Starting an Adult Day Care Business

Opening an adult day care business is fast and it also gets quick money. Everyone needs some space and time to spare with his/her own interest hence they leave their dependent with a day care, hence day care business is on high demand these days.

An adult day care center, like a children’s day care center, is first and foremost a business venture. In some states, an adult day care center or senior citizens day care center can be operated right inside one’s home.

Many homeowners are sharing their domicile to the elderly because the return of investments is quick and great. If you are deciding to put up such a business, this is a basic checklist before you even set up your business.

First, health officials will check the state of your house or prospective business place. It must meet sanitation and basic health standards (i.e. fire exits and gas installations.) It also gives the health officials a clue as to how many patrons you can accommodate at a given time. Second, you have to pass the necessary background check. Third, you need to apply for an adult day care center license. Fourth, you must apply for a food-handler’s permit. You must be versed with city rules and regulations, particularly local laws regarding the operation of your business – and this amounts to boxes and boxes of paperwork. You can base your charge according to your overhead expenses, and compare them with other adult day care center in the neighborhood. Set competitive prices.

So, finally, after all the pre-business necessities taken care of, you are now ready to open your own adult day care center. An adult day care center should run like clockwork. It is not a product that you are selling, but rather a service which may acquire you a good reputation and more patrons. A safe, friendly atmosphere is not very difficult to acquire; it just needs more people friendly orientation and personal attention to each and every patron. Your patrons are elderly people who may have difficulty looking after themselves. You may want to acquaint yourself with their personalities, medical history, food preferences, dietary needs, etc.

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Your main priority is to keep your patrons happy, healthy and comfortable. Hiring a staff is essential. If you are starting this business with only your family as help, you may be required to learn basic caretaking lessons and basic first-aid. Otherwise, try to hire people who have experience working with the elderly before. Previous training is essential because the elderly have ultimately far different needs that those of children or of healthy adults. Also, staff members who have previous experience may give you helpful inputs as to how to run a smoother operation. In any case, you may also want to ask your first few patrons what they would want while they are staying with you. Inputs from your patrons’ family member may also be helpful, especially if they have availed of the same service from other such businesses.

Like everyone else, the elderly needs a cheerful, happy environment. Arrange to have a bit of entertainment while they are there. It doesn’t have to be a grand bingo bonanza or a Las Vegas trip everyday; simple activities like book reading or learning new songs will suffice as part of their daily activities. Some elderly people might like sedate activities like knitting or TV watching or chess playing. Special “trips” outside your home or business establishment may be done once in a while – but that too, needs special arrangements and preparation. If you can work around your budget, then do so. Entertainment need not be grand. Be creative and ask your patrons what they would like to do while they are there. Their answers may be surprising, but helpful.

Be extra mindful with their diet. The elderly have special diets, especially those who are taking prescription medicines. Some may have medical conditions – so be extra mindful about what they want. Healthy food like fresh fruits and vegetables are always good, if your patrons still have their teeth with them.

