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City of Mesa – See How Safety and Compassion Can Coexist

Voss Speros and I were talking the other day about this occupancy issue in City of Mesa Assisted Living. For those of you who aren’t aware, Mesa has wholly adopted IBC code that requires I-2 occupancy construction for 10 bed ALs to obtain direct care Arizona DHS licensing and retain residents who are incapable of

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Arizona Assisted Living Advocacy: Who’s in the room?

I am writing this on the supposed final day of authority for the NCIA board as a regulatory body for assisted living managers and assisted living training for Arizona. Media has reported that this responsibility will be transferred to Arizona DHS. Yet, the AZ DHS Residential website, thus far, looks like business as usual with

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AL Operations

The Nurse Owned Care Home

I’m going to try to write this article carefully. Very carefully. First, let me say I love our nurses and get super excited when I am able to help one start their journey in residential assisted living. Remember this, ok? Now, let me explain what led me to write this. A Facebook group member posted

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AL 101

Assisted Living Marketing 101

One the big mistakes I see new assisted living home owners make is subscribing to the “if you build it, they will come” marketing, or non-marketing philosophy. If only it were that easy. It simply doesn’t work that way. You will have to execute a marketing plan for your assisted living home to be successful.

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Assisted Living Home Pro Forma Spreadsheet

10 Bed Assisted Living Home Pro Forma Financial Spreadsheet If you are planning to start the journey of establishing your own assisted living home, it’s very important to have a financial plan for success. You’ll want to carefully research and evaluate each financial aspect of your business including revenue, expenses, labor costs, etc. You should

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AZ DHS Article 8 Rules Updates

I have to admit that I have not looked over Arizona DHS Article 8 in a while. I mean, probably years. I took the Assisted Living Managers class last month and it was evident there were some significant changes in recent. Since Arizona Department of Health Services isn’t the best about communicating changes, I thought

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Arizona DHS Article 8 Update

Arizona Department of Health Services has updated Article 8. The changes are as follows- Uniform Building Code changed to International Building Code in the following section. R9-10-815.F.2.C Uses a mechanism that meets the Special Egress-Control Devices provisions in the International Building Code incorporated by reference R9-10-104.01; and Multiple locations References to A.A.C.R9-1-112 replaced with R9-10-104.01

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Adding your Assisted Living Home to Google My Business

What is Google My Business? GMB is a free tool that lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. That includes adding your business name, location, and hours; monitoring and replying to customer reviews; adding photos; learning where and how people are searching for you, and more. If you’re just getting

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