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Archive for February 2011

Basics of Record Keeping in an Assisted Living Facility

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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Volunteering is Wonderful but Put Employers at Ease and Get Caregiver Certification

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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I Need Caregiver Certification!

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 (ADL's)

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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Caregivers and Resident Incontinence

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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