New Hampton company a top N.H. family-owned biz

NEW HAMPTON — Live Free Home Health Care has been named one of the top family-owned business in the state in a recent survey conducted  by Business NH Magazine with the help of the Center for Family Business at the University of New Hampshire.
Live Free Home Health Care also was rated as the seventh fastest growing business in the state, with a three year growth rate of over 40%.
For Jennifer and Jason Harvey, owners of Live Free Home Health Care, the mutual drive to offer a much needed service to seniors in need in their community was their reason for starting a business together.
Jennifer noted, "After graduating from nursing school, I remembered that rewarding feeling helping people in need after going to a client's home when he was having difficulties with a foley catheter. I wanted to get back into the home care field in order to provide one-on-one assistance to clients in the comfort of their own homes. Being able to start a business with my husband was an added advantage, combining his knowledge of business and my passion for nursing."
Jason said "Jen and I have had a motto that we have preached to our staff from day one. We don't come to work every day just to run a home care agency. We come to work every day to run the best home care agency. It starts at the top and trickles down. We expect a lot from ourselves and our staff. We are passionate about providing the highest level of customer service. That's not just lip service with us. We really mean it."
Their first employee was a family member, Jason's mother, Allene, who started as a caregiver and then moved into the office to help handle referral calls, scheduling needs, and much more. Today, she handles all of Live Free's billing and payroll, a significant task for one person.
Jennifer and Jason also count themselves fortunate to have Tammy Niles on their team as Care Manager and Lisa Clark as LPN case manager and Bill York as community liaison. The Harveys also attribute their agency's success to their compassionate caregivers, who they feel are the life blood of the agency.


Live Free Home Health Care has been named one of the top family-owned business in the state. Shown are, front row: Jason Harvey CFOO Co-Owner; Jennifer Harvey RN BSN CDP Clinical Director Co-Owner., Jonesy, agency mascot;  2nd row: Bill York, Community Liaison, Tammy Miller, Care Manager 3rd row: Allene Harvey, Office Manager; Emma Borges, Office Coordinator; Lisa Clark, LPN. Back Row: Christine Brewer, Scheduling Coordinator; Tori Searles, Scheduler. (Courtesy photo)