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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...

Juggling the Many Aspects of Moms and Dads Health Care Needs

Posted: 5/1/2020 11:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our parents or loved one's age, it can be challenging to manage all of the various aspects of their care. Just remembering how many doctors and medicines they are taking can be a challenge, not to mention the changes that take place over time. These areas are accompanied by various nuances and specifics that need to be documented and require follow up. Five primary areas need to be actively...

Staph Infections Are Dangerous for Seniors and Those of All Ages Who Have a Chronic Illnesses

Posted: 4/24/2020 1:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors and the elderly tend to be more prone to infections than younger adults due to a suppressed immune system; they are less capable of naturally fighting off infections with their body's own resistance. A minor infection for a younger adult can turn into something very severe and require hospitalization for an older adult due to that senior's inability to recover as quickly.

Five Apps to Help you Juggle Life as a Caregiver

Posted: 4/18/2020 5:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Every day is different in caregiving, some days are easy and others difficult, some days it is spending all your time at doctors’ appointments and other days is quiet and peaceful. For adult children, moms and dads have taken care of you during your childhood and now it’s time to give back. It's only natural that you want what is best for them and ensure they are comfortable.

Spring Cleaning can Be an Enjoyable Task for Mom

Posted: 4/10/2020 2:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

Are you getting antsy in the house during the rainy season? It may be challenging to come up with ways to stay active during this season. This is a great time to do some of the things around the house that are done annually, like "spring cleaning." It can be a fun and useful exercise for older adults. Excess clutter can lead to a higher level of anxiety, stress, and depression -- issues that ma...

Becoming a Primary Caregiver Remotely During Covid-19

Posted: 4/5/2020 5:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Have you become the primary caregiver for a loved one while living at a distance as Covid-19 is sweeping the nation? It appears seniors are still ranking as the number one age group most at risk for the Coronavirus. As many parts of the world are under a “stay at home” order, it has required many caregivers to take on more responsibilities for their parents and loved ones.

Caregivers Taking Proactive Steps to Keep our Seniors Safe During Coronavirus

Posted: 3/29/2020 8:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the Coronavirus, COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, continues to spread through our nation, Interim HealthCare is committed to providing the timely resources, proper care, and necessary support to our clients to ensure they remain well. Since our clients are among the most vulnerable to this viral infection, we are making every effort to protect them from potential expo...

Proactive Document Gathering is Essential in Caring for a Parent

Posted: 3/22/2020 11:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a primary caregiver becoming organized is key because you may need to navigate your parent’s medical care and handle important decisions at one point. Often part of the responsibility of being a family caregiver is coordinating and taking your parents to appointments, ensuring they are receiving appropriate medical care, and taking care of relevant paperwork in addition to ensuring they are ...

The Coronavirus is a Serious Threat to Seniors

Posted: 3/17/2020 9:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors and children are generally at a higher risk when it comes to the flu. This new strain of COVID-19 or also known as, Coronavirus seems to be more detrimental to those who are seniors and have chronic illnesses. It's crucial for seniors to stay home as much as possible during this outbreak. There is so much that is still unknown and it can be frustrating but in the meantime, it’s importan...

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