2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$33K - $58K
Units as of 2022
145 9.8% over 3 years

Acti-Kare specializes in the provision of in-home care services. The non-medical home care franchise has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 many times in the past decade. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. With over 125 locations, Acti-Kare is popular in the United States.

The caregivers are specially trained so, most of the time, no task is too big or too small to handle while caring for seniors. Personal care, companionship, shopping, paying bills, incontinence care, and pet care are some services offered by Acti-Kare. Additional services might be offered to expectant mothers, new mothers, and children with special needs. Acti-Kare may also offer nanny or babysitting services catering to families recovering from accidents, personal injury, and surgeries.

Why You May Want to Start an Acti-Kare Franchise

Joining Acti-Kare typically allows you to not only change the lives of others, but potentially alter yours, as well. As a franchisee, they want you to enjoy your business; there is generally a call center with a team dedicated to receiving your incoming calls. They may schedule your appointments and make outbound marketing calls to hospitals and facilities on your behalf.

You may not need previous experience in the home care field. As a franchisee, you may get support in each stage of your growth. There are multiple support teams, such as the in-house art department, licensing department, advanced local marketing team, and call center, which are typically available 24/7. The caregivers usually also receive training in the field. By starting an Acti-Kare franchise, you might get a competitive edge through the scalability and support provided.

What Might Make an Acti-Kare Franchise a Good Choice?

To be part of the Acti-Kare team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

The in-house art department is generally available to you, serving as another resource for you to use in order to better your Acti-Kare franchise. Franchisees are typically provided with qualified client leads, initial and ongoing caregiver recruitment, and access to software design to help manage the company effectively.

How Do You Start an Acti-Kare Franchise?

After you receive detailed information and an introduction to Acti-Kare, you might be required to fill out a basic form, which will be handled with confidentiality. Usually, no obligations are tied to this form, and it helps determine if you will be a good fit for Acti-Kare. If you meet the requirements, a personal franchise development associate is usually assigned to you. They might let you know of the support offered. Territory analysis may also be conducted to ensure that you set up your home base in a strategic location.

To give you a better understanding of the Acti-Kare vision, direction, and model, an executive generally communicates with you. You might also get insights from existing franchisees, and if you feel ready to join them, you may finalize your application. Upon approval, a state specialist and the franchise support team typically trains and guides you on your franchise's launch.

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Company Overview

About Acti-Kare

Related Categories
Senior Care, Staffing/Recruiting
Mark Lucas, CEO
Corporate Address
17425 Bridge Hill Ct., #200
Tampa, FL 33647
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Acti-Kare - When you can't be with your loved one... we can!

Own a successful Acti-Kare senior care franchise with our proven business model

Let Acti-Kare turn your dreams of small business ownership into reality! More than ever before, seniors are choosing to remain in their own homes as they age, instead of going into a retirement center or nursing home. And because the number of seniors in this country is projected to increase dramatically now that the first Baby Boomers are retiring, senior in home care promises to become one of the fastest-growing businesses around. 8,000 people turn 65 everyday. 90% of those seniors if given the choice would prefer to stay at home in comfortable familiar surroundings as they age. The cost of an assisted living facility is about 36,000.- 45,000. a year, having care provided at home is 18,000. - 22,000. a year.

Acti-Kare - Caregiver and senior talking

What makes Acti-Kare unique?

We offer additional services beyond Senior Care. Acti-Kare also offers Family Care services ranging from our Childcare program caring for children and for children with special needs our Mommy & Me program and Mommy-To-Be program caring for expectant mothers and postnatal care for mother and baby. Personal Injury Care and Recovery Care caring for those recovering from an injury or surgery as well as Pet care. Acti-Kare franchisees provide superior caregiving services to the whole family in the comfort of their own homes. Franchise owners manage a staff of caregivers that help our clients live happier, more active lives.

Acti-Kare - Mother and Daughter spending time together
Here are just a few of the benefits we offer our franchises:

  • A Proven Home Based Model: Low overhead. No office needed. (in most cases)
  • We Help Furnish the Qualified Caregivers: We assist franchisees with their initial pre-screened staff.
  • We help provide start up client leads: We provide franchisees with qualified client leads by nationally recognized lead generating companies. (up to10) $36,000 - $45,000 a year, having care provided at home is $18,000 - $22,000 a year
  • Access to Our Referral Networks: Acti-Kare has developed relationships with National partners for referrals. (some provide additional revenue opportunities)
  • Caregiver Training Program: Our proprietary on-line training and certification program ensures your caregivers are thoroughly trained as well as ongoing training.
  • National Advertising Program/Marketing Support: Our principals have a combined 65+ years of consumer and business to business marketing experience.
  • Our Call Center, Your Competitive Advantage: We can answer all incoming calls for your franchise during business hours. Our service "sells" your potential clients and schedules your enrollment meetings using a web-based calendar. By utilizing our call center, franchises never miss an opportunity for a client and create time to focus on the growth and management of their business. The sales center can also make outbound calls and set appointments for franchise owners to meet with surgical centers, outpatient services, physical therapists and other potential referral sources
  • Individual, On-Site Training at Your Location Or Ours: Actikare provides intensive training at our corporate location in Tampa, Florida. 
  • Ongoing Support: Franchises have a toll free number to call anytime for ongoing support from our franchise support team to help you along the road to your Aci-Kare success and so much more.
  • In-House Art Department: As an Acti-Kare franchisee we offer a team of graphic artist and a state of the art design center at no additional cost to you.

Our caregivers offer compassionate support and assistance to your loved one.

*Currently not seeking international expansion at this time.

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2007 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
145 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Acti-Kare 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
$19,750 - $39,750
Initial Investment
$32,530 - $57,550
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
$30,000 - $50,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
7 years
Is franchise term renewable?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Acti-Kare has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
30 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
Are exclusive territories available?

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022