Interim Healthcare Announces Grand Opening in Birmingham, Alabama

Home Healthcare Company Continues to Expand As Demand for Senior Care Increases

Sep 13, 2011, 12:52 ET from Interim HealthCare

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest home healthcare franchise company announced today the grand opening of its location in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Local owner, French Forbes, 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 Birmingham, Interim HealthCare office located on 3800 Colonnade Parkway, Suite 140 on Thursday, September 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The office provides a variety of services including the company's unique, HomeLife Enrichment(SM) 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 Birmingham Interim HealthCare location also offers personal care services including transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing and grooming.

"After running our 120 year-old family owned music business, Forbes Piano Company for more than 23 years, I am really excited to make this transition and become part of a company, such as Interim HealthCare that is dedicated to putting family first," said franchise owner French Forbes. "With the opening of our doors to the Birmingham community we hope to make a difference in the lives of caregivers and the elderly."

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 French Forbes 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.

Interim HealthCare franchisees share a commitment to improving the lives of their clients and communities, and they continue to realize opportunities for growth in the growing baby boomer segment and home care industry. For more information visit www.interimhealthcare.com/Birmingham.

About Interim HealthCare:

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

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