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Summary: This is one of the more common questions we receive. Unfortunately, there is not one 'formula' for opening an assisted living facility, as the laws, procedures and licensure vary from state-to-state, but there are some things that you might want to consider, and we discuss the major steps you will need to take. We also include inspirational videos from facility owners talking about making dreams of opening an assisted living home come true (one of our most popular videos, and definitely worth watching), and also about the rewards and challenges of operating an assisted living home.

***Editor's Note - there are dozens of great comments from our visitors on this page - a lot of help, tips and hints can be found in our comments section! We invite you to join in the conversation!***

Lastly, there are a great many people who have commented at the end of this page, offering their great questions, feedback, and advice. We encourage you to join the discussion, since support and advice from our peers can be the most helpful place to find answers and inspiration!

We receive a lot of emails about assisted living. Some we can answer with confidence, and others, maybe not so much. Unfortunately, the assisted living market is not cut-and-dried or cookie-cutter by any means. One of the questions we


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get from time to time is "How do I open an assisted living facility?" This is one of those questions that has a lot of gray area, and many items to consider. Procedures may also vary from state to state. We have to say that we (Assisted Living Directory) have never opened an assisted living facility, but we have done a bit of research and we have some suggestions and direction. Of course, anyone who has had experience with opening a facility is encouraged to chime in and join the discussion in our comments section (as many others have done)!

Starting a facility is a complicated process without doubt! It is also a difficult market to break into and actually be successful in, as this is one of the fastest growing industries around. By opening a facility, you are sure to have plenty of competition in the next few years as our baby-boom generation begins to "settle down." The first question you might ask yourself is about your intentions - Do you want to start a facility just to make money, or do you have a genuine desire to help people? If you answer yes to the first part, you may want to reconsider. This is a very, very exhausting and complicated industry, and if your head isn't in the game for the right reasons, your clients or residents will surely be able to tell. You will need to be able to deal well with sickness, dementia, confused residents, combative family members, and even death. Do what you love, and the money will follow - at least that's how the saying goes!

So now that you have done your soul-searching and are comfortable with what to expect being an assisted living owner or Facility planning can be a complicated processadministrator, the fun stuff begins - licensing and certification! Most states have some pretty strict rules governing the assisted living and long term care industries within their borders, and you will most likely have to go through a pretty detailed licensing and certification process. Unfortunately, this is not a one-size-fits-all process - and one state's procedures may be wildly different from the next. However, I have found that if you visit a state's government website, the usually have a search function that you can use to find licensing information.

I went to the State of Colorado's website, and typed in "Assisted Living Licensing" and came to this page: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hf/alr/index.html

On this page, you will see a place where you can download or print a letter of intent and mail it to an address provided. On the Colorado website, it was listed as:

If you are interested in applying for licensing or for certification, please send a letter of intent form to the following address:

Facility Licensing Application
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, HFEMS
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver CO 80246-1530

The Letter of Intent can be found here (.pdf)

As we mentioned, each state is different, and you may have to jump through different hoops to get the answers you need. I imagine that by just simply calling someone in the Department of Health sections of the state website, they can point you in the right direction. Again, this is not an absolute for every state. Finding this information for your location may require a slightly different strategy. You will most certainly need to already have the property and have it inspected before you can obtain a license, so if you are just in the planning phases, you will need to consider the licensing requirements as you develop your facility.

Once you have an idea on what it will take to get your license, you may need to develop your business plan if you haven't already done so. This may be something you do before the previous step, depending on where you are, and if you have a property in place. How do you plan to make money? How many residents do you want to care for? What disabilities will you be able to manage? Do you think that you can hire the appropriate staff to care for a resident with advanced Alzheimer's? What do you charge for - is it a flat-fee for services, or do you charge extra for added services? You will also need to think about medical equipment, handicap access, doing monthly inventory on your supplies and food, and also figure out your labor costs. How many staff will you employ and at what rate? Will you have a marketing budget for your facility? What about a web presence - Do you plan to develop a website to get the word out on the internet? There are plenty of great books out there on how to write a successful business plan - Amazon would be a good first stop. Your library will most certainly have workbooks on this as well.

So now you have your plan, your licensing questions addressed, and your vision in place for your assisted living facility - but perhaps you don't have a location - a physical place to bring your dreams to realization. This is where you will probably need a realtor to help you - a good one who is familiar with commercial real estate, and hopefully has had experience with assisted living or long-term care facilities. Purchasing an existing building that has already had the legwork done may be a great way to save money and your precious time. However, starting from scratch may be your only option - purchasing a home and then building the physical amenities, handicap ramps and the like into the structure. You'll need to make sure your home or building meets zoning laws and requirements.

Once all of the above steps (and others that we may have missed) have been completed, you will need to get a business license from your city, and a tax ID number. Your facility will most certainly need to employ a good accountant to keep your records spotless!

Being a new business is difficult - the uncharted waters and pitfalls can be cause for a great deal of anxiety. You don't have to go at it alone, though. There are plenty of local groups, trade organizations, and national sites that you can refer to, or even better - join! We recommend that you network as much as possible to gain maximum exposure, and to also reap the benefits of being around others who are going through, or who have gone through the process of opening up an assisted living facility.

The steps above are in no way complete - there will most certainly be a number of curve balls that come your way during the process - much like purchasing a home. There may be radon in the basement of your home just as you might discover that your facility has a leaky roof, or doesn't adhere to zoning laws. Our number one recommendation is to get professional help - accountants, advisors, and legal counsel - don't do it all alone. We do hope that this page serves as a 'nudge' in the right direction for you. If you do get through the process and start your own facility, we would love to hear about it. In the meantime, we wish you a 'congratulations' on your venture as a caregiver!


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State Forms and Applications:

Alaska Assisted Living Licensing

Application for LIcensure - Arkansas (word doc):

Kansas Adult Care Home / Assisted Living Licensure Information - Application process, forms and packet

Kentucky Assisted Living Community Application (.pdf)

Tennessee Applicaton and Certificaton Process [Video]

West Virginia Applicaton [.pdf]

Maine - Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities

Licensing Information Packet - Colorado

Colorado Assisted Living and Licensure information

Colorado lettter of intent form

North Dakota - APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY (.pdf)

Wyoming Applicaton Process and Application

Illinois Assisted Living and Shared Housing Initial Application

Delaware Licensing and Certification - For assisted living and long-term care facilities

Rhode Island Assisted Living Licensing Application (.pdf)

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Kim Wrote:
hi my name is kim jones i would love to open/own a adult family care home in the pinellas park fl area if you have any information or advice on how to open/operate the care home and how do i go about funding grants loans any info would be great kyym.jones@gmail.com kimberli

17 April 2014 at 4:39 pm


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3 April 2014 at 1:53 pm


Marc Wrote:
I am interested in investing in a Boise, ID a Residential ALF in a residential area, but needs someone experienced at running the day to day business. This will be under a lease agreement. Marc

3 April 2014 at 1:01 pm


Steve Wrote:
To be successful in assisted living, I have found that it is critical to focus on providing great care, and to focus on the business/marketing at the same time. Many people have come to us after they have created a fabulous home and put great care systems in place, and are then trying to figure out how to attract residents. In some cases, they have run out of money due to a lack of revenue. Care and marketing should be developed at the same time. In fact, great care should drive your marketing. Integrate the two. Use your care and share your experience to attract, build trust and help decision-makers through a very difficult process.

Two more quick points. Even in a small care home, someone has to be focused on a marketing plan and building relationships that create a referral base. Also, many operators think that they can just depend on referral agencies for move-ins. A good relationship with referral agencies should help, but they seldom fill a facility. You still have to have your own marketing program that separates you from your competition and develops your own referral pipeline. More info can be found can be found on my blog - http://marketingwithcareblog.wordpress.com

25 March 2014 at 9.19 am


Nancy Wrote:
My husband and I need to open an ALF in south florida, we need help on how to start and where to get startup funds if available. Thanks Nancy

21 March 2014 at 10.54 am


Margaret Wrote:
I am a Realtor in Coastal South Carolina that has a small established ALF for sale in an excellent location. Please call or email me for more information if interested. Margaret

13 March 2014 at 6.44 am


Brian Wrote:
I am looking to open a group home for kids age 7-171/2 not sure if you can help I am in the process of writing a letter of intent I could really use some help on what to say and what not to say

10 March 2014 at 5.13 pm


Amandeep Wrote:
Hi, I'm RPN -. i was searching online how to open an assisted Living, i saw your website, i would like to know can you guide me to establish an assisted living for senior citizens or intellectual disable adults. AMANDEEP

5 March 2014 at 6.12 am


Lon Wrote:
Construct a assisted rehab facility for our US Vets, where they will receive complete and total rehabilitation. Both mind and body. Lon
RR Motel LLC
24 February 2014 at 10.14 am


Marco and Anna Wrote:
We are owners of a 48 unit apartment building, with elevator looking for a joint venture with Experiences staff who wish to open and operate a new location near downtown ArlingtonHeights ILLINOIS PLEASE CONTACT US Marco and Anna

21 February 2014 at 9.00 am


Tamika Wrote:
Me and my husband plan on opening up a nursing home I have been a cna for 3 years and I am in school to become a LPN. I need to know how we both can become License in Lakewood Washington Tamika

13 February 2014 at 8.33 am


Nancy Wrote:
Please contact me I need more information how to start a senior care.720-737-9591 nancy xiong silversiong@yahoo.com

15 January 2014 at 8.02 am


Avi Wrote:
Hotel owner near Jacksonville Florida looking to convert to ALF. Seeking experienced personnel only. Call me at 7183606968 or

17 December 2013 at 10.53 am


Issa Wrote:
This is an outstanding post on starting a business in the Assisted Living Field. Please if you will send me additional information on starting this type of business. What type of funding could be allocated if possible? Email me!
Thank You! Issa

17 December 2013 at 10.13 am


Zewoffi Wrote:
Hi my name is Woffi. I am Rn and working in Assisted Living Facility. Now, I am trying to open a 12 bed assisted living facility either in DC,Virginia or Maryland. If anyone knows which state is better in terms of market (Do you know how to get clients?) and the requirement please send me an email at Zewoffi Abagojjam

5 December 2013 at 6.22 pm


Zamir Wrote:
Hi, I'm From Toronto, Canada. i was searching online how to open an assisted Living, i saw your website, i would like to know can you guide me to establish an assisted livinf for senior citizens or intellectual disable adults. zamir farooqui Zamir

13 November 2013 at 8.12 am


Nalnya Wrote:
I am currently an administrator for one licensed facility and I have another that I am in the process of licensing. I love to network and share my story if you need any advice please feel free to send me an email nalnya

24 October 2013 at 8.02 am


Anthony Wrote:
Hi my name is Anthony,
and i was wondering if anyone has any guidance or any tips for opening an ALF in Central or Northern Florida.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks Anthony

23 October 2013 at 1.19 pm


Keith Wrote:
I do specialize in the health care industry as a commercial realtor and investor. I am also looking into building and starting my own ALF here soon. If anyone is interested in either investing with me or getting together for a quick discussion on how I can help you purchase or sell a facility please feel free to contact me. I work for a global company so I can help you in any market. Great article!

