ComForcare Senior Services Inc. Franchise Review
Founded in 1996, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ComForCare is one of the most renowned and successful care-giving franchises in the senior care category.Their caregivers are highly qualified, reliable and responsible, and all of them are dedicated to set a new standard in the industry. The company started franchising in 2001, and today they have more than 105 franchised units, and more new locations to come.
Franchise Review Written By: tracyal
I became one of the first ComForcare Senior Services franchise owners in 1996. My franchise took about three years to really become successful, but I have earned a very nice income during the past twelve years. Three years might seem like a long time to become successful but that is really a short ramp up period for a business in senior care, which is a very complex area to start a franchise in.
I attribute a large part of my success to the training I received, and the training I can go back for. My initial training lasted five days and covered every aspect of the ComForcare daily business operations. They covered sales, marketing, operations, scheduling, operational software, administration, and accounting. As they update their training, older franchise owners receive the more up to date information. There is also an annual convention where we can all get together to network and share ideas.
The atmosphere of shared support has been important to me. I have many peers and people at the corporate office that I can contact when I confront a problem I can?t solve. I appreciate how the different ComForcare Senior Services franchise owners work together; our territories are large enough that competition is never an issue.
In my time on board since 1996, I have seen ComForcare Senior Services grow in leaps and bounds and I have become more successful along with them. I am proud to be affiliated with such an ethical parent company. I really do believe we provide the best care out there to seniors and we do so at the most affordable price. What we do helps so many families and seniors.?
When I retire, I will use ComForcare Senior Services for my own retirement. Getting old feels like less of a scary unknown, since I know I have a solid plan.
Franchise Review Written By: johnE
I recently had to find in home care for my mother. At the time, she was 88 and just couldn?t keep up with her day to day chores anymore. She didn?t want to leave her condo. I was not looking forward to having her move in with me; we are two strong, independent women. It would be hard for the two of us to share a home, let alone kitchen every day!
I had a hard time finding quality care for her; it is hard to open yourself up to the idea of trusting a complete stranger to take care of your vulnerable parent. The role reversal is hard enough, since you are used to your parent being able to take care of you.
A friend referred me to ComForcare Senior Services; she had a very good experience when needing to arrange for care for her father. As a result of our good experiences as customers, we decided to combine our resources and open a franchise together.
A ComForcare Senior Services franchise is not the right opportunity for everyone. We had to learn a lot about the industry, and two years later we still run into situations that we are not sure how to handle. On the plus side, the corporate office is very knowledgeable. Franchising is worth the support and expertise that they give.
We are hoping to make stronger profits over the next five years. Corporate also drops their royalties from 5 percent to 3 percent over time; that will help make us more profitable as well. We are able to do most of the work between the two of us so we have also seen a savings as far as staffing. When we get busier it will be worthwhile to hire another employee. I definitely recommend tackling the senior care business with a trusted business partner.
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