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17 08, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Welcomes New Owners: Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana

2020-08-17T09:23:20-04:00August 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Mandeville, Covington and New Orleans communities now have reliable and trusted access to home care services and job opportunities.

NEW ORLEANS — Interim HealthCare Inc. today announced the launch of Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana*, a leading local provider of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, with Bob and Mandy LaFleur as the new owners and operators. The LaFleurs, both born and raised in southern Louisiana, are expanding Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana’s private duty services to include all of Interim HealthCare Inc.‘s specialty programs, including cognitive care with a focus on dementia, diabetes, heart disease and chronic care which fall under Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment® signature standard of care offerings. 

Serving the communities of Mandeville, Covington and New Orleans, the LaFleurs are committed to ensuring that residents, clients and their families have a reliable and trusted partner to meet their home care and hospice needs. Through a new collaboration with Veterans Home Care’s VetAssist Program, Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana is passionately committed to area veterans and caring for their needs as a way of honoring and thanking them for their service. Additionally, Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana will maintain critical relationships with area healthcare facilities, government agencies, schools and other organizations to help meet their growing needs for qualified healthcare professionals. 

Bob and Mandy have spent their combined 50 years of patient care experience in the South Louisiana area. Bob is a dedicated nurse in the community. He was previously the CEO at Memorial Specialty Hospital and prior to that, held director of provider relations and CEO roles at Cornerstone Healthcare Group. At Cornerstone, his leadership was instrumental in the hospital earning Hospital of the Year from 2010-2015 and multiple top employee engagement and patient satisfaction scores by the organization. Mandy spent more than two decades as a healthcare and customer service executive with Cornerstone Healthcare Group and The Veranda Retirement of Graywood. Bob and Mandy’s careers have been focused on providing exceptional and high-quality patient care. Married for 25 years, the LaFleurs have three sons and they enjoy camping, fishing, cooking and spending time with family and friends – core Louisianan traditions.

“My wife and I are thrilled to serve the greater Southeast Louisiana community with compassionate and high-quality home and hospice care solutions and job opportunities,” said Bob LaFleur. “Having been raised, built a career and a family right here in Louisiana, we know what it takes to keep our community close and well cared for. At Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana, we take our role very seriously and believe we can help Louisianans age in place while being active community participants.”

The Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana staffing services will bring more jobs to the region including nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals.

“We are delighted to have Bob and Mandy in the Interim HealthCare network of franchisees,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “With decades of combined experience in healthcare leadership, community engagement and business management, the LaFleurs are positioned as ideal representatives of our mission to provide whole-person, individualized care for each patient and family. The Southern Louisiana community is in exceptional hands with Bobby, Mandy and their team.”

Prepared to Keep People Safe at Home

Nurses, clinicians and caregivers employed by Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana are prepared to meet the comprehensive needs of every patient in the setting they prefer. Through its HomeLife Enrichment® signature standard of care, that encompasses the mind, body, spirit and family, Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana’s qualified caregivers strive to improve the overall health and wellbeing of their patients and those around them.

All Interim HealthCare franchise locations have extended their HomeLife Enrichment signature standard of care to meet the comprehensive needs of COVID-19 patients at home, and to support families with educational tools and resources.

Southern Louisiana area residents seeking care for themselves or a loved one can visit here, https://www.interimhealthcare.com/mandevillela, for a list of services. Prospective home care employees should visit here, https://www.interimhealthcare.com/mandevillela/careers/, to learn more about job openings at Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana.  

*Interim Healthcare Hospice of East Louisiana to be dba Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana.

About Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana

Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana is a provider of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing in the cities of Mandeville, Covington and New Orleans. Owned and operated by Bob and Mandy LaFleur since 2020, Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana has the support of Interim HealthCare Inc. and its innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana is part of a franchise network that employs 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 contact Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana, visit www.interimhealthcare.com/mandevillela/home/.

12 06, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Support Family Members

2020-06-12T11:39:37-04:00June 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month, Interim HealthCare is committed to helping family caregivers navigate the complexities of dementia patient needs.

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 launched a free Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to provide valuable insight, resources and advice to those caring for a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly growing in the United States. Currently, there are an estimated 5.6 million people living with age-based dementias and nearly 16 million people caring for them in the U.S. Meanwhile, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease alone is expected to nearly triple by 2050, as the overall population continues to age.

