Start Up Cost for a Senior Homecare Business

by Melinda Hill Sineriz - Updated September 26, 2017

Senior home care businesses provide invaluable services to the elderly and disabled. An agency typically has aides that provide light housekeeping, transportation and personal care services.The costs for starting a home health care business vary widely depending on whether you obtain a franchise license or start an independent business.

Significance

Home health care agencies allow seniors to stay longer in their own home than they otherwise might be able to. Home care is significantly less expensive than nursing home care and much less disruptive.

Considerations

Senior home care businesses connect seniors with aides to provide care. Start-up costs include advertising both for aides and for clients. There may also be costs in your state for obtaining a home health care license or certification and providing any needed training to your new hires. You will also need a computer for administration and advertising. Consulting a lawyer is also a wise investment.

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Costs

According to Entrepreneur magazine's business center, start-up costs for a home care business range from $2,000 to $10,000. Another option is to purchase a franchise license. Start-up costs for a franchise range from $60,000 to $100,000, or more. Though the franchise costs more, it can also provide name recognition, which is invaluable in attracting clients.

About the Author

Melinda Hill Sineriz is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience. She specializes in business, personal finance, and career content. She has worked in sales and has managed her own business for more than a decade. She has also written content for businesses in various industries, including restaurants, law firms, dental offices, and e-commerce companies. Learn more about her and her work at thatmelinda.com.

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