Quality Measure 7: Refresher on Staffing Requirements & Resources
Staffing is one of the key ingredients to providing quality care in assisted living. The nature of resident needs—assistance with activities of daily living, ambulation, scheduled activities, medication management—require the physical presence and support of others. Studies show time and again an important relationship between staffing and resident outcomes.
Over the past 5 years, approximately 12% of the citations issued to San Diego facilities were for violations related to staffing requirements. To help facilities reduce non-compliance in this area, below is a list of items facilities should review regularly.
The new Choose Well Times for November has been sent to your email inbox, and we're posting it here for you as well. This issue contains an interview with Tami Amundson, licensee of 3 Sisters Hacienda, and how she works to attract and retain staff members. There is also Save-the-Date information about the upcoming 12/6 Advisory Workgroup Meeting, and the February 7th Lunch n' Learn.
Dan Bailey's Lakeside Manor is featured in the September issue of the Choose Well Times. The newsletter also reports on the latest PINS which have been added to the website. You'll find 5 cool things about Choose Well that you may not have known, and Chrisy Selder's article about staying in compliance with Title 22's water temperature reg is also a good read. In the Compliance Corner you'll see a reminder to have the LGBT Bill of Rights posted next to your nondiscrimination policy.