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FAQs About Our Caregiver Jobs
Our franchise is very affordable. Always Best Care was named one of the Top Low-Cost Franchises by, Franchise Business Review. With startup costs ranging between $81,025 and $145,900, our franchise partners have the ability to capitalize on their investment with our business model.
For a complete breakdown of our startup costs, please refer to Item 7 in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
While no franchisor can provide any guarantee of earnings, Always Best Care offers a variety of care options – providing franchisees the opportunity to generate multiple streams of income. To see our financial representations, please refer to Item 19 in the FDD.
Our franchise fee, which is included in your startup costs, is $49,900. Franchisees pay a 6% royalty fee and a 2% marketing fee as part of their franchise agreement.
Given the aging Baby Boomer population, the senior care industry is experiencing rapid growth. According to Pew Research Center, more than 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old every day. And the 65+ population in the U.S. is projected to double during the next 30 years. By 2040, 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. The 85+ population is expected to grow even faster, increasing nearly 150% during the next 30 years, capping at 14.2 million in 2040.
Keep in mind, most seniors want to be able to age in place instead of being relocated to a nursing home. With a senior population growing every day, the demand for senior care services is only expected to rise. Starting a home care business now allows you to grow your business with the market.
At Always Best Care, we provide a wide range of materials focused on targeting specific market segments. Each of our franchisees are supplied a customizable, fully SEO optimized micro-website.
All of our franchisees also participate in our National Advertising Fund as a way to build our brand’s presence, which ultimately leads to them building their businesses. Since 2011, Always Best Care has been honored with multiple awards recognizing our commitment to creating exemplary marketing and advertising campaigns.
Always Best Care is not your typical one-dimensional home care franchise. Instead, we provide a full Continuum of Care, with multiple service options for seniors, including:
- Always in Touch free telephone reassurance
- Non-medical in-home care
- 24/7 round-the-clock home care
- Alzheimer’s and other dementia care
- Home health care (in select markets)
- Always Safe – fall detection & prevention
- Relationships with national referral services
- Escorted tours of assisted living communities
- Free Always Best Care Rx program for prescription discounts
- Veterans assistance program
- Lifeline emergency response system
Our brand has developed a fully-integrated, web-based system that houses customer invoicing, accounting, and payroll all in one place! This enables our franchisees to run their entire business efficiently and effectively while still maintaining the highest levels of customer service. Our franchisees do not pay any up-front costs for software or disaster recovery. We also provide consistent automated updates to the system at no additional cost to our franchise partners.
Always Best Care is committed to ensuring the success of our franchisees with ongoing, comprehensive training. We provide multi-faceted support at the corporate and field levels. Our franchisees can expect on-site business coaching and field visits, online industry training materials and educational resources, and courses for franchise owners along with their staff and care providers. Our team also reviews ongoing SWOT analyses with our franchisees to help them remain in control of their business.
Before launching their business, franchisees participate in an extensive training program, including one week of classroom training at our headquarters. There, we conduct strategic planning sessions and introduce customizable financial benchmarking and assessment tools. We also provide specialized training for our franchisees’ staff, including monthly webinars and continuing education programs.
Our brand hosts local, regional, and national meetings, allowing franchisees to learn of any new initiatives while granting them the opportunity to provide necessary input. We also hold an annual leadership conference that includes brand updates, training sessions, and networking opportunities. Franchisees have the chance to connect with other Always Best Care owners, Area Representatives, National Directors, and corporate team members to collaborate and exchange ideas.
In short, yes. While no industry is completely recession-proof, the senior care industry is one of the most recession-resistant in the country. Unlike products or material goods, senior services are essential, even in times of economic uncertainty. Plus, with the consistent increase in the senior population, there’s a growing need for in-home care and assisted living services.
Always Best Care is the leading home care franchise in the U.S. and has more than 230 territories in 30 states. Our brand has repeatedly been ranked among the top franchises in the nation by reputable publications like USA Today, Military Times, Franchise Business Review, and AmericasBestFranchises.com.
Investing in a franchise is a big decision! If you still have more questions regarding our franchise opportunity, we’re happy to answer them. To get on a call with one of our representatives, fill out the form here to get a copy of our free e-book and we’ll be in touch.