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1 12, 2021

Interim Healthcare’s Jennifer Sheets named Advocate of the Year by Globee® in the 2021 CEO World Awards

2021-12-01T11:41:29-05:00December 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sheets awarded for leadership of company and greater home healthcare industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, announced that its CEO and President, Jennifer Sheets, was awarded Gold in the “CEO Achievers – Advocate of the Year” category at the 9th annual CEO World Awards. The award program celebrates the achievements of leaders, executives, and the management teams behind the year’s most outstanding initiatives and achievements, recognizing those who set industry benchmarks for excellence.

With the support of her team, as well as the clinical and operational excellence of the more than 300 Interim HealthCare offices who represent the First in Home Care® brand, Jennifer Sheets has worked relentlessly to uphold the highest standards of safety and care within the home healthcare industry. Jennifer’s foresight in early 2020 ensured that Interim HealthCare was well-positioned to provide vital care services during the pandemic, while keeping both staff and patients safe. With her leadership, the company spearheaded the development of detailed guidance and resources to provide care for COVID-19 patients through Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment® standard of care, which creates a customized care plan to support a patient’s full mind, body, spirit and family. In addition, Jennifer and her team established programs that helped facilitate the partnership between hospitals and home healthcare, working to transition medically complex cases from hospitals into home healthcare settings to alleviate recurrent patient surges on ICU resources.

Jennifer has also been integral to the continued success of building awareness of and advocacy for the home healthcare industry throughout 2020 and 2021. Advocating at both the federal and state levels for “essential” worker status of America’s 3.2 million home healthcare workers, Jennifer helped ensure these professionals were part of the country’s response to and continued recovery from the pandemic. With her team, she also established the industry’s only website for sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) when resources were incredibly difficult to procure, distributing an estimated three million units of critical PPE items to more than 1,000 agencies across the U.S. and five other countries.

“I am humbled to be recognized as an Advocate of the Year by the CEO World Awards,” said Jennifer Sheets, CEO and president of Interim HealthCare. “Home healthcare is an indispensable part of our healthcare system and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue elevating both the industry’s unique value and Interim HealthCare’s role within it.”

The CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and their management teams from organizations in every industry and of every size. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores and inputs determined the 2021 award winners. See the complete list of 2021 winners here: https://globeeawards.com/ceo-world-awards/winners/.

Jennifer was also recently named a winner of the Silver Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year – Consumer Products in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recognizing her continued leadership of the greater home healthcare industry and commitment to upholding employee safety and patient care standards.

For more information on Interim HealthCare, please visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

About the Globee Awards 
Globee Awards are conferred in eleven programs and competition: the American Best in Business Awards, Business Excellence Awards (Best Employers), CEO World Awards®, Communications Excellence Awards, Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards®, Disruptor Company Awards, Golden Bridge Awards®, International Best in Business Awards, IT World Awards®, Sales, Marketing, & Service Excellence Awards, and Women World Awards®. Learn more about the Globee Awards at https://globeeawards.com

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 575 franchise locations in eight countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader. 

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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

14 11, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Acquires Treasure Coast Franchise

2021-11-14T03:16:06-05:00November 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Business expansion signals strategic plans for continued momentum and meeting market demand.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announces the acquisition of Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast following the retirement of owners, Jan Wahby and Shawn Griffin.

Serving the communities of West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, Florida, Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast will continue to operate in a sustainable model of clinical excellence, outstanding quality, care delivery and sales performance.

This expansion of Interim HealthCare Inc. represents its humble beginnings as both a franchise- and company-owned hybrid model. While Interim HealthCare Inc. does not intend to completely pivot from its current model, leadership remains open to new possibilities for meeting the market’s overwhelming demand for home healthcare services across the whole continuum of care, with the overarching goal of growing its network.

“We believe the most successful organizations are those that are willing to push beyond traditional boundaries,” said Jennifer Sheets, president and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. “When opportunities surface that allow us to expand our client base and strengthen our business, we will pursue them.”

For owners Jan and Shawn, they are both excited and honored to see their business ‘return’ to Interim HealthCare Inc., where their legacy of hard work and dedication will continue moving the business forward.

