Local family opens Always Best Care of Edmonton East to deliver in-demand senior care services to the community

ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced the opening of its second location in Alberta, Canada. Always Best Care of Edmonton East is now providing senior care services throughout Edmonton, Sherwood Park and surrounding areas. The new business is owned by a local family, Gladys Muwhen, Owen Fregene and Igho Muwhen.

Siblings Gladys and Igho Muwhen were born in Nigeria but began living and working in Canada more than 25 years ago. Gladys is a registered nurse with more than two decades of experience in a variety of medical settings, including mental health, geriatrics, surgery, orthopedics and oncology. Igho spent the past 18 years as a heavy equipment operator in the oil field industry and is an active member of the community. They are joined in this endeavor by Gladys’s husband, Owen Fregene, who has also worked in an array of care-related capacities over decades from Africa to Europe and now North America as a community home care instructor and a mental health aide. All three are consummate professionals who believe caring for others is integral to who they are.

“I have devoted my career to working with families and teaching them how to maximize their health,” said Gladys, co-owner of Always Best Care of Edmonton East. “Edmonton’s senior population is expanding, and this opportunity with Always Best Care to provide companionship, personal care and comfort to them in their home gives Owen, Igho and me the ability to make a meaningful impact on their lives. Our goal is to help reduce hospital readmissions by providing the best care in our community.”

Always Best Care’s Canadian growth is spearheaded by Steve Kelly, who was awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory and opened Always Best Care of Oakville, Ontario, in 2020. He brought in new franchise owners to open Always Best Care of Calgary in May of 2023 and continues to drive the brand’s expansion with this newest opening in Edmonton.

“Gladys, Owen and Igho are a compassionate, experienced team who chose to go into business with Always Best Care because of our brand’s reputation for providing high-quality senior services and franchise support,” said Steve Kelly, master franchisee for Always Best Care in Canada. “Their background in caring for others and desire to help Edmonton seniors age with dignity and independence in their homes is exactly what we look for to continue growing Always Best Care’s presence throughout Alberta, Ontario and the rest of the country.”   

Always Best Care is a provider of non-medical in-home care and senior living referral services, with skilled home health care in limited markets. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 250 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada. By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors and families, Always Best Care franchise owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client’s particular physical or social needs.

Always Best Care of Edmonton East is located at 9245 50th Street Edmonton NW, Suite 201. For additional information or to schedule a care consultation, call 587-407-1366 or visit alwaysbestcarecanada.ca/edmontoneast.