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Seven Ways to Keep Resident’s Families Involved

By Heather Brown
November 11, 2016

Families place their loved ones in adult residential care facilities to receive top-notch care and improve their quality of life. Like any major move, the transition to assisted living care is emotional. Families and residents experience anxiety and nervousness about the change, loss of independence and new living arrangements. That is also why adult residential ...

The Emerging Legal Risks of Social Media

By Heather Brown
November 04, 2016

Social media is changing communication on a near daily basis. Publishing status updates, pictures, and videos is a routine part of many individual’s lives and help connect them to family and friends across the world. Even businesses are experiencing great success with their social media marketing strategies. With all the hype and advantages of social ...

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Residents: Making Mealtime Enjoyable

By Heather Brown
October 28, 2016

Any caregiver or family member that works with dementia or Alzheimer’s residents knows one thing about mealtimes – they are unpredictable. Alzheimer’s and dementia residents are often known to refuse to eat, ignore their food, become distracted, forget how to eat or struggle with chewing. This makes meal time not enjoyable for all parties including ...

Looking to Expand: What You Need to Know

By Heather Brown
October 21, 2016

There is a significant need for quality adult residential care facilities. That need won’t be decreasing with the vast baby boomer population needing care options. Many adult residential care facility owners recognize this need. They look for ways to expand their services and provide quality care for more members of their community through adding locations, ...

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 ...

What Your Family Should Look for When Looking for a Caregiver

By Heather Brown
August 19, 2015

Sometimes love ones become ill or injured unexpectedly. This leaves you hunting for a caregiver to help care for them until they become well again. When searching for the right one there are some things your family needs to look out for before hiring. After all, you want the one you love to receive the best ...

Heat Exhaustion in Seniors

By Heather Brown
August 14, 2015

If you are a caregiver to an older adult, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and to know the ways to prevent it.  Seniors, people aged 65 years and older, are typically more prone to the stress from extreme temperatures than younger people for a number of reasons. For example: Seniors ...

Ways to Finance Senior Care

By Heather Brown
August 03, 2015

Senior care isn’t always a topic people like to discuss, but understanding how to finance your senior care options is as important as the expenses associated with other typical life events like college, retirement, and life insurance. Understand the basics when it comes to financing senior care so that you can be prepared when the ...

When Hiring a Home Care Agency, What Should You be Asking?

By Heather Brown
July 27, 2015

The importance of hiring a quality home care agency when you or a loved one needs long-term care can’t be overstated. With so many to choose from, finding the right one will take some research. But experts like the Mayo Clinic say that knowing what to questions to ask during the hiring process can make ...

Cost of Senior Living Over the Years

By Heather Brown
July 10, 2015

Are you considering a loved one’s transition to an assisted care living facility and trying to plan your future costs? Or, are you already paying for an assisted care living facility and you have a hunch that you’re paying more that you did last year? Well, you’re right! These costs have gone up in recent years. ...