22 October 2013 at 1.08 pm


Amber Wrote:
I'm an RN in California. I've worked on a med/surg floor for 11 years and have wanted to start my own assisted living, as I am already caring for these aging baby boomers in the hospital now. I have just started seriously looking into this and am open to any help or suggestions people have. I am wondering if anyone is aware of state funds that may be out there for this. Amber

22 October 2013 at 1.07 pm


Tammy Wrote:
I' m looking to open an assisted living facility in central Florida. I have tested and passed the core training to become an assisted living administrator. Email

4 October 2013 at 1.22 pm


Leslie Wrote:
Hello! I lived at Sacramento, California and it has been my dream to start a little in-home care for elderly approx. 5 or less to begin with. I really need help on the whole process from beginning to end. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks from Lesieli (email: leslie_kt3@yahoo.com)
18 September 2013 at 11.26 am


Marcus Wrote:
I've noticed that the majority of people commenting on this article are people that want to start your own ALF. One thing you will have to figure out is vendors for the products that you will use. Im with Novana Medical and we specialize in skin care, specifically incontinence care. We are the manufacturer and have the ability to save you money and time. We also ship anywhere in the nation. Feel free to contact me and I can send samples and set you up with an account. Marcus Williams

18 September 2013 at 11.25 am


Assisted Living Directory Wrote:
JJ - just wanted to say "great comment" - glad you are able to help others to get through this process! Thanks for commenting!
David
28 August 2013 at 10.28 am


JJ Wrote:
Thanks for all the great comments. My name is JJ. I'm an RN, Geriatric Care Manager and Assisted Living Consultant. I currently own a 15-bed facility in Colorado and we're getting ready to open a 30 bed in Missouri. I work with owners to create marketing plans, operations plans and the entire licensing process. Please contact me if you are looking for guidance on opening or refining an assisted living. jjdedmon@gmail.com JJ

28 August 2013 at 10.24 am


Becca Wrote:
am a younger individual with a big dream of starting assisted living homes with less than 5 residents in each home. The homes that I would like for our facilities, I would like them to be actual houses, so the residents would feel more at home rather than feeling as if they are actually in a facility. This way too, they can receive more attention and more one on one time with the caregivers. I live in Ohio and if anyone has any information on how to get started and how much money you should have saved to get something like this started. I would greatly appreciate any information that anyone is willing to give. Thanks for the help! Becca

27 August 2013 at 10.20 am


Kevin Robys Home Healthcare Wrote:
Im an facility owner in phoenix az and if any own needs help opening I am also a business consultant for an fee I can help you open from start to finish contact me at 6023749905 kevin robys home healthcare
23 August 2013 at 12.52 pm


Venkerria Wrote:
Hello my name is Venkerria I'm interested in opening up ah 16bed assisted living facility in Orlando fl And I have really been having a hard time getting this process started can you direct me to someone that could give me a little more Incite on how I would go about getting started Venkerria Lewis

19 August 2013 at 9.57 pm


Chanel Wrote:
Hi, I already work in the nursing field, and I am really interested in opening a small facility of my own, I have found a vacant facility, but I dont see any Mississippi applications, if you have some can you email one to me, (chanelscales@gmail.com) or lead me in the right direction to getting one. Thank you Chanel
17 August 2013 at 8.39 am


Kim Wrote:
Hi, I'm Kim and want to open a 6 bed AL for Alzheimer's patients as I love working with them. Its my heart. I live in Charlotte, NC

13 August 2013 at 8.23 am


Blake Wrote:
I have a 15 room facility in Colorado Springs and need someone to run it. How would you recommend finding such a person? Blake BlakeAllenRealty@gmail.com

25 July 2013 at 8.13 pm


Terry Wrote:
Hello my name terry I have been in nursing field for many years now at my age im ready to do my own thing in helping others remain in the community.enjoy life. terry

19 July 2013 at 8.08 pm


Tami Wrote:
I am interested in opening an assisted living facility in southwest florida. I currently am a resident of Minnesota but desire a warmer climate and I have been an RN/BSN with management experience for over 15 years. I would like some direction on where to get started if anyone has comments on this subject. Thank you!
Tami, Minneapolis, MN

17 July 2013 at 12.55 pm


Pamela Wrote:
I would like to know how in macon ga I can get a grant to open to help me start up my adult care home to start 25 beds pamela
12 July 2013 at 5.54 pm


Jeff & Svitlana Wrote:
Hello, my wife and I are looking to open an RCFE( assisted living home)of about 6 residents in Santa Barbara/Goleta, CA area. My wife has extensive experience operating an RCFE. We are looking to network or partner with someone in this area with a similar interest. Any information and insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Jeff & Svitlana (805) 699-5252
Jeff

27 June 2013 at 2.17 pm


Christine Wrote:
Hi my name is Christine ,trying to open a small assisted living home for 7 client or less, need someone give me some detail about everything. Christine

10 June 2013 at 8.14 am


Roby Wrote:
Ive opened an assisted living home in phoenix Arizona if anyone has any leads on getting patients contact me at robyshomehealthcare@gmail.com or by phone at 6023749905 robyshomehealthcare@gmail.com

10 June 2013 at 8.11 am


Faith Wrote:
For the state of Maryland one must contact the Office of Health Care Quality and obtain an application packet. The state of Maryland has approved certain vendors to supply the training. The training classes will very depending on the number of beds one is trying to be licensed for such as 5 or more or 4 or less. Herizon Concepts is an approved vendor to conduct the 80 hour manager assisted living training in the state of Maryland. For more information visit our website. Faith
7 June 2013 at 4.01 pm


Anon Wrote:
how many people could I have in my house?, without having a license? is that legal?
30 May 2013 at 2.50 pm


Gregory Wrote:
Hi. Please, at this point I have just got my license number and I am in Fresno CA, and my facility is waiting to be inspected any time soon. Please I will need help in getting reliable client referers ahead of time. I will so much need assistance at this stage. I will so much appreciate if any one can help. 559)7188857 is a good means to reach me. Gregory
24 April 2013 at 2.50 pm


Veronica Wrote:
Hello how are you I'm trying so hard to open up a adult family home care I have my business name and my EIN # as well I have also took a 12 hour class about open up a AFHC but I need more help can you help me out with any information. Veronica
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24 April 2013 at 2.49 pm


Hortensia Wrote:
Maria,
Wherever we go we will find competition.If you really have a passion for healthcare and want to open an ALF, as long as your service is excellent and you are dedicated in offering the best quality care you have nothing to worry about.You just need something that puts you above the rest! Coaching would give you that edge, it is a new concept in Assisted Living but it will definitely be transformational not only for your business but your personal life as well.You can read about it on my website. Hortensia
8 April 2013 at 9.37 am


PASTOR KARLOUS Wrote:
I am interested in opening adult individual skill living (ISL). WHERE DO I START? PASTOR KARLOUS
18 February 2013 at 8.33 am


Dion Wrote:
Greetings! I'm interested in opening an ALF in Florida. Looking for ins and out. Start up of maybe 4-6 bed. Please email me if you have excellent experience and guidance

11 February 2013 at 8.25 am


Naomi Wrote:
Hi, I am looking to open an assisted living facility with 50-100 beds in Wisconsin. We are very low in this area and at many times there is a waiting list in order to get into the other facilities. I am looking for an investor to help with cost. I am a business graduate and have worked in a nursing home and know a lot about the industry. Please contact me 608-433-6916
31 January 2013 at 8.22 am


Joshua Wrote:
Hi everybody, I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough estimate of some of the different costs of opening a 100-150 room assisted living facility in Northern California. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Joshua

23 January 2013 at 1.23 pm


Rene Wrote:
Hello, looking to open an assisted living home of about 10 residents in Tucson, AZ. I have a passion for helping the elderly, but do not know how to start the business. Any information and insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Rene (520) 271-1248. Rene

10 January 2013 at 9.05 am


Tina Wrote:
I want to open an adult assisted living home with no more than 4 people. Going to do it in my home. Just finished the rooms in the basement now what do I have to do. I am a nurse and want to work at home, I've worked for a nursing home and really love taking care of those that need help and someone to look after them.
tina
tktawaldron@yahoo.com
8 January 2013 at 10.22 am


Phillip Wrote:
So for someone like me with a huge heart and caregiving experience, but no business sense - where do I starty my journey to open an assisted living home? I am a bit confused.
30 December 2012 at 11.25 pm


Katerina Wrote:
I wan't sure I wanted to go this route with my career (opening a home) but I am more motivated and inspired to do so now after coming to this page. Thanks for everyone's feedback!
12 December 2012 at 12.26 am


Sam Wrote:
I'm a Local Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles Area and have a Beautiful 5 Bedroom Large 3500SF house I like to convert and start my own assisted living home in Lomita close to Torrance Memorial Hospital and Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Would like to chat with a local CA ALF owner and discuss the process to get a ALF license and convert my house. Any help would be a greatly appreciated. SAM

12 November 2012 at 2.56 pm


Hortensia Wrote:
Hello,
I am an ALF Consultant and have been doing this for 17 yrs now. Please feel free to contact me for information via email. I also do billing for medicaid. I am bilingual therefore if I can help you in that capacity, I am an email away. I am in Florida but no matter what it is you need, please let me be of assistance. Hortensia
1 November 2012 at 8.25 am


Cynthia Wrote:
thank you for you time, this was a great help to me I live in ga so I guess I start there.
678/6203479 cyntha dawkins

25 October 2012 at 8.15 am


Robert Wrote:
Hi, My name is Robert and I am interested in opening my own ALF in Mississippi. I would like information pertaining to finding grants and or other funding to help purchase a building or house. I would also like to know how to get the licensing needed. Please contact me with any information that will help me get started. Thank you in advance, Robert

8 October 2012 at 12.15 pm


Raul Wrote:
I'm putting an adult care facility business plan together. Looking for house owners who need to partner up to convert them in Fresno, Ca. Contact me at pelcastre.raul@gmail.com or 559-288-8277 (text okay)
5 October 2012 at 11.12 am


Marni Wrote:
I am looking into an ALF in Florida...any help with a business plan would be appreciated! Thank you Marni

3 October 2012 at 11.56 am


Tamara Wrote:
My name is Tamara and iam in the in home health care feild, I want to open a ALF in SAN DIEGO CA and have an investor. Iam starting here. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. TAMARA

1 October 2012 at 8.36 am


Bernita Wrote:
Hi my name is Bernita, my daughter and I are very exicited about opening an ALF in Florida. I have done some CNA work, and I am currently working as a medical transcriptionist, my daughter has been a RN for 8 years now. We have a deep love an concern for the elderly. We are looking for a good mentor, so that we can be successful. We are willing to pay for the mentorship, if you are interest please email me at bernitabrown57@yahoo.com
13 September 2012 at 8.23 am


Kay Wrote:
Hi my name is Kay and i am interested in starting an ALF in St. Louis, MO. I am in the initial stage of trying to research cost and set up. I am signed up w/ a agency where i care for individuals w/ mental health disability in my home 24/7 but, i would like to start my own business. Any help would be great. Thanks
Kay kawandareid@sbcglobal.net
13 September 2012 at 7.12 am


Collin Wrote:
I am interested in opening a facility in maryland Collin collinj660@yahoo.com
3 September 2012 at 8.45 pm


Assisted Living Directory Wrote:
Adrienne, from our little 'pond' - I recommend that you list your facility on our site (it's free to do so). Be persistant, and make sure to make a facebook page for your business, and build a following with it, and other social media sites. Please send me your listing on our 'list yours' page and we can at least get you a presence on Assisted Living Directory!
4 September 2012 at 1.27 pm


Adrienne Wrote:
Hello my name is Adrienne and i have a Adult Foster Home. I just got certified May 25,2012, But the problem is i can't find any clients. I have put business cards out, fliers, word of mouth,on the Dodd site,posted on craigslist, and just made a web page. I need help. Where do i find these clients? Please somebody help me email me at tamykascott@att.net
4 September 2012 at 1.27 pm


Miguela Wrote:
Your videos are great. You have motivated me to contact several of the facilities in my area to see if the owners would talk to me and answer some of my questions. Thanks for your guidance!
13 August 2012 at 8.33 am


Roy Wrote:
DESIRE INFORMATION ON SETTING UP AN ALF/AFH ??
I find pleasure in seeing the number of individuals who have interest in pursuing the possibility of opening ALF's in hopes of serving the elderly. It has proven to be a worthwhile & rewarding business venture for me since I have set up, owned and ran (3) homes for 12 years until my recent retirement. I have also had the pleasure of assisting others across the US in their decicion making and subsequent set up of their own homes. It is truly a satisfying as well as rewarding venture both personally and & financially if you have the desire & dedication to set up & operate a professional organization. My years of experience & expertise can guide you thru the entire process at your pace and in an affordable manner. There are many aspects to consider before making a commitment & only then should you proceed and when talking with you I am sure you will understand my ability and willingness to assist you. If you desire initial, free & helpful information with no commitment contact me at rbwbillytom@centurylink.net. Good Luck !!!
13 July 2012 at 8.12 am


Christie Wrote:
I am a registered nurse and will like to open ALF in houston for adult and children.I need a consultant for start up and getting license and client,i will like to give medical services too.E mail me at christus929@gmail.com
3 July 2012 at 8.41 am


Anthony Wrote:
i have a two bed house & iwant to make it a boarder home need help on how. i'm in pa. thank you for your time 267-593-6239
22 June 2012 at 5.46 pm


Ann Wrote:
The videos and coments are inspirational.I reside in broward county in florida and would like more detailed information in optaining a grant as well as how to begin the process of opening up my own assistant living home, this as been a life long dream of mine
Ann
14 June 2012 at 2.53 pm


Carlos Wrote:
I am preparing to begin the gaudy voyage of starting an ALF in FL. I am searching for an example business plan or information to include in a business plan that will entail the cost to create an 8-person ALF. Please help. mrcarlosharris11@yahoo.com or mrcarlosharris@gmail.com
Carlos
14 June 2012 at 1.47 pm


Jodi Wrote:
I am hoping to open an ALF in Idaho (Pocatello area) Need funding and certification process. Please help with any info. contact Jodi. My email is

9 June 2012 at 10.21 am


Chiquita Wrote:
Please help. I've been thinking about this for many years, how to start an Assistant living home I'm located in Lakeland, Fl
Chiquita Poe
31 May 2012 at 4.42 pm


