January 12, 2009 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Nebraska - Right at Home, a leading national provider of in-home companion and personal care to seniors and others, announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has listed Right at Home on its official Franchise Registry. The Franchise Registry is a compilation of franchise systems that have had their franchise agreement reviewed by the SBA, thereby drastically shortening the loan process for franchise investors and ensuring a consistent eligibility decision.
"Right at Home is continually looking for ways to help ease the pressure for franchise investors to obtain a loan during a time when resources are not as readily available as they once were," said Allen Hager, founder and president of Right at Home.
In the midst of an exciting strategic growth phase, Right at Home opened 34 new offices in 2008 and the company projects to open an additional 50 locations this year. The recent growth and planned expansion puts Right at Home on track to exceed 200 locations by the end of 2009.
"With the current senior population living longer and the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, there is a tremendous need for high quality, professional in-home senior care services across the nation," added Hager. "Being listed on the SBA Franchise Registry means that franchise investors looking to capitalize on this Right at Home business opportunity will be able to move through the process more efficiently."
Among other benefits for franchisors such as Right at Home, being listed on the Franchise Registry minimizes legal reviews and expenses and provides an easy way to demonstrate a commitment towards a successful relationship with investors by helping them secure financing.
Right at Home offers a variety of highly personalized and flexible in-home care services at reasonable rates for as little as a few hours per week to as much as 24-hours a day. Services include light housework, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping and errands, laundry, local transportation, companionship, bathing, and more.
Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companion and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Select offices provide light skilled nursing as well. Right at Home directly employs all caregiving staff, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client's home. All ongoing care is monitored and supervised by more than 150 local independent franchisees. Right at Home's national office is based in Omaha, Nebraska with franchise offices located in 41 states nationwide.