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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.

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!

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