In-Home Care Business - Frequently Asked Questions About Comfort Keepers®
Some frequently asked questions about starting your own Comfort Keepers franchise.
Do you have any financing programs available?
Yes! Due to Comfort Keepers’ confidence in our brand, franchisee training and support we now have the ability to offer a financing program for qualified buyers. This applies to both individual franchisees and multi-unit purchases.
Is The Market For Senior Care Services Going To Continue To Grow?
Yes! The in-home senior care service industry is expected to experience significant growth over the next 40 years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, today there are 42.5 million adults in the U.S age 65+ - a number that will more than double to 89 million over the next 40 years.
What Does It Take To Succeed As A Comfort Keepers Franchise Owner?
Because running your own elder care business is hard work, there are common characteristics of a successful franchisee. Among them are:
• Must be a self-starter and understand the importance of having a sales focus to create your own success each day
• Passionate about providing quality in-home care
• Able and willing to follow a proven system and not recreate the wheel
• Capable of simultaneously managing both internal and external business priorities
• Effective and efficient in managing time and setting priorities
Are Comfort Keepers Franchise Territories Protected?
Yes, each franchisee is granted his/her own territory.
After A Decade In The Home Care Franchise Business, Are Good Territories Still Available?
Yes, we estimate we have over 400 territories still available.
Do You Provide Local Field-Level Support?
We currently have a team of Business Coaches who work in the field with our franchisees providing on-going operational support and guidance. We also have additional resources that support franchisees in taking their home care businesses to "the next level."
What Kind Of Training Is Provided?
Soon after signing your franchise agreement, you will be assigned a new Business Coach. In addition, you will complete a comprehensive training program. On-going training includes local boot camps, computer-based training sessions, a series of on-going training sessions at the Comfort Keepers business support center, and more. There are also state and national networking and training events.
What Support Resources Do Your Franchisees Receive?
One of the biggest advantages of joining the Comfort Keepers franchise system is the power of our entrepreneurial network, including volume-purchasing programs (benefits, office supplies, insurance, etc.) as well as customized support tools such as a web-based caregiver scheduling system. Additionally, we provide marketing, graphics and web guidance/support to ensure consistent representation of the brand.
What Investment Is Required To Start A Comfort Keepers Franchise?
The initial franchise fee is $42,000, with anticipated start-up costs and working capital requirements bringing your total investment to approximately $61,450 - $88,500.
What Are The Steps In The Process?
We strive to make the franchising process as easy and smooth as possible. To learn about our step-by-step approach, simply refer to this easy-to-follow guide. Click Here >>