How To Open An Assisted Living Facility



How To Open An Assisted Living Facility

Written By: D.Besnette

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

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!


Our Top 3 Tips For Anyone Planning On Opening Their Own Assisted Living Home

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Facility planning can be a complicated process

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:

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 caregive!

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Bonus Video!


We had the opportunity to ask a Communications Director for a State Assisted Living Association why it’s important to become involved with an Assisted Living Association, and to attend their events and conferences.

Most states have an active Assisted Living Association, and most of them offer highly interactive and educational events open to association members, and the general public!

This is one of the best ways to network with other assisted living professionals, to learn about state regulations, and to find experienced caregivers and administrators to learn from. After all, most of these people have already gone through the process of successfully opening an assisted living home.

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Critical Aspects To Quality of Life in Assisted Living Communities:


Quality of Life is the sum total of many other aspects, including choice, independence and dignity, as presented by this excellent video by the ALFA.

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Rick Wrote:

I think you all are making this more complicated than it probably is in most locations unless you want to open a large facility. If you have a large home that you live in, I’m almost certain you can advertise in your local paper than you will rent to seniors and provide board and care under the scope of your license. Example for an ad: I’m a RN and I have space available for a senior citizen in my home. I will provide meals and assist them with their daily activities. I don’t see how anyone can stop you from doing this. You are essentially renting them a room and feeding and helping them. It isn’t a nursing home. Once you get the State involved they start smelling money and may create complications for you. I’m sure many of you disagree, and that’s your right. This is solely my opinion. Do as you choose.

27 January 2017 at 4:15 pm

Timothy Wrote:

As a QUADRIPLEGIC I am also a patient in need of 24 hr CAREGIVING but living on Long Island I cannot find any place for guys like me.

What if I helped the situation by converting my home to a maybe 4 bed home with elevator and individual bedrooms of course. How could I make this happen?

Thank you.

19 December 2016 at 4:12 pm

Juana Wrote:

For over 10 years, we have assisted start up Assisted Living Facilities and Home Healthcare.

We help with the licensure process, poliices and procedures, and business plans for your business goals and your state requirements.

We would love to consult with you at your convenience.

25 October 2016 at 12:11 pm

Mercedes Wrote:

I would like to start an assisted living community in Texas and I have no idea where to start. I am a nurse and have done geriatric care in many assisted livings and would love to start my own. Mercedes

19 October 2016 at 7:57 pm

Mallika Wrote:

Hi, We have a Senior living facility in Dallas. Its 78000 sq ft and with 100 rooms and all facilities. 50% occupancy and fully staffed , on a 2 acre property in the heart of Dallas . Its 3 storied and can have a ALF as well as a Dementia Unit too. Asking price is 3.8 million.For more info call 469 487 9906.

Thanks Mallika

18 October 2016 at 12:10 am

Lashana Wrote:

Hello, I’m really looking forward to opening up an assistant living facility for the elderly and people with SMI. The issue I am having is I really don’t know where to start with it. I’m currently in Wisconsin and It’s very hard to get any assistant from anyone.

11 October 2016 at 3:21 pm

Autumn Wrote:

Can you guide me in the first step to open a assisted living facility in the state of Ohio?

6 October 2016 at 7:22 am

Opal Wrote:

What is the process and what is needed to open an home style assisted living facility in New York. 4-6 elder. Opal

21 September 2016 at 12:21 pm

Thomas Wrote:

Got the ALF business package that Gerry recommended below, it has everything I as looking for to do an ALF build, business development manuals, client and employee forms and contracts, business plan, etc.

4 August 2016 at 6:22 am

Linda Wrote:

hi, i’m interested in opening a AFH i’m in the Milwaukee, WI area, any pointier LINDA

4 August 2016 at 5:23 am

Mildred Wrote:


i would like to open a assistant living home. i was wondering if there are any company that will do all the paper work for you and set it up. all most alike a turn turn situation mildred

23 July 2016 at 12:21 pm

Jackie Wrote:

Hi my name is Jackie and I want to build and open a assisted living buisinss. I have the lot to build on , but I need to know how many rooms I can make it and what type of building it would be consisdered if it’s in a residential area.