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299 Comments

  • Malcolm said on August 2, 2009
    We plan on starting a store that caters mainly for the seniors similar to one that caters for babies. How do we proceed and what business plans and ideas are available for such? Thanks in advance, Malcolm
  • Michelle Clemons said on November 28, 2009
    I would like to start a Senior Day Care, but not sure as to where to go for the license. I live in Warner Robins, GA (Houston County), USA. Please inform me as to where to get a license and training for an in-home Senior Day Care. Sincerely, Michelle Whittington
  • Ada said on February 4, 2010
    Where would I go to get license and training in Richmond Va to start an adult day care out of my home. Thanks
  • Ilhun OH said on February 12, 2010
    Where would I go to get Senior Day Care license and training. I want to start an adult day care out of my home or I am willing to lease a building for adult day care in a proper fashion. 2283 Bridlewood Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89119. (Clark County). Many thanks in advance
  • michele tilton said on April 6, 2010
    i am interested in starting an adult day care in holmdel, nj 07733
  • Angela Wright said on April 14, 2010
    Where can my husband and I go to get the proper training and obtain a license to start a senior day care facility, which will not be ran in our home? We live in Grand Prairie Texas 75052 or we can go any where in the Dallas Metroplex. Thanks for your time.
  • Rosella Dozier said on May 4, 2010
    I am interested in opening a Senior Day Care center from my home. I live in Pensacola, Fl. What are the steps to opening a daycare from my home? Thanks
  • Claudia Sandoval said on May 18, 2010
    I want to open adult day care in houston tx in my home. Where can i get my license and what are the in home requirements? do i also need a license to pick up and drop them off?
  • Beverly Baxter said on May 25, 2010
    Where do I go in Houston, Texas to obtain a license to operate an adult day care in my home? Also, where can I receive proper training to properly run the adult day care in my home?
  • Rebecca Holden said on June 4, 2010
    Where do I go in San Antonio, Texas to obtain a license to operate an adult day care in a home that I do not live in. Also, where can I receive proper training to run the adult day care? Rebecca Holden
  • Marisela Lopez said on June 9, 2010
    Where do I go to obtain a license to operate an adult day care in a home I do not live in. I live in Las Vegas, NV
  • tracy said on June 18, 2010
    I am interested in starting an adult care center for Special Needs. How would i get started? In Holmdel. I live in Holmdel NJ 07733. Tracy
  • rosalind coker said on June 19, 2010
    i WANT TO OPEN ADULT DAY CARE BUT DONT KNOW HOW ABOUT GETTING A BUILDING AND GRANTS IF ANY ONE HAVE ANYTHING HELPFUL INFORMATION TO HELP. i LIVE IN ST.LOUIS MO. ROSALIND
  • liz said on June 21, 2010
    would you please direct me in a correct direction how to obtain information to start adult day care business. I am RN , and very much interested to start this business. Thanks for considering, Liz
  • Progressive Adult Homes said on June 30, 2010
    please help me in setting up an adult day care business in 386 Whitlock Willow Way, Marietta, GA 30064(Cobb County). We already house seniors, several go to centers each day. However, the other half stay home; what we would like to do is start a adult day care so that other patrons can join, giving us better access to activities and outings. There is a need for meaningful and stimulating programs, to motivate and inspire. We want our seniors and special needs consumers to enjoy the best of their highest place in life.
  • L Cohen said on July 19, 2010
    I am interested in running an adult day care center out of my mothers' home in northern california (SF bay area) -she is 88yr and I would like to buy out my brother and sister (their share of the house inheritance after mom dies) in order to create this for my mother before she dies...) or do I need to wait until she passes--who do I contact for the licensing...city hall? and where do I find the requirements for the house safety etc. thankyou!.
  • erasty osa said on July 21, 2010
    1507 chase ridge drive riverdale ga 30296 clayton, i'm planning of starting Adult daycare centre. what do i do to get started?
  • Patricia Foston said on July 30, 2010
    I am interested in running an adult day care center in a rural area in georgia. I have joined the "Adult Day Care Association. I would like assistance with rental property to start out small. County of Baldwin, City of Milledgeville, and Georgia is the state.
  • Celeste said on August 2, 2010
    I would like to start a Day Care for Seniors I know I need a state license but what else? Is it expensive to start I don't have much money but would love to have my own business. I've worked for the elderly for 18 years and love it it's very rewarding job. Thanks
  • Lynn said on August 24, 2010
    I am interested in an adult day care in the fort lauderdale area in florida. I am looking for info on licenses, insurance, and where best to start. Thanks
  • Tender Love Community Center said on August 25, 2010
    i am planning to start a non profit adult day care in Mcdonough GA [Henry County]. l need a lot of help to make this happen. i need to find out how to obtain license and need to know the very first step to take. i have 16years working with adult. i need help with the building and different kinds of donation to help me achieve my goals. This is non profit organization. Please help...... Thanks.
  • MARY MATHEW said on September 2, 2010
