Interim HealthCare History and Services
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, was originally called Medical Personnel Pool. It was a division of Labor Pool of America, which was founded in 1946. The name was changed to Interim in 1992 to allow the company to operate diverse lines of business under one banner and also more adequately reflect the services provided at that time.
The Interim HealthCare brand encompasses home care, hospice and health care staffing services. Home Care is a diverse and dynamic industry. Services in the home may be necessary due to acute illness, long term health conditions, permanent disabilities, terminal illness or the impact of aging. Home health care personnel include nurses, therapists and other specialized professionals who provide clinical intervention such as wound care, assistance with medication, improved ability to walk, or teaching individuals and their families' self-management of their condition while remaining at home. Personal care and support services are non-medical and include companionship, homemaking and assistance with activities of daily living such as grooming and bathing. These services are usually provided by personal care assistants and home care aides as well as companions and homemakers.
Healthcare staffing can include providing temporary staff to facilities or companies through a contractual agreement. The challenges of health care staffing have become much more complex. There is a growing need for qualified supplemental health care staff and employees are looking for more flexibility with their careers. Interim HealthCare Staffing meets these changes everyday. Across the country, Interim HealthCare franchisees provide health care personnel to a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, prisons, schools and clinics.
Hospice is an integrated program of medical and psychosocial care for terminally ill patients in their last several months of life. It is founded on the belief that the final stages of life should be lived with the greatest degree of comfort and dignity possible. Interim HealthCare Hospice offers the best in medical and nursing care, using state-of-the-art symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort.
Not all services are availabe at all locations. Please contact the individual franchise office to get more information about the home care, hospice or staffing services they provide.