About Our Staff
Franco Luque – Owner & Manager
Franco is the Manager and Co-Owner of Home Care Assistance of Plantation. Prior to opening a home care business, Franco spent the last 20 years as a financial healthcare consultant in South America. In this role, he developed and successfully managed his own business with one vision in mind: providing clients with the highest quality of life. Franco won numerous awards and recognitions for his work in financial healthcare. He presented in front of large audiences across North America, South America, and Europe about effective communication techniques and strategies to achieve motivation and wellbeing.
Franco is also actively involved in philanthropic activities within the community. He is the cofounder of ASAIT, an organization primarily focused on planning, designing, and launching Hospice La Piedad to develop programs for the terminally ill. After 6 years, he became President of the organization for two consecutive periods. Hospice La Piedad is now serving hospitalized and ambulatory individuals. Franco also sponsored and funded many international events dedicated to palliative care, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and nursing. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism. After almost two decades traveling from his home country to the United States, Franco and his family decided to move to Florida in 2016. They now live happily in Weston, FL.
Starting at a young age, Franco provided care for his elderly relatives at home. He has always been truly passionate about caring for the senior community, and he believes in-home care is much more than a business. It has a purpose. And this is why Franco is very committed to Changing the Way the World Ages.
Jenifer Lynn Cummings – Lead Registered Nurse
Jennifer Lynn Cummings, BS, BSN, RNC, CDE, is currently the Lead Registered Nurse for Home Care Assistance Plantation. She is a 1985 graduate from Florida State University where she obtained dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Food & Nutrition and Nursing. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Nursing Administration and Management at Aspen University. Ms. Cummings is a Certified Diabetes Educator and is passionate about health and wellness for all ages. Her previous volunteer activities include the After-School All-Stars program for the Miami-Dade County public school system, teaching 6th grade students a curriculum focused on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.
As the Lead Registered Nurse, Ms. Cummings supervises a dedicated and well-trained staff of Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Care Assistants. Together the team strives to exceed your expectations for an aging loved one’s in-home care. We are dedicated to the highest standards of care while fostering compassion, empathy, and patience. Staff members adhere to all agency policies and procedures and are committed to the safety and quality of care they offer. Our professional standard of care principals, as well as the ability to anticipate the needs of our clients and families, set us apart from other providers.
Ms. Cummings and her husband reside in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and are grateful for their children, grandchildren, and large extended family. They consider themselves fortunate to have elderly family members beyond 90 years of age who can be cared for in the comfort of their own home. Ms. Cummings has been a dedicated healthcare professional for over 30 years and believes seniors thrive in an environment where they feel valued and independent as they age. Home Care Assistance can help your family achieve those goals.
Vanessa Salgado, MHA – Administrator
I started my career in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman-Surgical Technician gaining direct patient care experience. Going back to school I pursued my degree in health administration because I believed that patient care began in the background and I wanted to be a part of the team that ensured patients were getting the highest quality of care they needed and deserved.
As the administrator of Home Care Assistance, it is my duty to coordinate the day to day operations by overseeing all service components – planning, organizing, directing and evaluating operations to ensure the provision of the highest level of our care services.
I am married for 19 years with two children. I have a daughter who is attending Miami-Dade College with career plans of being a nurse anesthetist by transferring to a University of choice. My son is in high school with plans on joining the U.S. Air Force to be a pilot. My husband continues to serve in the United States Navy. As someone who cherishes family, it’s my goal to ensure that all of our elderly clients and their families feel the warmth and compassion that is so vital to delivering exceptional care.