Home Instead Making Tech Push, Investing in Senior-Friendly Tablet Startup

Home Instead Inc. — the international franchise company behind the Home Instead Senior Care network — is joining forces with senior-friendly tablet startup GrandPad in an attempt to reduce client loneliness and improve connectivity. As part of the new partnership — announced Tuesday — the Omaha, Nebraska-based home care franchiser has also made a “significant” […]

Home Instead Steps Up Advertising Game With ‘The Third Stair’

A middle-aged man and woman sit down at a circular table, their arms stretched outward toward an older gentleman with silver hair, wearing a sweater vest, sitting across from them. “Dad, we need to talk about something important,” the middle-aged man says. The important — yet difficult — conversation about to unfold is about long-term […]

Top Home Care Franchises Based on Sales

Led by Home Instead Senior Care, Interim HealthCare and Visiting Angels, more than a dozen home care agencies earned spots in Franchise Times’ latest Top 200+ ranking. The Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking, published every October, highlights hundreds of the largest U.S. franchises based on sales growth. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Franchise Times is a national […]

How Home Instead’s Focus on Meal Prep Gives Franchises A Competitive Edge

It’s not uncommon for seniors to skip meals because they lack meal time companionship or believe, as they age, they don’t need to eat as many calories. While the nutritional misnomers prove challenging for seniors, they create opportunities for home care agencies to step in and provide much-needed services. A recent study from Home Instead Senior Care UK shows that many seniors […]

Home Instead Survey: Seniors Prefer Funeral Planning to Care Planning

The vast majority of seniors would rather plan for their own funeral than for the last few years of their life—and only a small minority have actually prepared financially for their long-term care, a new survey has revealed. Specifically, more than 75% of seniors feel greater comfort planning for their funeral than planning for their […]

Top Private Duty Home Care Stories of 2017

From robots to nursing shortages, Home Health Care News covered a range of topics in the private duty sector in 2017. Here are the top private duty stories for the year. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to catch up on our overall top posts for 2017. 1. February 28—HomeHero Closure Casts Shadow Over Home […]

Illinois Law Holds Providers, Hospitals Under Stricter Accountability

An Illinois law going into effect on January 1, 2018, will not only impact the home care industry, but also the hospital and health care groups they create relationships with. Signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 21, SB 1676 mandates that hospitals or other health care agencies that receive state funding cannot refer a patient […]

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 […]

Monday Briefing: Agency Sues ZPIC, Tom Price

Happy Monday! Are you ready for Tax Day tomorrow? To keep your mind off your federal and state obligations, catch up on our top stories from last week with your Monday Briefing. Keep reading to see what’s happening around the Internet. An Illinois-based home health care provider, MedPro Health Providers, LLC, is fighting back against […]

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 […]