Written by Michele Lee Ellis Consulting, LLC
According to renowned home care Coach, Michele Ellis-Williams, “If you intend to start a home care agency, then you must be ready to comply with the home care rules and regulations of your State –period!”
Failure to comply with these rules can cause serious consequences among them being the shutdown of your business. “When we talk of complying, we refer to the act of obeying the legal laws and regulations that relate to home care in your area,” explains Coach Michele, the HomeCareOlogist™. “These rules and regulations are usually related to licensing, scope of services, workplace safety, hiring, wages, and other important issues. “their functions are to protect the business, its employees & clients, and other stakeholders.
“The concept of private duty non-skilled home care start-up compliance is to ensure that home care agencies and other home care providers act responsibly,” continues to explain Coach Michele who own and operate a successful business in Atlanta, Ga.
So, what are the benefits of staying compliant with state home care rules and regulations?
This is what Coach Michele says:
Benefits of Staying Compliant with State Home Care Rules and Regulations
“No one wants his or her business to face criminal charges for any reason, but that can potentially happen to your business if you fail to comply with local, state and federal laws,” explains Coach Michele. “For example, failing to meet your legal obligations pertaining to safety will potentially expose your home care agency to costly lawsuits and fines especially in the case where your employees get injured or acquire infections on the job.”
“Another instance where you can violate compliance and find yourself on the wrong side of the law is when you fail to pay your caregivers or office workers an appropriate wage,” explains Coach Michele. “This can result in hefty fines and a tarnished reputation, among other serious consequences.”
“On the other hand, compliance will result in a great reputation, great reviews & ratings and a positive image. Your clients will trust you and will have no problem recommending your service to their relatives and friends.”
“With a good compliance team and the right compliance strategies, your home care business can achieve the benefits we have just looked at and more,” winds up Coach Michele.
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