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21 01, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Ranked A Top Franchise In Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

2021-01-21T09:58:32-05:00January 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Moves Up 127 Spots To #284, Making It Highest Ranked, Only Senior Placement Franchise System On Prestigious List For Five Consecutive Years.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Assisted Living Locators, a senior placement and referral franchise company, has ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The company moved up 127 spots from last year to #284, making it the highest ranked and only senior placement franchise system to be on the prestigious Franchise 500® list for five consecutive years.

According to Entrepreneur, Assisted Living Locator was selected for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“We’re incredibly proud to be the highest ranked and only senior placement franchise opportunity on this esteemed list for five continuous years. After such an unprecedented 2020, our business model continued to show its resiliency as an essential need service and Assisted Living Locators emerged strong and poised for additional growth in 2021,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “This recognition is proof of our outstanding nationwide network of franchisees and their commitment to serving their communities as well as our exceptional franchise support team that works continuously to help the system succeed.”

As the first senior placement and referral franchise business in the U.S., Assisted Living Locators has pioneered its way to a national presence with 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The company offers a no cost, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities.

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Assisted Living Locator’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Assisted Living Locators in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2021 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 26th.

About Assisted Living Locators

For more information on Assisted Living Locators, call 800-267-7816 or visit: www.assistedlivinglocatorsfranchise.com.

28 12, 2020

New Year, Ongoing Pandemic – Make A Resolution To Update Your Senior’s Care Plan

2020-12-28T22:12:00-05:00December 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Assisted Living Locators Offers Help To Keep Seniors Safe With Free Home Care Consultations, Senior Referral/Placement Service.

PHOENIX — The New Year is a time of reflection, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, now is the time to make a resolution to update your senior’s care plan protecting them with personalized care and support.

Assisted Living Locators is offering help to keep seniors safe with “free” home care consultations and senior referral/placement service. The company’s 140 franchise offices across the U.S.  will assess needs and utilize their nationwide network of in-home care providers to address the health emergencies and new realities family caregivers face with their loved ones during coronavirus.

As part of the free home care consultation, Assisted Living Locators senior care advisors  will meet with each family, virtually or in-person, to learn about their loved one’s needs, living conditions, and personal preferences in order to build a care plan during these unprecedented times.

“We offer a variety of care resources for family caregivers ranging from Alzheimer’s and dementia care to short term care and much more,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “Our nationwide network of home care agencies and services provide a full range of home health care needs, including social interaction, transportation, senior nutrition, and home modifications such as safety bars, ramps, shower chairs and roll-in showers. Our senior advisors provide these solutions among an even wider range of services that help seniors facing the challenges of the pandemic and assist families with the help they need.”

Olea noted that people with dementia at home may find it more difficult to do protective measures against the virus and need extra support during this difficult time.

“With system-wide dementia care certification, we are in a unique position to help families across the country, educating them about the disease,” she explained. “Our dementia care training enables us to provide much-needed support to families and when home care is not adequate, we help families find safe solutions, at no cost, independent living, assisted living, and memory care.”

About Assisted Living Locators

If you have questions about your loved one’s cognitive health and would like a free home care consultation, speak to Assisted Living Locators Senior Care Advisor at 877-266-7788 or visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

8 12, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Included In Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game Changers For 2020

2020-12-08T13:15:26-05:00December 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral franchise, has been included in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game Changers for 2020. This is the third consecutive year the company has received this recognition.  

Franchises on the Game Changers list were evaluated on criteria such as how they are impacting veterans, serving their communities, making an impact, creating an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs, filling a niche and whether they are a choice of millennials.

The third annual Game Changer list, which is part of the December issue of Franchise Dictionary Magazine, cites Assisted Living Locators as ideal for anyone seeking a home-based franchise that’s not only in a recession-resilient industry with long-term growth potential, but also a rewarding opportunity to help families, enhance senior lives and make money without charging clients a fee. They also noted that the company was the first to introduce a franchise model in the senior placement industry.

“We are honored to be named as a Game Changer franchise,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “We have always known that Assisted Living Locators was a game changer because there’s unlimited potential for franchise owners, and especially now as a home-based business during this pandemic. Senior care franchises, like Assisted Living Locators, are recession-or COVID-resilient since they are essential need services. For more than a decade, our company has been dedicated to providing compassionate care and help to seniors and their families across the country.”

Alesia Visconti, CEO / Publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine says, “Franchise ownership allows people to follow their dreams of being their own boss and taking control of their futures. It supports people working for themselves but not by themselves. It’s a community of professionals all supporting successful business ownership. A brand that earns the Top 100 Game Changers designation raises the bar and clearly sets itself apart!”

