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A Concept Born of Personal Experience

It was Paul Hogan's own family experience caring for his grandmother for 12 years that made him realize the need for non-medical elder care and companionship services to help seniors live independently at home. In 1994, Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead, Inc. and began serving seniors in Omaha, Nebraska as Home Instead Senior Care®.

Building on Our Philosophy

Dependability, quality of care, and accountability have earned the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network a deep level of trust with clients and their family members and friends, as well as thousands of health care, medical, and social organizations worldwide. In June 1995, the company began franchising. By 1998, the Home Instead Senior Care network had grown to 99 franchises and was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing franchise systems in the United States.

Reaching Out to the World

In 2000, Home Instead Senior Care began international development with the opening of a Master Franchise in Osaka, Japan. Today, the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network is one of the world's most trusted non-medical sources of companionship and home care for seniors, with more than 900 franchises globally.

Giving Back through Philanthropy

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 nonprofit 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.

If these concepts are as important to you as they are to us, please look into how you can get involved and be part of an important solution for seniors today: