Media Coverage & Press Releases
Media Coverage & Press Releases.
National Seating & Mobility (NSM), North America’s largest provider of comprehensive mobility solutions, has launched a strategic partnership with SYNERGY® HomeCare as part of NSM’s “Solutions for Accessible & Functional Environments” (SAFE) program. The partnership pilot, the first involving any in-home care provider, begins this month in 40 SYNERGY HomeCare locations across five states. The partnership will expand nationally by year end.
These are challenging times as we continue to experience firsthand the impact of the pandemic. Our “new normal” of the past 16 months is colliding with our “old normal” as society looks to fully open back up. Now we are in what we might call an “emerging normal,” which will have a profound impact on society and on our industry.
“As a relatively young industry, in-home care is experiencing incredible momentum. Not only were our services in high demand during the pandemic, but the care we provide is very much in the spotlight as part of the current administration’s 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce plan.
But what I find fascinating and rewarding is to meet the people who are drawn to the in-home care industry. They come from all walks of life to begin a new business venture that is predicated on providing compassionate care to those who need it. We refer to them as “empathetic entrepreneurs.”
Throughout the first half of 2021, SYNERGY HomeCare has continued to become more diverse with every partner who joins our franchise system. From financial planning to corporate wellness to healthcare accounting to car sales, our 2021 cohort is bringing a wealth of varied experience and new ways of thinking about how to move our industry forward.”
“Following rising unemployment and widespread business closures, many believed prospective entrepreneurs would turn to more mission-oriented careers, with home care and aging-in-place models presenting lots of upside. While it’s difficult to tell the full extent of how that has panned out, several franchise systems have been touting their recent growth.”
SYNERGY® HomeCare, a leading national home care franchise, sold 38 territories in 2020. No other franchisor sold more territories last year according to a review of franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) and other public records of all home care franchisors who are members of the International Franchise Association (IFA).
“When it comes to aging, it often takes a village—a village of professionals, family and friends who band together to care for aging loved ones.
This notion of a village is particularly apt for family caregivers who are part of the Sandwich Generation—the 12 percent of American adults, according to Pew Research, who have children ages 18-or-younger and also are caring for aging parents. But what we know as professionals working in the eldercare industry is that many Sandwich Generation caregivers persevere in isolation, unaware of the resources and support that exist in their village.”
“Since my children don’t live nearby, it was important to find a caregiver who provided me with both support and companionship,” Cram said. “There wasn’t anything wrong with the first caregivers as people or as professionals, but it just wasn’t the right fit.”
"Hilton Head Island has been missing a little bit of its sweetness since April. That’s when Jeanette Cramm, the island’s “Cookie Lady,” stopped baking. The 79-year-old was frying bacon in her Hilton Head Plantation home when she fell and broke her foot. When it happened, she thought she’d baked her last batch."
"Nashville, Tennessee-based Compassus offers home health care services, plus infusion therapy, palliative care and hospice care. Currently, the company serves more than 40,000 patients annually. As part of the agreement, Synergy’s clients will gain access to Compassus’ care services — and vice versa — in the markets where the two companies overlap."
SYNERGY HomeCare Concludes 2020 Up 35% In Sold Territories; Consumer Engagement Also Increases Dramatically
"SYNERGY® HomeCare, a leading national in-home care franchise, continued its strong growth trajectory in 2020 by selling 38 territories including multiple sales in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia."
"We face a bit of an uphill battle and must overcome some challenges. One challenge is a lack of reporters dedicated to the aging beat. With newspapers and magazines struggling financially, it’s odd that these news outlets would shift away from their most avid audience—older Americans. Even stranger are the ads in these publications—for senior services, medical devices, retirement and assisted living communities."
Charlie Young, CEO of SYNERGY HomeCare, talks with Bonnie on Bloomberg News Radio about the increasing demand of home care. The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many families to choose to use Home Care to take care of elder family members. This increase in demand has turned into an increase in a need for more caregivers all around the country.
"The holidays will differ this year due to COVID-19. Families more than likely will not gather to celebrate, potentially creating major consequences for aging loved ones and their adult children. These consequences may spell another pandemic-related crisis impacting older adults."
"Covering the home healthcare sector is usually an exercise in hyperbole, with franchise after franchise reporting hefty double-digit gains and a few at the “bottom” of the pack “only” posting increases in the high single digits. But the new Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking, published in October, revealed a more pedestrian performance than seen in years."
"After fleeing civil war in Liberia with his parents and eight siblings in 1997, Felix Gbee felt he owed a duty to his new country when he joined the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks. He carried the feeling forward, and has just opened a Synergy HomeCare franchise in Leesburg, Virginia."
"Most people understand that the Baby Boomer generation has defined American life since it emerged post-WWII. It grew to become the largest, most powerful and wealthiest generation in American history—a formidable segment of society that consistently changed American behavior."
“Diversity is one of the keys to our greatness as a country; The opportunities that we have now in front of us, give us an opportunity for real change”
"You know, I think that diversity is one of the keys to our greatness as a country. I think that the ability to celebrate all different voices that we have in this country and the opportunities that we have now in front of us, give us an opportunity for real change."
"As we are entering into a new normal and people are becoming more comfortable living and operating in their daily lives, in the COVID era, we're seeing that need for companion care coming back pretty strong."