Interim HealthCare Names Tracy Clark as COO

To help navigate the wave of consolidation in home-based care and strengthen its retention efforts, Interim HealthCare Inc. announced Thursday that Tracy Clark will serve as the international home care and hospice franchisor’s newest COO. Founded in 1966 and currently part of Caring Brands International, Sunrise, Florida-based Interim oversees more than 530 franchise locations in […]

Right at Home, BrightStar, FirstLight Among Best Franchises in 2018

A handful of home care companies are among the best franchise opportunities for buyers in 2018, a new ranking has found. To help prospective franchisees weigh risk and rewards, Forbes released its annual “America’s Best & Worst Franchises to Buy” list, broken down into categories for high investments, medium investments and low investments. Home care […]

Three Common Mistakes Seasoned Home Care Franchisees Make

While it’s no secret newbie home care franchise owners are sometimes prone to making a few common mistakes, veteran franchise owners aren’t immune to error, either. Even well-established franchisees can fall into bad habits or abandon best practices if given enough time. Here are the top three ways home care veterans can lose sight of best […]

Home Care Franchisee Talks Industry Changes and Challenges

Home care franchise companies are booming, with high demand and even higher valuations. One in-home care franchisee, who has been in the game for a decade, is confident in the opportunities the next 10 years will bring. Bill and Diane Mathis, owners and operators of Always Best Care of San Diego, have just become the […]

Top Three Mistakes New Home Care Franchisees Make

Joining forces with an established home care franchisor can lead many entrepreneurs down the road to success. But, if they’re not careful, they might step on a mine or two along the way. Even after home care franchisors weed out potential franchise owners through a screening process, there are some mistakes newbies tend to make. Here are […]

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 […]