Ottawa, Ontario – March 10, 2008 – Retire-At-Home™ Services, a Canadian Home Health Care company, awarded a franchise last week in the Weston/401 area as it continues its plans to expand across Canada.
“We are very pleased to be bring the Retire-At-Home™ concept to the Greater Toronto Area, building on the great success we have seen in Ottawa” stated Jonathan Martin, Vice President Franchise Development of Retire-At-Home™ LP during the company’s announcement.
The Retire-At-Home™ concept, founded in 1994 by a nurse in Ottawa, is to provide premium home health care to seniors dealing with a health crisis. “Since the launch of our franchising effort last summer, we have received interest from hundreds of people across Canada. And, although the response from candidates has been incredible,” states Mr. Martin, “we are very careful to find only the most qualified people that best reflect the qualities of the Retire-At-Home™ brand, continuing our tradition of providing quality care to seniors. We don’t take our decisions lightly - great people create great businesses and partners.”
“I am excited to be chosen by Retire-At-Home”, stated Della Arthur, the company’s first franchisee. “The company philosophies of dedication and commitment to quality of life are evident in everything they do”. Ms. Arthur, a resident in Toronto, has 20 years experience in executive management and, at the tender age of nine, became the primary caregiver for her ailing mother for the next two decades.
“I have been personally touched by sickness in my family, providing constant care to my mother for many years.” continued Ms. Arthur, “I have a deep desire to help seniors and I feel Retire-At-Home can truly help me do that.”
Home Health Care is one of the fastest growing industries in North America. As the Baby Boomers age, 1 in 4 people will be a senior within the next 20 years. Their impact is already being felt as today’s decision–makers for their parents, causing the demand for personalized home health care to skyrocket. Retire-At-Home™ has positioned itself perfectly with a franchise model that combines strategic growth for its franchisees with personalized services for its clients.
Ms. Arthur is expected to open her doors in April and plans to partner with many community organizations in her area to help bring quality care to seniors at home. “I’m looking forward to working for myself and to begin making a difference in people’s lives!”
In 2007, Retire-At-Home received its national accreditation through the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation and expects its franchisees to attain this accreditation and maintain national standards.