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BrightStar Care Generates Interest In Master Franchisees Globally »

March 26, 2015 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

In-home Care Franchisor Sees Success in its International Expansion Efforts to Answer the Demand of Aging Seniors
CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050 and these people want to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the international demand for expert, high-quality in-home care. The home care franchise is already seeing success in China, Mexico, Australia, and within the Middle East. They are now planning expansion into Canada and the United Kingdom via Area Developer or Master Franchisees.
“We are off to a great start with our international expansion endeavors,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care...

My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program To Fill Elder Care Gap »

March 26, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: My Elder Advocate

New Elder Care Franchise Solves Health Care Crises Facing Aging Americans and their Families
January 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK – Imagine a company that guides aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and takes swift action to solve care-related issues. This is now a reality with the launch of national franchise My Elder AdvocateTM, an overarching elder care services company, which is expanding to meet the unprecedented health care demands of aging Americans.
The number of Americans aged 65 years and up is expected to double in the next 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My Elder Advocate is particularly poised for growth as the population ages because it fills a critical gap in the elder care industry...

Home Care Assistance Featured On WJCT Radio »

March 25, 2015 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Bernie Katzman, Jacksonville Home Care Assistance’s ‘Music Through The Ages’ Specialist, interviewed by Warren Miller for his show ‘Closing The Loop’
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fleming Island, Florida – Jacksonville Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care, is excited to announce that Bernie Katzman with Jacksonville Home Care Assistance was recently interviewed about the company’s ‘Music Through the Ages’ program on WJCT’s show Closing the Loop. The ‘Music Through The Ages’ program encompasses a wide variety of musical activities that include memory recollection reinforcement, cognitive stimulation, long-term memory enhancement, games with percussion and rhythm instruments and senior chorus...

Korean War Veteran Returns To The USS Midway After 60 Years »

March 25, 2015 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance and Wish of a Lifetime partner to fufill the wish of 85-year-old Navy Veteran, Robert Mountz
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors partnered with Wish of a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors fulfill their lifelong dreams, to fulfill the wish of Robert “Bob” Mountz. He had spent two years as a Hospital Corpsman aboard the USS Midway, the largest ship in the world at that time. Sixty years after his honorable discharge from the Navy, Robert stepped foot on the ship that played such an important role in his life and paved the way for new heights in naval aviation.
Mountz, along with his childhood friend Wilma and his daughters Deborah and Laura, traveled from Indiana to San Diego, California to visit the USS Midway on Tuesday, March 17th...

Three Business Partners Open Caring Transitions - Twin Cities West Metro »

March 24, 2015 at 8:51AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families, as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 24, 2015 - Three long-time friends are looking forward to making a positive impact on their community while making their entrepreneurial dreams come true through their new business, Caring Transitions - Twin Cities West Metro.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families, as well as downsizing and estate liquidations...

Home Care Assistance Montreal Opens New Office In West Island »

March 24, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader meets growing demand for in-home care services in Montreal and surrounding areas.
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Montreal, QC - Home Care Assistance Montreal, a leading international provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the greater Montreal community with its newest office in the West Island. Located at 1 Holiday Avenue in Pointe-Claire, the location is the 104th Home Care Assistance office in North America.
“I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Montreal and surrounding areas,” said Tim Thomas, Owner of Home Care Assistance Montreal...

Amada Senior Care Expands To Greater Nashville »

March 24, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Amada Senior Care

Orange County Based Senior Care Franchise Opens Office in Franklin, Tennessee
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Nashville, Tennessee - Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home care and assisted living placement counseling, recently opened a new office in central Tennessee – their Greater Nashville location. Amada franchise partner Kevin Fehr decided to make the move to senior care with his purchase of the rights to the area after over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry. His wife and business partner Kelly Fehr will be assisting him in running the business. Their grand opening will be held on Tuesday, March 24th.
When asked what makes Amada different from other homecare companies, Kevin said that Amada Greater Nashville understands the healthcare landscape and the impact that quality care can have on a senior and their family...

