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This is chapter 12 of a document on patient safety from the US Agency on Health Care Research and Quality about care and treatment of pressure sores. AHRQ Pressure Ulcers - A Patient Safety Issue
Arizona Direct Care Worker Competencies - great questions to check the competency of direct caregivers.  FREE Arizona Direct Care Worker Competencies
Arizona Direct Care Worker Competencies Developmental Disability Workers Arizona Direct Care Worker Competencies Developmental Disability Workers
An informative guide on bedsores, preventative tips, causes, risk factors, etc. Bedsores are caused by continued pressure on an area of the body, which causes that area to have decreased circulation.  Death of the tissue begins after only two hours of pressure. Bedsores Training Information for Caregivers and Care Facilities
This article shares insights on providing proper care pertaining to bedsores, decubitus, pressure sores, ulcers, healing wounds for residents in assisted living facilities, adult homes for the developomentally disabled, and residential care facilities for the elderly.

The normal standard in residential care and assisted living facilities is to have a home health RN come in to provide the treatment the doctor ordered. If the resident is in a nursing home, the RNs and LVN will provide the care.  In addition, the nurses teach the direct caregivers about their part in providing repositioning, usually at least every two hours, nutritional monitoring, incontinence hygiene and padding protocol. Bedsores, Pressure Sores or Ulcers - The Ugly Truth
Created by Ohio's KePro Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.  Excellent tool for both medical providers and non-medical care providers. Care Plan Tool Kit
Free article on Care Service Workers Face Workplace Violence. 

Believe it or not your employees can get seriously hurt or even murdered by your residents.  Unfortunately, I have had do to some expert witness cases over the years where an employee was stabbed, or seriously injured by a resident.  Facilities not protecting their staff from violent assaults are usually sued and OSHA can come down hard on the facility for not protecting the staff. Care Service Workers Face Workplace Violence
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All types of community care homes are subject to their residents or clients wandering away or eloping.  Developmentally disabled, Alzheimer?s, mentally ill, or even an easy care resident may want to leave the care facility for a variety of reasons.  

Exit seeking behavior or the desire to leave can happen in any care home at any time.  When it does happen, that care business better have a proper plan of action. How to Handle Wandering, Eloping and Exit Seeking Behaviors
Risk Prevention Plan for community care homes and HCBS programs. This Risk Prevention Plan is used help minimize or eliminate the Identified Risk.  This document needs to be readily available to staff working directly with the individual.  It is used as a guide for caregivers.  If the unsafe risk cannot be safely managed, then transferring to a higher level care home is usually warranted if third party providers cannot be utilized to meet the individual?s needs.  Homes for elderly, developmentally disabled and mental ill.  Case Management Form Individual Risk Prevention Plan
Person-Centered Care Planning for community care facilities.  The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) focuses now on person-centered care plans.  CMS wants all care plans to be written more in the first person ?I? format style.  Care plan identifies resident?s lifelong routine and how to continue it in the care home.  Caregivers and nursing assistants if possible should be represented at each care team planning conference. Person-Centered Care Planning
Universal Precautions & Exposure Links Universal Precautions & Exposure Links
Department of Veteran's Affairs, Office of the Inspector General
HealthCare Inspection - Management of Patients with Pressure Ulcers in Veterans Health Administration Facilities

This document contains good information about bedsores and pressure sores in general. VA Report on Pressure Sores
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