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21 01, 2021

Interim HealthCare’s National Healthcare Workforce Ready on the Front Lines to Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

2021-01-21T09:52:03-05:00January 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

As local healthcare providers and governments implement phased vaccine distribution, staffing shortage of qualified healthcare workers remains top challenge.

SUNRISE, Fla.Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of healthcare staffing services and home healthcare, hospice and personal care support, is ready to address the staffing needs required nationwide and be a major part of the COVID-19 distribution. Local Departments of Health are closely monitoring guidance and operations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. To this effort, local Departments of Health across the U.S. need the skilled resources of staffing professionals to source and place the necessary healthcare providers to administer the vaccine, including those employed by Interim HealthCare.

As the First in Healthcare Staffing™, multiple Interim HealthCare franchise locations are working with state Departments of Health to provide healthcare staffing services for individual state-organized distribution plans, but also with hospitals, pharmacies, skilled nursing homes and senior care communities to reduce long wait times. These professionals are helping to ensure effective vaccine distribution to seniors, essential workers and eventually the full U.S. population.

Shari and Scott LaFavre, owners of Interim HealthCare of Minneapolis, and their team launched a COVID-19 Call Center to provide the local hospital system with immediate and on-demand staffing support. A total of 52 staffing service employees, including registered nurses and assistants, are working full time at the hospital level to provide the necessary coverage to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This is making it possible for in-house nurses and providers to continue caring for those at the bedside. A successful model, the local Interim HealthCare franchise location expects the staffing needs to continue over the next six months at these current levels and remain steady for all of 2021.

With reports of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses sitting in storage, waiting to reach intended recipients, there is risk that doses could become obsolete as their shelf life expires. With state-level distribution efforts and hospitals already strained for care providers, Interim HealthCare’s workforce is being deployed to serve the U.S. healthcare ecosystem with timely support of trusted healthcare staff experienced in the full continuum of care and vaccine distribution.

“The availability of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are nothing short of medical miracles, although their availability is exciting, the U.S. healthcare ecosystem grapples with how to effectively distribute and staff for the administration of the vaccine,” said Jennifer Sheets, president and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. “As a registered nurse, I have seen first-hand the power of life-saving medicine. Our healthcare providers have never backed down from a challenge and they’re stepping up again now for our entire healthcare system and those who need it.”

The Interim HealthCare team of professionals have led the charge in COVID-19 safety by providing temperature screening and testing services to essential businesses, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, and healthcare facilities nationwide – as well as mobilizing partnership alignment with local medical labs to expedite test results. With the vaccine rollout, Interim HealthCare locations are strategically stationed across the country to help keep those at the highest risk safe and to make available the proper staffing needed to ensure a swift and effective distribution for all of the U.S.

With a more than 20-year history facilitating flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics, local owners are more than prepared to support the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations according to CDC guidelines as we look to return life to some normalcy.

Interim HealthCare is the country’s oldest and longest-standing healthcare franchise organization, and all locations are owned and operated locally in 41 states across the country. Interim Healthcare franchises are also recruiting prospective employees in a range of career paths from LPNs, RNs, therapists and CNAs to paraprofessionals (home health, hospice and support aides). Interim HealthCare extends a warm welcome to those new to the healthcare industry from other sectors of the economy recently impacted by job loss due to the public health emergency including restaurant and food service, hospitality and tourism and retail and other customer service fields.

For more information on Interim HealthCare staffing services, please visit:

https://info.interimhealthcare.com/covid-19-vaccination-staffing

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 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 nearly 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.

14 01, 2021

Best Life Brands Sets Record Franchise Development Growth in 2020, Signing 71 New Franchise Agreements Across the Brands

2021-01-14T14:35:33-05:00January 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, awarded a record number of 71 new franchise agreements across all brands in 2020. The franchise development milestone reached during a global pandemic underscored the needs of seniors, the most vulnerable population, and growing demand for more businesses that serve them.

