February 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO, Ill. - A rapidly expanding senior population promises lots of work to come for agencies such as In Home Personal Services, a senior home care franchise based in the Chicago area, and their home care workers. As baby boomers continue to reach the age of retirement, In Home Personal Services is preparing to provide more home service to seniors by expanding in Chicagoland and extending the franchise opportunity outside the state of Illinois.
"We have found that more people want to stay in their own homes rather than move into an assisted living or nursing facility as they age," said Michael Collura, president of In Home Personal Services. "Since 2002, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the best services by hiring and screening our home services workers to meet the demand, and as the senior population increases we are gearing up by adding franchise opportunities, staffing and services tailored to the expanding needs of today's seniors."
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects the current American senior population to more than double, to 71 million, by 2030. The oldest members of the baby boomer generation reached age 65 in 2011, and the youngest members will turn 50 this year. The CDC says the increase in seniors has major implications on the public health care system.
Even after major health events such as cardiac arrest, cancer, diabetes, and dementia, many seniors would rather recover at home. That can put a big strain on families as adult children struggle to make sure their aging parents are cared for, while they work outside the home and care for their own children as well. Seniors want to live as independently as possible, but often their children want to make sure they have the help they need.
In Home Personal Services is a premier senior care franchiseoffering affordable, quality non-medical care that allows older people to stay in their homes and gives their families peace of mind. The agency has set itself apart from its competitors by offering such features as flat rates for services, no daily and no hourly minimums, and no long-term contracts, so that seniors and their families can customize their care according to their needs.
"Our qualified caregivers ensure that seniors have the help they need with such things as bathing, dressing, reminders to take their medication, shopping, and meal preparation while remaining in their homes," said Collura. "And because In Home Personal Services anticipated the need for additional aging-in-place care, we are well prepared, offering our successful model through franchises and by continually updating and enhancing our services and staffing as senior needs increase, change and evolve."
To find out more about what In Home Personal Services offers for seniors hoping to stay at home, visit http://www.ihps.com.
Founder and senior care provider Patricia Livesay-Smith discovered she had a passion for going above and beyond to help her clients, so in 2002, she started In Home Personal Services. Her desire to reach a broad audience of seniors with affordable, quality care to help them stay in their homes set In Home Personal Services apart from other senior care agencies. Today, the agency has a large network of qualified resources to help customers answer questions about such things as long-term care policy, rehabilitation versus skilled nursing, veterans' benefits, and more. In Home Personal Services also offers a full suite of service and around-the-clock non-medical care. For more information on In Home Personal Services franchise opportunities, visit http://www.ihps.com or call 877-826-4477.
SOURCE In Home Personal Services
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