August 2021

Interim HealthCare Blogs

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.

Nursing Agencies in Kirkwood: Finding the Right Agency for Your Facility

Posted: 8/27/2021 4:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Even before COVID-19, staffing shortages have been an issue for healthcare providers. Patient-to-registered nurse ratios have increased by leaps and bounds due an aging population and the ongoing opioid crisis, leading to mass strikes and widespread burnout. This has only escalated with the pandemic. The crunch has led many facilities to turn to nursing agencies in Kirkwood for extra support.

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...