The Top Ten Reasons to Become an Always Best Care Franchisee


If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re in the midst of performing research on what you hope will be a lucrative and rewarding professional transition. Franchises are a great way to enter into a more independent career in business while enjoying the backing of a proven corporate entity. That being said, not all franchises are created equal.

The home-based senior-care franchise industry is growing at a fantastic rate, and it is one of the top franchise sectors to join. However, a number of opportunities exist with a large number variety of franchise corporations within this industry

Naturally, we feel that Always Best Care offers the best opportunity for those who want to enter into the home-care industry. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider working with us when you make a decision regarding the ideal franchise opportunity for you and your future.

  1.  Advanced Marketing Solutions and Support
    As an Always Best Care franchisee, you will have access to state-of-the-art marketing tools and support. Of course, it’s up to you to make use of them effectively, but we set you up to succeed (link:
  2.  Top-Notch Training
    Our comprehensive training program, which combines classroom and field-based modules, will provide you with the knowledge and experience you require to start your franchise journey on the right foot.
  3.  Low Investment, High Revenue
    When compared to other franchise industries, the home-care sector has an incredibly low cost of entry. At Always Best Care, we provide not only an affordable way to become a franchise, but also methods to maximize your revenue. Everybody wins!
  4.  Up-To-Date-Resources
    Seniors are living longer than ever these days, and that means that an increasing number of seniors live with conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. These individuals require a different type of care (link:, which is why we make sure our franchisees and their caregivers always have access to materials and education that helps them care for our diverse senior population in the best way possible.
  5.  Always Best Care is One of the Best Franchises for Minorities
    In spite of the amazing strides society has made in recent decades, minorities often face greater challenges in business, regardless of their qualifications. At Always Best Care, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, which is why we’ve been named one of the top 50 franchises for minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative. (link:
  6. Multiple Revenue Streams
    Always Best Care franchisees benefit from three distinct streams of revenue: skilled home-health care, non medical in-home care and assisted living finder services.
  7. Industry Experience and Stability
    Always Best Care has been around since 1996, and it offers opportunities not only in the United States, but around the world, as well. We’re here for the long haul, and we’ve proven our ability to help our franchisees succeed.
  8.  Opportunities in Markets Large and Small
    With some companies, it’s necessary to set up and operate in a large metro area in order to succeed. However, we believe that every community can benefit from an Always Best Care franchise, regardless of its size. (link:
  9.  National and Local Support
    Franchisees with Always Best Care enjoy excellent corporate training and support, but they can also access local help through our highly trained Area Representatives.
  10. The Chance to Make a Real Difference
    Seniors want to live their lives as independently as possible in their own homes. Always Best Care understands this desire, and we make sure our franchisees know that what they’re doing is benefiting the lives of people who might otherwise be forced to live in less than ideal conditions.

Are you ready to learn more about franchise opportunities with Always Best Care?

For information on our franchise opportunities, call toll-free 1-855-430-CARE (2273), send an email to [email protected], visit or download a copy of our FREE franchising eBook today!.


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Comprehensive Franchisee Training Helps Franchisees Launch Senior Care Businesses

Always Best Care®, one of the nation’s fastest growing senior care systems, offers franchisees a six-week multi-tiered standard of training and support through its ABC University®, one of the most comprehensive and extensive programs in the senior care industry.

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living finder/referral services and skilled home health care. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories and area representatives throughout the United States.

The Always Best Care training program focuses on the operational activities of setting up, managing, and marketing a business that provides warm, compassionate and professional care for seniors and others.  The Always Best Care training system combines both corporate and local support for franchisees – a distinct benefit that provides a local coach, mentor and business advisor in close proximity to the franchisees’ territories.   Training is divided into modules that combine field and classroom settings.  One-on-one coaching and web-based seminars are provided.

Always Best Care corporate team members and Area Representatives work with new franchisees during an extensive training program that can be completed in as little as six weeks. This includes both initial and ongoing training and support as well as classroom training at Always Best Care’s international headquarters in Roseville, CA (just outside Sacramento) and field training in a franchisee’s local marketing area.

“I am exceptionally proud of the Always Best Care training and support system,” said Michael Newman, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Always Best Care. “Without question, we strive to create a gold standard that provides a distinct advantage to our franchisees.”

