Assisted Living Locators

14 09, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Celebrates National Small Business Week, Shares Franchisee Story Of Resilience, Resolve

2021-09-14T10:38:48-04:00September 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, the leading nationwide senior placement and referral franchisor, is proud to celebrate National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2021, a time to salute America’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, and contributions to their communities.  This year’s Small Business Administration NSBW Virtual Summit, Sept. 13-15, will spotlight the resilience and resolve of the nation’s entrepreneurs and their role in building back from the pandemic economic crisis.

“At Assisted Living Locators, we would like to say an emphatic “THANK YOU!” to all of our hardworking franchise owners that navigated the coronavirus pandemic to continue growing their businesses,” said Angela Olea, RN, Assisted Living Locators CEO. “Our franchisees quickly adopted a high-tech and high touch approach to meet the challenges of COVID-19.”

Olea stated that franchisees used ingenuity with virtual consultations and online tours of senior communities to provide care when most facilities closed their doors to tours. “By leveraging technology, our franchisees created joint videos with communities for safe virtual tours, zoom call meetings for in-take interviews, and utilized state health department databases for the latest COVID19 information to protect older adults,” she explained.

Olea noted that Assisted Living Locators franchisees persevered during the pandemic by upgrading personal service and guidance. “Our 140 Assisted Living Locators franchisees became dementia care certified, making us the first nationwide senior placement service to achieve system-certification,” Olea explained. “Using this knowledge, along with high tech tools, our franchisees are providing a new standard of solution-based alternatives for families.”

Throughout the pandemic, Assisted Living Locators franchisees reached out to their communities to help in many meaningful ways. “From letter writing campaigns to isolated seniors, to countless hours of Meals On Wheels volunteering, to collecting and donating iPads to ensure senior veterans connect to their families, our franchisees have worked tirelessly to support and improve the quality of life for seniors,” Olea added.

“As we battle back from the pandemic, we are proud of the resiliency of our franchisees and the part they play in the renewal of our nation’s small business economy,” said Olea. “We encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to join our business community and consider the Assisted Living Locators franchise opportunity.”

About Assisted Living Locators

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

1 09, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Offers Free Dementia Care Consultations To Support World Alzheimer’s Month

2021-09-01T10:33:36-04:00September 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Franchisees Nationwide To Encourage People To Seek Help, Advice.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, announced today it is offering free dementia care consultations to support World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign that recognizes the impact of dementia and how to act to support those affected.  This year’s campaign theme, ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s,’ is all about the power of knowledge, encouraging people to find out more about the disease and seek help, advice, and support for it.   

Throughout September, Assisted Living Locators’ 140 franchise offices across the U.S. are offering free  dementia care consultations, participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising events and engaging social media wearing purple to show solidarity for those affected.  

“With our system-wide dementia care certification, we are in a unique position to help families 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.”

Olea noted that 2021 is such a crucial year for raising awareness about a group who are most susceptible to social isolation during the ongoing pandemic. “People with dementia at home may find it more difficult to cope and need extra support during this time,” she explained. “Our senior care advisors are providing a variety of in-home care resources to seniors and their families to meet these challenges. And when home care is not adequate, we help families find at no cost, independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.”   

Olea says the first step to learning about dementia is having a conversation. “The ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’ initiative is an opportunity to raise awareness and promote a greater understanding of dementia,” she added. “We offer care and support to families so they can better prepare, plan and adapt to a diagnosis.”  

About Assisted Living Locators

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

17 08, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Named to Inc. 5000 List Third Consecutive Year

2021-08-17T10:15:26-04:00August 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement franchisor, today announced its third consecutive annual ranking by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies. The company has earned the rank of 4575 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.

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.

“We’re proud to once again receive national recognition for our remarkable growth,” said Angela Olea, RN, Assisted Living Locators CEO. “Our record pace of franchise sales, even during the on-going pandemic, demonstrates that franchisee candidates are recognizing the senior space growth potential and the essential need for Assisted Living Locators services.”

