Home health ranks among most profitable franchises

Home health ranks as one of the most profitable franchises, according to market research firm Franchise Business Review. It's not just a trend but very good business, company President Michelle Rowan told USA Today. Net profits typically average 12 percent to 15 percent, with new companies averaging $248,000 for first-year revenue. One of the reasons home healthcare owners keep costs low is that they can operate out of homes. Another reason: The economic downturn didn't affect the industry as much as other sectors because seniors continue to need care, the article noted. Article