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Starting an elder care business is not for everyone. It takes a very special person to know, and respond to, the needs of the elderly.
But elder care is a very strong business. Over 5,000 new senior care homes will be needed over the next few years -- adult day care, large senior care facilities, small home care places, complete senior care centers, some care centers specialized for Alzheimer's disease.
Elder care business are known by many names:
What they all have in common is caring for the needs of our senior
citizens, in a dignified, warm, friendly environment. Whatever type of senior care business you have
in mind, there is a spot for you. Here is what will get you started:
|Your annotated workbook for starting an elder day care business.|
|Excel spreadsheets for starting
a day care business
It likely won't take much publicity to gain attention as a new day care center for the elderly. There is a serious need for your services, and caregivers are on the lookout for good services.
The harder issue will be pricing your services to make them affordable while still providing excellent service. It is a constant balancing act in this type of business, whether yours is a strictly day care center or a 24/7 facility.
That makes PRICING everything absolutely critical. "Everything" includes price of food served, employees, transportation provided, insurance needed. and all the supplies you will need for your facility, not to mention special build out requirement for handicapped people. It is a big job.
The other big part of your business is knowing the insurance industry, and being able to meet their requirements so that you can collect.
We cannot teach you these things. They are so individual to each market that we can only let you know that you need to discover them for your market before opening.
Don't let this discourage you. The market for your service is immense, truly immense. Once these technicalities are out of the way you will find yourself in the midst of a rapidly growing industry!
This is not a collection of essays. This is the hands on guide to starting an elder care business that helps you make the decisions for your business -- everything for the 21st century entrepreneur.
|Dozens of Worksheets!|
|Dozens of checklists!|
|Page after page of annotated notes for you to start a senior care business!|
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