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Fun Activities for Residents

By brian barrick
July 24, 2013

There are plenty of fun filled resident activities for you to do that are both safe and easily accessible. With these ideas to get you started you will never be short of something to do over the summer. Beach The beach is a great free resource to take a stroll along, go swimming, or even ...

How to Create an Employee Profile

By brian barrick
July 23, 2013

Creating an employee profile for each individual that works at your assisted living center, helps you keep track of important details. In general, it should include the employee’s name and address, phone number so that you can contact them outside of work in emergencies.  This document should contain the employee ID, job division, department, supervisor, and a ...

Do you Have Visitors Sign In?

By brian barrick
July 22, 2013

In many public and private agencies such as schools, there is a policy in effect requiring visitors to sign in and out. It is for the protection and safety of the people within the agency. It’s important for the same policy to be implemented in assisted living facilities. It’s important to take every step possible ...

Tips & Guidelines to Properly Managing Assisted Living Employees

By brian barrick
July 18, 2013

Assisted living employees have a very important job to do. They provide healthcare to people within their own home so that they can remain independent longer. In order to do assisted living well, there should be guidelines with the home health agency for assisted living professionals to follow. These guidelines would cover their job description, ...

What to Cover at Employee Safety Meetings

By brian barrick
July 17, 2013

Regardless of the frequency of your safety meetings, there are certain topics that you will want to cover with your assisted living employees to ensure that they are well-versed on facility policies relating to safe practices, handling potential hazards, and any changes or modifications to standards of operation that may impact how they perform their ...

Why Every Resident Plan should Include Emergency Contacts

By brian barrick
July 16, 2013

If you’re looking for a good resident care plan, you will need to know how to find a few things: one of these things is a set of emergency contacts. In any assisted living facility, it’s important to have the contact information of emergency contacts in case something should happen. Here’s why. A good care ...

First Aid Kits: What Your Personal Care Home Should Include in their Kits

By brian barrick
July 15, 2013

A properly stocked first aid kid should be stored in every personal care home. In fact, large facilities should maintain several kits so the staff can always have quick and easy access in case of an accident. Make sure that your staff knows where to find these basic medical supplies and establish a routine to ...

Where Can I Find Activity Ideas for Senior Residents?

By brian barrick
July 11, 2013

Finding new and exciting activities for your elderly residents can be nerve wracking. There are an overwhelming number of websites that come up when you search the internet for ideas. This is a list of sites that will provide you with some valid ideas and even a few tips. 1. – This website can ...

Missing Resident Plan

By brian barrick
July 10, 2013

Adult family homes can be well prepared for prevention of a missing resident but sometimes residents stil figure out how to leave or wander out without realizing they aren’t supposed to leave or even remember where they are. Your adult family home is best suited to find that resident if there’s a well established plan ...

Mediation Agreements: Do They Take Away Resident Rights?

By brian barrick
July 09, 2013

Mediation Agreements Mediation agreements are an option in most legal issues that can come about in your personal life or your organization. The process involves a third party intervention approach without the use of lawyers. The benefits of using the mediation agreement are that it takes less time, more cost effective, more agreeable outcome, and ...