You’ve had this sincere desire to help people in need for most of your life. Right now, maybe you had a personal experience with an aging senior in your family or disabled adult who relied on home care support services. Maybe you were his or her primary caregiver for a while and, as challenging as the work was, it was a true passion for you. Now you’ve been kicking around the idea of owning a home care franchise.

There are opportunities out there.

There is no shortage of opportunity for anyone who wants to get into the home care industry. But, how do you know this is the right time for you? We put together a few tips that might help you refine the process of determining whether or not this is your moment.

First, you have a sincere desire and passion for this type of work.

Home Care Franchise: Knowing When It’s Time to Commit to a Home Care Franchise Opportunity

Home Care Franchise: Knowing When It’s Time to Commit to a Home Care Franchise Opportunity

If you don’t have a passion to help seniors and disabled adults during their time of need, if you are not driven by an inherent desire to keep people safe, give them an opportunity to remain home and still be active, then what is really driving this desire to own a home care franchise?

It should all start with a compassionate spirit because if you don’t have that inherent drive, this will quickly become work and that’s when most business opportunities fail.

Second, you have the financial resources to do this.

You don’t want to spend every dime you have saved up to buy into this home care franchise opportunity. You need some financial resources in reserve because it might be a few weeks or, at a worst-case scenario, a couple months before Medicaid reimbursements and other payments begin cycling in. However, you’ll have expenses, payroll, estimated quarterly taxes, and other financial obligations to cover before that happens.

Third, you’ve got the support of family and friends.

This is so important. If your friends and/or family are telling you not to do something, if they are giving you reasoned, thoughtful critique or criticism why this might not be the best idea for you at this time, it’s a good idea to listen.

If you have people telling you not to do this because it may be about envy, jealousy, or they couldn’t possibly take on this opportunity themselves, only you can be the judge of that, but look to the responses and when you have support, that’s a great motivator.

Finally, you have found the right company.

Not all home care franchise companies are going to provide the best opportunity. You want one that is supportive of its franchisees, has clear, reasonable expectations and rules to follow, and that is more focused on helping you determine whether this is the right opportunity than selling you on their franchise quickly.

When you evaluate the situation honestly, you’ll come to a realization whether this is truly the time for you to capitalize on an opportunity to own a home care franchise.

If you have questions about franchise opportunities with Golden Heart Senior Care Franchise, please contact our office at 1-800-601-2792, or check out our form at