How to be a Home Health Agency Administrator with Russel Porras

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How to be a Home Health Agency Administrator with Russell Porras 

You want to know how to start your own home health agency business? 

Russell talks about his humble beginning as a PT and later on found out that he wanted more than being on a 9-5 job. He and his wife ventured out and started building their first business – a home health agency. 

In this episode: 
03:40 – QOTD “The only way to do great work is to Love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, Keep looking. Don’t Settle.” – Steve Jobs 
06:05 – Introduction of Russell Porras (owner and president of Care First Rehab.) 
09:00 – Russell talks more about what he does and Care First Rehab. 
11:20 – Russell shares his PT journey. 
13:00 – What prompted Russell to start his own business? 
15:30 – What is the process to start your own health agency? 
20:40 – Is there any special skills to start your own home health agency business? 
22:25 – Russell talks about his own outpatient clinic. 
26:20 – How did he market his home health agency business? 
29:10 – The A.S.K. method. 
30:20 – Russell’s Home Health Caregivers. 
38:30 – What was his biggest challenge and failure and how did he turn this around? 
46:55 – Care First Rehab will be starting their own Podcast focusing on PT and OT. 
48:00 – Talk to other people, learn from them, seek for opportunities and take action. 
53:00 – Always remember the word FAST. 

Please visit www.carefirstrehab.com  

You can email Russell at russell@carefirstrehab.com  

Come and Join us! Use the code “ACG” www.DrMikeChua.com/ADDC 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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