OMAHA, NE (PRWEB) March 23, 2015
Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care franchise with more than 450 locations on five continents, continues to take its innovative, recession-resistant and economy-boosting model to growing international markets. The brand has seen an explosion of growth outside the U.S., concluding 2014 with 55 international operating offices in nine countries with an additional three offices pending, including the January opening in The Netherlands. With ongoing success in the U.S. and abroad, Right at Home aims to cultivate health innovation as the global need for in-home senior care continues to grow.
The U.N. predicts that by 2050, the number of elderly people in the world will exceed the number of young for the first time in history. Estimates also show that by then, more than two billion people will be age 60 or older.
At the close of 2014, Right at Home International reported a 95 percent growth in sales. This overwhelming success contributed to the Right at Home organization as a whole crossing over the cumulative $1 billion in sales mark, 120,000 clients served, 300,000 caregivers and 3 million total care hours over the course of the company’s tenure in the United States, U.K., Brazil, China, Canada, Ireland, Japan and Australia.
“Right at Home International results this past year, including successes in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, all validate the need for a strong in-home care presence,” said Right at Home executive chair and founder Allen Hager. “Our expansion moving forward will help us access more market capabilities, and our customers and franchisees will reap the benefits of having attentive and dedicated in-home caregivers who understand the unique needs of the area.”
In January, Right at Home launched Right at Home Netherlands, servicing the Alphen area through the addition of Master Franchisee Peter van de Burgt. The office opened amidst the growing care needs of the rising elderly and in-need-of care population, which is expected to represent 24.8 percent of the country’s population by 2025.
2014 was also a phenomenal year for Right at Home U.K. The system was named the BFA Emerging Franchisor of the Year and placed second for the Smith & Henderson Best Franchise, both prestigious accolades in the industry. For Right at Home U.K. franchisee Joe Guishard, there was also an added layer of victory after he became the top selling franchisee in the Right at Home U.K. system based on having the most cumulative care hours. At the young age of 34, Guishard has achieved great accomplishments in the business of caring for the elderly.
“We believe the best way for us to expand and continue helping a growing elderly population is by selecting great partners like Peter in The Netherlands and Joe in the United Kingdom, who have outstanding operations, local market knowledge and a steadfast commitment to delivering Right at Home’s quality in-home care with excellence across the globe,” said Blake Martin, Chief Operating Officer of Right at Home International. “Our success will bolster the lives of more seniors while inciting job growth and care advocacy globally.”
Right at Home has also been successful with growth in Canada. Joined by Ken Deary in the U.K., Master Franchisee Michael Martino continues to expand at a healthy pace, opening nine new units in 2014.
It’s this type of success that is proudly recognized within the Right at Home system. The Right at Home Systemwide Growth Award recognizes the International Master Franchisee that has achieved proportional national yearly growth in their franchise system from the previous calendar year. In 2014, four Right at Home countries exceeded this number by 40 percent, including Right at Home China and Right at Home Ireland, while Right at Home U.K and Right at Home Canada overwhelmingly exceeded this growth number by more than 100 percent.
“We are on the forefront of a quickly expanding demographic and actively filling a service gap that continues to grow. Our Master Franchisees have done a ceremonious job of leveraging market momentum and helping individuals to deliver another year of wins,” said Hager. “Our rapid growth has positioned us to assist an even greater demographic in 2015.”
Contributing to Right at Home’s presence in the U.K., Brazil, China, Canada and Ireland, the brand is prepared to add up to 3 countries and dozens of units to its growing portfolio in the next year, with plans to provide nearly 1,000 jobs in its international markets. The success the in-home senior care franchise has seen in the United States will help bolster its growth, as franchise owners who have been in business for longer than 12 months average $1 million annually in turnover.
While the in-home care industry is still in its infancy on a global front, and government regulations vary from country to country, the fact remains that the general public is ageing, living longer and wanting to spend their last years in the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, people are not just growing older - they are living longer due to an increased commitment to health and wellness, as well as the advancement of medicine.
ABOUT RIGHT AT HOME INTERNATIONAL
Right at Home International is a global franchise organization based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, licensed by its affiliate, Right at Home, Inc., to offer master franchises worldwide. Since its founding in 1995, Right at Home has grown to more than 450 locations on five continents, and is the first U.S. in-home senior care franchise to enter Brazil and China. Right at Home franchises, which are independently owned and operated, offer in-home care and assistance to the elderly and disabled adults who want to continue living independently. Caregiving staff are thoroughly screened and trained prior to entering a client’s home. For more information about Right at Home International, visit rahglobal.com, or for information specific to the countries we serve, please visit Our Master Franchisees at http://www.rahglobal.com/why-us/our-owners/.