“Our corporate team should also be credited for this accomplishment by quickly adapting to a changing world,” said Olea. “We have worked together to make sure our franchisees and clients feel safe, embrace change, and maintain a positive vision for the future.”

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 featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is an achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

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. The Inc. 5000 list is the latest accolade for Assisted Living Locators following recognition in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise500® and Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changer Franchises. To learn more, visit: www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

10 08, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Celebrates National Senior Citizens Day August 21 With Launch of “Dear Senior, Thank You!” Campaign

2021-08-10T11:48:10-04:00August 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Initiative To Give Older Adults Thanks, Gratitude They Deserve.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, is celebrating National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 by launching a “Dear Senior, Thank You!” campaign, giving older adults the thanks and gratitude, they deserve. The company’s 140 franchise locations are collecting and distributing the thank you notes to residents at assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout the U.S.

Our senior citizens valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “They deserve our respect and it’s time to celebrate the impact older adults have made. Saying ‘Dear Senior, Thank You!’ has never been more important, we are asking the community’s help, from adults to young children, to participate in this thank you note campaign to show appreciation and support for senior citizens.”

Participants can mail the thank you notes to their local Assisted Living Locators office. To find out a local care advisor near you,  call 1-877-226-7780 or enter your ZIP code on the website, www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

Follow these simple guidelines:

  • Please WASH YOUR HANDS before writing cards and do not seal envelopes.
  • On front of envelope: To Someone Special
  • To sign the card for children: Name and age or grade
  • To sign the card as an adult: Name and hometown
  • Include a Return Address on the envelope, if you wish, so seniors can write back.
  • Share Your “Dear Senior, Thank You!” message

“National Senior Citizens Day encourages supporting senior citizens to live their lives to the fullest,” said Olea. “Our senior care advisors make sure families place their aging loved ones in communities that have the right care solution where they can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”

Olea added that if you’re a caregiver of a senior that is struggling with loneliness at home, now is the time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community. “With COVID-19 vaccines here, assisted living communities are a safe way to combat the isolation and loneliness that result from sheltering in place during the pandemic,” she explained.  “These communities offer seniors daily exercise, social activity, and a clean, protected environment.”

About Assisted Living Locators

For more information on Assisted Living Locators free senior placement and referral service or the “Dear Seniors, Thank You!” campaign, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

18 05, 2021

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Assisted Living Locators A Fastest Growing Franchise, Ranked Top Senior Placement Franchise For Second Consecutive Year

2021-05-18T12:50:36-04:00May 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Continues Strong Growth Amidst Pandemic.

PHOENIX — Entrepreneur magazine has named Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, as one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country on their 2021 list showcasing companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast. The company ranked #284 out of 500 and is the top senior placement franchise for the second consecutive year. The Fastest-Growing list is based on the net total new units added worldwide from July 2019 to July 2020, as verified by Entrepreneur magazine.

“The needs of an aging population continue to grow and so too does Assisted Living Locators,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. “We are experiencing a surge in interest from franchisee candidates who recognize the senior space growth potential and how essential our services are. Ranking #1 as the fastest growing senior placement franchise for the second year by Entrepreneur is a huge honor. We credit this success to the strength of our brand and our franchisees who help seniors and families each day.”

According to Olea, the organization has continued its strong growth in 2021 by welcoming 10 new franchise locations in Huntsville, AL; AmarilloLubbock, TX; Chicagoland West, IL; Boca-Raton, FL;  Southeast UT; Bay City, MI; New Port RicheyPalm Harbor, FL; Flower Mound, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; and Bel Air, MD.

“Continuing to sign franchisees at a record pace even during the pandemic is an indication of the tremendous opportunity in the senior care market,” explained Olea. “Assisted Living Locators offers 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.”

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. To view Assisted Living Locators in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Fastest Growing Franchises Ranking, visit here.

