The economy is finally recovering even for those of us who aren’t in the top few percentage of income earners, and with it comes an option that those of us that have a business spirit haven’t had for some time; the option to choose something that is fulfilling as well as profitable to do with our time. Franchising isn’t often considered a fulfilling pastime, but that’s because of the poor reputation that certain sectors (food mostly) have given the entire concept.
What If Everyone Loved You Instead?
What if, instead of being the 4th Subway (or 2nd Quizno’s) in your city, you started a franchise that everyone loved to have around? What if, instead of being a frazzled franchisee trying to force yourself to work in an unrewarding but potentially profitable industry, you were busy doing work that you found emotionally fulfilling? Welcome to the world of the home care assistance franchises. Even if you don’t provide any amount of medical care, and all you do is offer housekeeping, cooking, transportation, or other relevant assistance, you’ll find that your clients (and their families) are happy for your services.
Don’t Be a Stranger
When an in home care franchise opens, their clientele isn’t a bunch of strangers — at least, not for long. You’ll get to know each and every family you serve, and you’ll have a positive impact on their lives as you help them through the parts of their everyday lives that they’re not prepared to handle themselves. These are often folks that are trying to avoid being consigned to a nursing home, and your efforts are a big part of their ability to remain in a home they’ve loved for years.
Ties that Bind
Being the company that is offering the highest quality care to the families of a community puts you in a unique position — as someone who can create a community. By connecting families and individuals in the same area who have similar needs, you can help them look after each other. If, through your in home care franchise, you can inspire and work with the people you serve, you can have an enormous impact on the quality of life of an entire community.
Support the Local Economy
Seniors, more than almost any other group, are likely to know and use the services of local businesses when given the opportunity. By providing for the day-to-day needs of your clientele — especially if you provide transportation services — you’re providing them the tools (and time) they need to be responsible local patrons. Without assistance like yours, they are more likely to turn to delivery services or other options that are less likely to be helpful to the local businesses. Add to that the fact that you’ll be employing local people to do the work your clients need, and your community will have every reason to love you.
If what you want is to profit at any expense, there are definitely more purely profitable ventures in the world. But if what you want is to love your job and have a group of clients that loves you, too, an in home care assistance franchise might be exactly the business for you.
The senior care industry is booming right now. With Baby Boomers entering full retirement and over 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, this trend will continue for several decades to come. Finding the right home care assistance franchise can take some work; there are dozens of companies and business models out there to choose from. The best place to start is to work with a franchise broker who has access to several of the top franchisors in your area. This way, you work with an objective party that helps you determine the franchise opportunity that best fits your skills, needs and budget.