Interim HealthCare Blog

An Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation and Its Benefits

Posted: 7/7/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Therapeutic recreation is making a powerful impact on the health and lives of individuals across the globe. In honor of National Therapeutic Recreation Week, here's an introduction to help you understand the potential in this form of therapy.

How to Help Your Senior Loved Ones Deal with the Loss of a Pet

Posted: 6/25/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The loss of a pet is traumatic for anyone. But, for seniors who often live alone, losing a pet can be especially devastating. This blog shares advice to help your senior loved ones deal with the loss of a pet.

What to Consider When Searching for Nursing Assistant Jobs

Posted: 6/18/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Now more than ever, organizations recognize the importance of professional, compassionate CNAs. Here's what you should look out for when searching for CNA jobs.

Using Art and Music When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's or Dementia

Posted: 6/10/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your loved one progresses through his or her journey with Alzheimer's or dementia, including music and art into their activities can help both of you. Here's how.

Nutrition tips for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia

Posted: 6/2/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Proper nutrition at every stage of dementia is extremely important. These tips can help you ensure your loved one is eating properly.

How to Get Your Senior Loved One to Give Up the Car Keys

Posted: 5/28/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Handing over the car keys and giving up driving are difficult steps for many seniors. No one wants to give up their freedom! This blog shares tips to help you successfully transition your senior loved ones to live without driving.

Top podcasts and resources for nurses

Posted: 5/21/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Self care is critical for all of us, but it's especially important for nurses. Now more than ever, all of us understand and appreciate the incredible feats accomplished by nurses each day, and the high stress that comes with the job. Here are some of our favorite podcasts and resources for nurses to explore in their downtime.

It's Time to Start Talking About Mental Health

Posted: 5/14/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

May is National Mental Health Month, which offers an excellent time to examine this importance of mental health -- for seniors, and all of us.

How to Show Mom You Love and Appreciate Her All Year Long

Posted: 5/1/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our moms have been there for us since...forever! Here are some ways you can go the extra mile to show her you care.

A guide to family disagreements and decisions about senior care

Posted: 4/30/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Childhood squabbles with your siblings can rear their ugly head again when it comes to making important decisions for the care and health of your senior loved ones. This blog offers advice to help you come to an agreement.

Answering the "call to care" >> How you can help your community in a crisis

Posted: 4/23/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Difficult times can summon the best in humanity, and in each of us individually. Here are some ways you can provide care or assistance to those in need right now.

A guide to grief

Posted: 4/16/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all experienced loss of some sort. Whether your loved one was battling a long-term illness or died suddenly, the grief felt after a loss is profound. This guide examines the stages of grief.

5 helpful apps for family caregivers

Posted: 4/9/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our phones can make life easier throughout the day. Here are some apps that are especially helpful for family caregivers.

Tips to help you find balance after becoming a family caregiver

Posted: 3/26/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Of course we want to help the older adults in our lives when they need us. But assuming family caregiver duties can be physically and emotionally exhausting. This post offers tips to help you find balance.

How to help your senior loved ones with spring cleaning

Posted: 3/19/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Spring is a time of renewal and for Helping your older loved ones declutter and clean can help prevent falls and other health issues. These tips can help.

Why Being Socially Active Is so Important for Mom or Dad

Posted: 3/12/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It seems like common sense -- being around people we love is good for us! But for seniors in particular, social activity is especially important. Here's why.

Are Meal Kit Delivery Services a Good Option for Mom or Dad?

Posted: 3/5/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As we get older, daily tasks like preparing meals can become a challenge. Here is one possibility to lessen the burden.

Why Caregivers are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Posted: 2/20/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Here are just a few reasons why caregivers are the unsung heroes of healthcare.

The Surprising Signs of Heart Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

Posted: 2/10/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While you should always prioritize heart health (for yourself and your senior loved ones), now is a good time to pay especially close attention. Here are some signs of heart trouble you shouldn’t ignore in a senior loved one – and which you may not understand to be signs of concern.

Special Ways to Show Mom or Dad You Care on Valentine’s Day

Posted: 2/10/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While just about everyone loves flowers and chocolates, put on your thinking cap to make Valentine's Day extra special for your senior loved ones this year. This blog includes tips and ideas to get you started.

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