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Franchise Owner in Marin and Sonoma Counties Named Franchisee of the Year

FirstLight Home Care bestows honor on seasoned operator of two locations in Northern California

CINCINNATI, OHIO – October 17, 2023 – FirstLight Home Care has announced its national Franchisee of the Year award winner. Owner Mark Paretchan, who operates two territories in Marin County and Sonoma County, was recently recognized with this year’s honor.

Left to right: Walter Marcelino, Glee McAnanly, Mark Paretchan and Charlie Paretchan

The Franchisee of the Year award was presented during a special celebration at FirstLight’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. Nominees were evaluated based on a variety of criteria including caregiver retention, client satisfaction, quality of services and year-over-year revenue growth.

Paretchan and his incredible team were celebrated for the compassionate support they give to individuals in their communities. FirstLight Home Care of Marin County has been serving clients for nearly 10 years; the second location in Sonoma County opened in 2019. Paretchan was selected this year from FirstLight franchise owners across the country.

“Mark has an outstanding team of dedicated caregivers who consistently provide clients and families with the exceptional care people have come to expect from the FirstLight brand,” said FirstLight President and CEO Glee McAnanly. “They continue to experience year-over-year growth and are focused on living our mission and core values every day. We are grateful to have such caring, compassionate individuals as part of our FirstLight family.”

FirstLight Home Care offers companion and personal care services for seniors, veterans, people recovering from surgery, and those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Professional caregivers help seniors and other adults in need of 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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