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Employee Smoking Policies in Assisted Living Facilities

By brian barrick
October 21, 2013

Employee smoking policies are very important within assisted living homes.  Policies are oftentimes implemented within this type of environment to enhance the safety of the workplace.  Such policies will aid the facility in minimizing risks and protecting staff and residents from workplace accidents. Implementing an Employee Smoking Policy In order to develop an effective policy, ...

How to Create an Employee Profile

By brian barrick
July 23, 2013

Creating an employee profile for each individual that works at your assisted living center, helps you keep track of important details. In general, it should include the employee’s name and address, phone number so that you can contact them outside of work in emergencies.  This document should contain the employee ID, job division, department, supervisor, and a ...

Tips & Guidelines to Properly Managing Assisted Living Employees

By brian barrick
July 18, 2013

Assisted living employees have a very important job to do. They provide healthcare to people within their own home so that they can remain independent longer. In order to do assisted living well, there should be guidelines with the home health agency for assisted living professionals to follow. These guidelines would cover their job description, ...

What to Cover at Employee Safety Meetings

By brian barrick
July 17, 2013

Regardless of the frequency of your safety meetings, there are certain topics that you will want to cover with your assisted living employees to ensure that they are well-versed on facility policies relating to safe practices, handling potential hazards, and any changes or modifications to standards of operation that may impact how they perform their ...

Criminal Background Checks: Why are the Important for New Employees?

By brian barrick
April 08, 2013

Assisted living facilities are housing facilities for individuals with various forms of disabilities. People living in these homes are offered assistance on performing various daily tasks. The management of these facilities also co-ordinate with healthcare providers to ensure that these people with disabilities are well cared for and live a comfortable life. Before employing any ...

Steps to Follow When Discharging Employees

By brian barrick
March 11, 2013

The task of terminating an employee’s duties is usually not easy. The emotions involved when the employee gets the news makes it even worse. Some cases however call for this unavoidable situation. It is thus helpful if you are to understand the polite way of doing it which involves certain steps. It is important to ...

Important Guidelines for Employee Termination

By brian barrick
November 13, 2012

There are several guidelines that you should follow when you are having to terminate an employee at an assisted living facility.  The first guideline is that you need to have documented reasons why you are firing this employee.  This is because if you do not provide a sufficient enough reason for firing this person, then ...

Fragrance-Free Workplace

By brian barrick
August 23, 2012

Adult Care homes and assisted living facilities work with a unique group of individuals, our elderly population. Working this close with other individuals can be a rewarding experience.  Recently, there was a story in the news regarding the practice of fragrance-free work places and it made me think of the adult care homes and assisted ...

Keep your Team Happy and Motivated

By brian barrick
July 25, 2012

Businesses across the United States are losing money every day sue to disengaged employees.  It’s a a surprisingly $300 billion annually. There are tactics to keep employees motivated and to keep them loving there job, but the key lies in a strong, positive, and adaptive company culture.Company culture does not only save you money in ...

Keep your client information confidential!

By brian barrick
February 22, 2012

Adult Care Homes and Facilities are required to provide security for the confidential, financial and other information of their clients and customers, it is helpful to know and understand what steps to take to keep your institution from being threatened. Employee Management and Training Regularly remind all employees of your company’s policy and legal requirement ...

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