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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #498 last year
- Initial investment
$44K - $104K
- Units as of 2022
141 7.6% over 3 years
More from CarePatrol
CarePatrol franchise owners help tens of thousands of seniors find the care they need, and in the process we make a real, tangible difference in the lives of the families we serve.
Proven Business Model
CarePatrol is the largest senior care placement franchise in the U.S., with over 150 locations in 44 states. Since our founding in 1993 our proven best practices have helped social entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning a business that makes a difference in their communities.
The Demand is Real
More seniors need care now than ever before - and the phenomenon commonly known as the “Silver Tsunami” isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. The Population Reference Bureau reports that the senior population will reach 100 million by 2060.
You Don’t Need Experience
While CarePatrol franchise owners are known as subject matter experts in their communities, the majority of our franchise owners did not have any experience in senior care before franchising with us. We provide ongoing training and resources to help you become the trusted advisor your clients have come to expect.
Low Cost Investment
CarePatrol is a low cost investment opportunity with high earning potential. Our straightforward business model is home-based and turn-key, allowing you to keep overhead extremely low, while we help you to market your business quickly.
WHY IS CAREPATROL A WISE INVESTMENT?
It's no secret that millions of Americans are rapidly becoming senior citizens on an annual basis, which has created an enormous need for assisted-living facilities. More than 8 million people require care from assisted-living facilities today, and that number is expected to reach 27 million by 2050. CarePatrol, as the original home placement brand, is in the best position to help seniors find the care they need — plus deliver peace of mind to families. Our low cost to entry and proven business model have helped dozens of entrepreneurs find lasting success in business. Because the demand for our services is only going to increase, CarePatrol is poised to grow for years to come.
What Franchise Owners Are Saying
- Ron Culyer:
“I get to do something every day that I can feel good about. The families are probably going through one of the top three most stressful situations you ever have to deal with in life. The part I love is when you see it in their eyes that you found them a good fit and that they do have a safe option that they didn't know about before. I love it, I've been doing it for 10 years and I’m going to keep doing it”.
- Michelle Graft:
“One of my most important goals when I started CarePatrol is I wanted to find a way to be connected with my community. But, I also had financial goals and I've more than surpassed that goal. It's been amazing and I’ve been able to do that without sacrificing my personal life. I have time for my family and children. That has actually been enhanced.”
WATCH OUR BRAND STORY
- Franchising Since
- 2009 (13 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 141 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a CarePatrol franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
- $15,000 - $52,000
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $43,620 - $103,620
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 20% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- CarePatrol has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 50 hours
- Classroom Training
- 34 hours
- Additional Training
- Online training
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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