I use to run an incubator in Texas and one of our clients provided in home care. I will suggest this. If you purchase the franchise - make sure you start the process and get qualified for Medicare and Medicaid. They will send you tons of business.
Read the Franchise FDD - talk to other franchisees - and get your attorney and CPA involved. A little money spent now can save you ten times that amount later.
If you need financing for your franchise - we work with a company that can help.
You need to ask yourself a few questions before going into a franchise business. Does the prospective franchiser have a good background and reputation? Has the franchise operated successfully within several different locations for at least 3-5 years? Are there any complaints or litigation's against it? Is there a solid business model that is both doable and potentially profitable? Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau have information on various franchises for prospective franchisees needing to conduct background research, so make sure you do your homework first.