Local Entrepreneurs Open Always Best Care of Charleston and Mount Pleasant

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced that it has opened its newest franchise in South Carolina. The new agency is owned and operated by local husband and wife team, Rick and Christine Johnson. Located at 1064 Gardner Road, Suite 310, Always Best Care of Charleston and Mount Pleasant will provide senior care services to several communities including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, James Island, Johns Island, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island.

"We've expanded quite well in South Carolina and we're excited to open our eighth location in the state," said Jake Brown, President and CEO of Always Best Care. "We're grateful to partner with Rick and Christine. Their dedication to high quality service paired with a successful business track record only validates our confidence that they'll provide premium service to the residents across Charleston county. We look forward to watching them grow and enjoy success in this market."

Prior to Always Best Care, the Johnson's owned and operated University Outpost, an off-campus bookstore serving James Madison University, for nearly three decades. Both Rick and Christine hold bachelor's degrees from James Madison University. Rick earned his degree in business and Christine earned her degree in biology. Having relocated their family to the Charleston area in 2017, their combined expertise and experience of running a successful small business will prove to be a significant asset to their newest business endeavor.

"Charleston is one of the most popular cities on the east coast for senior retirees and my family and I are very passionate about improving the quality of life for those who need quality care, assistance or companionship during the later stages of their life," said Christine Johnson. "The Always Best Care business model is equipped with a solid mission and presents an opportunity for economic growth. We look forward to working alongside our amazing staff and caregivers to provide our local community with a premium senior care option."

Always Best Care is one of the nation's leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living referral services and skilled home health care, and is the only senior services franchise system that combines the three to create three separate revenue streams for its franchisees. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada.

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 Always Best Care 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.