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How to Handle the Death of a Resident

By Heather Brown
September 16, 2016

Administrators and caregivers in assisted living facilities will lose a resident to death at some point. Whether expected or not, death is difficult to manage. Depending on the type of resident you care for, death might occur frequently. It is important to provide help to other residents as well as your staff in these difficult ...

6 Ways to Help Residents Be Open to New Things

By Heather Brown
September 09, 2016

Individuals move into assisted living facilities to gain assistance with daily living activities while maintaining a quality of life they can be proud of. Moving and relocating is stressful for many residents. Some residents will embrace their new home and try new things – meal options, communicating with others or new activities. Others will shy ...

6 Steps to Fire Safety Training in Your Adult Residential Care Facility

By Heather Brown
September 02, 2016

Fires are unpredictable and occur in the blink of an eye. Common fire starters include faulty wiring, wildfires, and human error. When they happen – they bring destruction, stress, chaos, and sometimes injury and death. According to FEMA, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die as a result of a fire than other ...

The Importance of Communication Logs

By Heather Brown
August 26, 2016

Communication is the foundation of a solid and meaningful relationship. Assisted living facility providers and administrators hold a significant communication responsibility. You care for residents on a daily basis. Many times, those residents have family members that check in on them and their care regularly. Communicating with family members is vital to building relationships and ...

Memory Care: How to Make Your Residents Feel At Home

By Heather Brown
July 29, 2016

Memory care is growing niche in the adult care industry. According to The National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the elder population.  As an owner or administrator of an adult residential care home, you are already seeing the need for memory care rise.  As the needs of potential ...

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 ...

Social Media Risk Management for your Personal Care Home

By brian barrick
April 03, 2014

Many personal care homes are operating as a small to mid sized business that has never faced any legal issues. Most operators and administrators are functioning through their medical or hospitality training when working each day to meet clients needs. Not knowing which actions puts the business in a compromising position is dangerous. Here are ...

Free Resources for Assisted Living Facilities

By brian barrick
February 19, 2014

There are several free online resources for assisted living facilities for people who need help and advice. There is a wealth of help and advice out there and it can all be found at a press of a button: Guide One Risk Resource Guide one risk provide consultation services and are clinical experts for health ...

The Role of an Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
October 02, 2013

An assisted living facility carries an enormous amount of responsibility; staff roles there can be highly stressful and take a lot of skill and personal effort to carry out properly. Residents at these homes are often there because they are unable to take care of themselves, and in effect a large part of their lifestyle ...

Winter Fall Prevention Tips for seniors

By brian barrick
August 26, 2013

      Winter can be dangerous time – even more dangerous for the elderly.  Ice, snow, and other cold-weather precipitation can be slippery enough to injure anyone, but for seniors these falls can be even more threatening to their health.  If you work at an assisted living area, senior center home, or any place where ...

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