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Starting and Running Your Business

The perfect storm of aging baby boomers, a shortage of care providers and mandates to move more care out of institutional settings has set up a wild west of business possibilities in health care. If you are interested in serving the elderly and running a successful business, you might consider starting a company in the aging services sector. Find what you need to start and run a successful business here.
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Continuing Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
Know the differences between a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), an Assisted Living Facility (AL), and a Skilled Nursing Facility or Nursing Home (SNF.

SCORE Counseling Could Jumpstart Your Business
SCORE mentors entrepreneurs through one-to-one business advising sessions on a full range of business topics. Whether starting or running a business, this organization is an invaluable resource. Find local offices as well.

Choosing a Location for Your Business
There are many factors to consider in choosing the location for your business. Customers, employees, and even potential investors, each of these groups has different concerns about the location: convenience, safety, prestige, traffic, and more. This could be one of the most important decisions about your business.

Incorporating Your Business
When you start a small business, you need to decide how to structure it. Each structure has pros and cons, and the best format will depend on your business, location and specific needs.

Choosing a CPA
CPAs are more than just individuals who do your yearly taxes. They can advise you on a long list of other services, which may include advice on your accounting system, financial, retirement, estate and tax planning. CPAs are part of a business owner's professional team along with a banker and a lawyer.

Hiring an Attorney
In the process of starting a business, whether it is a corporation, a limited liability company, or a partnership, you are probably considering whether you should hire an attorney to help you. Find out what factors to consider when selecting an attorney.

The Benefits of Franchising
As you look to build a business in the aging services sector, you may find that franchising is the way to go. Particularly in the non-medical home care category there are literally thousands from which to choose. Start here for the pros and cons.

Dementia - Public Health Crisis and Priority
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified dementia as a public health crisis in need of policy. The statistics they present are compelling and will call for more paid interventions of care as the very caregivers of today become the dementia sufferer of tomorrow. That is why providers need to pay attention to this and see where the...

Designing Healthcare Spaces
Kathy Bradway is an interior designer for health care for brings a residential perspective to her design. Full of rich colors, her designs are colorful, cheerful, and fun. You don't have to understand gerontological design theories and color theory to make an effective senior living space. Learn about effective design by following Kathy's...

Guest Writer: Kathy Bradway
Kathy is an interior designer best described as a innovator/visionary. For the past 5 years she has seen the need for more color and inspiration in senior living design and hospice design. Thus she has devoted her efforts and her company’s direction to bring about positive changes in senior living environments.

Design Strategies for Memory Care
There are many old stereotypes when it comes to memory care design. While respecting the research that deals with colors, patterns, sights and sounds, you can use bold design to enrich the lives of residents. Let's look at colors, patterns and spaces and start thinking like the DIY network!

The Assurance Benefit
Paying for long-term care services is a burden for many of your residents/patients. And while options for payment are few, another option could be available to them through the Assurance Benefit. Find out more an open an new option for payment for your business.

Guest Writer: Barton Schmitz
Changes to payment models, growing costs and changing requirements create challenges for long-term care. Streamlining the supply chain can help overcome these challenges. Guest writer Barton Schmitz will help us sort it out.

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