Interim Healthcare of Hickory is a lovely home care service that gives non-medical care to senior citizens in their homes. It's office is in Hickory, North Carolina which is part of the Tar Heel State. Examples of home care activities include help with dressing, bathing, and meal preparation.
Today, there are a wide range of health care services that can be provided in the home. Home care is usually less expensive, more convenient and what people prefer.
Through trained healthcare professionals, Interim HealthCare provides a broad array of home care and home health care services including senior care, pediatric nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Often called non-medical or private duty, personal care services help individuals remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives. It’s often the kind of in-home help that allows people to avoid moving out of their homes into a more expensive and less attractive setting.
This can include companionship and also assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Activities of daily living are routine activities that people do every day without needing assistance. The basic ADLs include eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. An individual's ability to perform these ADLs is an important part of understanding the type of services that are needed. In most instances, these services are provided to seniors who may need a little extra help or in some instances more help like 24 hours 7 days a week or even a live-in arrangement.
These services can also be utilized as a source of respite by another person who is providing care to their loved one. Many times, family caregivers enlist the help of someone else - whether a friend, sibling or paid professional - to help with certain tasks when they have their hands full. A professional from Interim can be a great relief to overworked family caregivers who need a break.
As allowed by state law, Interim HealthCare offers in-home nursing care provided by Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs).
Many therapies can be provided at home to speed recovery from illness, injury or surgery, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Home based therapy allows individuals to develop independence with daily activities in a convenient and comfortable setting. Families are also able to be closely involved in the rehabilitation process.
Whether the individual’s problem is a result of injury or disease, the role of a physical therapist is to help him or her realize their optimum ability to function. Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent a loss of mobility with fitness and wellness oriented programs that promote healthier and more active lifestyles.
Many family caregivers take pride in the care they provide to their loved ones and it’s simply a part of daily life. But the physical, mental and emotional demands of caring for a family member can be overwhelming at times. Care giving is a difficult job and very few people are equipped to do it alone. Getting help is essential for your health and maintaining your resilience is critical for your loved one.
Respite care provides family members breaks from the daily routine of care giving. It can relieve stress, restore energy and promote the necessary balance in one’s life. Whether it’s for a few hours or a long vacation, Interim can provide the support and relief needed.
We will often arrange for a free in-home evaluation to discuss the type and length of respite care needed, and a plan of service will be developed. There are a number of options for additional support.