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4 06, 2019

Assisted Living Locators Named a 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

2019-06-04T11:48:06-04:00June 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Independent Research Data Shows Franchisees Are Highly Satisfied with Their Investment in Assisted Living Locators

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a leading senior placement franchisor, was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being only a few of the franchises to qualify for its 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchises list. Brands on the list had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s survey.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual “Guide to Today’s Top Franchises,” as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

Thousands of franchisees representing over 150 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between September 2017 and February 2019.

Assisted Living Locators franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“A common myth around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. What most people don’t realize is that there are many low-cost opportunities available that can provide the satisfaction of business ownership, without requiring a huge financial investment,” says Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “The low-cost franchises that made this year’s list have all been rated highly by their franchisees and are excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”

“Assisted Living Locators is an affordable franchise opportunity that provides comprehensive training and technology processes to help franchisees be successful,” said Angela Olea, RN, CEO of Assisted Living Locators. “It’s an honor to be named to this elite list as a result of franchisee feedback.”

About Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost placement service for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short-term and long-term care options including in-home care, assisted living, memory care and retirement apartments.

As the first senior placement franchise business in the U.S., the company has pioneered its way to a national presence with 110 franchisees in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

To learn more about Assisted Living Locators, call 800-267-7816 or visit: www.assistedlivinglocatorsfranchise.com.

1 05, 2019

Assisted Living Locators Marks Older American Month with Senior Care Advisors’ Volunteerism

2019-05-01T15:20:10-04:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, recognizing our growing population of older Americans and their contributions to our communities.

Assisted Living Locators, a leading senior care placement firm, will mark the event by celebrating its senior care advisors’ volunteerism in communities nationwide. In honor of this year’s Older American Month’s theme, “Connect, Create and Contribute,” the company is sharing inspiring ways their advisors support older adults.

Connecting with A Single Rose

Shannon Avazian, an Assisted Living Locators Santa Clarita senior care advisor, has a special place in her heart for each senior she meets, knowing they need extra care and compassion. Shannon brought a single rose to her very first senior she helped find long term care and it brought tears to both her and the senior’s eyes. She still continues this special service today as her way to give back to seniors in her community.

Creating Art to Raise Awareness

A long-time committee member for the Alzheimer’s Association Art Canvas Drive, Assisted Living Locators Omaha senior care advisor Nikki Wullf reaches out to her local care partners to donate canvases painted by their residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.  Nikki collects the art canvases from dozens of communities for the Dementia Care Conference silent auction, raising funds and promoting awareness of Alzheimer’s and Dementia in her community.

Contributing in Small Ways Can Make A Big Difference

BJ Bounds, an Assisted Living Locators Southeast Dallas senior care advisor, started her own volunteer organization in 2004 to teach adults and children how to prepare for disasters and now helps local first responders assist older adults in times of disasters. Her volunteer group also provides and installs window air conditioning units to seniors in need. BJ provides an annual safety/ID theft class to senior citizens and teaches classes on how to pay for senior living.

For five years, Assisted Living Locators North Georgia senior care advisor Greg Santini has worked with his church’s homebound ministry. Once a month, he visits a group of seniors that can’t make it to Sunday mass. Greg brings them communion, listens to their stories, or sometimes just lets them tell him how bad they feel. Recently, he became involved with Meals on Wheels, a volunteer program that delivers food to seniors that have no transportation to buy groceries. Greg enjoys working in his community to support his seniors in any way he can.

“Assisted Living Locators has an outstanding community culture,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “Our senior care advisors go ‘above and beyond’ to serve seniors and their families. Their compassion and problem-solving skills are the biggest asset of our company.  We’re dedicated to providing no cost help to seniors and their families to find the right care options.”

About Assisted Living Locators

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior placement service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living communities and memory care. A top performing franchise organization, Assisted Living Locators is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500®, Franchise Business Review’s 2019 Top Franchises Report and Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changer Franchises. To learn more, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

29 04, 2019

FirstLight Home Care Honors Franchisees at Annual Conference in Kansas City

2019-04-29T18:25:03-04:00April 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Leading non-medical home care provider offers training, seminars and awards during three-day event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, hosted franchise owners and caregivers from across the country at its annual national conference this past weekend.

