Category Archives: Assisted Living

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15 things to look for when looking for a location for your Assisted Living Home.

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Starting your assisted living business is a huge undertaking and choosing your location is the most important decision. Here are 15 tips on what to look for when choosing the location for your assisted living home. Common use space: You want to make sure the home has enough space for people to congregate when they’re […]

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New Medicaid waiver payment rates(Maryland)

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Senior Service Maps is a company that helps social workers/families find care providers in  a desired area. Senior care companies like assisted living facilities, Home care agencies and Adult daycare’s list their companies and receive referrals without referral fees. Or for more information about listing your ALF call: 443-315-6152 Listed below is the new Medicaid […]

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5 tips to stay on the “good side” of your Assisted living surveyors

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Read the regulations It is important that you and yours staff thoroughly read state guidelines and regulations. When obtaining a license for an assisted living facility you have to follow the guidelines and regulations for licensing however, many providers once licensed never revisit the regulation and guideline books.  This can prove to be a huge […]

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list of individual Rules and Licensing forms for assisted living facilities in the state of Florida.

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living Facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a list of  individual Rules and Licensing forms for assisted living facilities in the state of Florida. If you are interested in receiving referrals from us please click (here), […]

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PRIVATE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER AID

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PRIVATE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER AID REISTERSTOWN, MD—Kenneth Mallette, Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, is urging all private nonprofit organizations who incurred costs from the severe storms and straight-line winds, which impacted Maryland beginning on June 29, 2012, to apply for disaster assistance under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) […]

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How Long should you give your loved one to adjust to an assisted living facility.

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Putting your loved one in an assisted living facility can be a stressful ordeal. No matter how much planning you do its always stressful to some degree when they actually move in. going from home to a structured environment like most assisted living facilities could be a huge shock to most seniors. When I enroll […]

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5 Tips to sell your semi-private room in your assisted living facility

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Owning an assisted living facility means your constantly marketing your product. Renting your semi-private rooms is always more difficult than the private rooms or apartments. Its important to make your semi-private rooms as appealing as possible to rent them out. Here are 5 tips to make your semi-private room as appealing as possible.   Provide […]

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10 Senior Friendly Summer Activities

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Soaking up the sunshine, taking a walk on a warm evening, and going for a splash in the swimming pool are all activities that make summertime enjoyable. Luckily, there’s no age limit for enjoying the season! Read on to discover some of the best senior friendly activities for the elderly to take in all that […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare Problem List Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare Problem List Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Controlled Medication Record​

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Controlled Medication Record​ ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Sample Weekly Care Notes

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Sample Weekly Care Notes; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Uniform Disclosure Statement Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Uniform Disclosure Statement Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted Living Level of Care Scoring Guide

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Level of Care Scoring Guide; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Assisted Living Manager’s Assessment

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Manager’s Assessment; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested in receiving […]

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Sample Assisted Living Health Care Practitioner Physical Assessment​​

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Health Care Practitioner Physical Assessment​​ ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted Living Emergency Preparedness Forms

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted living Emergency Preparedness Forms; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted living Wound Assessment Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Wound Assessment Form  ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted living 45 Day Assessment

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living 45 Day Assessment ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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WARNING SIGNS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN VISITING YOUR LOVED ONE’S ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

Warning Signs to Watch Out for When Visiting Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Facility

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  Finding an assisted living facility for your elderly loved one can be quite challenging. You only want the best senior care provider there is for the price you and your family can afford.  But despite the weeks and even months of painstaking research, consultations, and site visits before you finally decided on a facility, […]

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Holidays with Family in Assisted Living

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From Mother’s Day to New Year’s Day, celebrating a special holiday with a family member in Assisted Living can be challenging. Many of us have family traditions that include gathering together under one roof for a meal and good times. So when it comes to making the day special and including family members in assisted […]

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Avoiding Bed Bugs at Your Assisted Living Facility