8 July 2016 at 12:01 pm

Nike Wrote:

I am a registered nurse and plan to open my personal care home here in Houston TX. I will appreciate if anyone can tell me about the cost of running one, if I can use home in deed restricted area and do I need water sprinkler for facility of 4-7patients. Any suggestion will be appreciated.

30 May 2016 at 11:03 am

Sunni Wrote:

I am a CNA looking to further my education and business ethics to owning my own facility one day. I have the knowledge and heart, but just no money. if you are interested please reach out. I need a serious team!

14 May 2016 at 11:11 pm

Chris Wrote:

Actually, I’m thinking of building an assisted living facility. I’m a small investor and considering a small neighborhood home, 10-15,000 sq ft . Something to house 15-20 seniors. I’m not sure if the economy of scale would be sufficent with a facility that small. But, I’ve noticed a number of people looking for something a bit more personal with not such a clinical atmosphere.

Would you, with your local experience, be able to share your insight with me as I consider the feasibliity of such an endeavor? Thank you.

2 May 2016 at 2:13 pm

Michelle Wrote:

I have a beautiful resort on an island in northern wisconsin if anyone is interested in running an assisted ?iving facility we would be interested we ran it as a resort for 5 years. I have health issues and we cqn no longer run it. Great awesome facility no deferred maintenance pristine condition. 55 condo like suites 9 hole golf course ice cream shop 3 restaurants tennis pontoons all on an island reply to

28 April 2016 at 9:15 am

Lori Wrote:

Can anyone give me a rough idea of what I should budget for operating expenses per resident? I live in California so I know expenses such as labor will cost more, but I really don’t know how to estimate. I will have 12 residents. This would exclude real estate expenses such as property taxes and propert insurance (I’ve got that). Thanks!!

30 March 2016 at 9:21 am


Roy Wrote:

Recently requested my Oct 14, 2015 E-mail address to be change due to losing my century link provder having relocated. I have on several occasions had comments posted on your web site. As you will notice operated 3 ALF’s for 11 years until semi retired. Have assisted many individuals in making a decision as to whether an ALF was a venture to pursue. I am a great believer in smaller personalized homes being made available to seniors. I hope you will consider my request. Thank You, Roy Wells

19 February 2016 at 1:22 pm

Marc Wrote:

Hello Group,

I’m in the process of starting a ALF for early stages of Alzheimer’s in New Jersey. Looking for someone who would be interested in doing either a JV or a consulting agreement with possible profit sharing. Must have knowledge and experience in all aspects of this industry. I can be reached either bye email or cell 917-607-9150.

7 February 2016 at 7:21 pm


Raina Wrote:

Hi, my name is Raina and I have a home with 4 bed and 2an a half bathroom I want to turn into an assisting living for old people and/or disabled please help me with info and let me know how to start

3 February 2016 at 7:21 pm

Cecil Wrote:

Hi,I would like to open an ALF in the Dallas, TX area. I have no clue how to start or what to do please help. Cecil 214 497 7624

2 January 2016 at 1:22 pm

Asher Wrote:

I am an active duty service member and am thinking about starting an ALF with my wife in Florida. I have done a lot of research but I am looking to gain more knowledge from other experienced individuals who are willing to share their knowledge. Asher

6 January 2016 at 7:29 am

Rathbone HomeWrote:

What a great article! I found this article really insightful I particularly like the section that talks about the costs of assisted living and it is a lot less then what people think.

2 January 2016 at 2:11 pm

Debra Wrote:

I am interested in opening an ALF in Los Angeles, California. If you are willing to give me information on how to open a home, please email me the info.

1 January 2016 at 4:09 pm

Tony Wrote:

Thanks Gary for the link you posted. I think at this point, most people here are just looking for pratical information based on experience on how to start/open a nursing facility. Not some packaged “fix it all book” for thousands of dollars.

