As one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care and assisted living referrals, Always Best Care Senior Services is responding to the ever-increasing demands of a rapidly aging population by expanding into new markets across the country and introducing new telehealth programs throughout its franchise network.
The senior service franchise model combines non-medical in-home care, assisted living referral servicesand home health care to create three potential revenue streams for franchisees. Always Best Care is currently looking to expand in many major markets including Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, St Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Omaha, Boise, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Orange County, Portland and Washington State.
“Always Best Care has continued to respond to the rise in demand forour services brought about during the COVID-19 pandemic. With long-term care facilities like nursing homes identified as hotspots for the virus’ transmission, more and more seniors and their families sought the peace of mind of in-home care,” said Jake Brown, President and CEO of Always Best Care. “We now have franchise opportunities available in many new territories for individuals interested in leveraging our clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas.”
Always Best Care also grew its brand presence over the past year in existing states like Texas, North Carolina, California and Georgia, as well as debuting a first-ever location in Hawaii. New owners, recognizing the brand’s best-in-class franchise opportunity and upside potential for success, took over territories in Chicago, New Jersey and California, while established operators seized opportunities to expand or renew, serving as a true testament to the brand’s sustainable positioning and long-term viability in a rapidly evolving landscape.
As the years pass and the senior population grows, more older Americans will need compassionate care to help them age gracefully at home. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of individuals 65 and older in the U.S. is projected to double during the next 30 years, and the 85+ population is expected to increase nearly 150%. Today, almost 80% of seniors are dealing with a chronic health condition, while 50% of seniors have at least two chronic illnesses. Simply put, the senior care industry is maturing into the hottest market in the country and is expected to grow regardless of the social and economic climate.
Amid this demand, Always Best Care continues to look for opportunities to provide technologies that benefit its clients as well as franchisees. “We are committed to raising the standards of in-home care through technology innovation and additional services and resources that enhance our clients’ quality of life,” added Brown. “Protecting our clients is a big part of our value proposition.”
Most recently, that commitment meant deploying its own Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program across the entire franchise system and throughout 30 states. In partnership with Anelto, Always Best Care is now able to provide clients with access to real-time monitoring of vital statistics, fall alert/fall detect services, medication management, and two-way communication between client, clinician and physician. With the launch of RPM telehealth capabilities, Always Best Care is offering a new level of clinical oversight as patients are discharged into home care environments, helping clients avoid readmission or trips to the doctor’s office, clinic or emergency room.
The RPM system magnifies the transitional care program afforded by Always Best Care, which encompasses a broad range of services and environments designed to promote the safe and timely passage of patients between levels of health care and across care settings.
This level of innovation is nothing new for the company. In 2020, Always Best Care introduced the Balance Tracking System, which provides an objective, accurate and reliable measure of a client’s postural sway – known as a key indicator of balance ability commonly used in fall risk assessment. This tool categorizes a person’s fall risk across a spectrum ranging from low, to moderate, to high and is particularly useful to individuals 60+, where the consequences of a fall are amplified.
Always Best Care is also one of the only major senior care franchise systems to provide Always in Touch, a proprietary telephone reassurance program of daily check-ins or weekly socialization calls, providing a virtual alternative for companionship and a sense of security that the senior is not alone.
Founded in 1996 and delivering its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the U.S. and Canada, Always Best Care employs thousands of caregivers and is recognized for being an employer of choice within its sector through its impressive caregiver benefits. Because franchisees are provided with the resources needed to successfully run their business, they are able to invest in employee support. Local offices across the country offer various benefits including flexible schedules, competitive wages, employee recognition initiatives, ongoing training programs and certifications, among many others.
“Always Best Care’s team members and caregivers take pride in their work and serving their clientele,” said Brown. “The senior care industry draws a group of passionate and eager individuals, and we have been able to establish a variety of charitable community efforts based on our founding purpose of inspiring change and improving quality of life.”
Always Best Care caregivers provide assistance for individuals that suffer from cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, traumatic brain injuries and other life-altering and threatening diseases. To build on its team’s desire to help, the company has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association on a national level, and franchisees assist in initiatives to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s within their communities.
The company has also collected many accolades along the way in over 25 years of business. Most recently, Always Best Care was recognized by Franchise Dictionary magazine as aTop 100 Game Changer for creating opportunities for aspiring business owners, filling a niche in the home health care industry and helping the local communities it serves. It was also named to the 2021Franchise Gator Top 100, an esteemed list developed to assist prospective franchisees in their search for a franchise opportunity to invest in, recognizing the top franchisors based on strong growth, financial stability, experience, and more.