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Negotiated Risk Agreements: What are They and Why Do They Matter?

By Heather Brown
August 25, 2017

Many families do not realize that placing their loved one in your care is not the same as choosing a nursing home. Your adult residential care facility gives residents something they cannot find in a nursing facility, their independence. As you prepare to add new residents to your adult residential care family, it is likely ...

Elder Abuse and How to Prevent It in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
June 02, 2017

Most adult residential care homes have abuse policies and procedures in place. Make sure your policies include each of these steps. Take time each year to review and make any necessary changes. Preventing elder abuse requires continuous commitment from you and your team....

The Importance of the Level of Care Assessment

By Heather Brown
May 26, 2017

A level of care assessment is a tool you can use to determine if residents’ care needs match the services you offer. Most care assessments include questions about medication, health care requirements, skin care needs, continence care, and activities of daily living like bathing and dressing. The best level of care assessments give you a ...

Medication Management in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
May 19, 2017

Medication management is a big concern for assisted living facility and adult residential care home administrators and owners. Creating a medication policy is the first step to minimizing oversights and errors by your staff. Use these seven steps as your guide today....

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 ...

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, ...

Understanding Mediation & Arbitration

By Heather Brown
October 14, 2016

Assisted living facilities offer a magnitude of services to their residents on a daily basis. Residents rely on you to provide quality care and maintain their quality of life with activities and assistance with daily living. Along with their care, you undertake a great risk – the possibility of a lawsuit. Lawsuits are unpredictable. They ...

Risk Management Tools: The Proper Use

By Heather Brown
September 30, 2016

Adult residential care facilities face numerous risks on a daily basis – falls, medication administration errors, elopements, etc. Ignoring these potential risks places adult residential care facilities at risk for lawsuits, decreased reputation, and loss of residents. Risk management tools are highly utilized by many businesses to minimize risk – including adult residential care facilities. ...

Residents Rights: Don’t Ignore Them!

By Heather Brown
September 23, 2016

The best assisted living facilities are owned and operated by dedicated administrators and caregivers. Creating a comfortable living environment requires commitment, time, and knowledge. Every state has their own requirements and guidelines on how to properly start, manage, and provide for your residents. One of the common concepts in all states is your residents have ...

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 ...