Use Screenings And Assessments Before Adding A New Resident
As a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), your highest priority is offering superior care to your residents. In order to do that, though, you do need to pay some attention to your bottom line. Without a steady cash flow, keeping your facility operational will be impossible. That is why it can be extremely frustrating when you have trouble getting payment from one of your residents.
To avoid this issue, it is important that you fully screen and assess potential residents. This enables you to have a comprehensive picture of the individual you are considering welcoming into your facility. When conducting your next screening and assessment, use these tips.
- Health Screening: To ensure you will be able to fully meet the needs of your resident, make sure you understand his or her health situation by having a physician fill out an official health screening form.
- Risk Assessment: By having potential residents answer a few simple questions from a risk screening tool, you can assess the risk associated with that resident. That will help you understand if your facility has the resources necessary to serve that resident.
- Social Dynamic Evaluation: Your facility is not just a business, it is also a community. Consequently, ensuring that future residents will mesh with your existing residents is extremely important. Make sure you spend some time with potential residents so you can understand how his or her personality, age, mental capacity, education, and other defining characteristics will fit in. Balancing the social dynamic of your RCFE will improve your residents’ quality of life and their longevity at your facility.
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