Home Instead Senior Care specializes in providing nonmedical care to senior citizens. It has more than 700 independently owned and operated franchises throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Taiwan, Spain and the United Kingdom. The organization offers a range of solutions for senior citizens who prefer to remain at home through their later years. Its caregivers provide help through companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders and light housekeeping services. Founded in 1994, Home Instead Senior Care also offers assistance with incidental transportation, errands and shopping. It additionally handles the responsibilities related to billing, payroll, taxation, insurance and administration. The organization s staff members are screened, trained, bonded and insured. Home Instead Senior Care maintains a presence in Melrose, Mass.