    I am an RN and like to start an Adult day care. Needs to know how I can start it and what are the requirements. I am planning to start the Adult day care in Lawrenceville, GA, USA. Need to know the requirements.
  • kathy rodriguez said on September 6, 2010
    where can i obtain an adult day care licensed in san diego ca,
  • Crystal Jones said on September 14, 2010
    I need to know how to go about getting funding & how to start up a adult day care in Laplace, Louisiana 70086
  • gina baker said on September 15, 2010
    I need to know how to get funding to start an adult day care center open during the weekedays in denver, co
  • Elue Mordi said on September 27, 2010
    I am an RN passionate with elderly care. I need to know how to start an adult day care center in south suburb IL (Cook County)
  • driella ranton said on October 14, 2010
    what type of licenses do I need to open an adult day care?
  • Veronica cantu said on October 20, 2010
    I live in McAllen,tx, I would like to open an adult day center. I could I get started? Also , is there any grants available if I open in my own property? Thanks
  • learn today save lives tomorrow said on October 20, 2010
    I am a RN and I would like to open and operate an adult daycare out of my home. I need to know about grants or available fundings and how would i start and what are the requirements. I am located in Lithonia,Dekalb county
  • mary bethel said on November 12, 2010
    I want to start an adult daycare business in my home. Must I have a license. If so where do I apply? I am a retiring lpn in houston tx
  • Gail J. Rountree said on November 15, 2010
    Raleigh, NC. I am a retiring LPN and want to get a grant to buy or lease a home to start an adult day care home. How do I get started?
  • Omar R. Moya said on December 6, 2010
    Rio Grande City Texas, Me and my wife were wondering where around our area can we start doing training and where or how do I start the application process for opening an adult day care center and if there are any grants or available fundings?
  • JUMMY JUMOKSON said on December 15, 2010
    I live in Garland, Tx and wondering where around my area can I start a training to become an owner of an adult day care center. Also where or how do I start the application process for opening this adult day care center. Must I have a license to start an adult day care center? Are there any grants or available fundings for this type of business? Thanks
  • JUMMY JUMOKSON said on December 15, 2010
    I live in Garland Tx. Can I get someone to help or direct me in starting an adult day care center in my area. If so, is there any cost to this? Thanks
  • Michelle De La Rosa said on December 16, 2010
    I want to open adult day care in my home.Hoping to rent or buy a center later Where do I go in San Antonio, Texas to obtain a license to operate an adult day care in my home. Also, where can I receive proper training to run the adult day care? Exp:San Antonio Texas Bexar county
  • Betty said on December 17, 2010
    Please email me info to operate an adult day center in Georgia. Thank You
  • S.Brown said on December 22, 2010
    I am interested in starting an adult day care center in the Columbus, Oh area. Where would be the best place to required legal documents.
  • rita said on December 22, 2010
    Please email me info to operate an adult day center in Georgia. Where can I receive proper training to run the adult day care? I need to know about grants or available fundings and how would I start and what are the requirements.what type of licenses do I need to open an adult day care in Georgia?
  • latesha brown said on December 22, 2010
    I'm a nurse aide getting my b.s.n..Want to start my own growing elderly care group homes, what do i need to get started now?
  • Jacquelyn Ballard said on December 27, 2010
    I am the caregiver for my 80 year old mom and will need to retire early. I would like to start an Adult Day Care for anyone needing a place to leave their parent for 8 hours a day. The only experience I have in this industry is keeping my mom over the past 2 years. What should I do first.
  • norma cousley said on December 31, 2010
    i work in a skill care facility as an adult day care coordinator. i would like to start my own adult day care in my home where can i go to get the necessary info. i have certificate as a CNA and AAC,am in Fort Lauderdale FL. Thanks for your help.
  • Pauline said on January 5, 2011
    I would like to open an adult daycare center in Silver Springs, Florida. Where can I receive training, grants and licensing.
  • Yvonne Mitchell said on January 5, 2011
    I want to open adult day care in Atlanta, GA in my home. Where can i get my license and what are the in home requirements? Do i also need a license to pick up and drop them off if I was going to do that. Also how do I get grant money.
  • anna said on January 7, 2011
    I would like to start a very small day care from my home with only two to three a day I am a LVN in the dallas area I want to know how many elderly can you care for without obtaining licensure ??
  • Latonya Covington said on January 8, 2011
    I would like to start an adult day care for adults with normal, TBI, and the mental challenged. This will take place in Laurinburg, NC and I would like to know how to get start and how to obtain grant money.
  • SARA b said on January 8, 2011
    i WANT TO OPEN A BOARD AND CARE FOR THE MENTAL ILL AND HANDICAPPED IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA CAN YOU GIVE ME ADVICE ON WHAT LICENSES I NEED AND WHAT COURSES I WOULD NEED TO GET CERTIFIED IN THIS WOULD BE IN EITHER ST TAMMANY OR WASHINGTON PARISH
  • Mike Hanley said on January 11, 2011