“The world at large learned that the services we provide to a rapidly aging population will forever be essential,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “That was true in 2020 and it will continue far into the future. Our owners and caregivers showcase compassion every day just by the nature of the job they are in, but their dedication to continue caring for clients during the pandemic makes them truly heroic. They are the heart of our business and we are proud to help them deliver our solutions across North America.”

Highlights of the year included:

  • Franchising veteran J.J. Sorrenti announced as CEO of Best Life Brands; hired to oversee strategic growth of the portfolio of companies;
  • ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care, signed 26 new franchise agreements; a total of 215 locations open and operating, with an additional 13 locations waiting to open.
  • CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization, signed 18 franchise agreements; a total of 144 locations open and operating, with an additional 9 locations waiting to open.
  • Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., signed 27 franchise agreements; a total of 44 locations open and operating, with an additional 10 locations waiting to open.
  • The company added 24 new franchise support teammates across the organization to support the growing network;
  • The Best Life Brands teams shifted to virtual discovery days and new franchise owner online training sessions to help new owners launch their business during the pandemic;
  • Blue Moon Estate Sales changed its business model to a reservation-only system in order to limit foot traffic and ensure safeguards at estate sales; response was overwhelmingly positive leading to a permanent change;
  • ComForCare was recognized on the 2020 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking;
  • Blue Moon Estate Sales Founder Deb Blue was designated one of the top 50 “Women of Wonder” (WOW) in 2020 by Franchise Dictionary Magazine;
  • Media coverage for the brand appeared in Home Health Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living, Senior Outlook Today, Global Franchise, and more.

In 2021, Best Life Brands plans to add more franchise locations to each brand’s roster, along with future franchise-based acquisitions to round out the senior care franchise portfolio.

To learn more about ComForCare franchising, visit www.comforcare.com/franchising.

To learn more about CarePatrol franchising, visit www.carepatrol.com/franchising.

To learn more about Blue Moon Estate Sales franchising, visit www.bluemoonestatesales.com/franchising.

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization; and Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., which together include more than 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

8 01, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2020 Therapist of the Year

2021-01-08T12:19:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Ethan Sowell of Easley, South Carolina commended for going above and beyond to safely rehabilitate patients at home to protect them from COVID-19 exposure risks.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, names Ethan Sowell, physical therapist, as the 2020 Therapist of the Year. Ethan earned widespread appreciation from patients and leaders for his commitment to delivering compassionate care and supporting the mission of Interim HealthCare of the Upstate in South Carolina.

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.

“Ethan consistently receives compliments about his dedication and compassion from his patients and their families,” said Katherine Craven, RN, clinical manager for Interim HealthCare of the Upstate. “We greatly appreciate his professionalism and how he consistently goes above and beyond for his patients and to further the mission of our home healthcare agency.”

Since joining Interim HealthCare of the Upstate in 2018, Ethan quickly advanced to become a therapy lead. He also trains new therapists on home healthcare essentials, the importance of following orthopedic physician protocols, and how to use the company’s electronic medical record system.

Having access to quality physical therapy in the home is a critical part of the care continuum, as it places patients back on the path to improved health and wellness and can avoid rehospitalizations. Therapists also play an integral role on the care team and in helping people to regain their productivity and independence.

This year, Ethan also helped patients and their families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This work included ensuring that a patient recovering from a brain tumor removal received the expert rehabilitation needed at home to prevent a transfer to a hospital or long-term care facility with higher infection risks.

“I’m honored to be named as the 2020 Therapist of the Year,” said Ethan Sowell. “I chose home healthcare as the site of my physical therapy work because I get to build more personal relationships to help patients rehabilitate from a wide variety of medical conditions where they feel most comfortable, and where healthcare outcomes are improved. It makes me happy to have a rewarding career that enables me serve and support others.”

To find more future award-winning employees, Interim HealthCare also recently launched its ‘Made for This‘ recruiting campaign. 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.

