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 […]

FirstLight Eyes Risks, Rewards of Operating in Hawaii

Hawaii may be a vacationer’s paradise, but it’s also, perhaps, one of the toughest states for home care franchises to take off. An unemployment rate well below the national average makes finding caregivers even more difficult than on the mainland United States, while the Aloha State’s often rural and mountainous landscape can also make it laborious just to visit […]

Under New Ownership, HomeWell Senior Care Ready for Rocket Growth

Texas-based HomeWell Senior Care, a private duty home care franchise company, has a new owner with a background in hotels—and big plans to ramp up growth. Bruce Haase has acquired a majority stake ownership in the company for an undisclosed amount, while founder Joshua Hoffman retains one-third ownership. The company, which was founded in 2002, […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Addus Finalizes $40 Million Ambercare Deal

Addus Completes Purchase of Ambercare Frisco, Texas-based Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) announced Tuesday it has completed its deal to buy Ambercare Corporation, Inc., a personal care, hospice and home health services provider headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Addus provides home care services to more than 36,000 clients through 142 offices in more than two dozen states. […]

Must-Read News: Azar Confirmed as HHS Secretary, Big Year for EVV

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Gear up for your week with our must-read news, and keep reading to check out our top stories from last week. At the top of the news cycle was that the second secretary of the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was confirmed by the […]

FirstLight Home Care Plans to Add 60 Franchise Locations in 2018

After a year of high growth and opportunity, Jeff Bevis, CEO of FirstLight Home Care, is looking at 2018 with even more ambitious plans to add locations to the company’s footprint. FirstLight, which is based in Cincinnati, has been in operation since 2010, and has grown to more than 240 locations in 33 states. In 2017 alone, which […]

Movers & Shakers: CellTrak, FirstLight Home Care

CellTrak Welcomes New Addition to Executive Leadership Team Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak Technologies, a provider of care delivery management solutions for the home care industry, has appointed Cheryl Reid-Haughian as its new vice president of clinical informatics. As one of CellTrak’s industry advisors, Reid-Haughian will assist in developing content for the industry, customers and CellTrak staff […]

How One Home Care Franchisor Boosted Caregiver Retention

While many home-based care providers have struggled with high turnover in recent years, one home care franchisor is bucking that trend. Headquartered in Cincinnati, FirstLight Home Care has an average retention rate of 80% across its entire network of 240 franchise territories in 33 states. The franchisor offers non-medical services such as Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal […]

NuevaCare Leads Industry Among Fastest-Growing Agencies

In-home care providers continue to see tremendous growth year after year, with more than a few being listed among the “fastest-growing,” according the 2017 Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The 2017 roundup featured a total of 22 in-home care providers, up from 13 last year. This stronger presence should come as no […]

FirstLight Home Care Revenues Hit New Record

Cincinnati-based FirstLight Home Care, a non-medical home care franchisor, saw 20% growth in gross revenues for franchisees during the first and second quarters of 2017, the company announced Tuesday. Gross revenues reached $41 million for the first half of the year. The non-medical companion and personal care service provider has been on a growth spurt […]