SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Each November during National Home Care and Hospice Month, Interim HealthCare franchisees across the country recognize their network of professionals that provide home care and hospice services to nearly 50,000 patients each day. According to recent studies, 78 million baby boomers will soon hit retirement age, and a large percentage of them will begin needing a variety of home care and hospice services. Interim HealthCare franchisees have become essential in bringing the quality of care and compassion that directly benefit individuals and their families.
"It is very important for us at Interim HealthCare Inc. to recognize and celebrate the outstanding service provided by our franchisees and their dedicated employees, said Kathleen Gilmartin, CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. "They truly are the unsung heroes who make a difference in the lives of so many people. It is an honor to recognize their commitment."
One example of an Interim HealthCare professional making a difference is registered nurse, Deb Dowling.
Dowling joined Interim HealthCare's Escondido, California franchise in February 2007 after deciding to pursue her passion of caring for others. Most recently she has been providing assistance for 86-year old Douglass Prince Williams. Williams, a retired UCLA professor in clinical psychology, suffered a pulmonary embolism and was having difficulties walking, which led him to become admitted into a skilled nursing facility for two months.
Having remained independent his entire life, Williams was looking to return home and turned to Interim HealthCare for home healthcare services. Dowling visits Williams twice a week where she provides him with physically therapy, personal care and health monitoring. In the short three months since beginning services with Interim HealthCare, Williams has experienced vast improvement in his health and has already started walking.
"It's very rewarding knowing that you are able to make a difference in the lives of others," said Deb Dowling, Registered Nurse at Interim HealthCare. "It's been a pleasure working with Mr. Williams and we have grown very close in the past several months. Seeing his quick improvement has been very satisfying."
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, health care staffing and hospice 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 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
SOURCE Interim HealthCare