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5 Reasons You Should Consider A Career As A Home Care Nursing Assistant

Posted: 6/7/2022 10:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

What if you had a job where you had control over your schedule? What if you knew each day you’d have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on another person’s life? What if we told you the ability to continue your nursing education might be available at no cost to you?

10 Responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant in Home Care

Posted: 6/6/2022 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are in high demand. If you’ve been thinking about a career change, or even want to begin your career as a nurse, becoming a CNA is a great place to start.

Celebrating Nurses: A Day In The Life of a Home Health Care Nurse

Posted: 5/5/2022 11:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

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, ...

The Future of Nursing Is At Home

Posted: 5/5/2022 11:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

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...

Act F.A.S.T.: How to Identify the Signs of a Stroke

Posted: 5/5/2022 10:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

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?

6 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Mental Health

Posted: 5/3/2022 1:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

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...

Defeat Diabetes: Know the Facts and Raise Awareness

Posted: 4/5/2022 1:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

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...

From Retired to Hired

Posted: 4/4/2022 1:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

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!

Made For This: Real Stories From Interim Team Members On The Benefits of Working In Homecare

Posted: 4/1/2022 3:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Five Tips for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers

Posted: 4/1/2022 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

​5 Reasons Why Working in Home Healthcare is Meaningful

Posted: 3/11/2022 11:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

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...

Is it time to make a nursing career change?

Posted: 3/10/2022 12:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

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.

Why Is Good Sleep Hygiene Important For Older Adults?

Posted: 3/9/2022 12:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

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?

3 Steps To Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer As You Age

Posted: 3/7/2022 11:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

​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.

HOW TO BOOST YOUR HEART HEALTH: THE 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD AND SHOULDN’T DO

Posted: 2/21/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

6 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in 2022

Posted: 2/16/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

LOW VISION? TRY THESE 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE.

Posted: 2/10/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

GO RED FOR WOMEN: STEPS TO LIVING A HEART-HEALTHY LIFE

Posted: 2/5/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

5 Benefits of At-Home Pediatric Care During the Holidays

Posted: 12/6/2021 10:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

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.

5 Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Loved Ones During the Holidays

Posted: 12/6/2021 10:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

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...

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