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Home Health Care in Grand Rapids: The Care You Need

Posted: 7/27/2020 7:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether you're in treatment, on the mend, or living with chronic illness, there really is no place like home. But in order to come home from the hospital and stay there, most patients need significant support. Interim HealthCare of West Michigan offers exactly that to patients in Grand Rapids, MI with a range of comprehensive home health care services provided by qualified professionals.

Bringing Senior Care Home to Wyoming MI

Posted: 4/30/2020 1:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Most seniors want nothing more than to age at home, but challenges of growing old at home can pile-up, making daily life too difficult to manage. In-home senior care from a trusted agency like Interim HealthCare of West Michigan can help to bridge the gap for seniors in Wyoming, MI by bringing the support they need right to their doorsteps. Our care services are designed to provide seniors with...

Bringing Senior Care Home in Grand Rapids

Posted: 2/28/2020 7:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Aging at home is the dream of almost every senior, but the realities of their health can be a significant obstacle. Senior care services from a trusted local agency like Interim HealthCare of West Michigan can help seniors in Grand Rapids, MI safely overcome those obstacles so they can continue living in the comfort and familiarity of their own treasured homes. Our senior care services are p...

Medical Staffing in Grand Rapids: Join Our Team in 2020

Posted: 12/26/2019 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you're a skilled healthcare professional in search of new and exciting opportunities for this coming year, joining the team at Interim HealthCare of West Michigan may be the right next step for you. We provide medical staffing services for medical facilities and private homes across Grand Rapids, MI.  Our team is always growing, so we're always looking for skilled healthcare professionals...

Home Hospice Care in Grand Rapids: Going Above and Beyond

Posted: 10/29/2019 10:39 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you're considering home hospice care for your loved one, this can be an emotional and difficult time for you and your family. At Interim HealthCare of West Michigan, we fully understand. Our hospice care team in Grand Rapids, MI consists of dedicated, compassionate individuals who are here to provide the best care possible for your loved one and your family during this time.

Alzheimer's Care in Grand Rapids: Creating Routines and Communicating with Your Loved One

Posted: 7/15/2019 1:46 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's has its ups and downs. Routines and effective communication can help when the days get rough. For those times when you need extra help, our Alzheimer's care in Grand Rapids is a great resource for home health, personal care, and respite care services.

Healthcare Staffing in Grand Rapids: Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Posted: 5/2/2019 9:47 AM by Interim HealthCare

As an employer, searching for the perfect candidate to join your team can be taxing. At Interim HealthCare of West Michigan, we can help you save time and money with our healthcare staffing services in Grand Rapids. With our assistance, you can reach a wide selection of the most qualified candidates to fill your personnel needs.

Senior Care in Grand Rapids: When is it time?

Posted: 1/25/2019 2:07 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are many hurdles to overcome when it comes to honestly assessing your parents' needs and taking steps to meet them with a senior care provider in Grand Rapids, MI. For one thing, just acknowledging that your parents aren't entirely fit to care for themselves can be incredibly difficult for everyone involved. Your parents may know that yard work and laundry have gotten harder, but they may...

Senior Care: Understanding the Risk for Falls

Posted: 4/30/2018 12:49 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the most important efforts that you can make in your senior care journey with your elderly loved one is keeping him/her safe. Though there are many risks to face when caring for a senior, one of the most prevalent is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 and a half million older adults have to be treated in emergency departments throughout the ...

Symptoms of Lyme Disease in Seniors

Posted: 4/26/2018 4:44 PM by Interim HealthCare

Summer & fall are times to be outdoors—gardening, walking or simply enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, being more active outside also increases your chance of encountering a black-legged tick, the carriers of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.

Healthy Heart Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 2/15/2018 2:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of if not the most common side effect of being a family caregiver is not properly caring for them self. This happens because the caregiver is so focused on the health of their loved one, that they forget to care for themselves and their health needs. It is important for every caregiver to understand that the better they care for themselves the better they can care for their loved one.

Lower Cholesterol with These 5 Lifestyle Choices

Posted: 2/1/2018 2:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and thus preventable and treatable.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 1/24/2018 12:55 PM 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.

What is Sundowning and How You Can Help

Posted: 1/15/2018 12:53 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowing effects elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Sundowning is not a disease, it is a group of symptoms that occur in the late afternoon just before night. Symptoms of Sundowning include confusion, anxiety, aggression, pacing, wandering and ignoring directions.

The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted: 12/22/2017 1:21 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.

How to Prevent Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Posted: 12/8/2017 10:16 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hip fractures are extremely common among adults over the age of 60. In fact, nine out of 10 people over the age of 60 experience this type of injury.

What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Poisoning?

Posted: 11/24/2017 9:51 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year throughout the United States approximately 4 percent of the injuries suffered by adults aged 65 or older are caused by unintentional poisoning. This is a very serious risk that causes more injuries and deaths than fires.

7 Ways to Help an Elderly Parent with Sundowners Syndrome Sleep Better

Posted: 11/10/2017 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sundowners syndrome is just one of many sleep problems older adults go through in their life. Approximately 40 million Americans are impacted by long-term, chronic sleep disorders.

How Elder Care Can Make Sensitive Bathing Tasks Less Stressful

Posted: 10/27/2017 4:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver you already know that this role is about helping your elderly parent manage their specific needs, challenges, and limitations in a way that is respectful, supportive, and nurturing. Some of these task, however, are much more challenging than others. These are not only difficult for your elderly loved one, but they might be for you as well. When this happens, it can put a s...

Helping an Elderly Loved One Improve Their Fine Motor Skills

Posted: 10/13/2017 3:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Has your elderly parent suffered from a stroke or other health condition that has made it too difficult to control their hand movements or other body parts? Fortunately, there are some activities that can help strengthen their fine motor skills, making it easier for them to control their movements. By participating in a number of rehabilitation exercises, the senior can rewire the brain as a wa...

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