August 24, 2019
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Senior Care Franchise News

Fortune and Great Place to Work® Name Senior Helpers to 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services List

Today, Fortune Magazine named Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, one of the Best Places to Work in the country in the Aging Services category.

Senior Helpers® Opens New Doors in Richmond-West

Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, recently announced the opening of its new Richmond West location.

Massage Heights Announces Launch of Hemp-Infused Massage Service at Select Retreats Nationwide

Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today that it is now offering a Hemp-Infused Massage service at select Retreats nationwide.

Home Instead, Inc. Celebrates World Entrepreneur’s Day by Offering Strategies for Franchise Success

With 25 years in the home care industry, Home Instead Senior Care joins the Alliance of International Business Associations (AIBA) and businesses around the globe in celebrating August 21st as World Entrepreneur’s Day (WED).

Assisted Living Locators Named to Inc. 5000 List, Ranked One of Nation’s Fastest-growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine revealed today that Arizona company Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior care placement franchisor, is No. 1817 with three-year revenue growth of 224% on its annual Inc. 5000 list.

Spending Time With Pets Provides Benefits for Older Adults

A new survey1 of adults age 65 and older by Home Instead, Inc. found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce these feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Senior Helpers® Sponsors Rock Steady Boxing Coaches to Attend National Conference

Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its support of six local Wilmington Rock Steady Boxing coaches to attend the organization’s national conference from September 4 – 6, 2019.

Interim HealthCare Inc. Offers 4 Tips to Handle the Transition from Child to Caregiver

To help make the transition from a child to a parent’s caregiver smoother, Interim HealthCare Inc., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, offers four ways to deal with the role reversal.

Donna and Kevin Sherer Relaunch Caring Transitions of Upstate SC

Donna Sherer and her husband, Kevin, are looking forward to helping other families overcome those kinds of challenges with their new business, Caring Transitions of Upstate SC.

Nearly Half of Working Caregivers Suffer Career Setbacks

More than half of working caregivers feel they have to compromise within their careers to care for aging parents, according to a new survey by Home Instead. Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

Town Square Eyes Expansion, Announces New Director of Business Operations

Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior services, announced that Robert D. Pearce, MBA will join the company as Director of Business Operations of Town Square®.

Josh and Trisha Isais, New Caring Transitions Owners, Relaunch the Business in Casper and Cheyenne

Life-long Casper residents Josh and Trisha Isais, the new owners of Caring Transitions of Casper and Cheyenne, are pleased to announce they are relaunching the senior-focused relocation and estate-clearing company.

Senior Helpers® Opens Doors in Desoto

Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced the official opening of its Desoto location, to be managed and operated by Dr. Lilian Kawa Monie.

BrightStar Care Eyes Tennessee Expansion as Aging in Place Demand Continues to Rise

BrightStar Care, a national franchise specializing in providing A Higher Standard of Care in medical and non-medical in-home care services, has announced targeted development plans throughout Tennessee.

Senior Helpers® Opens Doors in Cameron Park

Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced the official opening of its Cameron Park location, to be owned and operated by Desiree and Nick Trunzo.

Massage Heights Announces Rollout of Dry Brushing Therapy in Retreats Nationwide

Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced that it is now offering Dry Brushing services in all Retreats nationwide.

Senior Helpers® Recognized as 2019 Best Workplace in New York

Senior Helpers® revealed today that it has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in the state of New York by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

Massage Heights Signs Agreement to Develop Two New Retreats in Detroit, Michigan

Massage Heights announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Mike Sammam and Dr. Hatem Hatem to develop two new Retreats in the Detroit, Michigan market.

Senior Helpers, Curavi Health, and Capital Coordinated Medicine Announce Results of Telemedicine Pilot Study

Senior Helpers® along with Curavi Health, and Capital Coordinated Medicine (CCM) announced the results of a pilot study that tested a new model of connecting frail, functionally limited patients with primary care physicians via telemedicine.

Life-Long West Virginian Melody Bailey Launches Caring Transitions of the Kanawha Valley

Life-long West Virginia resident Melody Bailey is pleased to announce the launch of her new local small business, Caring Transitions of Kanawha Valley.

New Senior Care Option Now Available in Papillion, Nebraska

Rick and Kris Perkins have cared about the safety of Larimer County and Douglas County residents for a long time.

New Franchise Will Allow Many Allen Seniors to Stay at Home

Joe Christie and his wife Janis have been awarded the right to open a new A Place At Home Franchise serving Allen, Plano, Frisco, and McKinney, Texas.

Senior Helpers® Breaks Ground On The First Town Square® In Baltimore

Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services, held the official groundbreaking event in Baltimore for the company’s inaugural Town Square® this week.

Home Helpers Observes National Hire a Veteran Day

Home Helpers® Home Care will commemorate National Hire a Veteran Day this July 25 by pushing through the home stretch of its recruitment goal to hire 3,000 veterans and service families.

Senior Helpers® Recognized as 2019 Best Workplace in New York

Senior Helpers® revealed today that it has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in the state of New York by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

Nurses with 75 Years of Combined Experience Bring Caring Transitions to East Colorado Springs

Wendy Jane and her mother, Judy Downing, are pleased to announce the launch of their new relocation, resettling and estate clearing company - Caring Transitions of East Colorado Springs.

Caring Transitions Launches Upgraded User-Friendly Online Estate Sale Auction Site

Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based senior relocation, downsizing and estate liquidation franchise, recently announced the launch of its newly revamped Online Estate Sale auction site.

Senior Helpers Strengthens Resources, Appoints Renowned Physician to Board of Directors

Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, announced the appointment of Dr. Alan Abrams, a well-known, highly respected physician specializing in geriatric medicine, to its Board of Directors.

