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
My nursing studies began at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1991-1995 where I completed my RN,BSN. Since then I have worked in many hospital settings, long term care facilities and home health. My husband and three boys supported my decision to return to Kent State University in 2009 to obtain my MSN degree with a focus on Adult/Geriatric studies. I graduated in 2012 as a Certified Nurse Practitioner and since then I have worked exclusively with the senior population.
My parents were motivating factors for launching a home care business as they were beginning to show signs of dementia. The task of establishing a team of caregivers for them was my responsibility as their health care power of attorney (HCPOA). After several attempts with caregiver staffing agencies I decided I could interview and hire caregivers myself utilizing the many years as a healthcare professional and the relationships I had maintained with previous coworkers who may desire to work as a caregiver in a private home versus the hospital/long term care settings.
Eileen McGunagle, Co-Owner, Daughters with Degrees
Eileen has a vast background which includes Corporate Human Resources, Education, and the Medical field. Eileen started with DWD in 2017 with the task of creating an online presence for the business. Soon, Eileen’s tasks expanded to caregiving, implementing an app for caregiver communication and scheduling, marketing, recruiting, caregiver management and more. She brings with her an insatiable dedication to understanding our clients needs and works tirelessly to ensure the client receives excellent, consistent care by making a personalized match of caregiver to client. Over the years, DWD has grown and flourished and in 2019, Ellen welcomed Eileen as partner in this business of caring for the aging in our community.