Right At Home International Continues To Grow At A Rapid Pace Across International Lines »

March 23, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-home Senior Care Brand Now Offers Services in Nine Countries with 56 International Offices
OMAHA, NE (PRWEB) March 23, 2015 - Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care franchise with more than 450 locations on five continents, continues to take its innovative, recession-resistant and economy-boosting model to growing international markets. The brand has seen an explosion of growth outside the U.S., concluding 2014 with 55 international operating offices in nine countries with an additional three offices pending, including the January opening in The Netherlands. With ongoing success in the U.S. and abroad, Right at Home aims to cultivate health innovation as the global need for in-home senior care continues to grow.
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Right At Home Inks 400th Franchise Deal, Announces Goal For Continued Expansion »

March 23, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-Home Care Franchise Strengthens National Presence and Continues Leadership Position in the Segment
OMAHA, Neb (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 - Right at Home, an international in-home care franchise, continues to position itself as the leader in its industry, strengthening its presence stateside and abroad. The brand has recently hit an important milestone, awarding its 400th franchise contract in the U.S. to entrepreneur Ben Aydin of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“We’ve signed agreements for 175 units in the past three years, and we are showing no signs of slowing down,” said Eric Little, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Right at Home. “But it’s not just about the numbers. Our strategy of recruiting franchise owners who are pursuing Success with SignificanceTM in their own lives has allowed us to find absolutely fantastic franchisees who are making a positive difference every day in their local communities...

Sitters Etc. Embarks On Major Expansion Program »

March 23, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Sitters Etc.

Senior Home Care Provider Plans to Rebrand and Add 10-15 Franchise Locations This Year
March 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Brentwood, Tenn. - Founded in 2002 by Beau K. Brothers, Sitters Etc. has been providing uniquely compassionate care services for the elderly for 13 years. The company was created by Brothers after he saw the need for much a better, organized and compassionate approach to care for seniors. Brothers became enlightened after he and other family members cared for his ailing grandmother in her late years.
After years of perfecting his system, and 11 franchisees already on board, Sitters, Etc. is poised for a new name that doesn’t "pigeonhole" the company in a specific niche.
"We are not sitters per se, but so much more," says Brothers, who is now focused on franchise growth expansion, while passionately maintaining the principles upon which the company was first founded...

Executive Care Vice President Receives Certified Franchise Executive Designation »

March 19, 2015 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Executive Care
Executive Care Opportunities Available

Todd Leonard achieves recognition with franchising standard of excellence.
March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // HACKENSACK, N.J. - Todd C. Leonard, vice president of operations and franchise development at Executive Care, was recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Educational Foundation.
The institute’s career development program is the recognized standard of excellence in the franchising community and the IFA – the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. The program requires rigorous training and advanced education courses on the franchising business industry...

Home Care Assistance Of Palo Alto Receives 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award »

March 19, 2015 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Angie’s List Super Service Award honors the top 5% of service providers per category and reflects the Palo Alto senior care company’s consistently exceptional level of customer service.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. This prestigious award celebrates an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local consumer review site in 2014.
“We are very pleased to be recognized as a quality leader in home care,” said Dr. Kathy Johnson, Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance. “Our goal is to provide each client with the ultimate home care experience...

St. Louis Home Care Company Promotes Nora Johnson To Client Care Manager »

March 19, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Nora Johnson promoted at Home Care Assistance to Client Care Manager
March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // St Louis, MO – Home Care Assistance of St Louis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, has promoted Nora Johnson to become a new Client Care Manager on their team. As one of the Client Care Managers, Johnson’s role will largely focus on ensuring the provision of exceptional care to Home Care Assistance clients as well as company initiatives and programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to in-home dementia care. Johnson, who received her Masters Degree in Gerontology from Nova Southeastern University, has made remarkable contributions to the local community throughout her career and while earning her graduate degree...