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

6 05, 2021

National Nurses Day: Assisted Living Locators Offers Discount Franchise Opportunity To Encourage, Honor Aspiring Nurse Entrepreneurs

2021-05-06T10:25:25-04:00May 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — In support of National Nurses Day, Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral franchisor, announced today it is offering nurses a discount franchise opportunity to encourage and honor aspiring nurse entrepreneurs. Starting in May, nurses will receive a 10 percent discount on the company’s initial franchise fee.

“This initiative is our way to say thank you to nurses for their efforts and vital contributions to society,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators  Founder and CEO. “During this challenging time of COVID-19, many nurses are considering leaving their jobs due to burnout, overwork, and high-stress levels. Opening your own business and relying on your skills and certifications as a nurse,  can be a new, refreshing opportunity. If you’re an aspiring nurse entrepreneur, we encourage you to transition your nursing experience into your very own business through franchising.”

Assisted Living Locators is a nurse-friendly franchisor with an affordable, low-cost investment and a comprehensive training and mentorship platform, according to Angela Olea. With 140 franchisees in 36 states and the District of Columbia, the company is ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500® and the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

Olea noted with 77 million baby boomers entering their senior years, there is a much greater need for senior placement services, making it growing industry sector. “That is why it is a good idea for nurses who want to open their own business to consider owning a senior care franchise,” said Olea, who is also a Registered Nurse.  “We provide an essential service that is continuing to grow.”

Olea added that the Assisted Living Locators franchise system enables nurses to branch out from a traditional hospital role to be their own boss, make their own hours, and have unlimited earning potential, all while making a positive impact on seniors in their community.

“At Assisted Living Locators, we have many nurse franchise owners that have successfully made the shift from practicing nursing to running a business, and their nursing skills play a big role in their ability to perform well,” Olea added.

Assisted Living Locators Northern Arizona franchisee Ashly Blackwell has been a  Registered Nurse for eight years, providing care in local hospitals and home health care in her community. “My love and passion for helping others inspired me to pursue a nursing career,” said Blackwell.  “And now, with my Assisted Living Locators franchise, my expertise in nursing and senior living options allows me to  provide comfort and guidance to seniors and families going through this challenging journey.”

Patricia Russell,  Assisted Living Locators Washington D.C. franchisee, has 25 years’ experience as a long-term care nursing administrator before joining the company. “With my past nursing experience and this franchise opportunity, I have helped many seniors and their families transition back into the community living with dignity and a better quality of life,” said Russell.

“With their compassion and dedication, nurses make outstanding franchise entrepreneurs,” said Olea. “If you’re interested in becoming an Assisted Living Locators franchisee, we encourage qualified candidates to apply as we expand across the U.S.”

About Assisted Living Locators

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

20 04, 2021

“Mother’s Day Messages Of Love” Launched by Assisted Living Locators

2021-04-20T10:50:06-04:00April 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Card Campaign To Send Love To Senior Moms That Need It The Most.

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, is launching “Mother’s Day Messages Of Love,”  collecting cards to send love to senior moms that need it the most. Assisted Living Locators’ 140 franchise locations are distributing the cards to residents at assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout the U.S.

“With visitor restrictions still in place at many assisted living communities due to the ongoing pandemic, mothers and grandmothers may not get the expression of love they deeply desire this Mother’s Day such as a hug, a kiss on the cheek, or a face-to-face talk,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “Sending messages of love has never been more important, we ask the community’s help, from adults to young children, to participate in this card campaign and brighten a senior’s Mother’s Day.”

Participants can mail the cards to their local Assisted Living Locators office. To find out a local care advisor near you,  call 1-877-226-7780 or enter your ZIP code on the website, www.assistedlivinglocators.com.  

Follow these simple guidelines:

  • Please WASH YOUR HANDS before writing cards and do not seal envelopes.
  • On front of envelope: To Someone Special
  • To sign the card for children: Name and age or grade
  • To sign the card as an adult: Name and hometown
  • Include a Return Address on the envelope, if you wish, so seniors can write back.
  • Keep messages positive. (“You are being thought of today.” “Hope this card makes you feel special today.”)

