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by MarinRn MarinRn (New Member) New Member

MarinRn has 1 years experience .

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Hi, I am new to the site. I work part time (weekends only), doing after hours advice for SNF and hospice patients. I have been curious about starting a business as a Nurse Consultant, visiting elderly pts at home. I was thinking of offering a visit where I would come in, check in on the patient, fill their med containers for the week, check on safety issues and overall wellbeing of the patient. Does anybody have any experience with this? We live in an affluent county that has a large elderly population. I would request private pay. I don't know if this is realistic or profitable. I would appreciate any feedack. Thanks!

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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How would you be any different from regular SKILLED Home Health Services?

I don't think you'd find a population for your services - out of pocket costs are least affordable by those who need their 'care & ' caid to pay for services.

And then I'd see that population possibly wanting of more homemaker services like by a HHA or CNA.

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MarinRn has 1 years experience.

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I think there are a lot of patients here that don't qualify for skilled home health, but They need coordination and a little supervision to stay in their homes. They have kids that are busy with their own lives and are willing to do what it takes to keep their parents in their own home. Many of them have caregivers, but no one to look at the bigger picture. I was thinking of kind of a Concierge Nurse. Someone to help to maintain their independence, while keeping them safe, coordinating care with family and PCP etc.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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I still think you'd have a hard time with pay't. Unless you find a niche population, like an affluent snowbird populated community.

I've seen similar postings here on AN from time to time. To my observation, the main adverse concerns respondents seem to voice is that of reimbursement/pt costs and duplication of services with traditional HH agencies.

Would not be something I'd be considering. There are community services like Life Care Planners.

Good luck to you.

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