A: Home Care Consultants is often a team of Home Care Consultants committed to helping healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs to begin their own home care companies providing Non-medical Home Care services including companion care and personal care services. Their mission is to partner with families in providing quality care solutions that reflect their client’s unique needs and wants. Most Home Care Consultants will complete a three-year Certified Nursing Assistant training program. Once employed, they will work under the supervision of a licensed Home Care Nurse.
Q: What is a Home Care Consultant? A: A Home Care Consultant is an independent professional who provides services to clients in providing health care services that are patient centered and focused on providing personalized care to meet the unique needs of the individual client. A Home Care Consultant helps healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs to develop a plan for providing individualized care and promotes and coordinates all aspects of the care giving process. As one of the 21st century care providers, they are experts in coordinating all aspects of care giving from initial assessment and referral, therapy and support, treatment implementation and monitoring.
Q: What does Home Care Consultants do? A: Home Care Consultants are professional social workers that are highly trained and knowledgeable in providing personalized, comprehensive healthcare services to patients who may be having difficulties maintaining their nutritional and health status, as well as issues regarding physical health and disabilities. They are also concerned with protecting the client’s interests in ensuring the highest possible level of care. Home Care Consultants is engaged in the development and management of plans for daily home care, as well as collaborate with other health care providers and home care agencies.
Q: What does a Home Care Consultant do on a day to day basis? A: Home Care Consultants are professional social workers who are responsible for the assessment and treatment of individual clients, while working closely with the client’s primary physician. These professionals are engaged in the development and management of plans for daily personal care, as well as coordinate and monitor the activities of their companion care agency. Home Care Consultants helps clients define and organize their daily personal care plan, as well as assisting them in the preparation of a legal plan and contract.
Q: Is a Home Care Consultant a good fit for my home care business? A: The Home Care Consultants is an excellent partner for a franchise. Though the consultants are not considered a direct replacement for their clients, they are highly skilled in assisting their client’s families and help them create a plan for daily personal care that meets their needs and is within their budget. For most small businesses, especially those that are just getting started, it is essential to partner with an experienced professional consultant to ensure a smooth start to their home care business, as well as to get up to speed on current industry trends.
Q: How do I get licensed as a Home Care Consultant? A: To get licensed as a Home Care Consultant, you must complete an accredited CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training program. In order to successfully complete the program, you should be looking at working as a Certified Nursing Assistant for two years. Then you should complete an additional four years of supervised training in various settings including Home Care agencies, hospitals and private homes, before you can officially apply as a Home Care Consultant. Once you are CNA certified, you will have the necessary experience to qualify for the job, so you will need to complete the CNA certification exam and then get licensed.