Assisting Hands started franchising in 2006, and in 2015, the company awarded more franchises than ever before. Company executives expect the growth to continue. According to the Administration on Aging, there will be about 98 million older persons in 2060, nearly twice the number of senior citizens today.
“Almost a year ago we opened our 80th franchise,” said Lane Kofoed, president and CEO of Assisting Hands Home Care. “Now, after a decade of franchising, we are delighted to be celebrating our 100th franchise sale.”
Kofoed was named president and CEO of Assisting Hands Home Care in 2011. Since that time, 66 franchises have been sold, and the company has been profitable every year.
Kofoed said Assisting Hands’ extended business model appeals to entrepreneurs with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Recent franchisees who have contributed to the growth have been educators, ambassadors and Fortune 500 executives with a head for business and a heart for helping others. Kofoed believes the company’s growth bodes well for the state of franchising in general.
Morris was drawn to Assisting Hands Home Care because her 96-year-old grandmother needed in-home care. She wanted a business that would help people like her grandmother, and she wanted to make a difference in her community.
“After doing my due diligence and looking into other franchises, I knew that Assisting Hands is where I wanted to be,” said Morris. “I believe I can reach the personal and financial goals I have set for myself with Assisting Hands’ training and support.”
Richard Ueberfluss, who was recently named COO of Assisting Hands Home Care’s national office, facilitated the agreement with Morris as the Chicagoland area representative. He said roughly 15 prime territories are still available in the region.
Assisting Hands Home Care offers non-medical and certain medical home care services that fill the gap between living at home with dignity and the need for institutionalized medical care. The company is based upon Dr. Gail Silverstein’s knowledge of the health care industry coupled with her personal experience and knowledge running a highly successful home care business in Phoenix, AZ. Founded in 2005 by Dr. Silverstein, Assisting Hands began franchising a year later and currently has nearly 100 franchise operations and regional developments across the United States. Single and multi-unit franchises are available. To learn more, call 866-924-2442 or visit www.assistinghandsfranchise.com.