An Assisted Living Emergency Evacuation Plan for Crisis Management

A crisis requiring evacuation is every assisted living administrator’s nightmare. Life-threatening events like a fire or flooding are stressful enough without the complexities involved in evacuating medically-fragile seniors. Administrators must not only have a comprehensive assisted living emergency evacuation plan but must ensure that staff and residents are well prepared when a crisis occurs.

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Improve Residents’ Safety and Reduce Liability with Assisted Living Medication Management Training

Each year, adverse drug events send approximately 450,000 seniors to the emergency room, more than twice the number of younger people, according to the CDC. With more than three-quarters of residents in assisted living facilities needing help taking prescribed medications, the risk of an adverse drug event is high. That’s why regular assisted living medication management training is critical for staff to help keep residents safe.

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Senior Care Staff Training for Managing Challenging Behavior

Seniors with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias often exhibit challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, disinhibition, mood and sleep disturbances. Wandering and elopement are also concerns. Managing these behaviors can be difficult, especially in senior living and memory care communities. Senior care staff training can help improve the quality of care for residents with dementia, while reducing liability and increasing employee job satisfaction.

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Risk Training for Assisted Living to Reduce Liability Claims

Assisted living facilities that care for aging, medically compromised adults are seeing liability claims are on the rise. According to a report by the insurance company CNA, the average assisted living liability claim cost was $267,174 in 2021, up from $152,348 in 2018. In 2023, commercial insurance broker Marsh predicts claim frequency, claim severity, and loss rates will continue to increase. That’s where risk training for assisted living facilities can help.

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Leading and Managing: Next Level Assisted Living Administrator Certification

Assisted living administrators often have two very different roles: one of managing the day-to-day business of running an assisted living community and the…

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Build Your Best Team With Retirement Community Online CEU Courses

Sixty-five percent (65%) of Americans are actively searching for a new full-time job. In the competitive market, finding – and retaining – quality…

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