“In preparing for our retirement, we were thrilled to have Interim HealthCare Inc. raise their hands to take over and continue serving these communities,” said Jan Wahby and Shawn Griffin, 14-year franchise owners of Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast. “We’ve spent our careers dedicated to providing comprehensive home healthcare and personal care and support to West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, and this personal decision was made easier knowing our amazing employees, clients, patients and families would remain a priority.”

Earlier this year, Interim HealthCare Inc. acquired Interim HealthCare of San Diego, marking the first managed acquisition within the network domestically in over a decade.

Despite strain on the healthcare system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a full continuum of home healthcare and personal care and support services has only continued to grow globally. As COVID-19 remains the industry’s current challenge, hospitals and healthcare systems are turning to home healthcare as consumers reconsider their choices for accessing care services.

To learn more about buying and operating an Interim HealthCare franchise business, please visit: www.interimfranchising.com. Those who currently own another home healthcare business and may be interested in exploring potential transition options may email: exploreselling@interimhealthcare.com.

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. and Saudi Arabia. Ranked number one for the third 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 service to 200,000 people each year, meeting 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.

27 10, 2021

Interim HealthCare Launches National Home Care & Hospice Month Campaign, “The Difference is Home”

2021-10-27T15:07:48-04:00October 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Interim HealthCare raises awareness for the power of home healthcare to help connect more individuals with the unique benefits it provides.

SUNRISE, Fla. Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced the launch of “The Difference is Home,” a campaign to showcase the unique benefits and full continuum of available home healthcare services.

Sharing Why Healthcare is Better at Home

Coinciding with November’s Home Care & Hospice Month, “The Difference is Home” aims to educate people on the power of home healthcare. Offering a full continuum of care, home healthcare includes pediatric, adult skilled nursing, senior care, postoperative care, Medicare-certified care, and hospice, allowing for an individualized approach focused on empowerment and the pursuit of possibilities rather than perceived limitations. The home is where patient care can happen in the most personal way, typically resulting in a higher quality of care, reduced hospital readmissions and better optimization of healthcare dollars, improved health outcomes, and greater patient satisfaction.

As part of the national monthlong campaign, Interim HealthCare is featuring the real-life experiences of five home healthcare stakeholders who have been profoundly impacted by the power of home healthcare:

  • Josie B., Adult Skilled Nursing Client (Wampum, P.A.) – Admitted in 1984, Josie has been supported by home healthcare since she was six months old after being born with a disability. Growing up, her nurses went with her to school, on camping trips and to college where she lived in the dorms. Today, Josie’s nurses help with her ventilator and trach, along with other complex medical care services and everyday needs as she runs a successful consulting business and helps advocate for others with disabilities. Home healthcare has made all the difference for Josie, allowing her to grow up in a loving home environment, achieve her dreams and thrive in life.
  • Kaitlyn M., Pediatric Care Patient (Verona, P.A.) – Born with Agenesis of corpus callosum, which causes seizures and severe developmental delay, Kaitlyn is required to have a feeding tube and total nursing care. She has received home healthcare for the past 16 years. While Kaitlyn doesn’t speak or walk, she is happy and surrounded by a loving family and nurses who adore her and closely monitor her condition. Home healthcare has allowed Kaitlyn to live at home with her family while receiving pediatric care, which has significantly improved her quality of life.
  • John C., Senior Care Client (Salina, K.S.) – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, John started home health services in April 2021. John’s aide makes in-home visits three times a week to support his mobility through exercise, which has led to great improvements in his health. John also started attending Interim HealthCare’s monthly Vet-to-Vet cafe which allows him to engage with other veterans and promotes socializing. Home healthcare has enabled John to regain his freedom, properly care for his COPD and embrace life again.
  • Louis K., COVID-19 Recovery Patient (Summerville, S.C.) – After spending four days in the hospital with COVID-19 in early September, Louis was discharged into home health services as part of the benefits available to him as a Medicare recipient. Prior to becoming ill with COVID-19, Louis was an active 85-year-old who played golf once a week. The focused nursing care, physical therapy and occupational therapy he receives has helped him improve significantly in a matter of weeks and he is on track for a full recovery without the need for rehospitalization.
  • Howard and Charlene R., Hospice Patients (Grand Rapids, M.I.) Married for 68 years, Howard and Charlene have had many wonderful life experiences and wanted to continue living with a quality of life as they aged. After receiving home health services, Charlene and Howard both transitioned to hospice care in August due to declining health. The nursing, therapy and aide care that hospice provides have allowed Howard and Charlene to stay in their home, surrounded by loved ones, where they can make the most of this treasured time together.

