Although members of our Executive Team continue to own and operate their own home care agency, Home Care Access does not provide direct home care service. Rather, we are strictly a consulting service designed to help train and teach motivated entrepreneurs on how to grow and scale their own non-medical home care agency.
No, absolutely not! Members of our Executive Team, Marty and Jeanne Ruegg, have firsthand experience of the costly failures associated with owning a home care franchise.
Home Care Access is designed exclusively to empower you by growing your top and bottom line. More specifically, we want to help you grow your private pay clientele and gain profitable government contracts. We are not interested in undermining your success by limiting you to a specific territory, limiting your growth potential, burdening you with overbearing rules, regulations, and compliance, or pick-pocketing you for monthly royalties and unnecessary marketing expenses.
Great question! The short answer is risk versus reward, but ultimately, it is because there are more barriers to entry for starting a home health care agency.
First, it is much, much more costly to register as a home health care agency providing skilled medical as compared to a non-medical home care agency. For example, is some states is can literally cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to register and get licensed as a home health care provider as compared to a few hundred dollars to register as a non-medical companion care service,
Second, the credentialing process could not be more different. Gaining licensing for home health care can required excessive time, burdensome State rules, regulations, compliance. Needless to say, this is not the care with non-medical companion care.
Third, the majority of seniors are not suffering from acute or chronic illness or injury, and therefore, do not require skilled medical care. Rather, the vast majority required help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to remain at home.
When you consider the critical variables of cost, timing, rules, population size and demand, along with labor and others, we conclude the more advantageous ROI is with non-medical companion care.
We won't be directly involved in the actual search and recruitment of you clients and caregivers, but we will definitely assist in teaching you where and how to market, how to recruit, how to evaluate, how to train and retain, and much more.
Needless to say, if you plan to be successful in this business or other, you need to be prepared to invest time and effort. Building a successful home care agency is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
In short, the purpose of the Exclusive Launch between now and November 30th is to ensure availability. Home Care Access is currently being offering to active UMTPG members with 6 months or more membership and/or those client-providers who have worked directly with our Executive Director, Joel Davis.
The Home Care Access coaching package provides 120 days of direct mentorship. Therefore, because of this length of time, the number of clients that we can work with at any given time is limited to ensure quality of service and attention for our client-providers.
Yes, if you have been an active UMTPG member for the last 6 months or you have worked directly with Joel, you can invest in our DVD Series, our 120 days of one-on-one coaching, and all other associated services. Again, the entire purpose of our Exclusive Launch is to ensure availability.
Yes. In fact, our immediate goal is that you first study our 8 disc DVD Series in detail. This is foundational material that you want to learn and digest prior to working directly with our team. When you are ready to move forward with exclusive coaching, simply invest in that option. Your investment in our DVD Series will be credited towards the cost of one-on-one coaching.
Great question! That is our goal - to ensure you are properly licensed, get you qualified and applied for, and approved to provide service for all applicable contracts available in your State.
Obviously, every state is different. All government contracts will have different rules, regulations, requirements, and rates of reimbursement, but we will work to pursue all available government contacts that we believe are profitable and feasible for you to service.
Understand, when you invest in our 120 days of one-on-one coaching, our goal is to assist and guide you through the process, but you will need to be an active participant in helping us complete necessary paperwork, forms, and applications. Your involvement and expeditious response time is critical.
No. As the old adage goes, "Time is money, and money is time." If you wish for us to personally assist you in any way, you will need to invest in one-on-one coaching. Furthermore, if anyone suggests mentoring you for 120 days for such a nominal fee, the cost of our 8 disc DVD Series, you need to run as fast and far away as possible because, obviously, they have no comprehension of time and they are making no money.
Working with you for 120 is a significant time and effort investment, and therefore, is an additional investment beyond the cost of DVDs. The good news is that should you determine at a later date that you would like our one-on-one assistance, your investment in our DVD Series will be credited towards your investment in coaching.
No, absolutely not. One of the key objectives in working with you one-on-one for 120 days is to position you for government contracts. Needless to say, rules, regulations, expectations, intake and payment procedures can vary significantly between each contract/agency. For this reason, you need your policies and manuals to be customized to ensure compliance with each contract. When we work with you one-on-one, our goal will be to ensure your manuals are in compliance with all applicable contracts.
If you are seeking generic manuals, policies and procedures, that you can "cut and paste," you most likely do not need our help. The internet is flooded with an abundance of free and generic information. However, please be aware of what you are creating and your exposure to potential liabilities.
Because we know the only things that are guaranteed are death and taxes, we would never make a guarantee, but we are highly confident that within 120 days of working with you we will have your business operational, and as a minimum, you will have private pay clients.
Remember, each State is different as are government contracts. Different contracts will have varying rules, regulations, compliance, and approval processes. We need to invest the necessary time and effort to ensure we properly complete each application to ensure approval. As an absolute minimum, we will want to ensure we have properly completed and submitted all applications by the time our 120 days expire.
Yes, under most circumstances we should be available for continued coaching, but please understand that, because we are working with client-providers for 120 days, we do need to limit the number of clients we work with at any given time. The last thing we want to do is not be able to offer the necessary time and attention to properly care for our client-providers.
Good question. The answer is sooner rather than later.
First, when you are applying for government contracts, they are going to request your web address on their applications. This is to allow them to further verify who you are, and also, they want clients to be able to verify who you are and ensure you are more easily accessible.
Second, other facilities and agencies that you might strategically partner with such as hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, the Office of the Aging, non-for-profits and other, they too will want to be able to verify your agency and associated services.
Third, in regards to private pay clients, you will find that many loved ones, frequently living out of area, will be searching the web to explore all potential care options in hopes of finding the "right" solution for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or other. Obviously, you will want to have an online presence with a well optimized website.
You are more than welcome to use any website and media creator of your choosing. The most important task is to ensure that you have "continuity in messaging" - that your website, your marketing materials, your policy and training manuals, letterhead and mailing materials, logos and uniforms, and all related agency items are branded the same.
Please note that our media team will only develop new websites. They will not work on preexisting projects created by other developers.