Why Senior Home Care?
The senior population in the United States will double to over 70 million people by 2025.
This enormous shift in the age of the population in the United States presents both challenges and opportunities. According to AARP, 67% of seniors will need some type of long-term care in the future and nearly 90% of seniors prefer to age in their own homes.
Over $90 billion dollars are spent on in-home care services each year in the U.S., according to IBIS, and the industry will continue to grow rapidly as the population ages.
In line with national trends, demand for home care services in Texas is growing rapidly. Our franchise owners in Houston fill this need by providing exceptional caregivers to individual clients in their residences at scheduled sessions and times, up to 24 hours per day. They facilitate the maintenance of quality of life for those in need of medical and non-medical assistance, while allowing clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes.
There are prime franchise territories available throughout metro Houston, including the following areas:
East Little York
Mission Bend East
Assisting Hands Home Care franchise owners are well positioned to capitalize on the growing need for high quality in-home care.
Why Assisting Hands?
Assisting Hands Home Care is one of the leading, and fastest growing, in home care franchises. With over 100 territories, we’ve developed a proven and scalable business model, and a leadership team that is second to none in the industry.
Our leadership team has a diverse background and a wealth of experience in many aspects of business operations including finance, marketing, and home health franchising, in addition to more than 25 years in the health care industry.
With five franchisees in the Houston area, we couple proven marketing strategies with quality care to generate client referrals. By building strong relationships with referral sources and understanding how to communicate successfully with them, our franchisees continue to grow their business with a high rate of satisfied clients.
Our tried, tested, and successful business model empowers our franchisees to do well by doing good. Here are a few of the benefits of the Assisting Hands franchise opportunity:
It takes a special person to become an Assisting Hands franchise owner. We are looking for hard-working individuals who share our commitment to excellence and our passion for serving seniors to join our Family of Franchise Owners.
Our Family of Franchise Owners started with our Founders who cared about each new owner and their success. We have a strong community of franchise owners in the Houston area who are all committed to helping new owners succeed.
Meet Terri Robbins, Area Representative & Franchise Owner
Terri Robbins is the president and owner of Assisting Hands Houston, which is located in Humble. As a franchisee, she serves clients in Humble, North Houston, Kingwood, Spring, Crosby, Huffman, New Caney, Porter and Splendora. As an Area Representative, Terri leads the team of Houston-area franchisees.
Her desire for home health care stems from a dream she and her mother, Claire Gulsby, had of owning and operating a hospice business in Humble. Before they could launch the business, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. A stay-at-home mom at the time, Robbins became the primary caregiver for her mother. Every day after she dropped off her children at school, she headed to her parents’ home. She bathed and dressed her mom, prepared meals and tidied up the house in between housekeeper visits.
“When you are taking care of someone else, you can forget to take care of yourself,” said Robbins. “And when that happens you aren’t good physically or emotionally to care for your loved one.”
When Robbins left to pick up her children from school, her mom was left in the care of her dad, sister-in-law and other family members. This went on for three years.
In 1998, Gulsby lost her battle against breast cancer. Divorced, with her children in college, Robbins decided to pursue her entrepreneurial dream. Looking to launch her own business — she assumed in food — a franchise broker presented Assisting Hands Home Care to her after learning the story of how Terri took care of her mom and their desire to own a hospice business.
Robbins took the broker’s advice and began extensive research. After many conversations with Assisting Hands’ founder Dr. Gail Silverstein, Robbins traveled to Phoenix and saw first-hand Silverstein’s commitment to patient care. Robbins was so impressed with her knowledge of the caregiving and health care industries, she joined the Assisting Hands Home Care family as a franchise owner and area representative in Houston, Texas. In May 2008, she opened her business in Humble to serve north Houston seniors and other residents needing non-medical home health care services.
“I am passionate about the difference our caregivers make in the lives of our clients and their families,” said Robbins. “My team is comprised of professionals who share my passion of serving and enabling individuals to live at home in safety, comfort and dignity.”
Assisting Hands Houston is one of more than 100 franchise locations across the United States. Assisting Hands offers a comprehensive menu of services, which includes non-medical companionship and personal care services, skilled nursing, and total care management that fill the gap between living at home with dignity and the need for institutionalized medical care.
The Future for Home HealthCare is Clear
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that those receiving long-term care will rise from 14 million to 27 million by 2050. Since most seniors in long-term care prefer to remain at home, there is a growing demand for home aides.
To help keep pace there are 4,500 franchised home care entities in the U.S., making it one of the fastest growing businesses in the franchise industry. Terri knew this industry was growing and there was demand for home healthcare franchise services.
This Humble High School graduate proudly affirms that the Assisting Hands Home Care National office, which is based in Idaho, is a “family” franchise system with exceptional support and training.
The idea of family carries over to the way the caregivers treat their clients. Not only do the caregivers fashion their help to the individual, but they truly invest a piece of themselves. With the aging population, many clients are the elderly who wish to stay in their homes, but as Robbins points out, “When I do my assessment of the client’s needs, I am not just out to make money. Several times I have told the clients and their families that the person would be better served, in my opinion, in a nursing home.” The people served are not just the elderly “Some of our clients have either long term illnesses or short term needs like assistance from surgery recovery or a broken bone.”
As a franchise owner in Humble and an Area Representative for South Texas, Robbins knows first-hand what is likely to work and what likely doesn’t work. Houston-area franchisees are not only close in proximity to her, Robbins also acts as a mentor to them.
What They're Saying
Assisting Hands Home Care provides me the tools and structure I need to be successful, but also the flexibility to run my own business.Greg Kling
As franchisees, we’re encouraged to have our own personal touch.Daniellah Salario
Compared to the other franchise companies, Assisting Hands spent more time getting to know us.Armando Morales
We are a growing company now, but the cooperation and sharing from the key people in the company, both management and other franchise owners, is incredible.Robert Thomas
Assisting Hands is a feeling of family, which is the culture I was looking for.Robbie McCullough
Take The Next Step
Building a senior home care business can be the most rewarding experience of your life. We understand that you have lots of questions and we’re here to help you answer them. Please click the button below to get in touch with Terri and take the next step in becoming an Assisting Hands franchise owner.
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Phone: (281) 540-7400
Office address: 1250 Indiana St, Humble, TX 77396