If you’re realising your dream of starting your own aged care business, your first milestone on the journey will be becoming CHSP registered. Of course, you’ll also face other challenges, but the good news is that when you’re forewarned, you’re forearmed. Here are some challenges you might face and what you can do about them.
Challenge #1 – Strict regulation measures
Working around the constantly updated regulations in the aged care sector can drive any person around the bend, as it often feels like a never-ending flow of paperwork is being forced your way! When you speak to providers, it seems that most of this comes from supply management and budget spending. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do about it, as it all depends on how the government chooses to proceed. Your best bet is to keep up your end of the agreement, and don’t take shortcuts.
Challenge #2 – skilled staff shortage
Working with the aged is not a job – it’s a calling. It requires a unique personality and training, and there is a massive lack of this in Australia. According to Aged and Community Services Australia, the country will need about 55 000 additional full time community aged care workers by 2023. What can be done on your side? Apart from sticking to the recommended staff to patient ratio, and avoiding overloading staff, you can also integrate IT solutions that help them get more done in half the time.
Challenge #3 – future profitability
Yes, you want to help people, but you also want your aged care business to succeed and sustain itself in the long term. Instead of focusing on what you can’t control, focus on what you can. If you want to attract investment opportunities, make your business an attractive target, implement systems and processes that keep things organised and operating as they should be. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can integrate an IT solution that saves time by making your business more organised, like our case management software. It’s just $15 per active client per month, meaning that if you have a client that you haven’t worked with on a given month you don’t pay for them. It also has free tiers, add-ons, and extra functionality. For a free demonstration,why not contact Pnyx today?