    You advise to "Set Competitive Prices". What is typical hourly rate based on an 8 hour day ?
  • JR said on January 11, 2011
    I am interested in opening an adult day care facility in Louisiana on the North Shore. I would appreciate any information you can provide regarding this endeavor.
  • Janis said on January 11, 2011
    I'm interested in starting an adult day care center in Dallas, Tx. How can I get licenses and what classes are needed to start this journey?
  • Health Care Business Advisors said on January 17, 2011
    I would like to take this opportunity to offer free general information on the process of starting an adult day care center. Depending on the state for which you are applying, you can apply directly for licensing. The start-up costs may differ by state and by city since the processes are slightly different. Our consulting firm has vast experience in licensing adult day care centers as well as insurance enrollment so that you may begin accepting clients. Our consultants have undergone this process hundreds of times and will walk you through all of it from beginning to end. From giving you the cost estimate, to providing you with the start up plan, providing you with the policies and procedures, application packet, guidance through initial survey as well as insurance enrollment, we are the one stop location for what you need. Give us a call to get your business running today. (305) 556-9776.
  • Debbie said on January 17, 2011
    wanting to get started on opening an Adult Day Care in my home town. Have a rent house that i currently own and would liked to use it for the business. Overwhelmed with all the lic, regs,materials from DHH in Louisiana. Is there any simple checklist, facility requirements, or a better way of understanding what needs to be done. It's hard to find clear info on just ADC, and not Adult Day Health Care. Please point me in the right direction.
  • Bonnie said on January 18, 2011
    I want to start an adult daycare Service. I would like to hire professional workers, who are able to go to the home and provide daycare for seniors. It will involve light housekeeping, preparing meals, and maybe running errands. What do I need to do? Thanks
  • Rolando said on January 19, 2011
    Hi I would like to open an adult day care in Roma Tx. I just graduated as an LVN what do I need to obtain my license and in how much time. Thanks
  • earle wilson said on January 24, 2011
    I would like to open an adult day care @ my home in riverdale georgia,I have been c n a for the last twelve yrs.and also has a food service badge,can you tell me what i need to do,or what other requirements i have to meet, thanking you in advance earle.....
  • Roger Lamothe said on January 24, 2011
    I would like to start a elder daycare systems where can I go to get help starting and get grants. Thank you, Roger
  • Kathy said on January 25, 2011
    Las Vegas, Nev, Clark County - I have the perfect home for an adult day care facility. What are the requirements for opening one up? Where can I go to get more information? Thank you. K
  • Fartun Osman said on January 25, 2011
    I would like to start up adult day care here in San Diego California. I am not sure if I can use my home or rent a building. Thank you Fartun
  • Elmo Torres said on January 26, 2011
    would like to start up adult day care here in ocala florida in marion county. I am not sure if I can use my home or rent a building. Thank you Elmo.
  • rachel adams said on January 28, 2011
    I would like more information on the start-up process for opening an out of home adult daycare in Charlotte, NC. Thank you
  • Aksh said on February 5, 2011
    I want to open an adult day care center in NJ, How and where can I apply for a license? Thanks
  • Tamara said on February 8, 2011
    I want to start an adult daycare Service. I would like to hire professional workers, who are able to go to daycare for seniors. It will involve light housekeeping, preparing meals, and maybe running errands. What do I need to do? I would like more information on the start-up process for opening an out of adult daycare in Toronto, ON,Canada. Thank you
  • Dissilusioned Health Care Provider said on February 13, 2011
    My dream in opening an adult day care center in parkersburg, wv area is in demand. How can I make "The Farm" a reality
  • vila said on February 20, 2011
    Trying to find out how to open a adult care in my home Decatur, Ga 30294 county dekalb What do I do first?
  • Evangeline T. Palad said on February 21, 2011
    I want to open a adult day care center in calgary canada..What do I need to do .What are the requirements to start this business. How and where to apply license?Thank you.
  • Jeffrey Orr said on February 22, 2011
    I currently live in kailua kona, Hi and I am interested in the possibility of starting an adult day care program. Not necessarily out of my home but more along the lines of building daily activities such as stretching, yoga, meditation, beach picnics, possibly physical therapy. Not sure how to go about starting.
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on March 1, 2011
    Starting an adult day care business can be a stressful process. You need the guidance of knowledgeable individuals to guide you through the process therefore saving you time and money. These are services that are covered by Medicaid waivers, private pay and other programs such as Independent Living Systems. There is the process of Licensure and then enrollment in the insurances mentioned above. Along with Licensure, there are rules and regulations that have to be met, policies and procedures that have to be implemented. Clinical records and HR records that have to be set-up. Our firm has years of experience in the health care industry specializing in Adult Day Care Centers, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, etc. We are available to answer general questions via this blog or over the phone at (305)556-9776. Ask to speak to Lilian. Good Luck!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Deborah said on March 3, 2011
