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…

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.…

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…

Save Big On Your AB 1523 Compliance

How To Get The Most Cost Effective Coverage Hopefully, you have already heard that AB 1523 passed, meaning that residential care facilities for the elderly will need to carry at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the annual aggregate of liability insurance. This insurance coverage is designed to step in to protect both residents…

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…

Is AB 1523 Too Costly?

Understanding How This Law Affects RCFEs As you likely know at this point, Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1523, which mandates that all Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in California must carry liability insurance. There has been some concern, particularly among smaller RCFEs, that the cost of carrying this type of coverage…