Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care Franchising
Before you apply, we’re happy to share basic details about the territory you’re interested in, such as which geographic areas the territory covers and start-up costs for new territories. Use our request information form to get in touch. After you apply, we can discuss further details of the territory, such as senior population, demographics, and more.
When you inquire about a specific territory, you’ll speak directly with the franchise development manager for that territory. Jason Vyhlidal manages territories on the eastern side of North America, and Rob Reynek covers the western side. Both Jason and Rob are credible resources to help you explore the franchise opportunity and get the information you need to decide if this opportunity is right for you.
If you’re interested in opportunities to bring our successful brand of non-medical senior care to an area outside of the U.S. or Canada, we invite you to get in touch with our International Business Team.
We also look for other core characteristics related to business leadership and financial capacity, which you can find on the Qualifications page. One of the benefits to buying a franchise, though, is having a proven business model to follow without having to reinvent the wheel. The road to success has been paved by the 1200+ owners who’ve come before you. Even if you’ve never owned a business before (which most of our owners haven’t), you’ll receive a level of training and support unrivaled by any other franchise network because we want to see you succeed.
Every new owner starts with pre-training assistance to prepare for a week-long training class held at our global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Each owner is then assigned a regional business team to coach them through the critical start-up phase and as they grow throughout their tenure as a Home Instead franchise owner.
We also provide specialized coaching tailored specifically for owners who are starting a new franchise as well as owners buying an existing franchise.
Beyond this individualized training, we provide many learning opportunities with our annual convention, field training, owner accountability groups and webinars.
Learn more about how we equip franchisees for success through franchise owner training.
We’re proud of the extent of support we’re able to provide our franchise owners. We have over 26 years of experience and more than 200 staff members at the Home Instead, Inc. Home Office to help you run your business efficiently. You’ll have the support of our operational and technical support teams to coach you through any business and technology questions you may have. Support is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A: As you can probably imagine, no two days are ever the same. Franchise owners wear a lot of different hats: office manager, client care coordinator—even fill-in CAREGiver from time to time. But you also have the flexibility and independence to wear the hats you want to wear and build your staff to wear the others. You are your own boss.
Your experience as a new owner will also depend on the type of franchise you purchase—a brand new territory or an established business—as well as your professional skills and background.
Read about a day in the life as a franchise owner.