Senior Care Franchise Moves Up in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500©

  Senior Care Franchise Moves Up in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500©

  Caregiving industry provides growing opportunity with rise of baby boomers

Business Wire

DAYTON, Ohio -- December 17, 2012

Comfort Keepers^®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for
seniors and other adults needing care is proud to be recognized by
Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500^© for 2013. The company ranks #1 in the
Senior Care category and #59 out of the overall top 500.

The Comfort Keepers franchise opportunity has much to offer potential
franchisees:

  *Growing Market — Ten thousand baby boomers turn 65 every day and the trend
    will continue for 20 years. As the demand for in-home care continues to
    grow, Comfort Keepers continues to expand its footprint across the US to
    meet that demand.
  *Proven System — Comfort Keepers’ well-developed operational system
    provides a framework for franchisee start-up, on-going support and
    continued training to keep pace with franchisees’ growth.
  *Start-up Support—Comfort Keepers provides extensive resources and
    training, allowing franchisees to be well-prepared and quickly get started
    on building their business.

“We are fortunate to be in a rapidly growing industry with growth potential
for years to come. It is also such a fulfilling business – one that allows our
franchisees to provide seniors and others the option to stay in their own
homes. We believe our business model provides great opportunity and benefits
for motivated franchisees,” said Jim Brown, CFE and Vice President Franchise
Development for Comfort Keepers.

Entrepreneur’s 34^th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the
newest trends and the industries poised for growth. All companies, regardless
of size, are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of
the franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength
and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

According to Entrepreneur, the Franchise 500 shows that many of the most
competitive companies are those that go after a specific demographic. Among
the top growing demographic categories is senior care. The continued growth of
the senior population bodes well for franchise organizations like Comfort
Keepers.

The annual Entrepreneur magazine Top 500 Franchise list is available here.For
more information about the Comfort Keepers franchise offering, visit their
website or call 800-387-2415.

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for
seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the company
has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying
true to the founders' goal of providing in-home care services that allow
clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was
strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising,
Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management
services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors
markets. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com.

Contact:

For Comfort Keepers
Mary Garrick, 614-535-8446
mgarrick@oxiem.com