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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 ...

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 ...

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....

Homeowners vs. Commercial Property Insurance: Which Does Your Adult Residential Care Home Need?

By Heather Brown
May 05, 2017

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is about property insurance. Some insureds come to us thinking, since they live in the home, their homeowner’s insurance policy is enough to protect them in the event of a fire, theft, or other damage to their property.. Others think that since their last agent knew ...

Commercial Property Insurance: 3 Things You Adult Residential Care Homes Need to Know

By Heather Brown
April 28, 2017

Commercial property insurance pays to replace your building, all of your belongings inside the building and the remainder of your existing loan. Without it, you would have no way to replace what you need to continue caring for your residents....

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