Right at Home has passed an international milestone and opened its 500th global territory.
The quality home-care provider has established itself as one of the fastest-growing leaders in the sector, with four years of franchise growth accounting for 289 territories signed since 2012.
"Right at Home franchisees are making it possible for people across the world to age with dignity within the comfortable surroundings of their own home," said Brian Petranick, CEO and president of Right at Home.
"Our company places a strong emphasis on culture and developing the incredible community of dedicated franchisees in our system, and we are proud to celebrate the newest addition to our family with this important milestone."
Right at Home now operates in 45 states of the U.S. and seven other countries throughout the world. The UK, where there will soon be 35 trading offices, is the most established outside America and has a strong emphasis on providing an excellent standard of care and support for people with a wide range of physical, practical and emotional needs, including specialised Dementia care.
The average number of people turning 65 each day currently hovers around 10,000, meaning that the amount of caregivers needed to care for this increasing demographic continues to increase worldwide.
"Finding care for the elderly continues to be an increasing issue across the globe, which is why Right at Home has continued to see growth internationally, as well as in the United States," said Blake Martin, chief operating officer of Right at Home International. "With 63 operating offices outside of the United States, we are proud to be able to take our proven systems into different cultures to help the aging populations in Europe, Australia, Asia and The Americas."
According to chief development officer Eric Little, this is the third year in a row that Right at Home has surpassed its goal for franchise sales.
"We're excited to celebrate our successes over the past three years while we keep an eye on the future. We hope to ride the wave of this incredible momentum as we continue to execute Right at Home's strategic plan," Little said.
Husband-and-wife team John and Cendra Flessner are owners of the 500th territory in Kansas City.
"My father passed away six years ago from Alzheimer's, which was the primary reason that I decided to become a Right at Home franchisee," said John. "For 17 years, I did contract and legal work and it was time for a change. I'm able to be part of the community now, and provide a service that positively influences people rather than sit behind a desk reading contracts."
The 500-unit strong network plans to continue its growth with the right franchisees joining the system for the right reasons. The Success with Significance® initiative, which focuses on finding franchisees who not only want personal success, but also enrichment of their communities, has become a central focus in Right at Home's philanthropic philosophy, and the brand has been proud to welcome franchisees who fully embody the principles of this mission.
"By embracing innovation and a collaborative spirit, Right at Home plans to continue expanding its 500-strong franchise network into more communities across the world," said Petranick. "Our passion for community improvement and elderly support will help bring care to our ever-increasing customer base, and we appreciate having the privilege to make a difference in our clients' lives."