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Ken, CO alzheimers home
Question We have 2 ranch homes that would be perfect for people with Alzheimers to live in. We are looking for assistance in starting thes homes, licensing, medical concerns, marketing etc. Could you please push us in the right direction to get started. Ken
Answer Hi Ken,

It is becoming a popular idea for folks to open their homes to care for elderly and known as personal care homes or residential care. Licensing is strict of course to enforce safety and quality of care. Contact your state licensing dept . . .
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Melissa, RI Starting a assisted living facility
Question Hello, I have worked as a CNA for many years and I am intested in starting and running a assisted living facility. My question is are there any educatinal requirements to get licensed?
Answer Contact your state dept for start-up info and will provide specific rules and regs that relate to your state requirements. . . .
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cindy, GA personal care home
Question my daughter and i are considering opening a personal care home. the state suspended training classes, do you know of any classes or reliable web sites for training. i have a nursing degree and she is currently in college taking business classes. we are ho . . .
Answer Check with local community colleges and local nursing homes that may offer CNA courses. Not aware of any online ones as usually require hands-on instruction. . . .
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ann, GA where to get the information packet,
Question Hello I would like to know where can i obtain information needed on opening up a personal care home in ga. With the guidlines and etc.. along with it.
Answer Contact your state long-term care licensing dept for this info and can read article on our site that lists contacts for each state. . . .
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nadia, AZ Assistance Living Home
Question I currently take care of my mother who is 76 yrs and I will be taking care of my two ailing aunts who have no one to take of them. I would like to open up my home and turn it into an assisted living home but I don`t have investment money to do so. How can . . .
Answer Contact your state licensing board and ask for specific info about starting a home and available funding. . . .
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NERRISSA, MD STARTING MY OWN ASSISTIVE LIVING
Question Hi Clare, I am currently a registed nurse of 5 years looking to start my own assistive living. In wantin to do so, I am complelety unsure of the process as to where to start. Hoping that you would be able to give me some direction. Thank you in advance.
Answer Begin by contacting your state licensing board for assisted residential long-term care facilties and ask for all specific to be sent to get you started. . . .
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marcela, GA assistance living care
Question Hi Clare. My family and I was thinking of different bussiness to open and we came up with a assistance living care home but we dont know the first place to start. we whant to be a family base bussisness. what type of experience or training do they need an . . .
Answer Begin by contacting your state licensing board for assisted residential long-term care facilties and ask for all specific to be sent to get you started. . . .
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Sasha, GA Personal Care Home
Question I have always wanted to open my own personal care home and i have gotten the application process started but my main concern is finding the patients. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer Try contacting your local health/ social services, area agency on aging to ask whether they can include you on referal list. Also here at carepathways.com we have thousands of families looking for care homes so may want to post a listing of your new home. . . .
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Kris, AZ Assisted living home care
Question Clare, I am looking into buying a home and making it a Assisted living Home. I worked for the county (Maricopa) years ago as a CNA and have always had the dream of opening up a home to take care of elders in a way different then nursing homes. I am going . . .
Answer Sounds like a wonderful endeavor. Need to begin by contacting your state licensing dept who will send you all the necessary start-up materials. Assurance/Licensure, Health/Child Care Rev Svcs Arizona Department of Health Services 1647 East Morten Avenue, . . .
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Clay, VA Home care/Asst living
Question I was Pondering to Combine my two specialties, business and Nursing. I was thinking of buying a piece of property in my area and turn it into a semi LTC facility. Wondering what kind of special zoning if any I may need..probably specific to the area I wa . . .
Answer Best to contact your State Dept of Licensing and they will send you out a packet of requirements etc so can help you get started. . . .
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