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How to Choose the Right Home Care Agency

Posted: 1/16/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Essential factors to consider before choosing a home care agency include services offered, reputation, and cost. Here's how to ensure that all Mom's eldercare needs are seamlessly met so you can both sleep better at night.

Why Healthcare Staffing May Just Be the Job for You

Posted: 1/2/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you presently work in the healthcare field and are considering a change of scenery, what follows are several reasons why a move orchestrated by a healthcare staffing agency could be the career catalyst you need.

Celebrating the Holidays with a Family Member in Hospice

Posted: 12/19/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Finding positive ways to celebrate the holidays when a friend or relative is in hospice is never easy. Using these celebration tips will help ensure that you honor your loved one’s wishes while creating fond new memories that you’ll cherish long after they are gone.

Discover a Career as a Home Care Aide

Posted: 12/5/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

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

Is Hospice Care the Same as End-of-Life Care?

Posted: 11/28/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When a loved one chooses to die at home, one of the options the family has is placing them in hospice care. But there are also other types of end-of-life care. When faced with this tough decision, here’s how to honor your dying loved one’s wishes by finding them the care they deserve.

Discover a Nursing Career That Takes You Places

Posted: 11/14/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As more Americans choose to age in place at home, the demand for home healthcare nurses continues to increase. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a home healthcare nurse, here’s why it might just be the right career calling for you.

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Posted: 10/24/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As two prime examples of end-of-life care, hospice care and palliative care share many similarities. But they also differ in other ways. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two is essential for getting your loved one the end-of-life care they deserve. If you’re still unsure which option is best for you, feel free to use this handy comparison guide as a reference.

Discover a CNA Career that Feels Like Home

Posted: 10/10/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Working as CNA allows you to help others in various care settings while improving their quality of life. If you’re ready to embark on a new career path with purpose, here’s why becoming a CNA could hold the key to making you feel right at home.

5 Tips to Ease a Senior into Receiving Home Care

Posted: 9/26/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As it is with any crucial conversation, preparation, delivery, and listening skills determine in large part how your message is received and whether or not it’s accepted. To help you with this, here are five tips to help ease your loved one into receiving home care.

What Services Do In-Home Caregivers Provide?

Posted: 9/12/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As they age, most seniors (80% according to AARP) will tell you they want to age at home rather than be moved into a nursing home or confined to a rehabilitation center or hospital. Home is where they feel the safest and most comfortable.

What Are the Differences Between Home Care and Home Health Care?

Posted: 8/22/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Two terms that sound the same but provide very different services are “home care” and “home health care.” Let’s look at each and see if you need home care, home health care, or both.

5 Tips for Talking to Your Family Member About Home Care

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

Talking with a family member about it being time for home care assistance is not an easy conversation. To help your conversation be well-received by your family member and for your talk to be productive, here are five tips we’ve found helpful for families we’ve assisted over the years.

Home Care Options: Private Caregiver vs. Agency

Posted: 8/1/2022 8:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

You’ve decided to bring in a professional caregiver to help your loved one age in place at home. But now you’re now faced with another decision: do you find a caregiver through a professional agency or hire a private caregiver on your own? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you make this critical decision.

5 Easy Steps to Become a Professional Caregiver

Posted: 7/11/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are thinking about becoming an in-home caregiver, you will be entering one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects continued growth for certified nursing assistants and personal care aides (no certification required) over the next several years.

Palliative Care and Hospice Care – What’s the Difference?

Posted: 6/27/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When a loved one chooses to die at home, the family's options include palliative care and hospice care. Although they share many similarities, palliative care and hospice care are not the same. This guide will help you honor your dying loved one's wishes by choosing the best option for them

Myths About Caregiving

Posted: 6/13/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As the U.S. population continues to age, the need for home care workers will continue to rise dramatically over the next decade. If you’ve often wondered if a career as an in-home caregiver may be right for you— but still have doubts— overcoming these nine myths will allow you to pursue your true calling.

Grief & Bereavement: Why Bereavement Care is an Essential Part of Hospice

Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a loved one dies. When you grieve, it’s part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. Grief may present as a mental, physical, social, or emotional reaction. Everyone’s grief and healing journey is different, and not every person reacts to a loved one’s death the same way.

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.

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