8 01, 2021

Interim HealthCare Inc. Announces 2020 Paraprofessional of the Year

2021-01-08T11:55:17-05:00January 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Melissa Williams of Tallahassee, Florida recognized for her compassion toward clients and career committed to caregiving.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health and hospice and healthcare staffing services, names Melissa Williams, HHA/CNA, as its 2020 Paraprofessional of the Year. Caring for individuals and families in Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla counties, Melissa has been a member of the Interim HealthCare of Tallahassee, Florida team since 2015.

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.

Melissa’s work in Interim Healthcare of Tallahassee’s senior independent living facility consists of seeing 10-13 patients a day for short visits focused on wellness checks and medication reminders. Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, Melissa has remained dedicated to her work and extremely diligent about keeping her multiple clients safe from infection. In addition, she consistently brainstorms ways for her team to better serve patients, such as being at the forefront of the staff’s adoption of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and mobile device documentation earlier in the year.

“Melissa has been an excellent home health aide and member of our team for over five years. But over the past eight months especially, she has led the way for our team to improve processes and introduce substantial modifications to our workflows,” said Cynthia Lavoie, owner of Interim HealthCare of Tallahassee. “The efficiency, stamina, and personal interaction that she brings to each of her clients, six days a week, is truly admirable. Her clients genuinely look forward to seeing her every day and we are so lucky to have a caregiver like Melissa on our staff.”

Melissa is also invested in her education and was the first of Interim HealthCare of Tallahassee’s employees to complete the company’s Care Professional Development Path for Aides program, also known as the Pin program. The program allows employees to earn specializations through continuing education to expand their career path in caregiving, earning raises for each level accomplished. Thanks to her credentialed knowledge base, Melissa is the first person assigned to assist new clients in the senior independent living facility, and is also frequently asked to train new staff.

Melissa’s advancement within the company is a testament to Interim HealthCare’s commitment to professional career expansion. First in Home Care®, the home healthcare leader provides advancement opportunities for all caregivers, including aides, with specialized training and professional certifications to improve clinical outcomes, as well as business and operations opportunities. As Melissa found, home healthcare is the perfect setting for those who enjoy serving others, are selfless, trustworthy, lead with compassion, and are dependable workers both independently and as part of care team.

“I’m honored to be chosen as Interim HealthCare’s 2020 Paraprofessional of the Year, and to contribute to improving people’s lives through caregiving,” said Melissa. “The sense of purpose that I feel coming into work every day is what inspires me to keep growing in my career, and I’m grateful to Interim HealthCare for providing the resources to help me achieve that.”

To find more future award-winning employees, Interim HealthCare also recently launched its ‘Made for This‘ recruiting campaign. 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.

23 12, 2020

Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado Awarded 2020 Best of NOCO Winner

2020-12-23T12:33:06-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading In-Home Care Provider Named Region’s Best In-Home Senior Care Agency.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado location was named winner of Best In-Home Senior Care in Northern Colorado by NOCO Style Magazine. Out of the five companies highlighted within the In-Home Care category, Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado earned the top spot for 2020. The outstanding work and safe, compassionate care that Senior Helpers caregivers and staff have provided to the local community and surrounding areas in the past year — especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic — helped the company achieve this recognition.

“NOCO Style’s Best Of winners are truly chosen by the community and represent those businesses who operate with a high sense of integrity and quality. These winners are a barometer of who is the top tier in our community,” commented Angie Grenz, NOCO Style editor.

“We are so proud to be recognized by the region’s leading lifestyle publication as the number one in-home care company in Northern Colorado this year,” said Gil Atanasoff, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado. “It’s our utmost priority to provide the safest and highest quality of care for each and every one of our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide personalized care and companionship to our local community.”

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. As the highest measure of excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. Local residents will also benefit from the company’s Parkinson’s Care Program, a specialized training program for their caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centers of Excellence network.

The company has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the safety of its caregivers, staff and clients. Senior Helpers was one of the first home care providers to source and ship the necessary PPE to every Senior Helpers location nationwide. The company continues to offer updated protocols in weekly communications within the organization on COVID-19 so that staff feel comfortable and prepared. The organization offers extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution — all aimed so that clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.