My-asia Wrote:
Hello in 21 I know that's young but I have been caring for the elderly and disabled for 3 years right out of school and can't think of anything else that could be bette I live in ga and would love any advice or even a partner to open a pch
My-asia
31 May 2012 at 1.29 pm


Kamal Wrote:
I own a piece of land in staten island, NY. I am allowed to build 4 - 2 family houses. Can I make this into assisted living facility? The zoning is R3 - 1.
31 May 2012 at 1.29 pm


Teri Wrote:
Does anyone know how I could get financing to open an ALF in FL ?
23 May 2012 at 1.29 pm


Deborah Wrote:
I like others with questions of opening a small seinor living Home for about 7- seinors in the south suburbs of Illinois. I also have a house that I want for this Home. What are my first steps?
14 May 2012 at 9.59 am


Pamela Wrote:
Hi,I live in Dallas Texas, and I am trying to start and ALF for 7 patients. Need any Info that will be helpful. I am an LVN about 20 years and love working with the elderly. email me at
9 May 2012 at 5.16 pm


Patricia Wrote:
I am interest in starting a small private asst. living home in a private home with around 6 to 8 people in FL whom do I talk to about the process.
Patricia
5 May 2012 at 7.12 pm


Shanita Wrote:
I want to start a business here in ATL,GA and don't know where to start. I am in need of some input...
4 May 2012 at 7.04 am


Takia Wrote:
Hello my name is Takia I am interested in owning my own assisted living facility and patients.I am trying to get a little info and where i need to start.Can someone please give me some good advice.I am a patient care tech already at university of maryland medical center in the shock trauma dept.My phone# is 443 360 1178.Thanks
29 April 2012 at 10.40 am


Ed Wrote:
Two RN's looking for help to start an alf. HAve property already but need help getting it off the ground.
26 April 2012 at 8.25 am


Michelle Wrote:
This is the most awesome site Ive seen on assisted living. I cant wait to do research on it tomorrow. Its already past my bedtime, but tomorrow is a fresh new day.....
michelle
24 April 2012 at 9.32 am


John Wrote:
I have a 130 room/260 bed Hotel in Tampa, Florida that would make a great ALF/ Senior Care facility Call me at 727-768-6847 or email me at to discuss. I also can provide financing
john
23 April 2012 at 9.15 am


Angela Wrote:
i would like to star a facility for women 40-55 single,homeless,in need of tools and skills to get back into the community
ANGELA BELL
16 March 2012 at 9.24 am


Uni Wrote:
my name is Uni,a r.n.,through out my life,my passion is to take care of the elderly,and people with disabilities.I have over 15yrs experience working with them.Recently my wife and i just bought a home,thinking of owning our own Alf in va.We have no idea of were to start in order to realize our dreams,but we know there is an angel out there who will help us make this dreams into reality.MY NOS IS 703-862-2812
uni mans
uniandfati@aol,com
16 March 2012 at 9.23 am


Uni Wrote:
Help you Start your Assisted Living on Solid Ground
September Memories is here to help you with all your Assisted Living start up. I will help you with grant writing and all your consulting to open you business with residents and have your business on solid ground. Which will help you have money in your pocket very soon
6 March 2012 at 1.37 pm


Mary Wrote:
Help you Start your Assisted Living on Solid Ground
September Memories is here to help you with all your Assisted Living start up. I will help you with grant writing and all your consulting to open you business with residents and have your business on solid ground. Which will help you have money in your pocket very soon
6 March 2012 at 1.37 pm


Mary Wrote:
I am a Long Term Care Adm. I have been doing consulting for Long Term Care buildings and Assisted Livings for over 30 years. If you need help with learning how to get started or on Grant writing I can help you. I charge by the hour and travel time. Give me a call and lets get your business up and running on a very solid ground and making money for you. Call me at 812-606-3643 Company name is September Memories
1 March 2012 at 12.28 pm


Uni Wrote:
my name is Uni,a r.n.,through out my life,my passion is to take care of the elderly,and people with dissabilities.I have over 15yrs experience working with them.Recently my wife and i just bought a home,thinking of owning our own Alf in va.We have no idea of were to start in order to realize our dreams,but we know there is an angel out there who will help us make this dreams into reality.MY NOS IS 703-862-2812
uni mans
uniandfati@aol.com
28 February 2012 at 12.52 pm


Lori Wrote:
I do not have the time to open a assisted/independent living center, but I am interested in selling the perfect property for such a facility. It is 3.54 acres with a house and barn and there is another 4 acres that adjoins the property that would also be available for sale. This property is only one block from the $550 million Parkview Regional Medical Center which is set to open in less than a month. This is a perfect location for a nursing home, assisted living etc. It would be an excellent investment and have been told by zoning that it could be zoned for this use. If you have an interest in the property or can give me a list of developers who may have an interest please email me at
23 February 2012 at 8.33 am


Blake Wrote:
hi my nanme is Blake and i want to open an assisted living home i've work for a company called sunrise and i know and have felt i could do this on my own but i have no background such as CNA or LPN so how can i open one?
blake
17 February 2012 at 8.55 am


Maryse Wrote:
Hello , thank you so much I have a Assisted Adult Family care home, and it been very hard for me to find any patient anybody have any advice.
17 February 2012 at 8.50 am


Theolar Wrote:
I need to pay for consultation on starting a assisted living home and filling out the paper work that is required to get license.Do you know of anyone or place that charge a fee for helping me?I am green on this. Theolar
13 February 2012 at 9.17 am


Ann Wrote:
I am very interested in starting my own assisted living facility. I have been in the healthcare field for 10 plus years and I think that I am ready to start my own facility. I already have my property laid out and was needing just a little more help with this process. Please contact me at 910-573-0986. I have one year and a half of schooling left in Healthcare Administration. When I complete this I will have a BA. I was very pleased to watch your video and was very interesting. Please give me a call at 910-573-0986, I currently resided in North Carolina. Ann
27 January 2012 at 12.45 pm


Dennis Wrote:
Hello all, I am a physical therapist in illinois looking to open a 20 to 30 room assisted living facility with a friend who is also a PT. Being a PT I make decent money but in no way am able to save what banks are requesting to put down on a loan of probably at the least 1 to 2 million dollars requiring 10 - 15% down. I know this is alot of money to borrow, but to open a smaller ALF with quality thats what is needed. How is it possible for a middle class person to put down a few hundred thousand on a loan and then be required to pay interest on that loan monthly even before the ALF is built or remodeled? It would be a bit more feasable if banks would see you as having potential and giving the loan but giving a grace period of a few years to allow the business to make some money before requiring to begin paying back, like student loans. Any suggestions? Thanks for reading. Dennis
23 January 2012 at 4.43 pm


Sandra Wrote:
Hello Everyone,
My name is Sandra and I am very interested in starting up my own Assisted Living home. I live here in Arizona and just do not know where to begin. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am tired of pulling teeth out of everyone to find answers. sandra sandii4u2@yahoo.com
23 January 2012 at 3.26 pm


Mary Wrote:
Hi my name is mary, an i have a healthcare agency an in would like to do assistant living as well. How do i get started. mary
16 January 2012 at 5.25 pm


Margaret Wrote:
HI I AM MARGARET BOYD WANTING TO OPEN UP A HOME FOR PEOPLE THAT UNABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES ITS ALWAYS BEEN DREAM OF MINE I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE THAT CANT HELP THEMSELVES I WORKED ON JOBS DOING IT, AND SOME TRAINNING IN HEALTH CARE HAS A CAREGIVER I OWNER PROPERTY BUT NEED HELP WITH THE LICENSE,ANDREQUIREMENTS.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN HELP ME apostlesariboyd@gmail.com or 706 267-8189
16 January 2012 at 1.49 pm


Selena Wrote:
where do i start. i want to have a short stay for seniors. they can stay a week the longest is two months in my home. we will supply room and board, laundry,transportation and meals and recreation in my home.this is only a short stay in my home to give family members a break.they need someone to care for their elderly for a short time without putting them into a home. what licensing do i need.thank you 513 886-2407.no more than 2 or 3 people per week. selena
14 January 2012 at 10.00 pm


Cynthia Wrote:
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10 January 2012 at 1.26 pm


Assisted Living Directory Wrote:
Carolyn - what a great and helpful comment. You provide some really great direction and tips for those starting the process. I agree that it takes a considerable amount of personal effort, research and footwork to get answers and help.
10 January 2012 at 1.24 pm


Carolyn Wrote:
I just ran across this site while doing research. I am amazed at how many participants have jumped the gun and not contacted the agency that provide license for the program they are interested in.


I would like to let Shannon of California know that the first step to obtaining a license for a RCFE would be to attend the state required orientation. Most of her questions will/may be answered there.

If assistance from a consultant is still needed, fee charges should be discussed with the person you choose to help you. Most consultants charge a fee that can be as low as $50 an hour. Fees are set either hourly or by the task. You are paying the that person's experience,knowledge,time, etc.

As a consultant, I believe all money is not good money. I consider the intent of the person desiring to start their business and if they are licensed I survey the work they are doing and decide if I want to do business with them.

Bottom line, if you want to start an Assisted Living Facility do some foot work of your own before contacting an outside source to help you make an intelligent decision. Visit a licensed RCFE, contact the Ombudsman's or Department of Aging,etc. When visiting a licensed facility be honest with the reason you are there and not be surprised by the help you will receive.

May God bless you in your desire to help others. Carolyn
5 January 2012 at 4.21 pm


Alecia Wrote:
Im Alecia and Ive loved people since I was 22 years old and now Im a young 48, still a cna and loving it but always had a dream of owning my own assisted living facility. I love people with a passion and know it is my calling ,only a high school graduate, is there any kind of grants or special loans for this, Beaumont Texas, 8322060685, please help
4 January 2012 at 12.12 pm


DeAnna Wrote:
Hi my name is DeAnna, I am a recovering addict and I also was diagnosed with a mental disorder. I have been in a transitional house, and I did not like the way we were treated, the operator of the home only did it for the $$. I am a peer support specialist now at a mental facility. I want to open my own building helping with whole health, mental,and recovery. I know in my heart this is what I want to do. I always have enjoyed helping people. I feel this in my heart. I need to know where to start. I have been giving some information, I want to know where to write for a grant, and what to do next, I found the building that I want. I pass by it often. sometimes I stop, and walk up to the door and pray. I can see me helping so many people in this building. where should I start? DeAnna deanna.maxey@yahoo.com

28 December 2011 at 7.04 pm


Jackie Wrote:
I would like to open a Facility, I have 5yrs 'on the floor' experience and see how things are run from 'down here' and would love to make things much easier for the people I care for. I mostly work with SLS people and just any apartment wont do! I get complaints from apartment owners wanting to house my consumers, they don't want to make the changes in the apartments to accommodate my consumers needs! This is why I want to start my own and possible apartments designed just for the elderly and handicapped. I want my SLS consumers to feel like they are at HOME and not in a Facility. Any suggestions on how to get started or grants to help me along the way? please help! Jackie
1 December 2011 at 9.12 am


Armele Wrote:
Hello, I live in the New York area, I would like to get some information on how to open an assisted living facility. I have healthcare experience, but I am not a Nurse
28 November 2011 at 11.22 am


Glenna Wrote:
Hi I want to open an ALF ASAP in NC. Could you help me in finding out what I need to know? I have had this dream for a few years but I need to really get serious about it now. My goal is to help elderly friends (old and new) and my parants at the same time! My parents are divorced and live hours apart and I am far from both of them. Since 2004 I have had the pleasure of helping alot of people and I want to do more. I want to have a "home" that will be happy in the last days of their life. The last place most will live. blue3hawaii@hotmail.com
25 November 2011 at 7.45 pm


Chad Wrote:
Hi my name is Chad, I live is Seattle Washington, I am very much intresting in opening an alf, if anyone can assist me with the information and all requirements and or grants available please call me at 205-566-8771 or email me at prestigeplacementsrv@gmail.com thanks Chad Miller
14 November 2011 at 11.39 pm


Charles Wrote:
I beleive that you could help me getting started a small five person assistant living.if you could send me some information and,or contact me at 443-875-1707 - Charles
14 November 2011 at 7.01 pm


Anita Wrote:
NEED HELP OPENING AND MANAGING AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILTY? CALL ME AT 410-440-6047. We have several successful facilities and have been successful in guding new owners through the application process, operation set up, licensing, marketing, policy and procedures, financial cost projections and all other areas of facility management. You are just one phone call away from help.
11 November 2011 at 3.49 pm


