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Skin Breakdown: Steps to Avoid

By brian barrick
February 21, 2014

Skin breakdown can occur when someone is in the same position for a long time. It is extremely important to protect yourself and others from skin breakdown. Here are some simple steps to make sure that skin breakdown does not occur: 1. Change positions every two hours. 2. Use pillows to support that skin that ...

What Policies SHould a Resident Care Plan Address?

By brian barrick
February 20, 2014

Residents and loved ones like to have a feeling of control over the care that the patient receives. The resident care plan addresses these needs by outlining specific objectives and services. The resident care plan should address not only the rights that the patient will receive as a result of state and federal legislation, but also ...

Free Resources for Assisted Living Facilities

By brian barrick
February 19, 2014

There are several free online resources for assisted living facilities for people who need help and advice. There is a wealth of help and advice out there and it can all be found at a press of a button: Guide One Risk Resource Guide one risk provide consultation services and are clinical experts for health ...

Fun Activities for Residents in your AFH

By brian barrick
February 14, 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 ...

What Should Your Fire Safety Plan Include?

By brian barrick
February 13, 2014

If you own or manage an assisted living facility, it is vital that you have a comprehensive fire safety plan in place before an emergency occurs. The first step for any assisted living facility is to prepare a comprehensive written fire safety plan. This written plan should outline specifically what steps should be followed by ...

Where to Search for Qualified Employees

By brian barrick
February 12, 2014

Employment at assisted living facilities involves assisting elderly, ill and disabled people many times inside the patient’s home. Assisted living employees may need to understand therapeutic care and social work, but it mainly depends on the needs of the assisted living facility. The best candidates for this job will have experience in professional environments involving health care ...

Adult Family Home Insurance Tips

By brian barrick
February 07, 2014

Buying adult family home insurance is always difficult because there are so many choices available. It takes a strong will to comb through every policy and find the one that best suits your needs. Then, after carefully comparing benefits, you still have to worry about price. Use these tips to help you narrow down your ...

Prevent Wandering in Adult Family Homes

By brian barrick
February 06, 2014

A Resident wandering about in an adult family home is a serious concern. There are many people who reside in such environments that can suffer from wandering, and as a result can put themselves at risk. Therefore the adult family home needs to be prepared to help prevent the chances of wandering occurring. The first ...

Starting an Adult Family Home in Washington

By brian barrick
February 05, 2014

An adult family home offers older people an alternative to living alone, or going into a nursing home. Adult family homes offer the older person a higher level of freedom combined with 24 hour assistance in a safe environment. Most adult homes offer a range of assistance including cooking, cleaning and laundering. Starting an adult ...

Prevent Falls in your Adult Family Home

By brian barrick
February 03, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported falls in 2010 was largest among the age group of over 75-year-olds. These figures attest to the fact that every adult family home needs to extra-vigilant to prevent residents from falling as they move around the premises. In 2010, at least 115 ...