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Interim HealthCare Hospice Franchise Review (2019) 

Interim HealthCare Hospice Franchise Review (2019) 

Franchise Background 

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare’s locally owned and operated home care, hospice and medical staffing franchises have become a trusted source of care and services. With more than 325 independently owned and operated franchise locations in 43 states, Interim’s independent franchisees provide non-medical, medical, hospice and healthcare staffing services to approximately 50,000 people annually.

Interim HealthCare Hospice is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for people who are at their end-of-life and their families.  It is based on a philosophy of improving the quality of life when quantity of time is limited. Hospice offices provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and those who love and care for them.

Partnering with hospitals, nursing homes and community based organizations, Interim Hospice meet the specific needs of terminally ill individuals and their families. Interim provides care most frequently in patients’ homes however, care can also be provided in nursing homes and senior living residences including independent and assisted living.

Management Team

Interim HealthCare is managed under the Caring Brands International umbrella, whose management has many years of experience in the healthcare industry. 

In 2013, Caring Brands International was developed and launched as a future-focused healthcare enterprise to address the global shift that has begun. Forming the Caring Brands International platform base is Interim HealthCare, a leader in the U.S. care franchise industry for over four decades. The first acquisition in September 2013 under the enterprise umbrella was Bluebird Care, a well-known domiciliary franchise company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In October 2014, Just Better Care, a care franchise company based in Australia, joined the Caring Brands International enterprise. Today, three market-leading franchise care brands with more than 300 franchise owners operating 530 locations in seven countries generate nearly a billion dollars U.S. in combined system-wide sales under the Caring Brands International umbrella.

Franchise Home Care Services Industry Analysis 

Franchise Strengths 

One of the oldest established brands in the Home Care industry, having been founded in 1966

High quality care – one of the few home care providers to exclusively use home care employees with CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certifications

High margin, recurring revenue business where most costs are only incurred during home visits

Franchise Weaknesses

Reputation-heavy industry, which means that bad experiences with other franchise operators can significantly impact the system

Success dependent on finding competent CNA’s

Home Care Services Franchise Opportunities 

Over 96% of the population over the age of 75 have a chronic disease

As the brand is well established with a strong reputation, opening in an open territory that is growing can yield strong results

Technology is expected to continue to allow for improved service in the industry

Many patients who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid are eligible for hospice coverage under private insurance.

Threats in the Home Care Services Franchise Market

Profitability can be negatively impacted by close location of like competitors 

Potential for government to implement more oversight and regulations within the homecare industry

The IHC franchise system needs to continue remaining strong in order for the whole system to flourish

Interim HealthCare Hospice Franchise Cost (2018 FDD)

Estimated Initial Investment

According to Items 6 and 7 of IHC Hospice 2018 FDD

 

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