June 24, 2008

Homewatch CareGivers Adds Eight New Franchisees in US

Homewatch CareGivers, the largest, most experienced international provider of full-service, in-home care for people of all ages, has sold 10 new territories in the US to eight new franchisees, reaching a new level of 157 national and international territories owned and operated by 96 franchisees, said Leann Reynolds, president, Homewatch CareGivers. Homewatch CareGivers has provided companion care, personal care and comprehensive care since 1980.

"Our franchisees come from business backgrounds and are drawn to Homewatch CareGivers because we are a family-centric business. We are a generational company helping balance the lives of Baby Boomers who are sandwiched between a parent's care needs, their own work-life needs and their children's needs. Family caregivers can experience extreme stress and age prematurely, losing as much as 10 years off their own life expectancy. Getting help and in-home care can restore balance. Support is the lifeblood of our business, for both our clients and franchisees. We seek out and support our franchisees so they succeed and deliver the highest quality care," she added.

Richard Manning and Yvonne Garcia purchased two territories in the Granada Hills, CA area. Manning, previously CEO of Accessible Health Insurance Services, Inc., received a Veteran Franchise discount.

Mike and Laurie Bright purchased two territories in the Ft. Worth, TX area. Rob and Adrienne Cleveland purchased a Marietta, GA territory while Priscilla Mann, a retired teacher, bought a West Palm Beach, FL territory. In eastern Pennsylvania, Andrew and Maya Rodriguez purchased a Montgomery-Bucks counties territory.

Kevin Stead, a retired US Army officer, purchased a territory in northeastern New Jersey and also received the Veteran Franchise discount. Former commercial bankers, Breanne Stuart and Farzana Surati purchased the Ann Arbor, MI territory and John and Selena Townsend purchased a Jacksonville, FL territory.

About Homewatch CareGivers

Founded in 1980, Homewatch CareGivers is the largest, most experienced international provider of full-service in-home care for people of all ages, including seniors, children, veterans, the chronically ill, and those recovering from medical procedures. Caregivers are triple-screened and continually trained and supervised by healthcare professionals to provide reliable, compassionate, and highly skilled services in companion, personal and comprehensive care. In-home care services are personalized for each client and customized care plans are administered through an international network of 96 franchise owners with 157 territories which includes 9 international owners with 18 international territories. Each office is locally owned and dedicated to ensuring quality of life for clients and peace of mind for their loved ones. Visit www.homewatchcaregivers.com for franchise, company and caregiver information.