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Art Room 3 J. Gill Attached are some photos of our new studio space. I can get proper ones of the woodworking shop if you need. I thought you might also be interested in the lockers that can be “rented” (for free) for residents to keep their personal projects/supplies.
by J. Gill
Friday, March 15, 2019
Hoarding Policy 8 J. Gill We do not have a specific policy regarding hoarding.
by J. Gill
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Bocce Court 24 J. Gill We have a HUGE croquet group here on campus! We probably have 60 croquet players if not more. The croquet court was installed on campus and we pay to have it maintained. The croquet players have a staff liaison who helps coordinate big events such as the tournaments on campus with food/work orders. The croquet players have a resident committee who organizes play and there are groups of 4 that play together at scheduled times weekly. The croquet players are very particular about their court and no other activities are allowed to happen on that space. Bocce is something we are trying to get going. The bocce court was overgrown and used only to walk over to get to the croquet court. However, we have a new resident who wants to get bocce started so we cleared off the court and had it repainted and refurbished this fall. I ordered indoor bocce sets and we had a “Bocce, Beer and Bruschetta” event in the wellness center this winter to get people moving and learning about bocce. We are hoping it increases in participation once it is warm enough to play outside.
by J. Gill
Thursday, March 14, 2019
ER Companionship Program 5 J. Gill Our community does provide an ER companionship service for IL residents during an unfortunate circumstance where they are sent to the ER. This is an optional service for a resident, who might not have a friend or family member to accompany them at that time.We have a rotating list of employees who are on-call to accompany a resident if needed.Our staff simply meets the resident at the hospital, ensures they are comfortable, and is there to provide a familiar face. Each scenario is unique; however, the expectation is to provide a friendly smile and comfort. Staff is expected to stay no more than 20 to 30 minutes.
by J. Gill
Friday, March 8, 2019
Policy/Contract Management Software 0 J. Gill Could you provide a recommendation on policy and/or contract management software?
by J. Gill
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Unused/Expired Meds 9 J. Gill Be very careful. The following did not happen in my current community, but in another state: We had a drop off of drugs and we would gather and periodically transport up to a drop off location located outside our sheriff’s office. Eventually they looked at the camera footage and began to question, “who is this that is dropping off so much medication?” (note, this was prior to the opioid problems we are having now. Our residents’ concern was more environmental with drugs getting into the sewer water and eventually being discharged into rivers). As a result of a conversation with the local sheriff, they sent an officer to pick them up and transport them to the drop off location. We had them under lock and key until such time that the sheriff rep came by. The FBI then contacts me since it turned out the officer started diverting from the bag after he/she left the community. We ended up continuing to collect the meds and put in a formal process securing the drugs (double locked with different people having keys) and for onsite drug destruction with two nurses cataloguing and witnessing the disposal. Drug drop off can quickly become one of those good deeds that can come back to bite you, if you don’t think through the process in its entirety.
by J. Gill
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Medication Storage 8 J. Gill When we were in the planning stages of our Household Model renovation we considered putting medication boxes in the residents rooms. We did and still do use medication carts. We visited a community who used medication boxes and we learned a few things that eventually helped us make our decision to stay with medication carts. Med Carts may be more convenient for nurses but if you have an active resident community then the residents will not be in their rooms which defeats the purpose of medication boxes being located in resident rooms. Medication boxes also add a difficult layer of complexity to the medication count at the end of each shift. The count will have to take place in the resident rooms and if you have 8 hour shifts, two of the medication counts will be an inconvenient times for the residents (either late at night or early in the morning). This also conflicts with our desire to honor resident choice and privacy.
by J. Gill
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Executive Compensation 6 J. Gill We are currently using Clifton Larsen Allen to consult with us about Exec. Comp.
by J. Gill
Friday, February 1, 2019
Team Building 1 J. Gill We have had excellent success in team building with both managers and team. Usually about 3-4 times a year, our managers’ team gets off campus for a “fun” event, usually coupled with serious team building sessions.We usually do crazy things like riding go-carts, canoeing, and playing lazer tag. We have also done calmer things like bowling or just going for lunch or a movie. Sadly, this construction has somewhat impeded these events, and I hope to get them going again this year. NOTHING has done a better job of bringing our management team together.Image result for those that play together stay togetherFor the general team, we have done things like softball games with picnics, outdoor on-campus events featuring silliness like pie throwing (at managers and the boss), dunking booths (also featuring the boss, unfortunately), and excellent grilled food.
by J. Gill
Friday, February 1, 2019
Psychologist Referrals for Residents in Community 0 E. Byrd I am currently searching for a psychlogist that will perform home visits for our residents in all levels of our ccrc to provide Talk Therapy and other related services. Our current psychologist recently retired.  We are located in Charlotte, NC.  Does anyone have any names for referral or know of psycologyoffices that provide this service?   Thank you.
by E. Byrd
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Staff Appreciation Fund Access 4 J. Gill Attached is our policy.
by J. Gill
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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