21 December 2015 at 2:19 pm

Gerry Wrote:

I was able to get a good deal on an assisted living facility business start up package that has helped me plan out my ALF build in Florida. You can find the package at

18 December 2015 at 1:07 pm

Isabelle Wrote:

We offer training courses on how to own, operate and run Residential Assisted Living Communities. If you’d like more information check out our website here:

17 December 2015 at 11:02 am


Mary Wrote:

I own Professional Assisted Living Management in Texas and we assist with all areas of Assisted Living from licensure to employee and client packets, all to meet state requirements.Marketing strategies is our specialty.

phone 972-375-2277

16 December 2015 at 5:02 pm

Kisanka Wrote:

I would like to open a 4-6 bed ALF in Florida. I will like to know how to get licensed, get grants/funding, how to obtain clients. I will like to help vets because that is very dear and close to my heart because of my brother. I do have a bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration and MBA. Please help

8 December 2015 at 7:06 pm

Cyndi Wrote:

I own MedLiving Academy and assist individuals who currently own small assisted living facilities or would like to open one.

25 November 2015 at 11:41 am

Tony Wrote:

hello my name is tony brown i am with the military 3rd special forces group in fort bragg north carolina, i would like to open up a assistant nursing facility for vets, can anyone help with this procedure.

11 November 2015 at 11:11 am

Mark Wrote:

Hi, I am a Registered Nurse who would like to open an assisted living/group home in the area of NY, NJ, or PA. I am only 23 years old, but I would like to provide quality patient-centered care. Thank you for your time. Mark

31 October 2015 at 10:13 am

Jay Wrote:

What are the typical startup costs for an ALF for a single family home? Jay

21 October 2015 at 11:22 am

 Roy Wrote:

Thinking about owning your own Assisted Living Home. I will provide initial free consultation and evaluation to help you determine if this is a venture you should pursue. I set up, owned and operated 3 ALF homes for 11 years until retirement. I have assisted many individuals by furnishing & explaining complicated state rules & regulations as well as providing policies & procedures, forms & licensing information for individuals like yourself. Step by step consulting & guidance is a must for success. This can be a lucrative & rewarding business for the sincere & dedicated.

14 October 2015 at 11:21 am

Keri Wrote:

i have all the forms and paperwork to open an ALF in florida. I as going to do it and then changed my mind . selling with digital copies for 600.00 or best offer please contact me

14 October 2015 at 11:21 am

Stephanie Wrote:

hello my name is Stephanie I would like to open an inhome alf I`m in florida if anyone is in the process or has started one I need help on what steps to take stephanie

20 September 2015 at 12:21 pm

Debbie Wrote:

please tell me to where to find clients for my assisted living facilities in Richmond Va

9 September 2015 at 10:11 am

Harold Wrote:

Hello, I am in Southwest Houston area. I want to open an ALF. Can someone please give me some direction, as what I need to do next to start the business and/or how to find clients. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

19 August 2015 at 3:21 pm

Mr. Williams Wrote:

Hello wonderful people,

I am interested in opening a family ran ALF. I have started applying for licenses in the county I want to open the facility. I am needing assistance with finding grants, and guidance with the beginning steps.

Thank Mr. Williams

27 July 2015 at 9:46 am

Anna Wrote:

Hi my name is anna. i am very interested to open assisted living facility i am a hair dresser i have been to one of them i did the service for them since then i just want to be a part of this care i need to know how i get started thank you

21 July 2015 at 10:30 am

Sebastian Wrote:

Hello, I am in the Magnolia(TEXAS)area. I want to open an ALF.. Can someone please give me some direction, as what I need to do next and/or how to find clients. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

22 July 2015 at 10:31 am

Lisa Wrote:

I have 7.405 acres of prime property for a assisted living facility located on Furys Ferry Road in Augusta Georgia. I wanted to know if anyone was interested in the purchase of this property.

Thank you for your consideration in this request.

Lisa Bush, Realtor

Meybohm Realty


12 July 2015 at 9:12 am

Sherlie Wrote:

I want to open my own ALF, but I do not know how to write guidelines and policy for my faculty. Can you tell me how to do it? I’m in Florida if that matters on policies and guidelines. My phone number is 407-781-7930. Sherlie

9 June 2015 at 1:22 pm

Diane Wrote:

Hello I have just retired, looking to start an assisted living facility, new to the business,your web site is very helpful,can you please instruct me 443-447-3260 God bless thanks Diane

9 June 2015 at 6:01 am

Brandon Wrote:

I am opening an ALF in Florida and would like to see and example or a form for a Letter of Intent for the zoning application process! Anyone who can help?! Call or text. Please and thank you!! 310-467-8734

1 June 2015 at 8:11 am

Sheila Wrote:

Interested in starting a ALP in Washington DC area. Do anyone know where I can find and get assistance for properties to start my program?

