Communication and Dementia Tips

Dementia is a chronic disorder of the mental processes marked by a decline in memory, leading to difficulty in conversing. When a loved one, friend, or resident has Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia, it can be heartbreaking to see minor forgetfulness turn into severe impairment. Sadly, dementia does transform people into a…

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Your Guide To Guiding Seniors To Technology Use Did you know that only 54 percent of Americans over the age of 65 have internet access? This is such a shame, since the internet’s functionality could make it possible for them to not just talk to—but actually see—their loved ones from all over the world, pursue…

What Residents Look For In An RCFE

Draw Residents By Checking Off Their Wish Lists You know that your residential care facility is a great place to live, but you need to show potential residents that. To help facility owners draw residents to their RCFE, here is a guide to what residents look for in an RCFE. Resident Happiness: The first thing most…

Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Recognizing The Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s As we grow older, we have all noticed that our memory changes. Lapses in memory are not uncommon, but how to do we know when the normal memory troubles that come with aging cross over into Alzheimer’s disease territory? So that your team of elder care professionals can keep…

RCFE Owners: Kitchen Safety Tips For Residents

Safeguarding Your Residents Against Kitchen Risks The kitchen—which likely served as a sweet spot for your residents’ families over the years—can become a scary place for seniors. With diminished ability to take quick action, what would otherwise be a small kitchen accident can become a serious danger. Fortunately, RCFE owners can take steps to help their…

Commercial Property Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance

Your RCFE Needs Commercial Property Insurance If you run a smaller RCFE facility, you might think that carrying homeowners insurance on your building is sufficient to protect it. Unfortunately, that is not the case. If you tried to file a claim related to your business with your homeowners insurance provider, your claim would be denied.…

RCFE Regulations: Food Safety

Food Safety Regulations For Your RCFE At your RCFE facility, you strive to help your residents lead their healthiest, happiest lives. A crucial aspect of that is ensuring they get the nourishment they need at each meal. To help you do just that, there are a few RCFE regulations regarding food safety that you need…

RCFE Regulations: Emergency Preparedness and First Aid

Are You Meeting These RCFE Regulations? As an RCFE owner, you have probably considered how you would respond to a disaster. Whether you have considered a fire breaking out in your building or a flood sweeping through your area, you have hopefully given some thought to life’s what-ifs. Thinking about how your facility would respond in…

How To: Become A Certified RCFE Administrator

Requirements For Your RCFE Administrator Certificates If you have a passion for helping people, are caring, and/or have seen the neglect elderly Americans commonly face, you may want to become the administrator of a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). RCFE facility administrators have the opportunity to make a difference in aging peoples’ lives,…