“Mother’s Day is a time for connecting, with family, friends and the community at large,” said Olea. “This campaign will  lift the spirits of the mothers and grandmothers we serve.”

Olea added that if you’re a caregiver of a senior that is struggling with loneliness at home, now is the time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community. “With COVID-19 vaccines here, assisted living communities are a safe way to combat the isolation and loneliness that result from sheltering in place during the pandemic,” she explained.  “These communities offer seniors daily exercise, social activity, and a clean, safe environment.”

About Assisted Living Locators

For more information on Assisted Living Locators free senior placement and referral service or the “Mother’s Day Messages Of Love,” visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

8 03, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Celebrates Women Franchisees On International Women’s Day

2021-03-08T11:49:59-05:00March 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Franchisor Empowers Women With Entrepreneur Opportunity.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide top growth senior placement franchisor, is celebrating its women owners on International Women’s Day, March 8. The annual event raises awareness of women’s achievements, opportunities and potential.

“In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we want to highlight our women franchisees and the amazing entrepreneur opportunity franchising provides for women,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN and founder of the first senior placement franchisor in the U.S.

Over her 14 years in franchising, Olea has seen tremendous growth in the industry for women.  “About 55 percent of Assisted Living Locators’ 140 franchisees are female,” said Olea. “We have successful female franchisees from all walks of life. They range from women in their late 20s looking for a career to women who have retired from corporate America and now want to do something where they have more control over their own destiny. Female franchisees in the Assisted Living Locators’ system run the gamut from Wall Street to being homemakers their whole lives and everything in between,” she noted.

It’s been Olea’s experience that when women are getting into business ownership, they tend to put a priority on flexibility and balance.

According to Assisted Living Locators of San Gabriel Valley, CA franchisee LeeAnn Allman, her franchise provides a much-needed work-life balance, giving her the flexibility to still work, but also meet her children’s needs. “During the pandemic, I have been able to homeschool my children and fulfill my dream of entrepreneurship,” she explained. “Owning your own franchise, being your own boss while having an incredible corporate office that always has your back is the best of all worlds!”

“At Assisted Living Locators, we value women and find they excel as franchisees,” explained Olea. “Our franchise system is perfect for nurturing women where they can use our brand recognition and proven business model to make their own success.”

Alane Roberts, Houston Assisted Living Locators franchisee and National Association of Professional Women member, urges women to take the entrepreneurial plunge and own a franchise.  “Franchising is a more secure approach than starting a business from the ground-up,” she explained.  “By joining a powerful brand like Assisted Living Locators, you have the wonderful combination of running your own business, and a huge support network behind you with existing processes and best practices.”

“More women need to enter the franchising industry because they bring unique qualities and perspectives as business owners that bolster their success,” said Olea. “At Assisted Living Locators, we can make your dream of an entrepreneur come true. If you’re ready to take on your very own franchise, let us help you through the process.”

About Assisted Living Locators

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

9 02, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Sees Baby Boomers Driving Franchisee Sales Growth

2021-02-09T11:21:00-05:00February 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Senior Placement Franchisor Matches Generation With Boomer-Friendly Entrepreneur Opportunity.

PHOENIX — With more and more people over 50 making the leap from dreamer to entrepreneur, Assisted Living Locators, one of the nation’s top senior care franchisors, is seeing baby boomers as a driving force in their franchisee sales growth.

Baby boomers, born between the years 1946 and 1964, consist of 20 percent the national population — some 76 million people.

The senior placement franchisor is matching men and women of this generation with a boomer-friendly opportunity to build their own business.

“The baby boomers aren’t slowing down,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “We’ve seen this first-hand at our company, as more and more of our franchise applicants are in this over 50 age bracket. In 2020, 50 percent of our new franchisees were baby boomers and are energetically making their mark as an entrepreneur.”