“We hope that our Dementia Caregiver’s Guide will offer support for the countless family members who tirelessly give their empathy, time and resources to care for loved ones facing memory care diseases,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “During Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month and throughout the year, Interim HealthCare is committed to supporting the well-being of family members and our patients, while delivering comprehensive and compassionate care for cognitive conditions in the home.”

The Interim HealthCare Dementia Caregiver’s Guide was developed in partnership with Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the founder of the Positive Approach® to Care (PAC™). This resource provides information for recognizing the signs and stages of dementia, and how to provide positive care to a loved one following the proven Teepa Snow PAC methodology. The guide was designed to help family caregivers:

  • Gain the specialized knowledge needed to care for loved ones with dementia.
  • Understand how dementia can affect themselves and their family member.
  • Learn practical steps to navigate the progressing stages of dementia, and how to manage their role as a caregiver.

In addition to providing this new family caregiving resource, Interim HealthCare offers a specialized patient-centered Cognitive Care Program with a focus on dementia. Utilizing a science-backed approach to dementia care, Interim HealthCare’s clinicians are specifically trained to better understand how a patient’s brain is changing at each stage of disease progression and how to respond with safe, comfortable and meaningful home care.

This specialized Cognitive Care program is also a part of the Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment® signature standard of care, that encompasses the mind, body, spirit and family, to improve the overall health and wellbeing of its patients and those around them.

“I applaud Interim HealthCare’s commitment to meeting the specific needs of those living with dementia by using the Positive Approach to Care,” said Teepa Snow, founder of the PAC and a dementia care expert. “The company’s new guide will provide family caregivers with dementia knowledge, resources and tips to support their loved one, and to care for themselves as the stress of caregiving can really take a toll.”

Download the free Dementia Caregiver’s Guide here, and learn more about Interim HealthCare’s Cognitive Care Program here.

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.

6 05, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches National Nurses Week Campaign, “The Year of Us”, to Honor Nurses and Legacy of Florence Nightingale

2020-05-06T10:32:17-04:00May 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Interim HealthCare executives and owners reflect on their life-changing moments as nurses; company launches history of Florence Nightingale remote learning lesson plan for K-5 children.

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 today the launch of “The Year of Us,” a campaign to unify messages of support and gratitude toward the nation’s nurses, including employees of Interim HealthCare and especially those fighting on the front line against COVID-19.

In times of immense gratitude for nurses nationwide, the campaign celebrates and marks National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2020. To honor the legacy of Florence Nightingale, Interim HealthCare has also launched a remote learning mini lesson plan for parents and educators to leverage with school-aged children.

Interim HealthCare believes the indelible influence left by Florence Nightingale is now timelier than ever as she envisioned the future of healthcare being at home. A trailblazer in the nursing profession, Florence Nightingale’s work set the standards for modern nursing by campaigning for better public health practices, including innovative hygiene, safety and social distancing techniques. She believed in leveraging data and statistics to advocate and advance the science of nursing and helped promote the importance of supplies and what would later include items considered personal protective equipment (PPE). In 1870, Florence Nightingale was quoted saying, “It will take 150 years for the world to see the kind of nursing I envision.” – and here we are, living amid a global pandemic where her vision has become reality.

“As healthcare’s brightest guiding lights, we celebrate the work of nurses throughout the ages and advocate for their profession and their safety on the job,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “When patients look into the eyes of a nurse, they often seek comfort, a spark of hope. It is in those exchanges, the hands held and the tears shed, that bring them back to their jobs every day. As a nurse, I know what it is like to have these moments, and they are my motivation to do the best for the healthcare industry to this very day.”

To celebrate the launch of “The Year of Us,” Interim HealthCare is asking nurses, “What’s your #FloMent?” – the defining moment in a nursing career inspired by Florence Nightingale, a time when their career embodied the character, convictions and vision that made Florence Nightingale extraordinary. As a leader in home care services, Interim HealthCare is proud to have a leadership team with more former nurses than any other franchise or home healthcare team across the country. Several of them reflect and share their #FloMents as a deep and heart-felt thank you for nurses, by nurses:

