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Liability Insurance-Navigate the Maze

By brian barrick
October 31, 2012

Whether run by a corporation with hired staff or a private organization, most states make it mandatory for an Adult Family Home to carry commercial liability insurance. Unfortunately, this kind of insurance is not cheap. To find suitable policies at affordable prices, it helps to know just what liability insurance is all about, and what ...

The Importance of Employee Education in Your Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
October 30, 2012

Do you run an assisted living center or residential care facility for adults and seniors?  An important factor in running your facility is training and education for employees. In a facility staff should be trained to respect a patient’s privacy, how to handle the patient care, how to report incidents of abuse and neglect of ...


By brian barrick
October 29, 2012

I’m sure that you and maybe some of your residents have heard about the ever-so-popular game system, the wii, well, they are not only for your residents grandchildren, they show great physical improvements with senior citizens as well. If you are unaware of what it is it’s a home video game console released by Nintendo ...

Fire Drills: Why Are they Important?

By brian barrick
October 25, 2012

Fire drills may seem like a waste of time because we would like to think everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. When a fire actually happens, it is another story. Your mind will be racing as you try to remember all of the steps, glancing quickly to look for exits ...

3 Steps to Making your Personal Care Home Standout

By brian barrick
October 24, 2012

There are three main steps that you can use to make your personal care home stand out among all of the other personal care homes.  The first step is to create a newsletter.  This newsletter is going to help you to be able to stay in touch with all of your residents, family members, potential ...

Are your Files Really Safe?

By brian barrick
October 23, 2012

Protect Your Identity Are your files really safe? How do you know? Some of those papers that may be lying around in your house could be very important and should be stored more securely. Just think if your house had a fire or something else happened and POOF, your papers are gone. Before something bad ...

Halloween Celebrations

By brian barrick
October 22, 2012

Halloween is a holiday that people enjoy, young or old, because of the imagination that goes into it. The Halloween festivities are endless, you can have different party themes, games, food, costumes, and the list goes on and on. Every holiday is a reason to celebrate and the residents would enjoy having a Halloween or ...

Policies & Procedures: Proper disposal of Hazardous Waste

By brian barrick
October 18, 2012

There are several ways that you can properly dispose of hazardous waste that comes from an assisted living facility.  The first way is to make sure that the hazardous waste is put into a bag that cannot be ripped or torn for any reason.  This means that the bag needs to have the ability not ...

Costume Party & Trunk-or-Treating

By brian barrick
October 15, 2012

It’s that time of year again to carve those pumpkins and stuff your children or grandchildren’s tummies with candy. But, you can’t get the candy unless you dress up in a scary, funny, cute, or gruesome costume right? That’s what Halloween is all about and there is no better way to find out the best ...

Prepare your Adult Care Home for Winter Weather

By brian barrick
October 15, 2012

Summer is coming to an end so that means school shopping, closing pools, and putting away those beach towels, but it also time for you to prepare for winter disasters such as frozen pipes and roof collapses. Water damage is a big issue that usually is not covered by insurance because it happens over a ...