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Care Service Quick Check Up
Wellness Directors, Facility Managers, Care Service Coordinators at the various types of assisted living and residential care facilities have a lot of responsibilities. Although each facility has the care services based on the resident’s care need, there are some care standards which are basic. Below you will find forms and documents to help you do a quick care service check up.
Is the Wellness Director, Facility Manager or Care Service Coordinator properly trained? Check out the Facility Manager Training Check Off
Is a Care Service Shift Report being utilized?
Are the proper Safety Signs and Labels in place?
Is a Medication Storage Audit being conducted at least monthly?
Are the Medication Aides properly documenting PRNs? See PRN Medication Documentation Audit Form
Are Care Reviews being conducted? Are all resident’s care complete plan’s updated?
How are the Specific Care Procedures (Form) being handled?
When Home Health Nursing Services are being utilized is there a clear plan set forth, such as: Facility - Home Health Agency Resident Care Plan Agreement - Part A
Facility - Home Health Agency Resident Care Plan Agreement - Part B
Are the care staff Supporting Autonomy of the residents?
Is the Resident Sign In/Out Form completed each time a resident leaves and returns to the facility?
Is everyone aware of the facility’s Wandering, Elopement or Missing Resident Procedures?
Are the Quarterly Elopement Drills being conducted?
Does everyone know what to do in cases of Eviction, Disruptive and Violent Behavior?
Have you reviewed the Facility Exposure Control Plan?
Are the Late Report Form and Overtime Consent Form for employees reviewed and approved before filing?
Are all care staff going through the proper Employee Orientation and Care Service Training?
Is the staff trained in the proper Universal Precautions - Personal Safety Protection Procedures?
Is the staff prepared for emergencies? See Care Facility Emergency Care & Services Training and Basic Standards
Lawyers Target Community Residential Care Homes
By Diane Morrow, LNHA, National Health Care Expert Witness
The terms “easy pickins” comes to mind when I think about the majority of community care and assisted living facilities out there, when it comes to being sued. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, people do get injured and both large and small care homes do get sued. That is why it is good to have insurance. Plaintiff’s lawyers can come after the care facility with a vengeance. I know, I am an Expert Witness and I have been involved in a lot of cases over the last 20 years. Both attorneys defending care facilities and attorneys suing care facilities have hired me.
There are attorneys that now specialize and target assisted living, residential care and community care homes. Unlike nursing homes, which usually have limits on how much you can sue for, community care home do not have limits in most states. These attorneys are making their living full time doing nothing but suing care facilities. What are they suing them for? There are two basic types of lawsuits. One is for breech of “duty of care.” The other type is labor lawsuits. Read More
NEW ALZHEIMER’s and Dementia Care System
Isn’t About Time Someone Made Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Easier?
The ProvidersWeb Service Team has been working very hard to create a new innovative way of providing individualized care for person’s suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. BRAND NEW covering the latest industry trends, problems and issues! VERY EASY TO USE and UNDERSTAND. This wonderful CARE system can be utilized by care facilities and for at home care.
NEW and ONLY FROM PROVIDERSWEB, NO ONE ELSE HAS ANYTHING LIKE THIS. This dynamic assessment and care plan system is designed to help the caregiver track the resident’s digression, create a chronological history of decline and to help with developing ongoing easy plans to meet the resident’s needs as changes occur.
A SUPER GREAT HELP FOR ANYONE PROVIDING CARE to someone affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia. This new care system is designed to use for those residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia in Stages 2 through 4. For Stage 1 use our Complete Care Plan Form. We have identified 15 common areas that often need to be addressed in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care plans:
2. MEMORY & COGNITION
6. INDEPENDENCE AND MOBILITY – including falls and transfer dependence.
7. ADLS ABILITIES
9. DIETARY AND NUTRITION
10. SKIN INTEGRITY
11. SLEEPING AND BEDTIME ROUTINE
12. SOCIAL SEXUAL ISSUES
13. ACTIVITIES, SOCIALIZATION, RECREATION, OUTINGS AND COMMUNITY SKILLS
14. SAFETY ISSUES AND PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS
15. FAMILY SUPPORT
LOTS OF CHECK OFF BOXES. To assist the care giver we developed three primary tools that work together to help caregivers properly attend to these 15 areas to meet the person’s individualized care needs:
- The NEW Alzheimer’s & Dementia Assessment/Retention Evaluation Form not only provides an initial assessment to help you determine if the resident is suitable for your care services, it also provides a vehicle for assessing ongoing needs and tracking abilities, challenges, problem areas and symptoms. ( 8 page Assessment used for pre-admission, admission, retention and history)
- The NEW ALZ & Dementia Individualized Care Plan Form covers each of the 15 most common areas caregivers need to address when caring for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care persons. The form reveals the resident’s challenges, best approaches, and helps you design specific care plans that address the identified needs, triggers and ongoing changes for your resident. (12 page Care Service Plan with built in tips and target areas to cover.)
- The NEW Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Approaches and Interventions document provides techniques that can be utilized for proving good care in each of the 15 areas. These NEW documents link to almost 500 other helpful documents which will assist the care provider in providing quality care and reducing risks. (20 Care Service Guide describing best care standards and providing links to forms, documents and resources.)
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