Why Start a Hospice Agency?
The hospice industry plays a crucial role in providing compassionate and specialized care to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. Unlike traditional medical care, hospice focuses on enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families during the final stages of illness. This holistic approach addresses not only the physical symptoms but also the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the patient's experience. Hospice care emphasizes dignity, comfort, and support, offering a unique blend of medical expertise and emotional assistance.
By facilitating open communication and fostering a comforting environment, hospice enables patients to spend their remaining time in the presence of loved ones, promoting a sense of closure and peace. The importance of hospice extends beyond the patient, providing invaluable support to families as they navigate the challenges of caregiving and bereavement. In essence, the hospice industry exemplifies a compassionate model of care that recognizes the significance of ensuring a dignified and comfortable end-of-life journey for individuals and their families.
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Our "Heart for Hospice" Conference
Experience the exclusivity of our Hospice Boot Camp, a distinctive offering that sets our consulting agency apart. As the sole provider allowing you to access Hospice Regulatory Training for the entire duration of your ownership of a home health care/hospice business, our commitment to your success is unparalleled. Existing clients, along with their employees, enjoy the privilege of participating in our Hospice Boot Camp Seminar at no cost.
Over the course of these intensive 4-day seminars, participants gain comprehensive insights into the clinical and administrative facets of operating a home hospice care business, including meticulous compliance with health care regulatory organizations. Upon successful completion of our Hospice Care Boot Camp Seminar, you'll be well-equipped to launch your agency, accepting clients and generating profit. Our program instills the skills to effectively and efficiently care for individuals with advanced, progressive, and end-stage health conditions. Moreover, attendees gain eligibility for ongoing training, facilitating continuous learning and the ability to train new employees. This ensures your organization stays abreast of industry best practices, delivering optimal care to your clients.
What's In It For You?
Start a Hospice Agency with 21st Century Health Consultants
We guarantee our clients are ready to run a home hospice agency effortlessly. Let our consulting package handle the workload for you!
- Completion of state licensing and federal medicare applications
- Customized policies and procedures
- Assistance with completion of accrediting body’s self-study
- Personal account manager and clinical team available for consultation
- 4-day interactive workshop and training program
- Advanced education resources
- On-site visits for pre-licensure survey and accreditation survey preparation
- Bereavement and volunteer development programs
- Assistance with office set-up and staff selection
- Complete orientation and competency program
- Contract templates and guidance with securing required contracts
As the proud owner of a hospice business, you'll be the beacon of comfort and compassion for individuals facing challenging health journeys. Launching your hospice venture allows you to enhance the quality of life for those grappling with progressive, advanced, and terminal illnesses, making a profound difference in their lives.
Our Home Care Consulting Experience,
Your Hospice Agency
With over 24 years of experience, 21st Century Health Care Consultants has been a stalwart in the industry, aiding thousands of clients in establishing their home care businesses. Our dedicated team of full-time professionals, each specializing in a specific field, ensures comprehensive and expert assistance. Founded by Rosina McFadden, a former Senior CHAP Site Surveyor renowned for pioneering New York's Long Term Home Health Care Program, 21st Century has played a pivotal role in shaping contemporary home care standards.
McFadden's influence extends to co-authoring "Nursing Homes without Walls," a book grounded in these pioneering standards. Contact our home health care consultants today for inquiries about your State's home health care business license requirements, State home health care license application, Medicare application, or other home health care Policy and Procedure needs.
World Class Home Support
Committed to the Success of Your Hospice Agency
At our core, we are deeply committed to the success of our clients as they embark on the journey of opening their own hospice agency. We understand the profound impact that compassionate care can have on individuals facing challenging health circumstances. Our dedication goes beyond mere assistance; it is a genuine commitment to ensuring that every client is equipped with the knowledge, resources, and support needed to establish and operate a thriving hospice agency. With a heartfelt understanding of the importance of this journey, we stand by our clients every step of the way, passionately driven to empower them to make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve. Your success is our success, and together, we strive to create a meaningful impact in the field of hospice care.
Setup of your Incorporation or LLC, Tax ID and NPI Number for your hospice care business (you choose your hospice care business name. We are not a hospice care franchise, this is your hospice care business!)