Please contact me at 202-4005900 or by email Sheila

1 June 2015 at 8:10 am

Franklin Wrote:

I have a assisted living home for 6-12 people in kansas city Mo. that i would like to rent or sell. FRANKLIN

13 May 2015 at 3:17 pm

Norman Wrote:

Hi! my name is Crystal I’m an LPN who has been very passionate about opening an ALF in Florida but I don’t know where to start. Can anyone give me any advice? Crystal

23 April 2015 at 1:00 pm

Norman Wrote:

Im the founder of Assisted Living Abroad LLC out of Florida, are there any organization i could join who would refer us residents searching for affordable senior care services overseas??

We are located in Honduras, 2 1/2 flight from Florida. Any information would be great, Thank you. Norman Mtz 972-904-1187 –

20 April 2015 at 9:12 am

Marlene Wrote:

Hello fellow caregivers. I am an RN with 24 years of experience in Home Care and Assisted Living. I have consulted with a Residential Care Home in the Twin Cities to help them with their deficiencies following an Audit. I developed Polices and procedures to meet the requirements of the State of MN and Federal Regulations. Additionally, I developed training materials for the orientation of staff and for meeting the special needs of individual residents. I have a full-time job in the Insurance industry, but my dream is to build and open a 4-6 bed Residential Assisted Living in my rural community. The reason I say “build” is because I want to do it the right way and ensure it is handicapped accessible. When you buy a home which already exists it requires a lot of modifications to make it suitable and safe. I want each bedroom to have a water closet with a commode and sink. I want to have a separate shower room and a separate tub room with a walk-in tub. All of this takes money and unfortunately I have bigger plans and bigger dreams than I do a pocket book. LOL! Our seniors have so much to offer and to give. I love listening to their stories and supporting them, while encouraging their right to be as independent as they can be. While at the same time, providing them the assistance they need in a safe and respective environment and promoting their health. I am open to any advice anyone can share with me. I welcome any words of wisdom which may bring me closer to my dream of caring for seniors. I have a passion to serve those in my rural farming community. I know my dreams are big, but one must dream it and visualize it in order for it to happen. I would love to call my home “The Farmstead,” to honor my community. I thank you in advance for any guidance or pearls of wisdom you have to share. Thank you.


13 April 2015 at 9:20 am

Olivia Wrote:

I need help opening a asssited living home in Tucson, AZ area. Olivia

11 April 2015 at 12:22 pm

Clark Wrote:

Just going through the comments on this page makes it obvious what a booming industry this is!

6 April 2015 at 1:20 pm

Sandra Wrote:

Hello, I’ve talked to two owners and they did not want to share any information.

I’m in New Braunfels, Texas Comal Co.I go for information regarding Texas. Comal Co.

Thank you, Sandra Keith 512-567-5070

1 April 2015 at 1:25 pm

Katera Wrote:

Does anyone have information on how to start a facility or residential care in tulsa

1 March 2015 at 12:02 pm

Roberta Wrote:

In Illinois, do you have to pay a fee for a 12 bed assisted care every year or just once?

24 March 2015 at 11:22 am

Will Wrote:

I would like to sell two single family homes next door to each other in the Houston area that are furnish and could be used as an ALF. If interested, please call 713-398-3823

23 March 2015 at 8:04 am

Rowan Wrote:

I would like to start up and manage an affordable assisted living community in New Jersey. I have the land and many years experience running multifamily units. I need to find the funds for the building construction. Any advice?

23 March 2015 at 8:14 pm

Pavielle Wrote:

am interested in opening up an ALF in the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas area. I have 8 years of experience with working with the Developed Mentally Disabled in a State Facility as well as 8 years of Military Government Finance/Accounting. I would love some input on how to go about starting my own facility.

