Home Care Assistance

At a Glance

Products & Services: Nonmedical home care

Number of Locations: 110

Total Investment: $150K - $150K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2004

About Home Care Assistance

Kathy Johnson was inspired to start Home Care Assistance in 2003 after struggling to find reliable in-home care for her own parents. The Palo Alto, California-based company began franchising a year later. Home Care Assistance caregivers follow the company's Balanced Care Method, which is designed to promote healthy activity, stress reduction and social interaction for seniors. Franchises offer both hourly and live-in nonmedical care services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 84 7 1 18
2013 69 7 0 18
2012 51 6 0 18
2011 54 6 0 9
2010 50 4 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $150,000
Franchise Fee: $44,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (85% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location yearly, 2-3 days; Online training & conferences
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #410 (2013), #283 (2012), #251 (2011), #380 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #95 (2010),
America's Top Global: #196 (2011),

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