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Memory Care: How to Make Your Residents Feel At Home

By Heather Brown
July 29, 2016

Memory care is growing niche in the adult care industry. According to The National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the elder population.  As an owner or administrator of an adult residential care home, you are already seeing the need for memory care rise.  As the needs of potential ...

Policies & Procedures to Prevent Wandering

By brian barrick
March 31, 2014

People who suffer from these diseases have a tendency to wander. When a person has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, they become confused and disoriented. Once out in the world, they may forget where they were going and not recognize their surroundings. This can be incredibly dangerous. There have been cases of wandering where the patient ...

How Can Wandering Impact Your Facility

By brian barrick
March 28, 2014

Whether you run a tiny three-resident care facility out of your home or are in charge of a sprawling, multi-building complex for the elderly, resident wandering should be on your list of concerns. Working with the aged to keep them content and safe is a priority, and wandering can bring harsh and expensive legal consequences ...

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 ...

Prevent Wandering in Adult Family Homes

By brian barrick
February 06, 2014

A Resident wandering about in an adult family home is a serious concern. There are many people who reside in such environments that can suffer from wandering, and as a result can put themselves at risk. Therefore the adult family home needs to be prepared to help prevent the chances of wandering occurring. The first ...

When Is It Okay to Leave Residents Alone?

By brian barrick
November 07, 2013

Most assisted living residents are able to care for themselves but the reason while they’re in a facility is because they require extra attention to ensure their safety.  It is in everyone’s best interest that a watchful eye is always kept on each resident at all times.  However, this can be done while having the ...

Understanding the Basics of a Wandering Management System

By brian barrick
October 14, 2013

A wandering management system can help staff members keep track of residents and make sure they are safe.  A system can be viewed in the same fashion as a Life Alert system that helps prevent injuries after a fall or other disasters.  Your liability insurance company can help you find a good, electronic system that ...

Missing Resident Plan

By brian barrick
July 10, 2013

Adult family homes can be well prepared for prevention of a missing resident but sometimes residents stil figure out how to leave or wander out without realizing they aren’t supposed to leave or even remember where they are. Your adult family home is best suited to find that resident if there’s a well established plan ...

How to Prevent Wandering in Adult Family Homes

By brian barrick
July 05, 2013

Many people who reside at an adult family home suffer from wandering.  Wandering from an adult family home can be extremely dangerous. There are some important signs that a person may exhibit if they are wandering. If a person makes repetitive movements, has trouble locating common places, asks about where their family is at, or ...

Tips on Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

By brian barrick
May 29, 2013

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are usually exposed to a lot of risks when they wander away from their homes and care facilities. This habit usually develops especially in winter season and when weather conditions are in extreme, precautions should be taken to ensure your loved one does not get lost. Preventing your loved one from ...