The recognition is based on over 174,000 votes received by publication readers from July 1 to September 30, 2020.

For more information on Senior Helpers of Northern Colorado, visit www.seniorhelpers.com/co/fort-collins.

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2002 with a vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has hundreds of franchised and owned businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors.

Senior Helpers was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of the Healthcare Leadership Council — an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

17 12, 2020

Senior Helpers Earns Spot on Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s TOP 100 Game Changers for 2020 List

2020-12-17T13:40:55-05:00December 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Premier provider of in-home senior care honored for creating opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs nationwide.

BALTIMORE — Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced the company was named to Franchise Dictionary Magazine‘s TOP 100 Game Changers for 2020 list. The annual list recognizes proven franchises that focus on filling a niche in the market, help the community and create opportunity for aspiring business owners. Senior Helpers is recognized for its leadership in the $93 billion senior care industry and providing strong support to helping seniors age gracefully and in the comfort of their own home, especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

“This industry recognition is a testament to our company’s ongoing commitment to providing the safest, highest quality in-home care to seniors while helping to lessen the caregiver shortage by providing job openings across the country,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “Our passionate franchisee owners and dedicated entrepreneurs go above and beyond to help us transform the home care industry for seniors, and this honor is due in large part to their dedication and commitment to delivering unparalleled personalized care and companionship to our local communities.”

Senior Helpers has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the continued safety of its client and caregiver communities throughout the U.S. In fact, the company was one of the first home care providers to source and ship the necessary PPE to every franchise location nationwide.

Ross adds, “We continue to offer updated protocols in weekly communications to our system on COVID-19 so that everyone feels comfortable and prepared. Additionally, we offer extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution — all aimed so that our clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.”

This is the third industry award Senior Helpers has received in 2020. Earlier this month, the company earned Best Places to Work in Aging Services recognition from Fortune Magazine, based on an evaluation of more than 60 elements of the team member experience. In July, Senior Helpers was named a Great Place to Work® by leading global authority on workplace culture, The Great Place to Work Institute.

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. As the highest measure of excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized dementia care expert, and Positive Approach, LLC. Local residents will also benefit from the company’s Parkinson’s Care Program, a specialized training program for their caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centers of Excellence network.

“Franchise ownership allows people to follow their dreams of being their own boss and taking control of their futures,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO and publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “It supports people working for themselves but not by themselves. It’s a community of professionals all supporting successful business ownership. A brand that earns the Top 100 Game Changers designation raises the bar and clearly sets itself apart!”

The full list of 2020 Game Changers can be seen here. For more information on Senior Helpers, visit https://www.seniorhelpers.com/.

About Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers® is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2002 with a vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has hundreds of franchised and owned businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors.

Senior Helpers was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

15 12, 2020

NYC live-in care by Touching Hearts for affordable peace of mind

2020-12-15T09:34:37-05:00December 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The cost of a quality 24-hour home caregiver for elderly or infirm loved ones proves attractive when considering home care’s benefits and the price of alternatives in New York City.

NEW YORK — How do I find a reliable, affordable live-in caregiver in Manhattan’s SoHo or Greenwich Village?

Senior home-care provider Touching Hearts at Home NYC has the answer to that question for residents in those Manhattan neighborhoods and other areas of New York City it serves.

But solving the cost-versus-quality-of-care conundrum is just part of the Touching Hearts NYC service for those seeking 24-hour home care for elderly loved ones or others in need. Apart from live-in caregiver cost and quality, other concerns might include the level and range of care for elderly and infirm loved ones.

While Touching Hearts does have all the answers, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring peace of mind for adult children or other relatives of elderly clients.

The home-care provider starts by assessing needs and concerns through free consultation.

In this way, Touching Hearts can tailor live-in care or other home care to a client’s needs and means, whether in SoHo, Greenwich Village, or any other part of NYC where they operate.

The company places great emphasis on flexibility, reliability, and quality of care, but also has some good news for those worried about how much a 24-hour caregiver costs. The NYC senior home-care provider’s services can prove considerably more affordable than care in a facility away from home.

