Senior Helpers, Home Helpers, VNSNY Navigate Industry Headwinds

Despite the growing demand for in-home care, operating home care and home health agencies has never been more complex. Workforce and regulatory challenges are largely to blame — but the roadblocks are not insurmountable, industry leaders say.   Executives from some of the largest home-based care organizations in the U.S. identified their top headwinds — […]

Home Helpers Sets Sights on Medicare Advantage, International Expansion

Since joining Home Helpers as its president more than a decade ago, Emma Dickison has helped the Cincinnati-based home care franchise redefine its brand and achieve steady growth in an increasingly competitive industry. After Home Helpers was acquired by private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners in 2016, Dickison’s leadership propelled her into the CEO position. […]

Red Flags for Rising Acuity in Home Care

Private duty home care offers many vital services for seniors who need services to age in place. But what happens when clients have a change in health and need more support? Private duty caregivers are often the first lines of defense against rising acuity levels, but there are some signs when a client needs more advanced care. Home […]

Home Helpers Aims to Hire 3,000 Veterans

Home care franchisor Home Helpers has pledged to add 3,000 veterans and military dependents to its employee ranks by Veterans Day 2018. Home Helpers, which has more than 325 offices and is based in Cincinnati, has approximately 8,000 employees. Serving veterans and their families is an issue close to Home Helpers CEO Emma Dickison, whose father […]

Franchisor Homewatch CareGivers Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Homewatch International, franchisor of Homewatch CareGivers, is the latest home care company with new private equity ownership. Authority Brands, a portfolio company of PNC Riverarch Capital, has acquired Homewatch International, according to a press release issued Thursday. There are more than 200 Homewatch CareGivers locations across the United States, Canada, and Latin America, providing in-home […]

Senior Helpers Sold to Private Equity Firm

Senior Helpers, one of the largest home care franchise companies in the nation, has been sold to New York-based private equity firm Altaris Capital. The purchase price was $125 million, a source with knowledge of the deal told Home Health Care News on the condition of anonymity.  That price would represent 12.5x EBITDA, the source noted. The […]

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 […]

Top 10 Home Care Franchises

As home care franchising continues to grow rapidly in the United States, Visiting Angels is setting the standard as the overall top performer, according to a recently released industry report. The number of home care franchise locations increased 47% between 2010 and 2013, with net growth of 1,757 locations, according to the 2015 report from […]

Home Health Owner Uses Security Tech Company to Bridge Care Gap

In efforts to bridge the gap between in-home care and technology-driven security solutions, a California entrepreneur is supplementing his home health franchise with a proprietary tech company specializing in security systems. Justin Johnston, 32, recently opened Home Helpers & Direct Link of Walnut Creek in California. Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is a national […]