To learn more about these stories and the difference home healthcare has made in their lives, visit: https://differenceishome.com/home-care-hospice-stories/.

Additionally, to better understand the underlying motivations and perceptions around home healthcare, Interim HealthCare commissioned The Harris Poll to survey Americans on their knowledge of home healthcare services. The study was designed to help encourage increased understanding and appreciation of what home healthcare can deliver in terms of healthcare outcomes, value-for-healthcare dollars, and consumer preferences. A separate announcement on the findings of the nationwide study will be released in the coming days.

Celebrating a Community of Care

In addition to highlighting what sets home-based care apart, Interim HealthCare invites stakeholders to understand and appreciate the tireless helping hands behind the scenes of these inspiring stories who often go unrecognized: the community of care that makes it possible. From home health professionals and paraprofessionals who provide care and the certified agencies who employ and support them, to physicians, discharge planners, and social workers who guide the journeys to support their outcomes and the payors that reimburse this invaluable service, there is an entire community of care that keeps the home healthcare industry thriving.

In honor of Home Care and Hospice Month, Interim HealthCare invites the public to express gratitude for the community of care that makes home healthcare so extraordinary by participating in the campaign’s Wall of Inspiration, which will showcase the moving stories of those who have been impacted by home healthcare.

Visit the 2021 Home Care & Hospice Month Wall of Inspiration here: https://differenceishome.com/wall-of-inspiration/.

“For those of us long ingrained in home healthcare, we see every day the difference home-based care has on clients and their quality of life,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “What the last two years have taught us is that the home is where outcomes are better and where people truly want to be. Throughout our monthlong celebration, we will further elevate these messages to communities that can benefit most from home healthcare’s services, and especially honor and recognize the sacrifice of the thousands of clinicians, aides, and caregivers who facilitate these invaluable services.”

Among other features of the campaign are ways to engage consumers with educating content and fun giveaways that reinforce the difference home makes. For example, there are giveaway opportunities of MyndVR virtual reality headsets, which are specifically designed to connect patients and seniors with memories and the world outside from the comfort of their homes. Also tucked into the month is Home Care Aide Week, November 7-13, to honor and celebrate the indispensable role aides play in supporting the activities of daily living for so many Americans, ensuring their ability to heal and age in place. Home care aides will have a chance to win daily giveaways which include $125 gift cards to Home Chef, $50 gift cards for allheart gear, the nation’s leading online supplier of medical apparel and personal diagnostic equipment, and access to free educational webinars.

To learn more about Interim HealthCare’s celebration of Home Care & Hospice Month, please visit: https://differenceishome.com/.

For more information on Interim HealthCare’s services, visit: https://www.interimhealthcare.com/.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 575 franchise locations in eight countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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.

21 10, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches HomeLife Enrichment® for Heart Failure

2021-10-21T13:33:20-04:00October 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Helping to mitigate the nation’s leading chronic condition, Interim HealthCare unveils empowering, proprietary approach to holistic care for those with heart failure.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, is launching the latest offering in its HomeLife Enrichment® series focused on the chronic condition of heart failure. Interim HealthCare’s program supports the patient holistically for their mind, body, spirit and family to ensure an optimal care experience.

As an extension of the doctor’s office, this proprietary standard of care empowers the newly diagnosed person living with heart failure and their loved ones with valuable information about the impact diet, exercise, rest and medication play in the care process. Additionally, this approach stresses the importance of measuring weight and reporting increases daily and recognizing the signs of depression, especially when the diagnosis of heart failure is new.

