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I have always wanted to open up my own community care agency servicing the community in everything from transport to per

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I have always wanted to open up my own community care agency servicing the community in everything from transport to personal care service and everything in between.

I have industry experience but not sure what I legally require to open and start providing services apart from abn and insurance. If anyone can give me advice I would appreciate it as I want to create a better future for my family


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ANSWER
1 year ago
I’m sure there would be lots of info out there to help you. Why not do a google?

ANSWER
2 years ago
I think you need a team of people and a whole lot of government approvals. An ABN and insurance is nowhere near what you need. Despite this, I hope you achieve your dreams xx

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2 years ago
Thanks I am happy to start small and maintain it that way and not overly expand as having worked in the industry I know a lot of clients prefer that more personal approach rather then many different people. The thing I am struggling with is finding out what I need

REPLY
1 year ago
You'll need, accreditation, certifications, certain registration, a very good understanding of NDIS. There are heaps of other organisations that offer the service you are talking about. Maybe get a job with one of them which might help you to understand the requirements.

ANSWER
1 year ago
Contact aged or community care agencies who monitor these things to ensure they are following the standards. They probably can guide you in the right direction

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REPLY
1 year ago
I mean like the actual "agency"who monitors and inspects to ensure work places are following the new aged care standards, and laws.

ANSWER
2 years ago
You can’t do it on your own
You need public liability insurance
You need to put up with idiotic family

Nurse
Cook
Cleaner
Carer
Handy man
Food delivered and council approval for kitchen
Supplies for personal care
Industrial washing machine and dryer

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REPLY
2 years ago
Thanks what you are describing is a aged care facility but hat I am referring to and talk about is opening my own agency supplying care and services to people in there own homes which eliminates the need for almost everything you have listed

REPLY
2 years ago
It’s not easy

REPLY
1 year ago
You would still need to provide those services tho. It’s a great idea and I’d love to come work for you but I thinks it too big for one person to start up.

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1 year ago
I don't think you quite grasp what she's trying to set up. I worked for a company that provided in home care. We would provide personal care, domestic assistance (cleaning), social visits, meal prep and transport. Clients had to provide everything like food, vacuum cleaner, cleaning products, shower seat etc. The only thing we provided ourselves was hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and aprons, and our own car. Handy man services, external laundering etc were not part of the provided service.

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1 year ago
It's not an aged care services, what she was describing are literally the community care services my grandmother uses to keep her in her home. Different people come different days of the week. Gardener once a month, cleaner fortnightly, someone comes takes my nan out once a week on Saturday with other ladies for lunch, there is option to book transport to appointments, and nurse comes 2-3 times weekly for wound care etc.

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1 year ago
So some one who cooks, cleans and does personal care. That’s what the other responder said. She’d need a cook, cleaner, nurse.

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1 year ago
What services are you providing if not cook, cleaners, transport, nurses, carers to do adls etc? If you think that's a nursing home? I'm confused what you will even offer? Please elaborate

ANSWER
1 year ago
You need way more than as mentioned. There’s entire government agencies that control such practices and they are extremely strict for good reason.

ANSWER
2 years ago
Look up NDIS requirements. That’s where most of the funding will come from

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2 years ago
Thanks I am not having much luck in finding the information I need and require compared to family day care where it list the requirements to open up and function as a business I am struggling to find those for opening up as a community service provider