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Crystal Lake Barrington, McHenry County, Northern Lake County and Surrounding Areas

We are Dean and Nancy Abrassart owners of Homewatch CareGivers serving McHenry and Lake Counties of northern Illinois. We recently purchased Homewatch Caregivers from Debbie Hunn-Elliott and Lisa Krchak with offices in Crystal Lake, IL. Lisa and Debbie established a level of quality and reputation which we intend to maintain and expand. Nancy, as a registered nurse for 34 years, has had a long association in the role of caring for people. Nancy started as a volunteer at the hospital when she was 14 years old working mostly with geriatric patients, and at 16 years of age got a job working in the hospital as a nurse's aide before working in a nursing home to care for the elderly. As an owner at Homewatch CareGivers, she will continue to combine her passion, experience and knowledge to provide excellent care.

Dean started his career with The Dow Chemical Company, working in various sales and business management roles for 27 years until founding and creating a venture capital pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease and hypertension. In his last role as COO for another venture capital company, he was helping to lead the development of new radiopharmaceutical for oncology. He has a BSc in microbiology and an MBA allowing him to marry his love for life sciences with business.

On a more personal note, Dean's stepfather had Alzheimer's disease and we experienced firsthand the turmoil and heartache that goes along with this devastating disease. Long-term care of loved ones can take a toll on the family caregivers and we saw the impact it had on Dean's mother, which was one of the most difficult aspects of the illness. Having been involved with seeking home care and health care for our loved ones, we know how hard it can be to manage and cope with chronic conditions, especially if you are long distance. We understand the emotions and the logistics of finding excellent reliable care for a loved one. We are committed to building this business by providing quality care and living by the principle of allowing our family to care for yours.