3 Things You May Not Have Known CMS Regulates

When residents move into assisted living or a nursing home, they want assurance of care. More than that, they their specific needs accounted for and met. You would think that this is a no brainer. Unfortunately, understaffing can overwhelm assisted living facilities and nursing homes . Sometimes, don’t have the proper oversight to ensure proper care of residents. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulate any facilities that accept those coverage. They make sure to oversee aspects of the facility that residents may not even think about. Each resident… (continue reading)

What Are the Dangers of Skilled Nursing Facilities?

Skilled Nursing Facilities accept residents who have Medicare and Medicaid and so follow regulations set by the federal government along with individual state guidelines. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) make sure that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are complying with all rules and regulations at the federal level. It’s very easy for SNFs to fall behind with their resident care if not properly regulated. That leads to dangerous situations for the residents. One of the most common dangers of a SNF is an insufficient number of staff to… (continue reading)

5 Questions to Expect from Prospective Residents’ Families

Choosing an assisted living facility is an important choice for the prospective resident and their family. Everyone involved wants to make sure that the facility chosen is the right fit for the resident. No one is going to make the decision lightly and will more often than not involve the families asking each facility any number of questions. The questions make sure that the resident will be treated well and often cover the following subjects: Residents’ families need to make sure that their loved on is going to be taken… (continue reading)

The 3 Main Risks to Starting an Assisted Living Facility

I know It may seem like starting a facility would be simple and end up making you a lot of money. You need to make sure that when researching the assisted living facility start-up process, you are looking up the correct information based on the type of facility you are looking to open. Assisted living facilities can come in a wide variety of occupancies and developments. If you aren’t careful, you may accidentally end up collecting incorrect data. That will lead you to financial disaster. In order to succeed, be… (continue reading)

Why Are Seniors Choosing Assisted Living Facilities?

It’s a pretty common occurrence to see seniors living with their families when it becomes too much for them to live alone. While it may seem like living with family is the right decision in the moment, it can lead to feelings of isolation, resent, or helplessness for those who are being taken care of. Living in a facility allows seniors to live on their own and gain back a sense of self while still being taken care of in whichever ways they need. The most important thing to remember… (continue reading)

3 Misconceptions About Assisted Living Facilities That Affect Your Bottom Line

Taking care of those who need a little added help is at the core of your mission statements. We understand that. We also understand that running a facility is a huge job and things fall through the cracks. You have encountered or will encounter potential clients who really don’t have any idea what an assisted living facility entails. Those potential clients will come in with certain expectations. You want to make sure the facility they choose is yours. To do that, you will have to combat the misconceptions about assisted… (continue reading)

5 Common Assisted Living Facility Violations to Look Out For

Residents and their loved ones expect top-notch care from assisted living facilities. It’s what they’re paying for. We like to believe that we are providing excellent care to those who are living in facilities. However, keeping track of everything that needs to be done can be overwhelming. Those who live in the facilities are counting on you to keep them healthy and safe but there may be moments where your standards are less reliable than they should be simply because the alternative is easier. Here are the 5 most common… (continue reading)

Internet Transparency Will Lead to a Decrease In Your Restaurant’s Revenue

It’s normal for customers to want as much information as possible about the places they patronize. Why wouldn’t they? They’re going to be spending their money. Companies that exist to give information to the consumer public have taken note of this trend and are beginning to adjust accordingly. You don’t want to lose out on a large chunk of revenue from potential customers. So, make sure all the information out in the open will only drum up positive publicity for your restaurant. Over the past few months, Yelp has launched… (continue reading)

Top 5 Minor Violations That Will Cost You Your “A”

Running a restaurant is challenging work. If you and your employees aren’t properly trained, minor health & safety rules may start falling through the cracks. When working in a fast-paced environment, it’s easy to fall back into patterns of carelessness. While it might not seem like a big deal at the time to violate a very minor health & safety rule, it’s easy for little violations to build up. If the violations build to a certain amount, you are pretty much guaranteeing losing your “A” grade until your next inspection…. (continue reading)

3 Misconceptions About Health Inspections that can Cost You Revenue

This is usually not the case. Owners and/or staff may not have the proper training to know every single item the health inspector will go over during the visit. Anyone has the ability to open a restaurant or work in one. This leads to problems for the restaurant down the line. If you don’t know the exact standards and expectations of the health and safety of your restaurant, your chances of being knocked down a letter grade increase exponentially. In reality, a single violation can absolutely knock you down an… (continue reading)