Currently, more than six million people in the U.S. have heart failure and one in five people will develop it in their lifetime. Heart failure is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Often misunderstood, heart failure does not actually mean the heart has failed; it means that the heart cannot pump as it should and therefore is failing to meet the body’s needs for oxygen and blood circulation.

“Home healthcare professionals are uniquely suited to provide personal and comprehensive care to help support the millions of Americans living with heart failure,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “By working side-by-side with the individual, their loved ones and their full care teams, Interim HealthCare creates a holistic approach to support their mind, body, sprit and family. This approach ultimately helps them on a path toward self-care to manage their condition and live a healthier, fulfilling life.”

A key element of Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment for Heart Failure program is its new resource, “Caring for a Loved one with Heart Failure” (caregiver guide). The caregiver guide educates family members about heart failure and provides a deeper understanding of the disease and the care protocols to manage it and move their loved ones towards successful self-care, which is the ultimate goal.

The caregiver guide equips families with the tools and insights needed to care for the whole individual, not just one facet of their disease management. This approach provides a holistic view of heart failure and how interconnected each aspect is with big-picture outcomes. Through exploration of the care process, families will understand what their loved one needs and how best to care for them in ways that improve mental, emotional and physical health:

  • Mind: Caring for the mind involves insight and understanding about heart failure which leads to producing new habits that positively impact outcomes. As the heart’s function is vital to the health of the whole body, it can create other serious health problems if it is not brought under control.
  • Body: Perhaps the hardest change a person with heart failure must make is to their diet. Caring for the body involves a combination of diet, medication, exercise and rest, and is a crucial part of managing heart failure and minimizing other serious and associated health risks. With heart failure, comes issues with weight gain caused by fluid buildup, it is critical that those living with heart failure are monitoring their weight daily and reporting weight gains to their doctor.
  • Spirit: After receiving a diagnosis of heart failure, your loved one may be feeling a mix of emotions, from fear and anxiety to apathy, sadness and depression. When family members recognize these signs and show support for their loved ones, it lifts their heart, calms their emotions and inspires joy amidst their health challenges. This is the purpose of the spirit component of the HomeLife Enrichment care approach.
  • Family: The HomeLife Enrichment approach also helps the family by educating, guiding and supporting those caring for a loved one with heart failure. This component fosters greater understanding, improves overall outcomes and encourages self-care.

Interim HealthCare’s proprietary training programs enable home health clinicians and paraprofessionals to perform at the top of their license and provide valuable education and assistance. With more than 55 years’ experience caring for people, and as the First in Home Care®, Interim HealthCare’s multi-disciplinary care teams support clients living with heart failure in familiar surroundings – at home or in assisted living communities.

This unique home-based focus provides a more intimate and unedited view into an individual’s daily life. It also creates an effective education partnership with the individual’s primary care provider or doctor in the hospital. Often, the direction provided by a physician isn’t enough for the true impact of a heart failure diagnosis to sink in. By extending that education into a “real-life” setting, home health clinicians and paraprofessionals get a total view of the patient to better inform a tailored care plan. This difference results in care plans that account for specific support needs, personal motivations and obstacles, and adherence tendencies for improved health management and better quality of life.

Interim HealthCare specialty programs fall under its HomeLife Enrichment standard of care offerings. Currently, these span heart failure, diabetes, COVID-19, cognitive care with a focus on dementia, and other chronic care conditions with more planned in the next 18 months.

Download the free heart failure caregiver guide here and learn more about Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment for Heart Failure program by reaching out to a locally owned and operated office. Access the office locater at https://www.interimhealthcare.com/locations/.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 575 franchise locations in eight countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader. 

