Home Care FAQs

Home Care Frequently Asked Questions

While home care has proven to be a popular investment among entrepreneurs, many are still confused as to what home care actually entails. HomeWell Care Services provides non-skilled home care. Are you aware of exactly what that means? If not, keep reading below to hear answers to frequently asked questions about home care.

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Non-skilled home care, also known as custodial care or personal care, is a service that assists older adults and other individuals in need with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). These activities can include light housekeeping, cooking, bathing, grooming, transportation, medication management and companionship. Nonmedical home care allows individuals to safely continue living semi-independently in their own homes. Individuals can receive nonmedical home care as a single service or in addition to skilled home health care or skilled care.

A franchise allows a franchisee to operate under a franchisor’s brand and system. A home care franchise like HomeWell, then, allows you to provide non-skilled senior care services in your community with support from our experts to help your business thrive under your leadership.

  1. Companion Care
    • Includes basic housekeeping such as laundry and meal preparation as well as companionship activities such as playing cards or reading books.
  2. Basic Care
    • Includes all services in Companion Care as well as more involved assistance such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders.
  3. Specialty Care
    • Necessary for those with higher health demands, this level includes all services in Level One and Two, as well transportation, feeding, bed-bound care and special care for Alzheimer’s or dementia.

At its core, HomeWell Care Services exists to provide training, industry education and support to individuals who wish to franchise our company in their area. Our team will walk alongside your team with regular on-site assistance and monthly check-in calls to ensure you are on the right track. In our experience, we have also accumulated unparalleled resources, tools and programs to continually help our franchisees serve their communities with quality in-home care.

Once you reach out to us, we will get back to you as soon as possible and are happy to start you on the right track. Of course, your state regulations can delay the process of starting, so specific timing can vary depending on each case. Throughout the whole process, we will continually provide tools, resources and other support to ensure you are on the path to success. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us for more information on what this process looks like.

Skilled care, also known as home health care, is a service that provides health care wherever a client calls home. It can cover a wide range of health care services following an illness or injury. Home health care providers offer care that doctors prescribe, such as pain management, wound care, catheter care, occupational therapy, mobility training, IV therapy, injections and vitals monitoring.

Because skilled home health care requires health care professionals to administer medical care, home health agency owners will need to hire qualified individuals and acquire certification. Finding qualified healthcare candidates can be challenging, especially when a healthcare crisis occurs.

Meanwhile, nonmedical home care meets client needs on an ongoing basis, and clients can even receive 24/7 care if needed. Doctors don’t need to prescribe this care type, so clients can decide if it’s right for them and seek it whenever they feel like they need it. Nonmedical home care is also easier and oftentimes less expensive to provide than facility care. By providing nonmedical home care, franchise owners have a wider candidate pool when it comes to hiring caregivers.

Franchise owners can also save money on salary and benefits packages because nonmedical caregivers typically require less compensation than nurses who specialize in skilled home health care. Additionally, providing in-home care may eliminate the need for facility care, which saves franchise owners money on physical real estate. Opening an in-home senior care franchise requires low start-up costs and provides low, predictable overhead.

The senior care industry is thriving. 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day over the next 15 years, fueling the aging population and creating a high demand for senior care businesses. We’re already seeing 40% of adults aged 65 or older needing assistance with daily living activities. This leads to an estimated $522 billion annually spent by family and friends to provide informal care for aging Americans. Additionally, home care offers a much lower barrier to entry than other industries and a much higher return on a single unit.

Absolutely not. Our franchise support team is in place to help guide and teach our owners the ins-and-outs of home care. The only thing we ask of prospective owners is to have a passion for business ownership, understand sales and be willing to follow a proven system.

While you are technically self-employed for tax purposes, franchisees still enjoy many benefits of self-employment, including being your own boss and making your own schedule.

How much you earn as a franchise owner depends greatly on many factors. With the expand need for home care, there has never been a better time to get involved in the industry. The size of your investment, your marketing plan and your level of commitment can all affect your earnings.

Yes. Home care agencies are regulated at the state level and usually require a license issued by the state. This regulation intends to keep the caregivers, the clients and the business owner safe. During the period it takes to receive licensure, the owner has time to learn the business and industry and what it takes to run a successful office.

With making your franchise successful, it’s less about your existing knowledge and more about your attitude. Of course, prior knowledge of the industry and healthcare can be quite beneficial. More than that, though, you need to be passionate about the work we’re doing and dedicated to seeing it through.

Using some of the existing HomeWell success structures, HomeWell franchisees manage the day-to-day operations in their branch, including creating sales strategies, networking with industry leaders and reviewing daily schedules. Whenever you’re ready to take your business to the next level, HomeWell will be there to offer you new learning opportunities and business coaching to expand your horizons.

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    This is not an advertisement or offer to sell a franchise or a solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise and is for information purposes only. HomeWell Franchising Inc. offers franchises solely by means of our Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states and foreign countries have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises, including the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or foreign countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with all applicable legal requirements in your jurisdiction.

    Are Senior Care Franchises Worth It?

    When you own a home care franchise, you get to help your community while building your own financial freedom. So, yes, it is absolutely worth it for everyone involved. Download your free franchise kit today to get started.


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