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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…

Medicare and Private Duty Home Care – Finally

Reprint from Home Health News Non-skilled in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final rule issued Monday. The benefit marks the first time CMS has allowed supplemental benefits that include daily maintenance in Medicare…

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Care Providers: Give Personnel Emotional Security Which Benefits the Business

There is no shortage of group homes and other assisted living venues in which we find ourselves on a regular basis.  We appreciate being able to influence the dignity, staff development and overall decorum of care providing organizations.  It is who we are and what we do. One area we regularly speak to employers about…

Has Southfield, Michigan Closed the Door on Group Homes?

Group homes are not new.  For decades these neighborhood businesses have served the mentally ill, those with developmental limitations, those recovering from catastrophic injury and the medically fragile elderly.  Often these are smaller residential care environments, with as few as 3 beds.  In the State of Michigan they are called group homes and operate under…

Special Posting for Adult Day Care Centers; Focus: Pennsylvania

It is our pleasure to be of service to adult day care providers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Many of you are using the online school and even more of you are using our printed products to accomplish your staff training.  This includes orientation for new staff and ongoing development for seasoned and experienced staff.…

“He Who Over Reacts Will Likely Under-Perform”

Famed master salesperson, the late Zig Ziglar threw that statement around quite a bit, the one used in our title.  While it might be left to interpretation by some, we know he related it to the life of the small businessperson.  These hard-working entrepreneurs might be the most time-starved people on the planet.  In almost…

An Often Tough but Necessary Balance for Employers to Strike…

We were visiting recently with a client who is a wonderful care provider. You can see the empathy in the hands of their therapists as they work with people who have very serious cognitive and physical limitations. Two, (2) of their employees had to be recently terminated and while both exhibited similar behaviors and attitudes,…

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