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Thanksgiving for Seniors: Heartwarming Ways to Show Appreciation

Posted: 11/17/2023 6:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the autumn leaves turn into beautiful colours and the aroma of turkey fills the air, we know it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Halloween-themed activities for Seniors and Caregivers

Posted: 10/27/2023 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

Halloween is one of the most fun and happening holidays of the year. It is filled with treats, spooky outfits, games etc. But Halloween is more than just a day of costumes and candies; it's an opportunity for seniors to connect with their inner child and engage with others.

Living Well with Parkinson's Disease: Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

Posted: 10/10/2023 4:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

When we hear about Parkinson's Disease (PD), we often think of symptoms like shaking, stiffness, and trouble moving.

5 Tips to Overcome Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

Posted: 9/22/2023 8:22 AM by Interim HealthCare

Aging is a part of life that brings about various changes, and one aspect where these changes can be particularly noticeable is sleep. As we age, our sleep patterns often undergo transformation, and the quality of our sleep may decrease. But one important thing we should remember is that: no matter how old we are, sleep remains a critical aspect of our overall well-being.

The Role of a Caregiver: What You Can Expect as a Professional Caregiver

Posted: 6/26/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Curious about a career in caregiving? See what you can expect to do as a professional caregiver each day.

Private Duty Care: What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Caregiver

Posted: 6/12/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a vested family member or potential recipient, you must also understand that private duty home care is not the same as home healthcare. If you still have questions about private duty care and whether it’s right for you, the remainder of this article should provide the answers you need.  

What Are the Duties of a Professional Caregiver?

Posted: 5/22/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

With the demand for direct-care workers projected to rise dramatically over the next decade, caregiving is also one of the few recession-proof professions. If this interests you, read on to learn more about what a typical day might look like once you’ve embarked on your exciting new career as a professional caregiver.

How to Build and Maintain Your Caregiver Support Network

Posted: 5/8/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether you are a battle-tested caregiving veteran or it’s your first time, having a reliable support system around you is essential for staying focused and refreshed. Using an aging-in-place loved one as an example, what follows are ways to build and maintain a caregiver support network that seamlessly adapts as their needs change.

When is the Right Time to Start Senior Home Care Services?

Posted: 4/24/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

For the average family, assessing their loved one’s needs and determining when it’s time to start senior home care services is never easy. Using this handy guide as a reference will help ensure a better-informed decision when your loved one’s care weighs in the balance.

What is Caregiver Burden and How Can You Cope and Prevent Burnout?

Posted: 4/10/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to caregiving, a “one-size-fits-all” mindset doesn’t always work. Some informal caregivers must go it alone, while others use a team approach to ensure their loved ones get the care they deserve.

Why Many Are Choosing Caregiving as Their Second Career

Posted: 3/27/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year, millions of paid caregivers serve on the front lines of America’s healthcare system while assisting patients and clients in various settings – including private residences. If you are passionate about serving others while working in a recession-proof industry surrounded by like-minded people, caregiving could be your calling.

5 Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

Posted: 3/13/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Falling is one of the biggest fears for those aged 65+, and for good reason. Each year, millions of elderly Americans are hurt in falls, resulting in fractured hips, broken ribs, and head contusions.

American Heart Month – Healthy Habits Lead to a Healthy Heart

Posted: 2/27/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to focus on your “ticker.” No matter your age, reducing your risk of developing heart disease – or managing it more effectively – is possible by taking these steps.

Caregiving 101: Where Do I Start?

Posted: 2/13/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Serving as a caregiver can be overwhelming at times. These caregiving tips will help ensure a more rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Making the Shift from Hospital or Clinic to Home Health Care

Posted: 1/23/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a healthcare professional, what follows are reasons why transitioning from a hospital or clinic to home healthcare could be the key to kickstarting your career.

5 Ways to Prevent Hospital Readmission

Posted: 1/9/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As an informal caregiver, keeping your loved one safe and comfortable during their recovery takes careful planning and preparation. Here are five ways to help loved ones avoid hospital readmission once they’ve transitioned home.

Time for a Career Change? Consider Home Healthcare

Posted: 12/26/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you were made to help, serve, support, care for, and connect with others, home healthcare could be your calling – a career that could be far more rewarding than any job you’ve ever had before!

Julia Lynn Smith Named Paraprofessional of the Year!

Posted: 12/20/2022 7:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

Our very own Lynn has been named Interim HealthCare's Paraprofessional of the Year for 2022! We are so proud of her!

Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Senior Loved Ones During the Holidays

Posted: 12/12/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Since keeping aging loved ones involved in the holiday festivities is essential for their health and well-being, you’ll need to find creative ways to stay connected with them. What follows are some holiday celebration tips guaranteed to put a smile on the face of that special senior in your life.

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 levelsDoes fatigue set in becau...

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