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Affordable Senior Care: How to Lower Senior Care Costs

Posted: 5/19/2022 9:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Aging and requiring help in your golden years is a part of life. The world’s population is aging, and at least 70% of senior citizens will need long-term care. An increasing number of seniors are choosing to age in place and opt for in-home senior care rather than moving to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. However, while this is an excellent option for their independence and health...

How You Can Help Your Loved One’s Caregiver Offer Optimal Care

Posted: 5/4/2022 9:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hiring a professional caregiver to cater to your loved one’s needs can make a marked difference in their life. Knowing they’re being cared for results in peace of mind. However, it may seem stressful in the beginning, and you may not know your role or how to interact with the caregiver. Yet, it’s essential to start things outright. By supporting and partnering with your loved one’s caregiver, y...

Hospital Staffing in Kirkwood: 5 Common Questions Answered

Posted: 4/29/2022 10:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you looking for a rewarding job in the health care field? Consider Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South. We are a provider of hospital staffing in Kirkwood, St. Louis, and nearby communities in MO, helping hospitals and health care facilities fill gaps in staffing. Here are some common questions we get asked about our job opportunities and the answers to each one.

Advance Care Planning for Seniors: A Guide

Posted: 4/15/2022 1:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

Will to live, instructions for making your own decisions in the future, healthcare power of attorney, and letting others know what you want are some of the issues older people don't usually come to terms with until it’s too late. Read on to find a guide on Advance Care Planning for Seniors and how they can safely place their bets and lead their lives peacefully.

Healthcare Staffing Challenges and Solutions

Posted: 4/11/2022 7:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

What is the most pressing issue in healthcare? Recruiting and retaining quality employees. The American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey of hospital CEOs found that staff shortages were the most pressing issue, outranking financial constraints, care quality, cyber security, or any other issues that have plagued the industry for years.

How Caregiving Can Improve Seniors’ Mental Health

Posted: 4/1/2022 9:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Like all of us, seniors want to live rich and full lives. As they age, seniors may no longer be able to take care of themselves and may require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). This can damage their confidence and self-esteem and make them feel like they’re no longer independent. It can significantly affect their mental health.

Hospital Staffing in St. Louis: We Help Alleviate Staffing Shortages

Posted: 3/31/2022 10:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a real challenge to everyone, especially hospitals. Currently, around 24% are reporting a critical staffing shortage, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If your hospital is one of them, Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South can help. We offer hospital staffing in St. Louis, MO that can provide the professionals you need to fill t...

Benefits of 24/7 In-Home Care

Posted: 3/23/2022 5:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

In-home care for seniors can benefit everyone, from the seniors in question to family caregivers who may need respite. One form o this is 24/7 in-home care. This is an incredible option for seniors who want to age in place without leaving the comfort of their homes. While they may want to remain in a familiar environment, this may not be possible when considering their safety. Round-the-clock s...

In Home Care in Hillsboro: Our Home Safety Tips

Posted: 3/7/2022 10:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home is where the heart is. Yet, if your loved one is having an issue with mobility or handling everyday tasks, it can become a dangerous place. How can you improve safety and still help them live independently, at home? At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, it's a question we often get asked and we're here to help. As an in home care agency serving Hillsboro, St. Louis, and surrounding a...

Senior Health Issues You Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 2/22/2022 2:22 PM by Interim HealthCare

With increasingly better healthcare and technology, people live longer. However, once people enter their golden years, they may live with many chronic illnesses. They may also be at higher risk of developing certain illnesses and need to take precautions to keep themselves healthy. If you’re a family caregiver a professional caregiver, there are some senior health issues you should be aware of....

Is a Role in Senior Caregiving Right for You?

Posted: 2/4/2022 3:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

Senior care has always been important, but it’s especially needed since the senior population is aging. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, older adults will outnumber children by 2034. In fact, the senior population is set to reach a staggering 77 million by 2034. Even now, there are more than 54 million senior citizens in the United States. As they age, they require more help with everyday t...

Is It Time for In Home Care in Chesterfield?

Posted: 1/31/2022 9:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

Celebrating the holidays should be a time filled with peace and joy. However, if the season left you wondering about the safety of Mom or Dad, then it's probably weighing on you. There is help, though, with in home care from an agency in Chesterfield, St. Louis, or nearby areas in MO. With the right team of caregivers in place, your parents can access the support and help they need, living safe...

How Caregivers Can Help Seniors Living With Memory Loss

Posted: 1/13/2022 2:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

While declining memory is a normal part of the aging process, it can aggravate in some cases. While some seniors have small issues with their memory, others have severe deficits in short-term memory. In the case of rapid cognitive degeneration, some may even suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Memory loss can affect the daily lives of seniors and pose safety concerns....

Aging and Sleep: How Caregivers Can Help Seniors Get Adequate Rest

Posted: 1/10/2022 3:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sleep is elusive at all ages, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults don’t get adequate sleep. However, this problem is much worse for seniors because of the relationship between aging and sleep. Research has shown that up to 70% of seniors have chronic sleep issues and may not be getting adequate rest.

Home Modifications to Help Your Elderly Patient

Posted: 12/21/2021 10:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s normal to worry about your parents as they age. As their bodies age and muscles weaken, it’s not always possible for them to be as safe or cautious moving around. In addition to mobility concerns, they may face diseases such as cataracts and may be more prone to falls.

Caregiver Jobs in Webster Groves

Posted: 12/20/2021 11:06 AM by Interim HealthCare

Searching for caregiver jobs in Webster Groves? Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis can help. As a trusted care provider in the Webster Groves area, we have placement for new graduates, as well as seasoned healthcare professionals. Options include full-time floater positions, overnight shifts, and traditional work days. It all depends on what works best for you. 

6 Misconceptions About In Home Care

Posted: 12/15/2021 8:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

As individuals grow older, they may need more help in their daily lives. Seniors may not take care of themselves the way they used to and may begin avoiding tasks for fear of danger. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. With help from family or professional caregivers, seniors can continue living well-rounded, fairly independently.

How Caregivers Can Support Patients Dressing Independently

Posted: 11/24/2021 5:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

When most of us get up in the morning, we probably don’t think twice about getting dressed. Whether tying our shoes or buttoning our shirts, we take the ability to get dressed independently for granted. The same can’t be said for seniors, who may suffer from various health conditions that prevent them from dressing independently. Some seniors suffer from memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer’...

In-Home Senior Care vs. Nursing Home Care: Which Is Better?

Posted: 11/12/2021 2:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

As your loved ones grow older, it’s normal to worry about their declining physical and cognitive capabilities and how they will complete day-to-day tasks. Depending on their health, they may become more frail, forgetful, and more prone to accidents. It may become clear that they require senior care to lead safe lives at some point.

Find Caregiver Jobs in Kirkwood

Posted: 11/8/2021 4:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

Between today's medical challenges and a growing elderly population, the demand for dedicated caregivers is on the rise. At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, we have several openings for caregiver jobs in Kirkwood to choose from. Best of all, you can choose from a variety of specialties and schedules, depending on what works best for you. 

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