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Doing the Right Thing!

For several decades, home care “companions” have provided care to elderly individuals. The employers of these workers (whether privately employed by the family or employed by a third-party Home Care Agency) were not required to pay overtime (nor minimum wage in some states). This has been known as the “Companion Care Exemption” because these workers were exempt from federal wage and hour law as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The effect of this exemption has been to keep wages low, thereby making overall care costs more affordable. However, worker advocacy groups have argued that many senior care…

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FRANCHISE OWNERS…THE FRONT LINES!!!

Millions of Americans have chosen to invest in their own business, many of them, via a franchise.  While certainly a little bias, I’m certain these are the smart ones!  According to many business sources, franchising success rates far outpace non-franchise success rates.  The brand, marketing, systems, operational procedures, technology and support make franchising a wise choice for business ownership. There is much to consider when researching the “right” franchise to invest in:  cost of entry, product or service, territory, management team, franchise disclosure document, competition, governmental factors, etc. Once all of those are considered, then the fun part starts; speaking…

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We Put the “Care” in Caregiving

Unless you live alone (with no pets or even a goldfish), we are all caregivers in our own way. Think about it … you may take care of kids, pets, children, grandkids and even your parents. And unless you’re taking care of teenagers, it’s usually very rewarding! So it’s natural for many people to be attracted to a caregiving franchise, one in which you and a team of dedicated caregivers provide help for others, particularly seniors or the chronically ill who want to stay in their own homes. However, instead of doing it for free as part of your daily…

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Senior Home Care Businesses For Sale

Are you taking care of your Mom or Dad or someone who is seriously ill? Do you live in a different state from your parents and are trying to take care of them long distance? Does your loved one want to remain in his/her home? If so, you may have discovered how hard it is to find quality senior care services. This is a dilemma many families are facing today. That’s why FirstLight Home Care was founded in 2010 — to fill the gap between seniors needing in home care and a company who is passionate about providing dependable, quality…

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Home Care Industry…Hotter Than Ever…and Rapidly Changing!

The home care industry is hot and is expected to remain so for many years to come. In fact the International Franchise Association ( www.ifa.org ) pegs the home care/senior care industry as a leading industry for years to come. With an estimated 10,000 people each day in the United States turning age 65, it’s no wonder many entrepreneurs are diving into the industry through franchising. Investing in a low cost business with enormous growth and the ability to truly make a difference in people’s lives may just be what you have been looking for……but slow down, there is much to…

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