"It's one of the last areas (in
Right At Home franchisees typically employ 50 to 100 part-time caregivers who provide such services as cooking, cleaning and help with hygiene, and stay overnight, if necessary, enabling clients to live at home.
Founded in 1995, the company has franchises in all 50 states and seven foreign countries. Its 500 U.S. locations can be found in 184 of the more than 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the country.
"Up until now, we've had plenty of open territory, but now we're starting to target more specifically," Little said.
While 15 percent of the
And for companies like Right At Home, the market's only going to grow, Little said.
"We're less than three years from the oldest baby boomers (those born in 1946) turning 75," he said. "We've mostly been taking care of people over 75 -- the parents of the baby boomers. We want to position the company for when we start caring for the boomers themselves."
Little said potential franchisees don't need to have health-care experience because the company will train them. But, he said, they should be motivated by a desire to "do something that makes a difference" in the lives of others.
He said he trademarked the Right At Home slogan: "Success With Significance."
Potential franchisees should have some management experience as well as access to
The company is ranked No. 1 in
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