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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

15 10, 2021

Interim HealthCare CEO Jennifer Sheets Wins Silver in the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

2021-10-15T13:27:33-04:00October 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sheets named an Executive of the Year for efforts to elevate home healthcare’s integral role amid COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, announced that CEO and President Jennifer Sheets has been named a winner of the Silver Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year – Consumer Products in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

As CEO and President of Interim HealthCare Inc., Jennifer Sheets provided invaluable leadership to the company throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She helped ensure the safety of her own employees while also displaying her care and leadership for the greater home healthcare industry, by championing crucial policies and procedures to allow the industry to continue providing vital care services. As a former ICU nurse and hospital CEO, Jennifer’s dedication to providing the highest levels of care fueled her relentless pursuit to uphold critical standards of safety and care among the nearly 200,000 individuals Interim HealthCare serves. Judges lauded Sheets’ work as “incredibly noteworthy and inspiring” with “impressive forward-thinking beyond her pre-defined remit.”

Upon hearing the news, Jennifer Sheets commented: “I am sincerely honored to be chosen by the Stevie Awards as an Executive of the Year. I’ve learned that good leadership begins with a commitment to service and a desire to impact the world for the better, and I carry these ideals with me in all the work that I do. My passion for ensuring people can age in place, happily live at home and in good health whenever possible has only grown stronger over the past year, and I look forward to continuing my work to further advance the industry.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted for consideration this year in more than 100 categories. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.

Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “We thought the remarkable stories of achievement we saw in last year’s awards couldn’t be topped, but we were wrong. Women-owned and -run organizations have contributed significantly to the increase in innovation and entrepreneurial activity we’ve seen globally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominations submitted to the 18th Stevie Awards for Women in Business that attest to this are inspiring, humbling, and motivating.”

To view the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories, click here: www.StevieAwards.com/Women. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Registration for the ceremony is now on sale.

For more information on Interim HealthCare, please visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 575 franchise locations in eight countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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.

14 10, 2021

Interim Healthcare’s Jennifer Sheets named Advocate of the Year by Globee® in the 2021 CEO World Awards

2021-10-14T10:15:54-04:00October 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sheets awarded for leadership of company and greater home healthcare industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, announced that its CEO and President, Jennifer Sheets, was awarded Gold in the “CEO Achievers – Advocate of the Year” category at the 9th annual CEO World Awards. The award program celebrates the achievements of leaders, executives, and the management teams behind the year’s most outstanding initiatives and achievements, recognizing those who set industry benchmarks for excellence.

With the support of her team, as well as the clinical and operational excellence of the more than 300 Interim HealthCare offices who represent the First in Home Care® brand, Jennifer Sheets has worked relentlessly to uphold the highest standards of safety and care within the home healthcare industry. Jennifer’s foresight in early 2020 ensured that Interim HealthCare was well-positioned to provide vital care services during the pandemic, while keeping both staff and patients safe. With her leadership, the company spearheaded the development of detailed guidance and resources to provide care for COVID-19 patients through Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment® standard of care, which creates a customized care plan to support a patient’s full mind, body, spirit and family. In addition, Jennifer and her team established programs that helped facilitate the partnership between hospitals and home healthcare, working to transition medically complex cases from hospitals into home healthcare settings to alleviate recurrent patient surges on ICU resources.

Jennifer has also been integral to the continued success of building awareness of and advocacy for the home healthcare industry throughout 2020 and 2021. Advocating at both the federal and state levels for “essential” worker status of America’s 3.2 million home healthcare workers, Jennifer helped ensure these professionals were part of the country’s response to and continued recovery from the pandemic. With her team, she also established the industry’s only website for sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) when resources were incredibly difficult to procure, distributing an estimated three million units of critical PPE items to more than 1,000 agencies across the U.S. and five other countries.

“I am humbled to be recognized as an Advocate of the Year by the CEO World Awards,” said Jennifer Sheets, CEO and president of Interim HealthCare. “Home healthcare is an indispensable part of our healthcare system and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue elevating both the industry’s unique value and Interim HealthCare’s role within it.”

The CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and their management teams from organizations in every industry and of every size. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores and inputs determined the 2021 award winners. See the complete list of 2021 winners here: https://globeeawards.com/ceo-world-awards/winners/.

