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To Purchase Or Not To Purchase? That Is The Million Dollar Policy Manual Question. Now, You Just Need To Make The Decision.

QuestionWhether you are starting a brand-new agency or have been in business for years, you need an up-to-date policy manual. It needs to be useful and effective to help run your business. If you can’t say it is either, you need to look at a new one. 

Do You Write The Policy Manual Yourself? 

If your manual has been kept up-to-date and ultimately just needs a few things added, then doing it yourself may be your best bet. This may be a very easy process if you have been in the industry for a long time. If regulatory compliance is old hat for you, then it may seem easier. In order to make this decision, you may need to “grade” your current manual first. Ask yourself a few things: 

  • Do you clearly communicate with staff? 
  • How often do you review and update? 
  • Is your manual easy to access and update? 
  • How organized are you? 
  • How easy is your policy manual to follow for someone who didn’t write it? 

These affect how well you can write a manual. You can’t be unorganized and unable to communicate well but put out an easy to understand and follow manual. Unfortunately, this happens more than you think. 

Benefits To Purchasing A New Manual: 

Benefits to purchasing an updated manual often outweigh the alternative for business owners. Here are some of the bigger ones. 

  • Saves time 
  • Saves money 
  • Easy to update 
  • Compliance Ready 
  • Can be customized to include state and agency operations 

Now, You Need To Decide: 

If your policy manual is in great shape and you don’t need to consider a new one, then you are good to go. If you aren’t sure, then the answer is to talk with someone about it. At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, we can evaluate your current manual, help you update it, or get you an up-to-date customizable one. Call us at 206-721-5091 or contact us online for your free 30-minute consultation with a senior associate.

Category: Home Health Manuals, Policy And Procedure Manuals

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