Is Senior Care Advising the Right Franchise For You?
In 2016, roughly one-third of people with a loved one in senior housing weren’t happy with the level of care in the community they chose. Perhaps more concerning is that the respondents felt like there weren’t any other options. More and more families are going to be facing the same senior care decisions as the 65+ population expands, and there is a growing need for senior care advisors to help them navigate those often overwhelming transitions.
As a franchisee for CarePatrol, you can be the person who shows families in your area that there are options—and help them choose the right senior living option the first time around. Whether you’ve been through this experience yourself or you feel called to help fill a nationwide gap, CarePatrol is one of the best franchise opportunities out there.
But what if you don’t have professional experience in the senior care industry? That’s okay! At CarePatrol, we realize that many entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping seniors may not currently hold such a role. That’s why we’ve developed one of the most comprehensive training programs in the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the backgrounds that CarePatrol franchisees have turned into success.
Many of our franchisees do come from the healthcare industry, whether as trained caregivers or administrators. As someone on the corporate side of the healthcare system, you have a unique insight into the operations that help make good care a reality. Perhaps more importantly, you can help families understand and avoid some of the frustrations and pitfalls of dealing with hospitals and other care facilities during stressful times.
If you enjoy being in an industry that helps people, but wish you had more of a direct and positive impact, senior care advising could be the perfect solution. As a franchisee, you’re free to make the business decisions that make the most sense for you and the families you serve. You get to be a major part of taking the stress out of an intimidating situation.
Childcare Professionals & Parents
Like all of society’s unsung heroes, those caring for children have a wealth of skills that translate into entrepreneurship. Senior advising is a particularly good fit for parents, who have spent years helping their children navigate emotional situations, researching the best options for their family, and making informed decisions for the benefit of all.
As a senior care advisor, you’ll be a centering and expert presence in a time of emotional turmoil. You’ll help assess the needs of your clients and be with them as they tour facilities, compare their options, and plan their transitions to senior living. If you’re ready to extend your compassion and help others like they are part of your family, you’re a great match for CarePatrol.
Hospitality Industry Backgrounds
In the hospitality industry, no matter how in the weeds you get, you still treat your customers with respect and a positive attitude. You’re used to communicating with guests, explaining amenity options, and building relationships that really matter, even if they’re brief. Being outgoing and feeling comfortable in groups—simply put, being a people person—will serve you mightily in the senior care industry.
The good news about switching careers to senior care advising is that you don’t have to run on empty to do it right and make a good living. CarePatrol franchisees achieve a work-life balance that many in the hospitality industry can only dream of. Bring your tenacity and conviviality, and we’ll bring you the training and expertise you need.
Former Caregivers—Professional or Otherwise
Believe it or not, the most common background that draws franchisees to CarePatrol isn’t healthcare work or even professional senior care experience. It’s having a parent that went through the same process. It’s knowing the challenges of finding the perfect fit for someone you love so dearly. It’s understanding the feelings of frustration and guilt as you either tried to care for them yourself or ended up with a senior living community that didn’t fit your needs.
That experience alone has been enough to get many of today’s successful CarePatrol franchisees started. That drive to make a difference—that voice that says “I don’t want someone else to go through what I did”—is at the heart of our corporate culture and vision. What’s more, your ability to empathize with clients can make a world of difference to them in a trying time.
Corporate Careers of Any Stripe
From human resource executives to accounting professionals, we’ve trained franchisees from all walks of life. People who want to escape the 9 to 5, reestablish a work-life balance, and make a meaningful impact can come from anywhere. At CarePatrol, it’s our job to set our franchisees up for success so they can support their families and chase their entrepreneurial dreams.
Whatever your current career, if you feel called to step outside of the corporate world and do something rewarding that gives you purpose, give CarePatrol a call. As a senior care advisor, you can be your own boss, set your own schedule, and help people in need, all without having to charge them a fee at the end of the day. To learn more about our business model and unlimited growth potential, request your Free Franchise Kit today.
CarePatrol: The Best Franchise to Own for People Who Care
At CarePatrol, we are a family of franchisees who are experts, who are responsive, and who are here for the people in our communities. Our network connects hundreds of senior care advisors dedicated to helping people live their best lives with the best possible care for their needs and preferences. If you’re ready for a career change, CarePatrol is ready to hear from you.