For more information on Interim HealthCare, please visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

About the Globee Awards 
Globee Awards are conferred in eleven programs and competition: the American Best in Business Awards, Business Excellence Awards (Best Employers), CEO World Awards®, Communications Excellence Awards, Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards®, Disruptor Company Awards, Golden Bridge Awards®, International Best in Business Awards, IT World Awards®, Sales, Marketing, & Service Excellence Awards, and Women World Awards®. Learn more about the Globee Awards at https://globeeawards.com

SOURCE Interim HealthCare Inc.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 575 franchise locations in eight countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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.

7 10, 2021

Interim HealthCare of Irvine, California Now Open

2021-10-07T17:16:32-04:00October 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

IRVINE, Calif. — Interim HealthCare, a national network of more than 300 independently owned home healthcare locations, announced today its newest franchise owner: Khushbu Dadlani and the opening of her first franchise location in Irvine, California, located at 2152 Dupont Drive, Suite 174, Irvine 92612. The office is the 25th Interim HealthCare location in California and the first in the Irvine community.

Khushbu Dadlani, an accountant turned preschool teacher, is CEO of the business with support from her husband, a technology executive and project management professional (PMP). The couple’s interest in the home healthcare industry was born out of their own personal experience.  Just as they were starting a family in their native India, they faced the physical, financial, and emotional burden of caring for ailing parents on both sides of their family. Then, when her husband’s consulting job at the time transferred the family to California, they witnessed their new friends and neighbors facing the similar stress of caring for ill parents or loved ones. This common burden shared by families across the globe touched them deeply.

When the pandemic hit and Dadlani found herself homeschooling her middle school daughter, she took the time to research how she could apply her passion for servant leadership and to find a better way to care for seniors who desire to age in place and others facing serious illness who prefer the power of home-based care.

“I’ve always enjoyed working compassionately with both children and seniors,” she said. “I knew when I discovered the franchise opportunity with Interim HealthCare that I would be able to use my personal life story and decades of professional experience to help others. The full breadth of services offered by Interim HealthCare through their model of the full continuum of care convinced me that I wanted to be a part of the number one franchise network in the home healthcare industry.”

Dadlani, a resident with her family of the Irvine area for the past 15 years, has a state license to provide personal care and support services and plans to hire up to 10 full time employees immediately. Within six months to a year, she plans to build a team of at least 40 team members and expand to widen her continuum of care service lines. She attributes her commitment to building an authentic family-oriented culture to her ability to attract the first three staff members and a slew of new customer referrals before the doors even opened.

“During orientation, our first employees all commented about how much they value the family feel and culture of our company,” she said. “They share our vision to provide best-in-class continuum of home healthcare services to members of our own local community who want the comfort and safety of home.”

Engaged members of the community, the Dadlanis are active with the nonprofit Chinmaya’s Early Education Program in Tustin, where Khushbu was a lead teacher; as well as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

For more information on Interim HealthCare of Irvine, please visit: https://irvineca.interimhealthcare.com/.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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.

24 08, 2021

Interim HealthCare’s Jennifer Sheets to Speak at AXXESS 2021 Home Health Care News (HHCN) Webinar

2021-08-24T10:57:47-04:00August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sheets to share vision, values, and beliefs that enabled her to excel in home healthcare industry. 

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced that Jennifer Sheets, its president and chief executive officer, will join an AXXESS 2021 HHCN virtual panel discussion, on Thursday, August 26, at 11 am CDT. Sheets and two other women home healthcare leaders will discuss their thoughts on leading the future of the growing industry.

WHAT: The AXXESS 2021 HHCN Webinar will be hosted by Deborah Hoyt, senior vice president of public policy at AXXESS, as an engaging and inspiring conversation with three executive women home healthcare leaders. The panel will share insights into the principles, advice and examples that enabled them to excel in a rapidly changing industry. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 26, at 11 am CDT

WHO: Jennifer Sheets, Marcylle Combs, and Carla Davis will discuss leading large home care organizations. They will also share their perspectives on the future of the home healthcare industry and how they plan to continue evolving their work within its continual transformation. 

