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