I have been reading a lot on these boards lately about nurses wanting to start their own home health agencies. I am an LVN, and am interested in starting a home care agency that offers unskilled services (personal caregivers, companion services, errands, meal prep, med reminders, light cleaning, ADL's, etc.) I've been reading about how long the process would take if I included medicaid/medicare, as opposed to simply private pay. Was wondering if anyone has started this type of service/agency and how the process of starting up went, and how the biz is going so far.
Again, I don't want to offer skilled services, so I think, as an LVN, I would be able to do this. Not sure how much funding would be needed for something like this either. I know if I got medicaid/medicare involved, I'd have to wait for them to come out and approve of me, and I'd have to have so much money in the bank to show for it, etc. Anyways, really curious as to whether anyone has pursued this or if this is even feasible. Just trying to think outside the box.