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The Home Care Bible Now Available for Entrepreneurs Starting Their Own Senior Care Business

Founder of A Better Solution Home Care Nursing, Inc., Shares Tips and Techniques for Operating a Successful Home Health Care Operation.

San Diego, CA, USA — The Home Care Bible is now available for entrepreneurs seeking to launch a successful business offering home care services to seniors. Written by Lia Smith-Pratt (http://liasmith.net), CEO of A Better Solution (ABS) Home Care & Nursing, The Home Care Bible shares her experience and business tips from more than 30 years in health care and 18 years at ABS providing home and nursing services to seniors.

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance there are more than 8.4 million American seniors that receive long-term care services annually, and 27 million seniors will need some form of care by 2050. As a result, the home care is currently a $93.4 billion industry growing at an annual rate of 3.4 percent. Since more than 90 percent of aging Americans are opting for home health care, so the need for independent home care providers continues to grow at a dramatic pace. The Home Care Bible was written specifically for nurses, therapists, and non-medical professionals seeking to become their own boss and establish their own senior care practice.

“After working with so many home care providers over the years I have seen all the mistakes as well as a variety of successes,” said Smith-Pratt. “To be a winner in home care you need to adopt the right mindset and know where to look for potential pitfalls that could sink your business. Although I originally wrote The Home Care Bible to help ABS franchise partners, the book contains valuable lessons for anyone considering entering the home senior care field.”

In The Home Care Bible, Smith-Pratt shares her tips and techniques to home senior care business owners in how to avoid costly mistakes and build a successful business. It also illustrates how to build a care business with a culture of integrity and dedication to the Spirit of Service.

The Home Care Bible is available in paperback from Amazon or online at http://liasmith.net.

About Lia Smith-Pratt
Lia Smith-Pratt is the author of several books, including “Spiritual Lessons for my Daughters” and “Smart Steps to Big Dreams.” She also is founder and CEO of A Better Solution (ABS) Home Care & Nursing, which has been providing quality home care to seniors for 18 years through its care and placement services and ABS franchisees. When she is not working as CEO of ABS Home Care Nursing, she shares her business insight and experience as a business coach and inspirational speaker.

Smith-Pratt makes her home in San Diego.

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Lia Smith-Pratt

Best Home Care Announces Same-Day Paychecks For Employees and Personal Care Assistants

Best Home Care, a Twin Cities home health care agency, has begun providing employees with same-day paychecks. This announcement comes after the passing of new laws requiring Minnesota home care agencies to provide overtime payment.

Minneapolis, MN, USA (November 23, 2015) — Best Home Care, a Minneapolis home care agency, is now offering same-day paychecks to their entire staff of home care professionals and personal care assistants. This news comes after the passing of a law in the State of Minnesota that requires Minnesota home care agencies to compensate their PCAs for every hour of overtime worked. The new bill signals a momentous shift in home care administration practices and Best Home Care is proud to be a leader in this movement.

By offering same-day paychecks, Best Home Care seeks to provide an efficient solution to a common need among home care professionals and family caregivers. Using Best Home Care’s exclusive Homecare Timesheet App, personal care assistants are able to request payments when they need them instead of waiting until the end of a pay period. The Minnesota PCA agency also allows their employees to submit timesheets via fax, email, and electronic PDF while offering timesheet reminders via telephone or email.

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our personal care assistants to be compensated for the home health care services they provide,” said Andre Best, Owner of Best Home Care. “Often times, PCAs will have difficulty submitting their timesheets on time or have a small mistake on their timesheet. Instead of waiting another two weeks to be paid, we seek to provide a way for our home care professionals to receive their money when they need it.”

On October 13th, the new home care overtime laws went into effect throughout Minnesota. This law greatly benefits personal care attendants working for a home care agency that provides overtime pay as they are now compensated for their work. However, a good number of Minnesota PCA agencies do not allow for overtime pay and as a result, these agencies were forced to cut employee’s hours to comply with the new state requirements. Despite these recent legislative changes within the home health care industry, Best Home Care has not cut any hours or pay rates for their personal care assistants; staying true to a promise that owner Andre Best made to employees.

About Best Home Care
Best Home Care is a top in-home health care agency providing support for personal care assistants (PCA) and family caregivers in Minnesota. Founded in 2005 by Andre Best, an attorney and former union president, the company offers administrative assistance and educational resources for those providing home care for seniors and individuals with various disabilities and diseases. Best Home Care is a PCPO, PCA Choice, and Waivered Service Provider.

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Andre Best
Best Home Care
2562 7th Ave E #201
North St Paul, MN 55109