So, I’ve convinced you that starting a concierge service for the elderly is a good idea and fits well with your personality, disposition, skill set and overall goals. But how exactly do you make money doing it?
Well, I can give you a number of tips on what to do and what not to do but instead I am going to explain why such a service will be successful. The success of a concierge service for the elderly comes from one extremely simple item. One-on-one contact.
Let me tell you why this is so important. In today’s world with such a high number of people becoming senior citizens at roughly the same time, there has been a serious amount of pressure put on the complete health care system. Many things have changed and one very important factor is the desire of many health care professionals to allow older patients the opportunity to live in their homes longer. This does two things. It reduces pressure on hospital and long-term care beds and it gives seniors who are not in need of round-the-clock care a chance to remain in the surroundings they helped build.
It is because of this that a concierge service for the elderly has become so popular and in demand.
Clearly I’ve made it obvious that you will have a client base with a business that has a role to play in many people’s lives.
Here’s how you make money providing that service.
If you look at yourself as being the person that an elderly client can turn to for most anything that isn’t already covered by at-home health care services, then you will begin to see the incredible spectrum of tasks you can provide. This can range from errand running to regular house checks in and around the home and yard. It can include providing rides to and from appointments and social engagements. It can include just time spent visiting and engaging your client in conversation or some other activity that they enjoy.
The big difference between what you are doing and the rest of the health care system is that you are there in a one-to-one individualized scenario. Sure, you may have a few other clients you are working with but each of them has different requirements, different personalities and so on. You will get to spend enough time with each to get to know them, their quirks, sense of humor and personal preferences. Other home care services are usually a worker sent in to perform a few tasks and then they are gone. There’s no guarantee that the worker from last week will be the same this week.
With your senior concierge service you will be able to provide some form of consistent care and attention which will be comforting to your clients. You’ll also be able to earn between $20 and $35 per hour doing this. With the amount of one-on-one personalized service you will be able to provide, family members will have no problem paying your rates when compared to what they are getting – or not getting – from other health care service providers. Remember, your success will come from being different than the “big guys” and by putting an emphasis on the one-on-one service will set your business apart.
That kind of personal service will bring you nothing but success as well as clients who will be happy with your regular visits and the time you spend with them.
Our guide, How To Start A Profitable Senior Concierge Service, has everything you need to get started today: