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THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN CONNECTIONS AND AGING WELL

Posted: 1/29/2019 7:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

Research shows that seniors with satisfying social relationships live longer and healthier lives compared to those with little or no socialization. Most seniors value their fulfilling relationships with family and friends second only to health as the most important area in their life*. The importance of socialization is further emphasized by the World Health Organization, which reported that i...

Senior Care in Albany: When is it time?

Posted: 1/24/2019 3:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

As you've watched your parents grow older, a part of you has probably been waiting for the time when your family will need to make important decisions about their comfort and care. As hard as it can be to accept that the people who raised you may not be able to care for themselves, it's better to work out a senior care plan before one of your older relatives in Albany, NY are truly at risk at h...

Beat the Winter Blues!

Posted: 1/16/2019 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The winter months are firmly upon us here in the North Country. With the cold temperatures, and sometimes treacherous conditions, everyone is preparing to hunker down indoors! With that in mind, I thought a few tips on how to keep the Winter Blues at bay were in order! This is especially important for the senior population, who are more susceptible.

Are You a Caregiver?

Posted: 1/10/2019 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After being in the home care industry for more than a decade, it never ceases to amaze me when discussing care with a family member and their needs as a caregiver, how often I hear “Oh, I’m not actually a caregiver, I just help out.” Huh? That is exactly what a caregiver is!

Caregiver Tips for Happier Holidays

Posted: 12/19/2018 2:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

The holidays can be stressful for everyone, but if you're the caregiver for a loved one, they can trigger exhaustion, frustration and possibly, guilt that you can't do it all. But they don't have to. You can enjoy a calmer, happier holiday season — and help your loved one do the same — with these 10 approaches.

Lasers for Parkinson’s: Heading in the “Light Direction”!

Posted: 12/10/2018 9:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

There is a part of our brains responsible for initiating and maintaining the movement of walking. When this area gets damaged as a result of PD, the signals often can’t get to the motor cortex (the area of the brain responsible for sending the message out to the rest of the body), and people experience very slow gait or freezing of gait.

Magical Mug Meals

Posted: 11/27/2018 6:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

This year, I sent my first born off to college. (heart-wrenching by the way). My other two are super busy, not to mention relatively independent, so they often make meals for themselves on the go. I find myself facing the challenge of making dinners for two. Again. And, apparently, I have lost my knack! Years of cooking for not only a family of 5 but also for whatever friends happen to be over...

Home Safety and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 11/5/2018 10:52 AM by Interim HealthCare

Home safety is always important, but it’s a special concern when you’re caring for a person with Alzheimer’s. It is important to do what you can to make sure your loved one’s surroundings are as safe and comfortable as possible.

8 Helpful Tips for Medication Management

Posted: 10/29/2018 10:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

We all know that today’s medicines can help control many common chronic diseases and lower the complications that go along with them. Medicines can play an important role in helping keep people out of the hospital. But did you know that, according to many researchers, 75% of Americans have trouble taking their medications as directed?! And according to the National Council on Patient Informati...

Nature's Weirdest Super Hero: The Naked Mole Rat

Posted: 10/18/2018 4:16 PM by Interim HealthCare

So, obviously as a nurse, I’m a bit of a science geek. Science is just super cool. And the current subject of my geeky fascination: THE NAKED MOLE RAT.

Meet Me Monday: Home Care Professional Profile

Posted: 10/9/2018 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare of the Capital Region has so many truly amazing, talented, and compassionate Team Members! With our monthly feature, “Meet Me Monday”, we invite you to learn a little bit more about the people that are the heart of our company and share our mission to Improve People’s Lives!

Favorite Fall Recipes

Posted: 10/1/2018 3:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

It’s fall, y’all! Time to haul out the warm sweaters, visit your local apple orchard, and cook up some yummy fall treats! As always, I’ve been on the look-out for recipes that I can pass on to my clients and staff. Many of our clients could use extra protein. And of course, as we age, our taste buds change. Sweet foods tend to remain popular, so sneaking in some extra protein in a dessert is t...

Managing Your Stress

Posted: 9/27/2018 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare values our many partners in the community. We have so many community partners who share our values and our mission: to Improve People’s Lives. Welcome to our Community Spotlight Monthly Feature, where we honor a community partner organization!

Wow Wednesday: Aide of the Month

Posted: 9/19/2018 3:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Here at Interim HealthCare of the Capital Region, we stand by our belief that we have the best care professionals in the area! With our monthly feature, “Wow Wednesday”, we invite you to learn a little bit more about our “Aide of the Month” for each office. We support a work culture of person centered care and going above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients. We recognize the following c...

Harnessing the Power of Music

Posted: 9/11/2018 7:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Anyone who knows me knows that music plays a very prominent role in my life. (I’m pretty sure I started singing in the womb. Ha!) I am beyond blessed to come from a family of truly talented and brilliant musicians. Our musical heritage spans generations and genres, from classical to opera to college rock bands, from the cello to the sitar to the ukulele. Simply put, music is in my bones. And be...

Wow Wednesday

Posted: 9/10/2018 10:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

Here at Interim HealthCare of the Capitol Region, we stand by our belief that we have the best care professionals in the area! With our monthly feature, “Wow Wednesday”, we invite you to learn a little bit more about our “Aide of the Month” for each office. We support a work culture of person centered care and going above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients. We recognize the following c...

Laughter for Health

Posted: 8/16/2018 12:02 PM by Interim HealthCare

Laughter truly is the best medicine sometimes! In fact, studies have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater happiness, and even increase immunity. It is estimated that children laugh an average of 300-400 times a day, yet that number plummets for adults, who average about 14 times a day! Laughter can be a useful tool to help us maintain our health and well being. Let’s look at...

Meet Me Monday: Home Care Professional Profile

Posted: 8/8/2018 2:45 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare of the Capital Region has so many truly amazing, talented, and compassionate Team Members! With our monthly feature, “Meet Me Monday”, we invite you to learn a little bit more about the people that are the heart of our company and share our mission to Improve People’s Lives!

Creating Meaningful Connections

Posted: 7/31/2018 11:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

I had an aide call me recently looking for ideas to connect with her client. (First of all, I just want to say how much I love working for an organization whose care culture recognizes the importance of the whole person and strives to meet all needs, whether they be physical, emotional, spiritual, etc. But I digress.)This care professional’s client is sometimes difficult to engage as she suffer...

Organize Senior Moves

Posted: 7/25/2018 2:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare values our many partners in the community. We have so many community partners who share our values and our mission: to Improve People’s Lives. Welcome to our Community Spotlight Monthly Feature, where we honor a community partner organization! This month, we are featuring Organize Senior Moves, LLC.

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