Good Hands Placement Agency has been helping valley seniors with their healthcare needs since 2005. Founder and director Daniel Robescu is a dedicated and tenacious professional who has realized the American dream. He wants to share his experience and passion for helping others by bringing compassion and comfort to families in transition.
Daniel immigrated to the United States from Romania with his parents in 1996 at the age of 16, graduating high school in Cleveland, Ohio. An entrepreneur from a very young age, Daniel had to wait until 1998, when he was of legal age (18) to sign a contract to buy his first business, a commercial cleaning company. Daniel saw another opportunity in 2000, and invested in his first rental property. Seeing the potential in the market, Daniel obtained a real estate license in 2001 and sold real estate part-time while also flipping (buying, fixing up and selling) properties. By 2002, he owned 6 rental units and was able to help his parents buy and manage 9 rental units of their own to provide for their future. In 2003 he graduated with honors from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in three different areas: Finance, International Business, and French and also earned an Associate Degree in Economics. He took a corporate job in international finance but quickly found he didn’t like the politics and left corporate America for good. In 2005, Daniel married his wife Eriona, sold everything and moved to Arizona.
Finding a Passion
Daniel entered the assisted living industry when he bought a small assisted living home and simultaneously launched the Good Hands Placement Agency. As director of the assisted living home, Daniel became a licensed caregiver and was immediately immersed in the everyday trials and tribulations of being an advocate for seniors in need, along with the intricacies of running a clean, professional operation. He interacted with every level of health care professional from general physicians and specialists, to RN’s, pharmacists and Home Health Agencies, including physical, occupational and speech therapists. He coordinated with Hospice staff including MD’s, RN’s, Certified Nursing Assistants, social workers, care coordinators, chaplains and religious figures and worked with Durable Medical Equipment Companies for his clients.
Owning an assisted living home ignited a passion in Daniel. He discovered how much he enjoyed working with people and advocating for client’s and their families. This experience had a tremendous influence on him as he developed Good Hands Placement Agency. He knew how to identify and inspect top quality providers, understanding first-hand the different criteria, standards, rules and regulations that the various providers must abide by as licensed caregivers/facilities for different levels of care in Arizona. He used this knowledge when contracting providers for the Good Hands Provider network, contracting only the best providers in the business that met his high level of expectations.
Finding his Niche
Managing the Good Hands Placement Agency as well as the assisted living home paid off twofold. Firsthand experience on both ends of the spectrum revealed to Daniel how vital Good Hands Placement Agency was to the industry and his clients, reinforcing his belief that the industry desperately needed a dedicated placement agency that advocates solely for the client. After much thought and consideration, in 2007 he sold the assisted living home to dedicate himself full-time to the Good Hands Placement Agency. In doing so, he could devote his time to serving a much larger client base and focus 100% of his efforts on client-oriented care, providing clients and families the personal support and care they deserve.
In 2008, Daniel and his wife Eriona welcomed their daughter Emma Nicole Robescu into the world and found a yet another passion; being a parent.
A Bright and Successful Future
Daniel continues to expand his experience and knowledge in the assisted living industry. He is currently in his second year of a Masters of Social Work Program at ASU and is involved in an internship with Adult Protective Services, the state agency responsible for investigating cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. He is also a member of the Arizona Geriatric Society and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Through professional growth, Daniel also intends to expand his business to offer more assistance to his clients such as care management and fiduciary services in the future.
Daniel believes honesty, integrity and hard work will undoubtedly ensure that professional success will follow. Helping clients and their families, working hard and being there for them every step of the way is a reward all its own. Good Hands gives a level of personal care that is unmatched in the industry and they pride themselves on close, personal relationships. Daniel has no desire to grow his business into a large impersonal corporation where one on one interaction goes by the way side. He strives to provide a comfortable, secure living for him and his family and help as many other families as possible along the way.
Daniel and the staff at Good Hands truly enjoy making a difference in people’s lives and giving clients the care, respect and dignity they deserve.
“When you do what you love, you won’t work a day in your life! In that regard, I think I found my niche. I found what I love and enjoy doing…so my work doesn’t feel like work, more like a mission to help people.”
- Daniel Robescu