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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 12:07 PM 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 11:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

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 in their own homes. Assisted living ...

Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite Care

Posted: 3/16/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are few things that can be as stressful as taking care of an elderly loved one, especially when they need constant care. Many caregivers tell us how hard it is to see their parents or grandparents battle an illness and begin to decline. Family members often think that they have to take care of everything by themselves. This can lead to depression and burnout.

Senior Care News – The Benefits of Music Therapy

Posted: 3/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Senior Care Services and other home care services use music therapy professionals to help improve the overall health of their patients by reducing stress creating soothing environments. To learn more about how Music Therapy can help you or your loved one, contact Interim HealthCare today.

February is American Heart Health Month

Posted: 2/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are a number of ways for senior care providers to help the elderly reduce their risk of a stroke. Controlling blood pressure is by far the most effective preventative measure, according to Mayo Clinic. Managing medication properly and encouraging physical activity can also make a big difference.

Elder Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms

Posted: 2/6/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.

Elder Care Tips- Surgical Recovery At Home

Posted: 1/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

While preparation is certainly a key to a successful recovery, there are many other things you can do to ensure that you’re on your feet and back to normal as quickly as possible.  

Interim Transitions Comes to North Carolina

Posted: 1/13/2014 11:18 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...

Can Sleeping Well Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 1/7/2014 2:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Recently, Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a study on a possible connection between lack of sleep and Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that those who get less sleep or who don’t sleep well, are more likely to have abnormal brain images – an early signal of the neurological issue.

Make Someone Feel Special for the Holidays - Cheering Up Depressed Seniors

Posted: 12/19/2013 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: 12/8/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Being health-conscious doesn't necessarily mean that you can't enjoy the holidays; it simply means that you should continue to be watchful of what you eat and be prepared for the festivities. Consulting with your doctor or care professional will show you what to watch out for in order to avoid any health issues over this special time of year.

Senior Care - Meditation Helps with Mental, Physical Well-Being

Posted: 11/20/2013 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 – Traveling Safely Over the Holidays

Posted: 11/8/2013 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.

Eating for Strong Bones- Elder Care in North Carolina

Posted: 10/23/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Our bones remain fairly healthy and strong through young adulthood. The problem is that as we hit middle age, they start to thin out. For women, this process can even accelerate after menopause. Seniors in particular are at special risk when it comes to bone health, but the good news is that you can put the brakes on bone degeneration and one of the best lines of defense in this battle is your ...

Getting Ready for Flu Season - Senior Care in Wallace, NC

Posted: 10/11/2013 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...

Transitioning from facility to Home Care in Duplin County, NC

Posted: 9/20/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing. One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her fa...

New Technology Helps Veteran’s Play an Active Role in their own Healthcare…

Posted: 9/12/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s called My HealtheVet and it can be accessed by clicking here, https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html  this access portal to the VA helps cut down some of the hassle and frustration of dealing with your medical issues. Now you don’t have to waste hours on the phone or drive in to the VA just to get answers to your questions.

“Post Discharge” Home Care May Reduce Risk of Hospital Re-Admission

Posted: 8/29/2013 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The American Heart Association released a study showing that “Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital.”  The study, released on May 16, 2013, states that 70.3 percent of heart failure patients were re-hospitalized within the first year and 41.8 percent died. Patients who suffered heart...

Senior Care in North Carolina, are your loved ones getting the nutrition they need?

Posted: 8/12/2013 3:51 PM 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.

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