The Always Best Care training focuses on three distinct phases:  Pre-classroom training; classroom training and field training – all designed to ensure the most efficient startup process for new franchisees …

  • Pre-Classroom Training:  New owners focus on a series of operations-based training modules. This phase of the program includes a kick-off webinar, office set up, introduction to the Learning Management System (virtual learning tool), and senior community and account management preparation. New owners will also complete all critical administration tasks, including insurance requirements, non-medical licensing applications, ordering print and marketing material, and conducting a competitive analysis of their market.
  • Classroom Training:  During the second phase, owners participate in seven days of intensive classroom training at Always Best Care’s headquarters.  This includes a review and discussion of key topics including operations, marketing, caregiver on-boarding and staffing, client management, and instruction on how to develop key strategic alliances in the marketplace.Classroom training also encompasses guest speakers on a wide range of topics such as insurance, payroll, and veteran’s affairs, as well as tours of Sacramento area skilled nursing facilities and senior communities.  Additionally, trainees network with fellow franchisees during class and have an opportunity to spend time with founder and Chief Executive Newman, Chief Operating Officer Jake Brown, Vice President of Franchise Operations David Caesar and Vice President of Marketing Barry Parrish.
  • Field Training:  After completing classroom training, franchisees participate in nine days of in-the-field training, three of which are spent with their local coach at their location. This part of the training program concentrates on developing relations with assisted living communities, interviewing and hiring caregivers, referral marketing, networking in the marketplace, public relations, and staffing.

Field training also provides new owners with an opportunity to work with their Area Representative in the market during a three-day session. The training session includes referral marketing and client visits, a review of community tours, the status of the new owner’s caregiver team, a discussion about the franchisee’s strengths and challenges, a detailed plan that incorporates the ten areas of focus, and a written field training summary, with emphasis placed on skill sets, roles, expectations, and goals.

“The goal of our training program is to prepare franchisees for the launch of their new businesses,” explained Mr. Newman, “and to provide them with the tools they need to build those businesses while making true differences in people’s lives.”

For information on Always Best Care franchise opportunities, download a copy of our FREE comprehensive franchising eBook call toll-free 1-855-430-CARE1-855-430-CARE (2273), send an email to [email protected], or visit


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Study Shows Canadians Prefer Aging at Home

There is great news for entrepreneurs living in Canada who may be interested in starting a home care business – A new national poll conducted by Nanos for the Canadian Nurses Associated has found that nearly 75% of all Canadians believe that it is important to spend time aging at home with the benefit of home-based care (SOURCE: Canadian Nurses Association).

According to CNA president Karima Velji, home care not only has positive effects for the health of Canada’s senior population, it also helps take pressure off of care facilities in the country, which are overcrowded. Much of this overcrowding is due to the fact that on any given day in Canada, 7,500 hospital beds are occupied by patients who are cleared for hospital discharge, but are not able to access the next level of care that they need.

This presents an incredible opportunity for hard-working, driven individuals looking to open a home care business in Canada. By providing home care through Always Best Care in your province, you will be making a positive impact on the senior community, as well as on Canada’s health system.

To learn more about Always Best Care and the opportunity to become a Franchisee in an industry in need of home care professionals, download your very own copy of our FREE franchising eBook today!


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Borrowing Start-Up Capital from Friends and Family

Many people hoping to start a franchise operation will face the dilemma of where to obtain needed start-up capital.  There are many different options for obtaining funding, from traditional lending institutions like banks and credit unions, to angel investors, to crowd lending websites that have become increasingly popular in recent years.

Another option is asking friends and family for help. There are advantages and disadvantages to borrowing from friends and family, however.  While it may be tempting to go straight to family members for a loan, they really should be last resort.  Below we discuss the pros and cons of borrowing from family or friends.


  • No or low interest  — While close family and friends may ask for some interest on the loan, often they will ask for none at all, and it is generally unlikely that they will charge high interest.
  • An already-established relationship –– Your family and friends know you well and are more likely to have faith in both your idea and your overall character.


  • Disagreements about who’s in charge –– You may find your family member or friend giving unwanted and unsolicited advice about how to run your business.  Keep in mind that if the loan is treated as equity, then the person who lent you the money technically does have a say in your business. It’s important to establish up front whether the loan will be treated as equity.
  • Jeopardizing personal relationships –– Nothing can turn a relationship sour more quickly than a business deal gone bad.  It’s important to consider that borrowing from a friend or family member carries the inherent risk of potentially straining the relationship in the future.

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of borrowing from friends or family, and make this your last resort. Most people would agree that involving a friend or family member in your non-medical home care business investment is not worth jeopardizing your personal relationship.

If you’re ready to make a difference in your community, download our FREE franchising eBook to learn why Always Best Care’s training, marketing, and support have grown our franchisee revenue so dramatically.


Please refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.