Friday, February 28, 2014

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Why We Voluntary Blue Ribbon Industry Standards: Sunrise Assisted Living Attacked ProPublica Style - Senior Living Industry Information & Commentary:   February 26, 2014 by Steve Moran

Steve's recommended  Gold Standard

He is convinced that ALFA, LeadingAge and AHCA need to convene a blue

ribbon panel of large, medium and small operators to create some

guidelines (maybe even a certification process like The Eden Alternative

has) for assisted living.  It should include things like:

  • Initial training

  • On-going training

  • Staffing ratios

  • Medication guidelines

  • Satisfaction surveys

  • Emergency call response times

<If the> industry are unwilling to do this you can be sure there

will be more lawsuits, more regulations and the whole industry will be


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seniors Helping Seniors - in-home care services.

Seniors Helping Seniors - Home

Seniors Helping Seniors in-home care services.We make life a little easier for you or someone you love by providing services in the home — companionship, light housekeeping, cooking, gardening, transportation and more.

All of our helpers are seniors themselves.  They have a warmth and understanding that comes from experience and wisdom  gained over the years. They are all loving, caring compassionate people who bring joy and companionship to everyone with whom they work.  That’s why our seniors often become life-long friends with those who receive our services.

We can help out with as much or as little support as you need. Use this web site to find out about our services, delivered to you in your home from seniors who understand you, anytime you need them — day or night.

 We offer help in many non-medical capacities, including:


    Light housekeeping


    Personal grooming and dressing


    Doctor visits


    Yard work

    Mobility assistance

    House maintenance/repairs

    Overnight stays (24-hour care)

    Long-distance check-ins

    Respite care

metrowest/ call us at 508-485-1765 or cell 508-808-1090 or e-mail us at to schedule a FREE consultation at your home.

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Doug Peck, CSA <> wrote:

Thanks for contacting us.

I have attached some information that I think you will

find helpful.  We do have a new website that is coming online in the

next few weeks that should be easier to navigate. 

To answer your questions, I am licensed by the state so all my

people are W2 employees, fully insured and CORI background checked.

I have 30 years prior experience in human resources and recruiting

I do all the interviews and references myself.  I also do all the client

assessments and scheduling so I can carefully match caregivers with


We do not do drug screening.

All of my employees are local seniors, many have lived in the area their whole lives and many of their references are ministers, pastors, etc.  They are very reliable and do

what they do because they really do want to work with other seniors.

My basic rate is $25 per hour with a 2 hour per day minimum. 

There are no minimum days and I have clients that I work with only once a


I do charge $.50 for mileage should they drive and pass that

completely through to the driver.  I have a copy of the drivers

insurance and their driving record.

Personally I am a Certified Senior Adviser, a board member of

the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce

Please feel free to give me a call if you would like additional information or you would like to meet at some point.

 There are many resources for older adults and those who care for them.

Doug Peck, CSA


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ask Me 3 | National Patient Safety Foundation

Ask Me 3 | National Patient Safety Foundation:

 Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers, encourage patients to become active members of their health care team, and promote improved health outcomes. The program encourages patients to ask their health care providers three questions:

What is my main problem?

What do I need to do?

Why is it important for me to do this?

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