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What Questions Should You Ask Before Joining a Home Care Franchise?

At FirstLight, we believe that franchising can help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning their own business. But any business opportunity, whether you’re opening your own brick-and-mortar store or joining a home care franchise , is a big decision. Before investing your valuable time and hard-earned money, you need to do your homework. The International Franchise Association has an extensive list of questions to ask before selecting a franchise to join. We hope you’ll read the full list and do your due diligence before choosing a franchise network. Here are three questions that are most important to us and our values. 1.      Are other franchisees happy with the…

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FirstLight Home Care Named to Franchise Times Fast & Serious List

Award-winning national home care franchise makes Franchise Times’ annual listing of the smartest growing brands for second straight year CINCINNATI, Ohio – Jan. 11, 2019 – FirstLight Home Care , a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has been named to the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list, an annual ranking of the smartest growing franchisors based on percentage sales growth, percentage unit growth, dollar sales growth, and numerical unit growth, among other factors. Ranked on the list for the second consecutive year, FirstLight Home Care reported 20.1 percent sales growth in 2018. FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans,…

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What are the Trends for Home Care in 2019?

The home care industry came a long way in 2018, and that growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon. According to the AARP , in 2017, 1 in 7 Americans was over age 65, and that number will become 1 in 5 by 2040. As the population we serve grows, our industry is changing to accommodate the needs of patients, caregivers, and franchisees. Here are some trends you’ll see in the non-medical home care industry in 2019. Greater Recognition The vital, compassionate service that home caregivers provide to seniors is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. In 2019, non-medical home care became eligible as an allowable benefit in…

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FirstLight’s Culture of Care

The business of caring At FirstLight Home Care , non-medical home care is not just our job. It’s our mission. Many of us, from individual employees to franchise owners to corporate executives, know what it’s like to care for a loved one. This experience defines us and our mission to provide the best service to our clients. We are genuinely dedicated to improving the health and well-being of others. As an organization, we are committed to providing the highest quality personal service for our clients so they can continue to live happily in their own homes. Caring for Others The goal of each…

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Franchise Opportunities in Non-Skilled Care

Why non-skilled care is the better bet for entrepreneurs interested in the home care space Home care is an extremely fast-growing employment sector in the U.S. Demand for the services continues to increase as the nation’s population ages. Entrepreneurs who see an opportunity to meet this growing need must understand the differences that lie between providing skilled or non-skilled home care services. Non-medical home care provides personal and companion care services, helping seniors who don’t necessarily need skilled medical care to remain independent. These services can include: Transportation to and from appointments Conversation and companionship Basic help around the house. Meal preparation Assistance…

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Why Go it Alone?

The advantages of joining an established home care franchise system Non-medical home care is a noble profession. All across the country, entrepreneurs are working hard to serve the nation’s growing elderly population, allowing them to peacefully age in place at home. The aging population of the United States brings great demand for home care services, so business opportunities in the field continue to grow; however, it can be hard work, and even after years of struggle, it isn’t always easy to reach enough name recognition and market penetration to keep the business sustainable for the long-run. Advantages of Franchise Conversions…

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