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Operationally, Are We Making the Cut?

The world of the group home is constantly evolving.  This even applies to how they contract for placement of residents.  More and more rules are tightening and newly developed HMO style mental health authorities are cropping up that directly oversee the group home operation.  Gone are the days of Managed Care Provider Networks, (MCPNs) and…

Its Quite Likely No Accident….

Every organization can stand some occasional refinement.  Sometimes those at the top are truly proactive and put systems in place for this periodic automatic refinement automatically.  By so doing, you keep things functioning in a customer friendly and regulatory compliant way.  In other situations, drama and crisis strikes and refinements are forced upon us, making…

So, Its Time for the First Resident..Get Ready…

It applies for all businesses.  At one point we have to serve that first customer.  This can be a nervous time for some.  So many questions abound…and for some so many anxieties crop up. We can manage these anxieties best by being well-prepared. You are right, its just like anything else in life.  Getting ready…

Traumatic Brain Injury Course a Boon for Direct Care Workers

Effective July 1, 2018, a simplified yet highly informative and effective course in traumatic brain injury is available for administrative and direct care staff in group living environments. The main topics are: Traumatic Brain Injury Defined How the Condition is Diagnosed Temporal Lobe Deficits and Cognitive Re-Training in Traumatic Brain Injury Most Popular Causes Common…

In Business: Perspective Guides the Minds of the Mature

Many know that those who pay us for corporate compliance advice and leadership are truly committed to being the best possible operation. Knowing this, an attorney phoned our offices recently to inquire about the savvy approach and professional acumen of a care provider we serve.   We advised that we knew this residential care provider to…

Training for Direct Care Staff is Not a Joke…

Think for just a moment about the number of things a direct care worker in a group home manages daily.  These include: Relationships Between Residents Food Management Sanitation Management Resident Behavior Medication Administration Just think of the typical daily routine – as noted above – from the perspective of how important it is for them…

Case Managers Observing a Worthy Caution…

Case managers do a wonderful job helping those with catastrophic illness and injury to coordinate, monitor and make adjustments in care as needed.  In many instances, they also help those they serve to understand benefits available to them and how to access those benefits. These often nursing, rehabilitative, social work and behavioral professionals are also…

The Logic: Mandatory Human Trafficking Training Makes Sense

Many states are mandating training in human trafficking for a variety of long-term care professionals.  These include assisted living, home care and nursing home administrators.  The State of Michigan has pretty precise language, as follows: R 339.14002 Training standards for identifying victims of human trafficking; requirements. Rule 2. (1) Pursuant to section 16 148 of…

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