As owner of Home Instead Senior Care serving Baltimore County & Baltimore City, Jerry DePetris has a more personal investment in his company than the average businessman. After his mother sustained a stroke which reduced her independence in day-to-day operations, Jerry DePetris started researching care-giving options in her neighborhood to alleviate stress on her and their family. Finding that most of the options in his area did not satisfy his criteria for either the availability or the caliber of their services, Mr. DePetris decided to invest in the widely acclaimed Home Instead Senior Care franchise, which maintains businesses all over the United States in addition to such far-flung locations as Taiwan, New Zealand, Austria, and the United Kingdom. One feature of the Home Instead Senior Care model which Jerry DePetris appreciated for its benefits to his own family is that it removes the undesirable requirement of moving into an institution to receive assistance for age-related maladies. Instead, Jerry DePetris’ staff members visit clients in their own homes for assistance with tasks such as housekeeping, running errands, preparing meals, and companionship. Since the personnel of Home Instead Senior Care shares such an intimate space and role in the lives of the clients, Jerry DePetris stresses that the match between caregiver and client should be based on a careful assessment of disposition and needs. Similarly, Jerry DePetris’ experience examining other senior-care institutions left him with a distinct appreciation for the rigorous requirements for all caregivers hired by his franchise, including a thorough screening process and background check. Both as owner of the business and as a family member with a stake in quality care, Jerry DePetris retains a personal investment in ensuring that his clients receive dependable assistance to help them lead more independent and fulfilling lives. For more information on Home Instead Senior Care’s services and Jerry DePetris’ inspiration and role as an owner, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=njT7AjFfKRo.