If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, like your nursing career is stagnant, and you dread going to work, you’re not alone. Recent studies show that the majority of nurses feel like their workplaces do not value their contributions and achievements, do not care about their health and well-being, and do not provide adequate professional support and opportunities for advancement.
Many nurses combat these feelings by moving laterally to a new specialty or organization. But why not move vertically? In-home care agency ownership gives you an opportunity to continue advancing your career and take control of your own professional growth and development.
Nursing career stagnation
Career stagnation is a common concern among nurses, simply because of the nature of the job. In short, there’s only so high you can rise in a nursing career before you reach the ceiling. Typically, breaking through that ceiling requires you to return to school for advanced degrees or certifications, or it involves shifting to an administrative role, taking you away from patient care altogether.
Many nurses try to stave off these feelings of burnout or stagnation by making lateral moves to new departments, specialties, or workplaces, but soon find themselves stuck in the same routine, looking for the next opportunity. If that sounds like you, maybe it’s time to take the leap and truly advance your career.
What in-home care agency ownership offers nurses
In-home care agency ownership can provide nurses with a rewarding career in an industry with long-term viability, while still fulfilling their passion for patient care. Here’s what you have to look forward to when you open an at-home care business.
As a business owner, you’ll have full control over your schedule, allowing you to achieve a healthy work-life balance. In addition, you’ll be able to build up a business that offers the same balance to your fellow nurses and other healthcare professionals, supporting both their mental and physical health and well-being.
Ability to optimize patient care
Over half of nurses feel that their organization does not value patient safety, and 96% of nurses say they don’t have the time or resources to properly educate and engage with patients. As an at-home care agency owner, you get to control the standard of care for your patients, as well as your staffing needs and resources, ensuring that both you and your staff have the time and tools necessary for high-quality patient care.
If you’re one of the 3 out 4 nurses who feels underpaid, in-home care agency ownership can set you up for a brighter financial future. Investing in an at-home care franchise opportunity has a low cost of entry and a good franchise partner will set you up with all of the tools and training you need to build a successful business.
The outlook for the in-home care industry is overwhelmingly positive, making agency ownership a viable career choice for decades to come. There are currently 56 million Americans over the age of 65, and that number is set to reach nearly 95 million by 2060. In addition, these aging Baby Boomers are overwhelmingly choosing to age in place with the help of in-home caregivers.
Opportunities for growth
Not only does at-home care agency ownership give you the freedom to continue advancing your nursing career and skills, it also presents an opportunity to grow your interpersonal soft skills. As you build up a supportive, well-functioning team, you’ll learn new leadership, management, problem-solving, and mentoring skills that will help you succeed as a boss and a business owner.
How to start your own in-home care business
When it’s time to take your nursing career in a new upwards direction, in-home care agency ownership is a smart choice that offers long-term potential and the ability to grow your career and skills — without leaving the field that you love.
Right Hand Senior Care has franchise opportunities available for entrepreneurs who are passionate about providing high-quality patient care and making a real difference in their communities.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today and change your future with a Right Hand Senior Care franchise.