Donald A. Irish President, Family Home Care, Inc.
Don Irish originally worked in the petroleum industry, but because of the experience of providing 24/7 care for a loved one, he went into the Non-Medical Home Care In 2003, Mr. Irish left his job as the CEO of a western regional home care company and started his own. He founded and is currently the President and CEO of Family Home Care, Inc. headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. He has several home care offices located in Arizona and California. The policies and procedures of his company reflect both the first hand understanding of the need for care providers in the home and his 29+ years of executive and overall experience in the non-medical home care industry. Mr. Irish believes in showing his appreciation for the success he has experienced in business by giving back to the community in the form of his volunteer time and efforts. In the latter part of 2007, Mr. Irish was privileged to be part of the small group of pioneering individuals who developed and started the non-profit Arizona Non-Medical Home Care Association. He is a Founder of that trade association and has served in various positions for that Association including its President and Executive Director. This organization advocates consumer protection and minimum standards in the delivery of care services and ethical conduct of providers.
In California, Mr. Irish currently serves as the past president and current Secretary for the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Home Care. This is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating consumers about standards and ethics of the home care industry in California. Mr. Irish has always been actively involved in various aspects of the prevention of elder abuse. Mr. Irish serves as a member of the Arizona Attorney General’s Taskforce Against Senior Abuse Advisory Group. This group Advise Attorney General Horne in matters concerning the senior citizens of Arizona, in identifying statewide senior abuse issues and establishing goals for TASA to combat abuse. He also served as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Alzheimer's Task Force. The goal of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force, in alignment with the State Plan on Aging, is to address the growing human and financial cost of dementia in Arizona.