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CareWorks Health Services Finds Success with Help from Orange County SCORE

Business Grows After Contacting SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business”

Laguna Hills, CA (March 29, 2017) — Ahn T. Dang, owner of CareWorks Health Services, has turned an idea she had eight years ago into a thriving locally owned home care agency that has received national recognition with aid and guidance from the Orange County chapter of SCORE.

The Orange County chapter of SCORE assists area entrepreneurs and small business owners with advice on managing their business challenges. SCORE volunteer mentors provide confidential, free face-to-face and email mentoring.

SCORE Mentor John Seelinger says, “When Dang came to SCORE, she was struggling with isolation, stress, and burnout. The SCORE mentorship, professional advisory board, and CEO forum helped her increase revenue, hire better employees, and let go of staff who were not the right fit.”

Dang says, “Thanks to guidance from SCORE, I’ve avoided making big mistakes because I have mentors who are having me ask the right questions and analyzing results.”

About CareWorks Health Services

CareWorks is a licensed home health care agency that provides both non-medical care and skilled nursing care services to clients in the comfort of home. CareWorks employs highly trained, bonded and insured caregivers and registered nurses who can provide a variety of in-home care services, including specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. CareWorks is also a proud member of the American Board of Home Care, whose mission is to promote uniform enforcement of the Labor Board and Home Care Consumer Services Act, legal and ethical business practices and serve as a platform for unified action and the development of common, lawful standards in the home care industry. To learn more about CareWorks Health Services, visit their website at www.careworkshealthservices.com or contact them at (949) 859-4700.

About SCORE

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs.  Each year, SCORE’s 10,000+ volunteer business experts provide free and low-cost small business mentoring, workshops and education to 350,000+ clients in more than 300 chapters.  In 2016 alone, SCORE helped to create 54,072 new businesses and add 78,691 new, non-owner jobs to the American economy.

For more information about starting a small business, call 1-800-634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you.  Visit SCORE at www.score.org.


A Lifetime of Caregiving, New Love, and Cancer Recovery Are the Inspiration Behind

New Orange County Home Care Agency, CareWorks Health Services

Laguna Hills, CA (June 7, 2016) – Caring for others is in CareWorks Health Services’ owner Anh Dang’s DNA. Dang’s Asian heritage instilled in her a great respect for her elders, and when she was 13 years old, her father suffered a stroke that left him disabled. According to Dang, “When you have to care for an ailing parent, it gives you new compassion for what others in a similar situation are going through. It also brings into focus how much the person being cared for desires to maintain independence and dignity.”

Her experience in helping to care for her father at such a young age planted the seed for her eventual career in home care, but a new love and a cancer diagnosis would lead her to her true path. A chance meeting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2009 blossomed into love for Dang and Dateline correspondent Josh Mankiewicz, who were married this May. During their courtship, Dang was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a double mastectomy. Mankiewicz insisted she recuperate in his home, where he could help care for her and make her comfortable.

Since 2010, Dang had operated her home care business under the banner of a large franchise company, but her cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and the care provided by her now husband increased Dang’s appreciation of the work that loved ones and caregivers provide. “It revealed the importance of finding someone who is a caretaker at heart, and it made a big difference in how quickly I recovered,” Dang says. It also solidified her decision to strike out on her own with an independent home care agency that could provide the level of care, compassion, and exceptional customer service that she knew from experience families needed.

In 2015, Dang opened CareWorks Health Services in Laguna Hills, CA, as a locally owned and operated agency where she and her team of professional caregivers focus on helping seniors and disabled individuals maintain independence and improve quality of life through skilled medical care as well as non-medical life assistance services. “Nothing beats receiving care at home,” Dang notes from experience. “Having a nurse or caregiver come to you to provide care in a place that is familiar, quiet, and comfortable makes all the difference, and at CareWorks, we want to make that difference for others.”

About CareWorks Health Services

CareWorks is a licensed home health care agency that provides both non-medical care and skilled nursing care services to clients in the comfort of home. CareWorks employs highly trained, bonded and insured caregivers and registered nurses who can provide a variety of in-home care services, including specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. CareWorks is also a proud member of the American Board of Home Care, whose mission is to promote uniform enforcement of the Labor Board and Home Care Consumer Services Act, legal and ethical business practices and serve as a platform for unified action and the development of common, lawful standards in the home care industry. To learn more about CareWorks Health Services, visit their website at www.careworkshealthservices.com or contact them at (949) 859-4700.