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Q&A with Lori Vrcan, Franchisee of CarePatrol (Franchise Chatter)

In this exclusive Q&A, I spoke with Lori Vrcan about what it’s like to be a CarePatrol franchisee along with her husband Todd.

Franchise Chatter (FC): Tell us about your background. When did you realize you wanted to own your own business? What attracted you to the franchise industry?

Lori Vrcan (LV): I’m originally from Florida, Todd is a native of Ohio, and we met in Colorado, marrying five years ago. We ended up back in Ohio in 2018, where Todd had taken a job with a new company. With this change in location, I decided to take a different career path and accepted a job with a national senior living community as a sales and marketing manager.

In that position, I dealt with bogus leads coming in from several online senior placement agencies and some local representatives, along with leads received from my CarePatrol agent. I was most impressed with my interactions with CarePatrol, knowing that each client referred to me was pre-qualified and my community would fit their important needs for care, budget, desire of location and personal interests.

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The Cost of Keeping Caregivers and their Clients Safe During a Pandemic

According to the CDC, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 among adults increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. That makes the health and safety of the caregivers who look after them all the more important. And it is the responsibility of those employing the caregivers to ensure they have the resources to do their job safely.

How COVID-19 Changed Our Business Model for The Better (IFA)

When COVID-19 started to infiltrate the U.S, we were faced with the same questions so many businesses were forced to address: How do we keep our team and our customers safe? And how do we continue operating to meet demand? The answer that was never in our playbook was to change our whole business model. And we had to do it quickly.

Best Life Brands Sets Record Franchise Development Growth in April (Franchising.com)

“We at Best Life Brands have recognized the needs of an aging population long before coronavirus infiltrated our daily lives. And we are watching the demand for our services only continue to grow,” says J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, we are experiencing a surge in interest from franchisee candidates who recognize this as an immensely high-growth space and that our services will forever be essential.”

Best Life Brands Names J.J. Sorrenti CEO

Sorrenti will oversee the strategic growth plan of Best Life Brands, which includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation's largest franchised senior placement organization; and Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S. Together, they include nearly 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada.
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