Olea explained the baby boomers choose entrepreneurship as an encore career in order to pursue a passion, work on their own terms and continue to create wealth for themselves and their families.  She noted that a great route for them to take is with a franchisor, like Assisted Living Locators, that offers a business opportunity that makes sense for this generation.

“Baby boomers themselves are taking advantage of the senior care market by starting businesses that serve their older, generational counterparts,” said Olea. “Our senior placement and referral franchise allows for baby boomers to easily relate to their customer base. We are also recession-and COVID-19 resilient because we are an essential service to the community. Our home-based franchise offers a lower initial investment accompanied by a high potential for revenue and a feel-good energy.”

Mike McClernon of Long Island, NY, age 59, embraced the opportunity to become an Assisted Living Locators franchisee. As a former CEO of a medical care business, he brings his past experience to his successful franchise, enjoys helping seniors get the right care and makes a difference in his community. “Most important, I didn’t have to build my business from scratch,” said McClernon. “I had the advantage of built-in name recognition, a proven business model and extensive support from Assisted Living Locators for building and marketing my business.”

Olea stated baby boomers interested in starting a business should look at their age and experience as an asset. “Baby Boomers are goal-oriented, competitive and independent which are three characteristics that contribute to being successful in a franchise,” she added.

Lori Sears of Phoenix, AZ, age 57, wanted to find a franchise that leveraged her years of experience and professional network in skilled nursing.  “As a registered nurse, I was looking to own my own business with a franchise that matched my interest and knowledge in senior care,” she explained. Sears found her answer in Assisted Living Locators franchise that she has owned for the last four years as a top performer.

“It’s exciting to see how the DNA of America’s entrepreneur is shifting,” said Olea. “We can help baby boomers match their interests, their entrepreneurial spirit and help them attain small business success. We encourage qualified candidates to apply as we expand across the U.S.”

About Assisted Living Locators

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

25 01, 2021

“Sending ALL Our Love To Seniors This Valentine’s Day” Card Campaign Launched by Assisted Living Locators

2021-01-25T14:12:12-05:00January 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators (ALL), a nationwide senior placement and referral service, is launching a card campaign, “Sending ALL Our Love To Seniors This Valentine’s Day,” collecting cards of love to make seniors feel special this Valentine’s Day!  Assisted Living Locators’ 140 franchise locations are distributing the cards to residents at assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout the U.S.

“Let’s ALL get creative with handcrafted valentines and uplift our seniors during this ongoing pandemic,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “We’re on a mission to make sure seniors, our most vulnerable population, are loved this Valentine’s Day. We ask the community’s help, from adults to young children, to participate in this card campaign and brighten a senior’s day.”

Participants can mail the cards to their local Assisted Living Locators office. To find out a local care advisor near you,  call 1-877-226-7780 or enter your zipcode on the website, www.assistedlivinglocators.com.

Follow these simple guidelines:

  • Please WASH YOUR HANDS before writing cards and do not seal envelopes.
  • On front of envelope: To Someone Special
  • To sign the card for children: Name and age or grade
  • To sign the card as an adult: Name and hometown
  • Include a Return Address on the envelope, if you wish, so seniors can write back.
  • Keep messages positive. (“You are being thought of today.” “Hope this card makes you feel special today.”)

“We all remember the warm glow a Valentine’s Day card can bring,” said Olea. “This campaign will most certainly lift the spirits of the seniors we serve.”

Olea added that if you’re a caregiver of a senior that is struggling with loneliness at home, now is the time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community. “Not only are residents and staff prioritized to receive the first round of coronavirus vaccine, but assisted living communities remain a safe and viable way to combat the isolation and loneliness that result from sheltering in place during the pandemic,” she explained.  “These communities offer technology connection options for families during social distancing, daily exercise, social activity, and a clean, safe environment.”

About Assisted Living Locators

For more information on Assisted Living Locators free senior placement and referral service or the “Sending ALL Our Love To Seniors This Valentine’s Day” card campaign, visit www.assistedlivinglocators.com.