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Community Spotlight - NABA

Posted: 3/28/2018 8:29 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! This month, we are featuring Northeastern Association of the Blind (NABA)

Home Care Aides of the Month - March 2018

Posted: 3/23/2018 7:20 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, 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 care professionals...

Eating Right for Healthy Skin

Posted: 3/13/2018 2:36 PM by Interim HealthCare

When thinking of ways to help keep our skin healthy, a balanced diet doesn’t always come to mind. In fact, proper nutrition and hydration not only help to maintain skin integrity but also prevents illness and infection.

Meet Me Monday - Home Care Professional Profile - Deirdre

Posted: 3/7/2018 2:30 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!

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/21/2018 11:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

February 2018 is American Heart Month, and February 2rd is National Wear Red Day. The purpose of these two causes is to raise awareness of heart health in America.

Help a Senior Improve Their Quality of Life by Setting Goals

Posted: 2/8/2018 11:06 AM 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 ...

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/19/2018 2:19 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.

A Day in the Life of an Aide with Interim HealthCare

Posted: 1/15/2018 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you feel as though your days blend together, the same old thing day in and out, going through the motions at a job that leaves you unfulfilled?

​What to Expect from Your Interim HealthCare Aide

Posted: 1/8/2018 8:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions families face as their loved ones grow older is how to ensure they remain safe and well cared for, while adhering as closely as possible to the seniors’ wishes. We know that the vast majority of older adults would prefer to avoid moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, choosing to remain at home for a lifetime instead

Watch for These Warning Signs that Care Is Needed

Posted: 12/23/2017 8:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for families to get together, spend quality time catching up, and enjoy a break from their everyday routines. It’s also the perfect time to get a good feel for how senior loved ones are managing, as you have the chance to devote more time and attention to them and are able to pick up on subtle nuances that may not be noticed during briefer vis...

How to Deal with Long Distance Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Being away from your elderly loved one is difficult as a long-distance family caregiver, but if she's diagnosed with dementia, that can make you a little more nervous. Finding ways to compensate for the distance involved can help you and your elderly loved one to feel more at ease.

The Benefits of Respite Care

Posted: 12/18/2017 8:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

What changes would YOU like to make in the coming year? Are you hoping to follow a healthier eating plan, exercise more, quit a bad habit, or lose those stubborn extra ten pounds? While these are all great resolutions to work towards, for family caregivers, perhaps the best possible goal is to simply take time to slow down and care for yourself.

How Care Management Provides Peace of Mind for Long-Distance Family

Posted: 12/12/2017 7:52 AM by Interim HealthCare

The following tips offer great ways for family caregivers to move towards a more balanced, healthy lifestyle that allows for the best possible care for their loved one as well as for themselves – and to move away from the stress of trying to meet long-distance care needs, which can quickly become overwhelming and lead to caregiver burnout, depression, and a plethora of other serious health risks.

How Can You Convince a Reluctant Elderly Loved One to Bathe More Often?

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, some situations can crop up that you didn't expect. A loved one who is suddenly reluctant to bathe is one such situation, especially if your loved one has always paid a lot of attention to her personal hygiene. Some of these tips can help.

Spread Joy-How to Best Include Seniors in Holiday Activities

Posted: 12/5/2017 7:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

With the chaotic pace of the holiday season, seniors can feel not only exhausted and overwhelmed, but sometimes left out of the fun, as younger family members are caught up in going to parties, shopping, running errands, and a deluge of activities. It’s important for families to take a step back and think through how to best include their older loved ones in the festivities in ways that will be...

Recognize the Top Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Posted: 11/30/2017 8:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Providing care for a senior loved one, while rewarding and fulfilling, is often also extremely stressful. Meeting the needs of another person naturally leads to a reduced amount of time to take care of our own needs.

Home Is Where the Health Is: Understanding the Benefits of In-Home Care

Posted: 11/27/2017 8:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

There’s no place like home for enjoying comfort, security, and the warmth of memories made with those we love. And for the vast majority of older adults, the thought of having to leave home to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility is an unpleasant one.

What is Macular Degeneration and Can You Prevent It?

Posted: 11/24/2017 1:50 PM by Interim HealthCare

While there are many potential causes for low vision among elderly adults, one of the most common is a condition called macular degeneration. This disease is a leading cause of the loss of vision among those older adults over the age of 50 and can develop so gradually that the senior is not even aware of the changes in their vision until they have become severe. This condition does not lead to ...

Helping Seniors Navigate the Thanksgiving Feast with Diabetes

Posted: 11/20/2017 1:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

There’s nothing like gathering with beloved family members at Thanksgiving – taking time to slow down and reminisce over holidays past, catch up on the latest family news, and enjoy a delicious feast with all the trimmings. But for those with diabetes, the sugary, carbohydrate-rich meals of the holiday can be health hazards.

Top Tips for Preventing Senior Falls in the Home

Posted: 11/13/2017 1:11 PM by Interim HealthCare

Comedy routines often involve someone dramatically falling, resulting in a resounding crash to the floor and a roar of laughter from the crowd; but in real life, falls are no laughing matter

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