2020 Franchise Convention

SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2020


Letter from CEO and President

Hello and Welcome!

As most of you are aware, the decision was made to host our second annual franchise convention virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this was a difficult decision to make, we are confident it is the responsible action to take to ensure the health and safety of our staff and franchisees. 

The good news is that the 2020 A Place At Home Franchise Convention (AFC) is still happening virtually and attendance is expected to be 100% now that you can attend from the comfort of your own home. The theme of the virtual convention is “Connect. Collaborate. Create.” The virtual convention will provide a time for us to connect and build influential relationships. We will collaborate with other leaders across the country and create new opportunities for growth. 

We’ll have an engaging agenda that is educational, fun and most importantly meant for all of you to get to know each other and so that our brand can grow as a whole unit for years to come. We will conclude with the awards ceremony, celebrating your achievements throughout the past year!

Lastly, we want to recognize the many great sponsors who continue to partner with us to support our virtual convention. It truly reaffirms your dedication to our franchise system!

I hope you all make the most of AFC with your colleagues from across the APAH system. We look forward to seeing you virtually!


Dustin Distefano and Jerod Evanich

P.S. We understand that COVID can shake everything up in the blink of an eye so we are prepared for a virtual convention as a backup. We will have a strict social distancing plan while you are at the convention and masks will be required. We will be providing masks so if you forget one no worries. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.

Schedule of Events
The tentative schedule of events is below.

Agenda: September 24-25

We’re excited to host the 2020 A Place At Home Franchise Convention. 

Thursday, September 24

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Jerod Evanich, Welcome from the President

10:00-10:45 a.m. – Maggie Keen, VP of, Labor Trends: The Future of Recruitment & Retention

10:45-11:00 a.m. – Gold Sponsor: Inspro

11:00-11:45 a.m. – Home Care Pulse, Vantage Platform

11:45 – 12:15 p.m. – Platinum Sponsor: Volpe Consulting and Accounting Services

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 p.m. – Jennifer Ramos, Drive Customer Satisfaction

2:15-2:20 p.m. – Silver Sponsor: Paradigm Senior Services

2:30-3:15 p.m. – Lindsey Amato, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC – Interventional Neurology/Stroke Nurse Practitioner – CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Care

4:30 p.m. – Close of Day with Dustin Distefano

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Virtual Cocktail Hour with “Spirit Guide” Alzuri from Spirit World 
Sponsored by Inspro

Friday, September 25

9:00-9:30 a.m. – William Ogden, Opening Welcome

9:30-10:00 a.m. – Round Table: Quality of Care Specialty Program

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Round Table: Fall Prevention Specialty Program

10:30-11:00 a.m. – Round Table: Dementia Care Specialty Program

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Round Table: Stroke Care Specialty Program

11:30-12:00 p.m. – Round Table: Parkinson’s Care Specialty Program

12:00-12:25 p.m. – Platinum Sponsor: Ideal Payroll

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Round Table Team Pitches

2:30-3:00 p.m. – Dustin Distefano, State of the Union

3:00-4:00 p.m. – Virtual Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Ideal Payroll and Volpe Consulting and Accounting Services

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors


Franchise Accounting is our specialty. Volpe Consulting & Accounting Services is a full-service accounting firm providing financial services for small businesses, start-ups and franchises. 

Contact information:

Apple Volpe
314.300.4699 Ext# 1
2388 Schuetz Rd. Ste A34 St. Louis, MO 63146      

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Ideal Payroll Service helps small business owners simplify their payroll processing, timekeeping, HR, and more. Ideal provides personalized service and state-of-the-art technology to streamline the payroll process for small businesses. Services include payroll, payroll tax, quarterly filings, W2’s and more.

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Protecting your business, assets and financial well-being is vital, and you need someone you can trust.  INSPRO combines leading-edge insurance products and exceptional personalized service that allows you to proceed with confidence as you manage and grow your business, and allows you to sleep well at night. INSPRO offers employee safety, risk control, and HR resources to all sizes of companies.

Contact information:

Vice President
o: 402.333.5700 ext. 1215
c: 402.682.1680
12702 Westport Parkway, Suite 301
La Vista, NE 68138 

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Paradigm simplifies VA and LTCI billing for long-term care providers and gets them paid faster. Our billing platform, historical audits, advanced funding, and ongoing support allows providers to focus on providing quality care and growing their business. 

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Astley Gilbert Limited is the industry leader for delivering the highest level of customer value, consistently providing the Ultimate Customer Experience through Quality, Speed and Effective Communications.

We are anticipating and investing in tomorrow’s technology to meet your most demanding printing challenges faster, smarter and more cost efficiently.  Our teams of highly skilled specialists are trained in every aspect of our process and partner with you to deliver end to end print solutions on-demand.

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We help you navigate the ever-changing world of marketing. With C3D you have a partner who can integrate all your tactics to create a clear roadmap. You’ll learn how your website, content marketing, brand development, digital and traditional marketing, SEO all work together to yield results.

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Home Care Pulse is the leading survey and data platform for home care agencies in North America. Each month, our team surveys thousands of clients and caregivers and uses these responses to help their agencies improve the quality of care and employment they provide. We also manage the Best of Home Care awards, publish the annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, and maintain the largest free online library available for home care owners.

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ClearCare is the leading web-based operating platform for home care agencies. Their secure, HITRUST CSF Certified platform powers over 4,000 agencies, including 8 of the largest 10 home care enterprises, which in turn employ over 500,000 caregivers. In addition to powering all of the day-to-day operating functions of a home care agency, ClearCare’s Family Room and caregiver portals coordinate members of a patient or client’s care team. ClearCare Home Connect APIs and business intelligence tools enable home care enterprises to standardize and optimize their proprietary best practices, and enable the 4,000+ home care agencies they serve to connect to health plans and providers.

Contact information:

150 Spear St. Suite #1550
San Francisco, CA 94105
(800) 449-0645 

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Since 2012, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises has been providing expert knowledge on all things sales and marketing in the Home Care industry.  Today, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises has taken the world by storm, helping companies catapult their businesses to the nexxt level and beyond.  Through our coaching program, online training courses, and live events, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises has helped thousands of companies land record-breaking results. Find out how our team can help you increase your census, revenue, and profits!

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