ensure their home provides a safe environment. Falls represent the highest number of emergency room visits among seniors and the elderly but there are many other areas in the home that may need to be addressed.

Creating a Financial Plan that will help shape your future.

Posted: 6/10/2020 2:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Many Americans today have not set up a financial plan for their senior or elderly years. Younger people don’t spend much time thinking about what life will look like when they are 80 years old because they are living in the present. With the multiple responsibilities of a career, starting a family, buying a house, and raising a family, they are constantly juggling many balls in the air at once

The Benefits of Mom at Home Instead of being in a Facility

Posted: 6/6/2020 10:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

No one plans on being admitted to the hospital or move in a facility to live out the rest of their days, but millions of people are faced with that reality when they enter their elderly years. The thought of having a parent move in with their adult children is often not considered but why not? Maybe you don’t know where to begin or is it because you don’t have the time, resources, or support to...

Do You Have the Early Stages of Cataracts?

Posted: 6/5/2020 9:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss and According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts affect approximately 25 million Americans age forty or older. It's not just for the senior-aged demographic it affects middle-aged individuals too. However, by the age of seventy-five years old, it affects ½ of the American population.

Loneliness and Isolation has Climbed Sharply in Seniors and the Elderly During Covid-19

Posted: 5/28/2020 12:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are experiencing the highest levels of social isolation and loneliness due to Covid-19 in over 100 years. Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and independent senior communities are sheltering in place. These senior living facilities have gone weeks now without allowing visitors or even allowing residents to share meals and social events to keep their residents safe and healthy. ...

A Grieving Parent: Are They Working Through the Process Effectively?

Posted: 5/20/2020 11:24 AM by Interim HealthCare

We all face grief at some point in our lives, whether it be a grandparent, parent, or someone close to us. This loss of a spouse or significant other can be harrowing and a difficult, arduous phase in the lives of those left behind. As a family caregiver, we must be prepared to help our parents deal with this loss effectively and healthily.

Baby Boomers Have More Housing Options Than Their Parents

Posted: 5/11/2020 8:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Baby boomers have many more options on housing than their parents had to choose from in their day. Just a decade ago, senior loved ones either lived in their own home or went into a nursing home in many geographic areas. Now, housing options for seniors have an increasing number of opportunities to meet individual needs.

Who Wants to Live Out There Days in A Nursing Home?

Posted: 5/8/2020 3:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Now that’s a question no one ever wants to hear or ever have to deal with in their lifetime. I have yet to meet someone who purposely planned a visit to a nursing home. An unfortunate fact is that you would be surprised at how seniors go there after a hospital stay and never return to their own homes. The likelihood of a nursing home becoming a permanent resident increases dramatically as they ...

Strategies to Reduce Hospital Re-Admissions for Seniors

Posted: 5/5/2020 3:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

There is not a senior on the planet that wants to be readmitted to the hospital after leaving just days or weeks ago, but it happens more often than one might think. Not only does it negatively impact the senior loved one who is going through the process, but the hospital that released them is also penalized if they are readmitted within 30 days. Often, the re-admission could have been prevente...

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