Company Profiles Current Issue Franchises Across Canada January/February 2023

Senior Care From Coast to Coast

Franchises across Canada are providing additional assistance for seniors navigating the next stage of life

Much has been made of Canada’s aging population, with Statistics Canada reporting that the 85-plus age group is one of the fastest-growing generations, up 12 per cent since 2016. Support services that help maintain the lifestyles of our aging loved ones will become increasingly valuable as more baby boomers enter this older phase of life.

Senior services franchises offer a range of in-home or mobile services that align a duty of care with any franchise dream. Some of these brands specialize in meal planning and provision, while others assist with moving and downsizing or provide general living assistance.

Read on as Franchise Canada explores brands that are making the golden years a little bit brighter while giving a new meaning to customer care.

Always Best Care Senior Services

Always Best Care was founded in the United States in 1996 and began offering franchises in 2007. The franchise offers a combination of non-medical in-home care services, primarily to seniors, and assisted living placement services as the core business model. Franchises may also provide skilled nursing services.

Members of the baby boomer generation have an overwhelming desire to remain independent and to age in place. With current and future advances in medicine, these individuals are setting the stage for unprecedented growth in non-medical in-home care, home health care, and assisted living facilities. Opportunities abound for business-minded individuals to earn money while serving seniors and the community at large. With its recent expansion into Canada, Always Best Care still has prime territories available.

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Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance. A Comfort Keepers franchise is more than an entrepreneurial business: starting a Comfort Keepers franchise is an opportunity to build a business with purpose and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Comfort Keepers franchisees come from many walks of life, but all have a common goal of helping people retain their dignity and independence and thrive. Strategic franchise partners receive support, resources, and comprehensive training, delivered by a dedicated Canadian team. Franchisees benefit from ongoing training, the annual Canadian conference, online training, regular webinars, business development training, and annual business reviews.

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FirstLight® Home Care

Do you have a calling to serve others and the desire to find a career with purpose? Welcome to FirstLight® Home Care, a franchise that is designed for those who are on a mission to help people in their communities and build a brighter future for themselves. This home care franchise is unlike others because it takes a different approach than its competitors. FirstLight® is driven by its values, by its mission, and by its Culture of Care.

FirstLight® is looking for driven, compassionate, and dedicated individuals who share its values to bring its services into new communities throughout Canada. Backed by extensive experience in both home care and franchising, FirstLight® has the people, processes, and systems you need to launch your new business and find success.

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Heart To Home Meals

Heart To Home Meals delivers delicious and nutritious meals, soups, and desserts to the homes of seniors. The food is prepared with seniors in mind and caters to their special dietary needs and restrictions. With the financial backing of the global organization apetito, Heart To Home Meals is prepared to expand and provide a unique service to the fastest-growing consumer segment.

Beyond the initial onboarding process, Heart to Home Meals franchisees receive ongoing support from the brand’s franchise development manager, learn about national and local marketing campaigns, gain access to a full IT and CRM system and ongoing innovation, and can participate in the sharing of best practices across the franchisee network.

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Home Instead

Home Instead is looking for franchisees to join its network of more than 1,200 independently owned and operated franchised businesses providing more than 90 million hours of in-home care services to aging adults around the world. Home Instead offers the rare combination of providing an outstanding business opportunity and a meaningful career.

Home Instead provides new owners with a thorough training program, including preliminary operational guidance, a weeklong training class at global headquarters, access to a business advisory team, access to industry training resources, and multi-phased training that covers specialized areas such as in-home safety, senior care education, and Alzheimer’s education.

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Just Like Family Homecare

The Just like Family brand stands for caring and loving caregivers who work closely with their clients and with the client’s family. It strives to be a supportive member of the family network by easing responsibilities as needed, opening lines of communication, and offering methods of coping in times of struggle. Just Like Family understands the endurance it takes to care for a loved one and continued duties outside of the home. Its caring staff offers clients 100 per cent peace of mind.

Benefits of franchising with Just Like Family Homecare include the availability of prime territories, protected territories, growth opportunities to multiple franchise units, great training and ongoing coaching, peer support, established processes, IT platform, and marketing best practices.

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Living Assistance Services

Living Assistance Services is seeking motivated partners/entrepreneurs to operate their own home care business in Canada. It provides much-needed care for Canada’s rapidly growing population of seniors, allowing them to remain where they most want to be—at home! The Living Assistance Services business has the demographics and ongoing support to ensure financial success. Also, the heartfelt experience and genuine happiness you’ll receive by making a difference in the lives of seniors will last you a lifetime.

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ONESource Moving Solutions for Seniors, Professionals and Families

ONESource provides professional move managers who can plan, coordinate, and organize every detail of your moving process. ONESource move managers have experiences and resources that save you time and reduce stress, offering a menu of services customized to meet your needs and budget. It provides a one-stop solution that ensures everything is done to guarantee a positive transition.

ONESource provides franchisees with one week of intensive training on the job; quarterly meetings with other ONESource franchisees; the right to use ONESource trademark, marketing materials, contracts, forms, and processes; and ongoing support. Franchisees should have strong ethic, character, and people skills.

ONESource Moving Solutions “takes the stress out of changing your address.”

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As one of Franchise Business Review’s top-rated franchises in franchisee satisfaction, Qualicare provides an ideal opportunity to start a homecare agency. Franchisees can invest in a rapidly growing market and make an impact. Qualicare owners provide fundamental non-medical and nursing services, but the brand’s unique 360° approach allows it to truly be the difference in clients’ lives.

Qualicare offers an affordable start-up model with high returns on investment, and provides customized support for every stage of your business, whether it’s initial training, the start-up phase, or the growth phase. Qualicare franchisees don’t need a medical background, as long as they want to make a difference.

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Right at Home Canada

Right at Home is one of the largest and most trusted in-home health care companies, globally. With a focus on wellness for seniors and those in need of assistance, Right at Home provides a full continuum of care, and prides itself in offering the Right Services, in the Right Place (home, hospital, or retirement community), by the Right People.

As a Right at Home Care Office owner, you will benefit from more than 25 years of global experience and 10 years in Canada. Right at Home has a robust system, coaching, support, and mentoring to help you provide exceptional care to your clients and enjoy a socially responsible, rewarding, and people-orientated business.

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Stallion Movers

Stallion Movers specializes in providing seniors moving services. It’s changing the way the industry runs and focuses on the customer experience first. It’s built an entire network of partnerships with seniors’ homes and retirement communities, offering everything from moving seniors to light move management/downsizing. The franchise team can actively start conversations with retirement homes in each franchisee’s area to help them start their business. With a strong reputation and even better referrals, the brand is confident franchise owners can use its template and training to kick-start their own personal seniors’ moving business under the Stallion Movers brand.

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Transition Squad Downsizing Services

Transition Squad is a full-service downsizing company. Franchisees are project managers who help clients downsize (typically seniors, their executors, and empty nesters), find a good home for their belongings, and maximize their sale price. Transition Squad offers a menu of downsizing services and packages them based on each client’s individual needs; however, its core specialty is to help clients sell their belongings through its own online auction platform and estate sales. Other revenue streams include clearing out the premises, donation management, and packing/moving services.

With Transition Squad’s partnership philosophy, franchisees work with Head Office to build the territory together. Head Office provides many of the back-office services, so franchisees can focus on meeting with customers and executing projects.

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