Quote from msdee1226
Not true at all. I happen to own an agency. I'm a registered nurse and I provide HHA/COMPANION SERVICES and this pays a lot more than working for someone else. Clients are plentiful, insurance does not pay for this service and your staff does not need any type of nursing license to work. You can earn on average $72+/client/day. Requires very little start up costs because clients pay for their services IN ADVANCED which is a lot better that waiting to be reimbursed from an insurance company!
There is a HUGE difference between "home health aide / companion" agencies versus Private Duty Nursing agencies.
Of course HHA/companion employees don't need to be licensed -- because it's not a licensed position. However, for Private Duty NURSING agencies, licenses most certainly are required of the employees, because they are NURSES, not unlicensed assistive personnel (aides/companions).
Administering medications, providing trach care, monitoring ventilators -- all are nursing jobs requiring nursing licensure (and paying significantly more than $72/day!). Any regular individual can cook meals, mop floors, scrub toilets, or play cribbage without a license (for $72/day).