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Medication Management in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
May 19, 2017

Medication management is a big concern for assisted living facility and adult residential care home administrators and owners. Creating a medication policy is the first step to minimizing oversights and errors by your staff. Use these seven steps as your guide today....

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What is Coumadin?

By brian barrick
January 30, 2014

What is Coumadin and how does it work? Coumadin serves as a preventative medication against heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Coumadin goes by other medical names such Warfarin, Jantoven or blood thinners. Residents in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and adult foster care are sometimes given treatments of Warfarin to help prevent heart disease, ...

Business Files Vs. Medical Files

By brian barrick
January 29, 2014

Separating the personal from the impersonal is important when looking after any patient or resident who may be in your care. That’s why categorizing your documentation into medical records and business files is so essential. Just what goes into this though, and how can you best establish which is which? Preparing Your Medical Files What ...

Protect Your ALF on Social Media

By brian barrick
January 28, 2014

Social media websites provide online spaces where different types of businesses, including assisted living facilities, can promote their services. The use of social media can lead to an increase in residents over time and give others a glimpse into the types of amenities you have at your facility.  When you and other administrators create and ...