  • Darlyn Baker, RN and owner of Interim HealthCare of Bakersfield: “My #FloMent was in 1993. Being a hospital bedside nurse was like a hobby for me. It never seemed like a job. When I realized patients were leaving sicker and quicker and needing to be cared for by their families, I knew I could make a difference. I didn’t know a thing about home health care. I just knew that’s where I needed to be. That is why I established Interim HealthCare in Bakersfield.”
  • Jane Hinton, RN, CFE and Chief Clinical Officer at Interim HealthCare Inc.: “My #FloMent is tied to learning and growing and taking on a leadership role in nursing. That’s what Florence Nightingale embodied—she was a nursing leader. Throughout my career, I’ve looked to her as the model for what leadership in nursing should be and I’ve tried to emulate it through nursing education, leadership and advocacy.”
  • Sharon Collins, RN, CHPN and Chief Operating Officer of Interim HealthCare of Oklahoma City: “My #FloMent was in a local store, believe it or not. A woman whose father I had cared for recognized me, walked right up to me and hugged me. I sat with her father as he passed away, about five or six years prior. We proceeded to talk about her father, what he meant to her and how much the care meant to her family. As a nurse, I sat with many patients as they transitioned from this life to the next, and it was always special, always intimate. But, something in that moment made a lasting impression on her. It was a beautiful moment to know that something I did meant so much to her family. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is good.’ This is what I was supposed to do.”

Please join Interim HealthCare in expressing our collective gratitude and honoring the nurses who support our communities and the amazing contributions of nurses like Florence Nightingale have given the world. Nurses across the healthcare system are invited to define a moment in their nursing career that was inspired by Florence Nightingale – a time when they were empowered as a nurse, or felt that drive to make a real difference in healthcare using the social media hashtag #FloMent.

Among the many interactive activities planned for the week, nurses may also enter win multiple “The Year of Us” 2020 Nurses Week prizes including a care package with Hand & Stone gift cards for future spa treatments, sweet treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes as well as gear fit for nurses such as industry leading foot wear, a professional nursing bag and other equipment. Please visit www.2020ihcnursesweek.com to enter.

For parents and educators in need of engaging lessons for students (especially for those teaching remote learners), the team at Interim HealthCare developed a mini-lesson plan on the life, work and impact of Florence Nightingale. Her story, particularly relevant for those interested in science, math, and healthcare and for those who want to learn more about role model female leaders, is excellent content to integrate in this week or next week’s learning modules. Easy-to-do and manage-at-home activities include a short biography and video of Florence Nightingale, a discussion guide, ideas for scavenger hunts, games, coloring pages, and more. Materials will be available on the Interim HealthCare Nurses Week website.

For more information on Interim HealthCare’s celebration of Nurses Week, please visit www.2020ihcnursesweek.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.

4 05, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Extends HomeLife Enrichment® Standard of Care to Meet Comprehensive COVID-19 Patient and Family Needs

2020-05-04T09:46:06-04:00May 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Home healthcare leader prepares for surge in discharged COVID-19 patients seeking whole-person, individualized care 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 announced the extension of its HomeLife Enrichment® signature standard of care to meet the comprehensive needs of COVID-19 patients at home, and to support families with educational tools and resources.

As a surge of COVID-19 patients are released from hospitals to recover at home, Interim HealthCare nurses, clinicians and caregivers are prepared to meet their comprehensive needs in the setting they prefer. Through its HomeLife Enrichment® signature standard of care, that encompasses the mind, body, spirit and family, Interim HealthCare strives to improve the overall health and wellbeing of its patients and those around them.

“The home is the safest place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to support continued patient recovery,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. president and CEO. “With this pandemic, the need to create customized, patient-centered care has never been more important. By working to help boost emotional health, mental acuity and involving the family in care plans for COVID-19 diagnosed individuals, patients benefit from improved wellbeing. We recognize that care is not just about treating a diagnosis and our goal is to heal the whole person inside and out. Our HomeLife Enrichment signature standard of care incorporates all the factors that can improve a person’s health.”

The Interim HealthCare COVID-19 HomeLife Enrichment signature standard of care combines the following areas and best practices to improve mental, emotional and physical health:

  • Mind: Providing tools to educate caregivers and families on how to prevent the spread of and recognize the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Leading with current recommendations and evolving CDC and local and state health department’s guidance.
  • Body: From using personal protective equipment (PPE) to facilitating early COVID-19 screening and following best practices to prevent transmission for caregivers, patients and their families, home care clinicians are helping to flatten the curve. As researchers uncover post-recovery side-effects, the program will further evolve to support a full continuum of anticipated specialty areas, including respiratory, rehabilitation (including physical and occupational therapies) and other yet-to-be-determined therapies.
  • Spirit: Maintaining an upbeat attitude has many health and recovery benefits. With such a socially isolating virus, by helping patients connect with loved ones virtually, listen to music, play recreational games or participate in artistic activities, caregivers can use an array of tools to increase mental acuity and emotional health in the recovery process.
  • Family: For the best outcomes, family members are actively integrated into care plans. Interim HealthCare partners with the family at the center of its care model by sharing educational COVID-19 resources, maintaining communication, supporting emergency response, managing household functions, risk assessment and contingency planning.

