Are you thinking about starting a rehab facility in your community?
There are many benefits to having a care facility that focuses on creating healthy habits for addicts and giving them the support network they need to succeed. But what all goes into starting up one of these facilities?
There are a few steps you should consider taking before opening your doors. From feasibility studies, to staff training, to licensing, starting up a care facility for addictions can be a long process. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more!
Know What Your Community Needs
First things first, it’s important to know what kind of service the community you are in needs.
In 2017 it is estimated over 77,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States. That is nearly 40,000 more deaths than in 2007. The opioid crisis is a very real emergency in the country.
Many communities struggle to deal with numbers like this. With an election year looming, candidates are starting to speak openly about their plans for how to deal with the crisis.
If you’re thinking a rehab facility for opioid and narcotic treatments may be the best option for your community, consider speaking with your city council. Conducting a feasibility study will help your case as well.
Get Your Network On
Like most industries, networking in the medical and psychological treatment field is essential.
Once you’ve conducted your studies and decided what kind of treatment facility may aid your community the best, it’s a good idea to start reaching out to medical professionals for help. They will help you decide what kind of staff you’ll need and how many patients you’ll be able to take on at a time.
Networking with the medical professionals who deal with addictions every day will give your facility the legitimacy it needs to function smoothly.
Create a Solid Business Plan
Many first-time business owners may struggle to create a solid plan for their new organization. When talking with financial advisers and medical professionals who will be supporting you, it’s important to have a business plan in place.
Business plans for rehab facilities usually revolve around medical billing, patient care and intake, and staffing endeavors.
Make sure you speak with other rehabs to find out how they function daily.
Train Your Staff
Training and accreditation is going to be necessary for any care facility.
Making sure your staff are licensed to care for your patients will keep your rehab center legitimate. Many insurance companies will not pay for a patient’s rehab if a facility is not properly accredited or trained.
This program is a good basis for what goes into training your staff for optimal patient care and recovery.
For patients hoping to break an addiction, you will need to make sure your staff are empathetic to their needs. Supporting them will keep your program running and bring more patients in need of rehabilitation through your door.
Start Your Rehab Facility Today
Convinced that it might be time to open a rehab facility?
There’s a lot of work that goes into it. But with the proper support from the community and the right staff, you’ll be able to aid your community and the needy individuals, desperate for a chance to break their addictions.
If you’d like to learn more about recovery processes, check out our blog.