The Franchise Dictionary Magazine is a leading franchise publication in both digital and print format and has more than 350,000 readers. It targets prospective franchisees in an informative and educational manner and is well-respected throughout the industry.

You can find the special Game Changer section here:  https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/2020-game-changers/.

With 140 office locations in 36 states and the District of Columbia, Assisted Living Locators is a respected national franchise system that is consistently ranked among the nation’s top franchises by multiple organizations. The company has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Franchise500®” issue for four consecutive years, Franchise Business Review’s “2020 Top Franchises Report” and “Top Senior Care Franchises,” and Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The company offers a NO COST service for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short and long-term care options, including in-home care, independent living, assisted living and memory care.

To learn about Assisted Living Locators franchise opportunities, visit  www.assistedlivinglocatorsfranchise.com.

About Assisted Living Locators

With 140 office locations in 36 states and the District of Columbia, Assisted Living Locators is a respected national franchise system that is consistently ranked among the nation’s top franchises by multiple organizations. The company has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Franchise500®” issue for four consecutive years, Franchise Business Review’s “2020 Top Franchises Report” and “Top Senior Care Franchises,” and Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The company offers a NO COST service for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short and long-term care options, including in-home care, independent living, assisted living and memory care.

To learn about Assisted Living Locators franchise opportunities, visit  www.assistedlivinglocatorsfranchise.com.

 

9 11, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Offers Free Home Care Consultations To Support Family Caregiver’s Month

2020-11-09T11:14:01-05:00November 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Franchisees Nationwide To Assess Needs, Utilize Nationwide Network of In-Home Care Providers To Address New Realities Family Caregivers Face With Their Loved Ones During Coronavirus.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, announced today it is offering free home care consultations in support of Family Caregivers Month this November.

Assisted Living Locators’ 140 franchise offices across the U.S. will assess needs and utilize their nationwide network of in-home care providers to address the new realities family caregivers face with their loved ones during coronavirus.

Spearheaded by the Caregiver Action Network, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors family caregivers across the country. Family caregivers manage health emergencies, juggle priorities, and suffer isolation – and all that was before COVID-19. The pandemic brings even more challenges as family caregivers handle “Caregiving in Crisis,” this year’s campaign theme.

As part of the free home care consultation, a local Assisted Living Locators senior care advisor will meet with each family, virtually or in-person, to learn about their loved one’s needs, living conditions, and personal preferences in order to build a care plan during these unprecedented times.

“We offer a variety of care resources for family caregivers ranging from Alzheimer’s and dementia care to respite care and much more,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators, CEO RN. “Our nationwide network of home care agencies provides a full range of home health care needs, including social interaction, senior nutrition, and safety in the home, to meet the pandemic challenges and assist families with the help they need.”

Olea noted that people with dementia at home may find it more difficult to do protective measures against the virus and need extra support during this difficult time.

“With system-wide dementia care certification, we are in a unique position to help families across the country, educating them about the disease,” Olea explained. “Our dementia care training enables us to provide much-needed support to families and when home care is not adequate, we help families find, at no cost, independent living, assisted living, and memory care.”

If you have questions about your loved one’s cognitive health and would like a free home care consultation, speak to an Assisted Living Locators Senior Care Advisor at 877-266-7788 or visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

About Assisted Living Locators

For the second consecutive year, Assisted Living Locators was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and is a top performing franchise organization ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top Franchises Report.

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior placement and referral service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living communities and memory care. The company has 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

2 11, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Awards Top Franchisees For Their Success

2020-11-02T11:00:12-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a national senior referral and placement service franchisor, announced the honorees of the company’s annual awards of distinction. The Franchisee of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved were revealed during the organization’s Halloween-themed conference held virtually this year on Oct. 30.

Nearly 100 attendees joined the “Spooktacular” virtual conference in costume and celebrated the hard work, dedication and success of the franchisees and company.

Awards were presented to the following franchisees:

Franchisee of the Year: Dustin Baker, East Valley AZ

Rookie of the Year: Ashly Blackwell, Northern AZ

Rising Star: Chrissy and Marcus Moser, Naples, FL

Most Improved: Shawn Shambo, Portland, ME

“Each of the leaders recognized this year are integral, entrepreneurial members of the Assisted Living Locators family who inspire fellow franchisees and help make us the top senior care brand in the industry,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “I want to praise the efforts of all our franchisees as they have adapted and met the challenges of the pandemic over these several months. Their hard work and dedication contribute to our company’s growth and success, and truly makes a difference in the lives of their senior clients.”

