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10 Benefits of Agency Nursing

Posted: 5/4/2021 4:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

Nursing is a rewarding career and comes with a host of benefits such as job satisfaction and security. However, it also has its downsides – ever-increasing workload and rigid schedules are extremely stressful and may eventually cause burnout. It’s because of this that an increasing number of nurses are choosing agency nursing.

Home Care in St. Louis: How We Help

Posted: 4/26/2021 5:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, we do our best to improve the lives of every client while giving them the freedom to live where they choose. Most seniors prefer to live independently in their own homes, but a fall — or even the possibility of it — can be enough to derail that plan. For that reason, we incorporate fall prevention into every aspect of our home care in St. Louis, MO. 

Choosing Between RNs, LPNs, and HHAs

Posted: 4/8/2021 6:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

When looking to hire a nurse, it is extremely important to consider what kind of nurse you require. This answer can vary depending on your needs. For example, a hospital nurse may require a different degree than a nurse whose major responsibility is helping take care of the elderly. In order to make the right decision for your unique needs, be sure to look into the different types of nurses and...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Care Service

Posted: 3/31/2021 7:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your loved ones grow older, they may not be as independent as they once were. Whether this is due to physical illnesses or diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, outside care can become a necessity for some. Traditionally, senior care has been passed off to nursing homes and dedicated services. However, more and more people are now opting for in-home care instead. Not only is this more fami...

Our Caregivers in Webster Groves Focus on HomeLife Enrichment

Posted: 3/21/2021 3:22 PM by Interim HealthCare

Hiring a professional caregiver in Webster Groves, MO for a loved one is a big step that can stir up many feelings for your family. As your family adjusts to this new phase of your loved one's life, it's too easy to focus on what's been lost and not on what's to gain. Many seniors start to neglect their physical and mental well-being when certain aspects of aging set in. At Interim HealthCare ...

The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Posted: 3/15/2021 5:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

While Alzheimer’s disease and dementia do have some similarities, they are not the same disease. However, this is often misunderstood, as people use them interchangeably, and can’t seem to differentiate between the two. If you are one of these people, don’t worry – in this article, you will learn about the differences between the two diseases.

The Benefits of a Live In Caregiver

Posted: 3/12/2021 2:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

If your family member requires more care than you can provide, you don’t have to resign yourself to the possibility of a care home. With affordable live-in caregiver options available, there’s always the choice of keeping your loved one feeling safe and independent by living in their own home.

Do You Need an RN or LPN?

Posted: 2/22/2021 11:23 AM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone in healthcare knows the importance of proper medical staffing and how it is essential for excellent patient care. Nurse-to-patient ratio is especially important when it comes to keeping down mortality rates, infection rates, and errors. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, increased demand for healthcare workers, and medical staff burnout, it has been increasingly difficult to find ade...

Support for Family Caregivers in Kirkwood

Posted: 2/18/2021 6:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Today, roughly 1 in 5 Americans provides care for a family member. In many cases, this can be a part-time or full-time job by itself, but one without any pay, training, or coworkers to help shoulder the burden. It should come as little surprise that family caregivers suffer from high rates of burnout—a problem that is only made worse by a lack of outside support. This is an area where Interim H...

Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 2/16/2021 6:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that results in the deterioration of cognitive functioning. Since it is a progressive disease, it gets worse over time, making early detection essential in managing it. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments that help slow down the progression of symptoms. If you believe that your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, you shou...

Caregiver in St. Louis: Start 2021 with Our Support

Posted: 1/31/2021 9:18 AM by Interim HealthCare

Caregiver services can be a lifeline for seniors in St. Louis who wish to age in place. By making daily life safer, easier, and more comfortable for older adults, care providers allow their clients to remain in the comfort of home. At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, we know how important caregiving can be to local seniors. We also know how overwhelming it can sometimes be for families...

Medical Staffing in the COVID-19 Era

Posted: 1/13/2021 4:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities suffered from a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). 10 months in, there’s another kind of shortage, one that is harder to fix – staffing shortage.

Essential Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted: 1/5/2021 6:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that affects memory and thinking skills. As it progresses, symptoms become worse, leading to patients not being able to perform simple tasks. Family members or caregivers have to step in to help the patient with daily tasks.

In-Home Care Has the Potential to Relieve Hospital Capacity During Coronavirus

Posted: 12/21/2020 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

The pandemic has weighed down on the healthcare system, overwhelming and stressing it out. Hospitals are operating above their capacity, and in-home care service has come to the rescue in these trying times. Home care agencies have the potential to save lives by providing quality and compassionate care in a home setting.

5 Things Veteran Nurses Should Never Forget

Posted: 12/15/2020 8:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

Veteran nurses coordinate care while providing their expert knowledge to seniors in their care. Their comprehensive knowledge about the different medical conditions and the human body makes them stand out from other nurses. It broadcasts their vast experience to others.

Trusted In Home Care in St. Charles

Posted: 12/7/2020 8:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

f you're considering in home care services in the St. Charles, MO area, Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South can help.  We're a locally owned and operated in home care service provider with over 50 years of industry experience. Our team of professional caretakers are thoroughly trained and vetted from among the community’s best.

Interesting Facts About Nursing We Bet You Didn’t Know

Posted: 11/30/2020 1:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Nurses play a special role in our life. They help us manage our physical needs, treat health conditions, and prevent illnesses. Our nurses provide holistic care, encompassing developmental, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs. They don’t just administer treatments, therapies, and medications, but do a lot more.

6 Tips to Support Mental Health of Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Posted: 11/18/2020 7:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Healthcare workers are in charge of caring for patients while ensuring proper safety and social distancing protocols are maintained. They care for the elderly who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and this can affect their mental health adversely.

Trusted In Home Care in Manchester

Posted: 11/17/2020 10:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are searching for an in home care provider in the Manchester area, take a look at a trusted name with an outstanding reputation. Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South is a locally owned and operated part of the Interim family. We help Manchester seniors safely and comfortably stay in their homes or, in some cases, in their nursing facilities.

In Home Care in Arnold: Delivering Seniors the Support They Deserve

Posted: 10/27/2020 9:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

Nobody deserves comfort and dignity more than our community's seniors. However, seniors often find themselves without the support they need to continue living independently at home. Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South is a local agency devoted to delivering that support to seniors in Arnold and the surrounding communities. We offer a range of in home care services including personal assista...

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