Do I need medical or health care business experience to start an Always A Step Beyond Home Health franchise?
No. While healthcare knowledge is helpful, it is not a requirement. In fact, some of our current franchisees include doctors, attorneys, CPA’s, executives from information technology, sales, marketing, human resources, and nurses.
What is the market for home health care?
The target market for services and products provided by Always A Step Beyond Healthcare Agency is the general population with an emphasis on the senior, 65 and older market and other adults who need extra assistance in daily living. Current U.S. Census estimates that there are over 40 million people in the United States who are age 65 or older. The market for home care services in the United States is very large, fully developed and growing at a steady pace as the number of people over the age of 65 is growing rapidly.
What is the size of each territory?
Your designated territory will be a fixed geographical area, defined by the borders of specified zip codes, with an approximate population of 250,000, but no fewer than 200,000.
What are the startup and investment costs?
The Initial Franchise Fee is $45,000. The total investment necessary to begin the operation of an ALWAYS A STEP BEYOND Healthcare Agency Franchise Business is $100,450 to $109,250. This includes Medicare Certification or Non-Medical Accreditation, Travel expenses while training, basic office setup and expenses, insurance and initial working capital.
Is financing available?
Financing may be available to qualified credit worthy prospective franchisees for the purchase of an ASB Agency and the Initial Fees that may include the Franchise Fee, Medicare Certification Fee or the Non-Medical Accreditation Fee.
Is there support for licensure, certification and accreditation?
Yes. All of our agencies receive professional consulting support to assure that they obtain and maintain compliance before and after achieving CHAP Accreditation.
Is the franchise for medical or non-medical home care?
You will initially offer private pay non-medical home healthcare and personal care assistance. In addition to non-medical services, an Always A Step Beyond Healthcare Agency franchise, once certified and licensed to do so, is required to offer skilled medical services. However, prior to offering skilled medical services you must qualify and comply with all federal, state and local laws including state and federal care industry standards, local health care regulations, various licensing standards and other requirements that may apply. Our team will be working with you to meet those requirements.