FirstLight HomeCare Named to Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500® List

CINCINNATI - December 18, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FirstLight HomeCare, a growing provider of non-medical, in-home care, today announced it was ranked number 365 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 34th Annual Franchise 500® list.

This is FirstLight’s inaugural ranking on the Franchise 500® which is the world's “first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking” according to Entrepreneur. The company is one of only two franchise concepts that were selected for the list after just three years of franchising. The accolade also follows FirstLight’s recent placement on Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 Franchises for Veterans 2012.

Founded in 2009, FirstLight HomeCare was designed by senior care industry professionals to provide a completely new approach to high-quality, in-home care. The company offers customized caregiving services for seniors, people with disabilities or anyone in need of assistance. Over the past three years, FirstLight has been growing rapidly through franchise partnerships and currently operates locations in 23 states across the U.S.

“We are very proud to make our debut on Entrepreneur’s exclusive ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities,” commented Jeff Bevis, CEO, FirstLight HomeCare. “When we opened our first FirstLight HomeCare office in early 2010, we believed we could create a new industry standard for non-medical, in-home care services. Through our culture of care we have already begun to deliver on this promise and are confident that at just 83 locations today, we still have significant opportunity for continued growth.”

For additional information about FirstLight HomeCare franchising opportunities, please visit: http://www.firstlightfranchise.com/.

The full 2013 Franchise 500 ranking will be unveiled in the January issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands December 18 and online at www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

About FirstLight HomeCare

FirstLight HomeCare creates a new standard in non-medical, in-home care customized for seniors, new mothers and those recovering from illness, injury or surgery. The demand for high-quality in-home care is at an all-time high, with more than 12 percent of Americans over 65 year old and wanting to remain independent for as long as possible. FirstLight HomeCare combines best practices of a dynamic senior leadership team with more than 80 years of collective senior care experience and innovative approaches to make this franchise an emerging market leader in a fast-growing industry. FirstLight HomeCare franchises have exclusive access to Foundation FirstSM, the best-in-class franchise support system bringing together 26 franchise essentials, unmatched in the industry.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Its products engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and independent way entrepreneurs think. After 35 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. Entrepreneur.com is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial skills into business success. To learn more, visit www.entrepreneur.com.

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Kristina Jorge
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