  • Jennifer Sheets, president and chief executive officer, Interim HealthCare Inc. and Caring Brands International, holds more than 25 years of experience in acute and post-acute healthcare management. As an innovator in progressive care delivery programs, she has driven organizational growth through clinical excellence, improved patient outcomes, and reduced delivery costs.
  • Marcylle Combs, president, MAC Legacy, has more than 30 years of home healthcare and hospice experience, including founding three companies, and serving as president over MAC Legacy, The Marcylle Combs Company, and MAC Legacy Investments. 
  • Carla Davis, chief executive officer, Heart of Hospice, is nationally recognized in home care and hospice for sharing her industry knowledge derived from more than twenty-eight years of experience. 

WHERE: The AXXESS 2021 HHCN Webinar will be held virtually. To register, visit this page.

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader. 
 
Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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

3 06, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2021 Nurse of the Year

2021-06-03T12:45:08-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Ashlee Burrows of Lincoln, Nebraska commended for going above and beyond to safely care for and build trusting relationships with patients at home.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, today named Ashlee Burrows its 2021 Nurse of the Year. Ashlee is a registered nurse and case manager for Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska, and is commended for going above and beyond to bring comfort and care through the unrivaled power of home-based care to medically complex patients and their families.

This honor is given to an individual who embodies Interim HealthCare’s core values of integrity, compassion and customer focus. Nominations were submitted for extraordinary nurses from Interim HealthCare locations across the country as part of the company’s annual celebration and recognition for National Nurses Month in May.

“We are grateful for Ashlee being honored as National Nurse of the Year,” said Lynette and Mark Helling, owners of Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska. “We have seen her continued growth, starting as a college student working as a home health aide, and later returning as an RN case manager. She is a caring and diligent nurse that has positively impacted the lives of our clients, as well as being a great member of our clinical team. We are very proud of her and the whole team takes joy in her receiving this award.”

Since joining Interim HealthCare of Lincoln, Nebraska in 2015, Ashlee has developed unique expertise in caring for and building trusting relationships with medically complex patients. These individuals are often experiencing multiple healthcare diagnoses and compounding factors, from medical needs to psychological conditions and financial instability.  

Ashlee also makes a special effort to integrate with needed community services for her patients, to regularly communicate with them and help them take an active role in their health as well as with family, case workers, group home and assisted living facility members who are involved in their care team.

“I’m so grateful to have chosen a career that allows me to impact so many lives in my community. I am honored to be recognized as Interim HealthCare’s Nurse of the Year,” said Ashlee Burrows. “Building one-on-one connections with my patients and helping to improve their health and lives is a true calling for me, and I am fortunate to have been called to such meaningful work.”

To attract future award-winning employees, Interim HealthCare’s ‘Made for This‘ recruiting campaign matches those striving to serve, help, support, care and connect with a career in home healthcare. The company seeks employees for a range of career paths from paraprofessionals (home health, hospice and support aides) to LPNs, RNs, therapists, and CNAs. Interim HealthCare is also recruiting service-oriented people wanting to transition from other industries, or those looking to change healthcare careers to gain more flexibility and autonomy.

For more information about working with Interim HealthCare, please visit  https://www.interimhealthcare.com/careers/

About Interim HealthCare Inc.

Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.

Interim HealthCare in the United States 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. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting 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.

4 05, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches 2021 National Nurses Week Campaign, “Beyond Gratitude: Appreciate | Advocate”

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Interim HealthCare leads chorus of gratitude for all nurses, calls the industry to action, and inspires next generation of those called to the profession.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home healthcare, personal care, healthcare staffing and hospice services, announced today the launch of “Beyond Gratitude: Appreciate | Advocate,” a campaign to unify messages of appreciation and advocacy toward nurses across healthcare, including clinicians of Interim HealthCare.

Showing Gratitude
By launching “Beyond Gratitude: Appreciate | Advocate,” with the start of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2021, Interim HealthCare is inviting all corners of society to partake in an authentic and visible expression of thanks for nurses. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate the nurses in their lives (not just those in home healthcare) on Interim HealthCare’s digital Wall of Gratitude including: patients and clients served by nurses, nurses who are inspired by fellow nurses daily or who would like to extend their gratitude to past and current mentors, healthcare leaders who would like to thank their frontline teams and more.

