May 2020

Interim HealthCare Blogs

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...

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