As hospitals and emergency departments look for reliable ways to divert patients with less intense symptoms to avoid overcrowding, having an extended continuum of care in the home becomes incredibly valuable. By helping to transition COVID-19 patients that are ready or who could be monitored in the home, Interim HealthCare will use its HomeLife Enrichment signature standard of care to provide the comprehensive services needed to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

In addition to helping to prevent the spread and treating patients for COVID-19, all Interim HealthCare specialty programs, including cognitive care with a focus on dementia, diabetes, heart disease and chronic care fall under its HomeLife Enrichment signature standard of care offerings.

Caregivers are trained to find ways to empower patients at home, regardless of their age, health or disability. This whole-person standard of care helps people live safe and independently, while improving their dignity, purpose and self-worth.

For more information about the Interim HealthCare HomeLife Enrichment approach, visit: https://www.interimhealthcare.com/education-center/homelife-enrichment

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.

22 04, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches Website to Serve Home Care Industry’s PPE Needs

2020-04-22T11:24:17-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Home healthcare leader closes gap in industry’s ability to source, negotiate and process orders for COVID-19 personal protective equipment.

SUNRISE, Fla.Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, and its parent company, Caring Brands International (CBI), today launched a website to help the home care industry access critical personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory in the fight against COVID-19: https://www.ppeforhomecare.org/home/.

Since this public health crisis reached the United States, CBI and Interim HealthCare President and CEO, Jennifer Sheets, and her team have been integral in driving U.S.-based and international advocacy and task force gathering discussions to spotlight a huge gap in the industry’s ability to obtain and fulfill orders for PPE. Subsequently, the leadership at Interim HealthCare Inc., has been sourcing, vetting and negotiating critically needed PPE for the Interim HealthCare network of owners and operators. This fast action has allowed the home care master franchisor to keep pace with demand and manage its inventory over the last five weeks.

It is these efforts that led to the concept behind PPEforHomeCare.org. Among the core essentials of PPE being sourced are gloves, N95 masks, gowns, digital thermometers, infrared thermometers, and more.

“Our priority is always the health and safety of our clinicians, caregivers and the patients and families they serve. From the moment we understood the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential to prevent our collective ability to source supplies of PPE, we quickly mobilized,” said president and CEO, Jennifer Sheets. “Never wanting to increase burden on the healthcare ecosystem or hope for handouts or donations from the CDC and state governments or private fundraising, we assessed inventory and vetted reputable suppliers ourselves to find a solution. Now we are opening it up to others. For us this is mission-critical: without PPE we can’t ask our employees to be on the front line of this epidemic, just as we would never ask our armed forces to enter battle unprepared.”

As a commitment to banding together in this pandemic, the new PPE sourcing channel, now open to all those in home care, is a bold step in helping the world-wide home healthcare industry meet healthcare needs, wherever and however possible. By opening purchasing to other verified home care agencies that are struggling to find PPE, CBI can leverage bulk purchasing and greater buying power (and therefore optimal pricing) through higher volume orders.

Specific inventory includes disposable gowns, surgical masks, digital thermometers, hand sanitizer, latex cloves, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, KN95 respirator masks, and infrared thermometers. Inventory is available to representatives of verified home care agencies in the United States or abroad.

Caring Brands International is an organization comprised of three leading home healthcare brands across the globe including, Interim HealthCare in the United States, Bluebird Care in the United Kingdom and Ireland and Just Better Care in Australia.

Caring Brands International global home care companies will have first right to order. Owners, executives or operators of established home healthcare agencies must provide proof of establishment and agree that, should items be secured, they won’t resell or remarket supplies.

Reputable suppliers whose standards and inventory can be verified and that offer competitive pricing with reliable delivery, are invited to email support@ppeforhomecare.org to share currently available PPE and related items. Interest in helping with this important effort is greatly appreciated.

For more information on Interim HealthCare, please visit 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 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.

21 01, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Ranked No. 1 in Senior Care Category of Entrepreneur’s 2020 Annual Franchise 500®

2020-01-21T09:49:21-05:00January 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As the “First in Home Care™,” Interim offers longevity, stability and a signature standard of care that brings innovation to traditional concepts of home care.

