Senior Care Franchise Moves Up in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500©

Caregiving Industry ProvidesGrowing Opportunity with Rise of Baby Boomers

DAYTON, Ohio - December 17, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Comfort Keepers®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care is proud to be recognized by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500© for 2013. The company ranks #1 in the Senior Care category and #59 out of the overall top 500.

The Comfort Keepers franchise opportunity has much to offer potential franchisees:

  • Growing Market — Ten thousand baby boomers turn 65 every day and the trend will continue for 20 years. As the demand for in-home care continues to grow, Comfort Keepers continues to expand its footprint across the US to meet that demand.
  • Proven System — Comfort Keepers’ well-developed operational system provides a framework for franchisee start-up, on-going support and continued training to keep pace with franchisees’ growth.
  • Start-up Support — Comfort Keepers provides extensive resources and training, allowing franchisees to be well-prepared and quickly get started on building their business.

“We are fortunate to be in a rapidly growing industry with growth potential for years to come. It is also such a fulfilling business – one that allows our franchisees to provide seniors and others the option to stay in their own homes. We believe our business model provides great opportunity and benefits for motivated franchisees,” said Jim Brown, CFE and Vice President Franchise Development for Comfort Keepers.

Entrepreneur’s 34th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth. All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of the franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

According to Entrepreneur, the Franchise 500 shows that many of the most competitive companies are those that go after a specific demographic. Among the top growing demographic categories is senior care. The continued growth of the senior population bodes well for franchise organizations like Comfort Keepers.

The annual Entrepreneur magazine Top 500 Franchise list is available here. For more information about the Comfort Keepers franchise offering, visit their website or call 800-387-2415.

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the company has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com.

Contact:

For Comfort Keepers
Mary Garrick
614-535-8446
mgarrick@oxiem.com

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