Interim HealthCare Shines Spotlight on Joint Replacement Program for National Arthritis Month

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Franchise Healthcare Company Releases Third Video in Documentary Series

SUNRISE, Fla., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans continue to live longer and experience accumulative wear and

tear on their joints, there is a growing number of people - more than half a million every year - undergoing total hip or knee replacement surgery.  Joint pain, including the pain of arthritis, is a reality for many.  In fact, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability, striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children.

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Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest healthcare and in-home senior care franchise company, continues to raise awareness of the importance of joint care and post-surgical recovery with programs like its INTERPath Joint Replacement Program.  Designed to integrate orthopaedic physician's preferences for pre- and post-surgical care with Interim HealthCare's expertise in care plan execution, INTERPath is highlighted in an ongoing documentary series on the company's YouTube channel ( and Facebook page (

The third in an eight-part series filmed with actual Interim HealthCare patients and clients, this video focuses on physical therapy and highlights 70-year-old patient Verlin Anderson, who is recuperating at home after knee replacement surgery.  During the documentary, physical therapist Sue Dion shares their routine of home health physical therapy and rehabilitation, which for Anderson includes re-learning how to walk.  Dion guides him through prescribed exercises, helping him achieve his optimum range of motion.  Comprehensive home care from Interim HealthCare includes in-home physical therapy, wound care, and administration and monitoring of blood coagulation therapies and IV antibiotics.

"May is National Arthritis Month and an opportunity for education and increased awareness about joint pain and treatment options," said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc.  "For those who undergo joint replacement surgery, the opportunity to rehabilitate in the personal, home environment can make a tremendous difference during what can often be a painful exercise regimen for recovery.  Our attentive home care professionals are there to guide the process every step of the way."

The INTERPath Joint Replacement Program is one of many medical and non-medical personal care, nursing and healthcare staffing services available from the network of more than 300 independently owned Interim HealthCare senior care franchises across the country. The system has a 45-year history within the healthcare industry, and franchisees have an average tenure of 24 years.

Franchise opportunities are available throughout the country for candidates interested in joining the country's largest and oldest franchise healthcare company.  Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $400,000, and a minimum liquidity of $50,000.  Franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $115,500 to $188,500 including the franchise fee. Additional franchise information is available at

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 health care 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 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit

Media Contact:Carmen Ordonezcordonez@fish-consulting.com954-893-9150

SOURCE Interim HealthCare

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