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The Number One Business Opportunity in America
All across America people are in dire straits. They have no idea how they will ever find another job and their unemployment is running out FAST! You know things are bad when you see well dressed people behind Pizza Hut and Mc Donalds dumpster diving for food!
I am here to tell you there is light at the end of the tunnel. In every town and community there is an amazing opportunity for the average person. Just take a look around you, what do you see?
A lot of older people! The baby boomers are aging. And with each passing day, these people are going to need more and more care. Whoever catches the baby boomer wave is going to ride their way straight to financial freedom.
In the past when grandmother could no longer care for herself she ended up in nursing home to the tune of about 5000.00 a month! No wonder Medicare is going broke. Now the government is encouraging that same grandmother to stay in her home and receive home care from a qualified agency. Why? Home care is about 2000.00 a month less expensive than a nursing home, and it is much better for grandmother to live out her last days in the home she loves.
It’s a win/win for everyone involved and that includes the home care provider. That’s where you come in! With just a little common sense, you can get set up in this business, and make a very comfortable living for yourself, provide employment for your community, and provide a needed service to the elderly and disabled. And the best part, you will never have to see a beloved parent, grandparent or spouse end up in a nursing home. Most home care providers are able to care for almost all cases. Even quadriplegics can be taken care of in the comfort of their own home.
If you think taking care of old and disabled people is not for you, not to worry, there are plenty of people out there you can hire to do just that. In a way, you are a specialized employment agency. Your main job is to organize and coordinate.
So what do I have to do?
You will need to hire someone who does Medicare/Medicaid billing. This is a very important aspect, because this is how you get paid. Once you learn the ropes you can take this job over yourself, and I advise that you do, however to start with, you will need someone who knows the Medicare/Medicaid billing system inside and out.
Ok, I can handle that, what else is involved?
You will need to be licensed. Every state is different, so get on the internet and get googling to find out the requirements for your state. In most states this step is no worse than any other business.
Alright, what else?
You will need insurance, just like any other business. You will also have to hire an accountant to do your payroll, pay taxes, workers comp, etc. I know, this sounds like a big hassle, but a good accountant can take care of all this for you. Any business you start would have these requirements.
This sounds complicated!
It isn’t! Your basic job will be hiring the workers that take care of your patients. There are some training requirements in some states. Your workers will do the following activities-
Your workers will do dishes, dust, vacuum, clean floors, clean bathrooms, make beds. Basically, your agency will clean and maintain the client’s home.
Your workers will cook and feed the patient. All special diets must be followed. Workers will also grocery shop, stock and organize refrigerator and cupboards, remove any trash.
Bathing and basic hygiene and toileting
If the patient is in diapers, the workers should get paid more.
Workers are encouraged to interact with patients in a positive way.
Workers will pick up medications, call in for refills, and dispense medications to patient.
Pets are good for your patient’s well being, and most home care agencies will take care of the patient’s pets too if the pets are not of a disruptive nature.
Patients must be medically stable to qualify for home care. Workers would be expected to monitor the health of the patient. Take the patient to all doctor’s visits, tests, therapy. Basic wound cleaning and bandaging.
This may sound like a lot at first, but it really is not. Imagine taking care of your grandmother who is home bound and you have a glimpse of what home care is all about. Most of the time you can hire nurse's aids, although I would advise you paying them well. You should also have a nurse on call.
How much money will I need to get started?
Medicare/Medicaid takes at least 2 months to process. You will need enough money to meet your payroll for 2 months in advance. After that, you M/M payments will kick in.
Yes, do your research! Every state is different and don’t forget to check things out about starting a business on the local level. There may be important laws and regulations that you should know about.
Last but not least, use your common sense, especially when hiring your workers, who are of course the backbone and face of your company. Do background checks, and check all references ,,,,twice! Make a good match between the worker and the patient, your future success depends on it. Take your time and get the best people to work for you.
Treat and pay your good employees well, but don’t hold on to workers who are chronically late, absent, or deceptive.
You must also keep a daily log for each patient. Make sure you go through these logs yourself. Make sure everyone is treated fairly to prevent problems in the future. EX: one employee should not have to take out the trash and clean out the kitty litter box, everyone should share all the chores. Most of all be fair, have a good sense of humor and use good common sense!