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Coaching for future Personal Care Home operators

Because of the overwhelming response I receive on a regular basis from people like you yearning to get into this business and from those who are seeking support and information about how to open a personal care home, I will be offering weekly coaching via phone conference calls for 5 consecutive weeks where we will discuss the nuts and bolts to opening up a personal care home from someone who has been in the industry and knows the industry. This call will help you gain access to information, get advice and ask your burning questions  to help you get your business going. How would you like that?

Send me your contact information (name, email and phone number) and I will include you in the call. I’m going to coach a small group  of dedicated and determined future PCH owners because as I have said before, no one helped me when I needed it (which is why I started this blog in the first place, to help people just like you!) so hurry because it will fill quickly!

One coaching call is easily valued at $500, however because you all have been the best followers of my information and this is my way of giving back, I’m offering a huge discount of only $29 per week or $145 for the entire 5 week coaching plan to a few committed future PCH owners just like you for ongoing information and support!

Trust me, you will need the coaching and support from someone who knows this business to help  you establish your own business. Owning and operating a PCH is a great field to get into but it can be overwhelming and a lot to learn along the way.

For those that are serious about doing this awesome business, we will begin our weekly coaching calls on Sunday November 22nd through December 20, 2015 from 7pm-8:30pm. After your payment and registration is complete, I will send you the call-in number via email.

Click on the link below to sign up for the Group Coaching Call before it gets full. The deadline for registration and payment is November the 15th so get your spot right away.

http://eepurl.com/bFkaWT

New PCH Application and Processing Fees in Georgia

In Georgia, effective August 3, 2010, the Rules and Regulations for General Licensing and

Enforcement Requirements, Chapter 111-8-25 require all licensed or registered

programs regulated through the Division of Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR),

Department of Community Health to pay licensure activity fees annually beginning with

2010. Fees for currently licensed or registered programs with licenses or registrations

that do not expire annually must be paid by October 31, 2010.

Personal Care Homes** Annually

< 25 beds $350 Annually

25 < 50 beds $750 Annually

> 50 beds $1,500 Annually

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q: MAY I PAY THE APPLICATION FEE AT THE TIME I FILE THE APPLICATION TO

BECOME LICENSED AND PAY THE INITIAL LICENSURE FEE WHEN YOU GET

READY TO ISSUE MY LICENSE?

A: No, the rules require you to submit the application fee and the initial licensure fee at

the same time.

Q: IF I OPERATE A LICENSED FACILITY AND I AM INSPECTED BECAUSE OF A

COMPLAINT THAT IS FILED, DO I HAVE TO PAY $250 FOR THE INSPECTION?

A: No. We do not charge for routine complaint inspection visits. You would be charged

$250 if we had to do a follow-up visit on a periodic or full inspection visit and more

serious rule violations were found. The purpose of that follow-up would be to check to

make sure that you corrected the more serious violation that was identified during the

periodic survey.

Q: WHAT IF I CAN’T PAY THE LICENSURE FEES THAT ARE DUE BY OCTOBER

31ST?

A: If you do not pay the fees within 60 days of the due date, October 31, 2010, a late

fee of $150 is added to the amount you owe. If you have not paid the full amount that is

due by January 31, 2011, the Department may take an action to revoke your license for

non-payment of licensure fees. You would have the right to appeal the revocation

through an administrative hearing.

Q: I WANT TO OPEN A SMALL PERSONAL CARE HOME. HOW MUCH WILL THE

LICENSING FEES BE THE FIRST YEAR?

A: Assuming that you will be caring for no more than 24 residents, you will have to pay

an application fee of $300 and an initial licensure fee of $350, for a total of $650 the first

year.

Need Clarity? Lets connect!

I know how tough it is getting a PCH off the ground. You gotta get a house, furniture, permits, inspections, zoning, and people in it!

Stop making yourself dizzy and crazy from the uncertainty of it all.

I’ve given tons and tons of information already on this blog to help you for free but sometimes that’s still not enough.

For me, having that personal touch is essential to my understanding and feeling comfortable. Maybe that’s true for you too.

