Visiting Angels was founded by Jeffrey Johnson & Lawrence Meigs in 1998 when this pair of businessmen realized that baby boomers would be in need of assistance and many wish to remain at home. Johnson had also been a social worker who visited nursing homes. He saw that many seniors forced into nursing homes only needed a bit of assistance in order to stay at home. The company offers home companion and in-home care services so seniors can stay in their homes.
The company operates as a franchise and assists seniors with chores, including light housekeeping, cooking, errands, grooming and dressing assistance and sometimes just some simple companionship. Entrepreneur listed Visting Angels as #74 on their list of the Top 500 Franchises in America.
In an interview in 2016, co-founder Larry Meigs stated that franchisors can make more than $1 million in revenue since the business has a profit margin of 30 to 40 %.
The company has franchises in nearly every state, with headquarters located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.