The conference also included keynote speaker John W. Francis, “Johnny Franchise,” renowned franchise industry consultant and strategic advisor to brands and franchisees. Francis discussed “The Franchise Lifecycle,” sharing insights into the four-phase evolution of a franchise and offered best practices for accelerating a franchise business.

About Assisted Living Locators

For the second consecutive year, Assisted Living Locators was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and is a top performing franchise organization ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top Franchises Report.

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior placement and referral service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living communities and memory care. The company has 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

8 10, 2020

Assisted Living Locators CEO Angela Olea Named One of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s 50 Women of Wonder For Second Consecutive Year

2020-10-08T10:51:38-04:00October 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators CEO Angela Olea has been named one of the “50 Women of Wonder” for the second consecutive year in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s annual edition, honoring remarkable female franchisors making a difference with their brands. The magazine’s Oct. issue and special section on “Women In Franchising” can be found here.

“Women continue to increase their impact on the franchise industry,” said Alesia Visconti, Publisher & CEO, Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “Nominated by our readers, our ’50 Women of Wonder’ are creating a path for business ownership for others and many are bringing goods and services to meet their community’s needs.  They are powerful women that stop at nothing to reach success.”

Founder of the nation’s first senior placement franchise, Olea is an accomplished business leader in the senior care industry. A registered nurse, she initially launched Assisted Living Locators in response to seeing aging patients have unnecessary hospital readmissions and a lack of community support.

As Assisted Living Locators CEO, Olea has built the company into a nationwide senior placement and referral franchisor, matchmaking seniors with caring providers for over a decade.  With 140 franchise office locations in 36 states and the District of Columbia, Assisted Living Locators is the largest organically grown senior placement and referral businesses in the U.S.

“It’s an honor to be included alongside so many amazing women that are blazing trails in today’s franchise industry,” said Olea. “I’m proud that through my company, we help seniors and their families find the right care option and peace of mind.”

About Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home companion care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. The company has 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Assisted Living Locators is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500® issue and Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top Franchises Report. Founder/CEO Angela Olea was named one of “The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019” by AZ Business Magazine. The company also was named to the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To learn more, visit: www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

15 09, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Named a “Top Growth Franchise” by Entrepreneur Magazine

2020-09-15T10:21:26-04:00September 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s first Top Growth Franchises list. This list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest positive franchise unit growth in North America over a three-year period, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, Assisted Living Locators was ranked #123.

“We’re honored to be named to this prestigious list,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “Our consistent franchise sales, even during COVID-19, demonstrates that franchisee candidates are recognizing the senior space growth potential and the essential need for Assisted Living Locators services. We offer an affordable franchise opportunity with a growing customer base, where you can make a difference in your community.”

“By maintaining steady, sustained growth over several years, these franchises have demonstrated that they have the systems in place to support their franchisees and help them become successful,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief. “Now as these and other companies around the country face unprecedented challenges, they may see their growth slow, but that record of success could prove more important than ever.”

To determine the 2020 Top Growth Franchises ranking, Entrepreneur looked at each company’s U.S. and Canadian franchise numbers over a three-year period (from July 2016 to July 2019; given the rapid changes, COVID-19 impacts weren’t taken into account). In order to qualify, companies had to have positive growth of at least five units each year. They were ranked based on a formula that considers their total positive U.S. and Canadian franchise growth over the three years.

To view Assisted Living Locators in the full ranking, visit entrepreneur.com/franchises/topgrowth. Results can also be seen in the September issue of Entrepreneur, on sale September 1st.

About Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home companion care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. The company has 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Assisted Living Locators is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500® issue and Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top Franchises Report. The company also was named to the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To learn more, visit: www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

12 08, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

2020-08-12T12:16:46-04:00August 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company jumps 173 spots in Inc. Magazine’s exclusive list of America’s fastest growing companies.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement franchisor, today announced its second successive annual ranking by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies. The company has earned the rank of 1644 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, jumping 173 spots from 2019.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

A record pace of franchise sales, even through COVID-19, demonstrates that franchisee candidates are recognizing the senior space growth potential and the essential need for Assisted Living Locators services.

