Care Specialty Programs
Interim HealthCare's home care specialty programs*
have been developed to assist patients, families and physicians
with a variety of diseases and conditions in a home setting.
These home care programs are provided by experienced home
health care professionals and include individualized patient
and family training. All specialty program services are delivered
in a professional and compassionate manner, with utmost respect
and concern for the dignity of our patients and their family
Specialty Programs for patients with chronic
diseases focus on motivating and empowering the patient to
"live with" their condition - making them most able
to stay safely at home with the best possible quality of life.
In all cases, our specialty home care programs focus on making
home care an attractive alternative to facility care for patients,
family, referral sources and payors by getting patients out
of the hospital as quickly as possible with the support of
trained home health care professionals.
We've been providing expert home care specialty programs to
medically fragile children at home for more than a quarter
of a century. And our focus remains the same - to give the
pediatric patient the best home health care possible using
a family centered approach.
Our Living with Heart Failure Program moves patients and their
family caregivers along a pathway that prepares them for self
care, and self-monitoring of their condition, while stabilizing
their condition after an emergency room or hospital stay.
Home nursing, therapy services, and education are provided
by skilled home health care clinicians.
We've had a wound care credentialing process in place since
2002 that allows Registered Nurses and Physical Therapists
to improve clinical knowledge and competency. We work with
a product formulary to ensure our home health care nurses
have knowledge to identify the most effective and cost efficient
Our new INTERPath is designed to integrate orthopaedic physician's
preferences for post-surgical care with Interim HealthCare's
expertise at teaching and plan of care execution. This program
can avoid the need for facility care following surgery.
Fall Prevention and Home Safety
Fall Prevention is based on the latest research about
fall risk and prevention and offers home care patients recommendations
to enhance living safely and independently at home. Fall Prevention
includes assessment of the patient's medications, compliance,
as well as traditional home safety and therapy interventions
for gait and balance.
Independent and Assisted-Living Facilities
Our team of home health care nurses, therapists and paraprofessionals
can help facility administrators coordinate or deliver the
scope of home care services their residents need from medication
management or reminders to assistance with grooming or bathing,
achieving the goal of longer, safer stay time spent at the
independent or assisted level.
Psychiatric Home Health Services provide for a schedule of
visits to the patient's residence by a Home Care Registered
Nurse who is experienced in caring for people with a psychiatric
Alzheimer's and Dementia
We partnered with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
to develop "A Time to Care," a new training program
specifically geared toward providing care for Alzheimer's
and dementia patients in a home setting.
A number of our home health care professionals have received
this advanced training to improve their skills and ability
to provide services to these special patients and their families.
Interim HealthCare Hospice offers the best in medical and
home nursing care, using state-of-the-art symptom management
to control symptoms and promote comfort. We help patients
understand their choices and work to support them in their
decisions. Through our Hospice programs, we coordinate all
the services that make them comfortable. We encourage and
facilitate contacts with friends and family that allow important
things to be said and celebrated. In all, we do our best to
meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of clients
* Not all programs are available at all locations
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