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Florida Lawmakers Require Generators for Assisted Living Facilities

By Heather Brown
July 20, 2018

  Florida lawmakers recently ratified a bill requiring all assisted living facilities (ALFs) to have working generators. Governor Rick Scott originally introduced the requirement for both nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While the nursing home law was passed in February, the assisted living facility requirement was stalled due to concerns about how the increase ...

New Michigan Home for the Aged Legislation

By Heather Brown
July 13, 2018

  Michigan is home to 11,000 elderly residents living in Homes for the Aged across the state. Homes for the Aged provide care for more than 21 residents at a time, unless attached to a nursing home In which they can have fewer residents. These homes are one type of assisted living program in Michigan. ...

Changes Coming to Minnesota Assisted Living Processes

By Heather Brown
July 06, 2018

In 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health received 25,000 unique reports alleging abuse (physical and financial) as well as injury and neglect in long term care and assisted living communities across the state. This information, while always public, was brought to the public’s eye by the Star Tribune in a five-part series about elder abuse ...

Georgia Host Agencies Requiring Liability Insurance

By Heather Brown
June 29, 2018

Georgia is home to more than 10 million residents making them the eighth most populated state. The growth in population creates a demand for assisted living options for adult individuals that are unable to care for themselves in their own home. As a GA host home, you offer care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Depending ...

PCH Mutual’s New Loss Impact Hotline

By Heather Brown
June 26, 2018

For more than 14 years, Personal Care & Assisted Living Insurance Center (PCALIC, LLC) has been the program manager for PCH Mutual Insurance Company, A RRG. PCH is a unique insurance carrier that specializes in partnering with adult residential care facilities across the United States and continues to seek out ways to offer valuable services ...

Your Caregivers and Social Media

By Heather Brown
May 04, 2018

The use of social media has increased significantly in recent years as the number of platforms continues to grow. Platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook offer many benefits to users including more communication with long-distance friends and family as well as access to news and industry happenings. But, the benefits also come with many risks, ...

How Can Video Gaming Benefit Your Residents

By Heather Brown
April 27, 2018

Video gaming is a popular means of entertainment with more than $22 billion spent annually and 1.8 billion users across the country. As a society, we often look at video games as an activity only younger generations participate in. Recent studies show that the average “gamer” is actually 35 years old and increasing. Other studies ...

Making Sure Your Caregivers Are Taken Care Of

By Heather Brown
April 20, 2018

Caregivers positively impact the lives of residents in your care every day by caring for their needs and well-being. It is a rewarding career for many, especially when their employers show appreciation and make them feel cared for. Appreciation and kindness create happy caregivers, which creates a more positive and healthy environment for your residents. ...

Announcing PCH’s New Memory Box Initiative

By Heather Brown
March 09, 2018

Memory boxes have always been a way to collect mementos of the things we love most in our lives – ticket stubs to remember an experience, photos of loved ones, and even written text to remember a conversation. Anybody can create their own memory box during any point in their life. Over the years the ...

Memory Loss Assessment

By Heather Brown
February 23, 2018

For many residents, finding a home in an assisted living facility gives them the opportunity to maintain their independence. But, needs change, especially as residents age. A resident that was once extremely mobile may suffer a fall and need to use a walker to navigate the halls. Another common change in older residents is forgetfulness ...

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