Whether you are an entrepreneur, early retiree looking for ‘the next thing’, or just plain old tired of the same old, same old … you have a lot of choices about what to do and where to put your money.
If you are reading this article you must be thinking about buying a franchise … and wondering about the possibility of a senior care franchise.
You are definitely journeying down the right path.
Senior care is a $400 billion industry … and growing. Senior populations are expected to grow by 25% over the next 10 years, reaching the 72 million mark by 2030 and 84 million by 2050.
Franchise Business Review rates senior care as “one of the most profitable industries in franchising.”
There is a lot of money to be made. And perhaps more importantly, many lives to be touched.
Becoming a franchise owner in one of the top five national providers of senior in-home care is a very different experience than owning other businesses or even other franchises.
How Working with Seniors Changed this Owner
Pete Jelenik was no stranger to the franchise concept, having worked in operations of fast food franchising for many years. He saw the opportunity for growth in the senior care market and bought his first territory in 2012. “This is about making a difference in the lives of the elderly. You have to be loving and caring.”
Now the owner of three territories in Washington State, Pete says working with the elder community has had a personal impact on his life. “I am more patient with my family, children, and wife,” shares Pete. “You really don’t realize how fragile people are until you are in this business.”
Pete’s experiences are echoed from other owners throughout our 42 state, 341-unit team of franchise owners.
3 Truths About Owning a Senior Helpers Franchise You May Not Know
1. You are never alone
When you own a Senior Helpers franchise you are never alone.
From the moment you express interest in investing in a Senior Helpers franchise, we are at your side. The first step is our Discovery Process, designed to assure you – and us – that we are a good fit together.
We explain the mission and our core values. We ask you about your goals and your business principles. We get to know one another.
Then we get to know one another better through a series of interactions. You meet with our operations and training department, marketing, franchise owners, and our executive team. If we all agree this feels right – we make it real and award you your franchise territory.
Reno, NV owner Fran Graves shares, “I felt the training before I started was excellent. Before I opened my business, I felt like I knew what I was going to do, had a game plan and had the tools to step out on my own. I was excited.”
Once on board, we provide you with an operations manager, marketing and IT support, and access to Senior Helpers University.
Our Senior Helpers University is an organized educational program, customized to address the training needs of franchise and staff members. This helpful resource is instrumental in helping franchisees learn how to quickly train employees and grow their business.
After your doors are opened for business, we offer continued access to webinars, conference calls, and other educational media so franchisees can keep their industry knowledge sharp.
You run your own business, but you are never alone.
2. Your work will impact the lives of those you serve
Every senior we serve – and their families – have different needs and abilities. It is our goal to provide every client the in-home connection they need to give each person the absolute best quality of life.
There are those in the senior population who need companion, personal, disease, or transitional care. There are others who need so much more.
Senior Helpers doesn’t only find caregivers for these people – we develop solutions.
Currently, 5.8 million people in the US are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is predicted to balloon to 14 million by 2050. Nearly 1 million people have Parkinson’s disease, with 60,000 more being diagnosed each year.
Endorsed by both the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the Parkinson’s Foundation for our research and work to develop programs to help with the diagnosis and care of people with these diseases.
Senior Helpers developed Senior Gems, a method for identifying the characteristics of aging and to provide effective strategies for support and care, with renowned dementia care specialist, Teepa Snow, OTR/L, owner at Positive Approach, LLC.
We provide comprehensive Senior Gems training programs for caregivers throughout the country. Families are provided a guide and video to help them understand the impacts of the disease, as well as techniques for care that make a difference. This ensures each senior receives the right kind of care for their unique situation.
Our CEO and co-founder, Peter Ross serves as the President of the Home Care Association of America’s board of directors. He has devoted his career to helping in-home care excel and to improving service at all levels.
We are committed to supporting the senior community and finding solutions for treatment of elder diseases.
You will impact individuals and families in countless ways.
3. You enrich the communities in which you live and work
Senior care is not limited to small towns or big cities. In-home senior care is needed in every village, town, and city throughout the country.
When you own a Senior Helpers franchise, you
- Stimulate your local economy providing jobs for caregivers and allowing seniors’ family members to continue working in their own jobs.
- Work alongside other businesses in the community encouraging grassroots efforts to grow and stimulate the local economy.
- Pay taxes that go back into your community to support local police, schools, libraries, firefighters and municipal projects.
- Enhance the quality of life for seniors
- Provide peace of mind to seniors, their families, and other members of the community.
Bob Nations, Senior Helpers franchise owner in Napa Valley, CA since 2008 says, “Beyond monetary success, my favorite part of being a Senior Helpers franchisee has been the ability to give to the community what was once unavailable to me – a quality in-home choice that gives families peace of mind.”
A growing industry, within an established business model, impacting lives and enhancing communities. Your search for a franchise that will make a difference in your life and the life of others can end here.
And that’s the truth!
Click here to see which territories are available for new franchisees. Start the process toward ownership of a Senior Helpers franchise today.