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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 Home Care On The Dementia Forefront

As if worrying about getting old and fretting about who is going to take care of us isn’t enough, a new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI ) gives baby boomers another cause for alarm: the fear of dementia. In what is being called a “global epidemic” the number of people who will have dementia is expected to hit 76 million by 2030 and 135 million by 2015, a 17% increase over what was projected earlier. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million American s 65 and older currently live with dementia and 200,000 under 65 have early onset dementia. What is just as unsettling is…

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Why A FirstLight Senior Care Franchise May Be Ideal For You!

What sets FirstLight Home Care a part from other senior care franchises in our market? That’s a long list, but at FirstLight, it all starts with our attitude and approach to the senior and home care industries. We believe that home care isn’t just a career, but a calling.  We believe that everyone deserves a high quality of life and care, which is why our Culture of Care promise is so important to us. We strive to guarantee that all of our franchise owners fully understand and believe in our FirstLight Home Care quality care standards and expectations for every…

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The Best Part of Owning a HomeCare Franchise

What’s the best part of owning a senior care franchise? The people? The fulfillment? The large marketplace? At FirstLight Home Care, we decided to go straight to the source – the home care franchise owners who interact with our clients every day. Here’s what they had to say! “The rewarding feeling you get when you are providing quality, exceptional caregiving to a client.  Particularly when they have tried so many other home healthcare companies and they were dissatisfied, yet feel they’ve hit a home run with FirstLight caregivers.” Tammy Iuso, FirstLight Home Care of Orlando “The best part of owning…

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The Rewards of Owning a Franchise

Usually when we think of the term “rewards” we think in term of money. Financial gain. In fact, way too often we measure ourself by the amount of money we make versus the happiness making the money brings us. If you can combine a financially rewarding career with something you are passionate about, you have hit a home run! Are you passionate about your current career? Or do you just consider it a “job”, one where you just go through the motions daily? If the latter is true, you should look at the benefits of owning your own senior care franchise from FirstLight…

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Keeping In Touch – Client Care Access

Many of our clients must take care of their loved ones from a distance. Either your work or family keeps you in another state or you simply can’t provide day-to-day caregiving. However, you want to keep in touch with what is going on, to have your pulse on the quality of care your loved one is being provided. That’s why one option is to hire a compassionate caregiver from FirstLight Home Care.  Your caregiver becomes like a family member, someone you know who will take care of your Mom and Dad almost as good as you. They communicate with you…

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