Local business owner honored for industry impact

The head of Beacon Eldercare, located at 69-23 Grand Ave. in Maspeth, has just been recognized as an “Amazing Woman,” by an organization named, “500 Men Making a Difference.”

You may know that Beacon Eldercare provides Maspeth & surrounding residents in Queens with Medicare & Medicaid application help, live-on or hourly home aid service providers, nursing service, physical therapy, and more.

What you may not know, is that Beacon Eldercare is a minority & women owned business enterprise (MWBE).

Yvonne Murphy is the proud Chairman and CEO of Beacon Eldercare, and has called Maspeth her business’ home for nearly 15 years.

Murphy received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and second Masters Degree from John Jay College in Forensic Psychology.  With more than 20 years of experience in long-term care, health care, housing options, consulting and supporting families who caring for elderly loved ones, Yvonne is able to bring diverse and innovative care plans for those with special needs.

She is being recognized as a “Contemporary Giant,” along with 39 other movers & shakers throughout Queens & Brooklyn. The award dinner is meant to give recognition to women business owners that contribute to their industry and to their community.

“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish,” said Murphy, when asked to give advice to other MWBE business owners.

“Never give up,” she added. “Start with a vision, and wake up everyday to accomplish things that will bring you towards that vision.”There are many programs available that will assist you in your business endeavors.”

Murphy informed the Maspeth blog that she is aways available to give advice to entrepreneurs and other small business owners in need. Just send an email to info@beaconeldercare.com or call (718) 406-9500 to reach her.

Murphy expressed gratitude to the Maspeth and Middle Village communities. “It is a privilege to serve the residents of this community,” said Murphy. “We are one of the few social work agencies in the neighborhood. Residents can walk right in, ask insurance and home care questions, get assistance with medicaid planning, end of life planning, and more.”

“We look forward to serving this community for years to come, and are available to all needs that residents may have. Stop in and say hi,” Murphy exclaimed.

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