Is There a Layoff Looming in Your Future?
Gavin Densmore • October 30, 2020
Has this happened to you? Are you concerned layoffs may be in your future? Stop letting others determine your path in life. Own your own Senior Home Care business, and take back control. Senior care is an industry with explosive growth. An At Home Eldercare franchise is one of the best ways to take advantage of that growth, as we offer industry leading training and support.
Here is the story from the photo. https://www.wsj.com/articles/exxon-to-lay-off-1-900-u-s-employees-as-pandemic-wreaks-havoc-on-oil-demand-11603986398. #oilindustry #exxonmobil #franchise #businessopportunities Other major layoffs include Boeing https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/investing/boeing-job-cuts-losses-earnings/index.html NBC Universal https://deadline.com/2020/10/nbcuniversal-layoffs-tv-streaming-unit-november-december-1234605350/ and a lot of major players in the travel industry. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-layoffs-furloughs-hospitality-service-travel-unemployment-2020 Interested in controlling your own destiny? Contact us here.
While There Is Hope, Still a Long Journey Ahead
Gavin Densmore • December 1, 2020
There has been a lot of encouraging news lately about vaccines for COVID-19 being available very soon, Pfizer and Moderna are in the final stages of the approval process for their vaccines, and Astra Zeneca has a candidate, but some issues with their data. If the information is true, then the most vulnerable among us may start receiving the first dosage this month.
But the Senior Living facility industry has lost a lot of trust, and people are opting instead to keep their older relatives at home. This means that the demand for non-medical home care will remain at higher levels for the foreseeable future.
That means that now is still the best time to invest in a senior care franchise. An At Home Eldercare franchise is your best choice for several reasons. First, we offer financing, and one of the easiest start ups in the industry. Second, our leadership team has not only been providing senior care services for decades, and has been teaching others to succeed in this business for years. Third, AHE offers an industry leading level of training and support after the sale, both in person and online. Finally, we have a marketing plan in place with both national and local reach, lead by a team with a track record of success.
The time to reach out to us is now! Give us a call at 844-358-4311, or send us a message on our contact page. We look forward to helping you start down the path to business ownership in a growing market and success!
When Will I be Vaccinated Against the Coronavirus?
Gavin Densmore • January 10, 2021
One way we support our franchisees is with the latest healthcare information. Many of you have asked the question in the article title recently, and we have attempted to find the answer for you. As of writing this article (1/8/21), there are 2 Coronavirus vaccines that have been approved in the US, with more on the way. Part of the process of developing these vaccines was beginning production of doses before the approval process was complete. This allowed the vaccines to be administered almost immediately after the FDA issued the Emergency Use approvals.
But there is still a limited number of doses of either version, so the CDC has issued guidelines to the states on how to best distribute them to maximum effect. You can read their recommendations here, but we are going to boil it down for you. These are only guidelines, so your state may change the order and have their own methods of distribution.
The first group of people on the list include those most vulnerable to the disease and their caregivers. Phase 1a includes healthcare workers and the residents of long term care facilities. As of November 6th, nearly 40 percent of the deaths from COVID-19 in America were residents of long term care facilities. Healthcare workers are at greater risk from exposure to the disease. The CDC considers those on this list to be in the greatest need of the protection of a vaccine:
Examples of healthcare personnel include:
- Emergency medical service personnel
- Nurses and nursing assistants
- Dental hygienists and assistants
- Students and trainees
- Contractual staff
- Dietary and food services staff
- Environmental services staff
- Administrative staff
Again, each state may have their own standards, in some cases, healthcare workers that don’t have direct patient contact, including roles like administration and marketing, may not be in the first group.
Phase 1b covers frontline essential workers, including First Responders, Teachers, grocery store workers and anyone else considered on the forefront of keeping society running. It also vaccinates anyone over 75 not in long term care.
Then Phase 1c offers coverage for Seniors not in long term care, including anyone from 64-75, again not in a care facility. You are also in this phase if you are 16-64 and have a condition that increase your risk of dying from COVID-19, like COPD or Diabetes. Finally, the secondary essential workers, including food service, IT, and public safety are added to the list
As of the publication this article, there is no concrete plan for a Phase 2, which includes everyone else. The CDC has promised to update the list as more vaccine becomes available. We recommend that you check with your state or territorial health department for specifics. The CDC has a comprehensive list here. At Home Eldercare is here help you elder loved ones when their turn comes up.
9 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Franchise
Gavin Densmore • January 20, 2021
Part of the screening process when we sell an At Home Eldercare franchise is making sure you are set up for success in the Senior Care industry. Here are 9 things that might help decide.
#1 – Do you have the right personality? Are you a creative type, or are you the person that gets things done. Starting each day by tackling your list of tasks is one major key to success.
#2 – Have you done your research? One good place to start is this resource guide from the Federal Trade Commission. Know what you are getting into.
#3 Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? If you love numbers but hate selling, then you might need to reconsider owning a franchise. But if you have the skills necessary to run a senior care business, our support after the sale can help you maximize your knowledge.
#4 Do you have enough money? You will need more than just the funds to purchase the franchise, you will also need operating capital, and the means to pay living expenses. Fortunately you can reach profitability quickly with an At Home Eldercare franchise.
#5 Have you talked to any of the franchisees? There is no better teacher than experience. We would be happy to connect you with our franchise owners. We encourage them to talk honestly about their time with At Home Eldercare.
#6 Did you read all the documents? Take the time to read every word in any paperwork the franchisor provides for you. At Home Eldercare prides itself on a complete lack of “gotchas” in our agreements.
#7 Do you need professional help? At the very least, consider talking to a lawyer. If you can already handle the accounting, you might not need to hire someone to handle the bookkeeping. But talking to a legal professional can help give you some peace of mind before signing on the dotted line.
