ROSEVILLE, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Always Best Care Senior Services announces that Carlos A. Martinez Jr. has opened Always Best Care of McAllen.

Located at 108 N. Jackson Road, Suite 22 in Edinburg, Texas, the new agency provides senior care in McAllen and the surrounding communities of Mission, Edinburg, Sharyland and Pharr. Martinez operates the business alongside general manager, Marina De Leon.

"I found my passion for helping the elderly after my grandmother passed away from dementia in February 2017, and it motivated me to get involved in the industry and finally open my own business," said Martinez. "Always Best Care's mission matched my core values and provides me with a proven business model and unparalleled support. The elderly paved the way for us and deserve to be taken care of, so I look forward to providing the best care possible to these individuals and their families of the McAllen community."

Martinez moved from Puerto Rico to New York City as an infant. He served in the Army from 1988-1992 before moving on to the Navy in 1996 to fulfill his dream of being a naval flight officer. Martinez has an associate's in criminal justice from Georgia Military College and a bachelor's in psychology from Augusta State University. He also received his post-doctorate as a Director of Corporate Security (DSE) from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

Prior to franchise ownership, Martinez had an extensive career in law enforcement and security, having worked for the United States Secret Service, Richmond County Sheriff's Department and Augusta Police Department.

"At Always Best Care, we value our veteran franchisees because they have already made a selfless commitment to our country, which translates well to the mission of our company and industry," said Jake Brown, CEO of Always Best Care Senior Services. "We know that Carlos' passion and background will serve him well as he embarks on this new chapter of his life. We're thrilled to have him join us at Always Best Care."

Always Best Care is a provider of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada.

Visit alwaysbestcare.com/tx/mcallen/ for more information.