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Seniors & Yoga

By brian barrick
February 28, 2012

            There are so many different types of exercises being created because people are getting bored with the regular work out on the treadmill or lifting equipment. Of many of these exercises yoga is included. Yoga is a great source of exercise for most senior citizens because it allows you to stretch your muscles and ...

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 ...

Help Residents Find new Friends

By brian barrick
February 21, 2012

            Sometimes residents feel like they do not belong in your facility and they just feel lonely, and no one enjoys feeling that way so why not find something where your residents can relate to one thing and discuss it, how about a discussion group? This would be a great way for your residents to ...

Assisted Living Facility Newsletters

By brian barrick
February 14, 2012

One hobby that almost all senior citizens seem to enjoy is reading the paper. They like to be kept up on what is happening in their community, events, and the cartoons and crossword puzzles. You can incorporate the newspaper into your facility by creating a monthly, weekly, or even daily newsletter that your residents would ...

Unmask the Discipline of Risk Management

By brian barrick
February 14, 2012

There is not a specific formula for dealing with risks because the management is based on preparing for uncertain circumstances. Luckily, three strategies have been developed to help keep us on our feet when we are tripping over the idea of how to manage certain risks. The first is to create goals for risk management, ...

Celebrate Residents Birthdays!

By brian barrick
February 06, 2012

Who doesn’t love having their birthday celebrated? It’s the one day out of the year that is all about you, so why wouldn’t you celebrate that. A great activity for your residents in your assisted living home would be a monthly birthday party where you celebrate every resident’s birthday in that specific month. All of ...

Wheelchair Safety in your Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
February 02, 2012

Wheelchairs may seem pretty easy to maneuver, but there are many precautions you can take to avoid injury. To transfer a weak resident from a bed to a wheelchair follow these safety tips: Evaluate the resident overall strength and check for cognitive impairments Inform the resident of the procedure Place the wheelchair next to the bed, make ...

Screening Challenges for Your ALF

By brian barrick
February 02, 2012

The goal to a successful assisted living facility is building a team that will work towards the ALF’s goal  and mission (to provide a quality of life for your residents)and help the company grow. The first step to creating a dream team is to find candidates that will work well with your company. The internet is a good ...

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