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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, ...

Making Sure Your Caregivers Are Taken Care Of

By Heather Brown
April 20, 2018

Caregivers positively impact the lives of residents in your care every day by caring for their needs and well-being. It is a rewarding career for many, especially when their employers show appreciation and make them feel cared for. Appreciation and kindness create happy caregivers, which creates a more positive and healthy environment for your residents. ...

The Emerging Legal Risks of Social Media

By Heather Brown
November 04, 2016

Social media is changing communication on a near daily basis. Publishing status updates, pictures, and videos is a routine part of many individual’s lives and help connect them to family and friends across the world. Even businesses are experiencing great success with their social media marketing strategies. With all the hype and advantages of social ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Your Family Should Look for When Looking for a Caregiver

By Heather Brown
August 19, 2015

Sometimes love ones become ill or injured unexpectedly. This leaves you hunting for a caregiver to help care for them until they become well again. When searching for the right one there are some things your family needs to look out for before hiring. After all, you want the one you love to receive the best ...

Home Safety Checklist for Home Health Care

By Heather Brown
July 20, 2015

We all become so accustomed to the “things” that make our houses homes that we may not realize that that slanting floor in the bathroom or area rug in the bedroom could pose a safety hazard for the aging relatives we love and work so hard to protect. Using a home safety checklist as you ...

Finding Reliable Foster Caregivers

By Heather Brown
July 06, 2015

Staffing shortages happen. Let’s face, if you’re in the adult foster care field you have dealt with more than your fair share of staffing issues. Staffing shortages create stress and potentially hazardous conditions for both clients and caregivers. As an administrator, you do your very best to create an environment that helps maintain staff. But, ...

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