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Franchise Owner in Great Ann Arbor Named Rookie of the Year

FirstLight Home Care recognizes first-time owner for outstanding service to the local community

CINCINNATI, OHIO – October 17, 2023 – FirstLight Home Care, a leading provider of home care services, has announced its national Rookie of the Year award winner.

Franchise owner Dan Paluga, who operates two territories in Greater Ann Arbor and Canton, MI, was recently recognized with this year’s honor. The award was presented during a celebration at FirstLight Home Care’s national conference in Orlando, FL.

The Rookie of the Year award is given to a first-time franchise owner who achieves the highest Hours Per Week of care within their first 12 months of operation. Franchisees are evaluated based on various criteria, including client satisfaction, quality of service provided and revenue growth.

“Dan and his team have created a Culture of Care that makes the world a better place, one client at a time,” said FirstLight President and CEO Glee McAnanly. “Dan’s passion for building relationships, serving people in their time of need and living our mission and core values have contributed to his early success.” 

FirstLight Home Care offers companion and personal care services for seniors, veterans, people recovering from surgery, and those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Professional caregivers help seniors and other adults needing assistance with personal care and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands.

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About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care, a leading provider of home care services, is a lifeline for seniors, veterans, adults living with dementia, and anyone 18 and older who needs care where they call home. FirstLight exists to help people have their best day, every day. The company’s mission is to provide compassionate home care so that all families served have peace of mind knowing their loved ones receive the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve. FirstLight’s network of professional caregivers is passionate about creating meaningful relationships and making a difference in the lives of others. The franchise system includes nearly 200 independently owned and operated home care locations throughout the United States. To learn more, or to find a local office, visit

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