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How To Determine what Hospitals are Looking for in Assisted Living

By brian barrick
April 15, 2014

Assisted living facilities have been the option of choice for many seniors when they were no longer able to safely stay in their own home, even with the assistance of a home care worker or daily visits from a family member. An assisted living facility is able to provide supervised care that includes daily meals, ...

When Its Time to Move Residents

By brian barrick
April 07, 2014

While everyone wants their loved ones to get the best care possible, many families do not want to admit to themselves that their loved one needs specialized care that they cannot get at their current assisted living facility. If you own an assisted living facility and notice that one of the residents needs more care ...

Social Media Risk Management for your Personal Care Home

By brian barrick
April 03, 2014

Many personal care homes are operating as a small to mid sized business that has never faced any legal issues. Most operators and administrators are functioning through their medical or hospitality training when working each day to meet clients needs. Not knowing which actions puts the business in a compromising position is dangerous. Here are ...

Explanantion of the New Texas ALF Requirements

By brian barrick
April 01, 2014

All Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) in Texas are expected to comply with the law regarding the notice of sex offender status to residents of group home under the health and safety code. Under this law, all ALFs are required to check whether any of their current and potential residents are among the listed sex offenders ...

Policies & Procedures to Prevent Wandering

By brian barrick
March 31, 2014

People who suffer from these diseases have a tendency to wander. When a person has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, they become confused and disoriented. Once out in the world, they may forget where they were going and not recognize their surroundings. This can be incredibly dangerous. There have been cases of wandering where the patient ...

How Can Wandering Impact Your Facility

By brian barrick
March 28, 2014

Whether you run a tiny three-resident care facility out of your home or are in charge of a sprawling, multi-building complex for the elderly, resident wandering should be on your list of concerns. Working with the aged to keep them content and safe is a priority, and wandering can bring harsh and expensive legal consequences ...

Understanding the Different Types of Wandering

By brian barrick
March 27, 2014

Understanding Types of Wandering Those working in the personal care home industry must be aware of the different types of wandering that can occur in residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Wandering is a serious symptom of dementia related diseases, and poses significant safety risks. What is Wandering? Understanding wandering is ...

Cyber Risks for Adult Foster Homes

By brian barrick
February 26, 2014

There are going to be cyber-risks for any adult foster home that support residents in having an online capacity. The educational, recreational and practicality of having online options for adult residents outweigh the risks in-general. This does not, however, remove the risks that cyber-hackers or other malevolent online abusers might present. Steps To Take To ...

Assisted Living Facilities Disaster Preparedness

By brian barrick
February 25, 2014

Having a plan in place for when disaster hits your assisted living facility is highly important. Your assisted living facility is home to people who may have extreme stress during a disaster and you want to make it as easy on them as you can by having a plan in place for all disasters. All ...

How to Create a Personal Care Home Business Plan

By brian barrick
February 24, 2014

If you are thinking about opening a Personal Care Home, it is very important that you create a business plan first. Here are the steps for you to create a business plan for your Personal Care Home. Financing– You will need to come up with a plan for financing your Personal Care Home. You can ...