December 12, 2011 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – CareMinders Home Care announced today its aggressive franchise growth plan: an expansion strategy that reflects a game-changing move for the in-home care industry. The announcement sends a strong signal to anyone who has ever deeply considered or tinkered with the idea of owning a home care franchise.
“Now is the time to get serious about buying a franchise with a concept that offers limitless opportunity for growth,” said Gary Kneller, co-founder and president of CareMinders Home Care and a stage three cancer survivor, who saw firsthand the need that existed for expanded care during his own chemotherapy treatments. “We provide more skilled (medical) and non-medical care options than any other franchise in the industry. This is one of the many CareMinders key differences that benefit our franchisees and clients.”
With its rock-solid collection of revenue channels established, CareMinders is positioned to keep pace and pass by its competition. The new growth strategy the company has set into motion projects 100 new franchises during the course of the next 18 to 24 months.
The addition of 11 regional developers in the past 12 months indicates the true momentum behind CareMinders. These agreements represent a commitment for as many as 150 to 200 additional franchises, many of which will open as part of the CareMinders’ expansion strategy set to grow the home healthcare concept by 100 units in the next two years. The CareMinders growth strategy stretches nationwide, targeting key markets throughout the United States.
“We are building a national home care company fit for today’s transitioning professionals who want to invest in a proven business model,” said Kneller, who also serves as the company’s chief franchise development officer. “We want to share the heart of CareMinders’ innovative approach with qualified individuals who seek to provide quality home healthcare. Our company culture fosters a commitment to support our franchisees as they strive to reach their potential.”
In addition to bold U.S. growth, CareMinders intends on launching global expansion during the next 12 months. The company is in the process of developing a plan to proceed into select international markets.
Franchising for just four years, CareMinders currently has operations in 15 states covering 50 U.S. territories. It is enhancing its visibility in franchising as the nation’s call for comprehensive home care services becomes more pronounced.
“There are far too many unreliable services available and an even greater number of communities where needs are not yet being met,” noted Kneller. “The 65 and over crowd is growing faster than we can keep up with, but CareMinders has put the right pieces in place and is passionate about taking on the challenge.”
Dedicated to enhancing the life of clients in every age bracket, CareMinders commits to the philosophy of delivering the highest quality, compassionate skilled and non-medical care at home via the hard work of trained, passionate staff members. Evidencing this pledge to high performance, The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest and most respected standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare, has fully approved the company’s operations and procedures. CareMinders is the only home care franchise system to attain this status with The Joint Commission. It also the only franchise system that requires each of its offices to obtain The Joint Commission’s accreditation. CareMinders employs professional nurses who are qualified to monitor client health and to administer medicine, along with support staff caregivers who assist clients with daily activities such as bathing and dressing.
CareMinders provides franchisees five weeks of training and ongoing support courtesy of a committed group of home-office staff that possess a combined 250 years of experience in the home and healthcare industry. Plus, complete back office operations and marketing support systems are in place so that franchisees can spend more of their time with caregivers and clients.
The affordable franchise opportunity offers tremendous work-life flexibility as well as scalability. Previous healthcare experience is not required. Rather, franchisees should possess sound business skills, a desire to build a great healthcare enterprise, and a devotion to engrain their CareMinders franchise into the fabric of the communities they serve.
The franchise fee is $39,000, with an approximate investment cost of $150,000.
Among in-home care franchises, Atlanta-based CareMinders Home Care delivers the most comprehensive collection of services to its clients. Care offerings range from skilled medical to non-medical care, regardless of age or condition. Since launching its franchise initiative in 2007, CareMinders has developed operations in 15 states covering 50 U.S. territories. To learn more about CareMinders’ services, visit www.careminders.com. For information on the CareMinders franchise opportunity, e-mail Gary Kneller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Edward McGuire at email@example.com, call (855) 757-2640 or visit www.careminders.com and click on the “Franchise Opportunities” tab.
All Points Public Relations