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: Don’t Ignore Dangerous Behaviors

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

Tuesday Tip: RCFE Administrator Recertification – Dementia Training

When completing your required RCFE Administrator continuing education hours, you must include at least 8 hours on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Tuesday Tip: When Can a Caregiver Begin Medication Training?

Our Tuesday Tip this week is in reponse to a question regarding when a caregiver can begin assisting residents with medications.

Tuesday Tip: Crushing Medications for Hospice Residents

This week’s Tip is from a California Community Care Licensing (CCLD) policy response to the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA): Is an exception required for hospice resident medications to be crushed?

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 …

What is the purpose of a Hospice Waiver?

Many of us are very frustrated with recent State of California statewide requirements for exceptions for hospice care in assisted living.  The whole idea behind the original Hospice Waiver was to eliminate the need for numerous exceptions.  Providers must now have an exception for:

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 …