SUNRISE, FL - February 22, 2011 - Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest healthcare and in-home senior care franchise company, recently launched the second of its eight-part documentary series for 2011. In honor of American Heart Month, this video highlights the importance of the education and follow-up care that a senior woman receives in-home after an aortic valve repair.
The video is now available for viewing on Interim HealthCare's YouTube channel www.youtube.com/interimhealthcare and Facebook page www.fb.com/interimhealthcare. It focuses on Living with Heart Failure and highlights patient Delores Sherman, who is recuperating at home after open heart surgery for aortic stenosis. During the documentary, Care Professional Robert Adams, RN, shares the importance of maintaining activity level in order to return to living a normal life again weeks after surgery. Sherman's husband states that the education Interim provides, along with the availability of 24-hour assistance, has made all of the difference in his wife's recovery.
"February's American Heart Month is a terrific opportunity to raise awareness and encourage education about heart disease and its impact on patients and their families" said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. "Many heart surgery patients return home scared and confused about the next steps in their recovery. That's where our attentive home care professionals can step in and answer all of their questions in a more relaxed, personal environment."
There are eight videos in the documentary series, and they will debut throughout the year to focus on many aspects of the company's program. Future topics include Home Care for Joint Replacement Patients and Pediatric Therapy. All videos run in length from four-to-seven minutes and were filmed with actual Interim HealthCare patients and clients.
Interim HealthCare also offers a Living with Health Failure Program, which moves patients and their family caregivers along a pathway that prepares them for self care and self monitoring of their condition, while stabilizing their condition after an emergency room or hospital stay. Home nursing, therapy services and education are provided by skilled home health care clinicians.
About Interim HealthCare:
Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is the nation's first and finest healthcare franchise organization. Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 independently owned franchise offices, Interim HealthCare franchisees are the largest combined provider of community-based home care and health care 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 that employ more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
About Dr. Amy D'Aprix:
Dr. Amy D'Aprix is a life transition consultant, author, corporate speaker, facilitator, coach, and an expert in aging, retirement, and caregiving. Committed to empowering others to care for themselves and their families, Dr. Amy helps transform the lives of people involved in the caregiving experience. Her passion, understanding and empathy come from her own personal experience of caring for her parents for more than a decade. Clients and caregivers across North America embrace her warm, engaging style and Dr. Amy is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. She has authored two books on caregiving and friendship, has written numerous articles for various media publications and is highly sought-after as a trainer and speaker throughout North America. Dr. Amy has a PhD and Masters in Social Work, specializing in Gerontology.