6 Signs You’re Ready to Start a Senior Home Care Franchise
Skills can be learned, but it takes a very special kind of person to run a success senior home care franchise. If you’re a people-person with strong judgment – and you’re not afraid of intense interpersonal contact, either directly with clients or in dealing with emotional family members – then owning a senior home care franchise might be for you.
Before you commit yourself to a new career in senior care, ask yourself if you lack any of the following six essential qualities:
- You value honesty and integrity. One of the major factors in the success of your senior home care franchise will be trust. You will only be able to attract new clients if your company is trustworthy in the eyes of their families. While serving the client, you may be given access to their homes, and even their finances in small part if you’re called upon to assist with errands like grocery shopping. For these reasons, honesty and integrity are key; if you’ve been described in these terms, consider it a sign that you may be a candidate.
- You have patience. As with any care profession, starting a senior home care franchise requires a lot of patience. Even clients with the sweetest dispositions will occasionally have bad days, and you will need the patience to help them through it.
- You’re versatile. Providing senior care services is a job that involves wearing many different hats. Clients have vastly different care needs, and you will need to remain flexible and ready to change gears at a moment’s notice. Executive Care offers seven different care services, and you will need to be trained in each. Moreover, as a senior home care franchise owner, you’ll need to be comfortable taking the reins in marketing, business administration, and staffing once your training is complete.
- You have strong interpersonal skills. As we mentioned above, only a people-person will truly enjoy working as a senior home care franchise owner. If you chose to get involved in the caregiving, you’ll be around seniors who need good conversation and strong listeners. In fact, one of the most rewarding parts of this work is interacting with the clientele. However, if you’d rather run the back end of the business, you’re still going to need the skills to manage and interact with your staff on a daily basis, some of whom will be looking for an ear to bend after a hard day’s work.
- You make an effort to be reliable and punctual. This has a lot to do with our first point about honesty and integrity, but is also important on its own because some of our services involve transportation and companionship. Your clients will deeply appreciate being able to rely on you to pick them up on time, keep appointments, and attend social events as promised. Leaving a care recipient stranded even for a few minutes is a surefire way to turn clients away from your senior home care franchise.
- You’re compassionate. Your line of work will involve dealing with seniors whose capacities are diminishing, and you will need to be able to show your understanding and encouragement.
If you possess these essential qualities, consider it six strong signs that you’re ready to own your own senior home care franchise. If that’s that case, you’re ready to learn more about the costs, training, and next steps – visit http://www.executivehomecarefranchise.com to request an information package, or call us directly at (888)-963-9133.