home health care

8 04, 2019

Executive Care Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

2019-04-08T14:59:53-04:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading home healthcare franchise marks 15 years in business

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Executive Care, one of the leading home healthcare franchises, has achieved a remarkable milestone, marking 15 years of operations. According to the Small Business Association, more than half of new businesses fail in the first year, with 30 percent fail within two years, 50 percent fail during the first five years and 66 percent failing within 10 years. 15 years of business is truly a feat of accomplishment.

“We are proud to be providing home healthcare services to our communities for over 15 years,” said Lenny Verkhoglaz, founder and CEO of Executive Care. “When we launched, we had a goal to not only meet the growing demand for home healthcare, but to revolutionize the service offerings in the industry. We are thrilled to say this goal has been accomplished and we look forward to propelling the brand to new heights in the coming years.”

Since launching in April 2004, Executive Home Care has grown to 22 locations across 10 states. The brand has been featured in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, among other award recognitions.

Looking ahead, the brand plans to open over 10 locations by the end of 2019, including entrances into the Boston, D.C. metro, Orlando, Denver and Las Vegas markets.

“Our mission has been to provide compassionate, quality home care services to our clients so that they can remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own home,” founder and CEO Lenny Verkhoglaz said. “The growth we’ve experienced over 15 years only motivates us to continue that mission into 2019 and beyond.”

Executive Care was founded by Verkhoglaz and his wife, Mila. After caring for an elderly neighbor, Lenny and Mila realized the incredible need for home healthcare services. Today, Executive Home Care offers both medical and non-medical services, including at-home care, personal care, companionship and more.

“The home health care industry is experiencing a ‘silver tsunami,’ wherein there are more than 10,000 people reaching the age of 65 than there are caregivers to provide them necessary services,” Verkhoglaz noted. “With such a high demand, Executive Care strives to continue working with other individuals who are passionate about this booming industry.”

Including a franchisee fee (for a territory with a population of 500,000 residents) of $44,900, the initial investment to own and operate an Executive Care office ranges between $99,650 and $169,900. The franchise fee for a second territory is reduced to $35,900 and $29,500 for a third territory.

For more information about Executive Home Care’s franchise opportunity, visit http://executivehomecarefranchise.com/.

About Executive Care

Founded in 2004 and based in Hackensack, NJ, Executive Care is a full-service home health care company serving seniors, disabled and recovering individuals. The company also provides staffing in hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities. Recently ranked #264 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Franchise 500®, Executive Care continues to expand its national footprint with 22 locations in 10 states. For more information, visit http://executivehomecare.com/.

1 04, 2019

BrightStar Care Franchise Owner Acquires Harmony Home Care

2019-04-01T14:24:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Leading In-Home Care Franchisee Partners with Top Local Agency to Provide Higher Standard of Care in California

CHICAGO — BrightStar Care, the nation’s leading in-home care franchise, is igniting its growth strategy of targeting independent in-home care agencies that make viable candidates to convert to the BrightStar Care system. In the most recent development, a BrightStar Care franchisee acquired Sacramento’s Harmony Home Care, going into effect on Monday, April 1. BrightStar Care, whose higher standards of care are well known in the home care industry coast-to-coast, offers national resources, such as nurse-led care, skilled nursing and the same accreditation as the country’s best hospitals and nursing homes.

The Harmony Home Care acquisition is led by Sacramento BrightStar Care owner, Ignacio Cespedes. Cespedes, who was named BrightStar Care’s 2018 Franchisee of the Year, states, “With the growing need for care and the increasing shortage of caregivers, we found great synergy in incorporating the Harmony Home Care team to our business.  We envision a future with continued organic growth as well as homecare industry consolidation.”

With the new ownership, BrightStar Care will maintain the same local commitment to high standards Harmony Home Care has demonstrated. The location will now reap the benefits of not only a strong local reputation, but a strong national reputation and standards as well. The community can rest assured that the transitions will be seamless for clients and employees, as the same care givers will remain in place for the same clients.

“It has been a pleasure to cooperate with BrightStar Care over the years and we feel confident that BrightStar will work tirelessly to maintain the same caring relationships that our customers and employees have enjoyed for the last six years,” said Patrick Philbrick and Jennifer Jarrett, co-owners of Harmony Home Care.

The acquisition comes on the heels of BrightStar Care’s impressive 2018 growth, including 15 signed franchise agreements and 14 location openings across 12 states.

Shelly Sun, Founder and CEO of BrightStar Care, stated “This deepens BrightStar’s commitment to Sacramento, combining one of our very best franchisees with the best of Harmony’s model. In addition, our national account partners, the biggest insurance companies, pharmacies, infusion services providers and third-party administrators in the country, now have new options for delivering care in the Golden State.”

BrightStar Care’s success has also been seen in recent award rankings, including Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500. The ninth consecutive year for BrightStar Care on the list, the brand came in at No. 184 this year. BrightStar Care was also ranked on Franchise Times’ Top 200 list. The brand also brought in the most number of Best of Home Care awards of any provider, including 23 locations earning the Leader in Excellence award, 105 locations earning the Provider of Choice award, and 102 offices earning the Employer of Choice award.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 330 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 2,500 registered nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception.  The company’s agencies have earned more ‘Best of Home Care’ Awards than any other brand.  In 2018, the company ranked No. 75 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list and was included for the fourth consecutive year on Forbes Magazine’s list of top franchise opportunities. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit www.brightstarcare.com; to find out more about BrightStar Care Franchising, visit www.franchise.brightstarcare.com.

