Portland, Oregon Home Care Blog
Posted: 11/30/2020 11:26 AM by
If you need a trusted provider of caring and compassionate in home care services, we are ready to help.
For more than 50 years, the Interim HealthCare name has been recognized as a trusted brand across America. As a locally owned and operated agency serving the Portland area, Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office is proud to continue that tradition by providing dignified care to our ...
Posted: 10/30/2020 2:28 PM by
A health care facility is only as good as its workers whose skill, passion, and dedication make all the difference to your patients. But when key employees need to take an extended leave of absence or the demand for your services peaks, you may find your staff spread too thin. Our nurse staffing services help fill in the gaps with a team of exceptional RNs and LPNs who are available whenever yo...
Posted: 4/16/2020 10:06 AM by
When an aging relative faces difficult decisions about their health and independence, it can often feel like they're being forced to choose one over the other. Fortunately for seniors living in Gresham, OR, that doesn't have to be the case. Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office provides in-home senior care services and essential support for seniors in our community by bringing dignifie...
Posted: 4/5/2020 9:05 AM by
Interim HealthCare of Portland is committed to take every precaution to protect our patients, staff, and the community during this Coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: 2/24/2020 3:45 PM by
Good health is the keystone of aging in comfort, but it isn't something that every senior can count on having. For those in need of more support, Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office offers senior care services designed to bridge any gaps between a senior's health and their dream of aging at home in Portland, OR.
Our team of highly-trained healthcare professionals brings skilled a...
Posted: 12/19/2019 8:34 AM by
In the world of digital reminders, it's easy to overlook the difficulty that older adults may experience when keeping track of things like medications and appointments. Without help, the likelihood of a senior making a mistake with their medications is high and the consequences severe, which is why many families in Portland, OR seek out professional home health care services.
Having home hea...
Posted: 10/22/2019 2:30 PM by
As your loved one ages, they may begin to need assistance with daily activities. Getting them started with caregiver services can be a huge benefit to them and you during this time. Not only can it allow them to age in place at home, but it can also give you peace of mind as a caring family member.
Posted: 8/20/2019 9:03 AM by
In today's society, there is an increasing demand for health care professionals. Meeting this need with a flexible, supplemental workforce can be the answer to your staffing needs. At Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office, we offer medical staffing services that can help you fill both short and long-term needs at your facility in Portland, OR.
Posted: 6/17/2019 2:22 PM by
The transition from hospital to home life can be trying for elderly patients. Not only can it cause stress, but that stress can sometimes land them back in the hospital. At Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office, our in home nurses in Portland, OR can help ease the transition from hospital by providing quality care for your loved one as they continue to recover at home.
Posted: 4/23/2019 10:18 AM by
When it comes to senior care, there are many questions you will want to ask and receive answers about. At Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office, we are happy to answer your questions. We have the information you need about senior care in Portland and how it can benefit you and your loved one.
Posted: 2/14/2019 9:45 AM by
Sometimes it can be very clear that someone you love in Portland, OR needs senior care. They may have lost some mobility because of a recent fall, or they may even mention that they could use some help with bigger tasks around the house. However, in our experience at Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office, it's far more common for seniors to keep quiet about their growing needs, or to n...
Posted: 12/28/2018 3:36 PM by
If you've ever gotten physical therapy before, or known someone who has, you know it's really a commitment. Physical therapy is all about building your strength and ability one step at a time — sometimes literally! However, making time for it in your busy life can be difficult. That's where our home health care services at Interim HealthCare of Oregon - Portland Office can help. Instead of trek...
Posted: 2/17/2018 8:57 AM by
One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.
Posted: 2/9/2018 8:55 AM by
As your parents age it is important to be alert to signs that they may be having trouble on their own at home. With family caregivers becoming more common it is important to know what to look for in your loved one’s behavior and it is important to know when to switch to professional home care giving. Below are some behaviors to lookout for to know if professional caregiving is need for your sen...
Posted: 1/29/2018 9:35 AM by
As our senior loved ones continue to age, the risk for illness and development of diseases increase. There are many factors that add to these risks including poor diet, un-healthy habits, lack of exercise, and use of harmful substances. As a caregiver it is important to be vigilant and help your loved ones make good lifestyle choices and avoiding the 4 most common illness among seniors.
Posted: 1/22/2018 9:18 AM by
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years, and include tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems. This illness is common in seniors and be managed well with the help of a caregiver.
Posted: 12/22/2017 2:24 PM by
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.
Posted: 12/8/2017 2:10 PM by
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.
Posted: 11/24/2017 1:50 PM by
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 ...
Posted: 11/10/2017 12:06 PM by
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...