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Competence Matters in All Care Environments

Since the first call came in during the month of January 2006 from Calhoun County, Michigan our firm has been developing training products for the correctional industry.  A major focus has been medication administration in juvenile detention. In addition to highlighting best practices such as never using psychotropic medications solely for behavioral management, this online…

Are You True to Your Mission in Care?

It sounds like an incredibly simple question to answer, but you have to wonder if everyone gets it.  Recently our company has been helping transition an elderly woman from a large assisted living program to a smaller one.  Why?  Because staff in the larger program have been abusive, even face-timing from this resident’s room as…

Celebrating 20 Years of Support to Families

Imagine the very thought of having to care for a catastrophically injured relative at home because you cannot imagine their living in a nursing home or assisted living.  At the same time you are ill-equipped to manage certain nuances to ensure care is rendered in a safe and dignified manner. Transferring care from a facility…

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Getting Ready for Licensing? Prepare With the Right Knowledge.

Every state has various requirements associated with becoming licensed to enter the business of group living.  In Michigan its called adult foster care.  In that state the applicable rule is 400.14201 which dictates ares wherein a new licensee must demonstrate competency competency. All of these areas are covered in live events and in the on-line…

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Upcoming Events and Announcements Stimulate and Educate

Meaningful events in care spark interest, educate care coordination professionals on new care resources in communities and spur entrepreneurial juices in care.  Here are a few meaningful ones: Property Review and Program Introduction September 19, 2017 as of 11:00 a.m. 22430 Hawthorne – Farmington, Michigan 48336 Website     Open House for Community and Care…

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Be Smart When Planning Commercial Borrowing

It is a pleasure for us to shepherd the lending process for care providing entities.  This includes writing business plans, acting as the borrower’s agent with lenders and more.  We take pride in the detail associated with bringing a business that provides care to life on paper. Thanks to our experience we are also quick…

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Customization is the Best Approach for State Governments

One of the specialties of Direct Care Training & Resource Center, Inc. is the customization of training services for state and provincial governments.  There are indeed great advantages.  For one, a state or provincial government can create uniformity.  This means every worker in a certain category is receiving the same training or has access to…

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The Role of the Social Worker in the CORF

The Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitative Facility or CORF is a remarkably effective way to serve the entire person.  It is becoming a real staple in adult day programs.  Operating with a well-developed, physician monitored Treatment Plan, a CORF can provide the ongoing services of: Physicians Nurses Clinical Social Workers Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Respiratory Therapists Speech…

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A Fatal Mistake to Avoid in Home Care

Millions of American need care in their homes.  Some are battling Alzheimer’s disease and/or a related dementia while others are dealing with medical fragility from other causes including catastrophic injury.  People need help at home! Home care companies – some skilled, some unskilled and some with departments for both – help to assure that those…

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