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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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Understanding Mediation & Arbitration

By Heather Brown
October 14, 2016

Assisted living facilities offer a magnitude of services to their residents on a daily basis. Residents rely on you to provide quality care and maintain their quality of life with activities and assistance with daily living. Along with their care, you undertake a great risk – the possibility of a lawsuit. Lawsuits are unpredictable. They ...

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 ...

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 ...

3 Keys to Successfully Relocating a Resident

By Heather Brown
July 15, 2016

Adult residential care home owners have a great responsibility in providing quality care to the residents in their home. Residential care settings offer different types of care from independent living to assistance with daily living tasks.  During their time in the home, the residents quickly become extended members of the provider’s family. Developing family-type bonds ...

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....

Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Decorating with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Residents

By Heather Brown
November 20, 2015

Do Clear the Path! Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia already experience problems with balance. These changes in gait already present an increased fall risk. So as you decorate, be sure to keep the pathways clear to minimize risk. Don’t Over-Stimulate! Those residents living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s can easily be agitated by too much ...

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