NAMPA, Idaho — Assisting Hands Home Care today announced it has signed franchise agreements to open new offices in Arlington, Virginia and Matteson, Illinois as well as its first locations in Michigan and Massachusetts.
In June, Assisting Hands franchisee Monique Coleman will begin providing home care services in Clinton Township and surrounding areas including Detroit. Coleman is a Detroit native who worked for more than 25 years in hospital administration, admitting, billing, and benefits. “I chose Assisting Hands because caregivers are required to be certified,” said Coleman. “My goal is to serve families with excellent home care and establish a good reputation.”
For the first time, Assisting Hands will have an office in Massachusetts when John Benchoff opens Assisting Hands Home Care of Wilmington in June. A two-time cancer survivor, Benchoff’s parents traveled 400 miles to care for him when he was sick. After a quarrel, he realized the difficulty in caring for someone who’s family. “Cancer made me realize that family members and the patient need help.” Benchoff will work with Area Representatives Robert Thomas and Peter Colgan who purchased the rights to Massachusetts earlier this year. “Getting in on the ground floor in this area was appealing to me,” said Benchoff. “But what will give me true satisfaction is making a difference to the greatest generation.”
U.S. Marine Corp veteran Sean Washington will open an Assisting Hands Home Care in Matteson, Illinois this fall. He will work with Chicagoland Area Representative Rich Ueberfluss. Washington served our country for ten years including work on Marine One under Presidents Clinton and Bush. After the Marines, he was a military contractor for the White House, and he worked in medical supplies. “I chose Assisting Hands because, like the name, they are about helping people, and I want to help people,” said Washington. “There’s a nice vibe to the company and the franchise owners.”
Making a positive impact on his community and business ownership are Brett Sanders’ primary goals as he prepares to open Assisting Hands in Arlington this fall. Sanders cared for his grandparents in their home, which gave him a positive view of the home healthcare business. “It made a very tangible impact,” Sanders said. Sanders is a CPA, and he worked in enterprise risk management and as a risk management consultant. He will work with Virginia Area Representative Dean Johnson. ”Dean and I have formed a good relationship, and I appreciate his candor,” said Sanders.