18 March 2015 at 1:04 pm

Tiana Wrote:

I live in Dallas TX I have passion in caring for the elderly. I want start my own Assisted living facility and I would need help on how to get clients.

5 March 2015 at 2:04 pm

SheJuan Wrote:

Hello, I am in the Huntsville, Willis, Conroe (TEXAS)area. I want to open an ALF..I am even interested In using my home to start. Can someone please give me some direction, as what I need to do next and/or how to find clients. My degree is in Business Administration, with emphasis in Finance. I have a passion for taking care those in need. Your help will be greatly appreciated. SheJuan

26 February 2015 at 8:32 am

Dhar Rawal Wrote:

I am a Houston based real estate investor and interested in partnering with an experienced local RN to open/purchase an assisted living facility Ideal candidate is somebody local that is experienced at running the care side of an ALS and would like to open their own facility with a partner who can take care of the business/administrative/marketing side of things Please contact at 281-995-6423 if you are interested

23 February 2015 at 12:33 pm

David Wrote:

I have a client that Im working with in promoting a complete guide and business plan for opening a facility that she put together. She has opened facilities in 3 states and is a veteran health care giver. please let me know if your interested as these facilities are great and a must in every state 🙂 Take Care, David

19 February 2015 at 10:12 am

Harriet Wrote:


10 February 2015 at 1:13 pm

 Joan Wrote:

I am a consultant (RN, NHA, RHIT. Many years of small facility management and regulatory experience) and have just written the Guidebook for Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Care Providers. Step-by-step — (NOT state specific) with sample policies, procedures, job descriptions. Call me at 701-388-8465 or email at

9 February 2015 at 11:47 am

Jeannie Wrote:

I am a BSN in Va, and would love to start my own assisted living facility. I have 20 years experience as a med/sur/geri nurse

8 January 2015 at 10:32 am

Mashanda Wrote:

Does anyone have an information on how to get an assisted living home started in south Carolina? Mashanda

9 January 2015 at 3:38 pm

Johnetta Wrote:

My name is Johnetta from St.Louis Mo. 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 with special need and sickly people from the state.Feel free you can contact me 3148530291 Johnetta

8 January 2015 at 3:45 pm

Angel Wrote:

My name is Angel and I am interested in opening an assisted living in Virginia I an experienced CNA for 8 years and I love what I do . Need info on how to start the process

5 January 2015 at 2:12 pm

Jean Wrote:

Hello everyone, my name is Jean and I am interested in opening up my own assisted living in Baltimore, Maryland. I have been a cna for 12 years and I love what I do. This is something that I have been wanting to do for years but I don’t know where to begin. Could anyone willing to give me some insight please email me at

2 January 2015 at 8:59 am

Marsean Wrote:

Hello my name is Marsean and I reside in Baltimore, MD and have a desire to open an assisting living home for approx. 4-5 pp. starting out. I’m looking for a experienced mentor that can give me the tools and guidance from start to finish. Willing to pay a reasonable fee, free guidance would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks in advance! Marsean

30 December 2014 at 10:12 am

Charles Wrote:

Hi my wife and I are trying to open an alf in Tampa. Need licensing info. Please email us withbany helpful infi. Thanks.

29 December 2014 at 11:02 am

Deborah Wrote:

I’m have a license assisted facility in State of Maryland. I can give you guidance from start to finish. Bring all your questions? Fee is affordable. (301)343-2364 Deborah

29 December 2014 at 10:13 am

Connect To Care Wrote:

Hi. Connect To Care,, may be able to provide you with assistance and guidance on establishing or growing your assisted living home. We offer boutique quality services for those in smaller facilities. We are based in Wisconsin, but have worked with clients in AZ, CA, IL, MN and GA. TJ

29 December 2014 at 11:02 am

Sabrina Wrote:

I am looking for “how to” on opening an ALF . I am in South Florida. Sabrina

11 December 2014 at 4:55 pm

Rhonda Wrote:

 My husband and i currently own and operated 3 assisted living facilities in West Virginia, we have been in the business for 16 years and are looking to sale out. We have a total of 50 licensed beds, all are private pay, currently we are operating approx. 90% . Our facilities are in downtown historic Beverly., WV., Elkins, wv, and Belington, WV. They are all close to interstate 79. If anyone is interested please contact me by phone 1-304-614-2684.

