Being aware of Depression and Suicide during the holiday season

During the upcoming holiday time, we not only experience the joy of the season with our residents, but unfortunately it is also a time many of our residents experience depression and may even verbalize a desire to end their life. Suicide among elderly adults is a growing and serious concern. The highest rate of suicide […]

Three Steps to Better Marketing Online

Providers have faced many challenges over the last few years related to the economy, including challenges related to occupancy and retention. In a poll conducted last year 57% of assisted living and residential care providers told us that “attracting new residents” is their biggest challenge. Your online presence and use of the Internet is a […]

Tuesday Tip: Understanding Advance Directives

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Stay Current on Staff Training

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Maintaining Staff Training Records

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Margaret Thatcher’s Battle with Dementia

When high profile individuals face the challenges of dementia and other debilitating illnesses, it serves as an unfortunate opportunity to raise awareness and further enlighten the general public about the devastating condition.

50 Communication Tips

Effective and timely communication is a critical skill for any care provider.  Whether communicating with residents, state regulators, or an upset family member, strong communication skills can create a comforting environment and help to prevent potential situations from escalating.

What is Health and Safety Code section 1569.155?

All providers face the difficult task of keeping up-to-date with the ever changing laws and regulations that affect our communities. As required by Health and Safety Code section 1569.155 all licensees of an RCFE shall subscribe to an appropriate regulation update service. 

Inspirational Hospice Care

I have had the pleasure of conducting a number of hospice classes statewide. I always find after any I class I lead that learning is a two way street. I could never put a value on the knowledge, care techniques and innovative practices I have learned in classes. Generous providers often share great ideas with […]

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

As summer temperatures approach, we will all deal with soaring temperatures.  It is again time to take precautions to avoid dangerous health conditions such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and overexposure to the sun.  Below are a few bulleted items that will help you prepare: