Co-founded in 2012 by two childhood friends
A Place At Home was co-founded in 2012 by two childhood friends, Dustin Distefano and Jerod Evanich in Omaha, Nebraska. After several attempts at finding acceptable care for their loved ones, they were unable to meet their needs at the standard they expected. Both were determined to find a solution for others facing similar challenges. The idea for A Place At Home was born: Senior-Focused Care that is comprehensive, consistent and continuous.
After experiencing rapid growth in their Omaha market, they realized they had something innovative. In 2017, they decided to take their Senior-Focused Care model to other communities and the A Place At Home franchise sprouted.
A Place At Home’s roots grew from our ‘We are CARE’ philosophy.
This is a commitment to our core values:
Compassionate – We serve with sensitivity and understanding
Accountable – We stand behind everything we do
Respectful – We advocate for mutual trust and consideration
Ethical – We maintain the highest standards and morals
The values are incorporated into every decision A Place At Home makes from the franchise owners we select to the families we serve, employees and caregivers we hire, and the community as a whole.
Our dedication to provide the most compassionate and professional senior care, when and where families need it, and delivered in a manner that is consistent and reliable, means that CARE is the most significant product we offer.
Meet the Co-Founders of A Place At Home
Dustin Distefano, CEO
Jerod Evanich, President
Franchise Development Coordinator
Mitch began his sales career early on, working as a retail assistant in musical instrument stores from high school through college. He then developed account management skills in the ecommerce industry before arriving at A Place At Home. His mother’s long career in health care drove Mitch to seek an opportunity that combined his skill set with a passionate industry. As the Franchise Development Coordinator, Mitch guides potential business owners through the Discovery Process and helps determine if A Place At Home is right for them.
Franchise Business Coach
Aubre started her career in the senior care industry after 15 years of working in the medical field. An event with her grandmother prompted her to seek work in the senior care industry. She found her place at A Place At Home and is grateful for the opportunities to make an impact in the lives of seniors and caregivers every day. In her role as Franchise Business Coach, she helps franchisees open, operate, recruit and market their businesses.
Operations and Finance Support Specialist
Danielle has been a CNA and CMA for almost ten years, and has spent the majority of that time working in the senior care industry. She started at A Place At Home – Omaha as a caregiver, but quickly moved into an administrative position as a Senior Services Coordinator, matching clients and caregivers, then to Office Manager. Her passion for helping seniors continued to allow her to evolve at APAH, and she is now the Operations and Finance Specialist for A Place At Home Franchise.