Patrick Risko knew his aging parents were going to need help. But like thousands of families encounter every year, he discovered that help can be hard to find.
"I soon realized that senior care was a common challenge that many families faced," says Risko. "As part of researching the best way to help, I realized that I wanted to be part of the solution not just for my parents but for New Haven families faced with similar challenges."
So after nearly two decades working in the banking industry, he left that life behind to pursue his new passion of helping other seniors and their families. His research led him to FirstLight HomeCare, which has more than 130 locations in 30 states. The brand provides quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults. This past summer, Risko became a franchisee for the greater New Haven, Conn. territory.
He says so far he is enjoying offering complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance with non-medical things such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping, and driving to doctors' appointments.
"FirstLight HomeCare is an experienced provider using the right combination of personal care and technology to ensure we are providing the highest quality of care to our clients," Risko explained. "I believe that we will be able to raise the bar on the level of care in the New Haven area."
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