Senior Helpers® Opens Doors in Hattiesburg, MS

Senior Helpers® announced the official opening of its Hattiesburg, Miss., location, to be managed and operated by Bill Bustin, his wife Carol Ann, and his brother Keith.

Nurse of the Year Awarded to Indiana Nurse for the First Time in Award’s History

BrightStar Care of Lafayette is pleased to announce Brandi Lovvorn, RN as BrightStar Care 2019 National Nurse of the Year.

Senior-Related Causes to Get Boost from Home Instead Senior Care Fundraising Challenge

Home Instead, Inc. founders Paul and Lori Hogan recently launched a $2.5 million fundraising campaign with a $500,000 gift to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.

Caring Transitions Announces Ray Fabik as New Company President

Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based senior relocation, estate sale, and liquidation company, recently announced Ray Fabik as the new brand president.

BrightStar Care Expands Footprint In Greater Minneapolis Area

BrightStar Care, one of the nation's leading private duty home care and medical staffing franchise, has announced the opening of its newest location in Savage.

Always Best Care Announces New Owners Of Greater South Jersey Territory

Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that Mandy and Sanjay Mandloi are the new owners of the Greater South Jersey franchise

Comfort Keepers® Declares June 26 National Day of Joy, Releases State of Joy Survey Results

To raise awareness about the need for more joy in the world, and to encourage people to spread joy to others, Comfort Keepers® has registered June 26, 2019, as the National Day of Joy.

Forbes Names BrightStar Care Best Low-Investment Franchise in America

Forbes Magazine has named BrightStar Care the best low-investment franchise in America, in a report released last week. The brand ranked No. 1 in the category of companies with an entry cost of up to $150,000.

4 Ways to Keep Your Senior Hydrated

In honor of National Hydration Day on June 23rd and the official start of summer, Interim HealthCare Inc. uncovers why seniors become dehydrated faster than other age groups and offers up four ways to help combat this challenge.

Assisted Living Locators Founder & CEO Angela Olea Named One of AZ Business Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Assisted Living Locators Founder & CEO, Angela Olea was named one of “The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019” by AZ Business Magazine.

FirstLight Home Care Joins the Alzheimer's Association as a Global Team in The Longest Day 2019

On June 21, FirstLight® Home Care will raise funds and awareness to advance the Alzheimer's Association's care, support and research programs for The Longest Day®.

AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com Launches On-Demand Nursing for Clients

AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com launches a new service for their Senior (55+yrs) clients.

New Oasis Senior Advisors Franchisees Dedicated to Helping Others

A healthcare industry veteran and an award-winning community volunteer are the newest Oasis Senior Advisors.

Cedric and Lisa Wade Launch Caring Transitions of Scottsdale to Help People Through Some of Life’s Toughest Transitions

Cedric and Lisa Wade are excited to announce the launch of their new business – Caring Transitions of Scottsdale.

Stay Cool: Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults

Summer is officially here, bringing with it lots of barbeques, gardening and other outdoor adventures with loved ones.

Assisted Living Locators Named a 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Assisted Living Locators was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being only a few of the franchises to qualify for its 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchises list.

Always Best Care Announces New Owners Of Greater Bethlehem Territory

Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that Ken and Rebecca Good are the new owners of the Greater Bethlehem franchise.

Technology Helps Older Adults Stay Connected

Now more than ever, older adults are using technology to stay connected with family, friends and society.

New GreenLight Mobility Franchise Provides Solutions for Home Safety and Accessibility

By the year 2050, 20 percent of the U.S. population - nearly 90 million people - will be 65 and older.

Senior Helpers' New Survey Data Verifies Family Caregivers Require Periodic Respite

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Senior Helpers has just released the findings of a 1,000 person survey that highlights the need to help family caregivers manage factors that can impact mental health.

Bee Hive Homes Receives 2019 Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

Bee Hive Homes of Albuquerque West is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight's 2019 Customer Experience Award™.

Best Life Brands Strengthens Executive Team with Three New Hires

Best Life Brands, a multi-brand platform company uniting ComForCare, At Your Side, CarePatrol has announced three new hires to the executive team.


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Features & Special Reports

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s Service Standard Is A Cut Above

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a brand that seeks feedback from its customers, recognizes and rewards employees, and utilizes a system that ensures standards are enforced. This results in loyal customers who keep coming back.

Making the Cut: Ex-MLB Pitcher Finds Success in Franchising

Former MLB pitcher Kyle Sleeth is throwing a perfect game with Floyd's 99 Barbershop.

Entering a Foreign Market – Resources To Help You Succeed

If you're a U.S. franchise brand looking to enter a foreign market, these resources are for you!

Multi-Brand Operators Open Their First of 7 Del Tacos In Atlanta

Multi-Brand Partners Are Bringing Del Taco To The Atlanta Market With An Agreement To Open 7 Locations.

Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC Air Brexit-Related Warnings on Supplies, Prices

U.S. firms operating in the U.K. warn of shortages and price hikes amidst Brexit uncertainty.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with a 100-Unit Deal in Brazil

Texas-style barbecue coming to Brazil in a 100-unit deal for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Franchise Brands Continue Outperforming S&P 500 Index

Index Finds Franchise Brands Are Outperforming S&P Stocks 2 To 1.

Capital Options - Mezzanine Debt Lenders

Exploring The Features And Benefits Of Mezzanine Debt Lenders In Multi-Unit Operator Expansion.

Good News! - August 2019

Welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, technology, milestones, and other news about franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

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Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Hire, Fire, Train, & Retain Employees.

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