ERIC Number: ED364708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Residential Care Services for the Elderly. A Home-based Business Handbook. Bulletin No. 738.
Williams, Doris K.
This publication is designed to help individuals or families determine whether their interests, resources, and skills are adequate to establish a small home-based business in residential care services. It discusses first the need for residential care. A discussion of setting up a business considers the following: common characteristics of entrepreneurs, evaluation of suitability of present residence for use as a residential care facility, suggestions for providing care, meeting standards, licensing and certification, cost of care in a residential home, and funding. Some home-based business basics are then addressed--financial planning, food service, business organization, and personnel. A section on finding clients addresses establishing what the business will furnish, selecting clients, and setting policies. Some resources for additional information are suggested. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Foster Care, Business Administration, Career Exploration, Careers, Economic Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Frail Elderly, Group Homes, Long Term Care, Older Adults, Personal Care Homes, Residential Care, Residential Institutions, Self Employment, Small Businesses
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Cooperative Extension Service.