Three sisters open senior care franchise in Winston-Salem

Pictured from left to right are: Andrea Allegretto, Joanne Pizzuto and Gina Ward. The three sisters started Always Best Care Senior Services of Winston-Salem.

Three sisters open senior care franchise in Winston-Salem
July 29
10:57 2021

Joanne Pizzuto and her two sisters recently opened Always Best Care, a senior care business in Winston-Salem. As North Carolina now ranks ninth in the country for the number of people over the age of 65, the sisters’ business comes at a time when this service is more essential than ever.

Always Best Care Senior Services is one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States. Located at 802 Birch Lane, Suite B, Always Best Care of Winston-Salem is owned and operated by franchisees and sisters Joanne Pizzuto, Gina Ward and Andrea Allegretto. This franchise will serve Winston-Salem as well as the surrounding communities of Kernersville, Walkertown, Colfax and Oak Ridge.

Jake Brown, president and CEO of Always Best Care remarked, “We are thrilled to continue working alongside Joanna, who has been a part of our Always Best Care community for years, and we look forward to also welcoming her sisters Gina and Andrea to the team.” Brown continued, “Joanna’s experience over the years with Always Best Care has now led to a new expansion opportunity to join forces with her family. We look forward to supporting this new location that will, in conjunction with others, serve the state of North Carolina and its senior population.” 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Pizzuto, Ward and Allegretto all relocated to North Carolina more than 25 years ago. Pizzuto, who took the first initiative to move across the country, did so in the beginning of her career in the healthcare industry. Since that time, she has gained experience working with seniors in a variety of settings from assisted living to long-term care. 

In 2011, Pizzuto opened Always Best Care of Burlington, further dedicating her career to the industry. After working many years alongside each other, Pizzuto was honored to exit the business in 2016, handing the reins over to her daughter, as she continues her entrepreneurial endeavors with the opening of Always Best Care of Winston-Salem alongside her sisters. Ward, Pizzuto’s sister, joins the business with more than 30 years of experience in the finance world in various accounting roles, earning the trust of national brands. In 2017, Ward, alongside her husband, launched a successful home inspection business which is still currently owned and operated by the couple. Rounding out the trio, an inspiring health and wellness enthusiast for more than 29 years, Allegretto joins Always Best Care in pursuit to continue fulfilling her life’s mission to put the needs of others first.

“Being an owner of Always Best Care for more than 10 years, I knew that this business would continue to be the perfect franchise model to have my sisters join alongside me in pursuit of entrepreneurship,” said Pizzuto. “We have always been a very tight-knit family, growing up in Brooklyn together. Having the family own this business together is an incredible feeling, as it combines our passion for serving others and entrepreneurship, all while spending time together. Every day we come into the office, we are proud to work together to make life better for the seniors we care for in the Winston-Salem community.”

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care and assisted living referral services. 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. 

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. The hallmark services of Always Best Care include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care in some limited markets.

For additional information on services available through Always Best Care of Winston-Salem, or for a free evaluation, please call 336-338-7896, email or visit

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