Best Life Brands

18 02, 2024

Best Life Brand’s ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales Reach New Heights as Top Franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

2024-02-18T17:34:00-05:00February 18th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales scale the list earning higher rankings

TROY, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a franchised organization with a portfolio of brands dedicated to senior care, proudly announced today that two of its distinguished brands, ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales, were recognized as two of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. For 45 years, the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® has been a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees.

The 2024 Franchise 500® ranks each brand based on their outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, scaled an impressive 148 spots compared to 2023, earning a ranking of #254. Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., came in at #478, highlighting its unwavering commitment to helping the communities they are a part of and providing exceptional opportunities for aspiring small business owners. Both brands achieved higher rankings in 2024 compared to 2023 on the Franchise 500®, showcasing the brands’ commitment to furthering franchise growth and development.

“ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales’ unwavering commitment to excellence is the reason both of these brands achieved esteemed recognition from Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “We are proud of the immense growth and success our brands are continuously witnessing in the franchising industry, which further underscores the strength of the business ownership opportunities we provide to aspiring entrepreneurs through our proven franchise model. This acknowledgement inspires all of us, including our world-class franchisees, to keep pushing the boundaries of innovation and reaching new milestones as we anticipate promising opportunities to come.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranked order.

“Every brand on the Franchise 500 has its own unique story, but they all collectively make the same statement: Franchising is strong and resilient, is full of innovation and opportunity, and provides a powerful entrepreneurial path for many people,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 45th annual ranking is full of companies with fresh ideas, exciting business models, cultural sway, and the kind of business sophistication that will define the next 45 years and beyond.”

Over its 45 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. To view ComForCare and CarePatrol in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500 or pick up a copy of the January/February 2024 issue of Entrepreneur on newsstands now.

To learn more about ComForCare, visit www.comforcare.com/.

To learn more about Blue Moon Estate Sales, visit www.bluemoonestatesales.com/.

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit https://www.bestlifebrands.com/.

About Best Life Brands, LLC
Based in Troy, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior care solutions organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and Boost Home Healthcare, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 600 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

14 11, 2023

Best Life Brands Celebrates Double Triumph with CarePatrol and ComForCare Ranking on 2023 Franchise Times Top 400

2023-11-14T19:25:51-05:00November 14th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

CarePatrol and ComForCare achieve higher rankings compared to last year’s list

TROY, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a franchised organization with a portfolio of brands dedicated to senior care, proudly announced today that two of its distinguished brands, CarePatrol and ComForCare, were named to this year’s Franchise Times Top 400 list.

The Franchise Times Top 400 list is an exclusive annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S.-based franchise systems that considers various factors including system-wide sales, unit count and overall brand influence. This project reflects a rigorous five-month research and reporting initiative, resulting in the most credible and objective franchise ranking to date. Inclusion on this esteemed list signifies not only success but also a profound impact within the franchising community.

“This recognition cements both CarePatrol and ComForCare’s positions as industry leaders, reflecting their commitment to excellence not only in the world of franchising but most importantly their dedication to providing exceptional care to seniors and families in need,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “We are proud of the impact our brands are making in the senior care industry. This accolade not only recognizes our past achievements but also inspires all of us, including our world-class franchisees to continue pursuing innovation and excellence as we look ahead to the promising opportunities to come.”

CarePatrol, the nation’s largest senior care solutions organization, climbed up this year’s ranking by an impressive 33 spots from its position in 2022 earning a spot at 453 and showcasing its dedication to providing seniors and their families with a more convenient and less stressful way to find safer senior living choices. ComForCare, a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, came in at an impressive 225 on the list and scaled 19 spots, highlighting its unwavering commitment to enhancing the quality of life for those it serves.

Additional information on the Top 400 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at https://www.franchisetimes.com/top-400-2023/.

To learn more about CarePatrol, visit www.carepatrol.com/.

To learn more about ComForCare, visit www.comforcare.com/.

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit https://www.bestlifebrands.com/.

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Troy, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior care solutions organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and Boost Home Healthcare, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 600 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

17 10, 2023

Best Life Brands Welcomes Kevin Vesely as Chief Financial Officer

2023-10-17T14:58:41-04:00October 17th, 2023|Tags: , , |

New CFO brings over 15 years of experience in strategic finance, general management and public accounting to the premier franchisor of companies serving people along the continuum of care

TROY, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a franchised organization that includes Blue Moon Estate SalesCarePatrolComForCareAt Your Side Home Care and Boost Home Healthcare, announces the appointment of Kevin Vesely as its new Chief Financial Officer. With an impressive track record of financial leadership and strategic accomplishments, Vesely brings a wealth of experience to Best Life Brands.

