SUNRISE, FL — January 16, 2018
– Interim HealthCare Inc.
recently ranked in Entrepreneur
Magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks Interim HealthCare as No. 102 in outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
“Demand for home care services continues to rise as growing numbers of seniors nationwide are living longer,” said Larry Kraska, Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO and President. “In fact, according to The Atlantic, the healthcare industry surpassed manufacturing and retail for the first time in history to become the nation's largest employer. This recognition as a top franchise would not be possible without our dedicated franchisees across the country providing extraordinary levels of care. As demand for home care and the desire to age in place increases, there’s never been a better time for ownership opportunities.”
"This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”
The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s
evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Interim HealthCare’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
Interim HealthCare offers extensive training and innovative marketing programs for all franchisees through one of the most experienced franchise support teams in the industry. Its legendary brand has been built on 50 years of home care, hospice and staffing expertise. A deep understanding of today’s regulatory environment and complexities of building franchise operations, such as marketing, sales, finance, training and human resources, continues to drive business success for franchise owners.
For more details about the company’s franchisee opportunities, visit www.interimfranchising.com
To view Interim HealthCare in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500
. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur
, available on newsstands January 16th.
About Interim HealthCare
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries Caring Brands International is a global health care leader.
Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com
SVP, Marketing & PR