Las Vegas is known for a lot of things, and now it’s about to be known for another – Happier Aging! After many years of working in healthcare, Darryl and Mae Altavas have made the move to home care and are now the proud Franchisees of our newest location, Nurse Next Door Las Vegas West.

In the lead up to the launch, Darryl and Mae took a moment to answer a few questions so that we could get to know them a little better and share their story. Read on to meet our newest Franchisees!

Tell us about yourselves – what previous experience prepared you, and/or made you want to get into this business?

We have both been Nurse Practitioners since 2014, and have been in the healthcare industry since 2012. We got into this business because we care about people, and we want to make a difference in people’s lives. We chose the home care industry because we believe that Seniors should have the option to stay at home, and we love the idea of Happier Aging!

What need is there for home care in your community?

Home is the safest place to be, and nobody wants to stay in a nursing home. There is a large senior population in our community so we’re looking forward to being able to provide care for those who need it, and keep seniors where they want to be – at home.

Why did you choose to start a Nurse Next Door franchise? 

We chose Nurse Next Door for many reasons – the bold brand, the core values, the support from HeartQuarters and other Franchisees, the people promise and the concept of Happier Aging. 

What are your goals? What are you most excited about?

Our goal is to be the leading premium home care provider in Las Vegas! We’re most excited about the concept of Happier Aging and the difference it can make to seniors, and also the people promise and what that means for our staff.

What does Happier Aging mean to you?

As they say, ‘there’s no place like home.” To us, Happier Aging is about staying in the comfort of your own home where memories have been made. Happier Aging also means being able to do the things you love to do – whatever that may be!


We’re excited to see Darryl, Mae and their team bring Happier Aging to life and make a difference to the lives of seniors in their community. If you also want to make a difference and have been thinking about owning your own Nurse Next Door franchise, we want to hear from you! Watch our discovery video to get started.