As a caregiver you are responsible for record keeping and documentation. As such, you must keep any and all resident records confidential and in a safe and secure area.  You are not permitted to release confidential resident information to any unauthorized parties. You have an obligation to the resident, the assisted living home and yourself…

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It ‘s wonderful to volunteer your time as a caregiver, but if you are spending a significant amount of your time in an assisted living facility as a volunteer you should consider getting certified.   Contrary to popular belief acquiring caregiver certification does not have to be expensive.   Despite the fact that some organizations charge upwards of…

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Look no further than the national leader in caregiver certification, the American Caregiver Association.  We are the most recognized name in the caregiver industry.  The ACA was founded in 1985 and became an official organization in 1989.  We have been around for a while now and over the years caregiver certification and training requirements have…

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Activities of Daily Living, or “ADLs” as they are referred to in the caregiver profession are an important part of the caregiver role within an assisted living facility.  More particularly, ADLs are important because they invigorate a resident’s mind and body.  As a caregiver or manager of an assisted living home it is vital that you promote the use of…

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Being a caregiver or manager is challenging enough in itself, but it is definitely made more challenging when the residents in your assisted living facility are incontinent.  This said, while incontinence in children is typically looked at as “training”, when it comes to adults it is simply embarrassing.  Without having a general understanding of the problem of incontinence some people may jump to the…

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