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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 ...

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 ...

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....

Brain Training Programs for Your Dementia Residents

By Heather Brown
January 20, 2017

Individuals that suffer from Dementia are often placed in the care of an adult residential care homes to receive assistance with their daily needs. The aggressive disease directly impacts individuals’ cognitive state and over time can be detrimental to their memory. Finding a cure for Dementia has been an ongoing battle for researchers for years. ...

Adult Residential Care & Diabetes

By Heather Brown
January 13, 2017

Adult residential care homes are a popular choice for aging seniors or individuals with disabilities. They get the opportunity to live in a supportive environment that assists them with their needs daily and still maintain a sense of freedom. As an adult residential care home owner or administrator, you see and meet a variety of ...

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 ...

Ring in the New Year with Your Residents

By Heather Brown
December 30, 2016

Holidays in an adult residential care home can leave some residents feeling lonely and sad. This is especially true when the joys and celebrations of Christmas have ended. Many think celebrating the New Year is for young people to take on the town. In reality, celebrating the New Year is for the young at heart ...

Celebrating the Holidays

By Heather Brown
December 23, 2016

The Christmas holiday is a time for family, giving, and celebration. Some residents find it difficult to embrace the holiday season in an adult residential care home. One recent study found that more than half of residents spend the holiday in the adult residential care home instead of at home with family. Administrators and staff ...

Seven Ways to Keep Resident’s Families Involved

By Heather Brown
November 11, 2016

Families place their loved ones in adult residential care facilities to receive top-notch care and improve their quality of life. Like any major move, the transition to assisted living care is emotional. Families and residents experience anxiety and nervousness about the change, loss of independence and new living arrangements. That is also why adult residential ...

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Residents: Making Mealtime Enjoyable

By Heather Brown
October 28, 2016

Any caregiver or family member that works with dementia or Alzheimer’s residents knows one thing about mealtimes – they are unpredictable. Alzheimer’s and dementia residents are often known to refuse to eat, ignore their food, become distracted, forget how to eat or struggle with chewing. This makes meal time not enjoyable for all parties including ...

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