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PIC - BRUCE CORPORATE FACE SHOT 2009A trained clinician and entrepreneur, I started Friendly Adult Day Care & Respite Center in 1995. This was the first medical model adult day care services program in the area., It blossomed into 15 years of service to thousands of people in assisted living, adult day care and in-home care environments.

When you are thrust into the role of program director, family counselor, case manager, team leader and referee in a relatively short period of time, you gain the kind of experience that makes you appreciate the needs of the most vulnerable among us.

In addition I learned those special things needed to make care delivery the most effective. It is for this reason that my approach to developing adult day services and small assisted living programs is about so much more than filling seats, beds and seeking reimbursement. It is also about innovative approaches to person-centeredness. When you visit my web home devoted to adult day services, www.adultdaycaretraining.com you will know rather quickly what I mean.

By the way please take the time to join the LinkedIn rooms:  Adult Day Care Innovation & Growth and Small Scale Assisted Living Success Strategies where I post informative items of value regularly.

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Note: Direct Care Training & Resource Center, Inc. is a private organization that provides training and assistance to community care providers and prospective providers in matters of continuing education, business development assistance and general information workshops. We are not regulators.  We do not seek to replace regulators. We are not competitors of regulators.  Neither do we recommend a provider of care or prospective provider of care ignore the advice and direction of regulators.  This is not our role.  Many of our training workshops are approved as continuing education units for adult foster care group home licensees and administrators, personal care homes, adult family care homes and other assisted living models. As such, many of our trainings do incorporate the review of regulatory statutes, administrative rules and laws that pertain to the provision of care, all of which is readily available to the general public. We are not a governmental entity and our programs must never be viewed as a replacement or substitute for State or federally sponsored orientations, licensing preparatory meetings or any other government sponsored or governmentally mandated educational event or training. Additionally, approval for continuing education courses does not in any way constitute a governmental endorsement of other services provided by our company or any of its affiliates.  Furthermore, attendance at any of our live sessions, use of our self-study materials or online/virtual school and any technical assistance we may offer must never be viewed as a guarantee of potential business success, elimination of liability or specific financial gain. It is the responsibility of the individual business owner to work toward and create a pattern of success for his/her business entity.  While we make a concerted effort to offer quality advice and teach providers the highest levels of quality customer service, clients must not look to our company to ensure they are successful as community-based care providers.  We cannot guarantee how long it will take to attract clients or residents and we will not assure a particular lifestyle from your business efforts. Please note that licensed adult foster care group homes in Michigan who have contracts with community mental health agencies may be obligated to receive all direct care worker and medications training through that agency or the training organization they specify.  Check with them before calling our company to enroll in training programs. 6% sales tax charged on all self-study products in the State of Michigan.  Information provided in our workshops is up-to-date and accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief.  Sample forms used in live training sessions and the online/virtual school may bear the name of certain waiver agents but must in no way be interpreted as an implied endorsement by any agency or governmental department.  If a live class paid for is missed, no cash refunds will be made, however a credit will be issued allowing you to attend a comparable event within one year of payment.