What We Do
Start and grow a profitable home care business with AHI Group - StartupHomeCare. StartupHomeCare is the training and business development arm of AHI Group, Inc (AHI) - a nationwide membership organization of 300+ independently owned home care agencies. AHI offers an affordable alternative to purchasing a traditional non-medical home care franchise. Why pay franchise royalties and be restricted to a small territory? AHI gives you training, client leads, ongoing support, etc. but without territory restrictions and an ongoing royalty payment. Ask us about getting access to our free Home Care video series to see if you have what it takes to grow a profitable home care business - and also find out some of the keys to success in growing a home care business.
AHI Group offers a turn-key solution to getting you licensed (100% guarantee*) and trained but also provides the level of commitment, incentives, lead generating programs that actually bring clients to your door, and daily support ongoing that a franchise provides - but without the territory and financial restrictions of a franchise. Getting a home care license can take a bit of time (depending on the state) but the process is straight forward and easy to step through. However, getting clients after opening doors for business is the #1 problem new home care agencies have - and why many (who don't have any programs that set them apart from their embedded competition) end up failing. AHI Group doesn't just help its members get a license, train them for a few days, and then wish them "good luck with getting clients." AHI Group provides pipelines of business to its member agencies so they can get clients quickly, beat out their embedded competition, and grow.
*Licensing Guarantee - we guarantee we will get you licensed in your state or we will issue you a full refund of our fee. This refund is based on you (and any business partners) passing a state background check.
AHI Is Financially Motivated To Help Its Members Grow. AHI makes its ongoing revenue from optional programs that its network of member home care agencies can opt-in to use. As each agency grows and uses the optional AHI programs, both the agency and AHI benefit financially. It's a win-win scenario with the benefit of an agency opting out anytime, if so desired, and continuing to grow their business without using AHI programs and thus paying AHI no more money. AHI is therefore dedicated to ensuring its member agencies grow their businesses as AHI recurring revenue is directly tied to the size of each of its member agencies. This is unlike some other consulting/membership organizations who charge a flat monthly fee of their members - which gives little incentive to make sure their members grow as they get paid the same no matter if the member is making $40,000 a year or $4 million a year in gross revenue. Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding and AHI agenices have achieved $4 Million in revenue in their fourth and fifth year in business.
AHI Goal: AHI has added over 300 offices to its nationwide organization in the last seven years. No other national home care organization has achieved this rate of growth - according to Entrepreneur.com. AHI's strategy is to continue to grow to 500 home care agencies nationwide so it has coverage in all major areas and then cap its membership and continue in business running on the recurring revenue it receives from its opt-in programs that drive new clients to its members.
To view our brochure CLICK HERE or click our FAQ page to view our responses to questions people typically ask us about our organization that has successfully launched, trained, and helped grow 300+ home care agencies nationwide.
Aides and Companions assist seniors and others one-on-one in their homes with activities of daily living (ADLs), which include things like grooming, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, transferring, etc. They also assist clients with medication reminders, meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping, and other similar non-medical activities that people need assistance with day to day.
Need financing? Click here to get up to $50,000 to finance your new home care business.
Caregivers and Aides perform a critical role in helping those who are not chronically ill, yet need assistance with daily activities like bathing, house keeping, personal hygiene, using the toilet, running errands, cooking, etc. The caregiver/aide services industry is currently a $9 billion industry and is expected to continue to flourish over the next 40 years as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. Here are some facts about the industry and the role AHI Group plays:
There are several ways to get into the Senior Care Business; start your own, buy an agency, or pay a lot of money to a franchise organization. Buying a franchise usually means a territory purchase price of $25K-$150K and then 2.5%-7% of your gross sales for as long as you own the franchise. Click here to view regional and national franchises start up costs.
Our fee is $17,500 which includes comprehensive training on how to operate a successfully home care agency (taught exclusively by people who have started and grown their own home care agencies into multi-million dollar in revenue companies), day to day coaching and support after launching, marketing materials, lead generation programs to get you clients, and much more. You will also need $10,000 - $15,000 to cover
your first few months in business expenses (insurance, office space, etc.). See Our Services page for details.
Need financing? If you have a credit score of 710 or higher you are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest financing assistance. Click here for more information.
