Starting your own in-home care business is a straightforward process if you have the proper guidance. At Home Helpers, we have been recognized as the top senior care franchising resource in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine for five years running. As an industry leader, we offer a unique partnership of business models that allow franchisees to enhance their growth potential effectively for the long-term. Our top-tier support system provides exceptional training, screening, and recruitment, giving you the tools you need to create and strengthen your brand.
Before you begin your in-home care business, you’ll need to consider the following:
The type of in-home care service you wish to provide.
There are several different kinds of in-home care you can pursue. In the broadest sense, there is skilled home health care, and non-medical home care. Skilled home health care requires the assistance of medical professionals who render the same services as qualified nurses in hospital environments, in addition to any high-tech medical equipment and supplies.
Non-medical home care involves rendering basic personal daily living services, such as housekeeping, dressing, meal preparation, shopping, and transportation.
The legal requirements of your state and municipality.
Contact the appropriate Department of Health and Social Services agencies. You’ll have to acquire licensing to provide medical and non-medical services, as well as Medicare/Medicaid certifications. You’ll also need to research the liability insurance obligations that protect your clients and staff, and your business in general. While the licensing and certification requirements for in-home care businesses vary by state, the consultants at Home Helpers can provide you with thorough assistance during the initial phase of in-home care franchise acquisition.
Your business plan.
Map out the logistics of the first few years of your start-up. Not only will you need home care expertise, you’ll need quite a bit of business savvy. Research the operating costs of your business – the medical equipment, licenses, office supplies, and medical supplies, as well as the cost of any marketing and promotions.
Home Helpers provides all franchisees with extensive operational training and support, so you’ll always have a knowledgeable team member with comprehensive resources ready to offer guidance during any stage of the process.
Staffing your organization.
Finding and training the right staff is the most important facet of starting your in-home care business. It is essential that you find an exceptional team of care providers that all have the proper state certifications and insurance, and who can function at a high standard independently. Because they are ambassadors for your business, you have to trust that they will represent you capably and professionally.
The team at Home Helpers will provide you with the continual support and guidance you need to start your in-home care enterprise smoothly and successfully, from business operations training to customized marketing strategies. To learn more about how you can build your home care business, submit your information on the form below to receive a comprehensive consultation.