Anyway, go ahead and send me an email if you need a clarity call. I’ll give you a FREE 15 minute clarity call  if that will make you feel a little more confident and clear about your goals to owning a personal care home.

This post will be taken down soon so act fast because I really can’t do this for an extended period of time, sounds fair?

I’ll be looking out for your email.

Email me at pchpolicies@gmail.com

Talk to you soon!

Let’s Define Ownership

If you are or planning to be an owner of a Personal Care Home you should know the definition (according to Georgia Regs.) of an owner.

An “Owner” means any individual or any person affiliated with a corporation, partnership, or association with 10 percent or greater ownership interest in the facility providing care to persons under the license of the facility in this state and who:

1. purports to or exercises authority of the owner in a facility; or

2. applies to operate or operates a facility; or

3. maintains an office on the premises of a facility; or

4. resides at a facility; or

5. has direct access to persons receiving care at a facility; or

6. provides direct personal supervision of facility personnel by being immediately

available to provide assistance and direction during the time such facility services are being

provided; or

7. enters into a contract to acquire ownership of a facility.

Personal Care Home or Community Living Arrangement?

I think its admirable that you are considering opening a personal care home, or is it a community living arrangement?  Which one is right for you?

Community Living Arrangements (CLA) are for people with developmental disabilities only. In Georgia you can only have up to 4 adults living together with a developmental/intellectual disabilities in a CLA.

Is the home you have, approved with the zoning board?  Are the people you admit compatible with one another?  Do they have extreme behaviors that jeopardize their own health and safety as well as those around them. Important things to think about, right?.

Are you experience in the area of Developmental, Intellectual and other Mental Health issues. Look into this career path very seriously as it is a very challenging area to get into. If you do not have any experience then you will have a team that does.  This can be costly but someone must know the ins and outs of this population or you are setting yourself up to fail.

For me, I love it but it is very challenging work. There are countless rules and regulations to adhere to, but with the right team, you can do it!

Policies for Personal Care Homes are Here!

Hello everyone, the time has finally come!  Personal Care Home Policies are here and available to you.  If you’ve ever gone to a consultant for help with this, you know that they can charge into the thousands to write policies for you.  Well, now you can buy them one at a time, if  money is tight right now, which I bet it is (isn’t it for everyone?) I made the process simple and painless;  just pay a nominal charge, download and the policies are ready to be used as soon as you print them! How great is that?  Currently I am offering 14 different policies that you can select based on your needs.  You may need just one policy or all 14 its up to you!  Each policy is individually sold and priced to make it easier and more cost effective for you.  After years of requests from my wonderful loyal bloggers I wanted to make life a little easier for you as you embark on this path to operate a Personal Care Home.  It takes a loving caring person to get into this business to provide this service and I applaud each of you.

Take Care!

PERSONAL CARE HOME Policies for Sale coming soon!!!

I’ve gotten tons of feedback from folks all over the country and I appreciate each of you.  Because of the great out pouring and desire of so many to provide care for senior citizens, patients with alzeheimers /dementia, people with physical, mental health or mental retardation, and other vulnerable populations, I am creating a way for you to purchase policies that you can place in your facility.

For many, the task of creating the required policies is the single most challenging part of this business (remember that it is a business!). Many of us have the passion and desire to care for others but lack the time, energy or know-how to create policies and procedures for this service. Consultants charge hundreds, even thousands of dollars to create policies for you. I am creating way to offer policies to you in the most cost effective way.

Please give me your feedback as to what your needs are.  It is my hope to be able to provide this service to you as a way of thanks.  Of course, If you are able to write and create your own policies then I say, go for it!!!!  But for those who feel overwhelmed with establishing and writing you own policies, such as :Emergency Preparedness Plans, Death of a Resident, Managing Funds, Confidentiality, Serious and Unusual incidents, Complaints and Grievances, Medication Management policies, etc, etc. then this opportunity is for you.

Let me know the kinds of policy manuals or individual policies you are seeking.  Look out for an announcement from me soon!!!

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