SUNRISE, Fla — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network providing homecare, senior care, hospice and healthcare staffing services, announces its No. 1 ranking in the Senior Care category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2020 Franchise 500®. This is the second consecutive year the company has achieved this ranking. The Franchise 500® recognizes companies for outstanding performance in key areas that include unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power.

As the first nationwide home health­care company, Interim HealthCare has put over 50 years of experience into developing their signature standard of care, HomeLife Enrichment®. It is the most comprehensive approach to home care available, designed to encompass care for the whole individual – mind, body and spirit, in addition to care for the family.

“This achievement is more than an endorsement of a business system,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO and President. “It reflects the dedication of our outstanding franchise owners who successfully combine entrepreneurial drive with a passion for care. They enrich the lives of those around them every day in every way.”

With a legendary brand built on more than 50 years of home care, hospice and staffing expertise, Interim has a deep understanding of today’s regulatory environment, the complexities of building franchise operations and a winning formula for business success. For more details about the company’s franchise opportunities, visit www.interimfranchising.com or see what other franchisees have to say here.

Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. The key factors that go into the Franchise 500® evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand power and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand like Dunkin’ that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble and closely in touch with their customers’ needs –because in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive.”

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Interim HealthCare Inc.’s position on the ranking is a testament to its continued strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Interim HealthCare Inc. in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands on January 14.

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.

14 01, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2019 Therapist of the Year

2020-01-14T13:37:16-05:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Minda Papson of Lafayette, Colorado commended for her patient-centered service and professionalism

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced Minda Papson, occupational therapist, as the 2019 Therapist of the Year. Minda has been with Interim HealthCare of Lafayette, Colorado for six years.

This honor is given to an individual who embodies Interim HealthCare’s core values of integrity, compassion and customer focus. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapy assistants and certified occupational therapy assistants were all eligible to receive the award.

“Minda’s interactions with patients, caregivers and colleagues exude the highest level of professionalism,” said Patrick Naylor, MSPT, MBA-HA, and Minda’s clinical manager. “The respect she has for both her patients and teammates, as well as her optimistic attitude, permeates through everything she does.”

As their advocate, Minda consistently goes above and beyond for patients to ensure they get the best care. In addition to working a full-time patient schedule, Minda participates in fall prevention events at community centers where she provides balance screenings and tips for seniors at risk for falling.

“I’m honored to be named as the 2019 Therapist of the Year,” said Minda. “I’m grateful that my profession allows me to impact so many lives in this community. For me, being an occupational therapist is more than a job, it’s a calling. It’s an environment where I can do what I love – giving back to my community and ensuring that our vulnerable population is well cared for.”

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 health care 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 01, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Announces 2019 Paraprofessional of the Year

2020-01-14T13:31:23-05:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Angela Young of Greenville, South Carolina recognized for her compassion and professionalism.

SUNRISE, Fla.Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced Angela Young, CNA, as the 2019 Paraprofessional of the Year. Angela joined Interim HealthCare of Greenville, South Carolina in 2001.

This honor is given to an individual that provides exemplary patient care and continuously demonstrates the H.E.A.R.T. qualities of Interim HealthCare paraprofessionals, which stands for Honorable, Experience, Ability, Reliability and Training.

Serving as a lead aide, Angela is responsible for providing an exceptional hospice care experience for patients and their family members. Beyond caring for patients, Angela constantly brings new ideas to her team such as identifying opportunities to improve documentation processes and developing improved protocols for scheduling communication between aides and patients’ families.

“Angela is an exemplary paraprofessional earning her the nickname ‘angel of hospice aides.’ Angela understands that great care should not only focus on managing medical symptoms but should also be rooted in compassion and enrich every aspect of an individual’s wellbeing,” said Judy Cronin, RN, Clinical Care Manager at Interim HealthCare of Greenville, South Carolina. “Angela continuously goes above and beyond to demonstrate excellence and integrity in her care. Angela truly has a servant’s heart.”

Angela understands that the true work of hospice will always be as much about honoring people with compassionate listening as it is about managing health conditions. Her willingness to do both is what keeps Angela motivated to continue this challenging work.

“It’s an honor to be a recipient of the Paraprofessional of the Year award, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve others while also continuing my professional development at Interim HealthCare,” said Angela. “To me, being a paraprofessional means making a difference in the lives of patients and their families every day.”

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 health care 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.