As more people require assistance, the demand for in-home care and other services will increase. With that increase, there is likely going to be a stronger draw from entrepreneurs and those looking to make a difference in the lives of men and women who may have difficulty caring for themselves.
However, unless someone has previous direct experience, they may not know where to start. There is a wealth of information necessary to be learned in order to be successful in these endeavors, and Channon Sykes has started a new venture called Direct Care University with the intention of helping these business-minded individuals understand the ins and outs of work within this industry.
Started out of Detroit, Direct Care University focuses on providing the best information, resources, and assistance in finding optimal tools for those interested in starting a group home, assisted living facility, adult day care, youth facilities, and more. It will even provide valuable insight into what makes a great in-home care facility. The greater Detroit area is home to many of these facilities, so it made sense for Mr. Sykes to set up this organization here.
Rolling Out reported in their blog, Channon Sykes starts Direct Care Univ. to open doors to the home care industry, written by Ebony Cochran:
Detroit has become the one-stop shop for innovators, investors and entrepreneurs who want to lead the home healthcare industry. The home healthcare industry has deep roots in the Detroit region. In fact, more than half of the home health care-related businesses in Michigan have located here in metro Detroit. With more than 13,000 health care-related businesses and approximately 366,351 jobs in the region, the health care industry has an overall economic impact of $36 billion annually. With these numbers, there are always new individuals trying to break into the field but they simply do not have the know-how.
This event is designed to assist those who don’t know where to start, to understand the inner workings of these organizations, and how to set up their new business venture in a way that maximizes their chances of being successful and, even more importantly, to ensure men and women receive the highest level of care possible.
Mr. Sykes’ family has been involved in the long-term care industry for more than 40 years and he has been directly involved for more than 10 years. While one event has ended, he has noted there will be others, including one on Sept. 9, 2017 to be held at Wayne County Community College. Interested individuals can follow their Instagram page @directcaredetroit or call 586.209.2611 for information on upcoming events.
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