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Why Family Caregivers Need Care Too

Posted: 7/12/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Although serving as a family caregiver is highly rewarding, it can also be very physically and emotionally demanding. It only makes sense that caregivers would need some care themselves at times. See why it's important!

What Is Palliative Care and Is It Right for You?

Posted: 6/28/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One often-overlooked care option that addresses end-of-life patient comfort is palliative care. When receiving palliative care, the patient does not have to discontinue a treatment that might otherwise cure or control a serious illness. Could your loved one benefit from it?

Veterans, Could You Be Eligible for More Help than You Think?

Posted: 6/14/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Countless veterans don’t take advantage of the healthcare opportunities available to them, including care provided in the comfort of their own home. One prime example is the Aid & Attendance benefit. How can you make sure to use it?

Make Caring Your Career

Posted: 5/24/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Working in the home healthcare field can be highly rewarding, and there are plenty of career advancement opportunities. But it also takes a special kind of person, one who’s passionate about caring for others. If you’re interested in making home healthcare a career, here are several reasons why it may be time to step up and discover your true calling.

End of Life Care - How to Be Present When It Matters Most

Posted: 5/10/2021 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Watching a loved one approach the end of life is never easy. Once they pass away it’s natural to experience powerful human emotions for months or even years. Bereavement describes the period of grief and mourning after a loved one’s death. If your loved one is receiving end-of-life care, here’s how to be supportive at a time when they need you the most.

Medical Staffing in Redding: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 4/25/2019 2:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

Searching for quality applicants to fill an opening at your health care facility can be challenging and time-consuming. At Interim HealthCare of Redding, we make the hiring process easy, from searching for local candidates to selecting the top talent for your review. Our medical staffing services in Redding, CA give you the benefit of working with health care industry experts like us to find th...

Senior Care in Redding: When is it time?

Posted: 1/21/2019 1:40 PM by Interim HealthCare

It's not pleasant to think about, but when it comes to keeping your parents healthy and happy in the home they love, your family needs to be prepared. Common issues like arthritis and dementia creep up quickly for seniors, especially if you and your loved ones aren't familiar with the early signs of age-related decline. By picking up on certain signals sooner rather than later, your family can ...

The Family Dynamic of Caregiving

Posted: 4/30/2018 10:10 PM by Interim HealthCare

It can be difficult to face the responsibilities of caring for an elderly parent alone, but for some families, sharing the duties with siblings can bring about a whole slew of other issues. Sometimes, siblings run into issues when one lives near the senior and the other is trying to care from a distance. Other times, both siblings live near their loved one and cannot come to a conclusion about ...

Senior Nutrition and a Balanced Diet

Posted: 4/30/2018 2:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

There's no doubt about it, as the clock ticks and we get older, our bodies begin to change as we age. Not only do our bodies change but our senior parents need a much different diet than they did when they were in their 20's or 40's. A wholesome, well-balanced diet can be the first line of defense in staying healthy. Mealtime should be enjoyable and many seniors like variety at each meal.

February is American Heart Month

Posted: 2/13/2018 12:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

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

What to Know About Age Related Hearing Loss

Posted: 2/5/2018 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is the slow loss of hearing that occurs as people get older. Hearing loss starts when the tiny hairs in your ear damaged or die. These tiny hairs pick up sound waves, change them into nerve signals, and the brain interprets them. These hairs do not grow back, so most cases where the hairs are lost, the damage is permanent.

The Benefits of Home Care

Posted: 1/29/2018 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

In-home care provides the highest professional health care services available while being in the most comfortable environment, your home! It eliminates the daunting task of going to the hospital or doctor’s office, it reduces stress and fatigue on patients and family members, and allows for the best recovery conditions for patients.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/19/2018 10:58 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.

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 ...

4 Summer Fun Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Issues

Posted: 10/13/2017 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Memory issues can make many things more difficult with your elderly loved one, especially family fun in the summer. This doesn't have to be the case, though, especially if you try some of these tips.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 9/15/2017 8:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

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