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Bobby Scott Shoemake - Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 8/1/2014 12:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Whiteville, NC – July 30, 2014 – The Byrd HealthCare Group / Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas announced the appointment of Bobby Scott Shoemake as its Chief Operating Officer, according to Donna “Lou” Byrd, CEO and President of organization.  Shoemake holds a MA in Health Policy from Duke University and a BS in Business Management from Mount Olive College...

Interim HealthCare of North Carolina (Byrd Group) Wins Joint Commision Accreditation

Posted: 5/20/2014 11:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to delivering home care services, Interim HealthCare takes pride in putting the patient first. Our entire organization is dedicated to improving people's lives, thats why we give our staff the best training possible and supplement that with ongoing education throughout their tenure with us. We are committed to giving people the best possible quality of life and to keep them li...

Why Choose Home Care? Weighing Your Options

Posted: 4/30/2014 11:18 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

The Benefits of Music Therapy

Posted: 3/20/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our bodies have a physiological response to music, that is why qualified therapists can use it to help patients relax or to stimulate those in a coma. Music Therapy can increase breathing rates, increase heart rates, help with coordination and movement and much more.

Caregiver Burnout - Elder Care & Avoiding Stress

Posted: 3/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One way to avoid burnout is to define your role in their care. No one can assume full responsibility for a loved one’s care, maintain their own lives and that of others in their charge without having reasonable expectations and some help along the way.

Surgical Recovery At Home

Posted: 2/19/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It starts in your doctor’s office before your procedure and involves you asking a lot of questions. However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how long you’ll be out of work and the best rehab regimen, among others.

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/4/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

February is American Heart Health Month, time to look at how we can prevent strokes. The CDC tells us that Strokes are responsible for an estimated 130,000 deaths in the United States each year, CDC. About 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and most of those are the first incident.

Reduce Risks of Alzheimer's By Sleeping Well

Posted: 1/19/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although the lack of sleep won’t necessarily cause the development of Alzheimer’s, researchers have shown in multiple study that sleeping well helps to clean the brain of waste including Amyloid and helps your brain to function more efficiently.

Interim Transitions Comes to North Carolina

Posted: 1/13/2014 11:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare has introduced an excellent program focused on helping people with chronic diseases avoid going back to the hospital.  Called Interim Transitions, the program offers hospitals and physicians a way to better help their patients adhere to a post-discharge care plan and provide the support the patient needs to recover at home.  Key services include assisting with trans...

Health Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms

Posted: 1/7/2014 2:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

Make a Difference to a Special Senior in Your Life This Holiday Season

Posted: 12/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many seniors have trouble enjoying the holidays because they can be stressful, depressing, and lonely.  Our elders sometimes struggle with physical and mental aliments that can make participating challenging.  Sometimes taking that extra moment to reach out and include our senior loved ones, or even those in our community that might not have anyone, can make a huge difference. Here ar...

Holiday Travel Tips For Seniors

Posted: 12/7/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 11/19/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Being health-conscious doesn't necessarily mean that you can't enjoy the holidays; it simply means that you should continue to be watchful of what you eat and be prepared for the festivities. Consulting with your doctor or care professional will show you what to watch out for in order to avoid any health issues over this special time of year.

Senior Care - Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being in North Carolina

Posted: 11/6/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activit...

Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission Following a Heart Attack…

Posted: 10/21/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to Kumar Dharmarajan, M.D., M.B.A., lead author of the study and a fellow in cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, “Post-discharge care may be improved when aligned to the periods of greatest risk for patients.” In other words, we must ensure that heart patients have proper home care in the period following a hospitalization for heart failure or hea...

In-Home Care Tips for Recovering from Surgery

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Contrary to what you might think, recovery from surgery begins long before you even leave the hospital. It starts in your doctor’s office before your procedure and involves you asking a lot of questions. However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation. These can include plans for pain management, bathing instructions, how ...

Flu Season is Coming,..Are You Ready?

Posted: 9/23/2013 11:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Flu season will soon be upon us. It generally peaks from November to April. Now is the time for people, especially seniors, to consider getting a flu shot. The best time of year to get one is October or November. This will help prevent contracting the serious illness when flu season arrives. At Interim HealthCare, all of our caregivers keep an eye out for those that will likely benefit from a f...

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