Starting an Adult Day Health Care Center in California: Location, Location, Location, 6 Tips for Finding the Right Location
Everyone’s heard the three requirements of a successful business are “location, location, location”.
Choosing where to start your ADHC CBAS center is crucial to its success. Below are 6 tips for finding the perfect location for your dream (successful!) center.
- Open a center in a county that has very few adult day health care centers, if any. Your chances of success greatly improve when you have no competition (obviously). There are multiple counties in the state that have no centers. See graphic from Ca. Dept. of Aging website below.
- If you absolutely must open a center and there are multiple centers within a five to ten-mile, radius, develop a center that specializes in serving participants that aren’t already being served in the community. If there are more than three centers within a five or even ten-mile radius serving the same participants that you would like to serve, choose another participant group to serve. (If you need assistance in researching this information, we can help.)
- OR, check the utilization rate of the centers serving the population you would like to serve in a five or ten mile radius. If the utilization rate of these centers is above 90%, your center will have a better shot at success (as will your pre-licensing screening application).
- Check the demographics of the area you would like to open your center, you may find that there is a large population of people who are not being served in the area, again, less competition = greater chance for success.
- You can also choose a specialty population to serve, such as dementia, mental health, traumatic brain injury, etc. to help ensure the success of your center.
- Contact Total ADHC Solutions, we can help you determine the right area for you and the right population to support the future success of your center, beginning with the pre-screening application!
Distribution of Centers
|5 or Fewer Centers||13|
|6 or More Centers||5|
Dept. of Aging, CBAS Branch: https://www.aging.ca.gov/programsproviders/adhc-cbas/CBAS_Dashboard/Distribution_of_Centers/