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The Importance of Incident Documentation

By Heather Brown
February 09, 2018

Assisted living facility owners and administrators carry a lot of responsibility in their daily activities. From making sure residents are properly cared or to managing staff to organizing the everyday operations and needs. Too often you take on numerous items at once, and it is easy to find yourself knee deep in multi-tasking. One item ...

How to Handle the Death of a Resident

By Heather Brown
September 16, 2016

Administrators and caregivers in assisted living facilities will lose a resident to death at some point. Whether expected or not, death is difficult to manage. Depending on the type of resident you care for, death might occur frequently. It is important to provide help to other residents as well as your staff in these difficult ...

Staff Policies And Procedures for Wandering

By Heather Brown
August 28, 2015

Assisted living facilities need to create a happy friendly atmosphere and environment for the residents that live there long term. Not doing so can create wandering behaviors in residents, which can lead to injury or worse death. Having a system in place to help keep track of wandering behavior in residents can also help prevent ...

Policies & Procedures: Proper disposal of Hazardous Waste

By brian barrick
October 18, 2012

There are several ways that you can properly dispose of hazardous waste that comes from an assisted living facility.  The first way is to make sure that the hazardous waste is put into a bag that cannot be ripped or torn for any reason.  This means that the bag needs to have the ability not ...