- 2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#434 Ranked #191 last year
- Initial investment
$123K - $161K
- Units as of 2020
578 1.2% over 3 years
After working as a social worker in a nursing home and listening to families express frustration about limited alternatives to nursing facilities or assisted living centers, Jeffrey Johnson began Visiting Angels in 1992 to provide experienced in-home caregivers to seniors. With franchisees nationwide, Visiting Angels offers living assistance services including hygiene assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping and companionship services.
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Visiting Angels - America's Choice In Homecare
Establishing a successful business format enables an organization to retrace its steps and fine-tune its systems. To create a successful franchising system, an organization is required to duplicate and share its proven blueprint for success.
VISITING ANGELS has established over 600 franchise locations in all 50 states across the United States. Internet search data shows that Visiting Angels is the best known brand in private duty home care due to our national advertising campaign on internet, radio and TV. Visiting Angels was rated #1 in franchisee satisfaction among senior care franchises by Franchise Business Review (franchisebusinessreview.com; January, 2020). We were ranked #3 across all franchise industries out of 500 franchise companies. Our franchisees individually average more than $1 Million annual gross revenues! We advertise and market nationally for home care client leads and distribute thousands of home care client leads each month to our franchisees.
Our franchised agencies thrive collectively from some of the most caring business owners in the world. Together, they have utilized countless resources at their fingertips to provide communities with jobs and, most importantly, the care our seniors deserve.
Owning a business is hard work, but it can also be extremely rewarding. To help support you in your efforts, Visiting Angels provides our network of owners with:
- Thousands of quality home care leads each month on a national basis
- National advertising and branding campaigns; including Internet, radio and TV
- Annual conferences with industry experts, breakout sessions and one-on-one consultations
- Regional group support meetings throughout the year
- Comprehensive training sessions
- Monthly webinar teleconferences
Owning a business means you’ll never be alone when you own a Visiting Angels franchise!
Visiting Angels has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises in America.
Why Senior Care?
Our seniors deserve options. One of the most appealing options a senior can have is safety and independence in the comfort of their own home. This peace of mind is just as important to seniors as it is to the loved-ones that share in their concerns. Think about it: Wouldn’t you rather Mom and Dad be safe and in the comfort of their own home rather than in an expensive institution with revolving care?
As our country’s population continues to age (according to the U.S. Census, by the year 2030, there will be over 57.8 million “baby boomers” between the ages of 66 and 84), the demand for quality homecare is sure to increase.
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Our franchise fee is as low as $49,950 (standard franchise $59,950) and the royalty is just 3.5% of revenues – compared to 5%-7% in some other home care franchises. This amount decreases to 3.0% at greater volume, and above a certain level of revenues, you'll pay no additional royalty!
To learn more about Visiting Angels franchise opportunities in your area or to begin securing your territory today, please complete the accompanying form with no obligation. We will offer you an invitation to attend one of our free Information Seminars in your area and connect you with one of our franchise development professionals. If you share our goals and standards in client services, then you’ll soon learn why we are America’s Choice In Homecare.
- Franchising Since
- 1998 (23 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
- # of Units
- 578 (as of 2020)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Visiting Angels 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
- $49,950 - $79,950
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
- $123,460 - $161,150
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
- 10% 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
- Visiting Angels has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- Classroom Training
- 45 hours
- Additional Training
- 5+ regional refresher meetings per year; monthly webinars; annual conference
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsSite SelectionFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
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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