How to Start Assisted Living Business

With millions of baby boomers approaching the retirement age, assisted living business will surely become the most lucrative that you can have! Learn how to start having this business now.

You have to know the facts that more than 50 million Americans are approaching aging and retirement.

Along with this, they will look for a healthcare facility where they can stay. To those who are sickly and needs the assistance of the nurse, they usually go to nursing homes where they can be taken care of. Some stay there until they die. But to our elders who are stronger, they prefer to socialize and experience the new turn of their retired life. They go to assisted living facilities and live with other elders with the same interests as them. They get assistance from people who are trained and some care from nurses only if they are needed. Assistance is only offered usually with their daily activities such as reminder of their activities, medicines, and others.

Assisted living can be a great and demanding business nowadays. You can either own a real estate or your own or you can give home-based services and start as small entrepreneur. If you are thinking of sure demands then this is the business for you because you will not get short of clients even if there is competition. With the so-called baby boomers approaching the retirement age, there will always be a humongous need for this kind of facility even in the future years to come.

First thing, you have to know certain rules and regulations when it comes to starting an assisted living business. You may contact your local or state government when it comes to the laws that vary in different states. Next, you have to decide what you have to offer in an assistive living facility. You can either have your own facility or you can provide services in homes. Make sure that you secure the needed licenses and permits after your buildings have been inspected.

It doesn’t really matter if you have knowledge when it comes to healthcare or not. In an assistive living business, your passion in doing the business is the most important. Get someone who can give you advice when it comes to healthcare or you can have a healthcare professional as your partner. There are so many books that can give you simplified information in this field. Not having knowledge in healthcare is not really a problem.

Having knowledge on how to start assisted living business is more important because this will be the start of a very lucrative business. Once you are set with your business plan and location, you can now hire trained and licensed individuals to be your staff. You may need universal workers, cooks, nurses, and others that may work in the administration. Make sure that they have the valid licenses.

Once you are ready, you can start advertising your business and work with hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Get referrals and start getting your clients. With good services and abiding with legalities, your business will surely become big!


  • Natalia Miassoedova said on December 29, 2009
    I don't have one yet but very interesting to open business & have a partner which has medical education. I would like more help with info. how medicare or medicate pay for it & how to start it right. The reference to the right website could be a great help. We live in Georgia, Thanks in advance, Sincerely, Natalia Miassoedova
  • shaivon Poitier said on January 20, 2010
    i would like to open an assisted living business soon i live in Florida i have worked in home health for 6 years and i have medical education. i would like more help with info how medicare and or medicate to pay for it. a good reference to the right website could help me a lot thanks in advance Sincerely Shaivon D Poitier, Eustis, FL
  • Lolohea Martin said on March 29, 2010
    Simi Valley, CA 93065. I have a rental and I had a realtor evaluate the property for sale and she recommends that the house is nice facility to use for assistant living. I would like to know how to start
  • Donnie White said on April 19, 2010
    Sherman Texas. I am interested in this business. I am currently finishing RN nursing school I have 2 semesters. Any info would be helpful. Thank you
  • margo parenti said on August 9, 2010
    deland florida. I am an LPN and have my own patients that i care for in their homes right now. I am interested in opening a small home for assisted living, 4 to 8 people. I have no idea of what is needed to get started, permits, etc. Also if i can take medicare patients and what do i need to do. Any help would be helpful, thank you
  • Kingsley Chris said on November 19, 2010
    Am in Houston, tx and any information on starting up an assisted living business. Pls any website,consultant or referral will help. Thanks
  • Barbara Robinson said on December 20, 2010
    Business will be located in Pahrump, NV. I need help to find the proper permits and start up rules for assisted living facility for about 4 residents.
  • Jada Williams said on December 26, 2010
    i need help and need info how to start a assisted living facility in mobile al
  • Jose Bonyuet said on January 26, 2011
    It will be located in Jacksonville, Fl. The info I need is how to start and regulations, for an assisted living facility.
  • Lilian Bello expert adviser said on March 1, 2011
    Jose, hello, my firm works with Clients such as yourself in the process of starting health care businesses. We are available to speak with you Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. The process includes developing policies and procedures, applying for state Licensure and enrollment in programs that will pay for your Clients to be in your facility. There are other details involved as well which I'd be happy to discuss with you. Good Luck with your endeavor!