1 03, 2019

BrightStar Reinforces Home Care Technology Leadership With New Board Member Pam Parisian

2019-03-01T16:14:27-05:00March 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

AT&T Chief Information Officer adds role as Board Member at BrightStar Care

CHICAGO — BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc., announced today the appointment of Pam Parisian as a Board Member.  Ms. Parisian is retiring from AT&T as President of Technology Development.

Ms. Parisian’s appointment expands the Board to four directors.  Other board members include David B. Barr, Chairman of PMTD Restaurants, Sidney J. Feltenstein, Operating Partner at Sentinel Capital Partners, and Boris Groysberg, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.  BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc., is the parent company of BrightStar Care, a premier home care company, as well as BrightStar Technology Group and BrightStar Senior Living.

“Pam is one of the world’s top information technology professionals, and we are honored to count her as an advisor to BrightStar,” said Shelly Sun, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc.  “We are confident she will add great value to our Board of Directors and that BrightStar’s franchisees, clients, caregivers and families will benefit from her insights, judgment and expertise.”

“BrightStar is a leader in home care technology, having created a proprietary platform, ABS, that manages day-to-day care delivery as well as back office operations,” stated James Kearns, Chief Technology Officer at BrightStar Technology Group.  “With Pam joining our Board, we’ll enhance our current capabilities and innovate for the rapidly-developing future of home health care.”

In addition to serving as Chief Information Officer at AT&T, Ms. Parisian has been instrumental in major product launches including the first iPhone launch in 2007 and leading the technology integration for the historic Fortune 100 mergers, including DirecTV, AT&T Wireless, and Cingular Wireless.  Ms. Parisian was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2015, won the Dallas CIO of the Year Orbie Award – Super Global in 2017 and has been recognized numerous times on CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 List.

“Joining the Board at BrightStar gives me the opportunity to help Shelly and her team do what they do so well, improve people’s lives,” said Ms. Parisian.  “My family also struggles with home health care needs and I’m passionate about using technology to improve the home health care experience.”

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 330 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 2,500 registered nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception.  The company’s agencies have earned more ‘Best of Home Care’ Awards than any other brand.  In 2018, the company ranked No. 75 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list and was included for the fourth consecutive year on Forbes Magazine’s list of top franchise opportunities. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit www.brightstarcare.com; to find out more about BrightStar Care Franchising, visit www.franchise.brightstarcare.com.

SOURCE BrightStar Care

12 02, 2019

Seasoned Local Sales Executive Opens Always Best Care Of Ballwin

2019-02-12T16:19:18-05:00February 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading Senior Care Franchise Offers Award-Winning Senior Care Services to St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that it has opened its newest franchise in Ballwin, Missouri – a suburb of St. Louis. Always Best Care Senior Services of Ballwin marks the company’s second location in the state of Missouri. The new agency is owned and operated by first-time franchisee Christina Smith, who brings nearly 20 years experience in sales and leadership development training to the company.

“Christina exemplifies everything that we’re looking for when searching for entrepreneurs to help us expand into new territories,” said Jake Brown, President and CEO of Always Best Care. “It’s a pleasure to welcome her and her husband to the Always Best Care family and we believe her business experience combined with passion for senior care services will help make her first location a tremendous success.”

A St. Louis resident, Smith recognized the need for senior care in the growing metropolitan area and will look to build relationships with those in her community quickly. A majority of immediate efforts will be focused on educating the local community about the importance of providing the best care possible to seniors in need.

“I searched for a franchise that I felt would provide us with the needed support from the very beginning and that led me to Always Best Care,” said Smith. “I’m very passionate about this industry having spent four years caring for my mother during her senior years. I believe in listening to your heart when making an investment and my heart was telling me this was the best decision for our family. We’re excited to get started.”

Located in Chesterfield Valley off of Chesterfield Airport Road, Always Best Care Senior Services of Ballwin services several communities including St. Louis, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Ellisville, Manchester, Wildwood, Glencoe, Melrose and many others.

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care, and is the only senior services franchise system that combines the three to create three separate revenue streams for its franchisees. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada.

By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families, Always Best Care franchise owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client’s particular physical or social needs. The hallmark services of Always Best Care include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care now being phased in throughout the country.

About Always Best Care

Founded in 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care assists seniors with a wide range of illnesses and personal needs, and currently provides more than 4 million hours of care every year. Franchise opportunities are available to individuals interested in leveraging the company’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas.

Always Best Care also offers an exclusive program called Always in Touch, a telephone reassurance program that provides a daily phone call to seniors and disabled adults who are living alone and have limited contact with the outside world. Always in Touch is the only absolutely free national telephone reassurance program of its kind anywhere in the USA and Canada. For more information on Always in Touch, or to request an application, visit www.Always-In-Touch.com.