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Nothing can hurt your business faster than the discovery of bed bugs in your assisted living facility. When these tiny pests infiltrate businesses they can be very difficult to remove. Unfortunately, because they are so prevalent – especially in certain parts of the country – there’s a pretty good chance you will have to deal […]

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Meal Planning Solutions–Assisted Living Facility

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Over the years, assisted living facilities have received an increasing number of requests from seniors for meals prescribed by their physicians and nutritionists. Meal planning is one of the most sensitive areas to coordinate in residential care homes. For residents, quality food takes priority over most amenities. Many seniors will refuse to stay at a […]

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How to Find a Quality Assisted Living Facility near You

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We owe it to our loved ones to afford them great care in their sunset years. Parents, for instance, sacrificed 18 years of their lives to give us a great start at life. It is only fair that we pay it back when they grow older and can’t live alone without assistance. When looking for […]

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How to Fill Beds through Regular Tours of Your Assisted Living Facility

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A common complaint among senior living providers is how to fill empty beds. Vacant beds compete with payroll as the biggest expense at assisted living facilities. Many assisted living residences withstand rates that run 10% – 20% in an extremely competitive industry. The main reason why facilities can’t fill beds quickly is that they have […]

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10 Key Services that are Provided at an Assisted Living Facility

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At assisted living facilities, senior citizens can enjoy a suite of services designed to uphold quality of life. In choosing a facility, seniors expect access to 24-hour personal care, nutrition services, social contact, security, and specialized support services while maintaining their independence. Knowing this, residential care providers do well to offer key services that cater […]

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10 Ways to Help Pay for Assisted Living

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There’s no doubt that caring for a senior’s assisted living expenses can be quite taxing on the senior as well as their family. Arranging for ways to pay for senior living care can be emotionally exhausting as well as financially taxing. Senior care costs are constantly rising, which can make the cost of monthly assisted […]

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How to hire staff for your assisted living facility or home care agency.

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From the time you open the doors to your Assisted Living Facility or Home Care Agency, and throughout the growth of your business, hiring an outstanding staff should be a top priority. It’s important to remember that not only will you want to start out with an amazing staff, but the process of hiring and […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Assisted Living Facility Up-To-Date

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Every assisted living facility benefits from upgrading its services in the wake of intense competition in the market. For assisted living home owners, staying relevant requires a watchful eye on current trends and implementing strategies that clearly enhance the vision of the business. These 10 tips to keep your facility up-to-date are important elements to […]

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Why Seniors Should Have Engaging Activities in Assisted Living Facilities

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In order to live life to the fullest and remain healthy, seniors must engage in activities that encourage socialization, learning, and independence.  This is the reason why assisted living facilities should have a carefully planned activities program so that residents can take part in different kinds of activities that promote physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and […]

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Why Skip Using a Referral Agency when Looking for Assisted Living Facility

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The approach to guiding elderly citizens into an assisted living facility begins with the understanding of their nature, medical history and the state of their health. A thorough interaction with them in person is the key to knowing what they need and how they should be cared for. With many elder care referral agencies popping […]

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6 Signs it’s Time to Consider Assisted Living for Mom

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When mom’s decline in health demands more attention than you can give, an assisted living community becomes a practical solution. Assisted living offers specific safeguards to ease your fears for mom’s safety and well-being. Safeguards include health monitoring and physical support for mom’s changing independence. Unfortunately, by the time many adult children recognize a need […]

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Why Assisted Living Facility Owners and Home care Agencies Should NOT Use Referral Agencies.

Why Assisted Living Facility Owners and Home care Agencies Should NOT Use Referral Agencies.

