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…

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…

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,…

Why Commercial Coverage Matters For RCFEs

How Your Commercial Insurance Will Protect Your RCFE If you are running a smaller residential care facility for the elderly, you might assume that a standard homeowners insurance policy will offer you and your residents enough coverage. In fact, though, that policy will not just fall short of meeting your needs; it will not meet…

Your Deadline Is Coming Up!

Will You Be Compliant By July 1st? As of July 1st, 2015, all residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) need to be carrying liability insurance. Why? Because California recently passed Assembly Bill 1523, which mandates that all RCFE owners have at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the annual aggregate of…

Finding The Right Resident

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…