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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 ...

Is Your Adult Residential Care Facility Really Covered?

By Heather Brown
August 11, 2017

Adult residential care Facilities are opened in residential settings across the United States. In many cases, the owner and their family live in the Facility with the residents. One of the most common conversations we have with these adult residential care owners is why a Homeowner’s insurance policy isn’t enough to protect their business. Homeowner’s ...

Top Expense versus Top Savings: Why Insurance Matters for Your Adult Residential Care Facility

By Heather Brown
August 04, 2017

Running an adult residential care business comes with risks. Most owners and administrators know they need insurance to protect their adult residential care facility from these risks. Many consider the monthly payment to be an unnecessary expense because there is no immediate return on investment. Whether you are a new or long-time adult residential care ...

8 Questions to Ask New Residents

By Heather Brown
June 16, 2017

Welcoming a new resident into your adult residential care home is an exciting time for you and the rest of your residents. Make the most of it by asking these questions, in the beginning, to be sure you can provide the quality care they expect....

10 Strategies for Caring for Your Residents with Dementia

By Heather Brown
June 09, 2017

Dementia is a biological brain disorder that impacts memory, cognitive thinking, communication skills, and makes it difficult for individuals to care for themselves. Families often look to expert caregivers like you for direction, and they trust you to care for their loved ones when they cannot. As a caregiver, you understand the heartache that comes ...

Elder Abuse and How to Prevent It in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
June 02, 2017

Most adult residential care homes have abuse policies and procedures in place. Make sure your policies include each of these steps. Take time each year to review and make any necessary changes. Preventing elder abuse requires continuous commitment from you and your team....

The Importance of the Level of Care Assessment

By Heather Brown
May 26, 2017

A level of care assessment is a tool you can use to determine if residents’ care needs match the services you offer. Most care assessments include questions about medication, health care requirements, skin care needs, continence care, and activities of daily living like bathing and dressing. The best level of care assessments give you a ...

Medication Management in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
May 19, 2017

Medication management is a big concern for assisted living facility and adult residential care home administrators and owners. Creating a medication policy is the first step to minimizing oversights and errors by your staff. Use these seven steps as your guide today....

Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

By Heather Brown
May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day is a yearly holiday that recognizes amazing moms by making them the most important person. It is a time of joy and happiness for most moms as they are spoiled and loved by their families a little extra. For Moms in adult care homes, it can be a difficult or sad day because ...

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