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Benefits to Elder Care Services in Spokane

Posted: 10/22/2019 10:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Today, many seniors in the Spokane, WA area are choosing to remain at home as they age. However, some tasks become more difficult with age, and your loved one may need medical assistance from time to time. At Interim HealthCare of Spokane, our elder care services can benefit your loved one in many ways.

In Home Nurse in Spokane: What We Do and How We Help

Posted: 9/16/2019 9:44 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether your loved one is recovering from a hospital stay or living with a chronic disease, they may benefit from home health services. At Interim HealthCare of Spokane, we have a team of in home nurses who can provide health care in the comfort of your loved one's home. Read below to see what we do and how we can help your loved one live a fulfilling life at home.

Senior Care in Spokane: Recognizing Caregiver Burn Out and When to Get Help

Posted: 6/26/2019 10:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver, balancing your caregiving duties with your daily life can be overwhelming. As a caregiver, you may experience caregiver burn out, which is very real and completely normal. When you need a break, our senior care services in Spokane, WA can help.

Home Health Services in Spokane: What We Do and How We Help

Posted: 4/26/2019 1:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Is your loved one returning home after a hospital stay? In-home health services are a great way to help them transition home as they regain their strength and independence. Our home health services in Spokane are ideal for seniors who still need assistance, but are ready to receive that care in the comfort of their own home. 

Nurse Staffing in Spokane: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 2/20/2019 2:51 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sometimes it seems like, when you step into any medical setting, you immediately feel the crush of too much demand for quality care, and not enough supply of quality health care staff. It's not that there aren't plenty of qualified medical professionals in the Spokane, WA area, or that the staff at our hospitals, schools, and doctor's offices aren't great at they do. The problem is often that l...

Home Health Care in Spokane: How We Can Help After Surgery

Posted: 1/15/2019 11:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

Bouncing back from an operation can take time, but the post-surgery instructions you receive from your surgeon or nurse often don't prepare you for the reality of recovering at home. For example, while you may know that you'll need to use crutches for a few weeks, it's hard to imagine what it will be like to shower, go grocery shopping, and take care of day-to-day business with limited mobility...

Know the Signs of Aging Parents Having Trouble at Home

Posted: 2/17/2018 9:23 AM by Interim HealthCare

As your parents age it is important to be alert to signs that they may be having trouble on their own at home. With family caregivers becoming more common it is important to know what to look for in your loved one’s behavior and it is important to know when to switch to professional home care giving. Below are some behaviors to lookout for to know if professional caregiving is need for your sen...

3 Ways Seniors Can Maintain their Dignity with Home Care Services

Posted: 2/9/2018 9:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

Helping a senior loved one maintain their dignity as they age may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is very important to address because it can be a dangerous downward spiral if ignored.

Steps on Being a Caregiver for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 1/31/2018 10:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years, and include tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems. This illness is common in seniors and be managed well with the help of a caregiver.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/22/2018 10:09 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.

Know the Signs of Early Onset Parkinson's

Posted: 12/22/2017 2:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Parkinson's disease is one of the many conditions that Interim HealthCare offers home care services for. Our staff provides both skilled nursing care, when needed, and non-medical home care. Non-medical care can include assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, light housekeeping and transportation.

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 12/8/2017 2:47 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games.

Home Care Services Help Seniors with Arthritis Manage Joint Pain and Overall Bone Health

Posted: 11/24/2017 2:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

Of all the forms of arthritis in older adults, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Affecting both men and women, it is estimated that 12.4 million individuals over 65 years old are affected by the disease.

Handling the heat

Posted: 11/10/2017 2:29 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you know how to handle the heat, that is. Seniors are especially at risk as the temperatures begin to climb during the summer months.

The Many Benefits of Hospice Care

Posted: 10/27/2017 2:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), more than 1.58 million people in the U.S. receive care from hospice palliative care providers every year. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to learn more about the many benefits of this kind of care.

Avoiding Medication Mix-Ups

Posted: 10/13/2017 2:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Food and Drug Administration reports at least 75 incidents per month of mix-ups due to similarly named drugs and confusing labels. How can you avoid dangerous and costly medication mix-ups? Interim HealthCare’s Home Care program can help you manage your prescriptions, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own healthcare. That is why it is important to take an active role in your treatme...

The Benefits of Music for Seniors

Posted: 9/15/2017 12:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Music can bring back memories and affect moods. It is a hallmark of celebrations. One song can take you to your childhood while another finds you on the shores of a Hawaiian island. For seniors who may find themselves alone more often than not, music can offer not only mood enhancement, but mental benefits as well.

Tips for Protecting Your Parent from Identity Theft

Posted: 9/1/2017 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

In today’s technology-based society your parent has more opportunities than ever to engage with others, stay connected to friends and family, find entertainment, and even handle basic personal tasks by utilizing devices such as their computer or phone. While these can be a wonderful way to encourage them to stay more active and independent, and to support mental and emotional health as they age...

Losing Sense Of Smell

Posted: 8/18/2017 11:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

A sense of smell can be extremely important to your senior loved one’s wellbeing and memory. Certain kinds of smells can recall memories: a certain kind of perfume or cologne, foods, or the smell of certain places.

Tips for Indulging the Sweet Tooth of a Senior with Diabetes

Posted: 8/4/2017 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Diabetes is a very serious condition that requires extensive and management to ensure that it does not develop into more severe complications. One of the major ways to help your senior manage their condition is through changing their diet. What your loved one eats makes a tremendous difference in their health and well-being, as well as their ability to manage their condition. This might be a bi...

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