Our business development specialists can help you understand all the benefits of AHI's membership organization but here are some of the things you get:
10 Questions You Should Be Asking At This Point: Unfortunately, there are a lot of "Home Care Consultants" out there that would lead you to believe a lot of things that may not be completely accurate about the senior care industry or their consulting services. We encourage you to do your due diligence on their background before jumping into business with them. After all, this is going to be your career and life on the line once you pay them and commit. 1) Getting a license is the easy part - how will you bring me clients after that? 2) How will you help me stand out from the competition in my area who are already embedded into the home care industry? 3) Do you have Corporate Insurance Contracts that I can tap into that will bring clients to my door worth approximately $6,000 to $24,000 in net profit for me per year without requiring me to do any marketing? 4) Does your VA program have an interest free loan for my client so they can start care with no out of pocket expense on their part?..No? How will I beat out the competitor from AHI Group, Inc who can offer a loan to the client and allow my client to get the VA benefit without paying $8K - $20K out of pocket until the VA reimburses them? 5) The 3rd party you use to do a VA Program loan charges 25% of my invoice which is $6-7 per hour - why can't you do it for 3-15% like AHI Group, Inc members get so I can keep my pricing low and win any clients (who are Veterans) that I'm going after - and also keep the profit in my own pocket instead of giving it to the 3rd party? 6) I know day to day support is critical after launching any business - what type of day to day support do you offer after your initial training? 7) What snap on businesses do you train your members on so they can capture additional trickle down revenue streams? 8) How many of the companies you have helped start are out of business within one year? 9) You say that you can help me bill Medicaid and Medicare... I understand that Medicare doesn't pay for personal care services and Medicaid only reimburses $15/hr in my state...how am I supposed to make more than a $1/hr when I have to pay my caregiver $11/hr and workers compensation and employer taxes?...do you have any other pipelines of business that offer $5-10/hr in net profit so I have less work and more profit? 10) How will you help my clients find the funds to pay for their personal care? Please visit our FAQ page for more questions about the home care industry, our model, and our answers.
AHI Group has national contracts with healthcare insurance companies that provide a stream of clients to AHI Group. AHI Group members get to tap into this outlet of clients without any effort or marketing on their end. In addition, during AHI's intensive eight day AHI University™ Boot Camp Training (5 days in office and 3 days of home study) you will learn how to market your new home care agency to your local healthcare facilities. With our proprietary, innovative, and cost effective marketing strategies/ techniques you can build relationships with the appropriate people at local healthcare facilities and start receiving their referrals. Many home care organizations focus most of their attention on back office processes: software, caregiver training videos, and travel discounts, etc. These, however, will not get an agency clients. AHI Group's edge is in providing pipelines of business for its member agenices. These pipelines consist of both private pay, insurance, and publicly funded sources. Having a shinny office space, great software, website, and caregiver training programs is great - but that will not generate volumes of clients. Without a steady flow of clients a business will die in its first year - no matter how slick its software or caregiver training programs are.
Ask Us About Our Veterans Benefit Program. Our VA program can get Veterans and their surviving spouses funds to pay for up to 25 hours of care per week often without a penny out of their pockets through our Healthcare Advance Care Loan.
AHI Has Corporate Long Term Care Insurance And Medical Alert Device Contracts That Help Bring You Clients. AHI has national contracts that bring clients to our AHI Member agency doors. The AHI member only has to worry about finding the caregiver and providing the care services. AHI Group will bring the clients, do all the insurance company billing, and pay the AHI Member net 30 days. This is one of the ways that AHI Group drives additional revenue - through taking a $0.75 per hour fee for doing the above. Its a win-win for AHI Group and our home care agencies. Each insurance client can provide $6,000 to $24,000 in net profit per year for the home care agency.
Testimonials. Here's what our member agencies are saying about our organization and service: See 'Our Story' page for testimonials and pictures of our members. Contact information for our clients is available for qualified potential clients who pass our screening process. Click here to see a 20 minute video recording of one of our Boot Camp Classes where we brought in an AHI home care member agency - who had recently launched his business - for a Q&A session with the class.
No territory restrictions. Franchisers require each franchisee to purchase a territory. Often territories are already ‘sold out’ in the most lucrative areas and if you want to expand your territory down the road you will be required to pay another $25K - $150K to purchase another territory.
How do you know the territory you are purchasing today will provide the return on investment you desire tomorrow and down the road? You could be missing out on millions of dollars in lost revenue when you cannot follow a referral source to another healthcare facility outside your 'territory'.
Our AHI membership model allows you to capture ALL your revenue no matter where it takes you. This, in our minds, is the biggest reason to not choose an organization that restricts territories - as they are putting a ceiling on your income potential.
Our AHI membership business model allows you the freedom to choose the boundaries of your territory which you can enlarge or decrease at anytime. You are able to open additional offices in new areas and even move into other states whenever you are ready. In addition, you can even start your own franchise after you have been in business for three years - if you desire. That's freedom!
No royalty fees. After five years of doing business and achieving an increase of $500,000 per year in Gross Sales you will have paid an average total of $415,000 to your franchise corporate office (5% of gross sales per year plus the initial franchise purchase fee of $40,000). That is money you could be putting in your pocket by choosing to start your own agency with AHI. All in all - you get all the same benefits of a franchise but you save a lot of money and have much more freedom with the AHI model.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. We are so confident that you will be thrilled with our training, programs, materials, and membership support services we are willing to offer a full refund to anyone who decides to purchase a senior home care franchise within 30 days of taking our Boot Camp. Not many organizations are willing to "put their money where their mouth is" when it comes to backing up their offering. We stand by our service and membership organization!
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Click Here to see the steps needed to come on board with StartupHomeCare - AHI Group, Inc.
Click Here to see a 20 minute video Q&A session with one of our members who already launched their agency. This video was filmed at one of our Boot Boot Camps in Irvine, California.
Click Here to see what a national franchise broker has to say about our membership organization vs. the national home care franchises he sells every day.