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"I don't think of this as a job. I can't imagine my life without it. I hope to be able to do this for many years."

- Ed Lambert,
Home Instead Senior Care's 2008 Southeast Regional CAREGiverSM of the Year

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History

Founded in 1994, Home Instead Senior Care now offers in-home senior care worldwide

Home Instead Senior Care Began from Personal Experience

Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead, Inc. and began serving seniors in Omaha, Nebraska, as Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. It was Paul Hogan's own family experience caring for his grandmother that made him realize the need for non-medical home care and elder companionship services to help seniors live independently at home.

Fulfilling a Growing Need as Our Population Ages

In June 1995, the company began franchising. By 1998, Home Instead Senior Care had grown to 99 offices and was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing franchise companies in the United States. In 2000, Home Instead Senior Care began international development with the opening of an international partner relationship in Osaka, Japan with Duskin Corporation.

Offering In-Home Care Worldwide

Today, the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network is the world's trusted source of companionship, Alzheimer's and home care for seniors, with more than 900 franchises in the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Northern Italy and Puerto Rico. The network employs nearly 65,000 trained CAREGiversSM who provide millions of hours of elder care services annually.

Philanthropic Endeavors

In 2003, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation was created to further the philanthropic mission of franchisees. The Foundation's focus and objective is to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations specializing in projects and programming that improve the quality of life for seniors. To learn more, visit The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation website.