Homewatch CareGivers, an international provider of home care services, has recently signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to open 17 additional offices in South Florida, to further support the state’s senior population. The company’s growth in Florida is part of a broader corporate strategy to provide top-quality care to America’s elderly and others who require assistance in their homes. Currently, Florida is home to the nation’s second largest senior citizen population.
“Servicing the needs of seniors in rapidly aging states like Florida is very important to Homewatch CareGivers,” said Leann Reynolds, president of Homewatch CareGivers International. “As Florida’s population ages, it will face a number of challenges that will set the benchmark for many states to follow. We strongly believe that the type of care that our agencies provide will play a vital part in the community’s future.”
The agreement will ensure access to customizable home care solutions for thousands of Floridians, in particular seniors and those with disabilities, who require personal care and companionship. The first offices are anticipated to open in Miami-Dade County in fall 2012.
Homewatch CareGivers has awarded Ricky and Sarit Warman multiple franchise locations in the Miami area. Luis Diego Osborne and Gabriela Gonzales, Latin America Master Franchisees, will be working in partnership with Homewatch CareGivers International to provide support services in South Florida.
“For the past 32 years, Homewatch CareGivers has been a leader in personalized home care,” said Luis Diego Osborne, president of Homewatch CareGivers Group. “As the only home care company operating in multiple Latin American countries, we understand how to provide the best care possible for Latino seniors and will bring this knowledge to South Florida.”
Mr. Osborne and Ms. Gonzales pioneered the franchise home care model in Latin America. Both bring extensive experience at the executive suite levels in companies such as Cisco Systems, Oracle and IBM, among others.
Ricky Warman and his wife Sarit are entrepreneurs with wide-ranging backgrounds in multi-unit franchise-based businesses in the Miami area. Mr. and Ms. Warman bring strong management experience and an extensive professional network to Homewatch CareGivers operations in South Florida.
By 2020, those over the age of 60 will comprise more than 28 percent of Florida’s population. Florida draws more retirees than any other single state. Homewatch CareGivers will be looking to hire professional and passionate caregivers to cater to this growing aging demographic.