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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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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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Home Care For The Holidays

The holiday season is busy for everyone, especially franchise owners-and even more specifically, FirstLight Home Care franchise owners. Why are our owners so busy? Changes in care schedules due to family visits, and special service changes due to holiday events and schedules. Increased inquiries, phone calls, emails-especially immediately after the holidays. Extra focus on service levels during a typically high-stress time of the year. Part of the hustle and bustle of the holidays includes family visits. When family comes to visit their loved ones, care schedules tend to change. Maybe they don’t need as much care as they normally would without loved…

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Becoming a Great Boss

What makes a great boss? And why is that important in small business?  At FirstLight Home Care, there are certain characteristics we look for in our franchisees to ensure they align with our values and goals and our Culture of Care.  In senior care, hiring the best caregivers in the market and then managing and retaining them is critical to your growth. Our caregivers are the face of our brand as such, our corporate staff and franchisees work hard to ensure their happiness and fulfillment. So what does being a great boss mean, especially in a small business environment? Here…

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Franchise Opportunities in Oregon and Washington

This may seem surprising, but did you know Oregon is one of the top U.S. states for the senior population and is where current and future retirees are flocking? Why? Beautiful weather Endless events and activities year round to stay healthy: Hiking Biking Camping Fishing Plus much more Healthy atmosphere with mountains and the ocean There’s so many more characteristics that Oregon offers that are drawing in a huge portion of the senior population, creating a high, unmet need for a variety of senior and home care services. This increasing need for services is why FirstLight Home Care is seeking…

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FirstLight Home Care is More Than a Senior Care Franchise

What separates FirstLight Home Care from other home care services within the home care and senior care industries? The fact that we consider what we do as more than just selling people a business. We approach helping people go into business for themselves with a specific mindset, a culture, and a habit of principles formed from a passion of caring for others. We realize seniors aren’t the only people seeking a caring and helpful hand. FirstLight Home Care offers personal care for seniors and non-seniors; disability care, recovery and rehabilitation care for your loved one. We understand that when it…

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