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14.01.2010

Right at Home expands in-home care services to Brazil

Right at Home, Inc, a leading provider of in-home companion and personal care assistance with more than 175 local independent franchisees in 41 states, has announced that it has established international operations in South America. According to the information provided by the company, Right at Home will be expanding into Brazil under a Master Franchise agreement with Eduardo Chvaicer, who will open the initial Right at Home office location in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The expansion into Brazil follows Right at Home’s recent launch into the United Kingdom in October.

“We feel that our expansion into Latin America is a logical next step in our international expansion efforts,” said Allen Hager, Right at Home founder and president. “Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and an aging population. According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography Statistics), 9.72 percent of the country’s total population (18.6 million out of 192 million people) are 60 years of age or older. That number could reach 30 percent by the year 2050. More than 62 percent of Brazilians in this age group are responsible for their dwellings and nearly 18 percent of them live alone.”

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companion and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Right at Home directly employs all care giving staff, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client's home. All ongoing care is monitored and supervised by more than 175 local independent franchisees. Right at Home's national office is based in Omaha, Nebraska with franchise offices located in 41 U.S. states and the UK and Brazil. (kbp)

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