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Homewatch CareGivers Opens New Office In Columbia

Oct 31, 2018 10:34AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Homewatch CareGivers is expanding to meet the increased need for home care providers in Columbia.

The home care company, which has more than 200 franchised units across 34 states domestically, as well as in Canada and Central and South America, announced the opening of a new location – Homewatch CareGivers of Columbia. The opening of the new operation allows Homewatch CareGivers to provide its at-home assistive services to a greater number of clients.

Dr. Carl Thurmond and his wife, Teresa Thurmond, are the owners of Homewatch CareGivers of Columbia. Established to provide the area with the high-quality care necessary for residents to remain independent and healthy within their own homes, the company’s services are flexible and customized specifically to blend seamlessly into clients’ day-to-day life. 

“My experience as a family caregiver and Carl’s experience as a physician have provided us with a firsthand insight into what a true difference a quality caregiver can make for a loved one and his or her family,” said Teresa. “We’re excited to combine our talents and experience to train a highly skilled team that elevates the expectations of high quality home care in Columbia.” 

Homewatch CareGivers of Columbia provides home care services for families arranging care for seniors and others living with chronic illnesses, convalescing after illness or surgery, or preferring to age in their own homes under the supervision and care of highly-trained caregivers.

The husband-and-wife duo will run the business as co-owners. Teresa enters franchising with experience as a family caregiver. As a physician, Carl brings understanding of how patient health impacts longevity to the business.

“Every time we open a new location, we have the opportunity to touch people’s lives,” said Chip Baranowski, director of franchise development for Homewatch CareGivers. “I know that the Thurmonds will make outstanding new members of our organization, and their commitment to service and the local community will make their business a trusted partner for residents in the Greater Columbia area.”

The home office, which is also referred to as the company’s Franchise Support Center, provides unparalleled support and expert advice to help franchisees establish a thriving enterprise on a localized level. Homewatch CareGivers strives to provide the finest foundation on which its franchisees can grow their services, staff and location.

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