The Story of Dori and Her Interim Care Team

Born four months early, five-year-old Dori has faced a lifetime of challenges. From being confined to a wheel chair to developmental challenges and cerebral palsy, Dori requires constant and complete care.  

Interim provides both overnight and daytime nursing services for the family, even accompanying Dori to school. This round-the-clock assistance helps ensure that both parents can go to work comfortable in the knowledge that Dori is safe, secure and being cared for.

Even better, the combination of skilled care from both the Interim HealthCare team and her family has helped Dori make significant progress over the course of her young life - gradually reducing her dependence on oxygen ventilation, while becoming more communicative and engaged in the world around her.

As Dori's mother Kate notes, "Since she can't go to school without a nurse, Interim is very important in letting her do that."

Because of the sophisticated nature of the technology that supports care for pediatric patients like Dori, Interim maintains very high skill standards for the nurses that are assigned to these kinds of cases. In this instance, Interim's Assistant Director of Home Care, Registered Nurse Lisa Adams, can't say enough about Dori's day nurse Melissa. "She puts her heart and soul into what she's doing. She provides care to Dori like she's her own."