I have spent several hours here reading the information that all of you have so graciously given. It has inspired me to go ahead and try to start the business of hiring myself out for private duty care. Once I figure all the ins and outs, that is. I've PMd someone on this board who seems very knowledgeable and can possibly help me with some of them. Does anyone else have any knowledge on starting a private duty business? Being an LPN, I already know that I will need to have an RN on retainer. Other than that, besides placing an ad in the paper, I don't know where else to start. Once again, thanks for all of the very useful information.