Electronic Records: A New Frontier in Adult Care Homes

Most hospitals and skilled nursing facilities adopted electronic medical records years ago. Now, larger community-based facilities, such as assisted living and residential care, are slowly adopting electronic health records; however, the adult care home industry has yet to jump on the electronic records bandwagon. This lag in adoption is likely due to several factors. Adopting … Continue reading Electronic Records: A New Frontier in Adult Care Homes

Caring for the Older Generations, and the Next

Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day. March is Women's History Month. Every day should be a day to celebrate the lives, strengths, and accomplishments of women. It's no secret that women make up the majority of caregivers for both seniors and children. It has been researched and written about for years. In families, of … Continue reading Caring for the Older Generations, and the Next

Wandering and Exit-Seeking: Tips for Keeping Residents Safe

Several years ago, I read an alert in the local paper I had seen many times over. Miriam*, who was 87, had wandered from her adult care home the previous day. She had fairly advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Though her memory and judgement were both strongly affected, she was physically able to maneuver with little issue, … Continue reading Wandering and Exit-Seeking: Tips for Keeping Residents Safe

Why Your Adult Care Home Business Needs an Online Presence

I was recently sitting in a class on the topic of website marketing offered through the Small Business Development Center, and I started thinking to myself, "why do so many adult care home businesses not have websites?" I'll be the first to admit I'm no marketing expert, but I can say I recognize the value … Continue reading Why Your Adult Care Home Business Needs an Online Presence

Seven Reasons to Open Your Own Adult Care Home (and three reasons not to)

So, you're thinking of opening your own adult care home for seniors and persons with disabilities? Congratulations! This is an exciting decision. Maybe you've worked as a caregiver for several years in an adult care home, assisted living facility, nursing facility, or as an in-home caregiver. You've now decided you'd like to take the next … Continue reading Seven Reasons to Open Your Own Adult Care Home (and three reasons not to)