What we’re looking for
Someone with a tender touch and the tenacity of a bulldog.
Someone who acknowledges the challenges of home health care but has optimism and good cheer to burn. Someone who’s extroverted but self-aware. Someone nimble enough to find better ways to serve clients but disciplined enough to follow a well-established system.
Those characteristics might seem contradictory at first, but they’re the qualities Nurse Next Door franchise partners exhibit every day. Here’s what some of them say about running successful Nurse Next Door franchises:
Mechal Corbett: “We love what we do and we have fun every day doing what we do. If you love what you do, it’s going to be successful. At times, we are frustrated about something that has nothing to do about caring with people and we take time caring with people and it reminds us that we love what we do and our clients are thriving and happy and positive about the care that they are receiving.”
Carol Lange: “I think you need to be positive and optimistic because you’re bringing a service to people where they are in crisis and you need to be that ray of hope … I think you need to be passionate about helping people. You need to enjoy the rewards that come from helping people.”
Sylvia Scott: “It takes a lot of heart. That may sound a bit hokey, but you have to really, truly care what is happening in people’s lives. There will be a lot of people who get into this business because of demographics, but you won’t be successful unless you can be empathetic with clients and families and their loves. I have friends who say, ‘Why not just turn off your phone?’ I can’t. People need us, so I have to be there.”
Alyshia Vogt: “Having a real passion for it is really important because you have to get out there and do what it takes to take care of your clients and to spread the word about Nurse Next Door. Being able to talk to people and multitask. Being goal- and purpose-driven. A self-starter.”
Chris Wilkinson: “It’s got to be somebody that has passion for helping people. You can’t start a home health care business if you’re planning to become a tycoon and take time off on the yacht. Your schedule will be busy, and if you’re successful, you’ll eventually be able to pull back and get help. You have to have good business sense and be a people person.”