When economic times get tough, we pay more attention to our income and expenses and make cutbacks and adjustments where possible. But one area that isn’t being cut back is in senior services. That’s why this is an ideal time to invest in a senior services franchise.
Recession or not, people will keep on aging, leaving many seniors homebound or unable to perform everyday tasks. They will always have a need to get groceries, go to medical appointments, walk the dog, clean the house, and make meals. That’s where a senior services franchise like the one offered by Sapphire Senior Care comes in.
Most of us take for granted that we can perform everyday tasks for ourselves. But what if we were simply unable to do them? That is the everyday reality for many seniors. Senior home care providers perform an important service for their clients by relieving the stress of doing some or all of the everyday tasks seniors need help with.
That is the reward and beauty of owning a senior services franchise in Wisconsin, or in other target areas, with Sapphire Senior Care. You are there to ease the seniors’ stress of not being able to do certain things for themselves. And at the same time, you’ll ease their family’s stress by assuring that their loved ones are being cared for safely and with dignity.
A Senior Care Franchise Will Put Smiles on Faces
“Helping a senior at home is a great way to put a smile on their face. The stress of shopping, driving, meal preparation, or walking the dog is lifted when you can do it all for them.”
As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, being there for homebound seniors enables them to remain in their own homes instead of moving to an assisted living facility. Almost all seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as they can, and you can help make it possible with your Sapphire Senior Care franchise.
Safety Saves Money in the Long Run
Nothing will thwart a senior’s determination to live at home faster than an accident with an injury that puts them in the hospital. This is generally followed by a stay in a nursing home and/or rehabilitation facility. And sadly, many are never capable or allowed to go back home.
You get the picture. Families fear the injury of their elderly loved ones more than anything else. And why shouldn’t they? After all, one in three seniors will experience a fall every year.
- “Falls are common and costly, especially among Americans aged 65 and older. …Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group.”
This is serious because falls are a leading cause of loss of independence and ability. Seniors often aren’t able to recover fully from the trauma, their overall health declines, and their care needs to increase significantly. They may lose their precious independence of living at home, and in-home caregivers may lose a precious client.
To keep your senior services franchise business thriving, your clients must be able to live safely in their homes. At Sapphire Senior Care, we want to see our seniors thrive and that means we do a safety audit of their homes and continue to be diligent about spotting hazards. Families appreciate this attentiveness, and we encourage an open dialog with them about any safety concerns or issues. In fact, many senior organizations suggest that families meet with their home care providers to do just that:
“Have your home care provider or loved one check your home for potential fall hazards. Removing these hazards are key to preventing falls.”
With a Sapphire Senior Care franchise, you or your staff will be looking for hazards in the home such as rugs without non-skid mats, broken stairs, and excessive clutter, and noting and addressing them appropriately.
The Senior Services Franchise Journey
As you can see, keeping seniors safe will protect them and your business. The market for senior care franchising in Wisconsin and beyond is strong and will remain so for as long as we have seniors in our population. While nobody can make a guarantee that any business is completely recession-proof, this senior services franchise is certainly a recession resistant business.
If you’d love to put your caring spirit out there for others, now you can do that and create a gratifying career by exploring the senior services franchise opportunity with Sapphire Senior Care. You can help seniors stay safely at home longer while building a rewarding business for yourself.
Your clients will love you and your team for giving them more time in their homes to live safely with dignity, respect, and independence. It’s a great way to build your future through franchise ownership with Sapphire Senior Care. If you’re looking for your next Senior Services Franchise in Wisconsin or other key markets, just ask us, and we’ll tell you all about it!