ADL Caring Companions

Who is First Step Home Care?

First Step Home Care is a senior care franchise offering of Home Companions, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas. We have locations in San Antonio, Dallas and the Capital Beltway area of Maryland. Through our corporate and franchised locations we provide high quality Non Medical Home Care Services for Seniors. In those areas we do business under the Name ADL Caring Companions and also Caring Companions. In other areas we are offering the same great business model which has allowed us to become one of the largest providers of senior care services in the markets we serve.


Founded in 2002 in San Antonio, Texas, Home Companions, Inc. has made a large impact on the senior care market there. We are known for providing high quality in home senior care at affordable rates. Quality is our passion. By taking the time to only hire the best caregivers, them matching them with the right clients, our reputation for great service is something that we’re really proud of. After just three years of operating in our home location, the San Antonio office was ranked in the top ten of San Antonio’s home health agencies (ranked by the San Antonio Business Journal based upon number of patients served in 2005).

More Than Just a Business

Our president and founder, Mr. Patrick O’Hare, saw the need for top-quality assistance for the elderly through his family’s experience with his maternal grandmother who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer. Mr. O’Hare’s mother and her two sisters dropped everything to care for their mother around the clock.  Though there were a lot of great stories, laughter and tears during those final days, the amount of strain it placed on the family was overwhelming. In the end, this great lady received outstanding care from her daughters until she passed away peacefully in her own home and surrounded by family and friends.
Most families just do not have the family members and time to do the same for their loved ones.   Seeing a need, Mr. O’Hare decided that helping the elderly to safely live in their own homes with would be more than just a good business it would fill a need in his community. A second office was opened under the name Caring Companions in Dallas in 2004. We employ between 200 and 220 high quality individual caregivers at any one time and our corporate staff is between 13 and 15 people.

The Franchise Future of First Step Home Care

With our system, we have substantially large operations in both of the major metropolitan areas we serve. With that in mind, combined with the increasing need for quality private duty senior care, we decided the best way to share our dream, our vision and our philosophy was to offer a franchise opportunity. Our franchisee selection process is very stringent as we are only looking for people with the right kind of attitudes and ideals. We’re looking for serious people who want to build a substantial business. Compare us, our business, our track record and revenues to other franchise offerings and you’ll see what we mean.