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Hospice Care in Hampton: Caring and Compassionate

Posted: 1/19/2021 8:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you or a loved one find yourselves in need of hospice care in the Hampton, VA area, we can help.  As a locally owned and operated hospice care provider, we have a reputation of over 50 years for providing trusted, caring, and compassionate services. Not only are we fully insured and bonded, but our team of local professionals is thoroughly vetted, background and reference checked, and drug ...

Hospice Care in Newport News: Compassionate Support

Posted: 1/19/2021 8:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Comfort and dignity are never more important than they are as a patient nears the end of their life. It's a painful time for both them and their family, but it's not one they have to go through alone. Our hospice care services in Newport News, VA are designed to provide personalized physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones. Together, we can help maintain the ...

Home Health Care in Hampton: Bringing Top-Quality Care Right to Your Door

Posted: 8/31/2020 4:42 PM by Interim HealthCare

No one wants to spend longer in the hospital than necessary, but many patients face new challenges once they're sent home. Home health care services help to bridge the gap between hospital and home for patients in Hampton, VA and the surrounding communities by delivering skilled assistance and personalized care right to their doorsteps.

Home Health Care in Newport News: Quality Care from the Comfort of Home

Posted: 7/27/2020 7:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

The cost and inconvenience of a trips to the hospital can place additional pressure on patients coping with various chronic conditions or recovering from operations. Interim HealthCare of Newport News offers a welcome alternative for families across the Newport News, VA community by bringing skilled home health care services right to their doors. Our team of qualified nurses, physical therapist...

Bringing Senior Care Home to Newport News

Posted: 4/16/2020 10:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Every senior wishes to spend their golden years with comfort, security, and dignity. However, health concerns related to aging often stand between a senior and their desire to live independently, leaving them at risk of injury or neglect. That's why families across Newport News, VA call on Interim HealthCare of Newport News to provide senior care services for their loved ones at home.  We kn...

In Home Care in Newport News Brings Home the Best of Both Worlds

Posted: 2/27/2020 10:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dealing with health-related challenges often forces patients and their families to confront other difficult challenges related to cost, convenience, and quality of life, making every decision a difficult one. Interim HealthCare of Newport News brings top tier medical care and support directly to your doorstep so that you never have to sacrifice one thing for another. Families across the Newport...

Senior Care in Newport News: When is it time?

Posted: 1/25/2019 3:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you think about your parents, what mental picture do you have of them? For many people, it's probably a combination of how they appear now and how they used to look and act when they were raising a family. It's easy to let your memories affect how you perceive your parents now. In order to make sure your parents can live comfortably and safely as they get older, it's important to pay close...

Senior Care: Getting the Most out of Food

Posted: 5/25/2018 11:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim Healthcare can help its patients choose the right types of foods for a healthy diet, which is just one important key to maintaining good health in elderly individuals.

Aging Skin Requires Special Care

Posted: 5/3/2018 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders.

Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors

Posted: 4/30/2018 8:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

Beating stress means getting enough rest, eating right, and moving your body more. You'll definitely want to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plans, but these tips can help you to get started with a plan you'll want to stick with for a long time.

Do you Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Posted: 4/25/2018 1:19 PM by Interim HealthCare

As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur.

Be a Better Caregiver by Being an Organized Caregiver

Posted: 2/14/2018 1:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Organization is important in everyone’s lives. From children to college students to parents to employees, everyone benefits when they use lists, schedules and calendars to manage their day-to-day lives. Senior caregivers are no different. To effectively care for a loved one or for a patient, proper organization is crucial. It not only aids in communication, but reduces stress and saves time and...

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/1/2018 1:54 PM by Interim HealthCare

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

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/26/2018 11:27 AM 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.

The Difficulties of Identifying and Managing COPD

Posted: 1/12/2018 11:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchitis.

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.

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.

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 ...

Should Your Parent Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted: 11/10/2017 12:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

The thought of your parent undergoing surgery can be daunting. Hip replacement surgery, however, can make a tremendous difference in their health and quality of life, enabling them to stay more active, healthier, and more engaged in the world around them. Helping your parent to determine if they should consider this type of surgery empowers them to make the decision that is right for them and f...

Is Your Parent Not Getting Through Their Grief Effectively?

Posted: 10/27/2017 11:58 AM by Interim HealthCare

Grief is something that virtually everyone will have to face and get through at some point in their lives. This loss of an important person can be extremely painful and a difficult phase to push through, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you are prepared to help your parent deal with their loss in an effective and healthy way so that they can move forward and enjoy a lifestyle that ...

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