    My interests in having an adult day care center for the baby boomers in Charlotte have been an interest for me . I need to know what certifications I need also where and how can I get funding What classes I need . What is the first thing I need to do. Thaks A Bunch
  • Roger said on March 5, 2011
    Hialeah, Florida. Hi and I am interested in the possibility of starting an Adult Day Care. I'm not sure how to go about starting the business.
  • sara ademe said on March 5, 2011
    I have the business license, I live in GA Atlanta. Adult day care center, in Cobb county the demand is high. I need help on business plan writing, to apply for grant.
  • elizabeth dreyfuss said on March 7, 2011
    I would like to open my house out to an adult daycare facility, in Palm Springs area. Where do I go for information regarding this?
  • PC said on March 10, 2011
    I am very interest in opening an Adult Daycare/ Assisted Living in a private home in the Charles County Area. I would love some feed back on the outcome on how to get started and visit a few in the area.
  • Shawntay Lee said on March 12, 2011
    I am interested in starting an adult day care business and would like all the possible information. I would like information on starting in my house and in a building. My mailing address is P O Box 9114 New Iberia, LA 70562. If you are willing to contact me, I can be reached at 337-339-4193. Thanks!!!
  • Donnis said on March 19, 2011
    I am interested in opening an adult care/assisted living facility within my home or lease a property in Lithonia GA. Can someone please tell me how i can go about doing this and if there are any government funding that would assist me with the over all start up cost. Please contact me via email haydonnis@gmail.com.
  • Karen said on April 14, 2011
    Me and 2 other partners are in the process of opening a adult daycare center we are located on the 1st floor of a 3 story multimedical building. we know there are no license for the center we have a business license. the problem we are running into is getting food catered for clients can you give me any resources available we have contacted meals on wheels we can furnish a refrig and mic but no oven we have a shower on the other side of our hospice unit that is not currently being used who can we use in the gwinnett county who can we use to help in this matter we are looking to open in 3 weeks.
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @Deborah. The first thing we need to do is inquire as to whether or not you are required to obtain state licensure. The second step is to design a business plan that will include the services and activities you wish to provide. You must plan the staff members you will need as well as the size of the location to know how many participants you can have. When it comes to funding, you can seek a private investor, or SBA. I do have Clients that are still in process of acquiring funding for other businesses as this has become a hard task to accomplish. In today's economy, not everyone (more specifically banks) are willing to freely provide investment dollars for people to start businesses. When it comes to classes, you can begin by taking Home Health Aide courses, and similar courses so that you can gain experience working with patients. If not, you can always hire someone who meets the criteria as your ADCC administrator. Feel free to give me a call if you have further questions on the matter. I wish you luck!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @Roger. Hello. I am in Miami Lakes Florida, which is about 20 minutes away from you. Feel free to make an appointment with me so I may be able to guide you throughout the process. In Hialeah Florida, you have local licensing, state licensing, a survey, you need a contractor to set-up the facility, etcetera. We help you from beginning to end, including a map layout of how the facility should look. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @ Sara. Hello Sara. Our office assists with writing business plans. Feel free to call us and we'll gladly be of assistance.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @Elizabeth Dreyfuss. Hello Elizabeth. Where exactly is Palm Springs located? I need to know the State. Unfortunately, most States do not allow you to open Adult Day Cares in residential locations unless it is accompanied by an Assisted Living Facility license. Different states will have different names for these businesses. So first thing you need to do, is contact your local state regulatory agency so that you may find out if a residential location is allowed. Our office can gather the information for you as well as assist you through the process. We are a phone call away. Allow us to save you time and money.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @PC. Hello PC. You are on the right track. Definitely visiting other ADCCs/ALFs in your area will give you feedback on what you want to do. Look at the design of the place, the details of the set-up, etcetera. Feel free to ask the Administrators questions as to the Clients and government programs that cover these services. Our office can assist you in the licensure process as well as enrollment in the insurances. Feel free to call me.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 3, 2011

