Take Care of Your Staff

With the holiday season in full swing, you have certainly spent lots of time preparing many special events and treats for your residents; but don’t forget about your staff. This is an important time of year for them as well, and it is likely many of them will spend at least part of their holiday […]

Have You Reviewed the Health and Safety Code?

You should also be familiar with the actual Health and Safety Code that the regulations are based on.

Tuesday Tip: Standard Precautions

Although current California regulations refer to “universal precautions,” current infection-control techniques have advanced and today “standard precautions” (which include universal precautions) are considered the basic level of infection control.

Tuesday Tip: Don’t Ignore Dangerous Behaviors

You must never ignore potentially dangerous behaviors; your response can save someone’s life.

Tuesday Tip: Activity Calendars

This week’s Tuesday Tip is regarding the posting of activity calendars in a California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) or Adult Residential Facility (ARF). Title 22 Regulations 87219 (RCFE) and 85079 (ARF) require that facilities licensed for seven or more residents post “notices of planned activities…in a central location readily accessible to residents, […]

Private Duty Attendants: Concerns for Communities

In an effort to retain their loved ones in the least restrictive environment, many resident’s families/responsible parties are bringing in private duty care attendants.  On the surface this appears to be a great solution to residents requiring more intensive monitoring or personal care. However, the practice has not been free from problems for providers.  Here […]

Tuesday Tip: Family Authorization is not Always Enough

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: Annual Inservice Training Requirements?

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: Activities

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: Happy Thanksgiving?

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 […]