If you want to start a home care agency in Alabama, 21st Century Home Health Consultants can help.
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There is no home care agency license in Alabama. This comes with advantages and disadvantages.
There is no home care agency license in Alabama, meaning, there is no staff requirement and you can start your home care agency in Alabama out of your home office. In most states, you are required to obtain a home care license, meet a staff requirement and undergo a state home care license survey. Given Alabama does not require your home care agency to obtain a home care agency license, your home care agency can start taking on patients right away once you incorporate your home care agency, obtain a Tax ID and NPI Number as well as the appropriate amount of insurance.
While you may be relieved that you can start a home care agency in Alabama without a home care license given there is no staff requirement to meet and you do not have to undergo a state home care license survey, this also means that competition is unpredictable. Any day of the week someone can decide to start a home care business and do just that without assuring the state or its residents that they are abiding by Alabama state home care standards. You may also find that Medicaid programs in Alabama require you to achieve home care accreditation before you can enroll in Medicaid.
The appropriate model for home care agencies is private pay, meaning your patients or their loved ones will pay your home care agency “out of pocket”. How do you assure the residents of your Alabama community that you are abiding by Alabama home care standards and best practices? How do you know that you have what it will take to compete with the other home care agencies in your Alabama community as well as the Alabama home care franchise companies who are backed by many years of experience and knowledge?
It is not recommended to start a home care agency on your own, but the truth of the matter is, most home care agencies in Alabama are backed by a home care franchise company or dedicated home care consultants. 21st Century Health Care Consultants are the largest and most successful group of home care consultants in the industry. Even larger than most home care franchise companies.
Once you have chosen the best name for your Alabama home care agency, we will set up your Incorporation or LLC in Alabama and obtain your Tax ID and NPI Number. We will then complete your state specific Alabama home care policy and procedure manuals. It is important that you have state specific Alabama home care policies and procedures. Not only are you assuring that your agency is following Alabama home care standards, but your Alabama home care policies and procedures will also assure that you have the correct contact information should you find yourself in an emergency situation you are not prepared for.
We will provide you with an admission packet including patient information booklets, admission forms & advance directives and offer complete setup of your human resource department, including personnel files, competency evaluations, job descriptions, performance evaluations, in-service education guides and all other forms required for agency operation. We also prepare you an initial home care agency and capital expenditures budget, strategic plan and outcome based quality improvement plan to help assure your growth and success.
We will provide you with a personalized website along with our search engine business development program which will allow potential patients, their families, doctors and facilities in your Alabama community to find your home care agency when searching for the services you provide on the internet; the same way you found 21st Century Home Care Providers. Your home care agency’s website will also come in handy after you visit physicians and facilities. Your website will help to give the impression that you are a reputable business in Alabama. Given there is no home care license in Alabama, your image and the perception of others is very important. To assist you with this effort we will also provide you with customized home care brochures and business cards. We keep branding in mind helping to assure your name and home care agency will not soon be forgotten.
We offer ongoing home care consulting meaning anytime your home care agency or staff have any questions, comments or concerns, all they have to do is give us a call. We are a full time staff of 23 employees including 6 masters prepared registered nurses. There is no question we can’t answer.
Your home care agency and employees will have lifetime access to our live home care training seminars. Our home care training seminars are held every 3 months and always available to you at no additional cost. Our home care training seminar is intense. We will review all of the clinical and administrative aspects of home care agency operation as well as discussing how to obtain new clients, marketing your home care agency, medical and emergency scenarios and many other topics.
We will review all of the clinical and administrative aspects of home care agency operation as well as discussing how to obtain new clients, marketing your home care agency, medical and emergency scenarios and many other topics. We break into group sessions, role play and reenact scenarios. Not only will you and your staff have access to our home care training seminars every 3 months, but you will have the opportunity to network with the 80-100 other home care agencies that attend each of our training seminars. Having assisted over 2500 home care agencies with their startup process, our home care training seminars are frequently attended by many different home care agencies. This helps to make each home care training seminar a different experience from the next.
Aside from our live home care training, your home care agency and staff will have lifetime access to our intranet portal. On our intranet portal your home health aides and companion care employees with have access to more than 20 different training videos. Each video is followed by a quiz. Upon completion, your caregivers can print out a certificate showing they have completed each training video. Our intranet portal includes personal care and companion care courses as well as in-service education plans, advertising materials, and other forms and documents.
You will also have the opportunity to interact with our other clients on our private home care forum where you can share ideas and ask questions with other home care agencies throughout the country.
Enjoy the benefits of a home care franchise company, but without the home care franchise fees or territory restrictions. The cost of our services is only a fraction of what you would pay a home care franchise company and the best part is, there are no franchise fee, territory restrictions or ongoing royalty charges. We help you start your very own home care agency, one you can be proud to call your very own.