26 November 2014 at 1:40 pm

Monique Wrote:

Please provide your best advise: I have been a social worker for of 15 years in nursing homes/ rehab facilities. I am looking to open an assisted living outside of NYC. The market in NYC is basic taken over and very hard to get into unless you go far upstate. I have several states in mind to open the facility. I just need some guidance, I am currently working on obtain a lisence for the state of florida. Thanks, please feel free to email me any information. I am not looking for a consultation.

12 November 2014 at 10:10 am

 Diane Wrote:

I have been a caregiver for many years and my husband and I have opened and operated Adult Family Care Homes. We now do consulting work to assist others with starting up AFCH’s right in their very own home. This type of work is very rewarding. Having an AFCH gives seniors a home-like environment as they continue to age and provides the homeowner a way to earn an income while staying at home. If you need assistance starting an AFCH or have questions about what we do, please contact us. Our fees are reasonable and our commitment is real.

We believe our society is judged on how we treat our elderly. We are proud to be involved in providing quality and compassionate care

Diane (cell) 727.894.3252

27 October 2014 at 2:32 pm

Sergio Wrote:

Hello, me and my business partner are looking for guidance (hopefully a mentor) on starting an assisted living facility in Maryland or NYS. We’ve done a lot of the basic research, but we’re hoping to learn the ropes from someone who has already been there. Email or call 202 256-1124. Thanks. Sergio

27 October 2014 at 2:31 pm

Valentine Wrote:

Hello all! I am an RN, CM/DN in Maryland looking for assisted living facilities that need a delegating nurse. I will do all delegating nurse functions. I am also a BLS for health care provider instructor. Please feel free to email me at the address below if you have any interest in my services. Please refer to others you may know who need certification. I offer reasonable prices and do one on one certification. Thank you in advance!!! Valentine

27 October 2014 at 2:31 pm

Brenda Wrote:

We have a 4.9 acre track about a hour NW of Austin, TX in Central TX considering developing into ALC. Off major highway. Looking interested investor or partner. Brenda

15 October 2014 at 9:30 am

Asente Wrote:

Aloha! Im from the Pacific Isalnder, name: ‘Asenate Pulu and passionately looking to open my own ALF in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, Az.). I have BA in Health Care Administration/MBA which I been eager to put into realty. I also have 20 plus years of care giver is one of the major reason why Im thrill to administer my own facility, is my natural love and care for alderly people. My major need: (1) is funding my business, (2) lega implication (3) location. Asente Pulu (Nia)

14 October 2014 at 10:29 am

Natasha Wrote:

I have 5bdrm single family house in Phoenix, AZ. Long time in the field.Would like to open family owned assisted living home. Where I have to start? Thank you

10 October 2014 at 10:24 am

 Tracey Wrote:

Hi, my name is Tracey and I am from maryland. I have years of experience as manager of assisted living facilities as well as being a consultant. I f you need a consultant and/or manager/or alt.mananger to obtain your licensce. Please contact me. Please know I love taking care of people, and I do things by the book. Serious Inquires Only!

6 October 2014 at 8:38 am

Ali Wrote:

I am looking to start up a assisted living facility in CA or Northern VA (Western MD). I need to make sure if I am on a right track and investment. I love to take care of elderly and make their lives easier.

2 October 2014 at 8:12 am

Heather Wrote:

I have been taking care of the elderly for 20 plus years. I am ready to take the next step and open an assisted living home in northern Colorado. I have many questions and any help would be greatly appreciated.

