The In-Home Senior Care Franchise Employs Older Adults to Provide Care and Companionship
For the first 10 years of her career, Tina Boggs focused on climbing the corporate ladder. She never thought about slowing the pace, but after the birth of her first child, her priorities shifted. “I began the struggle of balance and purpose,” she says. Soon after becoming new parents, Boggs and her husband found themselves managing the health challenges and decline of their mothers.
Struggling to find balance and deliver on her new responsibilities, Boggs decided to take a break from her corporate IT career and tried various, less-demanding roles. During those years, she became very strong in her faith and did a lot of mission work with her church which helped her identify a passion for helping others.
Within a few years of each other, both Boggs mother and mother-in-law passed away and she had an epiphany. “When my mom passed, I got to see firsthand God at work and felt a very strong calling that I was to do something in the health care, hospice or the homecare space, but really didn’t know what that looked like.”
When the Seniors Helping Seniors model was presented to me, it was like a glove. It fit perfectly.
A Perfect Fit
When Boggs found the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise, she knew it was for her. “When the Seniors Helping Seniors model was presented to me, it was like a glove. It fit perfectly for where my priorities, passion and purpose would collide.”
Seniors Helping Seniors employs older adults to help seniors with care, day-to-day tasks, and to provide companionship. “By hiring mature active seniors to serve less-active seniors, we shorten the generational gap so they have more in common and can have meaningful conversations. It’s more like having a friend coming alongside them,” she says. Boggs opened her Georgia-based in-home senior care franchise in July 2022 and has loved it ever since.
About Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors caregivers assist with a multitude of tasks, including meal planning, light housekeeping, personal care, running errands and escorting clients to doctor visits. Having been through the struggles of caring for elderly parents at every stage, Boggs feels happy she can help others who are going through the same challenges.
In addition to daily care services, Seniors Helping Seniors also caters to families with personal care support and end-of-life care. Personal care supports activities of daily living such as dressing, feeding, transferring, toileting, and bathing. Hospice handles end of life when someone no longer wants treatments.
“Helping families navigate those final stages, working with other providers like hospice to provide a cohesive care plan is what I love most about this business,” she says. Since Hospice only visits patients a couple of hours a week, Seniors Helping Seniors can fill in the gaps to work more intimately with the family members. Now with teenage children and a growing team, Boggs plans to expand her business when the time is right. She is thrilled to run a business in which her priorities, passion and purpose collide.
For more information about the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise, visit https://seniorshelpingseniorsfranchise.com/.
The Growing Demand for In-Home Senior Care Services
With 73 million baby boomers in the U.S., there is growing demand for in-home senior care services. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2050, the U.S. senior population (aged 65 and over) will be 83.9 million — nearly double what it was in 2012 (43.1 million).
As many families seek alternatives to assisted living facilities, in-home senior care services present a great option with more personalized care. They also offer a rewarding business opportunity in a growing industry. In its Service Annual Survey (SAS), the Census Bureau found that in-home healthcare services experienced an increase of 50.5% from 2013 to 2020, with an estimated $102.7 billion in revenue in 2020, up 50.5% from $68.3 billion in 2013.