Home Instead Senior Care: Make a real difference

By bringing non-medical home care to older people, Home Instead Senior Care franchisees enable many more to remain living in their own homes.

With over 700 franchised offices across 11 countries, Home Instead Senior Care is a world leader in providing non-medical care for older people. Founded 13 years ago by Paul and Lori Hogan and prompted by their own personal caregiving experiences, Home Instead Senior Care became one of the first organisations to apply the franchising model to home care in 1995.

'Home Instead was founded to provide non-medical care and companionship to help older people live independently at home,' says Paul, who was recently named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by the International Franchise Association.

'Paul's award is a wonderful recognition of his visionary leadership in founding Home Instead Senior Care with his wife Lori,' says Trevor Brocklebank, who introduced the Home Instead Senior Care concept to the UK, where the company now has 14 offices.

Services include companionship, housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, personal care, local transportation and help with errands. Home Instead also provides respite and convalescence care.

'The services we provide make a significant difference to older people, assisting them to live, independently, in their own homes,' says Trevor.

'We are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our clients and are looking for individuals who share this desire. We provide extensive training so no care experience is required, however excellent people skills and the capacity for hard work are. This is an ideal opportunity to build a very successful business that makes a real difference.'

Reported by Stuart Anderson