Happy New Year! It’s November, you say? Well at Nurse Next Door, we’ve just started our fiscal year so it’s a great time to look back on 2017. It’s been a big year for us and we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on all that we’ve achieved as we continue to grow and expand.
We’re very proud of the steps we took over the last 12 months. We’ve continued our measured growth and are among the fastest growing home care franchise in the industry. In fiscal 2017, we added nearly 40 locations while our existing partners dramatically increased their unit performance. In fact, we hosted our largest group ever at our Bold Pink Club in Las Vegas (where we take our highest grossing Franchise Partners each year). While we have long been Canada’s dominant brand in the home care space, we now boast over 100 units in the United States and are fast becoming an industry leader across North America.
In 2016, we announced an industry-first partnership with St. Joseph Health. This relationship saw a major, multi-billion-dollar health system become a private duty home care franchisee. This unique partnership has expanded three times since that initial announcement, including this past fiscal year, and helped Nurse Next Door win the prestigious Dealmakers award through Franchise Times.
From a benchmark perspective, Nurse Next Door was ranked as the 70th best franchise system in North America this year by Entrepreneur Magazine – jumping a whopping 256 number in the Franchise 500. Out of literally thousands of franchisors, Nurse Next Door was ranked in the top 100 in not even our fifth year in the United States.
With all of these exciting milestones and our 2017-2018 fiscal year already on track to be another tremendous year, our team is now looking to find our next group of passionate and caring franchise partners who will be a part of building Nurse Next Door in the coming years. With AARP research showing that 90% of seniors wanting to stay at home, Nurse Next Door’s Happier Aging philosophy of care and our unique approach to scheduling will continue to play a huge role as we reach more and more milestones.
If you’re interested in joining us on our journey and touching the lives of people in your community, we’d love to hear from you! For more information, download our free home care franchise report.