Today, we want to shed light on some of the most crucial aspects of ensuring safety and quality care at Silver Creek Adult Family Home: Adequate Staffing, Fall Prevention Strategies, and Effective Medication Management, among other things.
We take pride in going the extra mile to create a warm and nurturing environment for our residents, and having a dedicated nighttime caregiver is just one of the many ways we achieve this goal. Moreover, we deeply understand the importance of maintaining appropriate staffing levels and nursing support to provide the absolute best care for our residents. Our team of caregivers is encouraged to invoke the chain of command and ask for help when the situation calls for it. An RN is available 24/7 should there be any concern at any given time. Having a sufficient number of well-trained staff members is key to ensuring a prompt response to emergencies, reducing the risk of accidents, and meeting residents' needs effectively and timely.
Understanding Fall Risks:
Falls are a common occurrence among elderly and disabled individuals, and adult family homes must be proactive in identifying and addressing the factors that contribute to these incidents. Age-related changes in balance, impaired mobility, medication side effects, vision impairment, and environmental hazards can all increase the risk of falls. It is understood that falls cannot be prevented 100%, and falls do happen. By understanding these risks, caregivers can take appropriate measures to prevent falls and create a safe living environment.
Each resident at Silver Creek Adult Family Home has unique needs and risk factors that must be evaluated. Conducting comprehensive fall risk assessments for every resident helps identify their specific vulnerabilities and develop personalized fall prevention strategies. These assessments may include evaluating mobility, balance, cognitive function, vision, and medication management. The availability of devices to avoid or mitigate injuries also plays a role in better outcomes. We have fall mats, floor sensors, motion sensors, and door alarms. Frequent safety checks round-the-clock provide an opportunity for our caregivers to anticipate needs and provide help in a timely fashion.
Effective Medication Management:
As an RN-owned and operated adult family home, regular medication reviews and ongoing assessments play a crucial role in maintaining the health and happiness of our residents. Our team works diligently to ensure that any changes or adjustments in medications are carefully considered and discussed with healthcare professionals and our residents’ families.
As DSHS-contracted RN Delegators, we strictly adhere to current best practices, and our caregivers follow up-to-date protocols for medication administration, as well as storing medicines correctly, maintaining accurate documentation, and communicating effectively with healthcare professionals. Certain medications and tasks for certain residents need to be delegated by a Registered Nurse before a caregiver can administer and/or perform them. Being delegators ourselves, these tasks are initiated promptly, therefore avoiding a delay in care.
Continuing Education and On-The-Job Training (OJT):
With our DSHS-approved OJT Program, our staff members undergo regular training and participate in ongoing education to stay up to date with the latest infection control policies, safety protocols, and best practices. We believe that continuous learning and improvement are essential to maintaining a high standard.
We also recognize that the well-being of our residents depends on building strong and meaningful relationships with our staff members. That's why we strive to create a positive work environment that fosters teamwork, empathy, and compassion. This, in turn, translates into better care and a happier living experience for our residents. We employ award-winning caregivers who exemplify compassionate care and who selflessly provide excellent care to our cherished residents. (Billie Jane Arroyo: https://adultfamilyhomecouncil.org/exceptional-caregiver-award-winners/)
Your loved ones deserve the highest quality of care, and we are committed to delivering just that. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your peace of mind is our priority!
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At this time, we accept Medicaid reimbursements only after 24 months of private payments. We have a mix of both private and Medicaid residents.
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Our sister home, A Warm Embrace AFH in Federal also has an open bed. Learn more at: www.warmembraceafh.com
To learn more:
Call/Text: (253) 258-5432 (Annie)
Call/Text: (253) 315-9184 (Romeo)
Call/Text: (408) 834-6595 (Geremy)