how to start my own homemaker agency?


Dear all,

anyone can share experience about starting a homemaker agency? I am an RN and just want to know what are the steps to set up my own business. any websites are good for review? any documents/licenses I need to apply for in my first step? how can I be one of the agency connected to PCA? thanks for any ideas and suggestions.


537 Posts

Some states don't require a license (from the state, regulated by the state board of healthcare- as in nursing home, etc.) to operate a non-medical home care agency. But you need a local business permit and local and state and federal tax I.D. numbers. Then, hire some people or do it yourself. The term homemaker is out of date- they call that a maid service, now.

Here's a good website to peruse, remember- it's from AZ, and may not apply to you. Details the types of homecare, licensing requirements, pros and cons, what does and does not require a license, etc.:

Home Health Care Agencies, Articles, Job Openings, Employers, Employees

uRNmyway, ASN, RN

1 Article; 1,080 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg.

Are you talking about providing housekeeping services, or having a home for people?