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Know the Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

By Heather Brown
February 23, 2015

Know the Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke How do you know whether somebody has stroke? What should you look out for to know if one contracts stroke? Well, think F.A.S.T. The easiest way to know the most common stroke signs and symptoms is using the F.A.S.T. test which is basically 4 simple questions: ...

Why Should You have Worker’s Compensation Insurance?

By Heather Brown
February 20, 2015

As the owner of an assisted living facility or its administrator, you may be wondering why you need worker’s compensation insurance. There are many reasons. Here are just a few. Good for Your Employees. Your employees are wonderful, caring people. That’s why you hired them to be caregivers. But this kind of work can really ...

What to Do If You Have Mold or Think You Do

By Heather Brown
February 18, 2015

Mold inside a home is potentially dangerous. This is especially true if the type of mold growing is black mold. Black mold is a toxin that can cause autoimmune disorders, severe allergic reactions, respiratory failure, mental illness, blood poisoning, severe headaches and the list really goes on. However, all types of mold in the home ...

5 Marketing Ideas for your Assisted Living or Personal Care Home

By Heather Brown
February 16, 2015

There are a number of ways to begin advertising your personal care or assisted living home. Let’s have a quick review of some of them: Newspaper Paid advertisement slots are a good way to generate interest as many individuals investigating assisted living facilities still read the newspaper on a regular basis. The other thing that ...

Valentine’s Day Is Here! Let’s Have Some Fun!

By Heather Brown
February 13, 2015

An important responsibility in any senior care center is finding ways to keep the residents involved in life the way they were years ago. Holidays are the perfect time to encourage their participation because it gives them something to anticipate and it can be a lot of fun. This participation helps to fight depression and ...

Tips on Assisting Patient to Stand from Sit

By Heather Brown
February 11, 2015

Many residents in an assistive living facility have some sore of functional mobility limitations.  Some have difficulty moving around in bed, and others may have trouble transferring from sitting to standing or walking without assistance. One of the challenges of working with and caring for assistive living facility residents is ensuring that safety is maintained ...

Tips on Walking with a Patient

By Heather Brown
February 09, 2015

Walking with patients in nursing home, rehabilitation centers, hospitals or any other home care facility can provide healing to the mind and body.  However, there are a handful of safety tips to keep in mind when walking with your patient. Walking Safety Tips  #1 Walking Wheelchair Patients  Before walking a wheelchair patient, make sure the ...

Stress Management Activities For Employees

By Heather Brown
February 04, 2015

Stress in the workplace can lead to unproductiveness. Relieving stress is necessary for a business to run properly and effectively. Understanding what is causing the work place to be an uncomfortable environment can also help. Learning methods to help relieve the stress upon and between your employees can make your company a more pleasant one ...

Assisted Living Valentine’s Day Fun

By Heather Brown
February 02, 2015

Assisted living facilities can be amazingly fun places, particularly on holidays like Valentine’s Day. With activities and decorations aplenty, the festivities can start a little early and run for much of the month of February. Nothing beats the cold like the warmth of fellowship and love. Dances Believe it or not, assisted living facilities are ...

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