Home health care agencies are increasing in demand and popularity as a result of our aging population and many older Americans now prefer to age in the comfort of their own homes – and who could blame them? Starting your own home care business to meet this demand and make a change in your community can be a rewarding business decision in more ways than one!
It is important before starting a home care business to understand the difference between starting a Skilled Home Health Care and a Non-Medical Home Care Agency. Within a Skilled Home Health Agency, skilled licensed nursing and rehab therapy services are administered under physicians’ orders with guidelines that must be followed precisely. Skilled Home Health Agencies require licensures including Medicare and Medicaid certifications. At 21st Century Home Health Care Consultants, we can help take care of these important steps for you – ? Call Us Today at 888-850-6932 to find out how we can help you!
A Non-Medical Home Care Agency engages with individuals to assist with daily living activities such as meal preparation, housekeeping and personal care. Some agencies provide transportation services to individuals in their care. These services are important for seniors to remain safe and comfortable in their homes. The most common form of payment for non-medical care includes private pay rather than 3rd party billing sources.
In this article we will focus on the non-medical home care venture since this route typically starts with lower start-up costs and are less complicated, as far as licensing and other requirements are concerned.
The next step in your process of starting your own home care business will be to decide whether to start a home care business of your own or to partner up with a home care franchise. The best part about 21st Century Home Health Care Consultants is that we can help you with both! Whether you are looking to start your own home health care agency or teaming up with us at Home Care for the 21st Century, our franchise division – we are here to help you every step of the way!
When owning and managing a home care agency, no formal training or a medical background is required to get started. Many in healthcare find this field as an attractive venture to pursue, however formal training is not a prerequisite to get started. It is important to keep in mind that – just as launching and operating any business – that possessing strong organizational and communication skills are needed to succeed in the home care industry.
Requirements to obtain your license varies state-to-state for non-medical agencies but are not as involved or complex as medical agency endeavors. Find out EVERYTHING you need to know about getting a home health care license here or feel free to contact us and we will be happy to walk you through everything you need to know to get started!
At times you may even feel overwhelmed and/or times can get tough. It is important to take some time and reflect on the reasons why you started your home care business in the beginning! Immerse yourself in the small accomplishments along the way and remember that your agency has become that change in someone’s life through your will to start a business that shares your compassion and care for others.