If you’re considering becoming a Home Instead Senior Care® franchise owner, the thriving Canadian city of Surrey in British Columbia offers an untapped market in an area that has experienced enormous growth in recent years. With 468,251 residents, Surrey is currently British Columbia’s second-most populous city after nearby Vancouver. But the population of this sprawling city is growing so fast – by nearly 19 percent between 2006 and 2011, compared to an average growth rate of 6 percent for the rest of Canada – that it is expected to overtake that of Vancouver within the next few decades. According to the 2011 census, around 12 percent of the city’s population is 65 and older.
A Local Need for Alzheimer's Care
Among the 65 and older population of British Columbia, Alzheimer’s disease affects about 60,000 people, according to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. The Alzheimer Society estimates that in just five years, as many as 50 percent more Canadians and their families could be affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
The growing need for cost-effective Alzheimer’s care solutions presents a unique opportunity for a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are trained to provide specialized Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® services that help support family caregivers and enable seniors affected by the disease to remain safe and independent at home for as long as possible.
Caring for Seniors in Surrey
Just as it is around the world, the aging of society is bringing new challenges for individuals, families and communities, including those in Surrey. The services of a local Home Instead Senior Care franchise office can make a real difference for seniors who want to stay in their homes as they age. A Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Surrey is an opportunity to own a rewarding business — one that can give you a real sense of purpose and personal satisfaction — in this flourishing city in British Columbia.
Surrey – “The Future Lives Here”
Though inhabited for centuries, first by aboriginal peoples and later by European farmers, the area of Surrey was not incorporated as a city until 1993 following several decades of outward expansion. Since then, this diverse city has experienced tremendous and exciting growth that has fueled the local culture and economy. A temperate oceanic climate and more than 600 parks and green spaces draw visitors and new residents alike to this sprawling urban area, known as the “City of Parks.” While Surrey is certainly a refuge and playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the city also has plenty to offer indoor types, including various museums, art galleries, shopping areas and the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. With a bright and prosperous path laid before it, it’s no wonder Surrey has chosen “The Future Lives Here” as its official motto. Here are some additional facts about Surrey:
- Surrey is just 35 minutes away from Vancouver and two-and-a-half times larger in land area.
- The city is located on the US-Canada border within easy reach of two international border crossings.
- Surrey has more green space per capita (nearly 6,000 acres total) than any other metro-Vancouver community.
- Surrey contains seven distinct communities within its city boundaries, each unique in its cultural and residential offerings.
- Approximately one-third of Surrey is designated as agricultural land and is actively farmed.
- The city is a sister city to Koto, Japan and Zhuhai, China.
Investing in Success
Surrey’s government and local organizations have worked hard in recent years to encourage the proliferation of the arts, the establishment of green initiatives, the reduction of crime, and the diversity and inclusion of the city’s population. Due to these and other efforts, Surrey is rife with economic opportunity. In August 2012, Business Review Canada named Surrey one of the top five real estate investment cities in the country based on the city’s market stability, housing prices and future growth potential. Moreover, Surrey provides a great deal of support to small business owners and has seen increases in new businesses, home-based businesses, and in the total number of business licenses issued since 2006. The city and provincial government have also formally recognized the growth of the area’s senior population, and have taken steps to provide information and support for those aged 65 and over and raise awareness about issues impacting them.
A Franchise Opportunity Awaits You
Take the first step toward owning a truly meaningful business in Surrey, British Columbia. Request franchise information today and we’ll be in touch to discuss this exciting franchise opportunity with you.
Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise office is independently owned and operated