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The senior care industry is booming! However, it doesn’t mean you need to spend $50,000 to purchase a senior care franchise. Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you enjoy helping the elderly? Do you like the idea of helping seniors stay in their homes vs. going to a nursing home? If you answered yes to all of these questions starting a senior care business could be a good fit for you! Have questions? We love questions! Our team will take the necessary time to answer all your questions.

What Is Home Care?

Caregivers and Aides perform a critical role in helping those, such as the elderly, 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 home care services industry is currently a $70 billion industry and is expected to continue to flourish over the next 30 years as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. Here are some facts about the industry:

  • Eight out of ten Seniors prefer to stay in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home; it is called “Aging in Place.”
  • The U.S. population of those aged 65 or older was 35 million in 2010. By 2030 that number will grow to 70 million and continue to increase until 2045. Most adult children live hundreds of miles away from their parents, which makes providing care to their parents a challenge.
  • The US Bureau of Labor stated that, “The home care industry is in its first inning, and explosive growth will happen over the next three decades.”
  • The US Bureau of Labor named the Senior Care Industry as having three out of the top 10 job growth markets through to 2025.
  • The Veterans Administration recently opened their Pension Benefit up to millions more seniors nationwide to help them qualify for funds to pay for their care expenses.

What Does AHI Group Do?

Startup HomeCare is the business development and training arm of AHI Group, Inc. AHI Group is a nationwide membership organization of 300+ independently owned non-medical home care agencies that specialize in providing personal care services to seniors in their homes (or chosen place of residence) to help them avoid going to a nursing home.

Do you want to start and grow a profitable home care business using former owners of multi-million dollar home care businesses to train, coach, and mentor you?  AHI Group offers a turn-key smart alternative to purchasing a home care franchise or using a consultant.

The Franchise Model

Franchisers are motivated to help their franchisees grow as they impose an across the board royalty on all revenue each franchisee makes. The franchise royalty usually works out to be 1/3 of the franchisee’s take home income. In addition, franchisees are restricted to providing their services within a small predesignated territory. What if their newly purchased territory is not so lucrative? Franchisees are forced to purchase another neighboring territory – assuming one is still open. Further expansion of a franchisees footprint always comes with additional territory purchase fees and restrictions.

The Consultant Model

Home care consulting companies will usually help you get a home care license in your state, give you 3-4 days of training, and say they provide “support” after you open your doors for business. The downside of consultants is that they have no incentive to help you grow after you open your doors for business as they get paid up front and have no ongoing financial incentive to help you grow. This naturally equates to a lack of quality coaching and support during that all important first year in business. Most consultants, if asked, don’t have any idea what happens to their clients after they get done their 3-4 day training seminars.

Also, consultant tools and techniques are passed around to thousands of home care agencies. One of the large consulting companies out there state they have helped ‘thousands of home care agencies’. This begs the question of how their clients set themselves apart from others (who have been trained by that same consulting company) when they are all using the same tools/techniques?

AHI Group – An Affordable And Smart Alternative

In March 2007, AHI Group founders launched their own non-medical home care business in the most competitive home care market place in the nation – Southern California – at the beginning of a global recession. The founders were able to grow their business into a multi-million dollar operation.  In 2010, AHI Group founders began helping others achieve this same success across the nation through the launch of StartupHomeCare.

The founders have created a unique business model that fits the needs they personally encountered as new home care business owners in a competitive market place. Our members get taught and personally coached/mentored by best in class senior care professionals. Our founders share the secrets of their success and give our members the unique tools necessary to beat out their local embedded competition. AHI Group currently has 300+ members nationwide and intends to grow that to 500 and cap it. AHI Group only shares its cutting edge proprietary techniques/programs with its exclusive group of members.

Exceptional Support And Programs = Superior Success

Our 10 days of initial “Boot Camp” training will give you the tools necessary to get out in your community and get in doors closed to others. Our post launch day to day coaching/mentoring from our team of former home care agency business owners will help keep you motivated, triumph over your competition, and grow your business. Unlike a franchise, AHI Group does not charge its members a royalty to pay for their post launch coaching/support.

Mutual Financial Motivation Is Key

AHI Group funds its ongoing coaching/support through its in house Veterans Pension Benefit Program. No other home care company has this capability in house and must send their Veteran Pension Benefit clients to an outside 3rd party for assistance. The 3rd party assists the Veterans get approved for the VA Pension Benefit, handles the billing, and coordinates their home care services. The 3rd party makes profit from the services they provide. Instead of using this 3rd party, AHI Group developed an in house Veterans Pension Benefit Program that can not only help 60% more Veterans than the 3rd party is able to help but provides the revenue AHI Group needs to fund the ongoing coaching/support of its members. Result: AHI Group members get the backing, coaching, and support system of a franchise but without paying a royalty on their income. In addition, AHI Group is motivated to help its members get more clients in its VA Program. Its a win-win!

What Will It Cost?

AHI Group has a one-time Lifetime Membership Fee of $12,500 for all of its services. There are no additional charges/fees, period. Have you considered having your business operate in another state that is close by? AHI Group will assist you to get a home care license and open your doors for business in an unlimited amount of additional states at no extra charge. Compare this to other organizations that make you pay $5,000 per state application.

Do you want to apply for access to government programs like Medicaid Waiver, Veterans Administration Healthcare, etc that assist with aide care? Other organizations will charge you $2,500 per application. We assist you with unlimited government program applications for no additional charge. Do you want access to Long Term Care and Workers Compensation Insurance companies so you can market to them to get leads? We will not charge you $2,000 to get access to such insurance programs like other organizations do. All in all, our members usually save $11,000 in their first year alone on the above application fees vs. what others pay at other companies. See Our Services page for more details on our services.

Need financing? If you have a credit score of 710 or higher (no exceptions) you are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest financing assistance. Click here for more information.

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