SUNRISE, FL - July 18, 2011 - Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest home healthcare franchise company announced today the grand opening of its newest location in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Local owner Don Ottomeyer is furthering his entrepreneurial spirit and passion toward helping those in his community by opening the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise. A grand opening barbecue celebration will take place at the Ann Arbor Interim HealthCare office located on 2010 Hogback Rd., Suite 2-A, on Thursday, July 21, from 4-7 p.m.
The new office provides a variety of services including the company's unique HomeLife EnrichmentSM program which provides an experience that engages seniors, allowing them to maintain a lifestyle that is not only safe and independent, but one that is enriched with meaning and self-worth. In addition, the Ann Arbor Interim HealthCare location also offers personal care services including transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, and grooming.
"After working in the corporate world for several years and experiencing firsthand my mother's eight year battle with Alzheimer's, I wanted to be part of a business that would make a difference in the lives of others in our community," said franchise owner Don Ottomeyer. "I looked at several franchise healthcare systems and finally chose Interim HealthCare for their dedication to helping others."
As the first wave of Baby Boomers turn 65 this year, the senior care industry is rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing franchise businesses. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, over the next 19 years about 10,000 people will turn 65 each day, resulting in a grayer America by 2030. This statistic, coupled with the demand for less expensive, out-of-the-hospital care has been drawing new people to the senior care franchise segment initially established by Interim HealthCare in 1966.
"We are delighted to welcome Don Ottomeyer into the Interim HealthCare family," said Kathleen Gilmartin, CEO of Interim HealthCare. "The growing elderly population and expanded home care market is becoming a great niche for those interested in franchising, helping us to expand our reach and help those in need."
About Interim HealthCare:
Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 independently owned franchise offices nationwide, Interim HealthCare franchisees are the largest combined provider of community-based home care and health care staffing services. The system has over a 40 year history within the healthcare industry and many franchisees have an average tenure of 24 years. 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 to improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day.
For more information visit www.interimhealthcare.com/washtenaw.