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Home Helpers® Home Care Franchise FAQs
You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Taking the first step toward becoming a home care franchisee is exciting—but it can also be intimidating. It’s a big decision, and one that should be made with a lot of care and consideration. There’s no doubt you’ll have at least a few questions regarding a franchise opportunity with Home Helpers® Home Care. Below, we have compiled a list of common questions and answers our prospective franchisees often have. Please feel free to explore them, and if you still have questions, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help! We will support you throughout the entire journey.
Q:Does in-home care have high growth potential?
A:According to AARP, the ratio of potential family Caregivers to those over 80 will decrease from 7:1 today to 4:1 by 2030, and to less than 3:1 by 2050. On average, adults aged 60+ with one or more adult children live more than 280 miles from their nearest child. Additionally, nearly 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, creating a continued demand for our in-home care franchise’s services.
Q:Do I need previous health or home care experience to become a franchisee?
A:No industry-specific knowledge is required. Everything you need is contained in our business model and training systems. Many of our franchisees do not have healthcare experience and the majority have never owned their own business. Our franchisees come from varying backgrounds—from the corporate world to stay-at-home parents – and everything in between.
Q:What traits do your franchisees share?
A:Home Helpers® Home Care franchise owners have a desire to help others in the local community, a commitment to providing exceptional care, and a goal of building and owning a successful business. We are also looking for people who enjoy a challenge, know what they want in life, and enjoy working with people.
Q:How much does a franchise cost?
A:The initial franchise fee is $48,900 (a great value compared to other brands in the space). We usually require a minimum of $100K in liquid capital to launch your business to take care of expenses like state licensing, liability insurance, marketing, software, etc. Your initial investment range is noted in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)*. We are proud to be a low initial investment franchise and offer veterans franchise opportunities.
Q:Do you finance the initial investment?
A:We offer access to third-party financing options customized for each prospective franchisee’s situation. These options range from small business and home equity loans to the use of your 401K to launch your franchise without any penalties.
Q:What makes you different from other home care companies?
A:Home Helpers® Home Care's primary care plan, Cared-4℠ provides every client with 24-hour care by bundling four key service solutions: Companion and Personal Care, 24-hour Monitoring, Wellness Calls, and Meals and Nutrition Planning and is unlike any other holistic home care program in the industry. We have a track record of more than 25 years in home care franchising and provide exceptional care in more than 1,000 communities across the country. We serve a vast marketplace of clients representing five distinct service markets. Our primary client is the senior market, but we also serve new parents and families, those coming home from illness or injury, and those with chronic illnesses. We are one of the few franchise systems in this space that awards the ability to provide companion & personal care, and skilled care services with your franchise as you build your business, so you can offer a full continuum of care. Included in your franchise is Direct Link®, our proprietary medical monitoring alert suite of products. Not only is Direct Link® an additional profit center, but it is also a huge competitive differentiator as technology continues to be an integral part of the home care continuum. No home care or business experience is necessary. You will be thoroughly trained using our proven business model and systems. We award large, exclusive, and protected territories; and 24-months of hands-on onboarding support to new franchisees and ongoing support thereafter.
Q:What are the minimum financial qualifications for the franchise?
A:Minimum liquid capital of $100,000 and minimum net worth of $250,000.
Q:How can I get a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
A:Get in touch with us to begin the mutual evaluation process. Our FDD review is Step 3 in our Steps to Ownership.
Q:How are territories defined?
A:Your territory will be large, exclusive, and protected. Territories are built with a population up to 250,000. Territories are constructed with complete zip codes.
Q:What ongoing support is provided to franchisees?
A:A dedicated Home Helpers® Home Care Performance Coach to provide consultative assistance focused on growing and scaling your business. Ongoing training and support include field visits in your market; regular coaching sessions; best-practice webinars; performance groups; weekly system-wide updates via our interactive intranet; Community Conversations with the CEO & President; a Home Helpers® Home Care franchisee support network via Facebook; regional meetings; and our outstanding annual National Conference featuring the latest advances designed specifically to continue your growth. Relationships with key vendors that leverage the strength of our vast number of offices to deliver high-quality products and services. Leads generated for you through our website, your local Home Helpers® Home Care provided office website, our national public relations campaigns, and social media plans. A proven referral-based marketing system with tools in place to promote your business. Our world-class marketing team creates brochures, logos, ad slicks, apparel, stationery, websites, commercials, radio scripts, promotional items, and trade show collateral – all prepared for your customization to grow your business.
Q:Why can’t I just start my own business? Why do I need a home health care franchise?
A:A franchise provides a proven system, with everything from operations manuals to marketing materials. You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You can get started faster and stronger with our exclusive 24-month onboarding system. With Home Helpers® Home Care, you are part of a strong brand name with more than 25 years of experience and success from day one. You’ll have access to a robust and complete library of marketing materials and resources as well as access to national alliances, accomplished vendors, and Partnership Programs. We’ll also offer a national website with more than 19 years of brand equity that generates client leads for you! Instant access/inclusion to our family of franchisees that share best practices.
Q:How do I get started?
A:Get in touch with us by the phone number on this website or completing the form below to begin the discovery journey!