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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...

What You Need to Know About Pneumonia In Seniors

Posted: 10/20/2020 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Pneumonia is a serious threat to seniors. With around 600,000 cases of pneumonia reported in the United States, 59,000 seniors pass away due to pneumonia each year in the United States. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for seniors is estimated at 18.2% pneumonia cases per 1,000 persons aged 65 to 69 years and older, with 52.2% pneumonia cases reported in seniors aged 85 and older.

5 Characteristics to Look for in an In-home Caregiver for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 10/7/2020 9:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Your ailing parent with Alzheimer’s disease needs a certified and trained caregiver to stay with them around the clock. However, you have heard frightening stories in the past and don’t want to find yourself in one of them. Those stories are rare and you can ensure you don’t become a part of the story collection by searching for caregivers backed by a reputable home care agency in Saint Louis C...

In Home Care in Webster Groves: Helping Our Seniors Stay Independent

Posted: 9/28/2020 2:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

Every senior deserves to age with dignity which, to many, means aging at home. In home care services help make that dream a reality for seniors all across Webster Groves, MO by delivering skilled support and heartfelt companionship right to their doorsteps. In the hands of our one-of-a-kind caregivers, even seniors living alone or with chronic memory loss can continue to age in the comfort of t...

Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID -19 -Tips to Keep Them Safe

Posted: 9/23/2020 7:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

The coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19 has spread across the world. It has affected the way we live and do things. However, for others, it has become a nightmare. We’re talking about our seniors who are at high risk of contracting the virus.

How In-Home Care Can Help Bedridden Seniors Living in Saint Louis County

Posted: 9/10/2020 7:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Undergoing surgery or the progression of a disease can cause some seniors to become bed-bound. For you, this hits close to home, as one of your loved ones has become bedridden. You no longer live with them, but you also can’t sit there and not do anything about the difficult situation they have found themselves in.

In Home Care in Kirkwood: Delivering Assistance to Our Seniors

Posted: 8/31/2020 7:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every senior deserves to age in comfort and dignity. However, they often need additional support at home to do so. In home care from Interim HealthCare of Saint Louis South makes it easy for seniors in Kirkwood to get the care they need most by providing personalized care that fits comfortably within their existing lifestyle.

Does Your Parent Need Memory Loss Care in Saint Louis County?

Posted: 8/5/2020 4:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

Is your parent showing signs of memory loss? Or are you not sure if they are experiencing it? Memory loss usually indicates dementia and requires medications and in-home memory loss care to manage it. However, first, you need to make sure if your parent has memory loss.

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