The conference, held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, included educational seminars and workshops, specialized training and networking, and was capped off by an awards dinner honoring multiple franchisees at the historic Midland Theatre.

“We began FirstLight Home Care nearly a decade ago, and it’s been a wonderful journey,” said Jeff Bevis, co-founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “Each year, the annual conference gives the FirstLight family an opportunity to come together as we celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments, continued growth and innovation. FirstLight is constantly finding new ways to better serve our clients and caregivers, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

The 2019 conference theme was “Fundamentals and All That Jazz,” which focused on getting back to the basics, including the fundamentals of business and the Culture of Care that is the foundation of FirstLight’s service to others.

Franchise owners also had the opportunity to participate in a two-day Ageless Grace training session. Ageless Grace is an innovative fitness program that offers exercise for the body while stimulating the mind. The class taught attendees the 21 tools for brain health and why they are so effective as well as prepared them to take Ageless Grace back to their own communities.

Keynote speakers included Teepa Snow, a world-renowned advocate and educator for those living dementia, and Greg Hawks, a corporate culture specialist whose focuses include ownership, leadership, accountability, trust and culture.

FirstLight Home Care recognized its top-performing franchise owners for growth, improvement and overall performance at the April 27 award dinner, including:

  • Caregiver of the Year: Cynthia English, Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Franchisee of the Year: Jeremy Fellows, Don Fellows and Jeff Lamborne, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Rookie of the Year: Paul Terpeluk, South Placer County, California
  • Top Single Office Leader: Perry Ciambella, East Buffalo, New York
  • Top Multi-Office Leader: Judy DeVincentis, Grand Junction, Colo., and Pueblo, Colorado
  • Client Satisfaction/Quality Assurance:
    • Don and Craig Randall, Charleston, South Carolina
    • Vincent McMahon, Westchester County, New York
    • Annette and Phil Smith, Chardon, Ohio

“This event is all about our franchise owners, and it has three main components,” Bevis said. “It’s about showing appreciation for our franchise owners, honoring our top performers and providing continuing education for everyone. It’s a three-day period that offers a wealth of knowledge from training, brainstorming, discussions and simple camaraderie.”

Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth and is now serving more than 5,000 clients in 173 markets throughout the U.S.

For more information on FirstLight Home Care and franchise ownership opportunities, visit www.firstlightfranchise.com.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in more than 30 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. The company has set a new standard in home care by creating an unmatched Culture of Care that drives industry-leading client and employee satisfaction. 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. Connect with FirstLight on Facebook and Twitter.

26 03, 2019

FirstLight Home Care Expanding to Coeur d’Alene

2019-03-26T14:50:59-04:00March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

National non-medical home care provider to open first Idaho location

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced today it will open a new location in the Coeur d’Alene area in 2019. The office will be owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Matt Zastrow and Brad Leggat and will be the first in the state.

“Matt and Brad are experienced business owners who will represent FirstLight excellently in this new territory,” said Jeff Bevis, FirstLight Home Care co-founder and CEO. “Idaho has seen a growing population of retirees over the last decade, and we are eager for this expansion to extend FirstLight’s culture of care to meet the growing need for home care services in the area.”

The new FirstLight Home Care will serve the greater Coeur d’Alene area, including Spokane Valley, Hayden, Rathdrum, and Post Falls. Qualified caregivers — home health aides and CNAs — interested in FirstLight career opportunities are encouraged to email mzastrow@firstlighthomecare.com.

FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. Their caregivers help with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties, such as cooking, cleaning and running errands, to mobility assistance and dementia care.

Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth and is now operating more than 250 locations in 34 states throughout the U.S.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides 120,000 hours per week in care for more than 5,000 clients in 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.

22 03, 2019

FirstLight Home Care Named One of Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

2019-03-22T14:36:19-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Award-winning provider of non-medical home care ranked No. 100 on Entrepreneur list

CINCINNATI — FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has been named by Entrepreneur as one of the 500 fastest-growing franchises in 2019.

Earlier in the year, FirstLight was named to Entrepreneur’s 40th annual Franchise 500® list for the eighth consecutive year. The 100 ranking on the Fastest-Growing Franchise list marks the second Entrepreneur ranking FirstLight has earned in 2019.