“When you calculate the live-in caregiver rate on a per-hour basis, there is no more cost-effective way to ensure round-the-clock peace of mind for a loved one,” Touching Hearts NYC owner Craig Sendach said.

With 10 years’ experience in the financial-services industry before entering the field of senior home care, Craig understands the need for financial planning to be well considered alongside an effective care plan. But he remains acutely aware that family members’ primary concern in choosing live-in care is the well-being of loved ones.

“Our professionally trained caregivers are bonded, insured, paid above the $15 [per hour] minimum wage, and backed by the support of our five-star-rated office’s team,” he assured.

Assigned caregivers’ training includes fall prevention, post-discharge hospital-readmission prevention, and dementia-friendly practices, as required.

Preparation of appetizing and nutritious meals is also on the menu of services, and Touching Hearts has a certified food-allergy coach on the management team.

Many seniors and/or their families opt for home care for the elderly in their own homes because the senior prefers familiar surroundings. While live-in home care is a lower-cost alternative to a care facility in NYC, another possible budget-friendly option is Touching Hearts’ companion care. This service is available to seniors and others to provide friendly help at home when they do not need 24-hour care.

Touching Hearts’ caregiver services around NYC can be provided for just a few hours a day all the way up to 24 hours.

These are just some of the variants that can make the cost of a caregiver or home health aide in New York City an attractive option. Determining which home care services are appropriate for a Touching Hearts client is a collaborative effort with the client’s needs at the center of an initial obligation-free discussion.

The New York City branch of Touching Hearts is a franchise of long-established, Minneapolis-based national home-care provider Touching Hearts, Inc.

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area – Touching Hearts at Home NYC offers in-home care to aging adults, seniors, and individuals living with medical conditions and disabilities at rates considerably more affordable than care outside the home. The agency is known for Non-Medical Home Care, Companionship and Homemaker services in New York City’s Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Queens, and Rockland areas. Its focus is on providing person-centered care to help those in need remain in their home, maintain the lifestyle they choose, and feel confident they will be treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.

11 12, 2020

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® Name Senior Helpers to 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services for Second Consecutive Year

2020-12-11T12:36:44-05:00December 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BALTIMOREFortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® have named Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, one of the Best Places to Work in the country in the Aging Services category for the second consecutive year. Out of the 50 companies featured on the Aging Services list, Senior Helpers is the top ranked national homecare provider, taking the number three spot in the at-home care category. Senior Helpers and the outstanding work its caregivers and staff provide to the local communities they serve – especially throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic – helped the company achieve this recognition.

This is the second such accolade Senior Helpers received in 2020 from Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work. In July, Senior Helpers was named a Great Place to Work®. A primary driver of these awards is the safe, inclusive and positive culture the company provides, with over 300 locations nationwide providing compassionate care and improving the quality of life for seniors and their families.

The recent Best Places to Work in Aging Services recognition is based on an evaluation of more than 60 elements of the team member experience, using feedback from more than 189,000 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry in the U.S. Recipients were evaluated against such elements as the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions and how much camaraderie there is among the team.

“We are proud and humbled to have our hard work recognized by FORTUNE for creating one of the best places to work in the industry. This recognition reflects Senior Helpers ongoing commitment to providing an engaging work environment that is ethical, diverse and inclusive, enabling our employees to thrive throughout their careers with Senior Helpers,” said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “It’s our utmost priority to provide the safest and highest quality of care for each and every one of our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide personalized care and companionship to our local communities throughout the country so seniors can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.”

Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. As the highest measure of excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. Local residents will also benefit from the company’s Parkinson’s Care Program, a specialized training program for their caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centers of Excellence network.

The company has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the safety of its caregivers, staff and clients. Senior Helpers was one of the first home care providers to source and ship the necessary PPE to every Senior Helpers location nationwide. The company continues to offer updated protocols in weekly communications within the organization on COVID-19 so that staff feel comfortable and prepared. The organization offers extensive staff training with courses that include topics such as Hand Hygiene, Infection Control, Influenza Prevention and Transmission-Based Precaution—all aimed so that clients can age safely and gracefully in the comfort of their own home.

