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Risk Management Tools: The Proper Use

By Heather Brown
September 30, 2016

Adult residential care facilities face numerous risks on a daily basis – falls, medication administration errors, elopements, etc. Ignoring these potential risks places adult residential care facilities at risk for lawsuits, decreased reputation, and loss of residents. Risk management tools are highly utilized by many businesses to minimize risk – including adult residential care facilities. ...

Fall Prevention On The Rise

By Heather Brown
March 16, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of adults who have died from falls between the time frame of 2000 and 2013 have more than doubled in numbers from 10,273 to 25,464. More than millions are injured, and the medical costs of falling now run more than $30 billion a year ...

5 Tips On Fall Prevention

By Heather Brown
January 22, 2015

Care is essential for residential communities, assisted living centers, and senior care centers to ensure their elderly residents are safe from injury. Insurance premiums and even liability coverage itself can also be based upon compliance to safety regulations. To make your home away from home safer, have a daily check list: 1. Walking Hazards to ...

Falls Prevention Training

By Heather Brown
January 20, 2015

Assisted living facilities, can be the safest place for the elderly, disabled or injured to stay when assistance is necessary by a medicinally trained staff.  However, falls are a major common problem in these facilities causing severe injury to the patients living in them. Falls can be avoided by having fall prevention training classes every ...

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 ...

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 ...

What to Do When a New Resident Needs a Higher Level of Care

By brian barrick
November 05, 2013

  When a resident needs more care than an assisted living facility can provide, the staff needs to take measures to ensure that that individual is placed in a nursing home or hospital that can provide the level of care necessary. They need to contact the individual’s family and doctor to help with the decision ...

Assisting Residents in The Shower

By brian barrick
October 28, 2013

 Assisting Residents In The Shower   Among people with disabilities, one of the most common places that slips and falls occur is in the shower. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that you provide disabled adults living in an adult foster home with assistance in the shower. Equipment is available to assist ...

Fall Prevention Measures Taught In Prevention of Falls Training

By brian barrick
October 10, 2013

It is no secret that older adults are more prone to falls. As a result, those who fall may suffer from serious injuries because of their advanced age. In order to reduce your facility’s liability and other risks, it is important to implement a fall prevention education program for your employees and your residents. Creating ...

Adult Family Homes: Prevent Falls

By brian barrick
September 19, 2013

Falls Falls can be important to prevent when you are taking of a senior or a disabled person.  The concept of falling can truly frighten someone and cause a lot of different long term injuries in the process.  An adult family home has to be built with safety bars in the bathroom in order to ...