What do I need to start a senior companion caregiver jobs business?

I'm interesting in starting a senior companion business to take seniors out for meals, to the movies, grocery shopping, to the barber or hair salon. This service will only be for seniors who are able to walk without assistance.

Go to http://www.score.org/ to find the nearest SCORE chapter. In the upper left hand corner is a box to enter your zip code. Your nearest SCORE chapter will be on the next screen. Contact them to arrange for a free one on one meeting with a SCORE counselor about starting a senior companion business.

SCORE is a nonprofit organization. They provide a public service by offering small business advice and training.

SCORE's 10,500 volunteers have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. The volunteers are working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders.

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6 Responses to “What do I need to start a senior companion caregiver jobs business?”

  1. Gerald S on June 12th, 2009 4:02 am

    Go to http://www.score.org/ to find the nearest SCORE chapter. In the upper left hand corner is a box to enter your zip code. Your nearest SCORE chapter will be on the next screen. Contact them to arrange for a free one on one meeting with a SCORE counselor about starting a senior companion business.

    SCORE is a nonprofit organization. They provide a public service by offering small business advice and training.

    SCORE's 10,500 volunteers have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. The volunteers are working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders.
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  2. Miriam Lamourt on October 19th, 2009 12:29 pm

    Im interested in becoming a senior companion. Any information or guidence would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You
    Miriam

  3. Heather on March 21st, 2010 12:15 am

    Hi. I have been offered to look after an elderly Lady, In HER Home. She is OK for during the day, but I MUST be there for at Night and Stay Over the Night. She also has 24 Birds. This will be for 3 to 5 Days as the Daughter is going away for those days.

    I don’t know what to charge for this service. Can some on please help me out. I am interested in starting up a Seniors Companion for myself. Any Comments is welcomed.

    I LOVE Seniors and this is something I have ALWAYS wanted to do!

    Thank You.

    Heather

  4. Veronica Herrera on September 30th, 2010 9:34 pm

    I have been in the field of human services for over 17 years, and am now interested in starting a non-medical companion healthcare business for elders or those with special needs. Anyone have any ideas, info, etc
    my e mail is: activforlife@aol.com
    blessings, Veronica, Colorado

  5. Veronica Herrera on September 30th, 2010 9:37 pm

    Heather, I would call some home healthcare (non-medical) and ask them what their fees are. I think the hourly in Colorado is about $25-30 per hour, plus you might want to pay help. For overnights, you might want to charge a flat rate, say, $125? and if you have help, pay them half of that.
    I would definately find out the comparable rates.
    I too am interested in starting up a similar type of business in Colorado; companion, psychosocial care/recreation care.
    I am doing basic research now.
    Blessings, Veronica
    activforlife@aol.com

  6. kelly on October 20th, 2011 5:31 am

    hi just wondered if you could give me advice im looking to start up my own buisness as a home help which will include anything from cleaning to personnel hygiene would would i need to do this
    many thanks kelly

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