Father & Daughter Team Up For Home Care
She calls him dad, he calls her daughter, but we should all be calling them the dynamic duo, especially when it comes to senior care. Get to know the Father/Daughter Team that is joining forces to change the face of senior care one client at a time at a local Right at Home franchise.
Q. Dan, tell us how you first learned about Right at Home and how starting your own franchise with the company first came to be. What made you interested in the business of in-home care?
A. In 2007 I decided to move to Sacramento from Silicon Valley where I had worked for over 20 years. While looking for work in Sacramento, my background was electronic manufacturing operations management, I determined there was not much for me here in Sacramento. I decided I would start a business, I decided it should be a franchise based business and used a company called FranChoice to help me find the right fit. One of the options offered by FranChoice was a senior care company. Having helped provide care for family members previously, this opportunity appealed to me. I have always enjoyed seniors and the idea of helping them seem like a great thing to do. I researched the industry and finally chose Right at Home to work with and I have not regretted that decision.
Q. Dan, what made you decide to bring your daughter on board to begin playing a key role in your Right at Home team?
A. When Lyndsey was young, her mother, as a part of a church ministry chose to visit the elderly in nursing homes to brighten up their day. Lyndsey had a real affinity for seniors and as my business began to grow, I thought it would be a great opportunity for us to work together and grow the business. I really enjoy working so closely with Lyndsey and I am very proud of the work she does for our clients and their families.
Q. Lyndsey, when your father approached you about joining his Right at Home team, what made you interested in doing so?
A. My interest in helping seniors stems all the way back to my childhood. I always knew that ideally I would work with animals or the senior community, so the fact that I had this opportunity seems more like fate than anything.
Q. Dan, what role is Lyndsey playing? What ways do you see her helping to take your team into this new technology focused era? Why did you think she would be a good fit?
Q. Lyndsey, since being a part of the team, what have been your favorite parts of the job? What new ideas or programs will you be a part of implementing to make sure your Right at Home clients and caregivers continue to have a quality experience?
A. My favorite aspect of the job is by far working with our clients. My goal is to grow our business by showing our families how much we care by going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure quality service. One of my newer ideas include a program that our client’s family members can utilize us an emergency contact for peace of mind if they live out of town, or when they go on vacation.
Q. Dan, what has kept you in the business of in-home care for so many years? If there was one thing you could change about it, what would that be?
A. Owning your own business can be a challenging endeavor, but is also a very rewarding one as well. So many times, family members have told me how we have improved the quality of their loved ones lives as they age in place. If I could change one thing, it would be the cost to our clients. I would make it easier for seniors to age in place at home, I think everyone wants that for themselves.
Q. Lyndsey, what has been your best experience working with your dad so far?
A. Working with family can sometimes be challenging, but one of the main reasons I decided to move to Sacramento and work with my Dad was because I know there is no one else in the world that wants me to be successful more than him. We are a good team and I have learned a lot from him. He expects the most out of me so it has just extra motivation to do my job to the best of my ability. I truly feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with him on a daily basis.
Q. Dan, what is your vision for your team? How will you and your daughter Lyndsey work together to make that vision a reality?
A. My hope is that Lyndsey will continue to learn the business side of our business and will want to take over when I finally decide to retire. My wife retired last year and we plan to do quite a bit of traveling in the coming years. With Lyndsey taking the business forward, our company will be able to provide care for seniors for years to come.
Let's keep our eyes on this dynamic duo. What could be better than the work of a father and daughter bringing their family values and passion for seniors to work with them everyday? Good things are ahead, just you wait and see.