SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest home healthcare franchise company, announced today the grand opening of its location in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Local owner, Mark McLean, is furthering his entrepreneurial spirit and passion toward helping those in his community by opening an Interim HealthCare franchise. A grand opening celebration for the entire community will take place at the Sterling Heights Interim HealthCare office located on 38600 Van Dyke Avenue, Suite 240 on Wednesday, October 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The office provides a variety of services including the company's unique, HomeLife Enrichment® program, which provides an experience that engages seniors and allows them to contribute to a lifestyle that is not only safe and independent, but one that is enriched with meaning and self-worth. In addition, the Sterling Heights Interim HealthCare location also offers personal care services including transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing and grooming.
"After caring for several relatives who suffered from lung cancer, heart problems and Alzheimer's disease, I knew I wanted to bring my experience and compassion to Macomb County and help the lives of others," said McLean. "I'm thrilled to be part of a nationwide network such as Interim HealthCare that provided me the opportunity to make a difference."
As the first wave of baby boomers turn 65 this year, the senior care industry is rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing franchise businesses. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, over the next 19 years about 10,000 people will turn 65 each day, resulting in a grayer America by 2030(1). This statistic, coupled with the demand for less expensive, out of the hospital care has been drawing new people to the senior care franchise segment, which was initially established by Interim HealthCare in 1966.
"We are delighted to welcome Mark McLean into Interim HealthCare family," said Kathleen Gilmartin, CEO of Interim HealthCare. "The growing elderly population and expanded home care market is becoming a great niche for those interested in franchising, helping us to expand our reach and help those in need."
With a network of more than 300 independently owned franchises across the country, Interim HealthCare franchises include non-medical and personal care, nursing and healthcare staffing services. The system has over a 40-year history within the healthcare industry and many of their franchisees have an average tenure of 24 years. For more information visit: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/macomb.
Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is the nation's first and finest healthcare franchise organization. Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 independently owned franchise offices, Interim HealthCare franchisees are the largest combined provider of community-based home care and healthcare staffing services. Interim HealthCare 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 through franchisees that employ more than 75,000 healthcare workers who serve 50,000 people each day. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
(1) Pew Research Center, U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050 http://pewresearch.org/pubs/729/united-states-population-projections
SOURCE Interim HealthCare