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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 11:54 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 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

<span style="font-size:14px;">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 ...

Home Care Tips – Regular Exercise Could Improve Your Memory

Posted: 3/25/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Several studies done over the last ten years have contributed evidence to a very simple premise; regular exercise is tied to improved memory. By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age.&nb...

Can Increased Lighting at Home Improve Your Vision?

Posted: 3/11/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A recent study looking at the vision of seniors found that nearly 40% of patients tested saw better when they were tested at an ophthalmologist’s office than they did when they were tested in their own homes.  According to Dr. Anjali Bhorade, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, "poor lighting in the home was the ...

How To Be an Effective Caregiver - Ten Common Traits

Posted: 2/27/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While being a caregiver for a loved one comes with a multitude of responsibilities, worries and frustrations, the rewards of improving the quality of their life can bring happiness and satisfaction as well. Effective caregivers share many characteristics, they learn and grow as they become more comfortable with their care giving role and they realize that no one can be perfect all of the time. ...

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/9/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

February is American Heart Health Month, time to look at how we can prevent strokes. The CDC tells us that Strokes are responsible for an estimated 130,000 deaths in the United States each year, CDC. About 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and most of those are the first incident.

Regular Exercise Could Improve Your Memory

Posted: 1/23/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Several studies done over the last ten years have contributed evidence to a very simple premise; regular exercise is tied to improved memory. By measuring how active a person is and comparing it to the number of errors the made on a range of cognitive tests over time, researchers found that people who were in better cardio-vascular health were more likely to have better memories as they age.&nb...

Interim Transitions Comes to North Carolina

Posted: 1/13/2014 11:15 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...

Yoga Can Improve Cardio Vascular Health

Posted: 1/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to Senior Health, a variety of “alternative” practices are getting noticed by health care professionals. Acupuncture, deep tissue massage and meditation have proven to be effective in reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and helping the body to process sugars. Risk of Heart Disease, according to experts at Harvard Medical School, can be lowered by participating in ...

Making a Difference to Seniors over the Holidays - North Carolina Elder Care

Posted: 12/22/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Many seniors have trouble enjoying the holidays because they can be stressful, depressing, and lonely.  Our elders sometimes struggle with physical and mental aliments that can make participating challenging.  Sometimes taking that extra moment to reach out and include our senior loved ones, or even those in our community that might not have anyone, can make a huge difference. Here ar...

Healthy Holiday Eating- Senior Care Tips

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

We’ve all done it - you know, justifying that extra serving of cornbread stuffing or another slice of pumpkin pie because it’s the holidays. We know it’s not good for us, but we figure our New Year’s resolution of weight loss and exercise will take care of the few extra calories in the long term.  Those of us who are caring for seniors have to remember that this cyc...

Holiday Travel Tips For Seniors - North Carolina Elder Care

Posted: 11/25/2013 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. ...

Meditation for Mental, Spiritual & Physical Health - Senior Care in North Carolina

Posted: 11/11/2013 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- getting the most out of your food…

Posted: 10/27/2013 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, senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and senior home care professionals, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein. A va...

North Carolina Senior Care- Preparing For Flu Season

Posted: 10/5/2013 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: 9/21/2013 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. ...

Alzheimer Care in Brunswick county, NC - Activites That Help

Posted: 9/12/2013 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.

Social Networking Surges Among Seniors

Posted: 8/26/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to AARP, the top online activities for people over 60 are Google, Facebook, Yahoo and YouTube. But with more and more older Americans joining social networks, there are also some user hazards to be aware of. At Interim HealthCare, we’ve seen some of our senior home care clients fall prey to online scams and with that mind, we’ve outlined some key tips below to stay safe wh...

Home Care Companions- Studies Show That Social Relationships Can Boost Your Longevity …

Posted: 8/14/2013 8:56 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most of us know that having good friends can help enrich our daily lives, but according to a recent study, close friends may do more than provide companionship—it can actually add years to your life. The study, which appeared in the journal PLoS Medicine, found that social relationships—friends, family, neighbors or colleagues—improve our odds of survival by 50 percent. Having...

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