December 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SUNRISE, FL - As families gather for the holidays, they may notice changes in elderly loved ones whom they haven't seen for several months. Change in mobility and cognition are inevitable and the conversation is a difficult one to encourage a senior to get additional healthcare assistance in the home. However, home healthcare and personal assistance is an important step to keep seniors safe in their own homes and it's important to discuss with family and loved ones.
Karen Carnes, BSN, RN, MSN and Chief Clinical Officer at Interim HealthCare, has assembled these 10 tips to help families navigate the waters of determining whether it's time to get help from an outside caregiver. More information and a quick guide can be found in this free Independent Living Assessment.
Interim HealthCare has been meeting home healthcare needs since 1966. Across its nationwide system of 330 homecare, hospice and medical staffing franchise locations, Interim HealthCare 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.
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.
SOURCE Interim HealthCare