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Going National Makes Sense for this Population

In 2014 when the State of Connecticut made training in Alzheimer’s disease mandatory for Probate Court Judges, Professional Guardians and Adult Protective Services workers, other states took notice.  The same occurred within the provinces of Canada. After all, these professionals are making decisions that impact the lives of these individuals with serious mental deficits.  Memory…

Is This A Healthy Habit?

It is not unusual to hear of myriads of complaints being sent to regulators of smaller assisted living programs.  Many of these programs operate with public funds and help keep those with mental illness and developmental limitations out of the more institutional facilities.  They use structured, regulated community-based care to restore the dignity among many…

Crisis Management Will Destroy You; How to Avoid it…

The business of care requires day-to-day process execution and often tons of documentation.  Much of it is automated – thankfully – however, paper documentation is still a big deal.  The group home, often serving those with mental illness and developmental disability is no exception. For this reason it is not uncommon to hear owners lament…

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…

Medicare Provides More Benefits for the Chronically Ill; Focus on Community Based Care

From the New York Times…with edits and updates. WASHINGTON — Congress and the Trump administration are revamping Medicare to provide extra benefits to people with multiple chronic illnesses, a significant departure from the program’s traditional focus that aims to create a new model of care for millions of older Americans.  Of special interest is that…

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…

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