Senior Care Franchises

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 68
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care

Initial Investment: $102K - $118K

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# 69
Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers

Initial Investment: $83K - $114K

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# 96
Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels

Initial Investment: $64K - $105K

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# 112
Home Helpers/Direct Link

Home Helpers/Direct Link

Initial Investment: $68K - $127K

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# 116
Right at Home Inc.

Right at Home Inc.

Initial Investment: $78K - $132K

# 150
Synergy HomeCare

Synergy HomeCare

Initial Investment: $59K - $148K

# 167
Seniors Helping Seniors

Seniors Helping Seniors

Initial Investment: $87K - $141K

# 177
BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care

Initial Investment: $94K - $173K

# 181
Homewatch CareGivers

Homewatch CareGivers

Initial Investment: $83K - $138K

# 192
ComForCare Home Care

ComForCare Home Care

Initial Investment: $81K - $156K

# 207
Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions

Initial Investment: $56K - $85K

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# 212
Always Best Care Senior Services

Always Best Care Senior Services

Initial Investment: $62K - $111K

# 218
CarePatrol Franchise Systems LLC

CarePatrol Franchise Systems LLC

Initial Investment: $64K - $82K

# 219
Senior's Choice Inc., The

Senior's Choice Inc., The

Initial Investment: $38K - $55K

# 263
Acti-Kare Inc.

Acti-Kare Inc.

Initial Investment: $33K - $52K

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# 297
Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance

Initial Investment: $120K - $265K

# 324
Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

Initial Investment: $59K - $102K

# 363
Touching Hearts At Home

Touching Hearts At Home

Initial Investment: $48K - $69K

# 405
Interim Healthcare

Interim Healthcare

Initial Investment: $124K - $197K

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# 436
FirstLight HomeCare

FirstLight HomeCare

Initial Investment: $87K - $131K

# 440
Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers

Initial Investment: $81K - $117K

# 472
Qualicare

Qualicare

Initial Investment: $79K - $191K

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A Right Place For Seniors

A Right Place For Seniors

Initial Investment: $56K - $104K

NR
Age Advantage Home Care Franchising Inc.

Age Advantage Home Care Franchising Inc.

Initial Investment: $60K - $103K

NR
Amada Senior Care

Amada Senior Care

Initial Investment: $92K - $172K

NR
AmeriCare Alliance

AmeriCare Alliance

Initial Investment: $85K - $120K

NR
Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators

Initial Investment: $59K - $70K

NR
Assisted Transition LLC

Assisted Transition LLC

Initial Investment: $67K - $90K

NR
CareMinders Home Care Inc.

CareMinders Home Care Inc.

Initial Investment: $138K - $199K

NR
Caring Matters Home Care

Caring Matters Home Care

Initial Investment: $39K - $65K

NR
Companion Connection Senior Care

Companion Connection Senior Care

Initial Investment: $23K - $26K

NR
eHomecare

eHomecare

Initial Investment: $63K - $91K

NR
Executive Home Care

Executive Home Care

Initial Investment: $100K - $151K

NR
Golden Heart Senior Care

Golden Heart Senior Care

Initial Investment: $55K - $81K

NR
Guava Healthcare Inc.

Guava Healthcare Inc.

Initial Investment: $85K - $122K

NR
Hallmark Homecare Inc.

Hallmark Homecare Inc.

Initial Investment: $33K - $46K

NR
Heaven Heights Senior Care

Heaven Heights Senior Care

Initial Investment: $44K - $67K

NR
HomeWell Senior Care

HomeWell Senior Care

Initial Investment: $60K - $120K

NR
In Home Personal Services

In Home Personal Services

Initial Investment: $73K - $133K

NR
Keepsake Companions

Keepsake Companions

Initial Investment: $58K - $117K

NR
Libertana

Libertana

Initial Investment: $98K - $139K

NR
My Elder Advocate

My Elder Advocate

Initial Investment: $88K - $126K

NR
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

Initial Investment: $106K - $159K

NR
Preferred Care at Home

Preferred Care at Home

Initial Investment: $63K - $85K

NR
Preferred HealthStaff

Preferred HealthStaff

Initial Investment: $53K - $94K

NR
Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority

Initial Investment: $48K - $71K

NR
Stay at Home

Stay at Home

Initial Investment: $66K - $89K

NR
Sunny Days In-Home Care

Sunny Days In-Home Care

Initial Investment: $73K - $121K

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