2 October 2014 at 2:18 pm

Sharman Wrote:

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I am a consultant that assist potential owners of personal care homes, group homes for youth and adults, and home care. I assist people all over the country in every state. If you are serious about getting licensed call 770-966-1639 or visit my website I look forward to hearing from you. Sharman G. Lawson

29 September 2014 at 9:14 am

Carry Wrote:

I am a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator in Idaho and would like to start a small maybe 6-8 bed facility myself. I want to know how I go about that? Carry

22 September 2014 at 1:32 pm

Erica Wrote:

Can anyone give me information on starting a facility in Nevada ERICA

15 September 2014 at 2:37 pm

Steve Wrote:

Established turn key Assisted Living for sale in Utah. 16 Bed with potential to add on. Great referral base. 92% occupancy rate. Premier facility. Larger rooms with bathrooms. Perfect for Individual or investor. For More information please contact me at

8 September 2014 at 8:27 am

Glenn Wrote:

Developing three 15-bed facilities in campus setting in Colorado. All NEW builds with ALF and Memory/Dementia Care opportunity. Looking for manager/operator/director with experience. Incredible opportunity with possible future Equity and Ownership in both the business and the Real Estate. A real retirement maker for the right candidate. Contact Glenn at 303-406-1395 25 August 2014 at 3:07 pm

25 August 2014 at 3:07 pm

Penya Wrote:

I am looking into opening a family owned A.L.F. in the Bay Area. My family and I have been in different parts of the health care industry and think putting our expertise together would greatly serve the elderly in our surronding area. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to get this venture started.

16 August 2014 at 6:29 pm

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 operated (3) homes for 12 years until my recent retirement. I have also had the pleasure of assisting others across the US in their decision making & subsequent set up of their own homes. It is truly a satisfying as well as rewarding venture both personally & 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 & in an affordable manner. There are many aspects to consider before making a commitment & only then should you proceed & when talking with you I am sure you will understand my ability & willing ness to assist you. If you desire initial,free & helpful information with no commitment contact me. Good luck. Roy

11 August 2014 at 2:38 pm

Eva Wrote:

How can I get funded for an V.A. ALF facility ?

29 July 2014 at 11:18 am

Tia Wrote:

Hi my name is Tia, I just recently opened an assisted living in MD. i been having a very hard time gettin cilents. if anyone can help please email me! Thank you Tia

25 July 2014 at 8:19 am


I am a RN who have owned a group home and an ALF license in Miami Florida for about seven years now. In those years, I have been unable to get any client in either of these facilities. In the earlier years, I maintained a relationship with the appropriate agency without positive outcome. I am frustrated, and in dire need of any help or advice that can help put clients in my home. I can be reached at

7 July 2014 at 2:11 pm

Michelle Wrote:

We would like know how to open An Assisted living for people aging with dementia or other mind realated illnesses in Birmingham, AL. Michelle Davis

3 July 2014 at 8:21 am

Larry Wrote:

I have an approved 232 unit/ 270 bed ALF facility in Hobe Sound, Florida. Will sell. Contact me if interested. Serious buyers only please.

30 June 2014 at 8:40 am

Lucy Wrote:

I’m a REALTOR and have a doctor client who is looking to purchase an existing (medium sized) ALF in Central Florida. Do you know of any facility that is currently or could be on the market? Thanks! Luc

27 June 2014 at 1:48 pm

Tracey Wrote:

I am a experienced assisting living manager in Baltimore, MD looking for a investor to invest in me,I will provide the day to day operations. I am looking for a honest, and caring owner, who wants to do things per comar regulations.

22 June 2014 at 5:19 pm

Jim Wrote:

My partner and I own a 14.5-acre site (on a 700 acre lake +) in the Winter Haven, Fl area – major frontage on 4-lane, divided hwy. We would like to build an Adult Assisted Retirement Apartment, but need help & advise. Zoning and prelim engineering complete. Thank you. Jim Schroeder

19 June 2014 at 4:24 pm

Jenny Wrote:

we are registered nurses researching the opening an ALF in Florida. We’ve decided that we have to do this. We really enjoy bedside care and would like to have more human interaction. We are looking at a 3 bedroom facility. We would like to make it a seren haven. We do need advice and overall help. Thanks a lot for your help Jenny&Cavern

12 June 2014 at 11:00 am

Amber Wrote:

I am interested in starting an assisted living home for seniors in Sacramento, Ca. The facility would be small up to six beds. I need help in every aspect from start up financing to marketing Any comments or advice will be greatly appreciatedprexiated.

