Home Instead Senior Care Opens 1,000th Franchise Location and Expands into China
Home Care Industry and Franchising Opportunities Grow to Meet Rising Demand
TORONTO, ON – December 4, 2013 – Home Instead Senior Care©, the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, has reached a milestone in its 19-year history with the opening of its 1,000th franchise location. The 1,000th franchise officially opened Dec. 4 in Niagara Falls, Canada, by local owners Denielle Cuoco and Jonathan Cook.
The growing Home Instead Senior Care network which surpassed the $1 billion annual revenue mark in 2012, also announced it will enter Quebec and China in 2014. Upon the expansion, Home Instead services will be offered in 18 countries.Read more
Home Instead Senior Care® Franchise Network Expands into Mexico
Home Care Provider Expands Service Areas to Meet Rising Demand
OMAHA, Neb. – June 10, 2013 – Home Instead Senior Care®, the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, will soon be providing services through its first franchise in Mexico, marking the 17th country in which Home Instead will have operations.Read more
Home Instead Senior Care® Named Top Franchisor of the Year
Franchise System is Third-Time Recipient of Prestigious Franchise Business Review Award,
Receives Top Honors in Three Categories
Home Instead Senior Care®, the leading global provider of in-home, nonmedical care services for seniors, today was named the Top Franchisor of the Year by the Franchise Business Review. This is the third year running Home Instead has been honored with this prestigious award recognizing franchise systems that provide the best business opportunities for their owners. Read more
Home Instead Senior Care Franchisees to Hire More than 45,000 CAREGivers Nationwide in 2013
Franchise network’s U.S. growth in sluggish economy is a key indicator of rising need for home care professionals
Home Instead Senior Care®, the leading global provider of home care services for seniors, today announced that in 2013 its franchisees anticipate hiring 45,000 CAREGivers ? across all 50 states. The company’s anticipated growth is a key indicator of the increasing demand for home care professionals and the strength of the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal care aides is expected to grow by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Cruise Giveaway Contest for Family Caregivers Offers Opportunity for Stress-Free Getaway
The 2012 Caregiver Cruise Giveaway Contest, sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, welcomes nominations of caregivers who deserve the chance to win a free, five-night Caribbean cruise. The getaway package includes 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiverSM, ensuring the winning caregiver and guest can cruise worry-free knowing their loved one is with a trained professional. Read more
Senior Comedian Headlines New Home Instead Senior Care Network Website
Senior comedian Mary Maxwell, whose deadpan delivery of an invocation at a Home Instead Senior Care network convention attracted 8 million YouTube viewers, is the star of an updated website the network is unveiling. Check out her crowd-stopping performance at the 2009 convention as well as new funny videos on the "Laughing with Mary" page of CaregiverStress.com. Maxwell also is a regular contributor to Caring Connections, a free Home Instead Senior Care network newsletter to keep family caregivers entertained and educated.Read more
Holiday Blues: Home Instead Senior Care Network Releases Warning Signs of Depression
Holidays normally are happy times for families, but such is not always the case with seniors. The loss of a spouse and families that live far away can lead to the holiday blues and, much worse, depression. Older adults who are depressed and suffering from health problems such as diabetes may even be at greater risk of death, according to recent research. That's why the Home Instead Senior Care® network has issued a list of warning signs to help family caregivers know what to look for as the holidays approach.Read more
Are You Prepared to Care for Aging Parents?
Fewer than half of baby boomers are knowledgeable about their parents' medical histories, and 49 percent are unable to name any of the medications their parents take every day, according to a new study by the Boomer Project, a behavior-tracking and research firm. In an emergency, such information could be vital to ensuring proper care.Read more
Full-time Family Caregiver Wins Long Overdue Vacation
A family caregiver who has provided nearly constant care to an ailing husband for the past nine years is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway from the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The six-day, five-night cruise sets sail January 21, 2012, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with about 200 professional and family caregivers as part of the Home Instead Senior Care Caregiver Cruise. The trip is being co-sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care network and CaregiverCruises.com on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.Read more
Loneliness Among Warning Signs of Nutritional Risk, Home Instead Senior Care Survey Reveals
Loneliness –it’s one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition for seniors. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of the population age 75 and older – 6.7 million people – lives alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These seniors face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences. The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced the Craving CompanionshipSM program to help family caregivers focus their efforts on ensuring that older adults have mealtime companionship.Read more
USA Today Features Senior Emergency Kit
A story from USA Today focuses on the need for adult children to prepare for their parents' health emergencies. The article highlights Home Instead Senior Care, and describes one family's solution to a caregiving emergency - hiring a Home Instead CAREGiver. The article quotes Georgette Smith, owner of the Indianapolis, IN, Home Instead franchise, and mentions the Senior Emergency Kit.
Home Instead Senior Care Recipe Contest Motivates Family Caregivers to Bring Back Senior Mealtimes
The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced a recipe contest to help bring back favorite family recipes and revive mealtimes for elderly who are alone and lonely. The contest, which runs from July 15 to September 15, 2011, will collect family caregivers’ recipes from throughout North America for the Homemade MemoriesSM Cookbook that will be available in time for the 2011 holiday season. The contest is part of a program to help family caregivers combat the depression their elderly loved ones could be facing. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors.Read more