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Types of Patient Care: Which Do You Need?

Posted: 9/6/2021 11:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

In-home patient care can help maximize the quality of life by ensuring safety and security while still maintaining independence. Whether it’s avoiding hospitalization, dealing with a chronic medical condition, or simply aiding in recovery after a short-term illness or injury, home care can be a great resource to rely on during tough times. It ensures the well-being of the patient while also kee...

Medical Conditions That Require Home Care

Posted: 8/30/2021 1:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are many advantages to in-home care services. They more convenient because they can be provided in the comfort of your own home and are less expensive than facility care. In-home care also allows those in care to maintain a sense of independence and flourish in a familiar environment. When a loved one is ill or has a disease affecting their quality of life, they may require specific care.

The Importance of Adequate Healthcare Staffing

Posted: 8/10/2021 7:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

A healthcare facility needs adequate and safe levels of staffing to function well and administer care both safely and efficiently. Adequate staffing levels ensure better care for patients and reduces nurse fatigue, prevent burnout, and increase patient satisfaction. However, despite this, the healthcare industry has been known for being severely understaffed, especially when it comes to nurses.

The Importance of Relief for Primary Caregivers

Posted: 8/2/2021 8:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being a primary caregiver is a difficult and demanding job. Without support or any time off, caregivers can start to neglect their health and even suffer from burnout. A study on family caregivers showed that 60% of caregivers aged 19-64 had fair or poor health, suffered from chronic conditions, or had a disability, compared to only 33% of non-caregivers. Respite care services give primary care...

Top Nursing Specialties and Career Choices

Posted: 7/8/2021 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The field of nursing is evolving, and the demand for qualified nurses is growing exponentially. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses (RNs) alone will increase by 7.2% come 2029. This increase in demand is accompanied by growing opportunities in different nursing specialties and career choices.

How to Find Home Care in Webster Groves

Posted: 6/30/2021 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Trusting a care professional to look after you or a vulnerable loved one at home can be difficult at first, but the right home care in Webster Groves can help put your mind at ease. It all starts with finding the best care agency in your community. 

Technology That Can Benefit Seniors with Memory Loss

Posted: 6/28/2021 4:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

In 2019, seniors in the U.S. (those aged 65 years or older) made up 16.5% of the population. By 2050, senior citizens will make up 22% of all Americans. As they age, people face problems, such as memory loss, lack of mobility, physical health concerns, and vision or hearing loss. However, with the advent of technology, senior care has made significant progress. Various technological innovations...

Activities for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 6/2/2021 8:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

When people are first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, they often withdraw from social activities and hobbies. It’s important to combat this and keep them engaged, especially when they’re in the early stages of the disease.

How to Deal with Your Loved One's Dementia Progression

Posted: 5/28/2021 4:33 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dementia is a disease that affects not only the people suffering from it, but also those around them. This is especially true for dementia caregivers, who struggle with the fact that their loved one’s personality and behaviour is changing and have to deal with aggression and mood swings. While helping a loved one with dementia can be rewarding, there’s no denying that it’s also challenging and ...

Home Care in Kirkwood: Tips for Healthy Aging

Posted: 5/21/2021 8:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seeking out home care in Kirkwood is a great way to help local seniors age in place. Not only can a care professional assist with the day-to-day challenges your loved one deals with, but they can also help your family member maintain their comfort and quality of life. For instance, there are many habits that can promote healthy aging that some seniors struggle to maintain without effective supp...

Advantages of Outsourcing Medical Staffing

Posted: 5/14/2021 11:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to healthcare, qualified and experienced staff is a necessity. No risks can be taken, and all medical staffing decisions have to be considered carefully to ensure that the best candidates are hired for the job. However, this is easier said than done. The recruitment process is both, time-consuming and resource-intensive, and results in hospitals and other healthcare facilities exp...

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...

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