7 June 2014 at 6:05 pm

Robin Wrote:

I am looking to start up a assisted living facility for those who are living with dementia or impaired memory loss in the New Hampshire area. I have 22 years experience in the health care field with 17 years as a registered nurse. I am currently working as a Director of Nursing services for a large corporation in a Long Term Care and Skill nursing facility. I am not looking to make money but I have the compassion to making sure that others love ones are provided with the best quality of care and a since of well being. I am looking for assistance with what is the best way to finance this business and non profit is a better was to go? Anyone have any suggestions or willing to share their experience in this business. It would be graciously appreciated Robin

7 June 2014 at 3:43 pm

Elizabeth Wrote:

I want to operate an assisted living facility. I am an LPN, have my degree in Healthcare administration and I am currently getting my Masters in Human resource with specialization in Organizational Leadership. I Live in Virginia and I already have my License form the offices of the Virginia Social Services Dept. to operate an ALF. I do no know what agency to contact for getting residents. I have not bought a house yet but I want to know if such agencies exist in Virginia. elizabet.

6 June 2014 at 4:39 pm

Dianne Wrote:

I am interested in starting my own CBRF in Wisconsin. I have 36 years experience as a CNA, and care provider private and institutional. I have grown disgusted with the way our seniors are being treated in the recent homes I have worked for. I went to college and have my Business Degree and I have almost completed my Accounting Degree. I am not in this business to make a fortune. I just want to create the best living facility I can for these people who have worked hard all of their lives. I want to have a place where the family does not have to worry leaving their loved ones and their loved ones will love staying in their new home. I will be very particular in whom I choose to help me take care of these people. The problem is that I do not have much in the way of finances to start one. I am also in an area where the need is high. I did find one home that is $326,000. It would be perfect. I have an LPN who is willing to help me with the process and continue once it is complete. She was also my former boss in a CBRF. Does anyone have any suggestions about financing? Thank you. Dianne

5 June 2014 at 9:48 am

Troy Wrote:

am interested in opening an assisted care facility, not to make a living but because I care about the people. I do believe I can make difference in elderly peoples lives. Please advise an the steps to take. Thank you Troy

29 May 2014 at 9:52 am

Jamie Wrote:

Wow! Quite a few caring folks wanting to care for our elderly. Wonderful! My company wants to build your facility for you. Our methodology permits high-quality, single-source erection and a very functional and beautiful final product. Geography desired is the Midwest. Also have property available for small (20 bed) to large (70 bed) facilities with zoning and waiting list to match. If you have the management criteria, I can likely find financing for you, too….but they will absolutely require proven care experience, if you’re looking to do an AL or dementia-care. Feel free to call me, directly, too, at 217-801-0118. Thank you for this depository of comments. Jamie

11 May 2014 at 6:51 am

Cassandre Wrote:

Hi my name is Cassandre and I would like to open an assisted living for up to 10 people in the Tampa Bay Area and would like to know the steps to follow. Cassandre

9 May 2014 at 3:44 pm

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.

17 April 2014 at 4:39 pm

Rick Wrote:

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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 –

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

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:

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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

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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

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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

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 1.08 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

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!


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.

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. 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

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


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 by phone at 6023749905

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

24 April 2013 at 2.49 pm

Hortensia Wrote:


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


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.


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

Hortensia Wrote:


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 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.

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

13 September 2012 at 7.12 am

Collin Wrote:

I am interested in opening a facility in maryland

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?

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:


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. 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.

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


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.


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


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.


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…..


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


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


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

16 March 2012 at 9.23 am

Uni Wrote:

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6 March 2012 at 1.37 pm

Mary Wrote:

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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

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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?


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

Theolar 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.

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:


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 more than 2 or 3 people per week. selena

14 January 2012 at 10.00 pm

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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

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.

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 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:

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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.

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.


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!

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

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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:

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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! Katie

19 August 2011 at 1.59 pm

Mary Wrote:


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.

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. 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

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.

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. 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

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:


434-607-1716 BENITA

13 April 2011 at 3.10 pm

CDalbeth 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


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?


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

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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 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:


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, 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 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. 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 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 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

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.comScott 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