You love helping others. There’s no greater joy than seeing a smile on someone’s face after you’ve helped them out. You’d love to put your caring spirit to work helping others, but you don’t have the time or money for classes to become a nurse or other health care professional. Have you thought about starting a senior home care business?
What if you could help seniors and get paid for doing it? Well you can, by becoming a senior home care provider. There’s no classroom training required or diplomas – it just requires a caring person who enjoys helping folks – especially seniors.
Senior home care providers do just that – they help homebound seniors with activities that they can no longer easily do, like meal preparation, housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and shopping. Being there for homebound seniors enables them to remain in their own home instead of moving to an assisted living facility. Almost all seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as they can, and you can help make it possible.
How much can you make helping seniors? Non-medical senior care providers typically bill their time at $18 to $35 an hour. Rates vary depending on which region of the country you live in. Rates are higher on the East and West coast, and bigger cities, and lower in small towns and rural areas. The national average is $24 an hour. If you work a 40 hour week, that means you could make $48,000 a year.
Starting your own senior home care business is quite easy too. There are no expensive start-up costs. Chances are you already have a car, cell phone and a computer, all you need to get started. You can get the rest of your start-up supplies, such as business cards, forms and brochures, for just a few hundred dollars.
Starting your own senior home care service is a way to turn your love of helping people into a rewarding new career. As the owner of your own eldercare business, you’re the boss. You choose what rates to charge and how many hours you want to work. It’s the perfect business for anyone over 50 who wants to “semi-retire” and work a more relaxed schedule., or anyone who is ready to leave the 9 to 5 rat race behind.
Imagine putting a smile on a senior’s face every day and getting paid for it! As seniors get older, they need more help. Most have no problem paying someone to do what has become difficult for them.
If you want to help others and get well paid for it, learn the secrets, tips and techniques of this senior service business in the second edition of: Start Your Own Senior Care Business.