Preferred Care at Home

At a Glance

Products & Services: Senior home care

Number of Locations: 77

Total Investment: $62.5K - $84.5K

Founded: 1984

Began Franchising: 2007

About Preferred Care at Home

As a registered nurse, Lois Whitesell recognized a need for in-home care to allow seniors to avoid being moved into nursing homes. She approached her daughter (also a nurse) and son-in-law, Jody and Frank Guerrieri, with her idea, and together they opened a home health-care agency in central Florida.

The Guerrieris began franchising Preferred Care at Home in 2007. Franchisees offer live-in care, hospital-to-home care, companion and personal care, end-of-life care and nursing care services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 75 0 0 2
2012 66 0 0 2
2011 59 0 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $62,500 - $84,500
Franchise Fee: $43,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #331 (2013), #465 (2012), #373 (2011),
Top New: #30 (2011),