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Proactive Risk Management in your ALF

By brian barrick
February 26, 2013

An assisted living facility helps residents with their day to day chores and ensures their well being, health and safety. These are dedicated professionals, who are giving their time and energy, for the welfare of others and yet, can still find themselves being sued. Risk management today is a priority in any assisted living facility. ...

Make your Adult Foster Care Home Stand Out

By brian barrick
February 21, 2013

How to Make Your AFCH Standout Are you thinking of operating an Adult Family Care Home? Do you own or work as an administrator at one? If so, this information can be very helpful to running a successful AFCH. In this economy and competitive small business market, you have to have that edge. Find that niche’ that ...

Employee Benefits Liability Insurance

By brian barrick
February 20, 2013

Employee Benefits Liability Insurance: Why Do you Need it? Do you know someone that has lost everything they have worked for over a frivolous lawsuit? Are you an administrator or owner of an assisted living home?   Then you may want to read this and take some notes… There are a few great reasons why you should ...

Social Media: Avoid the Risks of Misspeaking

By brian barrick
February 19, 2013

Social media website can help different types of businesses, including an assisted living facility, to promote their services. When you are using these social media sites, you need to be careful that you use the right language so that you don’t encounter problems, such as negative promotion or lawsuits. When you go on a social ...

Consent & Release Forms

By brian barrick
February 18, 2013

Consent & Release Forms: When to use Them   When you own an adult family home it is important for you to realize that the clientele you deal with are fragile. In most cases, their children and grandchildren have taken it upon themselves to find them suitable living conditions.  This is where you come in ...

Save your ALF Money-Record Employee Training

By brian barrick
February 14, 2013

Employee training can be a very costly budget item, especially if you experience high turnover rates.  You may have hired good people, but you have to get them up to speed about your facility and procedures. Or, your state regulations require that employees receive a certain number of hours of continuing education each year and you ...

How to Choose Care for your Loved Ones

By brian barrick
February 13, 2013

Assisted living facilities can be beneficial to the elderly because they have the equipment and modified facilities needed for the diminished mobility of the elderly patient. Generally, most assisted care facilities are well staffed and prepared for any emergency that may arise.  It is important for a family to research a facility to make sure ...

Keep Your Residents Active

By brian barrick
February 12, 2013

Everyone loves to be independent and want to do things on their own, but as one grows older, one sometimes needs assistance to go on with one’s life. An assisted living facility, is a place which cares for the elderly, with or without, disabilities. These places provide assistance with ‘Activities of Daily Living’ and thereby ...

5 Tips to Prevent Falls

By brian barrick
February 11, 2013

The elderly are at great danger of injury from falls. They are at greater risk because of existing or unknown health problems, vision problems, and possible effects from their medications. To help prevent falls and keep your patients safe, you need to make sure your facility has eliminated any risks that could cause falls in ...