Visit the 2021 National Nurses Week Wall of Gratitude here.

Advocating for Nurses
Nurses take an oath to practice the profession faithfully. However, the reality the last 15 months revealed is that many healthcare workers are exposed to immense challenges and risks daily. This year’s National Nurses Week and always, Interim HealthCare commits to advocating for all nurses that consistently put the profession, patients and their families first. A powerful message from Interim HealthCare’s President and CEO, Jennifer Sheets, RN, MSN, restates the company’s allegiance to advocating for:

  • The essential worker status of all home healthcare providers and assured access to necessary protective equipment for themselves and their patients.
  • Building awareness for the case to increase home healthcare reimbursement rates which remain comparatively low for home health nurses, clinicians and other home healthcare paraprofessionals in contrast to the overarching benefit and public health value they deliver across the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Enhancing education around the field of post-acute care and highlighting home healthcare as a meaningful and purpose-filled nursing career path. Raising awareness about its professional benefits, such as a deeper connection with patients, full visibility into their health journey through one-on-one care and flexible, predictable schedules.
  • Educating, training and equipping healthcare professionals (both early career and seasoned) with development opportunities and continued innovation in the home healthcare delivery process anchored in holistic, patient-centered support.

You may read Jennifer Sheets’ Open Letter to Nurses here.

Through a collaborative partnership with American College of Education (ACE), Interim HealthCare is demonstrating its commitment to nurse-centered advocacy by offering:

  • Two sponsored scholarships to a first-of-its-kind Certificate in Telehealth program, developed by ACE. Two nurses will be randomly selected to attend this online program (at no cost) and in turn, advance their skills and professional expertise. The certificate and three continuing education units (CEU) are earned by taking the following three courses over a five-week session: Trends in Telehealth Delivery, Telehealth Leadership & Management, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Telehealth. Nurses can learn more and enter the drawing for the scholarship giveaway here: https://bit.ly/IE_CTH
  • A live webinar designed to build awareness among licensed nurses around the rewarding and underappreciated aspects of post-acute care. The live course, hosted by clinical and academic leaders, will review the transformational role post-acute nursing provides patients and their families, their identity and meaningful impact as a nurse and to the community at large. Offered for free, licensed nurses will earn one CEU credit and receive a certificate of completion by attending the webinar and participating in the live Q&A that follows.

WHAT: Post-Acute Care: Healing Outside the Hospital Walls and Live Q&A
WHERE: To register, click here (must pre-registered to attend): https://interimhealthcare.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oGIP7WMkSRKwsFgwGlYEdA 
WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST

“Nurses across our healthcare system consistently put the well-being of others before themselves – as a nurse myself, I understand these sacrifices and have immense gratitude for their commitment,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “The unyielding demand on nurses over the last year has tested both professional and personal limits at times, but our nurses never backed down. Nurses carried this country through a historic period in modern medicine and please know that Interim HealthCare is beyond grateful for your role. We will always elevate the nursing profession and advocate for your value, safety and health on the job.”

Among the many interactive activities planned for the week, nurses may also enter to win multiple “Beyond Gratitude: Appreciate | Advocate” 2021 Nurses Week prizes including two $500 gift cards and daily drawings of $100 gift cards to allheart.com, the nation’s leading online supplier of medical apparel, footwear, accessories and personal diagnostic equipment. Please visit https://ihcnursesweek2021.com/  to enter.

Interim HealthCare has also prepared a mini lesson plan for parents and educators to leverage with school-aged children. The plan is designed to inspire future generations of nurses to consider the history and exciting aspects of various nursing professions. The downloadable assets include lesson plans for at-home schooling, classroom or virtual school grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Materials are available on the Interim HealthCare Nurses Week website.

For more information on Interim HealthCare’s celebration of Nurses Week, please visit https://ihcnursesweek2021.com/

For more information on careers with Interim HealthCare, visit www.ihcmadeforthis.com and to see current openings across the country, please visit: www.interimhealthcare.com/careers.

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. and Saudi Arabia. Ranked #1 for the third 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 service to 200,000 people each year, meeting 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.