Emerging healthcare trends and demographics on a global scale continue to demonstrate a growing need for homecare and support services. The combination of aging demographics, a shift from institutional care and increased cost savings are all factors in a move to sustain individual independence through community based care and supportive services.
In 2013, Caring Brands International was developed and launched as a future-focused healthcare enterprise to address the global shift that has begun. Forming the Caring Brands International platform base is Interim HealthCare, a leader in the U.S. care franchise industry for over five decades. The first acquisition in September 2013 under the enterprise umbrella was Bluebird Care, a well-known domiciliary franchise company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In October 2014, Just Better Care, a care franchise company based in Australia, joined the Caring Brands International enterprise. Today, three market-leading franchise care brands with more than 300 franchise owners operating 530 locations in seven countries generate nearly a billion dollars U.S. in combined system-wide sales under the Caring Brands International umbrella.
Based in the continental U.S. Interim HealthCare Inc., founded nationally in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing with more than 325 locations and 107 owners nationwide. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs.
Founded in 2004, Bluebird Care has more than 180 franchise locations operated by over 150 franchisees and provides non-medical care services in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Bluebird Care is headquartered in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Bluebird Care provides over 4.5 million care visits at home every year which translates to 12,500 care visits to over 6,300 customers each day.
The most recent acquisition in September 2014, Just Better Care, founded in 2006, is based in Manly, New South Wales, and Australia and is a well-known franchisor of in-home non-medical and medical care services throughout Australia. The company has one corporate operation and approximately 30 independently owned and franchised operations in major cities in Australia including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Victoria, Brisbane and Sydney.