Before starting a home healthcare agency, it is crucial to determine if you need a license. Licensing requirements and certifications for home healthcare agencies vary from state to state. However, the vast majority require agencies to pay for a license.
States that require a license require the submission of a state license application and a license inspection conducted by state officials or an accrediting organization.
In addition, certain states require agencies to have Certificates of Need before operating. These certificates are intended to help state authorities prevent unnecessary spending and curb excess supply in the healthcare market by evaluating local demand before allowing a new agency or facility to open.
As for your staff, all registered nurses and licensed practical nurses must be registered to practice in your state. Training and licensing requirements for non-skilled caregivers (or those that don’t provide medical care) are different for each state.
These requirements can make starting an independent healthcare agency challenging. However, opening your own home care agency and providing certified care can be an easier, streamlined process with a leading healthcare franchise like BrightStar Care. BrightStar Care franchisees only hire screened and licensed caregivers, ensuring patients receive the best possible quality of care.
Additionally, even though state licensing may not mandate it, every BrightStar Care agency has a registered nurse to manage every case. This top-notch quality of care sets BrightStar Care apart from competitors and has helped our agencies consistently achieve Joint Commission Accreditation, the gold standard within the healthcare industry.
What Sets Our Home Healthcare Franchise Apart?
At BrightStar Care, we hold ourselves to the highest clinical standards so that all individuals can experience dignity and an improved quality of life when they need it the most. BrightStar Care is a premier name in the healthcare industry, and we offer unique resources that franchisees use to recruit highly qualified nurses and caregivers who will make lasting impacts on their communities.
Because not all BrightStar Care franchisees have a healthcare background, many prospective owners typically ask a lot about the role of the Director of Nursing and how this key position is sourced. Every BrightStar Care agency’s Director of Nursing is a registered nurse (RN), and we are continuously seeking resources and ideas to help our franchisees so they can retain and recruit the best talent in the industry. Similarly, all BrightStar Care caregivers are carefully screened and licensed, thus ensuring that only the most highly qualified individuals join the BrightStar Care team.
New franchisees with no healthcare background also get access to our brand name in the healthcare industry, and our marketing support will ensure your business is seen. Our franchisees receive ongoing operational support, business consultations, and training to help guide them on their business journeys. BrightStar Care also offers multiple revenue streams and uncapped revenue potential through additional tracks to cater to diverse client needs. We offer flexibility to the families we serve, which provides our franchisees with additional revenue potential and opportunities for business growth.
This level of dedication has allowed BrightStar Care to achieve the highest level of accreditation for a home healthcare business. Thanks to our unparalleled standards of care, BrightStar Care was awarded The Joint Commission 2023 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award for eleven consecutive years, and we are the only home healthcare franchise to do so.
Do you want to learn more about owning a BrightStar Care? Contact us today.