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16.11.2008

Home Instead Senior Care expands into Finland, South Korea and Austria

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its company is continuing to grow internationally following its recent expansion into Finland, South Korea and Austria. According to the information provided, Home Instead Senior Care’s business abroad now represents 10 percent of the company’s total revenues and is growing at a 100 percent annual rate. The company currently does business in 15 countries worldwide including the U.S.

Paul Hogan, co-founder and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, commented, “We are pleased to see our network expand into more areas of the world where seniors can benefit from the kinds of companionship and home care services that will keep them independent for as long as possible.”

New master franchisees include May Park of Seoul, South Korea, Samuli Suominen and Birgitta and Kari Suominen, Helsinki, Finland, and Paul Fritz of Austria. Paul Fritz, Home Instead Senior Care’s international franchise partner in Switzerland, recently signed an agreement to expand his network to Austria, where he will open offices in Vienna and Salzburg. The company is, it says, the only senior-care franchisor doing business in all three German-speaking markets:  Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Based in Omaha, Home Instead Senior Care currently has more than 800 independently owned and operated franchises that offer older adults a variety of non-medical services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and shopping. In addition to the countries named above, Home Instead Senior Care is also active in Japan, Canada, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and Spain. (kbp)

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