Interim HealthCare Blog
Posted: 5/5/2022 11:36 AM by
What comes to mind when you think of a nurse? Is it someone wearing scrubs and tending to a patient lying in a hospital bed?
Although the concept of nursing has existed for centuries, the field of nursing has expanded exponentially over time. There are now more than 2.9 million registered nurses in the United States alone, and many more worldwide. Nurses work in hospitals, doctors' offices, ...
Posted: 5/5/2022 11:05 AM by
When you think of a career in nursing, your mind probably goes straight to a hospital or clinic setting. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growing demand for more convenient healthcare options, and a population with a longer life expectancy have all led to a major shift in how and where patients are treated. As the health industry adapts to more patient-centered models of care, n...
Posted: 5/5/2022 10:21 AM by
Would you be able to recognize the signs if you or a loved one was suffering from a stroke? If you recognized the symptoms, would you know what to do next?
Posted: 5/3/2022 1:19 PM by
We often talk openly about the ways we can take care of our physical health–exercising, eating healthy, and going to the doctor regularly. But for whatever reason, the topic of mental health still seems a bit taboo. Even though 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, most don’t feel comfortable talking about what they’re going through and or discussing their sympto...
Posted: 4/5/2022 1:55 PM by
Chances are, you know someone who has diabetes. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly common. Currently, more than 34 million Americans (one in 10 people) are living with diabetes – and 90 to 95 percent of those diagnosed have type 2 diabetes, a long-term (chronic) condition that results in too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream.
If left unmanaged, type 2 diabetes can lead to serious and li...
Posted: 4/4/2022 1:48 PM by
So, you finally retired. You had the cake, the party, and you were recognized for your many years of hard work. Now it’s finally time to do what you want to do – travel, spend time with grandchildren… the sky is the limit!
Posted: 4/1/2022 3:29 PM by
Are you considering a career change? Maybe you have healthcare experience and need a change of scenery. Perhaps the flexibility of working in home care has piqued your interest, but you'd really like to know what a typical day on the job is like, especially before you make the big switch.
Posted: 4/1/2022 2:10 PM by
If your loved one has just received a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, chances are you feel overwhelmed, scared, sad, or a myriad of other emotions. Once you’ve had a moment to catch your breath, the best way to move forward is to learn about the things you can control when it comes to caring for your loved one. And we believe these five tips are a great place to start.
Posted: 3/11/2022 11:50 AM by
According to NPR, there are currently 54 million Americans age 65 and older–that number is expected to rise to 95 million by 2060. As baby boomers age, the demand for healthcare workers to take care of them will greatly increase. Home health and personal care aide job openings are projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, with experts predicting an estimated 8.2 million job openings in ho...
Posted: 3/10/2022 12:20 PM by
If you work in the nursing field, we don’t have to tell you times are tough–you’re living it every
day. Turn on the news for any period of time, and you’ll likely see reports of nursing shortages
across the country–and even the world.
Posted: 3/9/2022 12:05 PM by
When you were younger, did you have the ability to go to sleep at 2 a.m. and sleep until noon the next day? How about going to sleep at 9 p.m. and waking up naturally at 6 a.m.? As you’ve aged, chances are sleep doesn’t come quite as easily as it used to. Maybe you’re retired and don’t want to be tied down to a regimented sleep schedule. That’s one of the benefits of not working anymore, right?
Posted: 3/7/2022 11:43 AM by
There’s no doubt about it, cancer is scary. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths–but it doesn’t have to be. It’s one of the few cancers that can be prevented through screening. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. But, it’s up to you to take charge of your health and take the steps to reduce your risk.
Posted: 2/21/2022 10:00 AM by
For the past two years, many people have found themselves more focused on the state of their health than ever before. By now, we’re familiar with what we can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, but it’s important to remember we can’t ignore the rest of our body. It’s time to get back on track.
Posted: 2/16/2022 10:00 AM by
February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about heart diseases (CVD) and advocating for cardiovascular health. Studies show that cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in the United States. Luckily, these diseases are easily preventable by combining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet.
Posted: 2/10/2022 9:00 AM by
Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many older adults. It can make it harder for you to do things like read, shop, or cook, and unfortunately, standard treatments for low vision like eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines, and surgery can’t always fix the problem completely.
Posted: 2/5/2022 9:00 AM by
February is recognized nationally as American Heart Month. And each year, the first Friday in February is observed as National Wear Red Day®, a day people coast-to-coast unite to raise awareness about the dangers of cardiovascular disease in women.
Posted: 12/6/2021 10:40 AM by
As the holidays near, the hustle and bustle of the season is already underway. For most, the holidays are a joyful time filled with parties, events, and family gatherings. But for families with a chronically ill child, this time of year can be exceptionally stressful, especially if they’re faced with an unexpected stay in the hospital or a long-term care facility.
Posted: 12/6/2021 10:34 AM by
The holidays are upon us. For most people, this time of year is filled with parties, family gatherings, and just spending quality time with the ones you love. But for family members who are homebound or unable to travel or gather in person, the holidays can be a challenging time of year, especially when so many people have started to gather again in-person post-pandemic. However, that doesn’t m...
Posted: 12/2/2021 2:38 PM by
Studies suggest that one in four Americans are using virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to control their smart devices and access the Internet. And innovations are continuing. Their impact on our lives has been immense, but their potential for seniors is even greater.
Posted: 11/1/2021 3:00 PM by
If your loved one is preparing for hospice care, you want to ensure all their needs are met – mentally, physically and spiritually. End-of-life needs can vary greatly from person to person. But those needs can be exceptionally unique if your loved one is a Veteran.