Daughters with Degrees

Providing Compassionate care for your loved one as well as for you and your family.  We will help you navigate through the overwhelming and emotional task of managing your loved one’s care plan.  Daughters with Degrees is owned and operated by a Nurse Practitioner and, therefore, has the medical backing that sets us apart from the rest.


Certified professionals who are experienced and committed to providing the highest level of care. We are staffed by state tested medical  assistants, licensed practical nurses, physical therapy assistants, nursing students and experienced home health aides.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could have more quality time with your loved one each day? If you could have an extra moment to share a laugh, a story, a hug? Our home health care services will give you that time by providing you the support you both need. Whether your loved one requires assistance with medical care, transportation, or could just use a hand around the house, we’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ellen Minerd, Certified Nurse Practitioner/Co-Owner, Daughters with Degrees

A 1995 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Ellen has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. Ellen is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and specializes in providing evaluations and care for adult patients.  Ellen was inspired to start Daughters with Degrees when it became evident that her own parents could no longer manage in their own home without assistance.  In her search for the highest quality care for her parents, Ellen realized how difficult it was to find reliable, compassionate, experienced home care.  Daughters with Degrees was her answer, not only for her parents, but for our community.


Eileen McGunagle, Co-Owner, Daughters with Degrees

A graduate of Cleveland State University, Eileen has over 20 years experience in business.   Eileen manages operations and provides personalized staffing for our home care clients.


DWD has been excellent at responding quickly to several last minute caregiving needs. We have layered in their professional group to our personal care team for my father in law. Ellen and Eileen are patient, encouraging & provide creative suggestions.… Read more “”

Laura Jensen

We had the pleasure of working with the Daughter’s With Degrees team when taking care of my dad. He was placed in hospice in his home and we brought them for 14 hours/day. I cannot fully express how much of… Read more “”

Ann Klingshirn Johnson

Fabulous! So comforting to know my mom was being cared for responsible caring ladies. My mom enjoyed the company of the ladies while all her needs were met. We all felt so lucky to have found Daughters with Degrees. It… Read more “”

Liz Makman

All of the people at Daughters with Degrees are wonderful!!  I feel confident that my mother-in-law’s needs are being more than met.  Anything we have asked they will take care of.  On several occasions our schedule has had to change… Read more “”

Laura Ponsart

I can’t thank you, (Daughters with Degrees) enough for all you did. We never would have made it through everything without your help. My mom enjoyed having the company of the caregivers. They became part of our family. I enjoyed… Read more “”


In the past year and a half my husband and I called upon Daughters With Degrees to provide me with assistance following discharge from the hospital after two knee replacement surgeries. My husband and I thought that we could “Go… Read more “”

Pat Reichard

Daughters with Degrees is a wonderful company. The caregivers are all compassionate and genuinely care about each person they encounter. I feel so lucky to have DWD caring for my parents. Knowing that they are in charge each day allows… Read more “”

Jane Vitou

Daughters with Degrees came into my life in March of 2017. I have never met a more compassionate group of women. Everyone always went the extra mile to care for my terminal mother. My mom gave them a hard time… Read more “”

Tamara Brown-Cunningham

“I would give this wonderful group of caregivers ten stars if I could! They immediately swung into action when we needed them and never missed a beat, going from zero to 24-hour care in a matter of days. But it’s… Read more “”

Brigitte LeBlanc

“Daughters with Degrees is exceptional! My husband requires 24-hour care by people who can take the initiative to fill his days with meaningful activities and caring interactions. Of course I expect them to be competent and reliable (they are!), but… Read more “”

Luanne Bole-Becker

“What an amazing group of ladies! They treated my mother with such respect and compassion; as if they were caring for a member of their own family. They assisted with every aspect of daily living without ever being asked to.… Read more “”

Jessica O'Neal Whitman