What Kinds of Services Does a Home Care Business Provide?
When considering buying into a franchise, it’s important to understand exactly what is expected of a franchise owner. Having a clear understanding of the services your location will be expected to offer is important. In a home care business, this is perhaps one of the most important variables to consider when comparing franchise offerings.
While the home care industry is generally concerned with providing care for seniors and disabled adults in the home, there are many variations to the type of care that each franchise brand offers. Some brands specialize in medical care at home, employing only RNs and CNAs. Others, like Visiting Angels®, specialize in non-medical home care as their business.
When evaluating home care business opportunities, it’s important that you understand the service offering associated with each franchise. The types of services offered will often affect the cost associated with starting your business, the licensing required, and the regulations affecting how your business can be run.
What Kind of Home Care Business Does Visiting Angels Offer?
One of the reasons home care businesses are such a popular option today is due to the increasing population of seniors in America. Home care businesses also fulfill a need that many families face when their aging parents want to remain at home but need regular assistance to make that dream a reality.
While each location is able to set and specify the exact services they offer, in keeping with local and state regulations and licensing restrictions, the list of services our locations offer most often include:
- Bathing and grooming assistance
- Hygiene and toileting assistance
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping assistance (laundry, changing linens, unloading the dishwasher, etc)
- Shopping and running errands
- Companionship and conversation
- Medication reminders
- Hospice support
- Help with walking and transferring
- Transportation to doctor visits and other appointments
- Respite care to give family caregivers a break
A Home Care Business Promises Personal Satisfaction and Profits
If you are thinking about opening a home care business, think about this first. While the growing senior population points to the ability to own a successful business, it also offers the chance to make a positive difference in the lives of many people.
Sometimes a family member will call in desperation because of a sudden downturn in the condition of a parent. Maybe the elderly individual keeps forgetting to take their pills, or fell in the bathroom, or accidentally left a pot on the stove as smoke filled the kitchen. Or maybe the best nursing home in town is full, or the other available facilities are just not up to par.
The obvious and often best solution is to keep the parent in his or her own home. At home, they feel most comfortable. They are surrounded by the keepsakes and furnishings that give them a sense of continuity and serenity. And best of all, they are often surrounded by long-time friends and neighbors who can continue to maintain relationships with them. All of these things are important to the health and well-being of seniors.
Our locations offer care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on holidays and weekends. Many locations also offer live in care and multiple shift care that provides assistance 24 hours a day. It’s this flexibility and focus on our clients’ needs that makes our franchisees so successful.
Find out more about the services our home care business owners offer and if Visiting Angels is a good fit for you professionally, by calling 800-365-4189 or request information online.