I saw your post about opening on Staten Island NY and needing a home care license to operate.
Currently, the State of NY DOH has a moratorium on new applications being accepted and processed. It is not known when they will open this up for acceptance again. The DOH needs to get their "house in order" before going forward.
Though the industry is saturated with licensed home care agencies, the "baby boom" generation is just upon us now, as well as the life expectancy is at an all time high. These two factors alone keep the licensed home care agencies in NY quite busy. There is a shortage of HHA's as well, so you will need to add a training curriculum to to your agency once licensed.
At this time, the only way to break into the industry is to purchase an existing licensed agency. Make sure existing policies and procedures are updated and have been reviewed by a DOH surveyor recently. That is a major expense if it hasn't been done.