    @ Karen, Hello. Feel free to refer to the posts written above. I do look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Prefer not to say said on May 6, 2011
    Is it really ok for someone running an adult home daycare in our neighborhood to have MORE than ten cars over the lawn at any given time, and small transport buses pulling up and "beeping" all morning? Usually there are about 12 cars, a parking lots worth on their lawn, no less. Vans and small buses are coming and going all day long. But it's not even a huge home, it's a recently sold 3 bedroom home. How can a 3 bedroom home accommodate whomever comes out of 10-12 cars, plus vans dropping off? How can I check that this person is not breaking rules? Everyone is wanting to sell around that house. Our neighborhood was once quiet, but now we all have to get up once the beeping starts. I work nights, so this really is horrible. Are there rules about all the traffic, parking and noise for adult home daycares? Not that we mind the innocent people visiting this facility; I would hate to cause them any problems. But they really have to be taking more people than are allowed or there wouldn't be so many cars and buses coming and going all day long. I think this person needs to rent a suitable business facility and let us have our peace back. Any advice?
  • Janice Torneo said on May 14, 2011
    I would like to start an adult day care business in my home. I am presently taking care of my mother who has dimentyia and thought this might be a plus to her too. I live in Manchester, connecticut and would like to know how to get started. who to contact, how to get licensing, etc.
  • Yanick Saint-Cyr said on May 17, 2011
    I would like to start an adult day care business in my home. I would love some feed back on outcome how to get started. I live in Lithonia, Georgia and would like to know how to get started. What are the requirements and the setting for open up? Thank.
  • LATRICA HUBBARD said on May 17, 2011
    I LIVE IN TEXAS BUT RELOCATING BACK TO LOUISIANA. I WANNA OPEN UP A GROUP HOME AND WANT TO KNOW ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. WHERE DO I GET THE LICENSE AND TRAINING. I'M A CNA AND HAVE WORKED IN MANY GROUP HOMES.
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 18, 2011

