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How to Show Your Appreciation During National Nurses Week

Posted: 5/9/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If we’ve learned anything over the past few years concerning our health care system, it’s that the nurses across America are skilled, dedicated, and selfless. It's only fitting that one week each year is dedicated to honoring these incredible individuals.

What Is Palliative Care and How Does It Differ from Hospice?

Posted: 4/25/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While the objective of both hospice care and palliative care is pain and symptom relief, the prognosis and goals of care tend to be different. What follows are ways that they differ, along with tips for ensuring that your loved one gets the care they deserve.

How to Find the Best Hospice Provider

Posted: 4/11/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As their loved one approaches the end of life and their needs change, families often turn to professional hospice caregivers to fill in the caregiving gaps. If you are currently caring for someone who’s terminally ill, here’s how to choose the best hospice provider for your team.

10 Caregiving Industry Facts You Should Already Know

Posted: 3/28/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

More than 3.4 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and others with disabilities in home and community-based settings. The home care workforce has grown significantly as the delivery of long-term services and support has markedly shifted from institutional settings like hospitals and nursing homes to private homes and assis...

Top 10 Secrets About Being a Happy Caregiver

Posted: 3/14/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to figures compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, over 3.4 million professional caregivers are currently employed in the home care industry. Although it’s a joyful and rewarding career, caregiving can be a complicated job that’s exhausting and frustrating.

Value of Caregivers to the Aging Population

Posted: 2/28/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Over 3.4 million strong, in-home caregivers serve a vital role in the American healthcare system each year. As the U.S. population continues to age, the home care industry is projected to grow markedly over the next decade. Professional caregivers provide an invaluable service to seniors and families by ensuring that aging-in-place loved ones can remain in the comfort of their own homes.

​Should I Convince My Aging Mom to Move Closer to Me?

Posted: 2/14/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether or not you should move an aging mom closer is a tough decision. See what factors there are to consider and what you can do!

How to Manage Caring for a Child and a Parent

Posted: 1/24/2022 5:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

if you’re part of the sandwich generation, those responsible for bringing up their children while caring for an aging parent, here are some tips that can help you manage and balance your responsibilities.

Is It Time to Consider Respite Care?

Posted: 1/10/2022 9:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Though it can be highly rewarding caring for an aging in place loved one, it’s also emotionally and physically draining. See how respite care can help!

​5 Reasons to Stay Positive When Caring for an Elderly Family Member

Posted: 12/27/2021 3:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver, it’s incredibly challenging to remain positive every day. Some days nothing seems to go right, and you can’t wait for the day to be over. This article isn’t going to tell you how to stay positive, but it will tell you why to remain positive.

​Getting a Senior’s Home Ready for Winter

Posted: 12/13/2021 6:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are important tasks to complete both inside and outside to get ready when “Old Man Winter” arrives. Here's how to get a senior's home ready for winter!

​Should a Senior with Dementia Continue Living Alone?

Posted: 11/22/2021 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many family caregivers struggle with the decision as to whether or not their aging loved ones with some form of dementia can continue living alone. If you currently find yourself in this unenviable position, here’s how to ensure that your decision is the right one.

Is it Time to Consider Bringing the Hospital to Home?

Posted: 11/8/2021 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to equivalent care received at home versus a hospital setting, there’s a growing trend that seems to indicate “home is where the heart is” for more and more seniors when given that choice. Learn more about this shift to home-based care.

Spotting the Signs of Elder Self-Neglect

Posted: 10/25/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As an informal caregiver, it’s essential to know how to spot the signs of elder self-neglect so that you can take the necessary steps to ensure your loved one’s continued health and wellbeing.

How Respite Care Is Changing the Game for Family Caregivers

Posted: 10/11/2021 4:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Although serving as a family caregiver is a labor of love, it can also be mentally and physically exhausting. If you are currently caring for an aging-in-place loved one, here’s why accepting respite care could be a real “game-changer” for your quality of life.

Make a Living While Making a Difference

Posted: 9/27/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you dread going to work every day or feel trapped in a dead-end job with no chance for advancement, it might be time for a change. Caregiving could be your calling- a profession that could be far more rewarding than any job you’ve ever had before!

Time to Go Home- How to Safely Recover at Home and Avoid Hospital Readmission

Posted: 9/13/2021 11:32 AM by Interim HealthCare

Once their hospital stay is over, seniors are faced with the difficult task of having to recover at home. Here’s how to help that special senior in your life avoid a hospital readmission once they're back home.

Getting to the Heart of In-Home Care- Cardiac After Care

Posted: 8/23/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Keeping your senior on-track with their after-care program can help prevent future cardiac events and trips to the hospital. These at-home cardiac care tips can help!

Look Out for These 4 Age-Related Eye Diseases

Posted: 8/9/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although eyesight problems can occur at any age, they are much more prevalent in seniors. It’s important to understand eye diseases that target the elderly, starting with these four.

Are You Looking to Make a Difference? Become a Caregiver

Posted: 7/26/2021 11:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you feel like you’re trapped in a dead-end job with no chance for advancement? If you do, have you considered a career in healthcare, or, more specifically, becoming a professional caregiver? It might be just what you need.

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