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How Interim HealthCare can help your loved ones

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Interim HealthCare offers life-changing services such as Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care.

Dyann Lamar said her family trusted Interim HealthCare after her father, Charles Wrede, was having a tough time recovering after a surgery.

“My dad had surgery on March 13th of this year. He had elective back surgery. The back surgery went really well, recovery not so well,” Lamar explained. “We were in the hospital for two weeks. One week in ICU and one week in a regular room and then another two weeks at a rehab center. We wanted to bring him home. We wanted him to be in his own place. We figured that would be the best place for him to recover. But I cannot be with him 24/7 nor am I qualified to take care of him 24/7. I know Interim from work experience. Plus, I’ve had friends who have worked for Interim, so that was my first choice.”

Lamar said Interim HeathCare provided her father with around-the-clock care at home, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, while keeping her up to date on his progress.

Wrede said his personal care aide, Quashaunda Allmond, provided him with companionship during his recovery.

“After the back surgery, movement by myself was very difficult,” Wrede explained. “The number one thing that I got out of this was companionship. When you’re locked in the room here for 12 hours a day, when you can’t go anywhere, I had someone to talk to, to look at books with, to play games with, or whatever. Having someone who was just a companion made it a lot easier to be locked away.”

“It’s like you’re getting another family member,” Allmond said. “You get to know them, and you come day-to-day. You learn more about each other. We have great conversations. We have favorite TV shows. He likes old-timey cop shows. He got me into that,” she said with a laugh.

Interim HealthCare Physical Therapist Matt Esteve said it is important to build strong relationships with the patients when you are going into their home for treatment.

“I always tell my patients ‘I enjoy working with you, but I hope I never see you again,'” Esteve said with a smile. “It’s not that I want to get rid of you, but I want you to move on. I want you to go on and get back to the things that you were [doing]. And maybe that’s the Hallmark of what Interim is. We’re here for a time. We’re here for your needs, but we also want to get you back out to what you were doing before.”

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