Rob and Kirsten Hodgson were inspired to open the first Granny Nannies in Orlando, Florida, in 1990, after struggling to find in-home care for Rob's aging grandmother that wanted to remain in her own home. A grandmother with the support of family to whom a nursing home was "out of the question".
What's a family to do? Rob and Kirsten moved to Florida from New Hampshire to care for Esther. With their own busy life to manage, Rob and Kirsten quickly found themselves in need of help. Their search to find competent, caring and affordable care assistance in central Florida yielded very little. Being "go-getters" Rob and Kirsten solved their problem, which quickly led to the realization that their former plight was an all too common occurrence and the need for specialized private duty home care... And the rest is history!
Granny NANNIES of North America was Founded in 1990, with instant success and such high demand, Rob and Kirsten soon opened two additional offices in Florida. By 1997 Rob and Kirsten expanded by franchising nationwide. Granny NANNIES has grown into a successful licensed nursing agency with 37 office locations throughout 10 states.
Esther, who lived to the age of 104, credited her longevity and well-being to Granny NANNIES. "She's the reason we started it all!" Says her grandson Rob, giving credit where credit is due.