Germelina Wrote:
Hi Everyone! My name is Germelina, LVN and I am planning to operate a 4 bed facility in California. Please give me information how to start step by step process for assisted living for elderly. Thank you and I will be looking forward for your response. Please contact me at len_jacobe@yahoo.com
8 November 2011 at 2.38 pm


Delisa Wrote:
I would like more information on starting an assisted living facility. I currently work at an ALF and would love to start my own. You may contact me at 850 373-6655 day or night. Thanks and I would greatly appreciate this information.
6 November 2011 at 12.28 pm


Angie Wrote:
Hi there! I am a Texas native looking at opening a small AL. I have worked as a regional RN for several large AL companies. If you are in Texas, the easiest thing is to look up TDADs and read the regs on what type of license you will need. You do not have to be a nurse in an AL environment (for Texas) although if you have caregivers passing meds, you may need to contract with an RN maybe annually for RN delegation. I was wondering though if anyone had heard of any solidified AL businesses in the Houston area selling? I am looking for a minimum of 12 beds. I would rather have life safety code all good and in order instead of investing my money and having a change of ownership rather than waiting on the state to come in. Thanks for your help!!
6 November 2011 at 10.09 am


Pastor Wilber Mason Jr. Wrote:
Hi, my name is Pastor Wilbert Mason, Jr., and I live in Ferriday, La. Our ministry has acquired a nursing home building that is excellent condition and we are wanting to utilize it as an adult day care center/assistant living facility to house the elderly/vets. We are looking for someone to either partner with us, or to assist and help us in getting this project up and running. Our building is located in Newellton, La which is a rural community. You can reply to me at my e-mail or address, or by cell phone at (318) 450-9280. Yours for Kingdom Building, Pastor Wilbert Mason, Jr.
6 November 2011 at 9.11 am


Patricia Wrote:
Interested in information for establishing an ALF in Virginia. In this commonwealth state can anyone provide iformation pertaining to training, laws or points of contacts to assist in this adventure. I'm eager to get started and the property is available. Patricia A.
6 November 2011 at 9.10 am


Shuwanda Wrote:
I am interested in opening a facility in Md. and would like assistance with the process.
301-386-7700
1 November 2011 at 10.16 pm


Sandra Wrote:
I live in Macon,Georgia and can an CNA start an assisted living without an LPN license. Currently doing home-healthcare I wanted to start a 4-bed facility and how do I go about getting the funding needed to finance the facility. contact info: 478-719-1559
31 October 2011 at 11.46 am


Roy Wrote:
I have owned and successfully operated (3) adult family homes (ALF's) for 12 years as well as having assisted individuals like yourself in setting up their own adult care homes. Will guide you through entire process and able to furnish all info needed from setup to operation including state rules/regulations, policies & procedures,licensing info, projected set up costs, revenues and expenses as well as needed forms, etc. A very fulfilling as well as financially rewarding endeavor for those with dedication if operated professionally. A short conversation with me will demonstrate my abilities to assist you. Good Luck! Contact me @
25 October 2011 at 12.56 pm


Liz Wrote:
hi my name is Liz I am thinking of opening an ALF
home. I already have the home, but not sure how to start. I have a BSN in Nursing,I have years of experience dealing with patients. I am in Miami Florida.
24 October 2011 at 10.58 am


Syed Wrote:
I am in the middle of buying a more than 30 bed PCH in PA. Anyone with personal care home administration experience is very welcome to come on board with some investment. Syed
24 October 2011 at 12.21 am


Mayomi Wrote:
Hello Future Business/Assisted Living Facility Owner:

Are you looking to start a business or facility?

Well, we are here to help you. My name is Mayomi Buckhannon and I am the Owner of Secretary On The Go, LLC. My sister is Yalonda Hooks she has a foster care group home that has been open since 2006. We are currently in the process of opening a new facility which will be a transition house for women getting out of prison. We have decided to share our experiences and services with those with the same types of vision and dreams as we share. Our prices are very reasonable and we guarantee that the information and results that we provide to you will guarantee to pass the licensing process in any state.

If you are looking to open a facility and don’t know where to start, I would be where to start. Please review my website regarding what services are provided as part of the research process and the costs. If you can answer yes to any of the questions below we are the one’s that can help you take that next step and achieve your dream!

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17 October 2011 at 10.48 pm


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Theresa Wrote:
Hi my name is Theresa Jackson, and I'm in the process of opening up an ALF for the Age Adult. I would like if someone could contact me regarding some question that I have. The location of my ALF is Fort Worth, Tx. My passion is assisting the elderly and making sure that they are provided with the best of care, love, and warmth that an indiviual can provide to them. But one must know that it takes a person with a caring heart to do such a job. My number of contact is 701-500-1832.
29 September 2011 at 1.02 pm


John Wrote:
Non-Recourse FHA insured financing for ALF's and SNF's. 678-495-9871
27 September 2011 at 3.44 pm


Chris Wrote:
In CT, does an assisted living facility need to have an administrator? How does one obtain an administrator license or certificate for an ALF in CT? Chris
23 September 2011 at 4.16 am


Robert Wrote:
My name is Robert, I'm looking for any help with what's needed to open an Assisted Living home in San Diego area. Please e-mail me at
17 September 2011 at 2.54 pm


Angela Wrote:
I am an LPN in the state of MS and I love to work with the elderly. I would like to find out more info on what it would take to open my own residential facility, housing 2-4 people. This is my dream and i don't have a clue where to begin. Please help me! Thank you and God Bless! Angela
13 September 2011 at 5.33 am


Carlene Wrote:
Enjoyed reading these comments but did anyone get information as to how to go about getting grants to open a ALF looking into Pittsburgh, Pa area.
8 September 2011 at 3.04 pm


Joanne Wrote:
I would like to open an ALF in Broward County Florida and I am looking for a seasoned owner or someone with first hand information to point me in the right direction on what's needed to get a facility up and running with all the state's guidelines.
7 September 2011 at 12.06 pm


Magalie Wrote:
I would like to know how can I open an ALF in SAINT CLOUD I like being taking care people please send me some information thank you MAGALIE
30 August 2011 at 4.50 pm


Assisted Living Directory Wrote:
New video about assisted living facility size
Check out our newest video! We asked the owner of a smaller, residential facility about what he feels the benefits are that one can receive from a small, more homelike assisted living faciity.
8 September 2011 at 1.32 pm


CDM Wrote:
Assisted Living developer in Texas looking for qualified, experienced employees for our facilities. We are developing a new facility in the Houston area, and would like to start getting our family together now. Send me your resumes, and any other information you have. cdm
29 August 2011 at 11.49 am


Nathaniel Wrote:
I live in New York and will like to start a mental health assisted living for young adult. I will like to know what it requires to start. Thanks. Nathaniel
29 August 2011 at 6.54 am


Noreen Wrote:
I hold an Wa. State CNA?Delegated licence how do i start a Local Adult Care facuilty?
26 August 2011 at 1.06 pm


Katie Wrote:
My dream has always been to open my own assisted living. I am going to start going to school to finish my CNA and start Business Administrative! I have been a caregiver for 5 years and will continue because I have the passion and love to help seniors! Looking for an investor! Colorado or Wyoming! Please email caringkatie00@gmail.com Thanks. Katie
19 August 2011 at 1.59 pm


Mary Wrote:
HELLO MY NAME IS MARY COLEMAN I WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT AND HELP SOMEONE I ONLY NEED ONE MAYBE TWO. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE BACK. MY GRANDMOTHER LIVE TO BE 102 AND I ENJOYED HELPING HER AND NURSING HER.SHE WAS ALSO MY COMPANY KEEPER. MY PHONE NUMBER IS 804-437-3882 MARY
18 August 2011 at 8.38 pm


Mary Wrote:
Hi, my name is mary I have a licensed personal care home for over 1 year in Atlanta, Georgia still have no resident yet. Can anybody direct me to the right direction to get some residents. I had spent all my resources to open the home and hate it to close my door. Thank you so much Mary
15 August 2011 at 2.56 pm


Debra Wrote:
I am trying to find out how to start as assisted living, have sereveral rentals just need to to start the process. Debra debraforeman36@yahoo.com
12 August 2011 at 6.42 pm


Teresa Wrote:
Would appreciate any info. regarding grant money for an assisted living facility in Montana.Planning on 6-8 Beds and intentions are to help elderly have fun and be active with trail rides in the Moutains and pic-nics,things of that nature.Please contact, bigspot007@yahoo.com The business will be female owned and operated,so woman grants for sure if you know of any,Thank You and good luck to all of you. Teresa
12 August 2011 at 3.11 pm


Leslie Wrote:
I am in the process of opening an assistant living home. I need all the information I can get to help me with the process Leslie Mack
11 August 2011 at 1.34 pm


Janine Wrote:
I am looking for the best resource for info on how to open an independent living facility in california. Janine
8 August 2011 at 9.42 pm


Missy Wrote:
I am looking to open an Assisted Living Facility, or home for children in North Carolina. I have been in the healthcare field over fifteen years and have nine years of mental health experiences. I just need to be directed in the right direction with funding. Missy
8 August 2011 at 5.18 pm


Rocky Wrote:
Hello to everyone ,My name is Rocky and im very interested in turning my home into a ALF if anyone out there thats in the Canton Ga area who has info to help me get started pleaes contact me ASAP.
Thanks Rocky
8 August 2011 at 8.42 am


Assisted Living Directory Wrote:
Hey everyone - we have completed our newest facility video tour & interview - you can view it on our blog here. This is a great way to see what another small facility has done in terms of decor, features and services....and for some inspiration!
16 August 2011 at 3.05 pm


Jermaine Wrote:
Do you have to have ADA access all through out the ALF (5 bed) facility just to open? jermaine
2 August 2011 at 8.59 pm


Kimberli Wrote:
hi my name is kimberli im intrested in openiing an Adult home care that holds up to five residents if anyone have any info on how i go about getting things started or grants please contact me.... Thanks- much success everyone! kimberli
2 August 2011 at 5.28 pm


Bobby Wrote:
hector I have some beautiful property in the foothills of sc nc line and would like more info about investors building a retirement facility Bobby
2 August 2011 at 7.05 am


Wonderland Assisted Living Wrote:
Last How to Open Your Assisted Living Facility for 2011! August 20, 2011 in Macon, Georgia! Call us Today to Register at 478-254-7171 Fee for class (per person) is $299 includes training materials and lunch. Go to our website for last of the year classes at wonderlandassistedliving.com
30 July 2011 at 3.42 pm


Rose Wrote:
I live in Las Vegas and am in the process of purchasing a home with 10 bedrooms to operate as a group home for seniors. I'm new to this business and am looking for some information on the operating cost budget for a quality facility that I should be preparing. Any information that can be shared will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rose
29 July 2011 at 10.30 am


Brendan Wrote:
I would very much appreciate it anyone could give me information on grant money available or other programs to build an Adult Care Facility or ALF on an existing property with a Skilled Nursing facility in Southern Ohio. Thank you Brendan
28 July 2011 at 2.05 pm


Marcia Wrote:
Your website was helpful. I'm very much interested in helping people. I live in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area. And would like to open up a assisted living home and any other information you have would be greatly appreciated.o Marcia Few
25 July 2011 at 3.38 pm


Luetta Wrote:
I would like to open a residence for seniors in nyc. I have a private home with up to 8 bedrooms. I want it to be residential care what type of license or cert do I need? Luetta
23 July 2011 at 3.13 am


Ernest Wrote:
i would like to open an assisted living here in baltimore,md, i need some help, i have been wanting to do this for years. please help ernest
22 July 2011 at 5.09 pm


Teresa Wrote:
Hello All, My name is Teresa and I live in Virginia. I would like to open a ALF to care for 6-8 seniors. I need help with all aspects of the start-up. Please email! Teresa
20 July 2011 at 4.11 pm


Hector Wrote:
Hello to all, I work with an individual who is looking to invest in a team of people who are well positioned to run an ALF in SWF. We would provide the capital necessary to begin operating. Serious inquiries may be sent to ptco@live.com We look forward to a potential relationship with you.
14 July 2011 at 2.44 pm


Guerline Wrote:
Hi everyone, my name is Guerline and I would love some info about assisted living in Broward Florida. I have enough space to open a small facility. My email address is
13 July 2011 at 6.04 pm


rConnie Wrote:
Hi, I am looking to open an assisted living facility with 4-5 residents. If anyone could give me information on grants available would be very appreciated. Thanks rConnie
12 July 2011 at 1.00 am


Patricia Wrote:
Georgians, this is the most important class needed to open your personal care home! Walk away with your policies and procedures, disaster plans, memory care policy, rules and regulations and applications! Saturday August 6, 2011 in Macon Georgia, COST $995 (Must be registered in advance) Class taught by a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 34 years of geriatric experience!!! Call for registration information at 478-254-7171. THIS IS A MUST CLASS......This information can be sent certified mail to you as well! Patricia
12 July 2011 at 2.53 am


