Always Best Care Names First Ever “Caregiver of The Year”

Roseville, CA (March 5, 2013)

Always Best Care Senior Services announced that Lupita Espanoza of its Palm Desert, California office is the winner of the company’s first-ever Caregiver of the Year award. The award was presented at Always Best Care’s International Conference on February 26 in Las Vegas.


Based in Roseville, CA just outside the state capitol in Sacramento, Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living finder and referral services, and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 180 independently owned and operated franchise territories. The franchise system’s third International Conference was held February 24-26 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


Ms. Espanoza’s award came with an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, plus $500 in spending money from the company’s National Advertising Fund, which is made up of contributions encompassing all Always Best Care franchisees.


Ms. Espanoza gave a heartfelt speech at the awards ceremony on the final evening of the conference. “It is such an honor to be recognized as your first ever Always Best Care Caregiver of the Year,” she said. “It feels amazing to be recognized for something that I do with my heart. It is indeed a great feeling to help, to encourage, to guide, and simply to just listen to my clients’ inspirational stories. It touches my heart to see them smile, to hold their hand, to help them control their balance and take a step.


“Most importantly,” she continued, “God gave me new friends who now depend on me, who are now part of my life. I can truly say I love my job and my team.”

Ms. Espanoza works with franchisees Neil and Bonnie Zwack of the Always Best Care office in Palm Desert, CA.


The Caregiver of the Year award was based on a series of criteria, including …

  • The caregiver exemplifies extraordinary commitment to clients
  • The caregiver shows compassion, empathy and respect in the delivery of care to clients and families
  • The caregiver acknowledges and meets the unique needs of clients
  • The caregiver has improved the quality of life of clients and their families
  • The caregiver enthusiastically steps in when needed due to absence of other caregivers or unanticipated demand

“I’d like to thank our panel of judges for their time and effort in selecting our first Caregiver of the Year,” said Michael Newman, founder and CEO of Always Best Care. Mr. Newman noted the panel consisted of 12 persons, including eight franchisees from around the USA …

  • Joan Shifflett, Always Best Care, Midlothian, VA
  • Bruce Meyer, Always Best Care, Greenville SC
  • Paulette Chatman, Always Best Care, Morristown NJ
  • Lynn Hancock, Always Best Care, Richmond VA
  • Kristine Lajeunesse, Always Best Care, Manchester CT
  • MaryAnn Murnin, Always Best Care, Palos Park IL
  • Jerry Hulsizer, Always Best Care, Castle Rock CO
  • Joan Jackson, Always Best Care, Upper Marlboro MD


For information on franchise opportunities with Always Best Care, contact Steve Marcus, Vice President of Franchise Development, toll-free at 1-855-430-CARE (2273), or via email at To learn about franchise opportunities, visit


About Always Best Care

Always Best Care Senior Services, founded in 1996 by Michael Newman, 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 Senior Services has assisted over 25,000 seniors, representing a wide range of illnesses and personal needs. This has established the company as one of the premier providers of in-home care, assisted living placement assistance, and skilled home health care. Franchise opportunities are available to individuals interested in leveraging the company’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to area seniors.


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 Senior Services business portfolio include in-home care and assisted living placement.


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Barry J. Parrish


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