“The value of creating great workplaces for all is a clear competitive edge in the Aging Services sector,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “When organizations like Senior Helpers treat their own people with care and respect, you can expect their staff to treat your loved ones with that same care.”

“The effect of engaged employees has magnified in the aging sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the senior care company of Great Place to Work. “We have found that organizations that have maintained or increased employee engagement during this year’s challenges have been able to be more resilient, provide enhanced care, and perform better.”

The Great Place to Work Trust IndexTM methodology is taken by millions of employees across thousands of companies annually. It represents the gold standard in measuring culture and employee engagement.

For more information on Senior Helpers, visit https://www.seniorhelpers.com/.

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers® is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2002 with a vision to help seniors age with dignity despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers® has hundreds of franchised and owned businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors.

Senior Helpers® was the first and remains the only national in-home care provider to be certified as a Great Place to Work. The company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the aging services category and one of the best places to work in the state of New York. Senior Helpers is named to the Entrepreneur 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list as well as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise Companies. Moreover, the company is an approved partner in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Senior Helpers is also an active member of the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting https://www.seniorhelpers.com.

9 12, 2020

Interim HealthCare Inc. Launches National ‘Made for This’ Campaign to Recruit Home Healthcare Workers

2020-12-09T12:27:30-05:00December 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The First in Home Care® company invites compassionate and service-oriented professionals and paraprofessionals to find rewarding home care jobs in their local communities.

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 its ‘Made for This national recruiting campaign to help healthcare workers and other jobseekers with a passion for service to find rewarding careers in the home healthcare industry.

The First in Home Care® and First in Healthcare Staffing™ and consistently innovating, Interim HealthCare locations in 41 states across the country, as well as Saudi Arabia, seek healthcare professionals across the full continuum of care. Interim Healthcare is recruiting employees in a range of career paths from paraprofessionals (home health, hospice and support aides) to LPNs, RNs, therapists, as well as CNAs.

“Despite the economic downturn so many are facing as a result of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the home healthcare industry continues to see rapid growth and offers a compelling career opportunity,” said Jennifer Sheets, president and CEO of Interim HealthCare. “We are responding. With so many out of work and looking to explore new careers or professional paths, we see the heart and determination many of these people have as a perfect fit for home care.”

The Interim HealthCare ‘Made For This’ recruiting campaign is open to everyone but is specifically targeting three distinct segments whose shared experiences and motivations make them ideally suited for home healthcare: those looking to change industries but remain in customer-focused environments, those seeking more purpose in their work, and those who may be burnt-out and want to find a renewed sense of purpose within the healthcare industry.

“Interim HealthCare is proud of and committed to quality care and the quality of our professionals across the network,” said Sheets. “Proven by our 54-year track record, we emphasize the importance of employee engagement and professional growth for clinicians and caregivers. Our research shows that those who thrive in this field have inherent traits that determine their predisposition for home care, correlating directly to high quality care.”

These traits include serving others, being selfless, leading with compassionate, being trustworthy and dependable and working independently while part of a care team. The campaign targets three primary persona types:

  1. Adjacent Industry Ex-Changers™: People currently working or previously employed in another service-related industry like hospitality, retail, travel, food service or other professions who are ready to make a change and share the common desire to positively impact people’s lives. They don’t need a professional certification or industry experience to qualify and will receive on-the-job training to meet growing care needs.
  2. Difference Makers: Caregivers can make a difference in the lives of others every day. Interim HealthCare seeks people who want to give back to their communities through purpose-driven and meaningful work. Having a compassionate heart and desire to serve others are the qualities needed to be a great home care aide.  
  3. Healthcare Lane Changers™: Home healthcare is an ideal transition for those who are currently working in the healthcare industry, both inside and outside of the home, and looking for a rewarding way to use their professional and paraprofessional skills in new ways. By having full visibility into a patient’s health, caregivers get to provide the customized, one-on-one care their patients need to achieve their goals. Every day is different and offers a diverse array of experiences for healthcare professionals to utilize all facets of their clinical skill set and to reconnect them with the passion that brought them to healthcare in the first place.

