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Bobby Scott Shoemake - Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 8/1/2014 12:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Whiteville, NC – July 30, 2014 – The Byrd HealthCare Group / Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas announced the appointment of Bobby Scott Shoemake as its Chief Operating Officer, according to Donna “Lou” Byrd, CEO and President of organization.  Shoemake holds a MA in Health Policy from Duke University and a BS in Business Management from Mount Olive College...

Interim HealthCare of North Carolina (Byrd Group) Wins Joint Commision Accreditation

Posted: 5/20/2014 11:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to delivering home care services, Interim HealthCare takes pride in putting the patient first. Our entire organization is dedicated to improving people's lives, thats why we give our staff the best training possible and supplement that with ongoing education throughout their tenure with us. We are committed to giving people the best possible quality of life and to keep them li...

Senior Care Choices, Why Home Care?

Posted: 4/30/2014 11:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the toughest decisions facing families today is how to care for our aging loved ones who need additional care. The traditional route of placing elders into a nursing home, while it has some merits, is very expensive. Additionally, almost every study on the subject shows that given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly say that they would prefer to remain in their own homes. Assisted living ...

Caregiver Burnout - Elder Care & Avoiding Stress

Posted: 3/23/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are few things that can be as stressful as taking care of an elderly loved one, especially when they need constant care. Many caregivers tell us how hard it is to see their parents or grandparents battle an illness and begin to decline. Family members often think that they have to take care of everything by themselves. This can lead to depression and burnout.

NEVER Ignore These Symptoms...

Posted: 3/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/17/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As our loved ones age, the role of diet exercise and medication management becomes a key factor in reducing the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Helping seniors stay active and social can also contribute to good overall health.

Can Sleeping Well Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 2/5/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Study looked at 70 adults in their mid-70s. Researchers asked participants to answer a series of questions designed to measure their sleep patterns prior to having their brains imaged to determine the amount beta amyloid plaque. According to Doctors, beta amyloid plaque is one of the signs that a patient may have Alzheimer’...

The Benefits of Music Therapy in Elder Care

Posted: 1/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

We’ve all heard the expression “Music Heals” and medical researchers have found that this is indeed the truth, but why? What is it about music that can make such a difference to all of us? There are several reasons why music therapy works. One is that sound and rhythm are a core function in our brains. Our entire bodies recognize a rhythm, that’s why we can walk to ...

Interim Transitions Comes to North Carolina

Posted: 1/13/2014 11:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare has introduced an excellent program focused on helping people with chronic diseases avoid going back to the hospital.  Called Interim Transitions, the program offers hospitals and physicians a way to better help their patients adhere to a post-discharge care plan and provide the support the patient needs to recover at home.  Key services include assisting with trans...

In-Home Care Tips for Recovering from Surgery

Posted: 1/7/2014 3:06 PM by Interim HealthCare

Contrary to what you might think, recovery from surgery begins long before you even leave the hospital. It starts in your doctor’s office before your procedure and involves you asking a lot of questions. However trivial they may seem, you should ask your surgeon every question you can think of prior to your operation.

Make a Difference to a Special Senior in Your Life This Holiday Season

Posted: 12/17/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Often, seniors just want someone to listen and help them to feel important. Reflecting on memories can be beneficial to their mental health and emotional well being. The holidays are a great time for this, and you just may learn something that you never knew.

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

Posted: 12/5/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Being health-conscious doesn't necessarily mean that you can't enjoy the holidays; it simply means that you should continue to be watchful of what you eat and be prepared for the festivities. Consulting with your doctor or care professional will show you what to watch out for in order to avoid any health issues over this special time of year.  

Raleigh Senior Care Tips - Travel Safely This Holiday Season

Posted: 11/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.

November is National Home Care Month

Posted: 11/3/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were forecasted to be $104.2 billion. That’s why each November the National Associ...

Raleigh, NC Senior Care - Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being

Posted: 10/17/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activit...

Senior Care in Raleigh - Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Posted: 10/3/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Flu season will soon be upon us. It generally peaks from November to April. Now is the time for people, especially seniors, to consider getting a flu shot. The best time of year to get one is October or November. This will help prevent contracting the serious illness when flu season arrives. At Interim HealthCare, all of our caregivers keep an eye out for those that will likely benefit from a f...

Things Home Care can help with…Is your loved one getting the nutrition they need?

Posted: 9/18/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody and senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and in home health care specialists, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein. ...

Home Care Can Help to Reduce Injuries and Death caused by Medical Errors…

Posted: 9/6/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, medical errors are among the top causes of death and injury among seniors. There are however ways to lower the risk. Taking an interest in your own healthcare, or hiring a home care professional to oversee the sometimes overwhelming details can make a huge difference and keep you or your loved ones out of trouble.

Transitioning from Facility to Home Care

Posted: 8/25/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing. One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her fa...

Alzheimer Care in North Carolina - Activites That Help

Posted: 8/12/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the key factors when caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease is to encourage activities that they enjoy. If for instance, your loved one with Alzheimer’s enjoyed painting earlier in life, but now can only move the brush around the canvas encourage it, as long as they seem to enjoy the activity.

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