Interim HealthCare Honors Social Workers During the Month of March

February 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // Sunrise, Florida - Interim HealthCare, one of the nation's largest home care and health care staffing companies, proudly recognizes the important role Social Workers play in home care, hospice and hospitals throughout the year and during National Social Work Month.

This special month provides an opportunity for medical social workers to be recognized for the essential role they play in supporting mental and physical health through their intervention to support patients and their families cope with the challenges of chronic disease; a terminal diagnosis; the stressors associated with lifetime care of a disabled child or rehabilitation following an accident; or finding a way to keep a parent safely at home who lives hundreds of miles away. As members of health care teams across the country, medical social workers work hand-in-hand with doctors, nurses and therapists to lessen the psychosocial burden of illness on patients and their family caregivers.

"Illness is never experienced in isolation" said Barbara McCann, Chief Clinical Officer of Interim HealthCare Inc and a medical social worker. "Rather it is experienced by an individual and their family and social network. Medical social workers facilitate critical support to the patient, family and their health care team to make rehabilitation, recovery, lifestyle changes and acceptance an achievable pathway to experience life to its fullest.

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest proprietary health care franchise organization providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a network of more than 300 offices, Interim HealthCare provides diverse health care services including home care, medical staffing and occupational health. Interim employs more than 75,000 health care workers and provides services to approximately 50,000 people each day. For more information, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

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