Civil Rights Package Development
Completion of your customized, state specific hospice care policy and procedure manuals, in compliance with state and CHAP Accrediting Body standards as well as all of the forms and documents required for your new hospice care business startup including Administrative Policies, Infection Control Policies, Patient Care Policies, Safety Management Policies, Personnel Policies, Emergency Disaster Policies, Financial Management Policies, Bio-Waste Polices, Job Descriptions, Quality Assurance Improvement Plan, Committee Minutes, Performance Evaluations, Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Patient Admission Packet, Patient Information Booklet, Admission Forms, Advanced Directives, Human Resource Documents, Personnel File Sections, 24 Hospice Care In-Services, and any other policies your state requires (hospice care policies are state specific).
1 thumb drive containing all of the Forms, Manuals, Guides and Marketing Materials necessary to start a hospice care business.
Detailed list of hospice care business resources.
Complete admission packet including patient information booklets, admission forms and advance directives.
Complete setup of your human resource department, including personnel files, competency evaluations, job descriptions, performance evaluations, in-service education guides and all other forms required for the hospice care business to be operational.
Completion of your state hospice care business license application package including all required forms and documents.
Assistance with your state hospice care license survey (hospice care license assurance!)
Completion of any plan of correction required by the state resulting from their hospice care license inspection
Completion of your hospice care certification and hospice care accreditation if required (accreditation assurance!)
Personalized website for your new hospice care business startup to thrive on the world wide web and reach an infinite number of people searching for home care businesses in your community. A web presence provides a dual function providing leads for your hospice care business and assisting with branding
SEO (search engine optimization) Program available. This will help your hospice care business to achieve first page presence on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing
Access to our online Training Academy and Intranet Portal for your hospice care business and its employees. Includes, but is not limited to hospice care business training materials, marketing and advertising materials, interactive forum, networking (network with our entire database of existing hospice care businesses), 24 hour message board, etc
Access to our LIVE Hospice Care University Hospice Care Business Training. Includes three full 8 hour days of live hospice care business training. Our hospice care business training is ongoing and available to your home hospice agency employees for the lifetime of your hospice care business. This means your hospice care employees can attend as often as you would like at no additional cost
Weekly webinars on topics such as:
- Preparing for your Licensing Inspection
- Business Development
- Choices for your Agency
- Ethical Issues
- Branding your business
- Patient Care / Documentation
- Human Resources
- Marketing Strategies
- Infection Control
- Employment Protocols
- Patient Resources
1000 customized home care business cards matching your hospice care business brochure will help to assure your hospice care business and its brand are recognized (you own the design file).
We are proud to offer several Veterans Hospice Care Patient Resource and Support Programs. Our agencies have access to this patient resource opportunity for veterans and their surviving spouses. Approximately 1 out of 3 seniors across the nation will qualify. This program is available through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits are paid for assistance with activities of daily living. An estimated two million wartime veterans or their widows are eligible for the “Aid & Attendance” pension to help pay for hospice care. We’ve successfully helped over a thousands of our hospice care agencies enroll in this program. Many of which have added approximately 30 veteran clients per year by enrolling in our veteran’s program. The VA values our commitment in partnership and our pledge to care for those who have served our country. We have several support and service options designed with your agency’s ability to provide hospice services in mind.
Marketing Programs and Presentations for Patient Resources designed to gain client leads quickly after you start your hospice care business. These programs and presentations target patient resource source opportunities that are not often sought after by hospice care agencies. They include the following:
- Hospital Discharge Planners
- Neurology Offices
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Oncology Offices
- Cardiology Offices
- Discharge Planners
- Gastroenterology Offices
Quickbooks Training & access to low cost technical support for your new hospice care business
Access to the same home care business software used by most home care franchise companies at less than half of the retail cost. State-of-the-art cloud based software system to run your entire agency from your iphone, ipad, computer referral tracking, caregiver HR, client scheduling, client profile, caregiver time tracking via GPS on smart phone app, family portal (so family can login and see what has been going on in the home each day), send texts to all caregivers regarding new jobs with one click, and much more! Save countless hours and reduce the need for a lot of office staff.
Billing guidance for your new hospice care business
Lifetime hospice care business training means that anytime you need hospice care consulting, have questions or have staff that require training, we are available to assist you at no additional cost. We will review the all clinical aspects of your agency. Admitting patients, review policies, referrals. We cover all bases. 21st Century’s Home Hospice Business Startup Process trains you and your staff to understand how to obtain new clients, marketing, medical and emergency scenarios and many other topics