we assist in all entreprenurial ventures
OZ Kismet can assist in all areas of your business
Our experienced team can help develop strategies in effectively managing your business from the financial end to human resources and practice management.
We can assist in educating your team for optimal performance; from inservices to one-on-one training, our consultants can educate and train your staff members. Our training spans all areas of the healthcare industry: billing, accounting, cost reporting, HIS submission, OASIS reporting and data management.
If you need assistance in practice management – we are able to strategize with you and develop effective procedures to increase your facility’s client base, streamline your processes thereby effectively enhancing your net profit.
BOARD AND CARE FACILITY
Board & Care
A board and care home is a licensed 24-hour care property. Often a small setting within someone’s personal home, these senior living homes offer room, board, 24-hour staffing, and assistance with things such as bathing, dressing, and medication management.
PROS AND CONS OF BOARD & CARE
Many seniors who are transitioning from living independently to long-term care are faced with choosing between a board and care home and an assisted living facility. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Some seniors and families prefer board and care homes to assisted living because board and care homes:
- Provide a cozy, intimate and homelike environment
- Have less residents, which allows for more interaction and attention from staff
- Can be significantly less expensive than assisted living facilities
- Have a relaxed, unstructured environment
Conversely, there are reasons that other seniors prefer assisted living facilities to board and care homes:
- Board and care home usually have fewer amenities, activities, and recreational opportunities than assisted living communities.
- At board and care homes, residents typically only have a bedroom to themselves rather than their own apartment.
- The limited number of residents at board and care may not be ideal for more social seniors.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOARD & CARE AND ASSISTED LIVING?
There is not a nationwide definition for board and care homes, but the basic difference between assisted living and board and care is their size. Assisted living communities are larger and board and care homes are smaller. A Place for Mom considers senior care facilities that have less than 20 residents and are not nursing homes to be board and care homes. In California specifically, board and care homes are licensed to care for a minimum of six residents.
Residential care facilities are not allowed to provide skilled nursing services, such as give injections or maintain catheters and do colostomy care (unless there is a credentialed RN or LVN individual working in the home), but they can provide assistance with all daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, urinary or bowel incontinency care. Most elderly people find that there needs fall beneath having to access skilled nursing services and therefore don’t need to be housed in a nursing home. The small residential care home, licensed for 2 to 6 people provides a safe, comfortable and dignified environment for those who need help intermittently throughout the day and night.
EYE ON DETAIL
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR EXISTING AGENCY OR FACILITY?
We are here to help! Whether you need assistance in updating your policies and procedures to the most current and ever changing regulations or adding a different service to your agency, we can help! Our team can compile and package your data for the necessary reports needed for your agency’s tri-annual surveys. Our team can also gather and filter the information needed for the annual utilization report and annual cost report.
WE CAN ASSIST IN ANY BUSINESS VENTURE
If you’ve never been in this business to the most experience healthcare professional, the addition of a Home Health facility is very rewarding. We can assist every client from A-Z on establishing a facility that will be licensed and certified the first time around through any of the governing bodies. We show great respect for the regulatory compliances mandated by the governing bodies and we are very diligent on staying up to date on any and all changes made by them.