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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…

A Few Worthy CORF Facts

CORF stands for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ designation, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitative Facility.  More and more adult day care/health programs are doubling as CORFs and in the process are offering rather comprehensive services to those being served. Anyone can establish an outpatient rehabilitation clinic.  As long as services are provided by licensed, qualified…

Open House Events Let Us Learn About Community Resources…

One independent case manager said it best:  “I cannot know whats out there just sitting at my kitchen table or at my desk on the phone.  This is true no matter how many websites we visit.”  An open house event let’s a care coordinator dive into the attitudes of the business owners, explore how they…

In Institutional Care Settings, Be Sure to Live By Your Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are an essential part of most businesses.  Those operating in the healthcare sector are not exceptions and this includes outpatient work.  Accordingly, when developing outpatient programs you must give attention to some form of risk assessment. A risk assessment is an organized, systematic method an employer uses to protect their employees and business.…

Our Focus is Success via Familiarity….

In the world of online learning there are a couple of characteristics that matter most for providers.  Among these is being able to help the student – including those who are not accustomed to computer learning – to understand how the process works.  This assistance must include not only a few general items about online…

Recreational Therapy Can Promote Self-Sufficiency

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.  And yes, its effectiveness is well-documented. One year ago, 18-year-old Will Richards says he…

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