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4 Ways to Identify Wanderers

By brian barrick
November 27, 2012

There are a few ways to identify a wanderer when you are in the admissions process at an assisted living facility.  The first way is to make sure that you get all of the residents’ medical history and documentation, including discharge papers from any previous facilities. The second is to ask the family members or ...

Reduce Fall Exposures

By brian barrick
November 20, 2012

There are several steps to take to aid in reducing the chances of someone falling when they live in your adult family home. The first step to reduce the chances of someone falling when they live in your adult family home is to make sure that you review all of the medications that the person ...

Hanukkah Traditions

By brian barrick
November 19, 2012

We cannot expect everyone in your Assisted Living Facility to celebrate just Christmas in December. There are so many different traditions around that time of year, and though we cannot cater to all of them, Hanukkah is another holiday that many celebrate. Hanukkah includes a symbolic form of light and is commemorated over eight days ...

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 ...

Family Day

By brian barrick
November 12, 2012

Who are the people that are there for you through thick and thin, richer and poorer, sickness and in health? Sure your spouse is but the rest of your family is as well. It can be extremely hard to get the whole family together at one time other than during holidays, and sometimes that is ...

Christmas Cookies

By brian barrick
November 06, 2012

What is an activity that most people enjoy doing before Christmas? Christmas cookie baking of course! Residents will have great recipes for cookies passed down from their parents or grandparents and some may even be from different countries, so, holding a cookie baking time will give your residents a chance to show their culture and ...

Employee Dishonesty – Protect your Residents

By brian barrick
November 06, 2012

An adult foster home can flourish under great direction, aided by good, honest employees. While state and federal compliance are major administrative aspects of operating a good home, these are not the components that matter the most. The heart and soul of a stable, caring foster home is the people that live there. Without its ...

Thanksgiving Celebration

By brian barrick
November 05, 2012

Thanksgiving ideas for Assisted Living Facilities can include both the well-known traditions as well as some new activities to mark the occasion. While many residents will go home with family for the holiday, others will want something to take their minds off family and friends that may not be around. Many homes even offer activities ...

5 Free Online Resources for Adult Foster Homes

By brian barrick
November 01, 2012

Managing an Adult Foster Home can be both a rewarding and a challenging experience. Like any other household you’re always on the lookout for ways to minimize risks to your family members and slow down money flow from the communal wallet. Here are five resources that can help you out. The National Fire Prevention Association ...