Comfort Keepers Named a 2011 Military Friendly Franchise

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Comfort Keepers® announced today that for the second year in a row it achieved a listing as a Military Friendly Franchise®.

Comfort Keepers is proud to work with the men and women of the U.S. Military who choose to continue to service their communities as a senior care franchise owner after their military commitments are honored.

Comfort Keepers®, one of the world’s largest home care companies for seniors and other adults, announced today that for the second year in a row it achieved a listing as a Military Friendly Franchise®. This list represents the top 7 percent of the nation’s franchises that are doing the most to recruit military veterans.

It is determined by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchising team in conjunction with a Military Friendly Franchise Advisory Board, who help determine the survey questions and weightings. The survey focus areas include a franchise’s success in recruiting military and veterans, programs and policies that measure a franchise’s non-financial effort to recruit and retain military and veterans and financial commitment to recruit and retain military and veterans.

“Comfort Keepers’ systematic business model and approach to care, known as Interactive Caregiving®, are both good fits for long-term success of both the veteran and the franchise,” according to Jim Brown, Vice President of Franchise Development, CK Franchising, Inc. “Comfort Keepers is proud to work with the men and women of the U.S. Military who choose to continue to service their communities as a senior care franchise owner after their military commitments are honored.”

Demetrius Flenaugh, of Sugar Land, TX is just one of many Comfort Keepers franchisees with a former military career. Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran. He and his wife Arecia, who is currently active duty deployed in Afghanistan, recently joined the Comfort Keepers franchise system. “We knew that we wanted our post military career to be in the senior care industry because we enjoy helping others,” said Demetrius. “We researched the industry for five years and decided that Comfort Keepers was the right fit for us because of its excellent reputation and the support and ongoing training opportunities available for franchisees.”

Click here to learn more about Veterans Franchising Options with Comfort Keepers.

Military Friendly Franchise List – Understanding the Ranking
The 2011 list was compiled through exhaustive research by G.I. Jobs in which thousands of franchises nationwide were polled. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of a Franchise Advisory Board. All four board members are military veterans or come from veteran families.

The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® will be published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs Magazine, and on http://www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose.

About Comfort Keepers
Comfort Keepers is a leading franchise network providing non-medical, in-home care to seniors and other adults who need assistance with activities of daily living. This includes companion care, personal care and technology solutions that help keep seniors safe, in their own homes. Comfort Keepers’ mission is to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable.

Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 600 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing quality, caring in-home services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets. For more information, visit http://www.comfortkeepersfranchise.com.

For franchising information contact:     
TINA STERLING, 800- 498-8144,
tinasterling(at)comfortkeepers(dot)com

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