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Bringing Senior Care Home to Rensselaer County

Posted: 6/5/2020 2:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

When the challenges of aging begin to impact a senior's everyday life, many struggle to reconcile their need for support with anxiety about losing their independence. The senior care services we provide help seniors in our community to strike a perfect balance by providing them with the assistance they need on their own terms. Our team in Rensselaer County, NY can offer everything from skilled ...

Bringing Senior Care To The Columbia Area

Posted: 3/27/2020 7:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

There truly is no place like home, especially for seniors. It's where they feel the safest and most relaxed. But sometimes health-related challenges jeopardize their ability to live independently. When that happens, you can turn to your Columbia County senior care allies at Interim HealthCare of Albany for support.  Our team in Columbia County is made up of highly-skilled, fully qualified ho...

Senior Care in Albany For Your Loved One

Posted: 1/24/2020 9:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Figuring out how to care for an elderly loved one who is struggling to maintain their independence is a challenge that many families face. It's not always easy to strike a balance between ensuring dignity and having their needs met. The home healthcare providers at Interim HealthCare of Albany can help you find that balance by providing compassionate senior care services to your loved one in th...

Professional Home Health Care in Albany: How Our Aides Can Help

Posted: 11/13/2019 10:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your loved one continues to age, you may begin to notice that they need assistance or even certain types of health care. If they wish to live independently, bringing this assistance into the home can be very beneficial. At Interim HealthCare of Albany, our professional home health care in Albany, NY provides the help your loved one needs in the comfort of their own home.

Reading and the Elderly

Posted: 10/28/2019 10:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

When one thinks of reading aloud, they usually think of reading to a child, but this is an activity that a caregiver should consider when working with the elderly. Often because of sight, cognitive issues, or hand tremors, seniors may need help reading.

Flu Season is Coming!

Posted: 10/15/2019 10:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

Just like beautiful fall leaves and the advent of the holiday season… but less welcomed by far is flu season! Here in our area of New York flu season tends to begin sometime in November and continue through until May.

As we 'Fall Back' to Shorter Days, Take Extra Care on the Road

Posted: 10/3/2019 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to National Safety Council research, the risk of a fatal crash is 3X greater at night.

Happy Fall

Posted: 9/26/2019 2:58 PM by Interim HealthCare

My family’s favorite time of year! One reason it’s our favorite: apple picking season!! I have one of the best recipe’s you must try. It is a crowd pleaser in our home!

How In Home Care in Albany Eases the Transition Home from Hospital

Posted: 9/16/2019 9:23 AM by Interim HealthCare

Moving your loved one home after an extended hospital stay can cause them more stress than you think. They are probably eager to return home and resume their normal routine, but a quick change in lifestyle is difficult. Having in home care from a qualified caregiver in Albany, NY can help ease the transition, making your loved one's recovery more comfortable.

Beautiful Sounds to Soothe the Soul

Posted: 9/6/2019 11:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you stressed? Well try some music therapy. Music touches all aspects of the mind, body, and behavior. Music can provide a distraction for the mind, it can slow the rhythms of the body, it can alter our mood, which in turn can influence behaviors. Music therapy is used for multiple issues, from stress relief to mental health, emotional and behavioral issues. It can help with depression, ...

Shining Stars - Employee of the Month Spotlight

Posted: 8/29/2019 10:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our monthly blog originally called “Wow Wednesday,” was started to shine the spotlight on our amazing caregivers. These caregivers were awarded employee of the month and since this has not posted in a few months I wanted to take the time to share what I have gathered.

Pet Safety…It’s Hot Out!

Posted: 8/23/2019 1:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

We love our pets and enjoy having them travel with us. Please Do not Leave Your Pet in your vehicle, even when it doesn’t seem that hot outside!!

Nancy and Sophia

Posted: 8/15/2019 10:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim has many long-term clients, but none who have been together as long as our aide Nancy and her client Sophia.

GIVE AND TAKE

Posted: 8/7/2019 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

I always believe that for the most part of life, you get as much, and sometimes more, than what you give. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing this act of kindness in my own personal life and in the field of home care with our aides and clients.

Meditation for Senior Health

Posted: 7/22/2019 1:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is a hot topic these days, with more attention being given to the use of meditation by seniors. And with good reason!

Bereavement

Posted: 7/18/2019 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Losing a loved one is not easy. As individuals, we tend to experience the feelings and emotions differently. Bereavement is a process and for those who have lost a loved one, here is some great advice from Dean Brown, Bereavement Coordinator for High Peaks Hospice.

Dehydration

Posted: 6/25/2019 3:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

With Summer Upon us, this is the Perfect time to talk about Dehydration. Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration, and Tips to Help Older Adults stay Hydrated.

Homecare-Caregivers

Posted: 6/18/2019 10:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Homecare suggests two things: the minefield it has become to navigate and the people who populate it. Today, I’d like to write about the caregivers themselves that I have met. I hold them in great regard as they preform a job I could never do.

Medication Management

Posted: 6/7/2019 4:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

As her only child, you have become a caregiver for your mom. She still lives on her own, but she relies on you for a lot, including managing her many medications and over the counter supplements. Sometimes it seems like an extra full-time job.

Elder Care in Albany

Posted: 5/16/2019 10:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

When an aging family member is struggling to live safely at home, elder care assistance can provide the help they need. At Interim HealthCare of Albany, we know that when given the choice, seniors prefer to age in place. Staying at home where they are comfortable is important. Families throughout the Albany area rely on our elder care services to make aging in place possible and safe.

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