January 2019's edition of Choose Well Times reminders providers of the annual data-dropoff and rescoring event. There is also an article about fall prevention, a promo for the 7 February Lunch n' Learn event at the HHSA East County Offices, late breaking news about the number of Choose Well members in each of six HHSA Regions, links to CCLD's most current PINs, and more.
Quality Measure 11: Observing for Changes in Condition
Quality Measure 10 contains fourteen Title 22 regulations. One of these is regulation Section 87466, Observation of the Resident.
While Section 87466 is only cited four times among Choose Well Members, it was cited over 50 times within the non-Choose Well group of local facilities. But all assisted living facilities can find themselves in a tough spot at times. Caring for higher acuity residents in a non-medical setting, with non-medical staff, means some conditions may not be recognized as critical before damage is done. This article is to encourage facilities to reconsider how well they are training their staff on the importance of...
Quality Measure 9: How Assessments Can Reduce Resident Elopements
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, wandering behaviors are an effective predictor of resident elopements, with 80% of those who demonstrate wandering behaviors successfully exiting their home or facility. The regular assessment of dementia residents can help alert management, staff, and families to wandering behaviors before they turn into an elopement incident.