Arthur Wrote:
i wanted to open an assisted living center in houston. i would like to recieve information on the steps i would need to take to get licensed to run a business of the this sort. Arthur Mcintyre
10 July 2011 at 7.21 pm


Maureen Wrote:
hi i need some information on how to open a small assisting living for 5 to 6 people in Philadelphia pa maureen koffi
7 July 2011 at 4.55 am


Craig Wrote:
I am interested in opening a Home Care Facility in Colorado Springs Colorado once I return from Afghanistan. I am looking into the requirements for licensing and what type of house/home I will need to purchuse. Does anyone have an advice or ideas? Craig
6 July 2011 at 1.45 am


Maureen Wrote:
I am a designer and will have a blue print for a home to be built especially to be used for assisted/independent living center.
If you want to built please contact me.
The plan is for under 3650 sq. feet, ranch style ( no steps) individuals rooms with privte bath and sitting areas, cost effective plan to build.
Email me at:
Maureen Burns, senior designer for Spirit House Co. Athens, Georgia. in subject write Senior home project please. Thank you,! Maureen
4 July 2011 at 11.32 pm


Susan Wrote:
Hello, I need a consultant to assist with paper work requires to be licensed in Virginia Susan
1 July 2011 at 1.22 am


Terri Wrote:
I am looking to open an assisting living/independent living facility for teens in Louisville,Ky can anyone point me Terri
20 June 2011 at 3.54 pm


Sheryl Wrote:
Hi my name is Sheryl, Im interested in opening my own 4-6 bedroom facility here in GA. If anyone has any info about grants or any other info thats helpful please email me @ sierrascloset09.com. Thanks! (GOOD LUCK EVERYONE) Sheryl
13 June 2011 at 7.53 pm


Terrence Wrote:
Hi, My name is Terrence. I am interested in caring for one or two seniors in my home. I live in Owings Mills, Maryland. I need some directions. can you help to point me in the right directions? Terrence
10 June 2011 at 4.48 pm


Wonderland Assisted Living Wrote:
Do you want to become a Development Disability Provider in Georgia? Register for our upcoming class, July 1, 2011 10am-4pm Cost $179( Must Register in advance) NO registration at the Door! To be held in Macon, Georgia. Call us today at 478-718-7331 Patricia F. Duncan RN,BSN,MBA,NHA
9 June 2011 at 11.57 pm


Roy Wrote:
I have owned and operated (3) Adult Care Facility's (Adult Family Homes) for 12 years as well as having assisted those in settup of their own homes. Will guide & furnish all info as needed from start to finish including furnishing all policies, procedures and regulations. A very rewarding venture and very prosperous if opperated professionally. There is no question I can't answer and willing to assist. Only those sincere need contact me. Contact by E-mail and if give me a phone # will call if you desire.
Roy W.
9 June 2011 at 5.00 pm


Mabel Wrote:
I would like to set up an assisted living in New Jersey caring for 3-4 people. I will be grateful for any kind of sugestions and help in setting up. Mabel
8 June 2011 at 3.52 am


Teresa Wrote:
Does anyone know where I should advertise that I will take care of elderly in my home in Florida? I know that alot of people out of the state place their family members in the Florida area to be cared for ,how would I let them know I offer this service in my home? Any ideas???? Teresa
30 May 2011 at 7.04 pm


Daphne Wrote:
Hi my name is Daphney, I am a LPN, and going to school for my RN, my husband and I wanted to know what are the steps that we need to follow to open our own ALF with 6 patients in our home in Ft Lauderdale FL.thx email me at
26 May 2011 at 5.47 pm


Yettekov Wrote:
Hello, I am very interested in opening an assisted living facility here in Maryland. I will be using my home as the facility once I move out. I would appreciate any information from anyone about how to go about this in the state of Maryland. You can email me at:

Thanks in advance!! Yettekov
24 May 2011 at 10.17 am


Eric Wrote:
We have property in Central California and would like to build an ALF. I have heard about grants available, but cannot find any information about them. Please help. Eric
23 May 2011 at 3.18 pm


Terry Wrote:
Hello All, My name is Terry Ijames and I have been working in the health field for many years now. My vision is to open my own group home facilty and I would love some advice on where to begin... It would greatly appreciated if someone could email me with some suggestions
22 May 2011 at 10.04 pm


Jessica Wrote:
Hello, I am Jessica Randle and I reside in Dallas, TX. I am looking to start my very own ALF. I am needing information in regards to funding. Jessica Randle
19 May 2011 at 7.06 pm


Sheila Wrote:
My fiance is in school for his associates and he has been in the assisted living field for 8 years and I have been in the mental health/assisted living field for 28 yrs and we will be getting married soon and we are trying to find out as much as we can on how to begin our own house with just 4 residents. we really would like to speak to someone who could give us more insight and knowledge on how to begin and how to get the grants needed. i want to learn more on grants and licences or certificates needed. please anyone who is willing to guide us please email us at:
17 May 2011 at 10.10 pm


Donna Wrote:
Its interesting to see so many persons want to care for the elderly. I would like to do the same but need guidance as to where to start first in opening up an ALF for between 6-8people in broward county fl. Suggestions please. Donna
9 May 2011 at 11.40 pm


Meaca Wrote:
Hello, My father and I have some land in a county that currently does not have ALFs, we would like to build one on our property. If anyone can assist in councel, please shoot me an email. Thanks Meaca
9 May 2011 at 10.10 pm


Paula Wrote:
Hi, My name is Paula. I am interested in caring for one or two seniors in my home. I live in Columbus , Georgia. I need some directions. can you help to point me in the right directions? Paula
8 May 2011 at 7.02 pm


John Santos Wrote:
My question for anyone out there is how dop I go about opening a small Independant living facility out of my house in Joshua Tree Ca. Please help with some kind of input thank you John Santos
7 May 2011 at 7.42 pm


Sharon Wrote:
I would like to open up an assisted living in a private home in williamsburg, Va and would like any info. on grants,funding and just to be pointed in the right direction.I have a small 3bd facility in Maryland and can't seem to find Private Pay clients in Maryland,HELP!!!! Email me your name and number and I will call you back just don't want spam or scammers. Thanks Sharon
6 May 2011 at 1.52 am


JaNelle Wrote:
Hello,my name is J from Ohio I was wanting to get started a ALF but need info , If anyone have info please share, Thanks 937-604-3016 JaNelle
4 May 2011 at 6.17 am


Catherine Wrote:
Hello, my name is Catherine and I been doinn Nursing Assistance for 28 years. I want to start my own ALF with about 6 to 8 residents. I want to have a small home for my business. I want to know how to get started and how do get my clientele up. catherine
2 May 2011 at 4.03 pm


Sophia Wrote:
Hello, my name is Sophia Palmer, I am 26 years old, i currently work for a private company in virginia. I am a medical assistant and a CNA. I want to open up my own nursing home in wahington dc. i think im going to write letter out and get people to invest in me. I truly have a passion for this type of work, and besides i keep having dreams that i owed a nursing facility, i just want to bring my dream come true. I f anyone can help my .please feel free to contact me by e-mail. at sophiapalmer84@gmail.com
30 April 2011 at 11.54 am


Juliet Wrote:
Hello! My name is Juliet. Anybody know where to get clients? I'm going to open a 6-8 boarding assisting facility in San Jose,CA. Thank-you a million for your help. Juliet
28 April 2011 at 11.27 pm


Patricia Wrote:
Hi my name is Patricia Duncan, I am a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. I have been working with the geriatric clients for 34 years. I just recently opened a 6 bed Assisted Living Facility in Georgia. Because of my passion to see other's dream come TRUE, my Consultant Firm will coach you through opening your facility. We also offer training seminars to keep your business sustainable and marketable!
You can email or call us at 478-254-7171!
28 April 2011 at 7.53 pm


Hector Wrote:
Hi, a friend and me both currently work in a small retirement home and would love nothing more then to open our own small place maybe 6-10 residents. We have no idea where to begin we have been looking for a house to rent or buy and have been to view a couple. I know there are grants that could help us but don't know where we can apply, if its a small personal bussiness is there licences that u have to have? any info at all about opening an assisted living home and the steps to take to get started. hector carrillo
26 April 2011 at 11.22 am


Lisa Wrote:
I have a home in Houston that I want to turn into a ALF for 4-5 people. I need info on site requirements such as ramps, door measurements,etc. If you have any info plz advise. Lisa
25 April 2011 at 6.58 pm


Tamako Wrote:
Hello, I was caring for my grandmother and mother for over ten years and I know that there is a need for people who really care about people in this field . I would like to open a small place at first along with my sister in law who has just received her health administration degree she lives in denver but will be moving to Philadelphia Pa , so if anyone has any advice on opening a assisted living place in philadelphia, please e-mail me at
25 April 2011 at 11.59 am


Scott Wrote:
I will be building an ALF in Vancouver, Washington. I am seeking anyone to rent or lease purchase it and operate it. Scott
23 April 2011 at 4.50 pm


Ryan Wrote:
Currently starting a ALF in south Atlanta, we have 3 locations planed, we are seeking partners, staff and any other like minded people to join our cause...call Ryan 404-941-5311 ryan
23 April 2011 at 2.53 pm


John Wrote:
GOT ALF -need assistance in setting up and implementing a 6 bed facility in Riverside County California. Looking for a low-cost consultant! John
22 April 2011 at 7.29 pm


Cherise Wrote:
Hello my name is Cherise and i want to open up a home for teen mothers. I live in the state of Georgia. If anyone has any information please email me at
22 April 2011 at 8.19 am


Rachal Wrote:
I am interested in turning my home into an assisted living home. The location is great.Pleave give me some direction as how to start the process.I am ready to start. Rachal
21 April 2011 at 9.03 pm


Trisha Wrote:
Hello, all! I work for a start-up company called QALHA (Quality Assisted Living Homes and Additions). We offer consultation from design to building with modular homes. It is a cost effective, efficient method to building a beautiful, quality assisted living home/homes. Feel free to contact me for more information. Trisha
19 April 2011 at 8.52 pm


Bhanu Wrote:
I have a ALF in Maryland with 8 residents fully licensed which is on sale. This would be a turn key operation. If interested please e-mail me at
19 April 2011 at 4.58 pm


Debbie Wrote:
Thanks for the information it was very helpful.If any one out there can give me a little more info on where to start first on opening an ALF in the state of fl. All info welcomed or 757-309-8329
13 April 2011 at 3.10 pm


Benita Wrote:
ARE THERE GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN START UP COST FOR AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN VIRGINIA
434-607-1716 BENITA
13 April 2011 at 3.10 pm


Dalbeth Wrote:
Hi, a friend and me both currently work in a small retirement home and would love nothing more then to open our own small place maybe 6-10 residents. We have no idea where to begin we have been looking for a house to rent or buy and have been to view a couple. I know there are grants that could help us but don't know where we can apply, if its a small personal bussiness is there licences that u have to have? any info at all about opening an assisted living home and the steps to take to get started.I would be very thankful Dalbeth
12 April 2011 at 8.35 pm


Crystal Wrote:
Hello. I am looking to take in one-two eldery individuals....how do i get started? crystal
11 April 2011 at 10.41 am


Ken Wrote:
I am planning on opening a personal care facility in houston with maybe 3-4 patients do i need a license for 4 ppl or less? Ken
8 April 2011 at 11.17 am


Alicia May Wrote:
Hello i am interested in learning what it takes to open an assisted living home for mental health or seniors. I can be reached At 217-816-1514
Thanks
Alicia May
6 April 2011 at 5.41 pm


Milton Wrote:
We want to open an assisted living facility here in North Carolina. I realize you are in another state.f you find any info would ypu pass it on to us? How would you suggest we get started in North Carolina and/or do you have any contacts in this state. We have about 10 acres and we would be doing this project from scratch. Would you be able to do the financial spreadsheets for us, or anything at all?We want to do this in an area economically challenged...so we are looking at Section 8 or federally funded patient assistance. We are looking for federal funds to also build the the facility. The property is near a city but in rural area where there are no roads so we would need infrastructure done. Is there government funds also for providing infrastructure?

