Why Start a Franchise with Comfort Keepers

Franchise Opportunities with Comfort Keepers

Engage your entrepreneurial spirit, build your future, and improve the lives of seniors and others in your community. Become a franchise owner with Comfort Keepers.

What is Comfort Keepers?

Comfort Keepers is a leading provider of  in-home care, senior companion services, and home safety technology to allow our loved ones to remain in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

Comfort Keepers was established in 1998 by Kris Clum, a registered home nurse in Ohio. Kris recognized her senior patients’ need for more than medical attention and saw an opportunity to help.

Expertise and passion allowed the company to flourish from an American dream to 750+ locations worldwide, including 650 in the United States. Read more for available franchise locations.
Comfort Keepers has been recognized by the Franchise Research Institute as a World-Class Franchise for ten years in a row. Read more on our franchise awards and recognition.
We are a proud partner with VetFran, the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, to support and honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the U.S. military. Read more on our franchise opportunities for veterans.

Who Owns Comfort Keepers?

Sodexo is the parent company for Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc. Sodexo is a global organization dedicated to delivering a wide range of services to healthcare and senior living providers. For more information, please review our Sodexo information page.

Comfort Keepers operations are available through franchise owners, or independently owned and operated locations.

Senior Care Opportunity

  • Almost 45% of seniors 85 and older express difficulty with independent living, including visiting a doctor’s office, errands, and shopping.
  • Difficulty with independent living is second only to walking or climbing stairs for all older population age groups.
  • There are nearly 50 million adults age 65+ in the U.S.
  • The 65+ population is expected to nearly double to 70 million over the next 30 years as the Baby Boomer generation continues to mature.
  • An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers will hit retirement age every day through 2030.
  • With an average life expectancy over 75 years of age, the need for senior care will continue to escalate.

Did You Know

The median age of all franchise owners falls between 45 and 54 years old. 12% of franchise owners are younger than 34 and 28% are 55 years and older. 

U.S. military veterans make up about 12% of all franchise owners.

There were over 750,000 franchise establishments in operation in the U.S. in 2018.

A research study found that 91% of franchised businesses were still operating after seven years, compared to 20% of individual startups.

Franchise Training

We offer every new franchisee the unique training opportunity to join us onsite in Southern California for a meet-and-greet with all participants. Over the course of 4+ days, business coaches share proven strategies for sales, marketing, client services, staffing, finance, and more.

We also provide a comprehensive five-week course that can be completed online. This enables franchisees to tackle the training when it’s most convenient in light of their busy schedules. The result? Our franchise owners are confident business professionals ready to operate and own a thriving operation.

Our franchise owners hail from a range of personal backgrounds, spanning from former customers to insurance salesmen looking for a change of career. For this reason, we make it easy to customize your professional training to what works best for you. Our business coaches and regional directors will collaborate one-on-one with you to understand your unique strengths and outlook to provide tips accordingly.

Learn more about our training program for new franchise owners.

Franchise establishments comprise about 10% of all businesses.

Franchise Support

Running a business is not cut-and-dry. And we don’t expect franchise owners to navigate the ins-and-outs alone. Comfort Keepers created the Business Support Center for franchisees to find answers or a quick phone call with our experts.

Each franchisee is assigned a Regional Director who will provide one-on-one mentorship and recommendations to consistently strengthen your business plan.

Additionally, we offer state, regional, and national networking events to foster productive friendships between like-minded individuals. This collaborative spirit is also accessible digitally through our online community.

A 1999 U.S. Chamber of Commerce study found that 86% of franchises were still under the same ownership and 97% of them were still in business after five years.

Comfort Keepers Success

Our success as an organization relies upon the collective success of our franchisees. That’s why we support our franchise owners with comprehensive training, resources, and the possibility to grow.

As a Comfort Keepers franchise owner, it’s up to you how you map out your franchise development. From online seminars to local mentorship and coaching with regional directors, you decide what plan best fits your learning style and goals.  After all, it’s your business, and we’re here to support you.

A majority of franchise owners are men (71.9%) while women make up 28.1% of franchise owners.

* Source: U.S. Census BureauStatistaEntrepreneur Magazine