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Tips to Paying Bills on Time

By brian barrick
March 29, 2012

  Set a side a special place to keep your bill As soon as your bill arrives, open it and keep it in the SAME place each month Mark your calendar when you bill is due Mark your calendar 10 days before your bill is due (this will be your reminder) Write out your payment ...

Fire Safety for your Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
March 28, 2012

A fire can destroy your building, injure your staff, and cause harm to your residents and the community you are trying to help. Although not all fires can be prevented, they can be anticipated and you can prepare for them. A fire suppression system can be installed throughout the Assisted Living Facility according to your ...

Discharging a Resident

By brian barrick
March 22, 2012

  Documentation, when discharging a resident for any reason including: to move to a higher degree of care, house rule violations, or death, is necessary and should be required.  In many States, documentation of a discharge is law. A Discharge Summary can assist in assuring that proper documentation has been completed.  A Discharge Summary should ...

Spring Cleaning in your Home

By brian barrick
March 15, 2012

  The origins of spring cleaning date back to the middle ages when the rushes or hay covering the floor of dwellings was finally removed and replaced with fresh. We don’t cover our floors with hay anymore, but we still feel the need to deep clean our homes in preparation for spring and the end ...

Fireplace Safety Tips

By brian barrick
March 08, 2012

There’s nothing like warming up in front of a toasty fire. However, according to the United States Fire Administration heating is the leading cause of winter fires. Each year, more than a half million winter fires cause $3 billion in property loss, 1,900 deaths and nearly 8,000 injuries.  Here’s what you need to know to ...

Residents love Baseball!

By brian barrick
March 07, 2012

“Take me out to the ball game…” Every time I hear these lyrics, I can’t help but smile.  My family & I love going to the local parks to support our amateur baseball team. Baseball season is approaching fast and many senior citizens remember going to the ball game and having a hot dog with ...

Safety tips for your Adult Care Home

By brian barrick
March 01, 2012

  It is important for all Adult Care Facility owners to maintain their property year round to reduce the risk of a fire or other costly property claims.  In the next 4 issues, we hope to provide tips and pointers on how to keep your property safe for residents and visitors. The following are only ...