Why Do You Need to Partner with a PDHC agency?
Geriatric care managers need to partner with private duty home care. Why??
80% of Aging life or geriatric care managers are boutique or stand-alone agencies. The do not have a private duty home care component.
But the majority of aging GCM clients do now or will need care providers and private duty home care agencies
Aging Life or geriatric care managers, may begin a case by just offering geriatric care management. But they will need to bring in some type of private duty home care eventually as 6.3 million people over 65 need long term care.
Long-term care often involves the most intimate aspects of people’s lives—what and when they eat, personal hygiene, getting dressed, using the bathroom. Geriatric care managers arrange this and but they do not do it directly.
Other less severe long-term care needs may involve household tasks such as preparing meals or using the telephone, which is usually non-medical care. Geriatric care managers make sure this is done for a client but again do not clean homes or answer the telephone. They need to partner with an excellent private duty home care agency.
However a beginning geriatric care managers cannot afford to start private duty home care and geriatric care management. . Non – skilled home care can take 40 K to 60K start up, skilled care agencies 60K-80K and Medicare $150K-300,00.
On top of this you are starting two business at once. You have start up activities, (hiring staff -a present homecare nightmare) which are all encompassing, then marketing and sales for home care
Only 20% of GCM’s offer care managed home care and they are, according the 2014 Benchmark study on Care Management but those e agencies have either been in business a long time or are privately funded start up’s- well capitalized.
So start-ups, you need a good PDHC partner.