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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs

By Heather Brown
January 06, 2017

Aging individuals enjoy watching their families grow and reach new milestones. One of the biggest joys they experience is the arrival of grandchildren. The young and old have a special connection that may offer some significant health benefits. A recent study shows elderly individuals that watch their grandchildren at least once a week experience fewer ...

Residents Rights: Don’t Ignore Them!

By Heather Brown
September 23, 2016

The best assisted living facilities are owned and operated by dedicated administrators and caregivers. Creating a comfortable living environment requires commitment, time, and knowledge. Every state has their own requirements and guidelines on how to properly start, manage, and provide for your residents. One of the common concepts in all states is your residents have ...

Prepare for Hurricanes

By Heather Brown
July 22, 2016

June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season. If you are an adult residential care home or facility located in a hurricane zone, it is important that you prepare for hurricanes now. Hurricanes bring high winds, a great amount of rainfall, and wreak havoc on the communities they hit. Areas prone to high hurricane ...

Electronic Records Requests: How They Affect You

By Heather Brown
July 01, 2016

It seems that more and more paperwork is being moved to electronic databases and we are becoming a digital society.  These new processes have had an impact on the healthcare industry.  There are many benefits to electronic records, but with that there are many new concerns that should be addressed as well. What are the ...

The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy for Alzheimer Residents

By Heather Brown
May 20, 2016

Art and music therapy offers a way for residents to communicate their feelings in a non-verbal manner which is particularly important to those that suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia and are not always capable of communicating verbally....

How to Find Benefits for the Elderly

By Heather Brown
September 14, 2015

There are different benefits for the elderly that you can find and many of them are reachable online. If you don’t get the help of the government or an organization, it can be expensive to take care of your elderly relatives. There are various government programs that can help you to get the proper care ...

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