— November 5, 2015
- In recognition of the many important contributions of the nation's home care and hospice professionals and volunteers, Interim HealthCare franchise offices throughout the country will be celebrating National Home Care & Hospice Month during November.
Interim HealthCare is the nation’s leading franchisor of home care, hospice and medical staffing. Founded in 1966, the company has grown to include 320 locations that employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs.
Sponsored by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the month-long celebration pays tribute to the dedicated home care professionals and volunteers who enable elderly, disabled and chronically ill individuals to live in their own homes while receiving the services they need.
“The vast majority of people faced with disability or illness obviously prefer to remain at home instead of staying in a hospital or institution,” said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare, Inc. “Through our extensive network of locally owned and operated franchisees, home care professionals and volunteers provide the high quality healthcare and the close, personal contact that allow people to receive care where they’re most comfortable — in their own homes.”
Interim has produced a series of “stories from home
” videos that feature real individual who have received care at home and the dedicated care professionals who provide assistance. The videos were filmed at actual Interim HealthCare locations including San Diego, CA: Greenville, SC.; Orlando, FL and Manchester, NH. “These stories are typical of the kind of help and support we celebrate during National Home Care and Hospice Month,” commented Gilmartin. “It is a wonderful way of acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our franchisee employees and their vital mission of improving people’s lives.”
About Interim HealthCare:
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries Caring Brands International is a global health care leader.
Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com