#8 Do you have an idea what the business entails? While we don’t require extensive healthcare experience to own an AHE franchise, you should have some knowledge of what it involves.
#9 Did you take the time to consider the pros and cons? Divide a piece of paper down the middle, then write the positives on one side and the negatives on the other. Putting this in writing can help you decide if it’s the right opportunity for you.
Buying the right franchise is more than just writing a check and signing the papers. We can help you answer these questions as part of the process. With At Home Eldercare, service begins before the sale even happens.
CEO Gavin Densmore Talks to a Future AHE Franchisee
Gavin Densmore • February 21, 2021
In this seminar podcast, Gavin takes questions about becoming an At Home Eldercare franchisee owner. Over the course of the hour, they discuss how to get started, Why you should own your own business, what the first year costs will be, and revenue expectations. In addition, they talk about the pre-screening process, the training and support an owner receives on an ongoing basis, and the increasing demand for senior home care. If you would like more information about this amazing opportunity, go to our contact page, or call us today at 844-358-4311
SwyftOps Partners with At Home Eldercare Franchise Systems LLC as Its Enterprise Resource Planning and Scheduling Software
Gavin Densmore • March 11, 2021
For Immediate Release
March 11, 2021
(Wichita, Kan.) — SwyftOps, a home care operations management software, finalized an agreement with At Home Elder Care Franchising, LLC to become the ERP management and operational scheduling software provider for all At Home Eldercare franchised locations across the United States.
SwyftOps offers home care agencies critical and unique features to manage every aspect of their businesses. At Home Eldercare will immediately benefit from unified platform features that include performance dashboards, EVV compliance, 24/7 support, robust third-party billing, dynamic assessments and care plans, and HIPAA compliant communications via caregiver and family portals. “It’s great to see At Home Eldercare select SwyftOps and join our family of franchisers and subscribers. Our software was built to help agencies of all sizes streamline their processes to make their operations flow with speed, security, and simplicity,” said Chris Trempe, vice president of operations at SwyftOps. “This is an exciting opportunity, and we look forward to a long partnership.”
At Home Eldercare is an emerging brand serving the in-home, nonmedical, senior care market. For many who seek their place in the industry, their choice is the model offered by At Home Eldercare, a franchise organization founded by Gavin Densmore. Densmore’s staff has over 45 years’ of industry experience, having trained hundreds of agencies over the past 15 years with Home Care Seminar. As the founder of Helping Hands of America, based in Raleigh, North Carolina (Raleigh’s oldest home care agency) Densmore recognized the local nature of the business and why franchising is an exemplary path for serving the industry. Densmore has a deep understanding of business complexities and what it takes to be successful supporting the in-home senior care market. Densmore said, “You cannot run a world-class home care agency without technology today. We are thrilled that our vendor selection committee selected SwyftOps for our technology platform moving forward! The team looked at the top three vendors in the senior care market, and the choice was clear… SwyftOps!”
Recently, At Home Eldercare, LLC announced a merger with Loyalty Brands, LLC as they focus on nationwide growth in 2021 and beyond. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Loyalty Brands is an umbrella franchise company founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur John Hewitt. Loyalty Brands is a cohesive group of franchise business and service verticals including business brokerage, accounting, tax preparation, marketing, and insurance. The company maintains a community-first outlook. Local involvement and giving back are core values. The multi-brand concept involves businesses that are synergistic and compatible, so franchisees might own one or more of the brands for additional customer acquisition and co-marketing opportunities.
Bruce Berglind, president of SwyftOps said, “There are literally dozens of software choices in this space. Being selected by this franchisor is a testament to the insight of our team and the strength of our offering. We were available, nimble and responsive while working with this organization, which allowed us to accommodate custom and proprietary feature requests in short order.”
Facebook Live: The Senior Care Path to Success – Thursday May 13th, 11 AM
Gavin Densmore • April 28, 2021
In Home Senior Care is growing as an industry by leaps and bounds. At Home Eldercare CEO Gavin Densmore answers your questions about the opportunity for success available with an At Home Eldercare Franchise. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 11 AM
How to Avoid Technology Issues as a Franchisee
Gavin Densmore • May 18, 2021
Read this story about McDonald’s ice cream machine shenanigans, and the negative impact on their franchisees. Our promise to our current and future franchisees is that we will never treat you like this. To prevent problems with technology providers, we have a committee of franchisees, experts, and leadership that make the provider selections. https://www.wired.com/story/they-hacked-mcdonalds-ice-cream-makers-started-cold-war/
At Home Eldercare Recognized for Franchise Brand Excellence
Gavin Densmore • May 19, 2021
At Home Eldercare has been recognized as an excellent franchise value. We made FranServe’s Fran-Tastic 500! In the annual FRAN-TASTIC 500, they recognize 500 brands that go above and beyond the norm and help people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising! Franchise brands are nominated and selected for the list based on the following criteria:
Quick to Launch
Clear Marketing Message
We sincerely appreciated this award, and will strive to maintain the #ownership #business #franchiseopportunities high standards of service, support, and value we offer our franchisees. For more information, go to https://franserve.com/frantastic500
An Clear and Insightful Article on the Concept of Franchising
Gavin Densmore • May 19, 2021
Some of you may see this website, and not understand what franchising truly is, and what it is not. This short article gives a basic definition of the term, and explains some of the mechanics. https://www.franchising.com/franchisebuyersguide/what_is_franchising.html
One More Reason to Consider a Senior Home Care Franchise
Gavin Densmore • May 20, 2021
According to this Forbes article, there is projected to be a severe shortage of Senior Housing and care facilities as America ages. This expands the opportunity for people who are ready to meet the demand for at home care. At Home Eldercare is here to get you in position to meet this need.