Government-Run ‘Caregiver Peace Corps’ Unlikely to Dent US Home Care Business

Currently, there’s the Peace Corps for U.S. volunteers looking to make a socioeconomic difference abroad. Soon, there might be something for prospective caregivers looking to make a difference at home. In the midst of the dire caregiver crisis plaguing the home care industry, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is now working to establish a […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

Home Instead Joins Employee Caregiver Benefit Conversation

Even though more and more companies have started to offer employee caregiver benefits, home care agencies aren’t always part of the equation. For example, companies like Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) have turned to Care.com, a move that’s generated criticism from some industry leaders. They say verified home care providers — rather […]

Thrive: West Coast Home Care Agency Finds Success Despite 110% Turnover Rate

Home Care owners and operators often identify the caregiver shortage as the No. 1 challenge facing the industry. Ana Preciado — who owns a Woodland, California-based Comfort Keepers — is no exception. Last year, Preciado’s franchise location had a caregiver turnover rate of 110%. “That means we turned over everyone we hired in the year,” […]

LHC Group, Home Instead, LeadingAge Share Top Tech Strategies

Earlier this month, a White House task force released a sprawling report encouraging aging services stakeholders to adopt technology designed to help older adults with activities of daily living, social connectedness and a handful of other key needs. While the report stands as a call to action, home-based care providers and advocates are quick to […]

White House Highlights Aging in Place Technology, R&D Opportunities

Technology aimed at improving access to health care, cognition and personal mobility will be key to older Americans’ ability to age in place and the federal government’s capacity to care for them, a new White House report argues. Tech dedicated to assisting with activities of daily living, transportation, and communication and social connectivity will also […]

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 […]