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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 ...

6 Ways to Help Residents Be Open to New Things

By Heather Brown
September 09, 2016

Individuals move into assisted living facilities to gain assistance with daily living activities while maintaining a quality of life they can be proud of. Moving and relocating is stressful for many residents. Some residents will embrace their new home and try new things – meal options, communicating with others or new activities. Others will shy ...

The Importance of Communication Logs

By Heather Brown
August 26, 2016

Communication is the foundation of a solid and meaningful relationship. Assisted living facility providers and administrators hold a significant communication responsibility. You care for residents on a daily basis. Many times, those residents have family members that check in on them and their care regularly. Communicating with family members is vital to building relationships and ...

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 ...

Prepare for Hurricanes

By Heather Brown
July 22, 2016

June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season. If you are an adult residential care home or facility located in a hurricane zone, it is important that you prepare for hurricanes now. Hurricanes bring high winds, a great amount of rainfall, and wreak havoc on the communities they hit. Areas prone to high hurricane ...

3 Keys to Successfully Relocating a Resident

By Heather Brown
July 15, 2016

Adult residential care home owners have a great responsibility in providing quality care to the residents in their home. Residential care settings offer different types of care from independent living to assistance with daily living tasks.  During their time in the home, the residents quickly become extended members of the provider’s family. Developing family-type bonds ...

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 ...

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 ...

Medicaid VS Medicare

By Heather Brown
August 07, 2015

Two government-sponsored healthcare programs in the United States of America are Medicaid and Medicare. Both programs differ in several ways, but both help individuals in need of medical assistance when financial means are not there to pay for health care necessities when needed. Depending on your age and current financial situation, you may qualify for ...

Way to Prevent Dehydration in Elders

By Heather Brown
July 01, 2015

Dehydration during the hot summer months is a risk for any age, but it’s important to realize just how serious this health condition can be for the elderly. Senior dehydration is a very common health issue that can lead to bigger adverse health effects such as low blood pressure or urinary tract infections. The elderly ...