Milton
4 April 2011 at 10.12 pm


RR Layne Wrote:
I am a nurse who has worked in long term care for 18years and looking to start an ALF that does not compare to anything currently on the market, I am not looking to make a large profit only enoungh to pay my employees well and make a comparable income to what I do now but to have the satifaction of helping others. I would appreciate any help you can provide in this area. Thanks RR Layne
3 April 2011 at 7.30 pm


Dawn Wrote:
i want to run my own assisted living facility with 6 to 8 people in springfield, mo i am a cma/cna and i have all up to date licenses, so how much does it cost and wht licenses do i need to do so.....please contact me 314-397-6070 thank u Lisa Dawn Hopkins
3 April 2011 at 9.43 am


Renee Wrote:
HELLO, IM FROM RICHMOND VA AND I HAVE A LONGTIME DESIRE TO OPEN AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THE KNOW HOWS AND THE DESIRE TO BECOME A TEAM MEMBER IHAVE THE PERFECT PROPERTY AND JUST NEED DIRECTION AND SOMEONE WHO HAS THE SAME DREAMS RENEE
31 March 2011 at 2.39 pm


Applebottom Wrote:
I have an investor that has properties in Tampa FL. 6-8 beds or less. I have some background in dealing with ALF's and would like to know, what grants avail, what is required by STATE to open a facility and costs? My contact phone is (727)942-6057 Applebottom
29 March 2011 at 2.39 pm


Paula Wrote:
Hello. My name is Paula and I am interested in providing elder care for one or two clients in my home in the Denver CO area. I would appreciate any information and or suggestions on getting this started. Paula
27 March 2011 at 1.16 pm


Dani-Ann Wrote:
Hi my name is dani-Ann, I live is south Florida, I am very much intresting in opening an alf, if anyone can assist me with the information and all requirements please call me at 305-206-4937 thanks Dani-ann
26 March 2011 at 3.50 pm


Tony Wrote:
im interstanted in opening a assti, living home i have a 4 bedroom house and looking for someome to help me fill it up asap. tony
26 March 2011 at 9.17 am


Tony Wrote:
im interstanted in opening a assti, living home i have a 4 bedroom house and looking for someome to help me fill it up asap. tony
26 March 2011 at 9.17 pm


Anginette Wrote:
i have a three bed room house and would like to open a home for physical and mental disable adults wht do i do anginette
23 March 2011 at 8.27 pm


Erica Wrote:
Hello my name is Erica Moore and I am thinking whole heartly about opening a Group home for mentally ill adults in Indiana. I dont have a building yet. Is there anyone out there that can possibly help me or refer me to someone to talk to. You can reach me at 2198102895 or Erica
21 March 2011 at 7.54 am


Roy Wrote:
I am very interested in opeing an ALF with about 10 residents one location in nevada and california, where do i go to get my license and clients? I will be very grateful for any kind of sugestions or guidence. roy
20 March 2011 at 8.14 pm


Margaret Wrote:
Hello, I have been an Assisted Living Consultant in Georgia for 5yrs. I assist people with Developing their Residential Facility. I also can help them become Medicaid providers to bill for their services. It usually takes around 3months to obtain licensing.If you are interested in elderly or Developmentally disabled adults, I can assist you. Email me at
19 March 2011 at 11.14 am


Bryant Wrote:
For those of you in Texas, I recommend you get your Assisted Living Managers Certification. There are several groups that teach these classes, but I think the best one and the most affordable one is 'Torch' Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes. This organization is the voice of the personal care home industry in Texas. You can reach them at www.Torch.com Bryant
10 March 2011 at 10.30 pm


Linda Wrote:
I live in Minnesota and would love to open a assisted living facility. Any advice or suggestion will be greatlye appreciated. Please contact me. God bless! Linda
10 March 2011 at 7.06 pm


Claire Wrote:
I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON FLORIDA STATE LICENSING FOR ASSITANED LIVING REGULATIONS
8 March 2011 at 6.38 pm


Anthony Wrote:
Hi my name is Anthony and i have a four bedroom house, and i would like to open it as an assisted living home. I live in new york state, wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. anthony
7 March 2011 at 11.09 am


Deb Wrote:
My name is Deb, I've been in the homecare bussiness for 17 years, would like info on opening a 6-8 Senior Housing/Retirement w/Assisted living, got place in mind but needs some work, anyone with info please email me at dbunzey@aol.com, also looking for investers if any out there. Deborah
6 March 2011 at 2.34 pm


Bryant Wrote:
I am available to help anyonein Texas get started with an Assisted Living Facility or Personal Care Home. I have my Texas Real Estate License as well as my Assisted Living Managers Certification. I can provide start up Financial Spreadsheets, Facility Life and Safety Requirements, and Resident Rights,Care, and Nursing Requirements. Bryant
3 March 2011 at 11.16 am


Jon Cole Wrote:
My name is Jon and I am a designer/builder in the Las Vegas Nevada area. I have family that has required assisted care in the past and again it will be required in the near future. Personally, I have always had a problem with the level of care and interaction for the residence. With that said, I feel the need to create a new precedent in long term care. As a land owner and would like to develop an assisted living resort environment unique to the present industry. I would be greatly appreciated if you could reply to me with any information, contacts or direction to go forward. Jon Cole
3 March 2011 at 11.02 am


Shannon Wrote:
Hey All, My siblings and I are planning to open an ECF in a house that we own together in California, 4 bedrooms, 6 - 8 residents. We are currently making some repairs and alterations to the house and working on licensing etc. We were put in touch with a woman who's business is helping potential owners of ECF's get started. She charges over $100/hr. Is this something we can do on our own? Is it common in this business to pay an outside person to tell you how to start your RCF? She was vague about many things but was clear in making it sound like we would need over $100k to start up! (the house is paid for and in good condition)Does this sound accurate? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Shannon
27 February 2011 at 11.50 pm


Lydia Wrote:
Have been working in nursing facilities for 12 years as lvn charge nurse. Interested in opening a group home or adult day care. I live in Texas Would appreciate any insight on how to get started Lydia
23 February 2011 at 6.06 pm


Rhonda Wrote:
hi my name is rhonda i want to make my 5bedroom out of and ALF,DOWN HERE IN TAMPA FL is there anyone that can tell me what i need to do get licsene and certifed please call me at 8135314658
23 February 2011 at 3.09 pm


Michelle Wrote:
I have an amazing building - built to State of WI codes in 1999 for Group Child Care- Ideal for assisted living/CBRF looking for the right persons - need to sell - if interested please contact me 920-565-5035. Michelle
13 February 2011 at 4.17 pm


Dianne Wrote:
hi my name is dianne, i have been working with the elderlt for twenty years, would like to open a adult family care home, has a 4 bedroom house, need start up info, i live in kissimmee fl, tel 407 846-8223 dianne
10 February 2011 at 9.55 am


Lamont Wrote:
Hi! My name is Lamont H. Salley. I am interested in openning a Group Home for boys from 13 to 18 yrs. of age for for mentoring and guidance.I am located in Atlanta Ga. Anymore info would be appreciated...954-330-1133...
8 February 2011 at 4.13 am


Evelyn Wrote:
hi. my name name is Evelyn. i am very interested in opeing an ALF with about 7 residents. i love caring for the elderly. i need info on how to licensing and certifications. i can be reached at 7173324459 or
7 February 2011 at 10.23 am


Alla Wrote:
Hello, I really love help people. Currently I am working as a NAr and I take care of people with disability. I plan to open an assistant living 6 bed facility in Federal way, WA. I have a lot of questions to ask such as; how much money do i need to start that kind of business where too go to get license,clients and many of other questions. Also it would be helpful to talk to somebody who succeed in this kind of business.Thanks! my cell (425) 344-6707 Alla
5 February 2011 at 2.25 am


Tammy Wrote:
This information was very helpful. I looking to open an assisted living facility in MD. I need to find the house first I did all the paper work that need to be done just need the house can someone help me find some type of resources.
1 February 2011 at 4.14 pm


Shanterra Wrote:
Hello my name is Shanterra Lester, I am opening a facility for children of all ages in Jcksonville, Fl. and will love to get some advice and some info on where to began. Shanterra
31 January 2011 at 8.23 pm


Jeremy Wrote:
hello everyonne, i am a social worker looking to start an assisted living facility in Rhode Island. I would like to have a niche working with elderly and disabled individuals who may also have mental health issues. Any information on grants, funding, business plans, licensing, etc would be greatly appreciated. Jeremy
30 January 2011 at 8.04 pm


Faye Wrote:
Hi my name is faye, and i would like to open a 4 bedroom assisted living home for disabled adults. more like an adult care home. what classes will i need to take and may i get a website. that would be very helpful. i live in wisconsin. thanks Faye
29 January 2011 at 12.31 pm


Sarah Wrote:
my name is Sarah Pls l need help me with info.how do l start a simple assisted living buisness in columbus ohio .My question is what step should l take first .l realise that there are a lot of procedure to take but pls where should l beging first.(4-6)individual.Am open for consuitation l do not mind paying for the service.L can be reached at 614-607-9135.Email at thank you! PLS call or Email Sarah
27 January 2011 at 1.36 am


Thom Wrote:
hello I am also seeking information on how to open an assistant facility home and become licensed and certified....where do I start thom
25 January 2011 at 10.21 pm


Gary Wrote:
Hi, I want to start a ALH that caters to veterans. I am a nurse with extensive experience in longterm care. I in a community with a large military base and a large veteran population... Columbus , Ga... where do i start gary
22 January 2011 at 4.52 am


Angela Wrote:
Hello my name is Angela. I am a 40yr old CNA. I have been in the nursing field for l3years. I have had a vision on caring for up to 5 elders in a home that I would like to purchase. I live in Phila. I always felt that I can't save them all, at least I can care for a few with compassion, care, love and a safe place to live. I really need help in starting this. Angela
21 January 2011 at 1.51 pm


Pam Wrote:
Hello Im from Wisconsin and am wanting to start up a assisted living for younger age and have the facilities 17 and under on one side or level and 18 and older on the other with 24 hour care im looking for some state help and grants where do i find this information or help on getting started... Pam (608)604-4866
21 January 2011 at 8.50 am


Nadia Wrote:
hello my name is nadia, Im very interested in opening an alf in the state of virginia. I have a passion for sick elderly people. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse that is currently working in a nursing home. I would love for the opportunity to start my own business and be able to bless the elderly and some of the unemployed members of my church with jobs at the same time. If anyone could lead me in the direction of locating grants and more info. concerning establishing a alf i would be very appreciative. Thanks!! nadia
21 January 2011 at 2.44 pm


Charles Wrote:
Hello, My name is charles. I just retired from the Navy. I'm trying to open a afch in Tampa, fl. It has been my dream to give back to the elderly.I took care of my grandparent before they passed and loved every moment. Can you direct me in the right path on the starting process/requirement. thank you 9043279833/8132396509 Charles
19 January 2011 at 8.38 pm


Barbara Wrote:
Hello everyone. My name is Barbara and I want to open an assisted living facility for Special Need Adults. My son is now 20 yrs old and has severe cerebral palsy. And it is very difficult to find a home for him. This motivated me to open one myself. Individuals with Special needs are increasing and I want to be able to provide a home away from home for them. I need assistance to where to start first. Barbara
19 January 2011 at 4.21 pm


Richard Wrote:
I want to provide space in my home for an older person to live I know someone that provides the same service and the Goverment will pay the home owner for this service please advise Richard
17 January 2011 at 8.42 am


Marcia Wrote:
I've done several business business/marketing plans for people wanting to open these type of facilities and working on one presently. 20 Years experience healthcare marketing/business development. Marcia
12 January 2011 at 4.21 pm


Ossas Wrote:
Please help with info, how do I star a simple assisted housing business ?
Thank you ossas oba
12 January 2011 at 3.06 pm


Judy Wrote:
my name is judy, I have worked in the medical field for over 15 years now as an personal care giver, certified nursing asst. at a local nursing home, supervisor at a residential/assisted living home and now I am attending college to earn a degree in business management. I would like to open an Assisted Living/Residential Home. My question is, what steps should I take first. I realize that there are a lot of procedures to take but where should I begin first? Judy
12 January 2011 at 12.09 pm


Roy Wrote:
I have owned & operated assisted living homes for the elderly for 12 years. I am knowledgeable in set up & operation and currently assist those needing help with their own venture. This is a most rewarding as well as lucrative venture! Roy
10 January 2011 at 3.40 pm


Cherish Wrote:
i am looking to open a assisted living house and some info cause i love helping people 832-816-7402 cherish
9 January 2011 at 9.27 am


Connita Wrote:
Hello, My name is Connita, I am a nurse and I am interested in opening up a facility that provides all of a persons level of care at the end of life. I want a unit for adult day care, from there the clients can go to the assisted living center and then a long term care. I want the clients to feel familiar with the caregivers at the end of their life span. Can you direct me through this process, form begining to end. Nashville Tn. Connita
5 January 2011 at 11.36 am


Latarja Wrote:
Hello I would like to get information on opening up a group home in the city on Miami. I have experience working with kids for 8 years. I have worked at a residential facility and now elployeed at a Juvenile Detention center, I would love to continue helping youth in my community. If anyone have information on the first steps as well as additional information with getting started with opening up a group home please be so kind and email me at tarj24@yahoo.com thanks in advance!
3 January 2011 at 7.11 am