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Although many families try to do the best they can to plan for long-term care for their senior parents, life often gets in the way and things don’t always happen according to plan.  Illnesses, falls, strokes, and other accidents happen that cause families to urgently look for a nursing home or long-term care facility without […]

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Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted or Independent Living Community

Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted or Independent Living Community

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Seniors in the United States today are more sophisticated than they have ever been at any time in history. They won’t even consider setting foot in the typical retirement home your grandpa would have settled in just 3 decades ago. With the number of seniors expected to dramatically rise over the next couple of decades, […]

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Helping a Senior Adjust to an Assisted Living Facility

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Once you’ve made the tender decision to put your beloved senior in an Assisted Living Facility, it may take some time for both the senior and you to adjust. This is especially true if the senior is your mother or father and the first time they are living with assistance and without their independence. The […]

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Should we go with an Assisted Living Facility or a Nursing Home?

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Assisted Living A common question that families with beloved seniors ask themselves is, “Should we go with an Assisted Living Facility or a Nursing Home?” In many cases, family members aren’t quite sure the differences between the two.  The right answer can be determined by several factors including the health of the senior, the features […]

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Sample Assisted Living Resident Agreement

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of a sample Assisted Living Resident Agreement; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested in […]

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Sample Assisted Living Delegating Nurse Agreement

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of a sample delegating Nurse agreement; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested in receiving […]

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Top 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility for your Aging Loved Ones

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Seniors are usually hesitant to make the transition from their homes to an assisted living facility, more so if they are moving to one that’s not a right fit for them.  In a quality assisted living facility, they can will thrive and continue to act independently but in the wrong one, their overall health and […]

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4 key signs that its time to start looking for Assisted living

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As your loved ones age its important to help them maintain their independence for as long as possible. There of things you can do to assure your aging loved one lives comfortably at home; refer to our previous post:  HOW TO MAKE YOUR AGING LOVED ONES HOME SENIOR FRIENDLY. However there are certain signs that […]

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3 powerful tips to owning an Assisted Living Facility in Maryland

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1. Quality of resident care The quality of care in your facility is by far the most important aspect of owning an assisted living facility in Maryland. Remember you are in the business to care for seniors first, not just to make money, I always meet people who ask me about opening an assisted living […]

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5 Amazing Tips to Touring an Assisted Living Facility

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Searching for an assisted living facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming task. There are so many options from small 4 bed facilities to large 150+ bed facilities, like Brookdale Assisted Living.  No matter what your budget is, you can find the right ALF for your aging loved one. Your decision should always […]

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Planning activities for Alzheimer’s residents

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Planning activitis for Alzheimer’s residents Clients with Alzheimer’s/Dementia function at different levels; be sure to take into consideration what level of activities you choose. And remember to focus on your clients enjoying the activity than the activity itself. Clients with Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be easily confused or disoriented; it is important to ease them into the […]

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Tips to market your Assisted Living Facility

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Here at Senior Service Maps we believe in educating senior care providers and helping them succeed. Here are a few advertising tips.     Facebook Having a social media page is an important tool to keep your business in front of your friends and family. With a business page on facebook you can easily upload […]

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Marketing tips for Assisted Living Facility owners

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Marketing tips for Assisted Living Facility owners Here at ssMaps.com, we pride ourselves in helping our senior care companies connect with potential clients. By not charging a referral fee, ssMaps.com stands as a platform for marketing your ALF facility, making a once difficult and costly task, easy and affordable. If you have not read our […]

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How to keep my small assisted living facility filled

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How to keep my small assisted living facility filled Owning a small assisted living facility means you have to wear many hats. You must be a care provider, cook, cleaner, event planner, and a marketer. When you have a few empty beds, that could mean a large percentage of your income. In addition to our […]

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How do I get more clients in my assisted living facility?

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How do I get more clients in my assisted living facility? Opening an assisted living facility is a huge undertaking; You can spend over a year dealing with the licensing process. Once the licensing process is complete many assisted living facility owners struggle to fill beds, leaving them with serious overhead and no income. Here […]

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Use your Senior Care Business to promote a positive attitude on age

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  Creating a more positive image around your Senior Care Facilities can cause an influx of new residence over time. A research study by Yale University found that individuals that had a confident approach to aging lived longer than those whose apperception is skewed negatively on senectitude. Allowing your prospective residence to have an open […]

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