Caring Brands Expands Footprint With Acquisition of Australia Home Care Company

Caring Brands International, the holding company of Interim HealthCare Inc., a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises, has expanded its global operations by acquiring Australia-based Just Better Care for an undisclosed amount. 

Located in Manly, New South Wales, Australia, Just Better Care is a franchisor of in-home non-medical and medical care services in the country. It has about 30 independently owned and franchise operations in major cities including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Victoria, Brisbane and Sydney.

Caring Brands’ announcement follows the company’s initial international expansion last year with UK-based Bluebird Care Franchises Limited.

The company’s geographic footprint now reaches seven countries with 530 franchise locations, collectively representing close to $900 million in combined network sales. 

“The addition of Just Better Care puts us in an excellent position to leverage the experience and diversified services each brand provides to define best practices and use our global size to seize opportunities and grow across several continents,” said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. “Additional benefits for the three franchise networks include deeper information and experience with nationalized health systems and successful practices focused on private pay and national account plans.”

Just Better Care Founder and CEO Trish Noakes will remain at the helm of the company as chief operating officer and has retained her management team to take the business forward. A team of nine franchisor staff will continue to provide resources and guidance to franchisees and work closely to develop sales and marketing materials to drive growth.

“We’re looking forward to joining two such strong companies to offer an international healthcare presence that share the culture of care, accountability and profitable growth that we have here in Australia,” Noakes said. 

Written by Emily Study