New Fall Safety Law

On April 23, 2008 the President signed the Safety of Seniors Act that will expand research and public education on senior safety, particularly falls.  The federal law directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand research, demonstration projects, and studies of falls and the effects of falls on health care costs. 

NCAL Publishes Assisted Living State Regulatory Review

The National Center for Assisted Living ( has released the 2008 edition of their annual review of the nation’s assisted living regulations.  Fortunately, assisted living continues to be regulated at the state level, and NCAL’s book is the most comprehensive state-by-state review of regulatory requirements.

The Importance of House Rules

While many of us are very concerned about filling beds and keeping our community full, there are also challenges related to moving residents out of our building.  Attorney Joel Goldman recently highlighted some of these challenges in a recent California Compliance monthly Webinar.

ARF Medication Training Program

Advanced Healthcare Studies has recently developed a training kit to assist with ARF medication management. This kit will help you stay in compliance with California Community Care Licensing requirements. Medication management is one of your biggest areas of liability.

Resident Falls

Did you know that more than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States?  Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths.  They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admission for trauma (CDC, 2006).  In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died […]

New Continuing Education Topics

Are you registered for one of our recertification courses after May 1?  If so, you are one of the lucky students that will be enjoying our brand new 2008 continuing education courses.  Thousands of students have enjoyed our previous topics, but it is time to transition to our new courses–a transition we are excited about.

Do Not Disturb

This is one of the least expensive and easiest-to-implement ideas for minimizing medications errors: a simple “Do Not Disturb” sign. A recent study conducted jointly by Oregon Health Sciences University, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, University of Washington Bothell, and Northern Illinois University found

Do You Have an E-mail Account?

In past years Community Education did all our advertisement by our quarterly mailers which consist of all our initial certification, continuing education, and specialty classes. Postcards as well have been a large part of our marketing, focusing on upcoming sessions in specific areas. Today, broadcast e-mailing plays a large part in our marketing plan, and […]

Welcome to Community Education’s Blog

Welcome to Professional Caregiver; Community Education’s Blog! If you are reading this, you have successfully journeyed to our new blog. Focused on the vast residential care and assisted living industry, you will hear from industry professionals such as: Sandi Flores, Josh Allen, Ed Garza, and me, Mickey Gray. New blogs from each of us will […]