We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest Nurse Next Door location: Greenville, South Carolina! Franchisee Keyaira Johnson graduated top of her class with a Bachelor’s in Nursing and earned her title as a Registered Nurse shortly thereafter. Now she’s ready to take on another role, Franchise Owner, and with her passion for Caregiving, we know she’s going to make a difference in her community.
Let’s get to know our newest Franchisee!
Tell us a little bit about your background:
It was important to me that I succeeded in my studies, but I made sure to work just as hard to put myself through school to pay for my education. I was promoted at 19 years old and became the leader of my department. It was around this time that I knew I enjoyed being in a leadership position.
I then started my first business called Two Avenue. It was a creative escape from school and work which turned into a successful business in the fashion industry. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so combining my passion for that and Caregiving is what brought me to Nurse Next Door.
What made you want to get into the home care business?
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and as a Nurse my passion to help people, particularly seniors, has always been important to me. I had a strong relationship with my grandmother, she was one of my best friends. She shaped me into the woman I am today and by combining my passion for leadership and Caregiving into one, I knew Nurse Next Door is where I was meant to be.
My goal is to be able to make people happy despite any tribulations the world has to offer. I enjoyed developing relationships while working as a Nurse, but it was always short lived and highly regulated. I am most excited to be able to make a real impact in someone’s life on a larger scale.
What need is there for home care in your community?
Greenville is a fast growing community with it being one of the top 10 cities in the United States for retirees to move to. By establishing Nurse Next Door in South Carolina, we will be prepared to service any Client who is looking for care.
What makes Nurse Next Door stand out in your community?
Nurse Next Door disrupts the industry in so many ways! There is no other company that serves the way we do. Our People Promise alone sets us above the rest.
As a frontline worker, I know first hand that we are undervalued and underappreciated, so to be able to have a team that feels appreciated and is compensated for their hard work means the world to me.
In addition, the focus on Making Lives Better paired with our Happier Aging philosophy is unheard of in my local market. Most home care focuses on the client as a task, not as a person who is unique in their interests. Our clients are our family and spending time with our loved ones is not viewed as a task to be had, it’s something we value and make time for. Someone we look forward to seeing at the next visit. As a Caregiver myself, I have never seen anyone have that approach and I can’t wait to bring it to South Carolina!
Last but not least, what does Happier Aging mean to you?
I truly believe that there’s no part of life more important than our mental health and by bringing Happier Aging to my Clients, I know I’ll be able to maintain a strong and balanced mental and emotional state in their lives.
Aging can feel daunting, I saw how it affected my Grandmother’s mental health and as the beacon of happiness in our family, it affected us all to see her decline towards the end of her life. So I dedicated quality time with her where we would dance, sing, and watch her favorite movies. I will always cherish those moments with her.
Happier Aging means that I can live out her legacy and implement happiness in others’ lives, just as we did for one another.
Are you a Frontline Worker, dreaming of owning your own business, but you don’t have the resources to make it happen? Learn more about how you can take advantage of our Frontline to Franchise program and own a location near you!