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Units as of 2020
316 (3 years)
13.3%
2020 Franchise 500 Rank
#249 Ranked #192 last year
57
Initial investment
$109K - $151K

Company Overview

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.

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About Senior Helpers

Founded
2001
Leadership
Peter Ross, CEO & Cofounder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
# of Units
316

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
901 Dulaney Valley Rd., #700
Towson, MD 21204

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Senior Helpers 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
$49,500 - $49,500
Initial Investment
$109,300 - $150,800
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

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

In-House Financing
Senior Helpers offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Senior Helpers has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
117 hours
Additional Training
Additional on-site training; computer-based training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #249

In Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #159

In Top Global Franchises

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From the Advertiser

Senior Helpers Delivers What Families and Their Loved Ones Need Most


Senior Helpers Owner, Dale Gardner, Orlando, FL

Award-winning Programs for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

Senior Helpers has been a leader in pioneering advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia care for clients with its breakthrough Senior Gems® program. Developed by renowned occupational therapist Teepa Snow (MS, OR/L, FATE) and recognized by leading health care organizations including the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Senior Gems® positions franchise owners to help clients age with dignity and maintain the highest quality of life possible.

Here Is What You’ll Need

Initial Investment

The total initial investment for a Senior Helpers franchise will range between $109,300 -$150,800. This number includes the franchise fee, and ranks the Senior Helpers ownership investment among the most reasonable initial investments in franchising.

Royalties

Senior Helpers’ on-going royalty fee is only 5% of gross sales. This low royalty allows owners to reinvest cash flow and allocate earnings in the manner they believe will benefit them in the short and long term.

Net Worth Requirements

Ensuring your Senior Helpers franchise has the capital to propel it to its fullest potential, applicants should make sure they have a stated net worth of $250,000and liquid cash on hand of $100,000. This enables the franchise owner to build a sustainable business that is ready to tackle the first year of business and beyond.

Join The Proven Team With A Proven System.

You are not on your own when you open a new business. Senior Helpers franchisees are surrounded by a world-class team that has helped over three hundred franchisees get started and operate their business. We will walk you through a proven system through which so many of your peers are enjoying success.* And from training and on-going support to marketing and sales support, Senior Helpers invests in you as you invest in your business.

Training Before You Open

Part of the benefit of joining a franchise system is the system itself and being properly trained on how to execute the system. At Senior Helpers we are firm believers that people who receive continual training at all levels within the organization can make their own success faster and to greater fanfare. You have access to the renowned Senior Helpers University as a Senior Helpers franchisee. Senior Helpers University is an organized, multifaceted program designed to address the training needs of new franchise owners, existing franchise owners, franchisee support staff and our caregivers. It has been developed both internally by our Vice President of Training and Development and by using external subject matter experts. The result is a dynamic program targeted at continually enhancing the knowledge of our team.

Pre-Opening Training When you are awarded your first Senior Helpers franchise, you get to start your training by attending Senior Helpers 10- Day New Owner Training, which will familiarize you with the Senior Helpers system. Then, our trained experts will take you through a very comprehensive and detailed pre-opening task list that is extensively covered in training. Training even includes visits and working days with our staff at Senior Helpers’ corporate offices in Baltimore, Maryland to offer you the tools you need to successfully operate your business. Every Senior Helper franchisee opens their doors with the benefits of decades of franchise experience behind them.

Training After You’re Open

The sharpening of your skills does not end after your doors are opened. Every Senior Helpers franchisee is offered on-going trainings that are conducted through webinars, conference calls, written modules, flash tutorials, and other media so you can learn at your own pace and according to your own schedule. While you will be trained in the operation, financial and marketing basics of successfully running your franchise, your hired caregivers will also receive training that will help them maintain Senior Helpers’ track record of having highly rated in-home caregivers. We provide caregiver-specific, module-based training that enhances each caregiver’s skills so they are able to deliver superior customer service and excellent in-home care.

Interested in opening a Senior Helpers?

If you want to know if Senior Helpers is the right franchise for you, we’re here to help you start the process of opening this business.

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