VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Since 2000, franchise systems have begun to emerge as a fast-growing phenomenon in the home care industry, and one of franchising's emerging trends is taking hold at home health care innovator Nurse Next Door: the "dad and grad" movement.
It's an increasingly popular small business setup for parents nearing retirement and burned out on life in corporate America and their children in their 20s, college-educated but having trouble finding jobs in a still-lukewarm economy.
Often, parents will bankroll most or all of a franchise purchase, using well-honed talent and experience to guide their children as they run the businesses. When parents decide to retire, they can sell their business interest to the children, who can parlay it into a career or valuable business asset or both.
"We really embrace this trend in small business because it meshes so beautifully with the basic mission of Nurse Next Door," said John DeHart, the company's co-founder and CEO. "The fuel for the passion Nurse Next Door franchise partners bring to their business operations is commitment to family and community -- 85 percent have had a personal experience with home health care.
"So starting a Nurse Next Door business with your son or daughter is a great way for our franchise partners to reach their goal of owning a business with heart."
Nurse Next Door's first U.S. location, which opened in Mission Viejo, Calif., in August, is owned and run by the father-stepdaughter team of Tony Uzzi and Paige Palmer. The mother-son team of Lisa and Scott Lyles recently opened another new American location in the San Antonio area. Nearly half of the company's 10 U.S. locations, all of which were founded this year, fall into the parent-and-child business category.
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services is one of North America's fastest growing home care providers and is dedicated to delivering flexible, affordable and quality care options to seniors. Founded in 2001, Nurse Next Door has more than 60 locations across North America and is focused on becoming a globally admired brand.
For more information visit: www.nursenextdoorfranchise.com.