Skilled care, also known as home health care, is a service that provides health care wherever a client calls home. It can cover a wide range of health care services following an illness or injury. Home health care providers offer care that doctors prescribe, such as pain management, wound care, catheter care, occupational therapy, mobility training, IV therapy, injections and vitals monitoring.
Because skilled home health care requires health care professionals to administer medical care, home health agency owners will need to hire qualified individuals and acquire certification. Finding qualified healthcare candidates can be challenging, especially when a healthcare crisis occurs.
Meanwhile, nonmedical home care meets client needs on an ongoing basis, and clients can even receive 24/7 care if needed. Doctors don’t need to prescribe this care type, so clients can decide if it’s right for them and seek it whenever they feel like they need it. Nonmedical home care is also easier and oftentimes less expensive to provide than facility care. By providing nonmedical home care, franchise owners have a wider candidate pool when it comes to hiring caregivers.
Franchise owners can also save money on salary and benefits packages because nonmedical caregivers typically require less compensation than nurses who specialize in skilled home health care. Additionally, providing in-home care may eliminate the need for facility care, which saves franchise owners money on physical real estate. Opening an in-home senior care franchise requires low start-up costs and provides low, predictable overhead.