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Choose a Career Path with Purpose

Posted: 7/26/2021 10:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Why should you be looking for a career with purpose? Is caregiving's purpose the right one for you? Find out!

Time to Rethink Your Career?

Posted: 7/12/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many Americans are looking to change careers for a variety of reasons. Are you? See if caregiving is just what you need!

Discover What It’s Like to Be an Interim Caregiver

Posted: 6/14/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare we realize that great caregivers aren’t defined by degrees, but rather by character. You don’t need to have a background in healthcare, you only need a big heart. Find out more about what it's like being a caregiver at Interim.

What Does it Mean to be 'Present' as a Caregiver?

Posted: 5/10/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

For some people, being present means just showing up. They don’t consider that they can contribute more than just being there physically. For others, being present means being fully there, giving of themselves. Healthline has defined being present as “being focused and engaged in the here and now, not distracted or mentally absent.” The best caregivers mirror this definition.

Medical Staffing in Grants Pass: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 5/2/2019 10:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Staff members are an integral part of a health care facility's success. When you require additional help at your health care facility to meet the needs of the community, Interim HealthCare of Grants Pass can offer you staff members with a variety of skill sets and flexible scheduling. Our medical staffing services in Grants Pass make the hiring process simple and efficient.

Hospice Care in Grants Pass: Helping Your Family with Compassionate Care

Posted: 2/14/2019 11:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

If a medical professional has advised you to look into hospice care providers in Grants Pass on behalf of someone you love, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. Seeing a loved one in pain, whether due to the symptoms of a serious illness or in response to their treatments, can be incredibly distressing. However, though hospice can provide some desperately needed relief and comfort ...

Senior Nutrition and a Balanced Diet

Posted: 4/30/2018 8:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

There's no doubt about it, as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age. Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20's or 40's. A wholesome, well-balanced diet can be the first line of defense in staying healthy. Mealtime should be enjoyable and many seniors like variety at each meal.

The Most Common Health Issues Among Seniors

Posted: 4/30/2018 2:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are some common health issues faced by all adults of any age. For elderly people, these health issues can have a great deal of consequence for the loved one's health. They are already getting to a stage in life where they want and need to slow things down a little. They may also start needing some help at home. Now is a good time to consider getting a home care provider for them to help w...

Help a Senior Improve Their Quality of Life by Setting Goals

Posted: 2/21/2018 1:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Setting goals is a fantastic way for your parent to enhance their quality of life and pursue better health and well-being as they age in place. They give your parent the opportunity to discover new sources of excitement and fulfillment, keep them motivated and working toward the next step, and help them to break down larger goals into something more accessible. A great way to start your parent ...

What to Know About Age Related Hearing Loss

Posted: 2/5/2018 1:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is the slow loss of hearing that occurs as people get older. Hearing loss starts when the tiny hairs in your ear damaged or die. These tiny hairs pick up sound waves, change them into nerve signals, and the brain interprets them. These hairs do not grow back, so most cases where the hairs are lost, the damage is permanent.

The Benefits of Home Care

Posted: 1/30/2018 12:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

In-home care provides the highest professional health care services available while being in the most comfortable environment, your home! It eliminates the daunting task of going to the hospital or doctor’s office, it reduces stress and fatigue on patients and family members, and allows for the best recovery conditions for patients.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/19/2018 12:35 PM 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.

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 11/24/2017 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

Handling the heat

Posted: 11/10/2017 2:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 10/27/2017 2:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 10/13/2017 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

The Benefits of Music for Seniors

Posted: 9/15/2017 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Music can bring back memories and affect moods. It is a hallmark of celebrations. One song can take you to your childhood while another finds you on the shores of a Hawaiian island. For seniors who may find themselves alone more often than not, music can offer not only mood enhancement, but mental benefits as well.

Tips for Protecting Your Parent from Identity Theft

Posted: 9/1/2017 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today’s technology-based society your parent has more opportunities than ever to engage with others, stay connected to friends and family, find entertainment, and even handle basic personal tasks by utilizing devices such as their computer or phone. While these can be a wonderful way to encourage them to stay more active and independent, and to support mental and emotional health as they age...

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