“We’re honored to once again receive national recognition for our dramatic growth,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “COVID-19 has no knowledge of the aging process.  The needs of an aging population continue to grow and so too does Assisted Living Locators. We offer an affordable franchise opportunity with a growing customer base, where you can make a difference in your community. We encourage qualified candidates to apply as we expand across the U.S.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.  The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

About Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home companion care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. The company has 140 franchisees in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The Inc. 5000 list is the latest accolade for Assisted Living Locators following recognition in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise500® and Top Senior Care Franchises, Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top Franchises Report and Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changer Franchises. To learn more, visit: www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

29 06, 2020

Caring is Her Calling: Omaha Resident Honored with National Caregiver of the Year Award

2020-06-29T10:12:30-04:00June 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight Home Care CEO drives nearly 1,500 miles to recognize Stephanie King for outstanding dedication, service and integrity.

OMAHA, Neb. — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, named Omaha resident Stephanie King its 2020 National Caregiver of the Year. Stephanie, with FirstLight Home Care of Omaha, was presented the accolade this week during a personal visit from the company’s CEO and co-founder Jeff Bevis, along with his wife, Maribeth.

The Caregiver of the Year award is usually presented at an annual gala during FirstLight Home Care’s national conference. However, due to COVID-19, the conference was postponed. Jeff and Maribeth wanted to give Stephanie the recognition she deserved in person, so they hit the road and made a special trip, driving nearly 1,500 miles to honor this special caregiver.

FirstLight has more than 5,000 caregivers nationwide, with nominations for the award coming in from all over the country. Caregiver of the Year nominees were evaluated based on dependability, advocacy, empathy, quality of service and compassion toward clients. Stephanie was nominated by FirstLight Home Care of Omaha owner Jaye Firmature McCoy.

“Stephanie has been making a difference in people’s lives for a long time, and she absolutely deserves this honor,” said Jaye. “She came to FirstLight nearly three years ago with 15 years of in-home care experience. Back then, we had no idea the impact she would have on our clients, our office staff and our business.”

Jaye goes on to say that Stephanie has excellent personal and companion caregiving skills. She embraces every client as if they were her own family, and she connects with them on a personal level. She not only cares for her clients, but she also provides warmth, understanding and support to the family caregivers she works with every day.

“Stephanie is intelligent, intuitive, kind, compassionate, hardworking, reliable, cheerful, and physically and emotionally strong. And she handles every situation with impeccable grace and patience.”

Jaye added, “We are so grateful that the CEO of our franchise organization drove such a long way to personally present this award to our Caregiver of the Year. It really validates how much we truly do believe, from the top down, in our Culture of Care.”

FirstLight caregivers like Stephanie help seniors and other adults with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, light housekeeping and running errands, to respite and dementia care. For more information, visit Omaha.FirstLightHomeCare.com.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in 36 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. FirstLight is a lifeline not only for seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery, adults with disabilities, veterans, busy families, and anyone 18 and older who needs personal or companion care services. FirstLight Home Care’s mission is to deliver exceptional, compassionate care provided by extraordinary people so that all those who are served may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. FirstLight is also proud to champion the family caregivers who give countless hours of care to their loved ones every day by providing the resources and support needed to help them maintain balance in their own lives. Visit FirstLightHomeCare.com.

18 06, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Goes Purple To Support Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day

2020-06-18T10:36:21-04:00June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Company Changes Logo To Purple, Franchisees Nationwide Take Purple Pledge To Raise Awareness, Funds for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, will “go purple” to support Alzheimer’s Association’s  The Longest Day, June 20. The company will change its logo to purple and its 140 franchise offices across the U.S. will join the movement by taking the Purple Pledge, promising to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and dementia this month.

The color purple has been chosen to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness as The Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with a Purpose” throughout the month. The height of the fundraising efforts takes place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice on June 20. The Longest Day event shines light on the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 16 million family members and friends providing care and support.

In June, Assisted Living Locators will change it company logo to purple on its corporate website and franchisee social media channels to show solidarity for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The purple logo will be displayed until the end of Dementia Awareness Week on July 10.

Additionally, Assisted Living Locators senior care advisors will wear purple and share photos on social media, as well as participate in a variety of Longest Day fund-raising and dementia care education events. The company recently became the first senior placement service to achieve dementia care system-certification to help families find, at no cost, independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.

“With a nationwide network of senior care advisors that are dementia care certified, we have the opportunity to make a positive impact in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia care in communities across the country,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “Our dementia care training enables us to provide much-needed support to families, educating them about the disease and what facilities are best suited for their loved ones.”

If you’re noticing changes in your loved one’s cognitive health and have questions about dementia care, speak to an Assisted Living Locators Senior Care Advisor at 877-266-7788 or visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.