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June is National Safety Month

SUNRISE, FL, June 5, 2014 – June is National Safety Month and Interim HealthCare is available to conduct in-home safety checks for seniors, free of charge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.

Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. The chance of dying because of an accident at home begins rising at age 65 and then jumps significantly — people age 75 and older are almost four times as likely to die in a home accident as people 65–74. 

Falls are the most common cause of home accidents for older adults and can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls (and most home accidents) are largely preventable.

Interim HealthCare has a short video that provides some important tips for staying safe at home. Consumers can also benefit from having Interim HealthCare come out to your home for a free home safety assessment.  This can help seniors feel more secure and independent as well as help reduce the risk of a serious fall which might require hospitalization. 

Interim HealthCare has nearly five decades in the healthcare industry. Largely due to the high level of support and other benefits associated with the company’s longevity, franchisees enjoy an unusually long average tenure of 18 years although some owners have been in the system more than 30 years. A video with franchisee feedback is available here. Franchise opportunities are available throughout the country. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $400,000, and a minimum liquidity of $50,000. Franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $115,500 to $188,500 including the franchise fee. Additional franchise information is available at www.interimfranchising.com.

About Interim HealthCare:
Interim HealthCare, founded nationally in 1966, is a leading home care, hospice and healthcare staffing company. Interim’s more than 300 independently owned and operated franchise locations provide a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing services. Interim HealthCare is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service through franchisees who employee more than 40,000 healthcare workers such as nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare personnel to approximately 50,000 people daily. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
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At Interim Healthcare, we know what to look for when it comes to whether a loved one can remain safe and independent in their own home. This simple and free quiz can help guide you when making that important decision.

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