Home Instead Senior Care Franchises Vs. Always Best Care Franchises: Compare Your Options

Starting a senior care franchise can be incredibly rewarding. However, it can be overwhelming to figure out which franchise opportunity is right for you. Fortunately, we’ve pulled together a complete guide comparing costs, services, earning potential, and more between Home Instead Senior Care Franchising and Always Best Care Franchising.

To start, we’ve pulled together a comparison chart to give you a general idea of where each franchise stands.


  Home Instead Senior Care Always Best Care
Franchise Fee $59,000 $49,900
Initial Investment $125,000 – $135,000 $74,725 – $125,400
Royalty Fee 5% 6%
Ad Royalty Fee 2% 2%



Founded in 1994, Home Instead Senior Care started franchising a year later. Now, with more than 1,000 locations across the globe, the brand is one of the largest senior care networks in the world. Home Instead locations provide companionship services and non-medical care to elderly individuals so they can remain at home for as long as possible.

To start a Home Instead Senior Care franchise, franchisees can expect to pay between $125,000 and $135,000 – including their $59,000 franchise fee. For the life of their agreement, franchisees are required to pay a 5% royalty fee and a 2% ad royalty fee. The franchise also offers a veteran’s incentive of 20% off their franchise fee.

Home Instead Senior Care franchises offers investors exclusive territories and ongoing training and support. New owners are required to complete a week-long training in the brand’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. They also complete training courses around in-home safety, senior care education and Alzheimer’s care. Once open, franchisees have access to around-the-clock business and technical support, on-site coaching and planning visits from a dedicated team of professionals, and marketing support including a location-specific website.



Always Best Care is a great alternative to Home Instead Senior Care franchises. Founded in 1996, our brand has been franchising since 2006. We now have over 200 locations across the U.S. and are one of the most trusted home care assistance franchises in the nation. Our franchise system is smaller than our competition, so we’re able to provide more direct, hands-on support to our franchisees.

The Always Best Care franchise opportunity is also more cost-efficient than Home Instead. With an initial investment cost ranging between $74,725 and $125,400 – including our franchise fee of $49,900 – we require franchise candidates to have a net worth of $200,000 with $100,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees are required to pay a 6% royalty fee and a 2% ad royalty fee for the entire term of their agreement. Our brand also offers a veteran incentive of 5% off our initial franchise fee.

At Always Best Care, we offer exclusive territories to our franchisees and are looking to expand across the entire U.S. and into Canada. We provide ongoing support to our franchise partners at the corporate level – offering regularly scheduled webinars and bi-annual conferences – and at the local level by supplying on-site strategic planning and mentorship. All of our new franchisees complete an extensive training program called ABCUniversity.



If you’re looking to franchise with Home Instead, we want you to know there are other options within the senior care industry. With our proven business model, our franchisees are able to take advantage of three revenue streams. At Always Best Care, we have our Continuum of Care. This allows our locations to offer multiple service types like in-home care, assisted living services, home health care, veteran’s care, and special services. The more diverse of an offering we provide customers, the more ways franchisees can capitalize on their investment.

We also have a strict territory policy, created to protect everyone’s marketing initiatives and new-client referral channels. So, our franchisees can broaden their markets and grow their businesses without impeding on other franchisees’ areas.

To learn more about our franchise opportunity, fill out this form, and one of our franchise development representatives will be in touch.


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