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

  • MARIE HENRY said on April 6, 2011
    My business location would be in Houston Texas on Littleford Street, 77045. I am interested in turning my home into a small assistant living place to stay. If you could send me the full details or where i can receive those details on how to get this kind of business started, I would greatly appreciate it. THANKS, MH
  • Michelle P. Anderson said on April 19, 2011
    I am currently hold CNA certification, Medical Assistant, CPR, First-aid Medication Tech certification. I currently would like to start my own assistant living home I dont have money too rent a property and I also dont want to start one in my house are there any agencies that are in Baltimore, maryland that would help with funding for housing and any other classes that i need to take. Thank you in advance
  • kamilah moore said on May 10, 2011
    i am an lpn in miami, fl. interested in opening an assisted living facility. need info on funding for housing and classes i need to take. thank you in advance.
  • John Norris said on June 3, 2011
    I have been involved in many business's My interest is now in learning how to get into the business of finding clients. 1175 s fern ct. gilbert, az 85296
  • Deirdre Wright said on July 4, 2011
    I'm Surgical Technologist and I have my CNA certification,and CPR. I interested in opening up a assisted living home /facility. What are some of the things that I have to do to get stated? How can one get the funds if there are any available? Baltimore,MD
  • Janeen Butler said on July 15, 2011
    Baltimore, MD. I have several certifications such as IV Therapy, Phlebotomy, CNA, Nurse Support Tech... I reside in Baltimore, MD and I would like info on EVERYTHING I need to know to open an assistant living house with about 3-4 clients to start. Including grant money, how to find patients, what credentials I need, just EVERYTHING. Anything will help. Thank You!
  • Debra alexander said on January 8, 2012
    Baltimore, MD. I would like some information on starting up a assisted living home at my home with about 3 people to start. I have a few things at my home to get me started. Grant money would help. also i have a Doctor and a RN nurse will to help and a social worker. There is a few thing i need to get again. My medication, rec cpr,. Thank you first aid
  • Dana said on February 10, 2012
    Orlando fl. Interested in opening a 6bed -ALF in the area any info will be greatly appreciated. 1-888-831-0491
  • David said on May 17, 2012
    South Jordan Utah. Just wanted some info on starting up a assisted living at my home with about 5 people. any info will greatly appreciated...801-694-9102
  • milcah chege said on May 21, 2012
    I am interested in starting a small business assisted living home for about 4-6 people in Baltimore MD. any information will be highly appreciated.
  • Emmitt Watson said on June 16, 2012
    I am interested in starting an assisted living facility in Baltimore, Md. Any and all assistance with this endeavor is greatly appreciated.
  • marcella moore said on August 27, 2012
    i am interested in opening an assistant living in covington ga i have a rental home i want to turn into a facility but i have no idea how to start with medicaid and medicare and also how the house needs to be set up. It has 3 rooms and 3 baths
  • DeeDee Ward said on September 24, 2012
    I live in Michigan and I am interested in how to find funding to open an assisted living facility, I am a registered nurse and I am very excited about getting started however, without any start up money, I just don't know which direction to go in. There are several vacant facilities available in my area however, I don't take funding to attend to my daily expenses @ home and start up an assisted living facility as well. HELP with info if you can
  • Abby said on November 7, 2012
    Baltimore, Maryland. I recently took over ownership of a 5 bed facility with 1 resident so far. How can i market the business and who do i call to get referrals?
  • Molly Jenkins said on December 5, 2012
    420 Silverton Drive, McDonough, GA 30252. I am interested in opening an assisted living facility with my sister who is a registered nurse for over 30 years. Please give me information on how to get the application to apply for a license to get started. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  • Randi said on December 19, 2012
    I am interested in opening an assisted living facility in the Tennessee area, any information on how to get the application to apply for a license to get started. Help I am READY TO GET GOING
  • Nicole J.Thompson said on January 17, 2013
    Hello, My name is Nicole Thompson. I'm in the process of starting my Assisted Living Facility for four or more residents in Sugar Land ,Tx 77498. I have been in touch with DAD's for my license. I was advised that I could start my facility with 3 residents until I get my license. I've completed my application and sent it off my fees. My desired goal date is 2/4/2013 with my first 3 residents. Will you assist me with referrals.
  • Esau Kazarako said on April 9, 2015
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208-2213
  • Margaret said on September 1, 2015
    i would like to start an assisted living facility but i dont know how to go about it.
  • Jennifer said on August 14, 2016
    Hello I live in Baltimore me and am working towards opening my own assisted living home. I am a medical assistant with experience. I have my CPR/first aid, 80 hour assisted living manager certificate and just finished my medtech class. I know I have to save up now to rent a home but short on funds are there any agencies who help with funding and pay to put residents in your home?
  • Shialea said on January 10, 2017
    Hello my name is Shialea , if anyone need assistance with getting your books together for your assisted living facility let me know. You can contact me at 410-493-3815. Thank you.
  • IBUKUN AJAYI said on May 8, 2017
    I am currently holding a CNA license of the state of NEW JERSEY. i would like to start assisted living facility in my own home with 3 client for a start how do i go about it
  • Sam Walker said on May 9, 2017
    Hello, I'm currently caring for my 83 yrs father and plan to open up a residential care facility in Maryland for elderly. Can you please contact me with suggestions on how to go about it?


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