Excerpt from the October Issue of Franchise Dictionary Magazine:
SOMETIMES BRILLIANT IDEAS COME OUT OF AN EVERYDAY CONVERSATION.
That’s exactly what happened when Jerod Evanich and his childhood friend, Dustin Distefano, discussed life one day over lunch. “We found ourselves talking about the troubles our families were having with our grandparents and great grandparents,” Evanich says.
Before long, the friends were looking for solutions for families and talked about launching a business. “We wanted to create a company that could provide services that we would be proud to offer our family and community. In-home care became a clear choice,” he says.
In August 2012, the pair launched A Place at Home. “Our mission is to be passionate professionals, who provide compassionate care solutions where and when you need it. We continued to focus on creating services that were centered around seniors and helped them transition through the aging process,” Evanich says.
A senior-focused care company, A Place at Home has a model that is centered on using RNs to coordinate clients’ plan of care and certified professionals to administer the care. In-home care services, including companion, personal, and medication services are available.
“We also offer care coordination services that help seniors navigate the medical industry; from accompanying doctors visits, to creating healthcare portfolios, or even coordinating their other healthcare providers and ancillary services. Our Senior Living Alternatives service helps those who can no longer stay at home find the best senior living option,” Evanich says. “We spent more than two years perfecting our model and learning the franchising industry before jumping in.”
“Franchisees should get out in their local community to bring awareness to their services. That is the key to success. Hiring and retaining compassionate and reliable employees is crucial. That is the core of the business,” Evanich says. “Franchise partners have the ability to make of it what they put into it. The can create something bigger than themselves and something that will make a positive impact on their community.”
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