“We enthusiastically welcome Kevin to the Best Life Brands family to execute our continued success and financial health,” stated J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “His diverse experience, including private equity success and proficiency in process optimization, makes him an ideal fit for this role. Kevin’s insights from healthcare and audiology align perfectly with our mission to improve the lives of seniors and those in need of care, while his finance and administrative expertise enhances our growth capabilities. With Kevin on board, Best Life Brands is well-positioned to carry out its aggressive growth objectives, including international expansion and acquisitions.”

In his previous role as CFO of Alpaca Audiology, Vesely oversaw all financial matters for the global hearing healthcare leader, managing 450+ US clinic locations, notably implementing cost-saving automated processes and developing clinical-level financial statements. During the COVID-19 crisis, he led reopening efforts, policy drafting and PPE procurement. Before Alpaca Audiology, Vesely had a distinguished career at PwC where he oversaw major telecommunications audits, led tech-enabled audit initiatives and provided consultation on methodology topics.

“Best Life Brand’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for seniors and those in need of care aligns perfectly with my professional experience, especially in healthcare and audiology,” said Vesely. “I am honored to bring my financial leadership skills to contribute to the company’s continued growth and success. Best Life Brand’s dedication to excellence and its aggressive expansion strategy, including international expansion and acquisitions, present exciting opportunities, and I look forward to being a part of this dynamic journey.”

Vesely’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Best Life Brands as the company continues to focus on strategic growth, exceptional client care and innovation in the home care industry.

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit https://www.bestlifebrands.com/.

About Best Life Brands, LLC
Based in Troy, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior care solutions organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and Boost Home Healthcare, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 600 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

6 08, 2020

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Join Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as National Members

2020-08-06T10:25:03-04:00August 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Membership Enables Further Education on Caregiving for Those with Dementia.

DETROIT — ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, franchised providers of in-home caregiving services, are new members of The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). They join AFA’s national network of member organizations with the goal of providing nationwide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by dementia.

“Our relationship with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will accelerate our efforts to help individuals with dementia-related diseases,” said Sean Kajcienski, COO of Best Life Brands. “We launched our DementiaWise program six years ago after seeing a real need for our clients and their caregivers to get stronger tools and support for managing dementia.”

“AFA works closely with our member organizations to help those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and connect them with programs, services and support,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “We are excited to welcome ComForCare to our member network and look forward to having them work with us to help people living with Alzheimer’s.”

ComForCare is part of Best Life Brands, a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients at any stage of life. The multi-brand organization also includes CarePatrol, the nation’s largest senior placement organization, and Blue Moon Estate Sales, the nation’s industry-leading estate sales franchise brand.

AFA works hand in hand with its member organizations to provide resources to families affected by Alzheimer’s, especially through its National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) where licensed social workers can connect callers with services in their area.

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.  AFA has earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for five consecutive years.

About ComForCare and At Your Side

ComForCare and At Your Side are premier providers of home care services helping older adults live independently in their own homes and offer special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, LLC, a multi-brand franchise parent company. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com or www.atyoursidehomecare.com.

9 01, 2020

Columbus, MS ComForCare Franchise Owners Receive 2019 Franchise of the Year Award

2020-01-09T10:06:15-05:00January 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Columbus and Clotye Jones honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference

DETROIT — Columbus, MS ComForCare franchise owners, Columbus and Clotye Jones were awarded the 2019 Franchise of the Year award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference in Houston, Texas, on November 16, 2019. Franchise of the Year is the most prestigious award following Caregiver of the Year.

The Joneses were recognized out of almost 200 locations for being high-level producers in the franchise system, creating and nurturing a strong local team, and being selfless givers.

“Columbus and Clotye embody the ComForCare values within their office and for the population they serve,” said Mark Armstrong, founder and president of ComForCare Franchise Systems. “They care for their clients as family, serve the community passionately, and shine with how they support their caregivers both at work and at home.”

Columbus and Clotye started working with older adults before they opened their ComForCare location. Cloyte volunteered with an organization that provided companionship and emotional support for seniors remaining at home. When Columbus became a deacon for their church, together they regularly visited those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, as well as aging adults in the community. The satisfaction from these visits led to their decision to open a home care agency.

“We are passionate about the level of commitment and reliability we provide our clients. I am committed to getting to know every one of our clients and their families personally,” said Columbus Jones. “That same level of commitment runs through our team. When we say we will be there, we’re there. When we say we will do something, we do it.”

The Joneses opened their franchise in 2010 and are part of one of the fastest-growing franchise business sectors in the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020, and demand for businesses like the ComForCare franchise that the Joneses operate will continue to increase as people strive to age in place.

About ComForCare:

ComForCare is a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with nearly 200 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best life possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.