8 Key Places To Find Private Paying Senior Clients
The potential to help Seniors and the Disabled is all around us. By taking advantage of everyday opportunities, you will be sure to find them- Or they will find you!
In my opinion, one of the best ways to attract Disabled and Senior Clients is the "old fashioned way."
Here are 8 key places where you will be sure to find Private Paying Senior Clients.
1. The Grocery Store
Morning or mid-morning is best. Every day of the week- and if you have small children like me, they will almost ALWAYS approach you.
I am also seeing quite frequently Seniors forgetting where they parked their car. The grocery store is one of the most underrated places to find potential Disabled and Senior Clients to serve.
2. Hospital Discharge Lists
You can have your name and number- or your business put on discharge lists at major hospitals. When Patients need further assistance (Medical or Non-Medical) upon leaving the hospital, healthcare staff will refer them to this list.
3. The Senior Care Facility where you are employed or assigned to
If you are already working at a Senior Care facility, someone may need or want private one on one personal care assistance while they are there, or upon leaving.
If you work for an agency that sends you to a Senior Care Facility, step out on your break, get some coffee, and walk around the premises a bit.
When Residents at a Senior care facility go to the dining room for meals, many times a member of their Family will come and eat with them. Take note, and see how you can help make Caregiving easier on the Family.
Also, certain Residents at the Care Facility will notice how well you assist an agency Client, and may ask if you can personally assist them!
4. A Specific Table or Area at a Senior Care Facility for Independent Professional Care Services
Different facilities will have their own rules for displaying your small business information. You will either need to network with administration, or just simply ask if they have a certain area where you can leave your information.
When I was going to assess a gentleman for possible future assistance, he lived in some apartments specified for people with Disabilities.
While his former Private Duty Caregiver was showing me around the activity room, I noticed a large bulletin board where people placed their business information- some even had their name, phone number, and the care services that they offer, neatly written on an index card.
5. Craig's List
You will be surprised! Family Members will put ads out on Craigslist searching for the perfect Professional Caregiver to help.
This can also be a great way to find Clients to serve if you are just starting out.
(Check in your local newspaper as well) Some of the request that family members put out may be under the amount that you want to charge.
One should check it out anyways because 1. You don't have to accept the Client after meeting with them, and 2. You could negotiate in person, and come to an agreement that equals out to the amount that you desire-such as more days or hours.
Whether you are inexperienced or experienced, you never know what you may gain from it.
6. Assisting another Independent Senior Care Entrepreneur
Assist another Senior Care Entrepreneur when they are overbooked, go on vacation, need a weekend off, or if they just don't want to work weekends with a permanent Client.
I met a guy who was assisted an elderly man every weekend. He asked me if I wanted to make a quick $750 so that he can have a whole weekend to himself for a change.
7. A friend or family member
One of my Clients referred me to a former co-worker of his who was looking for someone to assist her mom- The time and days that she wanted me to assist her would clash with an established Patient of mine, and they did not want or need assistance at any other time.
She later called to tell me that she was going to pay her niece to help.
8. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers
My Patients with Multiple Sclerosis would tell me of the many people with different Disabilities who they came into contact with at these centers that needed further assistance at home.
We pass by the Senior and The Disabled Community everyday at the bus stop, taking a morning stroll, in community centers, church or temple -Strike up a conversation with them, if they do not need assistance, they may know someone who does.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for tomorrows post-Day 7, How To Avoid A Drop In Your Salary.
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