John Wrote:
Want to start an ALF for Vet'S in TX and work with the VA. What are your thoughts? Where do I start? (866)635-1514 John
1 January 2011 at 11.29 am


Talisha Wrote:
Hello, I am interested in opening an ALH for 4-6 individual's with a disability(MS,TBI,ect..)in georgia. I would like some information on getting started and grant info also a consultant to help me with this process. Thanks so much Talisha
1 January 2011 at 9.35 am


Salma Wrote:
I live in Baltimore Maryland and would like information on how to start up my own assisted living facility. Salma
30 December 2010 at 3.14 pm


Franklin Wrote:
hello my name is Franklin coello i got very interested in having my own Alf. i myself work in a Alf in Miami fl and would like more info on setting up one.you can reach me at
30 December 2010 at 12.10 pm


LaTasha Wrote:
I am interested in a consultation with someone who can assist me with funding, legalities, and etc, for starting a small ALF in Atlanta, GA area. 678-361-3238 LaTasha
26 December 2010 at 8.28 pm


Alex Wrote:
iam alex i need to know is ther a way to open my assisted living home even if there is one already in my neighborhood. because the city has told me i cant until the other facility loses or doesn't renew there license. is there a way around this in mesa az.
25 December 2010 at 11.52 pm


Brenda Wrote:
I am looking to learn as much as possible about the different kind of Assisted Living Facilities, licensing, and any information you are willing to share with me for the state of Michigan. I am wanting to take care of only 6 individuals at my home.I can be reached at Thank you. Brenda
24 December 2010 at 10.39 am


Chelsey Wrote:
Hi, My name is Chelsey and I am interested in opening a assisted living facility in Canada. My main focus would be people in the 18-35 year range that have chronic illnesses (such as MS, ALS, are Paraplegic or Quadriplegic and have no one able to take care of them etc.)I am only 19 right now, and I'm going to school to be a nurse. I figured the more information I can get now, the more it will help me in the future. I really appreciate any information anyone has, and please be assured that
it will go to good use.
Thank you Chesley
21 December 2010 at 12.23 am


Lisa Wrote:
I am in need of information on opening an ALF in Houston, Texas but willing to start off in a private home, need information on getting the clients. My e-mail is lrjasper@msn.com, my number is 832-928-1091 Thanks. Lisa
17 December 2010 at 7.09 pm


Rhonda Wrote:
I live just outside of Athens Ga. I would like to start up a Personal Care Home for the elderly, around 4-6 folks. Is there a grant available for remodeling that I could get? Rhonda
16 December 2010 at 5.47 am


Todd Wrote:
I have been an assisted living administrator for 15 years with a goal always to operate my very own small community. I have been actively involved in the culture change movement for several years and feel my approach to person centered care has earned my respect by hundreds. I am ready now to take the next leap of faith and could use some guidance and support Todd
13 December 2010 at 5.14 pm


Pauly Wrote:
I am needing monies to start up a ALF. We have the building - made for this kind of business-however: we need to renovate which will take money. The one thing we are short of. Any suggestions? Thanks marcia Pauly Marcia
12 December 2010 at 8.57 pm


Keona Wrote:
Your site has been helpful. I am trying to start a small 6-8 ppl ALF in Massachusetts and I am looking for any information on starting one in my state. If you know of grant, accountants, consultants, any info. Please email me. Thanks Keona
29 November 2010 at 1.10 am


Priscella Wrote:
Thank you for your article. My name is Priscella and I plan to open a 4 BR facility for the elderly in Racine, WI. I would like to know if some will be interested in consulting me on making my dream come true? Thank you very much. Priscella K. Jones
22 November 2010 at 8.51 pm


Tonya Wrote:
I am planning to open a ALF/Ilf in palm bay FL, West palm, Pembroke pines, and I am in need of all the information i can gather on getting started, grants, licenses,etc thank you 239-692-3932 Tonya
22 November 2010 at 6.51 am


Rosalene Wrote:
NEED HELP GETTING STARTED TO OPEN ASSISTANT LIVING HOME IN LAFAYETTE,LA ALREADY HAVE THE HOME 8-10 BED ROSALENE
20 November 2010 at 10.55 pm


Ben Wrote:
unique property for multi use purpose (group home, ALF etc.)Centrally located in Lakeland, FL this 7500 sq. ft. 32 room facility with totally enclosed courtyard is being offered to select specialty buyers only--Great for many uses-day care, assisted living, community center, church, private school/learning center-private dorm-bed and breakfast-7500+ sf.--many built in extras including completely enclosed courtyard with covered veranda, three port carport, can be divided into separate sections.

Serious inquiries only please-call with questions-no third parties
Please contact me with any questions or ideas. Ben
16 November 2010 at 1.33 pm


Sheila Wrote:
Hi my name is Sheila Roberson and I am interested in owning and operating an ALH. I already have the property and a big comfortable house. The house has already been inspected and there is a ALH already in this home at the present time, however, they are relocating to another town. I've already worked under someone as a caregiver in their ALH and I love taking care of the sick and elderly. I've wanted to do this for years. Is their grants that could help me get started? Also, any other info you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Sheila
12 November 2010 at 5.43 am


Scott Wrote:
Bee Hive Homes Assisted Living Franchises has been helping folks get into their own small ALF for over 12 years. We have over 120 small individually owned homes with about 20 more to open over the next year. Call us with any questions. 800-727-1900 www.beehivehomesfranchising.com Scott Jeppson
11 November 2010 at 1.20 pm


Ahmed Wrote:
Hello my name is Ahmed Harper and I am intrested in recieving any info about starting an assisted living facility as possible. This is my passion in life and I feel that it is now time Ive been procrastinating too long, so if there is any kind of advice, literature, or spacifics you all could help me with it would be greatly appriciated. This knowledge will not go on deaf ears. Thank you and hope to hear from yu soon. Ahmed
11 November 2010 at 9.20 am


Christine Wrote:
i live in arizona,i have a home thats licensed for ten people,i need clients,and advice on how to go about any help is appreciated. christine
9 November 2010 at 1.48 am


Tim Wrote:
Hi, thanks for the usefull information, I Own an ALH in Tucson, AZ and need to secure Permanent financing as we still have construction financing on it. We are established and successful and need some guidance for this.

Thanks, Tim Fazio 520-909-2892
8 November 2010 at 12.49 pm


Ralph Wrote:
Hello thanks for the info. What i am looking for is a consultant to help me in assisting and guigingme with this start up. I can be reached at 850-668-1346 Ralph
31 October 2010 at 12.19 pm


Audrey Wrote:
Hi I am intereseted in opening a ALF in MD area. I would be grateful if you can send me grant information and guidlines on how to get started. Audrey
31 October 2010 at 4.37 am


Mark Wrote:
I have located a 28 unit vacated rundown ALF. Being a general contractor I can do the rehab myself but am in need of funds for the completion after I purchase the building, hopefully in the way of grants. I see this as a way to help the elderly and create a small residual income at the same time Mark
29 October 2010 at 2.59 pm


Eleanor Wrote:
Hi can you tell me how do i go about getting a grant for assistant living home for the elderly in south carolina...have 1 client need assistance..... Eleanor
27 October 2010 at 8.14 pm


Mariela Wrote:
My name is Mariela. I am planning to open an assisted living facility in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. However, I will start my Graduates studies in The U.S. Would taking a Masters in Public health would be helpful? I already have the land. What should I do to build the facility? Where do I get the money from? Mariela
26 October 2010 at 10.04 pm


Lee Ann Wrote:
Would really like to open an ALF!! Have no clue where to start. Look for Land or property first? I am going to start working on a business plan and get it down on paper. Have so many ideas in my head, but do not know where to start! Lee Ann
26 October 2010 at 8.02 am


Lee Ann Wrote:
Is it unreasonable for me to think that I could successfully open an assisted living facility without having any kind of degree? It is something I would love to do and feel like it is something that would be extremely fulfilling! Lee Ann
25 October 2010 at 8.06 am


Esmena Wrote:
I am seeking Investors or an Investor, Government Grant, ect who would be interested in funding an Accredited Medical School/College In Fortlauderdale Fl.

This School/College would run Programs like Patient Care Technician, Medical Assistance Tec, Surgical Tec, ITT, RN Training, Medical Coding & Billing, Health Information Management ect. The point of such a Project is to train people to work and aid people in Assisted living Facility, Hospital,

They would have the appropreate training so that they could go out in the field and know how to care and treat people. It is best to email me on if you are interested, and i will give you more information. Esmena
21 October 2010 at 1.55 pm


Bobbi Wrote:
please if there is any way to help me get started in this business i have a home that is perfect for the use and would like to know what i need to do to get licensed. bobbi
17 October 2010 at 11.51 am


Arletta Wrote:
Thanks. This is a great site. It is very informative.
I am in need of grants and more details on getting started. Can anyone offer assistance? Arletta
15 October 2010 at 3.23 am


Mason Wrote:
Hi can anyone help me find grants to start assist living facilities. I have work in the field for several years as a "Alf" manager. My wife and I wants help her parents and others. We are passionate about helping childrens, young people, and adults with physical and mental disabilities. If anyone can help us, please call Mason & Rita Wingate at 410.925.5746 or 410.949.5900 Mason
14 October 2010 at 1.30 am


Delphine Wrote:
hi i am in jacksonville.florida and i am trying to start my own assist living facility...i am tryint to find out how so i go about gettint the license fot it and what else that i would have to do... delphine
9 October 2010 at 11.46 am


Sonny Wrote:
I have 5500 s.f. 7 bedroom building with 4 kitchens in it and zoned for Assisted Living Facility in houston tx , i am interested in somebody who can help me to manage & market it terms are negotiable,please call 713-386-5898
5 October 2010 at 10.34 pm


Sheila Wrote:
I would like to take care of the elderly ina a daycare situation in my home. I live in Pearl, Mississippi. What are the requirements in Mississippi ? Sheila
3 October 2010 at 9.54 pm


Ali Wrote:
Hi, I am interested in opening an ALf or ILF in Houston TX. We have already found a place, but need help in how do I get started? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Ali
2 October 2010 at 12.42 am


Malonia Wrote:
Greetings my name is Malonia. I am a nurse and my mom is a pastor. We are interested in opening an assistant living in the Maryland area but not sure where to begin. If there is any info you may have in regards to lic., grants, etc. please contact me. Thanks and God Bless. Malonia
1 October 2010 at 6.26 am


Felicia Wrote:
Hi...i live in texas and want to start an assisted living facility...thanks for the above tips for getting started, very helpful. How would a small business advertise and get the name out?? Felicia
30 October 2010 at 8.59 pm


Delia Wrote:
Nice to find your site. Before my friends and I begin to search for a site and funding we would need 1st off a certificate of need from the state. Is this correct? Please help with directions and thank you. Delia
29 September 2010 at 11.43 am


Donna Wrote:
Hello my name is Donna, I would like to open an ALF with my sister Jackie in Deltona Florida. Please If there is anyone who can guide in the direction or have any information on where we should start, please my email is thanks in advance DB Donna
29 September 2010 at 7.46 am


Valerie Wrote:
trying to locate needed info required to become full state cert. and lic in opening a assisted living home in arizona .. have many questions on if it would be easier for us to open as a boarding\foster care for elderly rather than assisted living to avoid some of loops of required assisted living ??? valerie
27 September 2010 at 4.31 pm


Saron Wrote:
I'm looking to open a Transition Home for teen girls pregnant or single parent, this has been a desire of mine for years being it that I myself was a young single parent for years. I wnat to help young ladies that are in this situation and feeling like there's no hope, no way out. Each one reach one, each one teach one. Saron
25 September 2010 at 10.32 pm


Coral Trainers Wrote:
Coral Trainers provides all services an Assisted Living Facility needs from Licensing to A.L.F. Core Training to staff training please visit us
24 September 2010 at 6.26 pm


Christy Wrote:
Hi, my name is Christy S and I am interested in opening a 4-6 bed facility in Hattiesburg, MS. I would love to speak with someone in Mississippi area everyone that has a facility act like it is a secret so if anyone can help please do! GOD BLESS!
staton
21 September 2010 at 10.02 pm


Yettekov Wrote:
Hello, I have a home that I want to turn into an assisted living facility. Can you please give me the steps I need to do this or point me in the right direction? I am ready to get the ball rolling on this. Yettekov
20 September 2010 at 11.34 am


Benjamin Wrote:
Hello, I am wanting to open N ALF and a HHA in maryland. How can I get grants to do thse? I have mahy years experience in managing health care agencies.
Please contact with your recommendations.
Thanks
O.O.Benjamin
Ph#410-655-7554. Benjamin
19 September 2010 at 8.40 am


