The last few months have been challenging for families and businesses alike. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected daily life for virtually everyone. It’s a serious challenge that has impacted nearly every industry, home care included.
So, what key learnings can come from this? Especially for those who are considering buying a home care franchise?
Home is the Safest Place to Be
The best place for seniors to age is in the comfort and safety of their own homes. It’s where we all want to be. Through this time, this concept of the home being the safest place to be has taken on a new and deeper meaning. Not only are Nurse Next Door Franchise Partners helping seniors live their best life at home, they are also greatly reducing their chances of infection by keeping them out of hospitals and facilities.
Recently, we have seen a surge in families calling in because they’re realizing the role home care can play in ensuring the health and safety of their loved ones. Those that hadn’t considered home care before are now seeing very quickly the value that the service plays in the lives of seniors and how they age. Families want their loved ones to stay at home – now more so than ever – and they are also concerned with their overall well-being. We’re educating families on the services that we provide that allow seniors to remain at home and to do so safely.
Home care truly is an essential service. As cities and countries have imposed dramatic measures around social or physical distancing, they continue to confirm the essential nature of the services home care provides. This of course means home care, as a business, has a resilience to it. Whether it be in times of economic boom or times of recession, home care isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. So while other businesses across our communities have been forced to close, at least temporarily, our Franchise Partners continue to have the opportunity to build – all the while caring for clients and creating jobs for those in their community.
New Paradigm for Home Care
What’s becoming clear is that when the world comes out the other side of this challenging time, home care and home care businesses will likely be in a new paradigm. Home care, which was previously seen as just one of many care options, will likely be favored as the safest and most obvious choice to care for people.
From a business perspective, recovery will take time, but home care is a business that is positioned for growth. Home care’s resilience will certainly play a role as people seek businesses that can grow through difficult times. Those that might be out of work or out of business will be looking for opportunities that aren’t as vulnerable during times like these.
The future is exciting for the home care industry. If you’re interested in building a business with heart visit www.nursenextdoorfranchise.com or call 1-855-737-6803 for more information.