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Old 02-24-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Hi,
I have been longing to start a home health care business for years now. I worked as a Home Health Aide to put myself through college and has a degree in Psychology and minor in Health Administration. Currently I work in social services for a major city. My family and I relocated to another state which is still close to my job ( 1.30 hr commute on the train). The problem is that I am not overly satisfied which my current job plus now with the long commute, I know it it time for me to start something in my new state. I really want to start a Home health care business because it seems very lucrative but I don't know where to begin. I have researched some franchises but their fees are too high.

My question is has anyone on this board started this kind of business without having to buy a franchise? If so please share your experience and what I 'll need to do. Also if you bought a franchise, what were your experiences? How do I know which franchise is from a reputable company. I appreciate all responses and suggestions. Thanks.

 
Old 02-24-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Look into co-op's.

There are regional HC co-ops which can serve the function of a Franchise W/O the expense and hassle.

Check into the cooperative development center in your region, or online searching.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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I have opend several non-medicail home care business for others and would never buy a franchise. But beware when you are providing this type of care it is 24/7 and someone must always have on call after hours.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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I am trying to start a personal care service and is looking for some advice .Do i use contracted workers or employee.Also anyone who has just started and need a partner .I am a RN .
 
Old 06-20-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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Here are my recommendations for starting any type of business.

1. Do it without debt of any kind.
2. Stay away from any franchise.
3. Research it to death.
4. Go slow and steady.
5. Stay away from partnerships. You are only asking for trouble.
6. Most businesses will take a great deal of time. Only go into it if you are driven to succeed and are responsible. Have plenty of cash reserves on hand for emergencies.
7. Advertise and market your business at every opportunity.
8. Understand your liabilities and the law.
9. Make sure you pay your taxes. This is a big one and it gets a lot of people in trouble.
10. Network at every opportunity.

This is a growing area for businesses and it will continue to grow. Good luck.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Non-Medical Home Health Care as is providing housing and supervision to clients?
 
Old 07-30-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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Just make sure you have good insurance because you become responsible civil court for your workers actions.Good luck
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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We are starting with out buying a franchise. The only thing I am stumbling over is the insurance and billing? Can anyone help me with that?
 
Old 01-06-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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I am trying to start home health agency, can someone please tell me how to go abuot it....? I am a registered nurse.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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Default home care business for other

tell me more about how you have opened up business for others



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I have opend several non-medicail home care business for others and would never buy a franchise. But beware when you are providing this type of care it is 24/7 and someone must always have on call after hours.
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