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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care Franchising

Transparency is important to us. Starting a senior home care business has to be the right fit for you, so we want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about pursuing next steps. These FAQs are just a starting point.

A: The path to ownership doesn’t have a set timeline. If your goal is to open a franchise in 3-12 months, we can help make that happen. If you need longer to explore your options, that’s fine, too

A: Combining the world’s largest home care network with the most respected care platform brings highly personalized care to aging adults, creates the most rewarding jobs for Care Pros and provides more opportunities for partnerships with provider networks. We began onboarding franchises to the Honor Care Platform in 2022, taking a thoughtful approach based on a number of factors including geography, franchise owner enthusiasm and business readiness for the Care Platform. Together, Home Instead and Honor are best positioned to scale home care to meet the growing demands of our aging population.

A: Each Home Instead franchise has a protected territory determined by the number of potential Clients it contains. In the 25+ years we have been franchising, we’ve identified that the two main keys to a successful franchise are the right owner and a minimum number of seniors over the age of 65. Geographic size of the territory and socio-economic factors are less important.

Above all, we want franchise owners whose hearts are in it for the right reasons. Our owners come from all different backgrounds, but they share the same passion and drive to make a difference in the lives of seniors. That culture of caring is what makes our network unique. Frankly, it’s also what makes us successful.

We also look for other core characteristics related to business leadership and financial capacity and salesmanship, which you can find on the Qualifications page.

Whether or not you’ve ever owned a business before (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.

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 Care Pro 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.