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How to get a Home Health Care License in California

Opportunities to open home care agencies continue to grow in California due to the aging population and preference of many elders to be cared for in their homes. Starting a home care agency to meet this great demand for in-home care in California may potentially be a rewarding business enterprise. In California, a home health Care business offers helpful services for needing California residents, especially the elderly. The California home health business owner can go to the patient’s home and provide services.  Initially, it is very important to understand the distinction between starting a medical skilled home health agency in California versus a non-medical home care agency in California.

Starting Your Own Home Care Agency

Medical skilled home health agencies as the name imply administer skilled California licensed nursing and rehab therapy services under physician’s orders with strict guidelines imposed. Medical home health agencies in California require extensive licensures that could include Medicaid certifications.

Basically non-medical home care services in California include personal care, assistance with daily living activities, meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. Such services are often vital for folks to remain safe and comfortable in their homes.

Private pay rather than 3rd party billing sources is the most common form of payment for non-medical home care in California. Home Health Care is Licensed in California, Personal Care and Companion Care Home Care Services are not licensed in California.

We are well informed with the California Home Care and Home Health Care Licensure process, call us today for a free California Home Care consultation. Formal Home Care training or medical background is not required for owning and managing a home care agency in California. Many healthcare workers in California often find this home care business endeavor attractive due to their experience but by no means is this a prerequisite for licensure in California. Strong communication and organization skills with a well-planned home care business strategy are more fundamental to success when opening a Home Care Business in California.

What is Needed to Open a Home Health Business in California

Starting a Home Health Business in California is a demanding task, as legal registration and permits for running the Home Health Business are required. The owner also needs to plan out the services that are offered by a California Home health business for needing patients or the elderly.

Hiring In California, Home Health Care Consultant

Consider hiring a Home Care Consultant that is knowledgeable about setting up home health care agencies in California. A good home health consultant can simplify the process and can expedite the California licensing and Accreditation process, train your personal on how to operate the home care agency, and develop all the California Home Health Manuals that you will need in order to comply with California and federal laws.

Registrations for opening a Home Health Care Agency in California

A home health business in California needs to be registered to be a legally operating business in the United States. We will get your Home Health Business Incorporated in California, as well as provide you with a Tax ID Number and NPI Number. We will complete all steps for your California Home Health Licensing application.

We will come to your California Home Health Care Business location to walk you through a mock Accreditation audit and hold your hand through the entire process. Are you ready to get licensed and accredited for Home Health Care in California? Contact us today!

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California Permits and Licenses required to open a Home Health Care Agency

Permits and home health care licenses are required for a home health business in California. The business also requires local permits, which can include a health permit from the county’s health department and an occupational permit from the county’s building and planning department.

Tax ID and EINs required to open a Home Health Care Agency in California

To open a home health agency in California you will need to apply for tax IDs and licenses. We will contact the IRS to apply for an employer ID number, also known as an EIN. The business owner also needs a state tax permit, which we will obtain from the secretary of state’s office upon registration. The state tax permit covers income taxes and employment taxes for the business should it require additional assistance.

Office and Communications requirements to open a Home Health Care Agency in California

Having an office is another thing the home health care business owner may need in California. The business office has a computer, telephone, e-mailing system, fax machine, and patient files so the patients or elderly can contact the California home health care during opening hours. A Home Care Agency will also establish a business checking account and credit card account and apply for business loans if required to meet home care start-up costs in California.

The office is also where the business owner spends time organizing the budget, creating service plans, and preparing for visits that must be made for the following day or week on the road. Depending on the services that will be offered, you may need to obtain a lab license or waiver.

You may also need to obtain a contract to handle bio-hazardous waste in California. We want to help you get started. How can you go wrong when we are not only experienced but guarantee licensure for home health care as well as guaranteeing your California home health care business will get Accredited.

California Home Health Care Policy and Procedures and all agency operational materials required to open a Home Health Care Agency

We suggest that you purchase professionally written California Home Care policy and procedures manuals. These California policies and procedures need to be written specifically to include all of California and federal requirements. If skilled services are provided these policies must include conditions of participation and Accrediting body requirements. You will also be required to have all operational materials such as new patient admission packets, Personal Files, Logs, Forms, In-service Education Plans, Nursing Procedures, Documented minutes for committee meetings, etc. For More Information about obtaining a Home Health Care License In California please Call 888-850-6932 Or Go to our Contact Us Page