HomeSights Consulting, Inc. - Start-Ups

Entrepreneurs who plan to start a home health agency, or a non-skilled home care agency located in Florida

If you're interested in entering the market, congratulations! The road ahead will be both challenging and very rewarding. Your level of success and ability to recoup your investment will be determined by how quickly your operation reaches optimal performance standards and your ability to obtain referrals. HomeSights Consulting has a track record of success and will ensure your operational setup for success by:

  • Completing and submitting the initial license application packet
  • Guiding you through the steps that only you can undertake before we can submit an application to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). As an example, we can advise you on aspects you might want to consider before leasing office space.
  • Assisting with the accreditation process when skilled care will be offered
  • Assisting with the development of a current Business Plan that meets AHCA requirements and is tailored to current market and employment realities.
  • Providing policies and procedures manuals customized to your organization and in compliance with Florida home care laws & regulations, Medicare Conditions of Participation and Accreditation standards as applicable.
  • Offering a limited number of digital forms for management, client and personnel records and/or making recommendations for purchase as needed.
  • Assisting with the development of the prospective agency's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) in compliance with Florida regulations
  • Training and preparing your management staff.
  • Completing the 855A (paper or Pecos) with you and forwarding to PalmettoGBA with all the documents and signatures required for Medicare certification when applicable.
  • Performing mock surveys prior to the initial licensure visit.
We've helped a number of entrepreneurs navigate these waters and are confident you will be pleased by our services. Click here and let's talk.

Important Facts

The home health care industry has been growing at an incredibly fast rate during recent years. Baby boomers continue to enter into retirement, and many are moving to Florida. The increasing costs of retirement facilities and the desire to remain at home or to return home from those settings after COVID will continue contributing to this significant market growth.

We have helped National Franchises or other organizations that provide skilled care or non-medical services apply for and obtain a Florida Home Health Agency License and learn the related laws and rules which are different and often more stringent in Florida than in other states. For example, companions in Florida cannot provide any hands on personal care and home health aides are limited in their roles.

99% of our clients have passed their initial licensure survey without receiving any deficiencies.

Although it is a recognized fact that a high number of deficiencies is not uncommon for the first survey occurring 2-3 years after the initial licensure and/or Medicare certification, this is not usually the case for our clients having received our comprehensive training during licensure and/or accreditation preparation.

100% of our clients have obtained Florida home health agency licensure and accreditation when applicable. We assisted successfully those who pursued Medicare certification, and all became Providers.

We have served entrepreneurs who had spent thousands of dollars in their attempts to undergo licensure and/or Medicare certification on their own. This takes much longer to achieve when you are not familiar with the myriad of Federal and Florida laws and rules, notwithstanding all of the accreditation standards. Although we cannot state a precise amount, we have prevented significant losses in terms of time without revenues for those entrepreneurs who have embraced the entire process with our help.

Florida Homemakers Companion Services

We also assist with the application and the set-up of a Homemaker Companion Registration.