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Stories From Home

Every day, our home care heroes make a difference in the lives of patients and clients. Each one is a story waiting to be told. We would like to share some of those stories. They are about real people who may be recovering from an illness or injury, have a chronic illness such as heart failure or diabetes or maybe they just need a little extra help at home so they can remain independent. The stories are also about the very special people, our Care Professionals, who provide the caring help and support that makes a difference in the lives of our clients and their families. We’re glad to share just a few of our “Stories from Home.”

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The Right Match

As is the case with most patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Mr. Stein’s physical condition has slowly deteriorated over time. Now in his late fifties, he finds it difficult to stand for extended periods of time, or perform certain household tasks. As his MS has advanced, Mr. Stein has been increasingly reliant on the kind of help traditionally associated with those of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Maintaining Independence

Most of us take our ability to do everyday things – from driving to the grocery store to picking up around the house – for granted. But what happens when you can no longer do those simple things? And when there’s no one around to help?

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As an emergency room social worker, I have encountered many multilayered problems. People come into our ER seeking a variety of services from much needed medical care to basic needs like food and shelter. Being on the front line of service delivery I have had the pleasure of sorting through many complex needs. One such example came in the form of a 61 year old woman newly arrived from Ohio with a fully immobilized left leg. This woman had done all that she felt she needed to do to arrange her transfer from a rehabilitation facility in Ohio to Idaho Elks rehab facility in Boise. However, as with all well-laid plans something went wrong and this woman found herself on the door step of the Elks having traveled 4 hours by plane to get to Boise only to be turned away since “the paperwork hadn’t gone through properly.”

Being a resourceful woman she took a cab to an emergency room near where she was going to be living.  I happened to be the ER Social Worker on that evening and was given the challenge of arranging resources for this person.  The ER is full of resourceful people and resourceful people know people, hence my alliance with Interim HealthCare was born.  In the middle of the night, with no one else willing to answer the phone, I was able to call Interim’s 24 hr number and talk to a live person, who herself proved to be very resourceful. Within an hour I was connected with Interim’s elite staff. They provided professionalism and enthusiasm to my seemingly hopeless request. Within several hours Interim staff were interviewing this wayward woman in the ER waiting room and providing her with the physical and emotional support she needed to get through a very challenging ordeal.  In the end she was connected with all the support she needed for that night and into the future. It is my pleasure to recommend Interim HealthCare to other medical providers for all of your basic and complex care needs. Given the chance Interim’s staff surely will impress you as much as they have impressed me.
 
Rob I.

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