    To everyone looking for advice on starting your own Adult Day Care Center or Group Home, there are a lot of regulations that have to be met such as depending on the state, you may not be able to start an Adult Day Care Center from a residential location unless it is attached to an ALF, or Group Home, or something similar. Feel free to call me for details of our fees and general questions. I wish everyone great luck in their projects!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Ceceila L said on May 21, 2011
    I am interesting in housing two adults in my home. I live in Miami Gardens Florida.What are the requirements? How and where do I get them? I have a four bedroom single family house. My husband and I live here alone. Please help us. Thank you.
  • Nolia Diaz said on May 25, 2011
    Miami Springs FL. @Lilian, we are almost ready to open up our doors however , now I'm presented that I need to install a Fire Alarm System in my building which is 3500 SQ FT , but the closed areas are less than 200 ft each. Is this normal for an Adult Day Care or is it that the Fire Inspector is trying to give me a hard time. Please let me know at my email address above .
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 26, 2011
    @Nolia - Hi Nolia... this is definitely normal. You definitely need to have a fire alarm... However, if you are ready to open your doors, how did you get your AHCA license without passing the fire inspection?

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on May 26, 2011

    @ Ceceila - Good morning... Ceceila, Miami Gardens is an ALF saturated location. There is a rule across Dade County that does not allow an ALF to open within 1000 feet distance of another. This is measured on a radius. I don't believe you must acquire AHCA licensure, since it is only for 2 beds. I believe AHCA licensure is for 4 beds and above. Do not quote me on that because remember that we consult in the whole country for various different businesses so I would need to verify with my team. However, if you wish to not acquire the help of a consultant, you can find out with AHCA if you will need their license afterall. By housing however, it seems you are referring to having 2 people live there. This puts you in the ALF (Assisted Living Facility) license. Not an ADCC (Adult Day Care License) as ADCCs can only have participants no more than 8 hours each day and they are Monday-Friday. Let us know if you have further questions so that we may be properly assist you. Good Luck!!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • John Ahn said on June 4, 2011
    I would like to start senior day care business in Wayne, Ne Jersey. Where can I get infirmations about licensing requirements and requirements? Please advise.
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on June 6, 2011

    @John... I believe licensing has a moratorium for ADCCs in New Jersey. We would need to double check tomorrow to confirm. If not, feel free to call our office so that we may assist you in the process of receiving licensure. Good luck!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Sharon Fuller said on June 20, 2011
    Ellenville NY I would like info on how to get an adult day care Licenses to open a center up in Ellenville NY .I am going to try and put the Adult Center in the same Building where they Just Closed a adult day care. I was the Site Director there for 10 years.
  • hilery fleureny said on June 20, 2011
    I recently received my license and i have an adult home care up and ready. problem is how do i go about finding residents for my home. marietta, Ga (East Cobb County)
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on June 20, 2011

    @Sharon Fuller, Hi Sharon, in order to get the adult day care up and running you need to develop activity programs to implement for the participants, develop and implement policies and procedures, develop forms to use for clinical and HR files, and develop logs for data collection. We are available to help you with the start-up process and make sure you save time and money. I look forward to hearing from you soon. As always, I wish you luck in your endeavor.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on June 20, 2011

    @Hilery Fleureny, Hello Hilery, the only way to find clients for your business is by continuous marketing. Getting to know the people in your community (i.e. casemanagers, physicians, hospitals, low-cincome and retirement buildings, etc.) Good luck with your business, let me know how it goes with the marketing.

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on June 20, 2011
    @c.kenney.. Hello Kenney, unfortunately, I cannot give you the step by step process on starting an adult day center because that is what my firm does. Our experience and knowledge is put to work once we are hired by our clients to learn all aspects of the business throughout the start-up process and after it is fully functioning. The purpose of an adult day care, is to allow its participants to live in their home, most times with a family member to act as their caregiver. During the working hours of the caregiver, usually between the hours of 8 am through 5 pm, the participant is in a location where they are being taken care of until the caregiver is out of work and can continue to look after the participant. The Adult Day Care offers activities, fun, relaxation to it participants, and sometimes even health care. The business requires policies to be implemented, forms to be used for clinical and HR records, data collecting tools, and activity planning. All of this is a part of the startup process in addition to licensing by your state authority and enrollment in private HMOs and community based waivers that do cover Adult Day Care services. In addition, you can offer your participants transportation which you receive additional reimbursement for transportation services. We place everything in your hands thus leaving you very little to worry about in the process. Give us a call... a representative will be there to answer your call Monday-Frday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Good luck with your project!

    Lilian Bello
    Senior Advisor
    PH: (305) 492-5308 | 15295 NW 60th Ave * STE 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

  • emma potter said on June 25, 2011
    WANT TO START A ADULT DAY CARE IN ENNIS TEXAS HOW DO I START!!!! PLEASE HELP THANK YOU KINDLY EMMA POTTER
  • sherry willis said on June 27, 2011
    I have always wanted to open an Adult daycare center for seniors.Need more info on how to get government grant to get started.
  • melina r said on July 4, 2011
    I have been thinking about an adult daycare or hiring cna's to go to homes. I am a lpn and I am a home health nurse. I see so many patients that need help. I love working with the elderly.I don't have any money to invest right now. What do I need to do to get started. I live in chapin sc in the usa. Work in the next town in newberry sc.which both are small towns.thanks
  • Dsmith2020 said on July 8, 2011
    I wanted to open a senior Daycare service in MS, but I don't know what kind of license I need.

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