Starting Homecare Agency in Ontario


Hello all,

Im thinking of starting a homecare agency focusing on just employing health care aides/personal support workers.

I was wondering if anyone knows where i can purchase or view documents or forms needed for this type of business venture. For example forms for employee documentation, forms for training employees, home care assessment forms etc.

I have been trying to create these forms myself but it has been very difficult not having anything to go off of.

I have seen some people on this forum mention ProvidersWeb - Care facility RCFE compliance help assisted living business plans, free forms nursing procedure checklists report RCFE ALF RCF this a reliable website? ...also are there any other canadian based websites/companies available that provide inform like this? ..If not, american suggestions?

Thank you so much everyone :)


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Any suggestions anyone? :)

dishes, BSN, RN

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Have you looked on the Ontario government website? The legal requirements for home care agencies, labour laws, WSIB, occupational health and safety laws, keeping patient's health records, etc should be listed. Also, look on government of Canada's website 'how to start a seniors care business in Ontario'. You can also search the CNA for articles/information on nurse entrepreneurs. A past poster whose user name is milesims, posted a thread about starting a home care agency while still a nursing student, you can find it by using the search tool in the top right hand corner.


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I would be interested in this topic as well. Has anyone started a home care or companion care company before?

Specializes in Home Care, Palliative Care, Elder Care.

Hi!  I started a home care business in 2010 and have been running it since then. I'm an RN and I wanted the opportunity to spend the time I wanted with my patients. The demand is mostly for non-medical care in the community (I.e companion and psw care) since that is what the provincial plan provides the least support you are definitely considering the right things. 

I started a website to help others who are looking to start a private home care business with forms and documents. I'm Canadian so that's how I built the forms, but most of it would also apply to the US. The only real difference as I understand it is the licensing and business registration.



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I have read your running a home care business. I am an RN who is planning to open a home care agency. you have mentioned you have a website to help other nurses. I just being tired running for long hours work and needed help to open my business. please help the steps and what do I need to have in regards of all costs. I live in California. please HELP!!

Thank you in advance,


Specializes in Home Care, Palliative Care, Elder Care.

Hi Merry,

I totally get it!! I've been there!