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Healthcare Staffing in St. Louis: Providing Care and Providing Jobs

Posted: 5/29/2019 4:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

The healthcare industry is seeing a high demand for medical professionals to meet the needs of patients and clients. At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, we see that demand and address it in our local community. Our healthcare staffing services in St. Louis, MO provide care for our community while also bringing jobs into the area for those who need them.

Nurse Staffing in St. Louis: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 5/2/2019 9:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you an employer seeking the perfect candidate to fill an absence at your health care facility? At Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South, we are here to help connect you with the perfect fit for your team. Our nurse staffing services in St. Louis, MO bring the top contenders directly to you, so you can easily fill the position.

In Home Care in St. Louis: Answering Common Questions

Posted: 3/18/2019 11:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

In home care is a great option for seniors who are recovering from an illness or procedure, giving them the ability to stay home while they receive proper care. Being at home is not only more comfortable for the individual, but also easier on their loved ones. We're here to answer some common questions about in home care in the St. Louis area.

Alzheimer's Care in St. Louis: What is Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Posted: 2/26/2019 2:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Alzheimer's disease has undoubtedly become one of the biggest medical concerns facing older Americans today. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.7 million people in the U.S. have this health condition, and that 16.1 million people are currently providing unpaid Alzheimer's care for a loved one, including many families in the St. Louis area. However, it's a lesser known fact that Alzhei...

5 Easy Steps to Improved Elder Care

Posted: 5/28/2018 10:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

​Preventing Dehydration when Providing Elderly Care

Posted: 5/3/2018 9:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Mark wasn’t much of a caregiver, but when his mother fell and she needed someone to help her at home during her recovery, he took it upon himself to do that, mostly because he was the only real viable option. Or so he thought.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 4/30/2018 8:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 4/25/2018 2:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Beating stress means getting enough rest, eating right, and moving your body more. You'll definitely want to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plans, but these tips can help you to get started with a plan you'll want to stick with for a long time.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/14/2018 1:39 PM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

Ways to Exercise with Seniors without Going to the Gym

Posted: 2/1/2018 1:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

When exercising is recommended for seniors, most are intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to a crowded gym. This does not have to be the case because exercising can be done outside of the gym. Below are some suggestions for exercising with a senior loved one.

Improve Senior Caregiving with Color Therapy

Posted: 1/25/2018 11:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver you know the importance of making caregiving fun for you and your senior loved one. Color therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with your aging parent to boost mood and strengthen both physical and emotional health.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/12/2018 11:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

During January we take the time to raise awareness about cervical health. This month is meant to educate both men and women on the causes and effects of cervical cancer and HPV, as well as encouraging women to take the proper steps to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

What is Macular Degeneration and Can You Prevent It?

Posted: 11/24/2017 1:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

While there are many potential causes for low vision among elderly adults, one of the most common is a condition called macular degeneration. This disease is a leading cause of the loss of vision among those older adults over the age of 50 and can develop so gradually that the senior is not even aware of the changes in their vision until they have become severe. This condition does not lead to ...

Should Your Parent Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted: 11/10/2017 12:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

The thought of your parent undergoing surgery can be daunting. Hip replacement surgery, however, can make a tremendous difference in their health and quality of life, enabling them to stay more active, healthier, and more engaged in the world around them. Helping your parent to determine if they should consider this type of surgery empowers them to make the decision that is right for them and f...

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 10/27/2017 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 10/13/2017 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 9/15/2017 8:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

How to Prevent Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Posted: 9/1/2017 8:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hip fractures are extremely common among adults over the age of 60. In fact, nine out of 10 people over the age of 60 experience this type of injury.

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