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Understanding the Different Types of Wandering

By brian barrick
March 27, 2014

Understanding Types of Wandering Those working in the personal care home industry must be aware of the different types of wandering that can occur in residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Wandering is a serious symptom of dementia related diseases, and poses significant safety risks. What is Wandering? Understanding wandering is ...

Missing Medical Records

By brian barrick
November 12, 2013

Missing medical records can be a legal and clerical nightmare if you don’t know how to handle the situation. If you are an administrator or owner of an assisted living facility, it is vital for you to know what to do when records go missing and how to prevent this from happening in the first ...

How Long Should You Keep Documentation?

By brian barrick
October 22, 2013

Physicians have a number of responsibilities when it comes to retaining medical records. Various things come into play that affects the amount of time an assisted living facility needs to retain the records. Federal and state laws, association policies, medical boards and the type of record all make the determination as to how long the ...

Where to find Ideas for Activities for Residents

By brian barrick
September 16, 2013

Activities An assisted living facility has to be well staffed with creative people.  A number of creative staffers out there have to know where to find ideas for activities.  It is very important to make sure that everyone inside of an assisted living facility feels included in activities.  A number of different card games will ...

Fun Activities for Residents

By brian barrick
July 24, 2013

There are plenty of fun filled resident activities for you to do that are both safe and easily accessible. With these ideas to get you started you will never be short of something to do over the summer. Beach The beach is a great free resource to take a stroll along, go swimming, or even ...

Where Can I Find Activity Ideas for Senior Residents?

By brian barrick
July 11, 2013

Finding new and exciting activities for your elderly residents can be nerve wracking. There are an overwhelming number of websites that come up when you search the internet for ideas. This is a list of sites that will provide you with some valid ideas and even a few tips. 1. – This website can ...

Wheelchair Safety: The Do’s & Don’ts for Your Residents

By brian barrick
May 07, 2013

Due to the increasing number of assisted living residents on wheel chairs, many assisted living homes, facilities and care homes have been opened. These residents on wheelchairs will always need assistance from people where they stay or from their care givers in and out of wheel chairs. Any one assisting physically challenged person need to take safety ...

Karaoke: A Fun Activity for Residents

By brian barrick
May 06, 2013

Individuals who live in adult family homes certainly deserve the opportunity to be involved with fun activities like karaoke.  An adult family home wants to make sure their residents are able to sing some of the great tunes that make them think about their youth and of better days.  The great songs that can be ...

5 Ways to Prevent Slips & Falls in Residents

By brian barrick
April 30, 2013

Slip and fall prevention is very important in homes as well as in assisted living facilities. If a person slips and falls, they can be seriously injured and the extent of the injury is more if an elderly person falls. Assisted living facilities and adult homes may face serious suits if the cause of the ...

Fun & Safe Spring & Summer Activities for your Residents

By brian barrick
April 24, 2013

As spring and summer rolls around you need to start thinking of fun outdoor activities to plan for the residents in your adult foster home. The weather is most likely going to be beautiful all through and this is a great time to be outdoors! A little bit of sunshine and fresh air could create ...