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5 Proven Ways for Seniors to Boost Their Energy Levels

Posted: 11/21/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Does fatigue set in because of inactivity, or does inactivity set in because of fatigue? Either way, fatigue and low energy levels for seniors aren’t to be taken lightly. Low energy can lead to other conditions, such as depression and obesity. If the senior in your life is experiencing fatigue, we have found five proven ways that seniors can boost their energy levels

5 Surprisingly Fun Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

Posted: 11/7/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Some seniors can’t physically participate in activities requiring mobility, but many can – and want to. If you have a senior who can “get physical,” here are five surprisingly fun ways for them to stay active.

How to Prepare for “The Talk” About Senior Home Care

Posted: 10/17/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most seniors don’t want to face the need for someone to come and help them with simple tasks they now struggle with, like laundry, cooking, shopping, or driving - things they’ve been doing all of their adult life. Their perceived loss of independence can make this a tough conversation to have. Here are some tips to make the conversation a little easier.

5 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Think About In-Home Care

Posted: 10/3/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

​Sometimes it’s obvious that your loved one needs more help than you can provide. A debilitating health event like a fall, stroke, or car accident causing serious bodily injury can quickly render someone incapable of self-care. This article will provide you with five things you can look out for as you think about in-home care for your loved one.

What Is Private Duty Home Care?

Posted: 9/19/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Over the last few years, the demand for independent seniors to receive long-term care at home versus an institutional setting has increased dramatically. Although family and friends provide most in-home care, those informal caregivers face challenges when their loved ones live a long distance away or when life circumstances prevent them from being the full-time caregiver their loved one needs

Do You Have a Senior Home Care Plan?

Posted: 9/5/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Eldercare plans can vary based on the amount of care that’s required, the number of caregivers providing that care, and the time commitment involved. These tips can help you either develop your first senior home care plan or reevaluate your current approach to caregiving.

5 Easy Steps to Become a Professional Caregiver

Posted: 8/22/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A rapidly aging population combined with a heightened desire to age in place has created the “perfect storm” for employment opportunities within home care. If becoming a professional caregiver interests you, this handy roadmap could be your pathway to success.

The Benefits of Developing a Home Care Plan

Posted: 8/8/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When suddenly thrust into the role of a caregiver, a home care plan can be an invaluable resource that keeps you refreshed with each passing day. What follows are some of the benefits of developing a home care plan when your loved one is depending on you.

Low-Cost Home Modifications to Minimize Senior Fall Hazards

Posted: 7/25/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sadly, some aging adults are forced to give up their independent lifestyles permanently because of falling. Thankfully, creating a safer home environment that minimizes your loved one’s fall risk is possible by taking these budget-friendly steps.

How to Assess When It’s Time for Home Care

Posted: 7/11/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Determining when it’s time for an aging loved one to start home care is never easy. Here’s how to make a better-informed decision when your senior’s health and wellbeing weigh in the balance.

Why Respite Care Should Be a Part of Every Family’s Care Plan

Posted: 6/27/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. No matter what role you find yourself serving, here’s why respite care should be an essential part of your family’s overall care plan.

10 Caregiving Industry Facts You Should Already Know

Posted: 6/13/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

More than 3.4 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and others with disabilities in home and community-based settings. If you are considering a career in home care, these ten fun facts will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

Top 10 Traits of a Caregiver

Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A career in caregiving may provide you with benefits that include personal growth and development, job satisfaction, and flexibility. What does it take to be a good caregiver? Read on to learn more about the top qualities that professional caregivers should have.

How to Thank a Nurse During National Nurses Week

Posted: 5/9/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you haven’t already, odds are that you will receive care from a nurse at some point in your life. National Nurses Week is May 6th through May 12th, making it the perfect time to say “thank you” to the dedicated nursing professionals that make our world a better place.

Top 10 Secrets About Being a Happy Caregiver

Posted: 4/25/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to figures compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, over 3.4 million professional caregivers are currently employed in the home care industry. As a professional caregiver serving on the front lines, here are ten secrets to staying positive even on the worst of days.

Value of Caregivers to the Aging Population

Posted: 4/11/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the U.S. population continues to age, the home care industry is projected to grow markedly over the next decade. Professional caregivers provide an invaluable service to seniors and families by ensuring that aging-in-place loved ones can remain in the comfort of their own homes.

5 Questions Every Caregiver Should Ask During Their Job Interview

Posted: 3/28/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Working as a professional in-home caregiver can be a highly gratifying experience that’s filled with fresh challenges each-and-every day. It also takes a unique person to make their clients feel well cared for and comfortable, someone who possesses a big heart and unwavering dedication to serving others.

What Caregivers Should Look for In a Home Care Agency

Posted: 3/14/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Working as a professional in-home caregiver can be a highly gratifying experience that’s filled with fresh challenges each-and-every day. It also takes a unique person to make their clients feel well cared for and comfortable, someone who possesses a big heart and unwavering dedication to serving others.

Disaster Preparedness: How to Prepare with Seniors in Mind

Posted: 2/28/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s been said that “Good things take time, but bad news comes quickly.” Natural disasters like earthquakes, fires, and floods strike with little or no warning. Is the senior in your life prepared to survive a disaster of this magnitude?

​Food Ideas for Seniors With a Swallowing Impairment

Posted: 2/14/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If your loved one deals with a swallowing impairment, there are nutritious and delicious foods they can enjoy. Check out a few ideas!

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