Category: Franchises

  • Griswold Home Care Carving Out Major Role in VA Community Care Network

    Diversifying revenue is a priority for many private-pay heavy home care owners. To do so, some are starting to turn toward newer opportunities like Medicare Advantage and hospital-at-home models. Others, however, are turning to a familiar but sometimes overlooked partner: the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is the part of the federal government […]

  • How Home Care Franchise Owners Are Navigating Industry-Wide Challenges

    The home care franchise model calls to mind the old idiom of “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” That’s because the business model relies on having a network of strong franchisees for its overall success. For the franchisees, or owners, that make up these networks, this means navigating challenges in service […]

  • Honor Closes $370M in Financing, Plans to Triple Home Care R&D Investment

    Honor is back in the spotlight in a big way, just two months after it announced its industry-shaping acquisition of Home Instead. The San Francisco-based company announced Tuesday it has raised $70 million in Series E funding, in addition to securing $300 million in debt financing. Honor has earmarked the funds to further invest in […]

  • ComForCare, 24 Hour Home Care Among 2021’s ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’

    Several of home care’s biggest names made it on to Fortune’s “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list for 2021, including several that have earned the recognition in the past. Released Friday, the Best Workplaces in Aging Services list is put together each year by Activated Insights, a subsidiary of Great Place to Work. The ranking […]

  • Best Life Brands Launches New Home Health Offering ‘Boost Home Healthcare’

    Best Life Brands, a holding company that has a portfolio of companies across the care continuum, announced Thursday the launch of its newest franchise brand: Boost Home Healthcare. Backed by the private enquiry firm The Riverside Company, the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based company’s arsenal already includes the personal home care provider ComForCare — known in the […]

  • Home Care Franchise Growth Isn’t Slowing Down Any Time Soon

    It has been over a year since industry insiders predicted that home care franchise systems could experience accelerated growth brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following rising unemployment and widespread business closures, many believed prospective entrepreneurs would turn to more mission-oriented careers, with home care and aging-in-place models presenting lots of upside. While it’s difficult […]

  • Strength in Numbers: Home Care Executives Reveal 2021’s Most Important Partnerships

    The old adage “there is strength in numbers” has stood the test of time because it’s largely true. To remain competitive and gain an edge over competitors, home care operators must form strategic partnerships with a wide variety of organizations. Common examples include collaborations with transportation companies like Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT), […]

  • Seniors Helping Seniors Expands Service Lines with New Clinical, Telehealth Programs

    Seniors Helping Seniors has been providing non-medical home-based care services since the 1990s. But recently, the company announced the launch of “Seniors Helping Seniors 360,” a new business model that mixes both medical and non-medical care services. The strategy is one that’s becoming increasingly common in the senior care world, as providers realize just how […]

  • Griswold Using Home Care ‘Test Kitchens’ to Automate the Recruitment Process

    Similar to some of its peers, Griswold Home Care is building its own “test kitchens” to experiment with new programs for clients and caregivers. The home care franchiser is doing so while simultaneously refocusing its related foundation. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold provides personal care services across 168 locations in 29 states. The franchiser also offers […]

  • Right at Home Sets Sights on ‘Boomer Consumers’ with Custom Aging-in-Place Approach

    For reasons beyond the coronavirus alone, 2020 was an unprecedented, action-packed year for home care operators. This year is guaranteed to bring more disruption as well, particularly as U.S. demographics continue to skew older and as the overall health care system looks to decentralize traditional models. Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home — an international home […]

  • ‘I Learned How to Pivot on a Dime’: Home Care Owners Share Lessons from 2020

    Home care franchise systems have had their COVID-19 journeys documented well. Over the last nine months, they’ve seen their referrals fluctuate and their personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies run dry. Many have had to overhaul their virtual care strategies and infection control protocols while also finding innovative ways to recruit new workers. The journeys of […]

  • No Funding, Closures and Limited Capacity: Adult Day Providers in Dire Need of Help

    In late November, the aging-focused advocacy organization LeadingAge wrote a note to Congress, calling for relief on behalf of the 5,500 adult day service providers across the country and the vulnerable patients they serve. “Adult day services providers across the country urgently need dedicated federal funding to ensure they are able to continue providing services […]

  • Home Instead Senior Care CEO: The Hospital of the Future Is Your Living Room

    In the not-too-distant future, “the hospital” will turn into older adults’ living rooms. And non-medical home care providers will play a key role in that evolution away from brick-and-mortar facilities. That’s according to Jeff Huber, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, an Omaha, Nebraska-based home care franchise company with more than 1,200 independently owned and […]

  • Home Care Companies Create New Revenue Streams by Helping Businesses Safely Reopen

    After weeks — in some cases, months — of closures due to the coronavirus, businesses across the U.S. began reopening in early June. But by July, many of those same businesses were forced to go in the opposite direction, thanks to a national resurgence of COVID-19 cases. As shops, manufacturing plants and warehouses again attempt […]