Notably, all career opportunities with Interim HealthCare open doors for professional career expansion, including specialized training and professional certifications to improve clinical outcomes, as well as business and operations opportunities.

“Home healthcare is a meaningful career choice for many compassionate and mission-oriented individuals that are looking for recession-proof employment,” said Carolina Lobo, executive vice president of people and brand, Interim HealthCare. “This profession also provides a unique level of independence, mobility and schedule flexibility, which can help to balance family and work lives during this time.”

Interim HealthCare is rooted in clinically-based and medically-founded care, proven by the number of registered nurses and licensed medical professionals owning local franchises – over the last 54 years, these celebrated business owners have vested themselves in their communities and fully embraced a servant leadership mentality.

HomeLife Enrichment®, Interim HealthCare’s signature standard of care, encompasses the full continuum of care and caregivers trained to empower patients at home regardless of their age, health or disability. This whole-person standard of care helps individuals live safe and independent lives despite their disease-state or diagnosis including diabetes, dementia, COVID-19 and other chronic conditions.  From high-tech medical care to the medically fragile, Interim HealthCare caregivers are available for senior and personal support services, healthcare staffing for other healthcare brands (which also now includes COVID-19 testing & screening) as well as in-home pediatric care to patients dependent on ventilator technology – the first in-home care provider to do so in the early 1970s.

Those who want to follow along with the ‘Made for This’ campaign, learn more about Interim HealthCare employees’ stories or to share social content should visit its Facebook page, or its recruitment campaign page: www.ihcmadeforthis.com.

For more information on Interim HealthCare and current openings across the country, please visit: 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.

20 11, 2020

Next Avenue Names Interim HealthCare’s Jennifer Sheets a 2020 Influencer in Aging

2020-11-20T10:38:08-05:00November 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Sheets recognized for her continuing efforts to lead the company and the home care industry safely through 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 recognized as one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging. The sixth-annual Influencers in Aging list acknowledges the twenty people who have been most influential in their work to push beyond traditional boundaries to change society’s understanding of what it means to grow older.

Jennifer Sheets, together with her team, began preparing for the challenges that COVID-19 would bring early in 2020. She quickly channeled her operational, clinical and government relations expertise and creativity to ensure Interim HealthCare’s clinicians could serve home-bound clients, including seniors and other at-risk patients, without the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. She also focused on advocating at the federal and state levels for home care clinicians’ “essential” worker status and set up rigorous trainings and new measures to keep staff safe while caring for patients at home.

In addition, Jennifer Sheets led executives across the Caring Brands International organization, the parent company of Interim HealthCare, to ensure clinicians and caregivers had access to personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks, hand sanitizer, and gowns amid a global shortage. This work extended into spearheading a PPE website available to any home care organization to purchase PPE quickly, at a fair-market price and at scale, so that no one in the industry faced a lack of essential safety equipment. Jennifer Sheets continues to expertly lead Interim HealthCare and its tens of thousands of caregivers across the country to care for patients safely and effectively amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m honored to be recognized with an Influencers in Aging award amid this unprecedented year,” said Jennifer Sheets, CEO and President of Interim HealthCare. “Throughout my healthcare career, I’ve committed my work to impacting people’s lives for the better. I’m proud that our efforts this year have advocated for home care being recognized as an essential service and led to greater awareness and support for the importance of the overall industry in meeting growing healthcare needs.”

Next Avenue, as part of PBS, aims to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. The 2020 Influencers in Aging award recipients represent the fields of health and well-being, caregiving, personal finance, work and purpose, volunteering, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, housing, relationships and technology. Recipients also represent all ages and were eligible to have lived anywhere in the world. To view the full list of 2020 winners, click here.

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.