Senior Helpers’ Town Square Model Gaining Steam as Investors Eye Adult Day Care

Home-based care is often lauded for allowing seniors to age in place while saving the health care system thousands of dollars by decreasing hospital admissions. But with costs that don’t always come cheap to clients and nationwide caregiver shortages, home-based care isn’t without challenges. An increasingly popular way to address them is with adult day […]

BrightStar CEO Charting Course for 2019 Growth, Technology Investment

After reporting a total of 26 territory expansions in 2018, BrightStar Care plans to add even more locations in 2019, with openings slated in Minnesota, Washington and Pennsylvania, among other states. The Chicago-based at-home care company will continue to leverage technology, build upon existing markets and use new talent to make it happen, BrightStar Care […]

Homewatch CareGivers Adds New Leadership Position to Focus on Innovation

Homewatch CareGivers has developed a new leadership position to spearhead innovation within the company. Jennifer Ramona has been named vice president of strategy and health care innovation. Previously, Ramona was the company’s director of business development. “We shifted some of [my] responsibilities with regards to the day-to-day business development to be able to really take […]

Visiting Angels, FirstLight Among Best Franchises to Buy in 2019

Visiting Angels, FirstLight Home Care and six other home care companies have been ranked among the 200 best franchises to buy in 2019. That’s according to a list compiled by Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that focuses on satisfaction and performance in the franchise industry. From June 2017 to November 2018, the firm […]

ComForCare Brings Brands Together Under New Platform Company

Home care giant ComForCare has announced the creation of a new platform company to unify its brands. Going forward, Best Life Brands will encompass ComForCare, fellow home care franchise company At Your Side, senior placement organization CarePatrol and any future acquisitions. Owned by New York-based private equity firm Riverside Company, ComForCare operates on a franchise […]

Interim Rises to Top of Senior Care Category on Franchise 500 List

Interim HealthCare Inc. beat out its competitors to top Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Rankings in the senior care category. On last year’s list, Interim ranked below Right at Home, Nurse Next Door, FirstLight Home Care, Visiting Angels and BrightStar Care. Since 1980, the annual list has evaluated the strength of franchise opportunities in industries across the […]

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 […]