Interim HealthCare Inc. Expands Home Care Access with Over 15 New Office Locations and Key Leadership Hires
Steve Schildwachter Joins as Senior Vice President of Brand and Scott Williams Appointed Vice President of Talent, as Company Kicks Off National Home Care & Hospice Month Campaign
SUNRISE, Fla.— November 3, 2022
Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health, hospice and healthcare staffing services, announced today that it has opened 15 new offices across the country in 2022 with two more opening before end of year, increasing access to home healthcare to meet demand from patients and their families. Interim also announced the appointment of Steve Schildwachter, formerly of Franchise Performance Group, as senior vice president of brand, as well as former Sonas Home Health Care talent director, Scott Williams as vice president of talent.
Interim HealthCare has locations across 42 states offering the full continuum of care services including pediatric, adult skilled nursing, senior care, postoperative care, Medicare-certified care, and hospice, allowing for an individualized approach focused on empowering patients. These new locations will help Interim meet patient demand, especially now that over 90% of Americans have indicated wanting to receive care in the home and home health aide demand is projected to increase as much as 41% by 2026.
“The reality is for more than 50 years, the home care industry has stood at the ready, but only in the last three years has it become abundantly clear that home-based healthcare clinicians are integral to how this country can meet the increase in healthcare demand,” said Jennifer Sheets, CEO and president of Interim HealthCare and its parent company, Caring Brands International. “The pandemic pushed the home healthcare industry forward by 15 years in terms of the population’s knowledge of home care and we’re seeing more and more individuals opt for the superior care that can be provided in one’s own home. We are excited to continue growing our footprint to provide access to these crucial services.”
To help Interim HealthCare meet this growth, Steve Schildwachter brings more than 25 years of global marketing, branding and franchise experience to his new role. As a seasoned franchise executive, his extensive background in building strong brands that generate revenue and growth for franchise organizations makes him an invaluable asset to Interim HealthCare. Steve will lead the company’s marketing and brand strategies while supporting its franchise network through innovative programs that drive expansion and growth. Prior to Interim, Steve was the chief operating officer of Franchise Performance Group, where he oversaw the rebuilding of the lead generation division for clients pursuing growth through franchise expansion.
“I’m excited for this new journey with Interim HealthCare and the opportunity to expand the public’s knowledge around the wide range of essential home healthcare services offered and the different degrees of care from hospital-level to personal aide,” said Steve Schildwachter, senior vice president of brand at Interim HealthCare. “Interim has an outstanding network of new and multi-generational home health franchise owners and operators, and I look forward to playing my part in strengthening the business and brand.”
To enable Interim HealthCare to meet the growing home care demand, Scott Williams brings substantial recruitment and management experience in the healthcare industry to his role as vice president of talent. His recruitment expertise in the healthcare sector and proven success will be a valuable addition as he leads the continued development and implementation of recruitment strategies that effectively attract and retain high-performing employees across the organization. Prior to Interim HealthCare, he served as director of talent acquisition for Sonas Home Health Care, where he led the company’s recruitment, onboarding and marketing strategies, and implemented process changes that resulted in a significant increase in hires, year over year.
“Staffing challenges are affecting the entire home healthcare industry and meeting demand for home care is directly dependent on the ability to hire qualified professionals so that we can continue providing services to the increasing number of individuals who need it,” said Scott Williams, vice president of talent at Interim HealthCare. “My new role will play an important part in navigating this industry issue and ensuring our patients receive the best care possible.”
For those interested in learning more about the growing home healthcare industry, Interim Healthcare is running its monthlong “The Difference Is Home” campaign to coincide with November’s Home Care & Hospice Month. The campaign aims to educate people on the power of home healthcare by showcasing the unique benefits and full continuum of available home healthcare services. The campaign features stories showcasing the real-life, impactful experiences of five home healthcare stakeholders and honors the community of healthcare workers that make care in the home possible. There are also giveaway opportunities for home health and home care aides including multiple chances to win a $100 gift card to select home retail stores in a daily drawing and one grand prize drawing for a $500 gift card.
Interim HealthCare’s growth this year also received third party recognition, as it ranked No. 1 in the Senior Care category of Entrepreneur’s 43rd annual Franchise 500® list, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Additionally, Interim ranked No. 22 on Entrepreneur’s 2022 Top Global Franchises list, which highlights businesses looking to grow outside of the United States by increasing their footprint and establishing franchises in more countries and territories.
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About Interim HealthCare Inc.
Founded in 1966 and First in Home Care®, Interim HealthCare Inc. is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards. The only major franchise brand in its category to offer the full continuum of care, the company strives to improve the delivery of home healthcare and staffing services through 330 plus locations servicing the U.S. Ranked number one for the fourth year in a row by Entrepreneur magazine, franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care to 200,000 people each year, as well as telehealth and care coordination services, to meet 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.