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The Importance of Incident Documentation

By Heather Brown
February 09, 2018

Assisted living facility owners and administrators carry a lot of responsibility in their daily activities. From making sure residents are properly cared or to managing staff to organizing the everyday operations and needs. Too often you take on numerous items at once, and it is easy to find yourself knee deep in multi-tasking. One item ...

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 ...

Preventing and Protecting Your Adult Residential Care Home from Abuse Claims

By Heather Brown
June 03, 2016

When residents enter your care, their family and loved ones are relying on you to provide a safe environment for the residents to live and reside.  That is the goal of the majority of adult residential care homes and facilities across the United States and they are capable of providing the exceptional care expected of ...

How To Determine what Hospitals are Looking for in Assisted Living

By brian barrick
April 15, 2014

Assisted living facilities have been the option of choice for many seniors when they were no longer able to safely stay in their own home, even with the assistance of a home care worker or daily visits from a family member. An assisted living facility is able to provide supervised care that includes daily meals, ...

Policies & Procedures to Prevent Wandering

By brian barrick
March 31, 2014

People who suffer from these diseases have a tendency to wander. When a person has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, they become confused and disoriented. Once out in the world, they may forget where they were going and not recognize their surroundings. This can be incredibly dangerous. There have been cases of wandering where the patient ...

How Can Wandering Impact Your Facility

By brian barrick
March 28, 2014

Whether you run a tiny three-resident care facility out of your home or are in charge of a sprawling, multi-building complex for the elderly, resident wandering should be on your list of concerns. Working with the aged to keep them content and safe is a priority, and wandering can bring harsh and expensive legal consequences ...

Assisted Living Facilities Disaster Preparedness

By brian barrick
February 25, 2014

Having a plan in place for when disaster hits your assisted living facility is highly important. Your assisted living facility is home to people who may have extreme stress during a disaster and you want to make it as easy on them as you can by having a plan in place for all disasters. All ...

Skin Breakdown: Steps to Avoid

By brian barrick
February 21, 2014

Skin breakdown can occur when someone is in the same position for a long time. It is extremely important to protect yourself and others from skin breakdown. Here are some simple steps to make sure that skin breakdown does not occur: 1. Change positions every two hours. 2. Use pillows to support that skin that ...

What Policies SHould a Resident Care Plan Address?

By brian barrick
February 20, 2014

Residents and loved ones like to have a feeling of control over the care that the patient receives. The resident care plan addresses these needs by outlining specific objectives and services. The resident care plan should address not only the rights that the patient will receive as a result of state and federal legislation, but also ...

Prevent Falls in your Adult Family Home

By brian barrick
February 03, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported falls in 2010 was largest among the age group of over 75-year-olds. These figures attest to the fact that every adult family home needs to extra-vigilant to prevent residents from falling as they move around the premises. In 2010, at least 115 ...

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