Home Care Assistance Partners With Medical West To Present Happy To 10 »

March 18, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
With a commitment to community education, Home Care Assistance is excited to co-host an informative event on healthy longevity at Medical West on Tuesday, April 21st, from 6pm-7:30pm
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 - Home Care Assistance St. Louis, Missouri’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around healthy longevity and aging in place. In line with this commitment to community education, Home Care Assistance is partnering with Medical West to host a free educational seminar, Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life, based on one of Home Care Assistance’s seven books in its widely acclaimed senior wellness series...

Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity And Home Instead Senior Care Donate 6,000 Hours Of Free In-Home Care To Families Living With Alzheimer's Disease »

March 17, 2015 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Inaugural Alzheimer's Care Grant Recipients Announced, Additional Applications Still Being Accepted
OMAHA, Neb. - March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - More than 130 families coping with Alzheimer's disease will now receive much-needed support thanks to the Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. Hilarity for Charity®, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, announced the partnership with Home Instead Senior Care® to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and Canadian families in October of 2014. Today, the first grants were awarded to Alzheimer's families in need, totaling more than 6,000 hours of care...

Senior Helpers® Wins Best Of Home Care Endorsed National Provider For 2015 »

March 17, 2015 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Senior Helpers

(PRWEB) March 17, 2015 - Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care franchised businesses, has been awarded the designation of Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider and won the award for Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider for 2015. Home Care Pulse, the home care industry’s leading market research firm that specializes in customer satisfaction research and quality assurance, awarded the distinction based on exceptional customer service reviews by existing clients.
“This is the third year in a row we have won the Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider award, and the second year we have won the award for Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider. We are thrilled to have received the recognition again, and are happy our clients spoke so highly of us,” said Chris Buitron, Vice President of Marketing at Senior Helpers...

Griswold Cares Foundation Awards $30,000 In Grant Funds »

March 16, 2015 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Griswold Home Care

The Griswold Cares Foundation awards a total of $30,000 to 38 Nonprofit Organizations, including ITNCoastalCT in Fairfield County, CT
Stratford, CT (PRWEB) March 15, 2015 - The Griswold Cares Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all and not just the privileged few. The Griswold Cares Foundation’s vision is a future in which all seniors and adults with disabilities, including those with limited financial means, will have the opportunity to live a full life and age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes. In order to carry out this vision, and to give back to the communities they serve, the Foundation provides grants for select community programs such as ITNCoastalCT, that help people age in place who otherwise could not afford to do so...

Amada Senior Care Earns High Marks From Franchise Business Review In Prestigious Annual List Of Healthiest Franchise Systems »

March 10, 2015 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Amada Senior Care

In survey of over 28,500 franchisees, non-medical in-home care company ranks highest in industry among 0-50 unit franchise systems.
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. - March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Franchise Business Review's Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are out, and Amada Senior Care has earned recognition for its commitment to building a strong, sustainable franchise system. The company earned spots in both the top 50 list and the list of systems with fewer than 50 units. The annual list of Top 200 Franchises is a highly regarded benchmark of franchise performance across all industries and markets.
Amada Senior Care ranked #6 on the list of franchise systems with fewer than 50 units. The company ranked higher than any other provider in the senior care industry, confirming Amada's status as a pioneer in senior care with a differentiated approach...

Home Care Assistance Of New Hampshire Welcomes Caroline Kirkfield As Vice President Of Sales And Marketing »

March 10, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

With the addition of a new team member, Home Care Assistance is poised for unprecedented growth, meeting the needs of its clients.
Bedford, NH (PRWEB) March 09, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire, the premier provider of in-home care for seniors, welcomes Caroline Kirkfield to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Caroline will play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals throughout the state. Her role will be focused on growing company programs such as the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to in-home dementia care, in addition to Home Care Assistance’s core in-home assisted living services. Miss Kirkfield received her Bachelors of Science degree with a focus in Marketing Management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH...

FirstLight HomeCare Leader Recognized As Certified Franchise Executive »

March 05, 2015 at 10:42AM PST | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

March 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON D.C. – FirstLight HomeCare’s Director of Franchise Services, Devin Bevis, was recognized recently as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
Mr. Bevis completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Educational Foundation. IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year’s designees last month during its annual convention in Las Vegas.
Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops...



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