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|How To Start a Home Care Agency|
The first step to becoming a home care agency is answering the questions listed below
What kind of provider do you want to be? What kind of services do you want to provide? Skilled? Non-Skilled? PCA? Licensed?
For more information about application process click application process or contact an MHCA trusted adviser:
What payer source are you looking to work with? Medicare? Medicaid? Private Pay? Managed Care?
Have you done a Business Plan? Marketing Plan? Budgeting/Cash Flow Analysis? Where do you plan to get referrals from?
You should have a Business Plan in place before you start your agency. There are several sources out there to help write business plans like consultants, SCORE, etc. This is also true for marketing plans and budgeting.
For more information on business plans and how to write them click here or contact an MHCA trusted adviser:
How do you plan to recruit and retain staff? Pay Structure? Benefits?
Staffing is the most important part of your business. It will be important to recruit, train, and retain good quality, caring, and consistent staff. There are many recruitment tools available including: Networking, newspaper, recruiters, social networks, etc.
For more information on human resources you may contact an MHCA trusted adviser: