Help Our Most Vulnerable with a Senior Care Business
It’s rare as an entrepreneur to find an opportunity that is both profitable and capable of real social good. By opening a senior care business, you can achieve exactly that.
It’s widely documented that most seniors would prefer to age in place in their own homes and communities. Not only is aging in place more comfortable for seniors, but it also offers significant emotional and cognitive benefits.
Unfortunately, many seniors experience restricted mobility or cognitive decline. These changes can make it more difficult to live independently. They can also put seniors at a greater risk for injuries, isolation, and poor mental or physical health.
As a senior care business owner, you can actively better the lives of seniors in your community while relieving the strain their families face.
What a Senior Care Business Can Do for Your Community
By opening a senior care business, you can help address the following concerns for seniors and their families:
- Fall Risk
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that falls are the leading cause of serious injury among seniors. As an in-home senior care provider, you can reduce fall risks among the elderly in your area through walking support, assistance with difficult tasks, and routine monitoring.
- Poor Nutrition
Seniors may struggle to prepare balanced meals due to joint pain, memory loss, and other age-related difficulties. Your business can remedy this through meal planning and preparation services.
- Social Isolation
Over the last year, we’ve all experienced social isolation due to Covid-19. This has brought a greater understanding of how crucial social connections are for our physical and emotional well-being.
Older adults living alone are more susceptible to this social isolation, whether due to limited mobility, a changing community, or friends and family moving on. This can lead to depression or anxiety, which in turn can lead to further self-neglect. Additionally, the CDC notes that it may increase the risk of serious stroke, heart disease, and premature death.
Home care can help mitigate these risks by providing a consistent social outlet for seniors. The caregivers you employ can offer companionship and mental stimulation for older adults with limited social circles.
- Medical Complications
A 2019 study from the University of Michigan shows that 15% of older adults are readmitted within a month of a hospital stay. This is often for the same or a related condition.
As a senior care provider, your business can facilitate healing at home through transitional care. This type of care helps seniors follow discharge instructions, identify possible issues, and reminds them about follow-up appointments and medications.
Learn About Senior Care Franchise Opportunities with Visiting Angels
It’s in your power to promote the well-being of seniors in your community while also pursuing your goals as an entrepreneur.
Visiting Angels® is a widely respected home care franchise providing flexible home care options for thousands of families. As a franchise owner with us, you’ll benefit from our reputation, our highly engaged network of franchisees, and the ongoing support of our Operations Team.
To learn more about our senior care business opportunities, call Visiting Angels at 800-365-4189 or request details online.