Interim HealthCare Looks to Veterans to Alleviate Caregiver Shortage

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Company wants to see more veterans transition from the military to home care

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Honoring the brave individuals who have battled for this country is something we commit to every day. This Veterans Day, however, we are also inspired to help veterans feel confident in finding a rewarding career path that allows them to continue to serve one of our most vulnerable populations.

Interim HealthCare Inc., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, stands today in thanks to the men and women of the armed forces past and present. Interim HealthCare is especially appreciative of the many veterans who have applied their skills to a new battleground, taking on roles as caregivers to the nation’s rapidly growing aging population.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the overall employment of home health aides and personal care aides will grow 36 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average growth of all other occupations combined. As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, the need for caregivers grows more acute. Essential skills acquired in the military, such as adherence to standards, timeliness and attention to detail, as well as interpersonal skills, dependability and persistence, are highly transferable to careers in the caregiving field.

“Honoring the brave individuals who have battled for this country is something we commit to every day. This Veterans Day, however, we are also inspired to help veterans feel confident in finding a rewarding career path that allows them to continue to serve one of our most vulnerable populations with their unique skills,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare CEO and President. “At Interim HealthCare, we see the incredible impact veterans have on their communities--some as caregivers and others as home care franchise owners--and we are committed to helping more veterans find post-military careers in home care.”

Interim HealthCare believes the skills and attributes which drew them to defend our country uniquely positions veterans to help alleviate the caregiver crisis plaguing our healthcare system. Here are three considerations for veterans exploring careers in caregiving.

1. Ability to work in a demanding environment: Being a caregiver to the elderly or someone needing in-home care means every day can bring new challenges and new rewards. An ability to quickly problem-solve and the flexibility to adapt to changing situations are extremely useful skills for caregivers.

2. Put military skills to work in home care immediately: While a career as a home care aide or caregiver does require some certification or training, it does not require a medical school degree or years of in-practice experience. Skills learned while serving, like leadership, critical thinking and commitment, can immediately be put into play as a caregiver.

3. Shared connection with many seniors: Over 12.4 million people aged 65 and older once served in the armed forces. Their ability to share that experience with a retired military caregiver creates an innate connection that can be invaluable for a senior and their loved ones.

For more information about Interim HealthCare, visit: https://www.interimhealthcare.com/about-interim-healthcare/honoring-veterans/.

About Interim HealthCare
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 healthcare 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 http://www.interimhealthcare.com.

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