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Is Single- or Multi-Territory Right for You?

Finding the Right Balance for Your Franchise Franchising is not one-size-fits-all. Just as everyone has different career goals, franchising has options to fit every preference. Want to own a thriving business serving neighbors in your close-knit community? You can do that. Want to be the go-to source for senior home care in the region? You can do that, too. In franchising, the distinction between the two options is single-territory versus multi-territory. At FirstLight Home Care, we use proprietary demographic software to determine franchise territory potential, analyzing total population, senior population and average household income, ensuring that our franchise location…

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Get (and Give) a Helping Hand with FirstLight

FirstLight Business Owners Get Top-Notch Training and Support At FirstLight Home Care, we want to ensure our franchise location owners never have to go it alone. By providing solid, high-quality support and training from Day One, we enable franchise location owners to live out our Culture of Care , providing excellent care for seniors, fulfilling careers for caregivers, and an exciting, thriving business for themselves. Opening a home care franchise gives business owners the best of both worlds. You get the independence of operating a business and managing your staff, but you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Operational procedures, best practices, marketing materials and training…

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Who is the Ideal Candidate to Own a FirstLight Franchise?

Opening a home care franchise is a big decision. You’re investing your savings in something that’s more than a business. It comes with a set of operating procedures and core values. Since, as a franchise business owner, you’ll be called upon to live those values every day, it’s important to make sure those values align with your own. Ask yourself, “Am I passionate about this service? Do these values sound like mine?” If the answer is yes, you’ve found the right match. What You Don’t Need When we look at candidates for FirstLight Home Care franchise ownership, we’re looking…

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What Can Employers do to Help Family Caregivers?

Home Care Partnerships Can Increase Productivity and Give Peace of Mind Are you an employer that cares about work/life balance? If so, you probably have an excellent vacation package and family medical leave policies. You might even offer subsidized or on-site childcare. All of those are excellent benefits, but have you considered resources or benefits that can help your employees who are caring for an elderly family member, possibly a parent or another loved one? As the baby boomers age, the percentage of people in the workforce caring for an elderly person is on the rise. The average U.S. caregiver…

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Are You Ready for Your Next Career?

Owning a FirstLight franchise is a great second act for retirees Are you a retiree who’s just not ready to retire? Maybe you were offered early retirement. Maybe you were downsized from a corporate job. Maybe you’re “retirement age” but a life of leisure isn’t for you. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to start something new. Here are some of the ways that franchising with FirstLight makes sense for retirees. Business Experience Retirees, both civilian and military, have a wealth of experience that makes them great entrepreneurs and franchisees. Strong work ethic, organizational skills, self-motivation, leadership ability, and…

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Home Care Set to Grow with CMS Rule Change

What do non-medical home care businesses need to know? Those of us in the non-medical home care industry know the value of our services to seniors. We provide vital services that allow seniors to age in place, giving them better nutrition, safety, transportation and social interactions. While we’re not medical care, our services contribute to better overall health and quality of life. So, changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, allowing coverage for home care through some Medicare Advantage supplemental plans, help answer a need that we understood long ago….

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