“No one believed in us initially,” Ms. Patterson stated, “Our friends and family told us we were crazy to follow our dream—to move to a new state, with no friends or family for support.” We remained steadfast and kept moving forward, all the while working full-time jobs.
“There are many steps involved in launching this type of business. The three biggest hurdles”, according to Ms. Marshall, “involve achieving Home Health Accreditation, raising start-up and working capital, and then the agonizing wait for Medicare/Medicaid/HMO certification and licensing for automated billing.”
In June, 2014 Visiting Nurse Services celebrated their grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Wildwood offices. Their dream was finally becoming a reality. Today, the company has a burgeoning case load and the co-owners continue to add and train new staff as the demand dictates.
In November, Ms. Marshall and Ms. Patterson achieved another goal. They relocated their offices to a Villages address so their young children could take advantage of The Villages Charter School System.
This article about Visiting Nurse Services of Central Florida appeared in The Daily Sun newspaper on May 22, 2015.