America is graying. There is no way around that simple fact. As the baby boomer generation starts to need more intensive care, residential facilities will need to adapt and grow to meet that demand. Part of that growth must include minimizing risks and liability.
Options in Residential Senior Care Facilities
Not all senior care homes and centers are the same. Independent older adults who simply want to be around their peers, feel secure in a senior-only environment, and have convenient access to appropriate recreational opportunities will thrive in an independent living community.
Those that need some help with activities of daily living will probably need to look toward some level of assisted care facility. In cases where memory loss is moderate to severe, a memory care center is often the safest and most enriching environment.
Minimizing Liability in Residential Care Facilities
Research into ways to minimize liability in residential care facilities shows that there you have some control over the amount of risk at your facility. Install safety features to reduce the chances of falls and decrease response time when an accident does occur. Embrace technology that can help including electronic medical records and high-tech motion sensors.
You should also have the right insurance for the services you are providing. Whether your care facility is geared toward independent or assisted living, or if it offers memory care or medical services, you need specialized coverage to minimize your liability