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The Importance of Providing Activities at your Assisted Living Facility

By Alexa Connelly
August 24, 2018

Activities are an essential element of the day to day life of an Assisted Living Facility. People need to be able to learn, interact, laugh and have fun no matter where they reside. While doing things like playing cards and board games may be fine for a rainy day, Adult Residential Care Homes can, while ...

Memory Care: How to Make Your Residents Feel At Home

By Heather Brown
July 29, 2016

Memory care is growing niche in the adult care industry. According to The National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the elder population.  As an owner or administrator of an adult residential care home, you are already seeing the need for memory care rise.  As the needs of potential ...

Prepare for Hurricanes

By Heather Brown
July 22, 2016

June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season. If you are an adult residential care home or facility located in a hurricane zone, it is important that you prepare for hurricanes now. Hurricanes bring high winds, a great amount of rainfall, and wreak havoc on the communities they hit. Areas prone to high hurricane ...

3 Keys to Successfully Relocating a Resident

By Heather Brown
July 15, 2016

Adult residential care home owners have a great responsibility in providing quality care to the residents in their home. Residential care settings offer different types of care from independent living to assistance with daily living tasks.  During their time in the home, the residents quickly become extended members of the provider’s family. Developing family-type bonds ...

Understand Your Property Insurance Options

By Heather Brown
July 08, 2016

Small adult residential care homes or facilities are often found in residential houses. Many adult care home owners have the belief that a homeowner’s insurance policy is adequate coverage.  This assumption is not accurate. Many owners do not realize this until they try to file a property insurance claim and it is denied! Why?  Homeowner’s ...

Does Gender Matter in Senior Care

By Heather Brown
July 15, 2015

Differences in gender have certainly been prevalent in the world of senior care, and considering that women outnumber men 7 to 1 in a typical assisted care living facility, it shows that gender does matter. Put simply, men have often been an afterthought when it comes to senior living. Reasons abound, including the fact that men – on ...

Best Practices for Managing Confidential Client and Customer Information

By Heather Brown
January 01, 2015

■ Maintain a careful inventory of your company’s computers and any other equipment on which customer information may be stored. • Take steps to ensure the secure transmission of customer information. For example: ■ When you transmit credit card information or other sensitive financial data, use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or other secure connection, ...

Detecting and Managing System Failures

By Heather Brown
December 30, 2014

Best Practices for Managing Confidential Client and Customer Information Detecting and Managing System Failures: Effective security management requires your company to deter, detect, and defend against security breaches. That means taking reasonable steps to prevent attacks, quickly diagnosing a security incident, and having a plan in place for responding effectively. Consider implementing the following procedures: ...

Know the Symptoms of Depression

By Heather Brown
December 29, 2014

1. Feelings of sadness or irritability . 2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities . 3. Changes in weight or appetite . 4. Changes in sleeping pattern . 5. Feeling guilty or worthless . 6. Can’t concentrate, remember things or make decisions . 7. Fatigue or loss of energy . 8. Restless or sluggish ...

Proper Medication Administration

By Heather Brown
December 28, 2014

The more you know about medications administration assistance and the proper use, the better you will be at performing your job. As a staff person providing care for an elderly resident, you may be required to assist an elderly resident in administering the use of medications. Proper use of medication is a process that involves ...

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