Home Care Business Insurance

Home Care Insurance

As you get your home care business started one critical step includes procuring home care business insurance coverage to protect your company and it's assets.  Cutting corners on insurance could place you in an unwanted legal battle against a client, family member, caregiver, your State or the IRS.  This is not where you want to be at any point in … [Read more...]

How To Add Value To Your Home Care Services

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How DO YOU differentiate your home care agency from the others?  There are a number of ways, each of which can be a separate article. Today we'll discuss how to add value to your home care services by focusing on a niche and introduce Mind-Start Memory Loss Products. The Home Care industry has been growing steadily for the past decade.  Never … [Read more...]

Best Home Care Software Is In The Cloud

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Several months ago I wrote about having your home care business take the leap into the cloud.  If you've not considered using the cloud for your home care agency or not sure what cloud computing even is, read more about the cloud here. Today we'll discuss more specifically how using cloud technology, web based software can dramatically transform … [Read more...]

Home Care Franchise, Membership Network or Independent Agency?

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Should I choose a home care franchise, membership network or independent agency to start a home care business? This question comes up often as I consult with clients seeking to start a home care agency. Should I buy a home care franchise, membership network or be an independent agency? Answer: It depends. Today let's discuss what it … [Read more...]

Costs To Start A Home Care Business

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One of the most popular questions when talking with prospective home care agency owners is "how much are the costs to start a home care business?" Today we'll discuss the variables and costs to start a home care business. By the end, hopefully you'll have a clear idea of the funds you'll need to get started. It's no secret the elder care … [Read more...]

Addressing Caregiver Theft In The Home

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The service of home care requires a tremendous amount of trust. It begins with the client trusting your agency will perform care services as represented at the assessment when they sign contract.  Trust is extended from owners, that each employee employed on the team (following a completed background check) is as upstanding, reliable and honest as … [Read more...]

Verify Nurses Aide Licenses and Abuse Registries by State

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Part of each background check for caregivers should include verification of licensing status. This includes Certified Nurses Aides / CNAs. For your convenience, the following is a list of the Nurses Aides Registries in each of the 50 states, alphabetically. By clicking on "Online NAR" link listed under each respective state you will be taken to the … [Read more...]

Should You Use Online Referral Sources?

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Ongoing marketing efforts for home care agencies are typically aimed at finding excellent referral sources then cultivating those sources into long term relationships.  The best sources for local referrals are often in your own service area's backyard/region:  doctors, long term care insurance agents, discharge planners, social workers to hospitals … [Read more...]

Why Home Care Agencies Should Use The Cloud

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Allow me to ask a question which could change your paradigm of not just how you approach your data network but how your home care business provides it's services and operates on a daily basis: As a home care service provider, most of your services are provided out in the field, away from the office. Doesn't it make sense to have access to and … [Read more...]

How To Start a Home Care Business

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The idea of starting a home care business differs greatly from actually taking action to get an agency opened and running. Writing this post comes the presumption the idea of starting a business has grown to where you’d like to actually learn how to start your dream. Before the action steps to start a home care agency are discussed, let’s cover … [Read more...]