Download The Latest RCFE & ARF Catalog

Our Fall 2016 Class Catalog makes it easy to find the initial certification or recertification classes you need as an RCFE or ARF Administrator. It also features additional training and compliance solutions designed to make running a regulation compliant RCFE or ARF easy. Click the link below to view our upcoming class schedules and learn more about how the …

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 …

Action Steps for Change in Condition

Assisted Living communities are at high risk when a resident has a significant change in condition.  This change could include a pressure sore, cessation or decrease in eating or drinking,  immobility or weakness, change in mental status, just to name a few.  Calling the family to notify of a change in condition is important, but …

Strength Training Reduces Fall Rates in Older Adults

As reported this week by, a recent study found that incorporating regular strength training exercises into a senior’s daily activities can reduce falls by 31%. Click here to learn more.

Bed Rail Safety

Many state assisted living regulations allow for the use of bed rails–usually half rails–under certain circumstances. However, while bed rails can help to improve the resident’s ability to move, transfer, and reposition, they aren’t without hazards. Specifically, the FDA reported over 800 incidents of persons being caught, trapped, entangles or strangled by bed rails between …

Hospitality in Assisted Living

Assisted living and residential care is a resident centered business. Not only do we care for residents, but we also respect them as consumers of the services we provide. And they are increasingly savvy consumers.

Older American Month

Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? This is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation to the older Americans living in you senior living community.

Home Care, Home Health, Hospice… What’s the Difference?

As the demand for care and services in assisted living and residential care increases, so too does the use of home care, home health, and hospice. But it can be confusing to understand the difference between these providers and the services they offer. Fortunately, the California Association for Health Services at Home provides a clear …

Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing approximately 137,000 people each year. Although a stroke can happen at any age the risk increases as we get older, which is why it is important for assisted living and residential care providers to be aware …

National Assisted Living Statistics

Did you know that there are over 31,100 “residential care facilities” in the United States, with a capacity to serve nearly one million residents? The National Center for Health Statistics has released some key findings from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities.