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How to Start a Home Nursing Care Business 1-2-3

Assisted Living, Non-Medical Home Care, Delivery, Transportation & more...

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the need for elderly care increases. If you are want to provide products or services to the mature generation, you've definitely got a large and growing market.

And since there are many aging people who can (and want to) stay active and involved, you can help more people and increase your business income by providing additional services.

To open a nursing home or group care facility, check with your city/county to get a business license and any necessary permits. Each state has its own requirements, so start by going to your state's website and looking for "assisted living licensing".

Notify the Department of Health in your state and get a tax ID number from the IRS. Most likely, you'll need CPR and First Aid certification as well. You can get information on this online through FirstAidWeb.com.

To be successful with a nursing care or home care business, you need to start with a business plan (see sample nursing home plan). Check the zoning in your city to ensure that you can actually operate a home care business in your neighborhood. If you don't already have experience in nursing, you'll want to get educated in the field or hire skilled nurses.

The most challenging part of a small business is actually starting it. A simple way to solve this problem is to follow an expert in the home care or nursing agecy field. Some of these experts have put together business start-up guides that are easy to follow.

You'll have a step-by-step outline to follow, so you'll know how to start and manage your business - and avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes.

Getting Started in Nursing and Home Care:

How to Start a Nursing Agency 4 star rating

How to start and run your nursing agency company from A to Z: Find out what you'll need in terms of licenses and permits, how much to charge clients and where to find customers. Learn how to finance your business and get accounting, bookkeeping a budgeting guides. Plus important industry associations and government websites you'll need.

How to Start an In-Home Care Service 5 star rating

Not only is the elderly market growing, so is the demand for in-home care. More Seniors are wanting to live in the comfort of their own homes, but still need some level of assistance.

You can offer a variety of non-medical home care services such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, shopping and transportation - and more.

  • How to Provide Home Care Services to the Elderly
    You don't have to have special qualifications to open a home care service. There are a variety of services that you can offer and multiple ways you can structure your business. Geriatric Care Expert James L. Ferry shows you how to set up and run a profitable care business right from home.

  • Home Health Nursing Procedures
    Comprehensive guidelines for over 250 nursing procedures done in a home-based nursing care operation, including infection control, therapeutic care, medical-surgical care, nutritional care and emergency care.


Home Health Care Business Plans:

If you are ready to start your home health care business, you want to start with a plan. The easiest way to do this correctly is to follow a professional business plan "template". You follow step-by-step instructions, and when you're done, you'll have a very good idea of the tasks you need to complete in order to reach your anticipated goals. What you'll get >>

  1. The keys to your business success
  2. Easy start-up summary, competitive advantage and sales literature guidelines
  3. Help with you target market needs, trends & growth
  4. Easy marketing, pricing and sales strategy & forecast outlines
  5. Financial & organizational plan templates
  6. See sample plans


Nursing Training & Education:

Medical ScrubsGet free information on Nursing Training Courses: continuing education credit online through Health Campus. (for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, Nurse Practitioners and critical care nurses).

Nursing Care Business Resources:

You can get all sorts of medical equipment, furniture, medical and safety aids, uniforms and other nursing business supplies at MedicalSupplyDepot and MyNursingUniforms. You can shop conveniently online, save a bunch of money and get free shipping.

If you're not familiar with Intuit Online Payroll, it's a cost efficient all-in-one payroll solution for home care businesses. You can create paychecks online fast in minutes, process direct deposits and W-2s and get free support from payroll experts.

  • HomeCareTemplates.com: Get the forms you need to start and run your home care business. Over 100 full customizable forms that you can download and print straight from the internet. Customer relationship and care forms, privacy policy and code of conduct manual, sample business letters, human resource forms, employee training materials are some of the documents included.

  • MyOnlineMedForms.com also provides custom forms for home care businesses. They have business manuals, medication profile forms, nursing evaluation, plan of care forms, consent for care, rights and responsibility templates, Oasis forms and more - downloadable individually.
Getting Clients for Your Home Health Care Business
  • InsideEldercare.com
    You can get an affordable semi-exclusive listing at Inside Elder Care, which is a website dedicated to helping families find senior care facilities and services. You can also advertise your elderly care services on Care4Hire.

  • SeniorCareMarketer.com
    Receive publicity and leads for your senior care business. Senior Care Marketer specializes in marketing services for companies that provide products and services to the aging population, including housing and home care services.

More Home Health Care Business Resources:

  • NNBA.net
    Get information on independent contracting, starting your own nursing agency, nursing consulting careers, acquiring a business and other opportunities in the field.

  • Free Information on Senior Care Franchises
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