How to Start a Senior Home Care Business

There are a lot of details and preparation that go into starting a senior home care business in Canada as well as paperwork required before you can begin. If you’re interested in opening a senior home care business, now is the time to get started with the rising need for home care services across the country. Families everywhere are turning to senior home care services to help take care of their family members from the comfort of their own home at a fraction of the cost of nursing homes and senior facilities. With the rising number of families opting into this more convenient service, more senior home care businesses are needed to provide the services to these clients.

So what all is required to get started on your new business? Below is a list of details and actions that must be done before your senior home care business can legally begin and start making money.


Insurance is a vital part of starting a business, especially in the senior home care space. Anything could happen to your staff or your clients that would need to be covered. Accidents happen which is why insurance is a must.


Figuring out the services your senior home care business will offer is important to do before getting too far into your business planning. You can choose to niche down and only offer services such as overnight services, companion only services, and other similar. Or you can opt into a wider role of including most services seniors and their families will need which will require a wider range of staff experience and certifications.


One of the most important parts of starting a business is the hiring process. For senior home care businesses, you not only need a staff for the day-to-day scheduling, appointments, calls, and problems, but you also need to hire home care staff to take care of the clients you have. Once you’ve hired your team, training must be done on processes and services, and then finally, you and your team can start serving the senior community.


Now that you’ve got all your ducks in a row, it’s time to serve the community with your brand new senior home care business. No matter where you are in Canada, the need for senior home care is there. The hardest part is letting people know about your senior home care business. You can work on finding clients through local newspaper ads, Facebook and Google ads, community events, and word of mouth. Even just getting one or two clients will help your business grow as they can then let their friends and family know about your business and how much they love it.

Franchise Opportunities

While this may all seem a bit overwhelming, senior home care businesses are very profitable businesses to operate here in Canada. If you aren’t sure you want to take on the risk and extra work and time involved in starting your own senior home care business in Canada, franchising is a great option. Franchising a business takes away the initial work involved, is a lower start up cost than doing everything yourself, provides materials and staff as well as help along your business journey, and offers a grounded business that has been established and is more well known. Franchises have been a safer and more profitable option for many business owners looking to get into a new area of business and begin making their money back quickly. 

At Just Like Family, we offer franchising opportunities in Canada for senior home care businesses. Our staff will train and work with you to provide support and help throughout your journey working with us. We’ve done the groundwork and research as well as the training and creating the processes, so you don’t have to. Your senior home care franchise can get started and making money faster than starting your own senior home care business on your own.


If you’re interested in learning more about franchising a senior home care business with us at Just Like Family or have questions, you can contact our office during regular business hours via phone or online. We’d love to help you start your senior home care business through franchising to save you time and money. Franchising gives you the opportunity to help seniors while still making a profit and providing more jobs for senior home care in Canada.


I tried several home care companies before but I wasn’t happy with them sending different caregivers all the time…Just Like Family has offered me the stability and consistency I needed for my dad to stay at home safe.

George U. White Rock

When I realized my mom’s Alzheimer is getting worse and she needs help I didn’t know where to start and what to do…but the people at Just Like Family gave me all the information I needed and since I started with them my mom is very happy and well taken care of.

Lisa M. Vancouver

I have been using Just Like Family for my mom for a few years now, I have two amazing live-in Caregivers, so I know my mom is in good hands.

Bob C. West Vancouver

Just Like Family gives me great comfort and confidence by providing the highest level of quality care for my parents so I can have peace of mind that their needs are met.

Mary T. North Vancouver

What I like about Just Like Family’s Caregivers is that they are very caring and dependable so I trust them with my life.

Christine C. Langley

The connection my parents have with their Caregiver is that of a close friend, not an employee that provides a service, so they can’t wait for the days when she visits them.

Sarah M. Richmond

Paul and Leeanne are great to work with. They are professional, empathetic, kind and totally understood my needs. They have amazing staff that are kind, caring and respectful adhering to Covid protocols. They were there for me when I needed their assistance with my elderly mother. They answered all my questions and truly supported us.... Just like Family. I highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed.

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