Selected as "Best of the Best" By Entrepreneur magazine
Cincinnati – With the release of Entrepreneur magazine's 2008 Franchise Rankings, Home Helpers, the leading source for non-medical and personal care, has once again been named the #1 Senior Care Franchise in North America for the third consecutive year and among the annual list's "Best of the Best."
With the aging of Baby Boomers and their parents, the demand for non-medical and personal care continues to grow exponentially. In fact, the number of seniors 65 years and older is expected to double by 2030.* For more than ten years, Home Helpers has been fulfilling this need through a rapidly growing number of franchises located across North America.
Essential to Home Helpers' continued success is a commitment to "Making Life Easier" for each client by providing them with superior, non-medical and personal care. "Our promise is to care for each client as if we are caring for a loved one in our own family," stated Emma Dickison, Chief Operating Officer of Home Helpers. "We recognize our clients are the foundation of our business and we continually nurture and grow this relationship. We value the trust clients and their families place in us and endeavor to provide peace of mind - that their loved ones are happy, healthy and well cared for."
Home Helpers does not work from a standardized checklist of services. Each individual client is unique, and service offerings are tailored to their specific needs. From basic companionship to running errands, providing transportation, cooking meals and completing light housework, Home Helpers Caregivers are helping clients live independently in the comfort of their own home.
"Home Helpers provides care and companionship wherever our clients call home," stated Dickison. "From individual homes to retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, our Caregivers are there when our clients and their families need us for as long as they need us."
Home Helpers' experienced, dependable Caregivers truly enjoy helping others. They are trustworthy, compassionate people who have been carefully selected and thoroughly screened. Once hired, each experienced Caregiver is matched to the individual needs of the client, based on the information gathered during a free in-home consultation. In addition to working with seniors, services are available for new moms and working parents, those recuperating from illness or injury and individuals with lifelong challenges.
In 2008, Home Helpers again earned a spot in the top 20 percent of Franchise 500®'s ranking of America's overall best franchises--the fourth consecutive year Home Helpers has garnered this distinctive honor. Home Helpers scored highly across all of Entrepreneur's ranking categories. The franchise was listed among the top homebased and fastest-growing franchises as well. Comparing low-cost franchises, for five years running Home Helpers was ranked among the top 30.
Entrepreneur judges all companies, regardless of size, by "objective, quantifiable measures of franchise operation including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. The publication also considers the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, start-up costs, litigation, and percentage of terminations. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA firm."
"Home Helpers is supplying a valuable service to meet a rapidly growing demand," stated Dickison. "We believe the success of our business model is due to passionate, committed franchise owners. We provide our franchisees with the tools they need to meet the demands of this rapidly growing market: extensive training, continuous support and proven systems. By following this program and utilizing the strongest, most sophisticated marketing program in the industry, our franchisees have a great opportunity for success."
Home Helpers franchises are committed to Making Life Easier for their clients by providing an unsurpassed level of non-medical and personal care. Established in 1997, Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and "Best of the Best" by Entrepreneur magazine for the third straight year. Home Helpers franchises are independently owned and operated in more than 500 markets across North America.
Home Helpers franchises and caregivers assist clients in maximizing the quality of their lives by maintaining their independence and dignity in the place they call home. Each individual client receives services tailored to meet their specific needs, by caregivers who become an extension of their family. Categories of service include "Senior Care", support for "New Moms and Working Parents", "Recuperative Care" for those suffering from illness or injury, and "Continuing Care" for clients facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® In-home Emergency Monitoring. Home Helpers was founded and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit Home Helpers online at www.HomeHelpers.CC.