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How to start a residential care or assisted
If you are thinking of getting into the residential
care or assisted living
business for elderly, developmentally disabled
or group homes for
troubled teens, we can help.
The demand for care in the least restrictive
environment is upon us. The
need for RCFE - residential care homes for the
elderly, also called assisted
living - ALF is rising. With the baby boomers
starting to need care, it is
predicted that there will not be enough care
homes to meet their needs.
Below is a list of free ProvidersWeb documents
to help you get started.
We have most everything you will need to complete
packet. If you are a paid member and need additional
help, we will assist
you. For more information write: Dmorrow@providersweb.com.
~The ProvidersWeb Service Team
Free document designed to help those interested in starting a care facility business. This
document is a general overview of the process of starting a RCFE, RCF, ALF, assisted
living facility, residential care facility type business.
Where to Start Links
to forms and information to assist a residential care facility currently in
business more effectively use ProvidersWeb. The basic staff training and management
areas are cover. The training and management practices can be utilize by all
types of care facilities, including RCFEs, RCFs, GH-MI, GH-DD, AFC and others.
Program Check Off A check off list to insure that your facility
is completing and/or using the Dementia Care Program correctly.
and Accounting Overview
Overview of the bookkeeping and accounting section of the
Pre-Licensing Table of Contents
The SBA Business
Link to the SBA business plan and overview.
General legal basics for your business.
The A to Z Admission
Care facility management requires certain information be
obtained when a resident is admitted, this information is
required by state law. This article addresses the process
for admitting a resident from A to Z.
Basic Mental Traits
This article addresses the importance of assessing residents'
basic mental traits prior to admission in a Care Facility.
Service Incontinency Handbook TOC
Table of Contents for the Care Service Incontinency Handbook.
OSHAs Illness and Injury Guidelines for ADLs
Review" Forms TOC
Table of contents of ProvidersWeb's "Record Review" Forms
This document has information on what to look for when accepting
a diabetic resident. Many useful links and general information
about Diabetic care.
Fair Labor Standards
Information about the Fair Labor Standards Act, with many
ProvidersWeb's Care Service System
This document breaks down why a resident needs care, what
type of services will be provided, and how the services shall
be provided. It outlines ProvidersWeb's view on what care
standards need to be met. Each state has it's own standards
which need to be met. In creating the ProvidersWeb's Care
Service System all 50 states residential care regulations
were reviewed as well as JACHO's Assisted Living Accreditation
Standards, and the Federal Assisted Living Work Group's Report
on the standards needed, information from the Alzheimer's
Association, the American Bar Association, AARP plus much
more. We believe ProvidersWeb's Care Standards meet and exceed
the general consensus of what the American Public wants when
it comes to care services.
Dear Care Provider,
The policies and procedures you need for the various care and services that you want to provide at your care business need to be customized by you or reviewed by you. We at ProvidersWeb provide sample forms, policies, procedures and lots of information to help you create your own documents or choose to use ours as is if the document meets your applicable laws and regulations.
Believe me, knowing your business’s legal requirements is absolutely essential. No matter what publisher you get your information from you need to know what you are responsible for especially if you will be the licensee. What you are responsible for always boils down to the standard of care. The standard of care is based on local, state laws, and federal laws. And the standard of care is based what a reasonable person in the industry would do under the same circumstances.
ProvidersWeb covers routine business practices, policies and procedures, like filing your fictitious business name, creating a business and marketing plan, safety program, tickler list, basic employment laws, staff management practices and other business areas. In addition, ProvidersWeb covers most of the care and service areas that care businesses have to comply with. There are many areas you are responsible for in the care and service field.
Above all care providers need to make sure that their customers are properly cared for. To provide proper care staff must be trained in all kinds of areas such as proper bathing procedures, medication and supervision monitoring, meeting the nutritional needs of the person, incontinent care, activities, fall prevention, psychosocial needs, emergency care; their consumer rights need to be protected and their autonomy respected.
It is up to the individual care provider to decide what works best for their particular care business and customers. Keep in mind, the types of policies and procedures used to cover many these areas are not always dictated in the laws or regulations, or even “government policies”.
ProvidersWeb has been publishing sample and model standards of care policies procedures and forms on the Internet since 2004. We publish mostly non-medical care standard of care practices. We cover the main areas most community care providers have to meet.
Guess what?? Forms and documents change all the time just as laws change and industry standards change. So what??? It would be too costly to constantly update all the documents in every ebook so our ebooks don’t always have the latest form or document, just like most publishers.
Once you have paid for a subscription I would recommend you download the ProvidersWeb ebooks that interest you. Just type in the word ebooks (policy manual) on the ProvidersWeb search bar and you will see what is available. Then for the documents you really like, you can type in the key words in our search bar. Like let’s say you like the Emergency Transfer Form (used when someone has to be sent to the hospital) and when you search for that document (type in emergency transfer) and click on the individual document you will be able to see when the last time it has been updated since the ebook was last published.
The last time a document was updated could be several years ago. Like the Resident Ready for Outing form last updated in 2011, however that doesn’t mean that it is outdated. It’s not outdated, it is still current and may be more current than any other Resident Ready for Outing form available on the market. Plus, that form and most of ProvidersWeb documents have links to other related documents that you need.
ProvidersWeb is kind of like Business Forms in a Box however, we like to think we are better than those types of products since you can track updates to individual documents better. There is nothing else like ProvidersWeb in the world.
Every ProvidersWeb document either has a date on the bottom or and individual publishing date on the download. We are the only publisher that provides this type of service. ProvidersWeb has been designed so that once you do have all your policies and procedures in place, you can find out if we have any updates by going to My Account, and the clicking on My Account Activity, and then clicking on the Show updated documents only so you can review the updated documents in your personal repository.
Some ProvidersWeb documents I started 40 years ago, before ProvidersWeb existed, and some documents have been updated as much as 30 times over the years.
I write the original draft of many of ProvidersWeb documents and then depending on the area of expertise needed it goes out to various members of our team.
I am a national expert witness and I testify to what the laws, regulations and the standard of care is all over the nation. In every case review care providers are getting sued. Sometimes even the state agency gets sued too. I do my best to create documents which help the provider stay in compliance while ensuring proper care is provided to each consumer/resident. I have been in a wheelchair and a patient many times; and I was a “licensee” care provider for 20 years. I have also been a responsible party, and a lobbyist etc... See my CV (resume). I consider myself an advocate for improving resident/consumer care AND an advocate for care providers.
Diane Morrow, LNHA