Liana Wrote:
im trying to get information on opening up a three to four bedroom home to start off but need sum help on the whole startin process where do i began ? n how do i get help wit grants? i am doin this fo my family n other familys out there who would like there loved one to feel at home n still keep an everyday routine going fo them !my familly members r nt geting younger but older n who better to tend to them n otha loved ones the way i will my own family. so plz help if can in anyway liana
16 September 2010 at 9.28 am


Felicia Wrote:
I would like to open a 4-6 bed ALF in Virginia. Are there any grants/funding available, how do I obtain clients, and how do I start? I have worked in an ALF before, but now I do home health care. MY passion is helping the elderly and giving then a loving and stable environment. Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. (540) 788-4474 Felicia
14 September 2010 at 11.50 pm


Shon Wrote:
Hello & Hi, I am thinking to open 6 to 8 beds home-ALF in Sacramento area. Greatly appreciated if some one can help, assist & guide on how to do this. Which office to contact, license etc. and any related information. Shon
13 September 2010 at 4.37 pm


Jackie Wrote:
Hello ,my name is Jackie Pinkney and i need someone to come help me set up a assisted living home in the tx area will pay need step by step guide thanks in advance Jackie
10 September 2010 at 3.28 pm


Sandra Wrote:
I saw an Arizona Statute on HOA's not being allowed to ban Assisted Living Homes in our state of AZ. My HOA has informed me that they do not allow one. I cannot find the Statute again....any help from you would be appreciated. Sandra
8 September 2010 at 8.33 am


Yawa Wrote:
My name is Yawa from San Diego, taking care of people is what I have been doing for a long time and making it a career would be a dream comes through. Recently, I have completed the classes required to open level 4 homes for ALF. I am looking for more information on how to get funding please contact me at
6 September 2010 at 10.03 am


Randy Wrote:
I have been in healthcare for several years and also have owned my own business. I realize this endeavor will been alot of work. I have contacted my state office for a licensing info and I have a spot that will require some major renovations. My question is whether there are governments grants available or other funding services? Randy
5 September 2010 at 3.32 pm


Raymond Wrote:
I am interested in opening an ALf or ILF in Selma Alabama for the elderly, veterans. I have a building. How do I get started? Raymond raymondLsmith1@gmail.com
25 August 2010 at 1.26 pm


Reejetta Wrote:
Hello my name is Reejetta and i reside in palm beach county, FL and myself and my three business partners are looking to open an ALF and we are looking for a mentor as well as resources in opening a succeful alf.
25 August 2010 at 10.35 am


Johnnie Wrote:
I'm very interested in my own business I have been in the healthcare field for 22+ years and I would love to run a ALF can you help me get started. Thanks Johnnie Wright
24 August 2010 at 6.06 pm


Tasha Wrote:
My name is tasha and I reside in Palm Beach County and I am very interested in turning my five bedroom home into an ALF for the elderly. I need the steps in order to do so. Can you all help me? I want to get the ball rolling. Thank you tasha
24 August 2010 at 6.06 am


Riley Wrote:
My name is Riley and I've been in this field for 7 years now. I'm interested in opening a ALC for 5-8 people. This is my first time and I need advise for how to start and what to do, please email me at
23 August 2010 at 6.11 pm


Elaine Wrote:
Just opened a Personal Care home in Georgia. Having problems getting clients Private Pay or other clients. Do you know how to get clients? Any help would be appreciated. Elaine
23 August 2010 at 11.07 am


Latice Wrote:
LOOKING FOR A MENTOR TO HELP OPEN AN ASSISTED LIVING HOME IN BALTIMORE,MARYLAND. LATICE
16 August 2010 at 11.48 am


Linda Wrote:
I want to open a six bed facility for males . Veterans and Long term insurance if possible in Houston, Texas. I have my own building, I just need information on how to get started. Linda
16 August 2010 at 10.06 am


Crystal Wrote:
HELLO NETWORK, MY NAME IS CRYSTAL AND I AM LOOKING TO START AN INDEPENDANT LIVING FACILITY FROM MY 4 BEDROOM HOME I WOULD MOST CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE ON THE EASIEST WAY TO DO SO. CRYSTAL
9 August 2010 at 5.57 pm


Sarah Wrote:
Hi, my name is Sarah and I would like to open a 10 unit ALF in Alabama. I have taken care of my mom who have alzhemeirs for seven years and I would like to know how to get started in the business such as financing, licenses, and location in the Alabama area. Sarah
9 August 2010 at 2.08 pm


Debbie Wrote:
I am interested in opening a senior living facility in Southern Illinois. Does anyone have any information or suggestions? Thank you! Debbie
5 August 2010 at 7.45 am


Ebony Wrote:
I am interested in opening a small facility in Florida. I am in the field now and I want to open a facility that focuses on "Patient Care and Needs." If there is anyone with information on where I should start my e-mail is listed. Ebony
31 July 2010 at 4.21 pm


Towanda Wrote:
Hi, my name is Towanda and I am relocating from Maryland to PA. I am interested in opening a mother baby program for teen moms. I currently work for a program like that. I love working with kids. I am not sure how to get funding in PA.Would love some insight from anyone thanks. I loved reading all the comments and questions on this site.Email me. towanda
39 July 2010 at 9.36 am


Sione Wrote:
Hello and thank goodness for this site. me and my wife just opened an Independent Living Facility here in SAN JOSE, CA. in Febuary this year and we are leasing in a 4 bedroom house. and at the moment we are housing 6 residents. things are going great so far, and my question what do we have to do to become a non-profit? do you think it's a good idea for us to go non-profit? Sione
22 July 2010 at 12.07 am


Demarcus Wrote:
MY NAME IS DEMARCUS IM IN TEXAS AND IWANT TO START AN ASSISTED LIVING HOME BUT DONT KNOW WHO TO TALK TO OR WERE TO START CAN ANYONE HELP ME?409-594-2970 DEMARCUS
19 July 2010 at 11.15 am


Rodney Wrote:
hello my name is rodney in tx im trying to find grant assistance to open a va home please help me . thank you rodney
18 July 2010 at 7.35 pm


Denise Wrote:
My name is Denise from Orlando FL would like to open a family type Senior care home for no more than 4 adults. Would love to open my home and heart how do I go about getting started. I would like to help those that need a home from the state. Denise
16 July 2010 at 10.17 pm


Fred Wrote:
I'm in maryland, and I have considered setting up an assisted living facility. I love the elderly and enjoy time with them and caring for them. Will you be able to offer me some guidance. 2 years ago, I had 3 homes and lost my tenants due to the recession, but had to sell my homes quickly as when I considered the assisted living, I figure the process would take a while, and time was not on my side. Now, I would like to take the time and try setting up, and do it correctly. Will you be able to help me out, or show me the ropes? Fred
10 July 2010 at 6.49 pm


Tony Wrote:
Hello Everyone,
I would like any information regarding grants available to start an ALF in Phoenix Arizona. Any tips on starting a facility wuold be highly appreciated.Thanks,
Tony
5 July 2010 at 12.39 pm


Lisa Wrote:
My name is Lisa, I would love to open an ALF. Im just not sure how. I love people and I have worked with seniors since I was 16, Im now 49. I live in Pa. Please tell me how I can do this.
27 June 2010 at 3.59 pm


Markus Wrote:
I am looking for a consultant who has information on PRE_QUALIFIERS which must accompy the Letter of Intent to Provide Service Form to become a provider for MR/DD patients in the metro area of Georgia. Will truly appreciate your service. 404/629-7601 Markus Robinson
24 June 2010 at 3.11 pm


Lillie Wrote:
I THINK YOUR SITE WAS VERY HELPFUL MAY GOD BLESS EA. PERSON WHO HAS THE WRITE SPIRIT TO HELP TTHE ELDERLY IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS LILLIE LILLIE
19 June 2010 at 5.22 am


Kay Wrote:
I am a registered nurse in tampa interested in starting a small alf at first for my father and best friend. I would like to buy a place and possibly bring in some nurses that I know to work, as well as providing a free place to stay for wayward teens or unwed pregnant mothers in exchange for cooking, cleaning. being a companion to these wonderful elder people. It sounds like a win, win situation,but I don't know how to get started. Please respond to ktbell@tampabay.rr.com Kay Clark 813 404-8430
6 June 2010 at 11.54 pm


Peter Wrote:
my wife and I plan on opening an ALF we have a business plan. We need assistance in finding funding. If anyone has sugestions please advice, Peter Pascal Peter
2 June 2010 at 6.31 pm


April Wrote:
Hi My name is April and I am pursuing options to open an ALF-Please email me if you have any leads or any success winning funding for a start-up effort. Pay it forward when you can! April
2 June 2010 at 5.22 pm


Peter Wrote:
Hi my name peter pascal live in Bradenton fl. my wife and I are interested in opening an ALF, both nurses, need advice on obtaining financing. please, if anyone has advice please provide Peter
1 June 2010 at 9.29 am


Tanica Wrote:
Hi I live in california,I'm looking for someone to help me open my supportive living program in ca.5109324170
31 May 2010 at 9.59 pm


Gladys Wrote:
For help in opening an ALF in Florida or even an adult care family home.....or for those wanting to know the difference, please visit my website: www.alfhelp.com Thank you. Gladys gfonseca@alfhelp.com
25 May 2010 at 10.50 am


Gary Wrote:
I just got licensed by the State of Maryland for assisted living in a residence. Need help and advice on how to get client referrals. Call Gary at 443-621-1022 Gary
25 May 2010 at 9.12 am


Gloria Wrote:
My name is Gloria R. I have been helping and assisting people with setting/starting-up there assisting living facilities for the past 12 years and has also had great success with the opening of my own A.L.F. For a very affordable cost, you can start you Assisted Living Facility today! Gloria R.
24 May 2010 at 1.03 pm


Kaffandra Wrote:
My name is Kaffandra,I am a single parent in the process of becoming a foster parent. I am very motivated about starting my own company which would include monitoring and providing assistance for individuals whom require special needs and attention.I have several years of experience and plan to grow as God moves me.I reside in Memphis Tn.Please contact me with free and helpful information. Thanks Kaffandra
21 May 2010 at 3.30 am


Amy Wrote:
It is a great need for these facilities and should be with tender, love and care. I am look for help and information on an assisted Living Facility in Washington North Carolina.
17 May 2010 at 1.16 pm


Marlene Wrote:
I am interested in opening a Adult Living Facility for US Veterans in Tampa, FL. I would like to know who do I contact regarding the adults I want to service? Marlene
16 May 2010 at 6.18 pm


John Wrote:
I am thinking of opening up an ALF in Florida. they are going to be two or three bedroom houses and I need info on how they will need to be set up for the residents ie bathrooms, handicap ramps etc. John
15 May 2010 at 10.22 pm


Gayle Wrote:
i would like to start an adult day care where do i get to packet for license in the state of georgia. gayle
13 May 2010 at 7.35 pm


Rhonda Wrote:
My name is Ronda Banks,I am located in Houston, Texas. I am in the process of wanting to open an Assisted Living Facility. I need help with this process. If you know anyone who writes grants or anyone who has been thru this process please get with me... ronda0123@yahoo.com or 713-384-6700. I would really appreciate any help with this process. Ronda
13 May 2010 at 10.52 pm


Lynn Wrote:
Hi my name is Lynn. My husband and I are purchasing an old nursing home that has 11 rooms in a rural town in Montana. We would like to make it an ALF but I am not sure where to start if anyone has any suggestions please email me. We welcome any suggestions. Lynn
6 May 2010 at 9.43 pm


Bob and Pam Wrote:
Your site has been very helpful for us too.

My wife and I cared for seniors in our home in Polson, Montana (Senior Foster Care) for three years before building a personalized facility with 11 single rooms and 2 rooms large enough for couples or singles. We opened our new building in September of 2007(The Retreat). We have found that having private bathrooms including a shower is very important to families deciding where to place their parent.

We built our facility on a small hill on four acres that overlooks Flathead Lake to the north and the Mission Mountains to the east. It is very beautiful here and since Polson in primarily a retirement community(5000 - 6000 people in the winter and closer to 15,000 in the summer) we have had very few vacancies(one single room available right now).

We are only 1 1/2 miles from the local hospital but our residents like looking outside to see horses next door, deer coming by the garden outside and even our local fox who shows up a couple of times a month.

The financial rewards are very good as long as you maintain a high level of resident care. The work will be very time consuming though until you find the right mix of good employees. As long as you have good employees you can trust, then you can relax when you are not at work. Until then though, you worry about what is going on when you are not there. It is a balancing act for sure, but very worth it.

Unfortunately, health problems are forcing us to consider selling our business. If someone is genuinely interested in caring for seniors in a small town environment, then contact us if you like. Bob and Pam

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