The Biggest Home Care Franchises

Private duty home care is in hot demand, and with a number of franchisors expanding and restarting their growth efforts, it’s no wonder this sector once again made an appearance on The Franchise Times Top 200+. The list ranks the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems. Here are the top 10 home care companies that made the list and […]

From Referral Company to Provider: New Home Care Exec Shifts Gears

An executive with a major senior housing and care referral company has jumped ship and come aboard a major home care provider. Katie Roper formerly was vice president of sales and marketing at Caring.com, one of the largest referral resources for senior care, including assisted living, independent living, memory care, in-home care, nursing homes and […]

How Business Has Changed for One Home Instead Franchise Owner

Home care businesses are up against some serious headwinds—from burdensome regulations on small businesses to rising costs related to wages and turnover rates. But those challenges haven’t stopped the growth of some of the biggest national home care franchisors and their franchisees. After getting into the home care business in 2001 with large, international franchisor Home […]

Four Home Care Franchises Named Best for Women Entrepreneurs

Home care has continually become more recognized among the best-performing franchises and top opportunities in 2016 and 2017. Four franchises in the industry are now also standing out as some of the top franchises for women to open. The companies that made the cut include Assisting Hands Home Care, FirstLight HomeCare, Home Instead Senior Care and Visiting Angels, according to […]

BrightStar CEO: Major Tech, Workforce Investments Sharpen Competitive Edge

For Chicago-based home care provider BrightStar Care, 2016 was a milestone year. A decade after the company began franchising, its 300th franchise location opened in the Chicagoland area. The franchise system now stretches across 38 states and Canada, has recorded over a billion dollars in total revenue, and employed more than 100,000 nurses and caregivers, according […]

CEO: $60 Million ClearCare Funding Puts Honor, Hometeam on Notice

Home care software company ClearCare has secured a $60 million funding round, led by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The investment is a vote of confidence not only in this company but in the well-established home care franchises and independent, locally-owned agencies that use the ClearCare product—and a shot across the bow of tech-forward, startup rivals […]

Right at Home Adds 7,000 Caregivers in First Quarter

Right at Home has started the year by adding 7,000 new caregivers to its network and opening 14 new franchise units, the Omaha, Nebraska-based home care company announced Tuesday. More growth is on the horizon, as the company also has signed agreements to open in 10 new territories. Last year, the company opened 53 new […]

Home Helpers Acquired by Private Equity Firm

One of the largest franchisers of in-home senior care has a new owner. Private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners has purchased H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc., which operates Home Helpers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Livingstone, a Chicago-based international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm, advised Cincinnati-based Home Helpers on the sale. Home Helpers […]

DOL Wage Rule Takes Effect, Provider Reaction Mixed

Federal overtime and minimum wage protections for home care workers officially took effect Tuesday, after a protracted and still ongoing legal battle between the Department of Labor and provider associations. The DOL has said it will not enforce the provisions for 30 days, but as the effective date arrived, some home care providers voiced sharp […]