According to the United States Census Bureau, there are currently almost 39 million people aged 65 or older. As the “Baby Boomer” generation nears retirement age, that number will increase significantly. These statistics prove that the senior home care business is on the brink of a major expansion.
Homecare agencies continue to grow in popularity due to the fact that most seniors – approximately 90 percent – would rather receive in-home care than institutionalized care. Starting a home care agency to meet the growing need for in-home care providers could potentially be very rewarding.
Building a Competetive Home Care Business
To compete with all the agencies out there (not to mention the ones that will pop up almost daily), you’ll need an edge. Something to offer your clients that will pull them in and guarantee their satisfaction. ClearCare can give you that edge. Our company can get you started with no set-up costs in less than thirty minutes, and will provide you with all the instructions and details you’ll need to seamlessly implement our programs into your organization. No IT management is required, and your monthly costs are minimal.
In addition to hiring quality caregivers, your agency will need a solid reputation. Achieving this goal is much easier when you offer your clients ClearCare’s cutting-edge services. Our innovative technology gives clients something you can’t put a price on – peace of mind. More and more families are insisting on real-time visibility to the point-of-care for their loved ones. If you can’t answer this demand, you’ll quickly fall behind.
Your agency needs excellent management and organization in order to be a thriving business. Turning away clients is harmful for future referrals, but risking poor care due to lack of staff is equally damaging. Keeping track of your employees’ schedules and daily tasks is essential. As easy as point and click, you can specify what tasks are to be performed when and by whom. Get a complete view of your caregivers’ schedules when assigning clients and scheduling care. Easily find out who is available for assignments, and know that your care plan is accurately communicated to your caregivers. Check out ClearCare’s free demo for more details.
Starting your own home care business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With patience, good organization, accurate records, and effective marketing, you will enjoy a successful business.