ABC Bristol CT- Rick Downey

Always Best Care® Gets New Ownership
For Bristol, Connecticut Senior Care Franchise

Roseville, CA (October 29, 2015) — Always Best Care® Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, today announced that its Greater Bristol franchise in Connecticut has been awarded to Rick and Brenda Downey.  The Northwest Connecticut franchise provides senior care in the greater Bristol area, Northwest Connecticut and surrounding communities, including Southington, Torrington and Waterbury.  The Downeys purchased the franchise territory previously owned and operated by David Dawiczyk.

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care.  The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rick and Brenda Downey as our newest franchisee owners,” said Michael Newman, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roseville, CA-based Always Best Care.  “Rick and Brenda bring extensive business expertise to the Always Best Care family and a deep passion for helping seniors and their families.  I am very pleased to welcome them aboard and have no doubt they will serve as exemplary ambassadors for Always Best Care.”

“We are very honored to be awarded the Always Best Care franchise,” said Rick and Brenda Downey.  “Always Best Care is a leader in senior care and we are very proud to be a part of the team.  We are very excited to have the opportunity to help seniors and their families in our community.”

Mr. Downey has extensive business management, operations, sales and development experience.  Previously, he was the owner and President of ParcelPort, a distribution and fulfillment company, specializing in order fulfillment to Fortune 500 companies.

Always Best Care of Greater Bristol is located at 22 Pine Street, Suite 213, Bristol, CT 06010or by emailing For more information please call (860) 261-4405 or visit

For information on Always Best Care franchise opportunities, call toll-free 1-855-430-CARE (2273), contact, or

About Always Best Care

Founded in 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care assists seniors with a wide range of illnesses and personal needs, and currently provides more than 4 million hours of care every year. Franchise opportunities are available to individuals interested in leveraging the company’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas.

By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families, Always Best Care franchise owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client’s particular physical or social needs. The hallmark services of the Always Best Care business portfolio include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care now being phased in throughout the country.  For more information, visit  For franchise opportunities, visit

Always Best Care also offers Free ABC Rx cards, which provide discounts of up to 65 percent off the cost of prescription drugs at more than 59,000 pharmacies across the USA, and have saved consumers more than $500,000 since its inception.  This service is offered at no cost to the users, there are no deductibles, no waiting periods, no pre-existing exclusions, and no eligibility requirements — everyone can use the card (even family members and pets!).  TheFree ABC Rx card covers many medications that Medicare Part D and regular insurance often do not.  To download a free card, visit

Another exclusive program offered by Always Best Care is Always in Touch, a telephone reassurance program that provides a daily phone call to seniors and disabled adults who are living alone and have limited contact with the outside world.  Always in Touch is the onlyabsolutely free national telephone reassurance program of its kind anywhere in the USA and Canada.  For more information on Always in Touch, or to request an application,

Larry Miramontes

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