“Being named to this list is just the beginning of what will be a continued upward trajectory for our business,” said Jeff Bevis, co-founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “With the U.S. population aging, and more boomers retiring, demand for our services will continue to grow. That demand, combined with our renowned level of service, is going to continue to propel us to greater heights.”

FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. The company’s caregivers help with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands to mobility assistance and dementia care.

The Entrepreneur ranking adds to the list of accolades FirstLight Home Care has garnered so far in 2019. Other awards and rankings earned the company has earned this year include:

  • Top 200 franchise opportunity for 2019 by Franchise Business Review
  • Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list for 2019
  • Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2019
  • Franchise Gator’s Fastest Growing Franchises

To view the entire list, visit Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises.

For more information about FirstLight Home Care’s franchise opportunities, visit www.firstlightfranchise.com.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides more than 110,000 hours per week in care for more than 5,000 clients in over 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Their 5,100 caregivers provide companion and personal care services at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes and group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, and individuals recovering from surgery, veterans, adults with disabilities and anyone 18 and over who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.

27 02, 2019

FirstLight Home Care Coming to Decatur, Georgia

2019-02-27T23:50:13-04:00February 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

National non-medical home care provider announces new Atlanta-area location

ATLANTA — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced today it will open a new location in the Atlanta area in Decatur, Georgia, in 2019.

FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. Their caregivers help with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands to mobility assistance and dementia care.

“The Decatur-Druid Hills area office allows us to expand our services further into the Atlanta area,” said Jeff Bevis, FirstLight Home Care co-founder and CEO. “FirstLight provides compassionate care that is vital to a population choosing to age at home, which is happening more frequently around the country, including metro Atlanta.”

Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth and is now operating more than 250 locations in 34 states throughout the U.S.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides more than 120,000 hours per week in care for more than 5,000 clients in over 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes and group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, veterans, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.

19 02, 2019

Assisted Living Locators Partners With Southwestern Consulting To Advance Franchisee Sales Training Amidst Record Franchise Recruitment Growth

2019-02-19T15:32:14-04:00February 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Assisted Living Locators, a leading senior care placement franchisor, announced today it is partnering with Southwestern Consulting, a global sales performance firm, to advance franchisee sales training amidst record franchise recruitment growth.

In 2018, Assisted Living Locators exceeded its 100th franchise mark. The company broke into the triple digits after a decade of consecutive growth, including an unprecedented franchise recruitment rate over the past two years.  As the first senior placement and referral franchise business in the U.S., the company has pioneered its way to a national presence with 110 franchisees in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

Southwestern Consulting will provide feedback on Assisted Living Locators initial franchisee training and 13-week support process, as well as sales and leadership coaching for company executives and franchisees who will be designated as leaders for an ongoing peer mentorship program, according to Assisted Living Locators CEO RN Angela Olea.

“After Southwestern completes a ‘Train the Trainer’ program, our peer mentors will offer sales coaching, monthly calls, and perform field visits to help maximize our franchisees performance,” she explained.  “We will also hold monthly webinars with Southwestern providing tools and tips to help our franchisees build their network referral process.  Supplemental one-on-one coaching will also be available for our franchisees who may want additional sales training support.”

“We selected Southwestern Consulting for its excellent track record of increasing sales revenue for their clients,” said Mark Alivero, Assisted Living Locators CFO and Chief Strategist. “This partnership is an important investment to ensure the on-going success of our franchises. It builds on other investments we have made in proprietary systems and digital marketing to strengthen our franchise system as well as maintain and grow our leadership in the senior placement franchise space,” he adds.

About Assisted Living Locators

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost, nationwide senior placement service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living communities and memory care. The company generates revenue from the referral fees paid by the providers in their network. A top performing franchise organization, Assisted Living Locators is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500®, Franchise Business Review’s 2019 Top Franchises Report and Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changer Franchises. To learn more, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

About Southwestern Consulting

Nashville-based Southwestern Consulting, a Southwestern company, elevates the practice and perception of sales by providing sales and leadership coaching, corporate sales consulting, and keynote speaking. The global firm helps clients transform their sales effectiveness and performance. For more information, visit www.southwesternconsulting.com.