Comfort Keepers Pilots Affordable Home Care Robot

A Washington, D.C.-area technology company is teaming up with a private duty home care franchise to deploy a new robot at a price many seniors can afford. Hernon, Virginia-based Comfort Keepers of Reston is rolling out its first model “Rudy,” a multifunctional robot companion designed to help seniors as they age at home. Comfort Keepers of Reston performs services such […]

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 […]

Home Care Provider Opens Up Shop with Unique Philosophy

When Ron Scasny of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had an opportunity to sell his three Comfort Keepers home care franchise locations, he took the buy-out as a chance to build his own brand with a new, unique philosophy. His new company, Caring with Honor, offers non-medical in-home care services in the Milwaukee area and is just starting to find […]

Business Briefs: Optima Acquires Hospicesoft

Optima Healthcare Solutions Acquires Hospicesoft Optima Healthcare Solutions, a provider of cloud-based software for post-acute care providers, has acquired Hospicesoft, a supplier of cloud-based software for hospices. Palm City, Florida-based Optima is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors V, LP and affiliated funds. Hospicesoft offers a complete EMR and billing solution that eliminates the need […]

Business Briefs: Comfort Keepers and Lyft Team Up

Comfort Keepers Partners with Lyft Home care franchise company Comfort Keepers has partnered with on-demand transportation service company Lyft. The partnership does not require seniors who use Lyft services through Dayton, Ohio-based Comfort Keepers to have the Lyft app or a smartphone. To schedule a ride, seniors can contact the staff at their Comfort Keepers […]

Top 10 Home Care Franchises

Home health care companies continue to carve out their place in the franchise market, as the annual Franchise Time’s Top 200+ list names 14 home care franchises as some of the best-performing in the world. After being named as a top franchise investment choice by Forbes earlier this year, home care franchise companies join the […]

Business Briefs: Two Philips Partnerships Take Home Care Tech to New Heights

Philips Enters Into Two Partnerships to Improve Health Care Tech Royal Philips (Nasdaq: PHG) recently entered into two partnerships with technology companies. Philips initiated its first collaboration with Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) to advance connected health across the entire health continuum. Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform will act as the medical device connectivity solution for Philips’ […]

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 […]

Home Care Companies Top Best Franchise List

Home care companies were once again named top franchise investment choices by Forbes, underscoring the strong demographics for the industry. Franchising offers the opportunity to e an entrepreneur without needing a big, original idea. For those looking to jump into the franchise space, a few strong brands within home care are among the winners, according […]

Business Briefs: InnovAge’s For-Profit Conversion

InnovAge Converts to For-Profit to Fund The NextFifty Initiative InnovAge, a Denver, Colorado-based provider of in-home care services, affordable senior housing and other health care and day programs, has finalized an agreement with private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) to expand its services and convert from a non-profit entity to a for-profit. […]