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Senior Helpers

2014 Franchise 500
#326
At a Glance

Products & Services: Personal, companion and Alzheimer's home care

Number of Locations: 257

Total Investment: $79.8K - $103.8K

Founded: 2001

Began Franchising: 2005

About Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers was founded in 2001 to offer professional in-home care services, and began franchising in 2005. Franchisees of the Maryland-based company offer personal and companion care, senior care management and evaluation, nurse and "peace of mind" visits, surgery assistance, sitter services, and Alzheimer's and dementia care.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 247 0 10 0
2013 259 1 17 0
2012 271 1 6 0
2011 285 1 1 1
2010 283 1 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, South America, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $79,800 - $103,800
Franchise Fee: $44,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $1,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% 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: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 3 days. Additional on-site training; computer-based training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #326 (2014), #291 (2013), #127 (2012), #97 (2011), #190 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #52 (2011), #27 (2010),
Top New: #2 (2010),
America's Top Global: #169 (2013), #105 (2012), #82 (2011), #148 (2010),

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