After retiring from a long and successful career in the toy industry, Bob Nations decided to feed his entrepreneurial spirit and take on a new business venture. At the same time, Nations and his family were forced to put his grandmother, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, into a nursing home due to the lack of suitable in-home care options. His grandmother sadly passed away six months later and Nations decided to open a Senior Helpers franchise in her honor. Since then, Nations has been providing his community with the first-rate senior care that he once could not find and has built his business into one of the greatest senior care franchise territories.
“The one thing I wasn’t aware of when I started was how great and rewarding my job can be. It’s amazing the impact we have on people’s lives each and every day.”
Pete was no stranger to running small businesses. After a career in running the operations for several franchisors who worked directly with independent franchise owners to ensure they were successful, Pete knew that he could enjoy the same success if he found a proven system that could help him capitalize on a growing market opportunity. He saw that opportunity in senior care. While in-home senior care was very different from his experience working with Arby’s and Taco Bell franchisees, he knew that steady adherence to a proven system combined with his drive and business know-how would help improve his chances for success. And it turns out that his chances were great, due to his drive, business knowledge and a system that works. Read on to learn to what makes him tick and how he has achieved success.
Years working as a licensed nurse in the state of Louisiana prepared Jennifer to blaze her own trail as an independent business owner. Jennifer was always one who could recognize opportunity, and with a family history of small business owners that goes back four generations, Jennifer jumped on the opportunity and demand for in-home senior care in her area like her parents and grandparents jumped on the opportunities they saw. The end result is a successful franchise that depends on teamwork and knowledge of a proven system to make it work.
Fran is a special person, one who put her professional career on hold to raise a family. However, Fran became involved in caregiving and finding assistance at home for both her grandparents and in-laws, during which time she found a lack of quality and compassion in the services provided. She could recognize the opportunity to provide a service that was in demand, and she also fell in love with helping seniors in the senior community. All of this inspired her to get involved and provide the quality care and services seniors need and deserve. Using her business background, education and personal experience providing care and support for her elderly loved ones, she decided to open her own Senior Helpers. Read her story below, and discover how she used the Senior Helpers system to deliver on her dream of running a business and helping the seniors with whom she fell in love.
Jim, along with his wife and partner Elizabeth, took a leap of faith together after Jim’s 30+ years of working in the high-tech space. After working as a Director of Sales for firms as diverse as Emerson Electric, Tyco Electronics and others, Jim and Elizabeth made the leap to open a Senior Helpers franchise, and they have never looked back. Read below and get familiar with what Jim and Elizabeth like and what has worked for them.
Roden had an over 20-year history in the automotive industry and was preparing to start her own business. Plans changed after her mother became the main caretaker for her ill father. She quickly switched business directions to home care after seeing an acute lack of options in the market. In order to make a difference for families like hers and bring much-needed quality home care to her area, Roden sought a well-known, established senior care franchise with a proven business model and support resources.
Cheryl & Darren Doyle
Darren and Cheryl Doyle both had reasons to start a new business venture. After an over 20-year career in strategic marketing, Darren Doyle wanted to get out of the corporate world and find a business that brought him purpose. His wife Cheryl Doyle, who specializes in human resource management, experienced firsthand why in-home care was her calling witnessing the positive benefits from both the perspective of a family member and a patient in need. The Doyle’s longed to both create a successful business and make a difference in the lives of others, and that is how they found Senior Helpers. Since then Darren and Cheryl Doyle have used the Senior Helpers brand, mission and business model to build one of the most successful franchises in the Midwest.
“Senior Helpers is a business with a higher purpose beyond making money, you’re also making a difference.” Cheryl Doyle, Franchise Owner, Oklahoma