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Sitting Disease: How to Avoid it In Your Facility

By Heather Brown
June 24, 2016

Sitting disease is a new type of disease that is recognized by the scientific community but not yet by the medical community as a diagnosable disease according to juststand.org. This disease is seen in individuals that are not active daily and spend the majority of their day sitting. According the American Journal of Epidemiology, “the ...

How to Properly Conduct an Employee Background Check

By Heather Brown
June 17, 2016

Hiring strong team members is the foundation to running a quality adult family home or assisted living facility.  It is essential for administrators to have a set procedure for the hiring process for many reasons including: making sure you are analyzing each candidate based on the same criteria, identifying the best ways to communicate with ...

New Residents: Are You Prepared?

By Heather Brown
June 10, 2016

Bringing new residents into your assisted living facility can be a daunting task for administrators.  Being sure that you are gathering all the information up front about your potential residents, can be the key to determining if you are able to offer them the level of care they need in their daily living. A few ...

Preventing and Protecting Your Adult Residential Care Home from Abuse Claims

By Heather Brown
June 03, 2016

When residents enter your care, their family and loved ones are relying on you to provide a safe environment for the residents to live and reside.  That is the goal of the majority of adult residential care homes and facilities across the United States and they are capable of providing the exceptional care expected of ...

The Importance of Family Visits

By Heather Brown
May 13, 2016

Families across the United States trust adult residential care homes and facilities to care for their loved ones and these residents rely on you to provide care and assist them with their daily needs.  Even with your care and love, residents still need to have a connection with the community as well as their family ...

Communicating Effectively

By Heather Brown
February 05, 2016

Effective communication could be a key social ability and by learning however we can better our communication has several advantages. How To Communicate Effectively Learn to pay attention Listening isn’t a similar as auditory perception; learn to pay attention not solely to the message being spoken however, they’re being spoken in a specified way and ...

Helping your Residents through the Holiday Season

By Heather Brown
November 18, 2015

For most of us, the holidays are a time of happiness, laughter, and festivities with our friends and family. However, for some, especially residents of assisted living facilities, the holidays can be a difficult time. During the holidays, they may feel more acutely the passage of time and the absence of loved ones. In the ...

Problems and Solutions in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
September 23, 2015

Every assisted living facility has its share of problems. Some of the worst of these are abuse, neglect and isolation. When you can solve these problems, your assisted living facility will have a far better risk profile and will operate more cost effectively. More importantly, your residents will be happier. Keeping Abuse From Happening Abuse ...

Federal and State Regulations in Assisted Living

By Heather Brown
September 07, 2015

Long-term care and assisted living facilities are regulated by both the federal and state governments, though regulations and licensing requirements can vary from state to state. These sometimes subtle differences contribute to the wide range of senior housing models in different states. But each facility and agency has to meet certain standards, and here’s a ...