Senior Care

Businesses that specialize in care that are designed to meet the needs and requirements of senior citizens at various stages. The care or products could be medical or non-medical in nature.

Types of Senior Care Businesses

I would say there are 4 different types of businesses in the Senior Care industry. The first is in home care that provides services to the elderly to keep them in their current residence. The second type would be senior care placement – helping to find and match seniors to a new place to live. The third is a physical building that houses seniors and the fourth is providing products that help seniors get around; such as installing ramps, lifts, etc. There are a few other random ones that don’t fall into those buckets but those are the majority.

A hand resting on 2 other hands that are elderly

Initial Investment

The vast majority of these franchises have an initial investment from a low end of $85K to $150K making it a lower investment industry. There are a handful that are over $200K and the physical building is much, much higher so there are some outliers, but the majority are less than $150K.

Day In The Life

Since there are several different types of businesses in this industry, the day to day could look a bit different. Regardless of what the model is, you’ll be building relationships with referral sources and prospecting for seniors. You could be giving talks at groups, networking with senior industry professionals, making phone calls, emailing or visiting health care facilities. You will have a lot of people interaction - whether it’s with your customers, employees or referral partners. Some of these models require a lot of employees while the senior care placement model would require zero employees.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have high moral and ethical standards. They are outgoing, extroverted, have compassion and empathy toward elderly individuals. They should be personable and have a professional demeanor. No healthcare or senior care background is necessary - but instead it would be great if the person had sales/marketing/leadership experience. A lot of the current franchise owners happen to be in the same age bracket of the adult children of the families that they provide services for. This is definitely not a prerequisite and they will accept any age franchisee, but the demographics tend to lean more toward an older age with this industry more so than others.

Why We Like This Industry

Wow, I don’t know that there is an industry that is growing as rapidly as this industry. There is a lot of competition in this industry, but there is so much of a demand that all of the senior care businesses can’t even service all of the individuals that need care. About 70% of individuals over age 65 will require at least some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. Between 2010 and 2030, the age 75-84 group will increase by more than 86%, the 85+ group by 57% and the overall age 75+ group by 77%. These are huge increases!! The sky is the limit with the franchises in this industry as the growth potential is outstanding. Some of the models are work from home or have a very small commercial space, so the overhead costs are minimal.