Benefits of Hiring a Locally-Owned Home Care Agency

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In the last few years there has been a movement toward buying from local businesses rather than from large chains. How does this affect home care agencies? You’ll be pleased to know of the advantages of going local with home care versus the large home care chains.

Personalized Service

First of all the home care service is more personalized. The owner lives in the area and has more at stake, with more ties to the local community. You can get better service because the owner is more flexible and does not need to follow standard procedures dictated by a corporate authority. A local owner can often offer a wider range of choices, such as hourly arrangements or outside activities.

Entrepreneur magazine says,

“Having the owner nearby also means that owner personally knows his customers. He knows the products you buy or the services you request on a regular basis and can tailor services to make your experience even better.”

Improve the Local Economy

When a consumer buys locally, more money stays in the community. One study cited by Entrepreneur found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city. Compare that with a chain retailer, in which only $43 stayed in the community.

Greater Community Involvement 

Small business owners are often very involved in local charities, including volunteering and other activities. A local home care agency might donate to charity or sponsor a youth team. Small business owners live and work in their communities and work a little harder in making their towns better.

Competition Produces Innovation

You’ll find that a local home care agency is compelled to come up with new ideas to attract clients in the face of competition from the large franchises.

The University of Alabama says,

“This is a positive thing, since it sparks healthy competition with their larger competitors. It also encourages small companies to innovate, adding unique spins on the things they offer in order to keep customers returning.”

Price Competitive 

Whereas a franchise might be sending much of its revenue to its corporate headquarters, a local business runs its books more efficiently, and thus can offer competitive prices.

Here at Destiny Senior Care, we take pride in our local ownership. We are a family-owned business and have had experience for three generations in taking care of people – first through day care and then by caring with seniors.

One of our unique services which you will find hard put to find elsewhere are the trips we take with our seniors – to parks, restaurants, hair salons and other venues. We have even gone to Navy Pier! Our seniors love the experience.

Contact Destiny Senior Care for that personal, local touch that will make a difference with your senior!

To find out if Destiny Senior Care can meet your needs, call us at the number at the top of this page, or fill out the form on our contact page, or click here to set up a phone appointment.