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The Benefits of Random Drug Testing Employees in Assisted Living Facilities

By Lexi
September 11, 2018

With the growing epidemic of prescription medication abuse in our country, drug screening has become an essential part of the hiring process for Adult Residential Care Facilities. It is important to make sure that the people who work at these facilities have no history of criminal behavior or current substance abuse problems that can put ...

The Importance of Providing Activities at your Assisted Living Facility

By Lexi
August 24, 2018

Activities are an essential element of the day to day life of an Assisted Living Facility. People need to be able to learn, interact, laugh and have fun no matter where they reside. While doing things like playing cards and board games may be fine for a rainy day, Adult Residential Care Homes can, while ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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....

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