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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 ...

Certificate of Insurance: What are They and Why Do They Matter

By Heather Brown
February 16, 2018

Residents that reside at assisted living facilities sometimes need additional care that is not provided by the facility. Physical therapy, dietician services, occupational therapy, and wound care are just a few of those services. When a nurse or other healthcare professional enters your adult residential care facility or assisted living home, there are risks involved. ...

The Importance of Incident Documentation

By Heather Brown
February 09, 2018

Assisted living facility owners and administrators carry a lot of responsibility in their daily activities. From making sure residents are properly cared or to managing staff to organizing the everyday operations and needs. Too often you take on numerous items at once, and it is easy to find yourself knee deep in multi-tasking. One item ...

Everything You Need to Know About Worker’s Compensation

By Heather Brown
February 02, 2018

As the Baby Boomer population ages, assisted facilities are becoming a popular choice for long-term care. With more than 1 million individuals currently residing in assisted care communities, there is still a growing need for your services. The number of residents is expected to double by 2030 which means we can expect to see an ...

Negotiated Risk Agreements: What are They and Why Do They Matter?

By Heather Brown
August 25, 2017

Many families do not realize that placing their loved one in your care is not the same as choosing a nursing home. Your adult residential care facility gives residents something they cannot find in a nursing facility, their independence. As you prepare to add new residents to your adult residential care family, it is likely ...

How to Manage Adult Residential Care Profits

By Heather Brown
August 18, 2017

For your adult residential care facility to see success and continue providing care for residents, you need to make a profit. Profit is a topic not often discussed in adult residential care for two reasons. First, the main goal for many adult residential care owners is to provide quality care for residents; second, some owners ...

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