Our Primary Services: The facility will ensure that medical and dental needs are met. Assistance with taking prescribed and over-the-counter medications in accordance with physicians instructions unless prohibited by law or regulation. Central storing and distribution of medications. Beds will have clean and comfortable bedding and good springs, a clean and comfortable mattress, a clean pillow and enough bed covers to ensure adequate warmth. The linen will be changed as often as necessary, but at least every week. A chair, adequate drawer space, and adequate lighting are provided. Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths as well as hygiene items such as soap and toilet paper will be provided. Weekly (or more if necessary) cleaning of resident rooms and washing, drying and ironing of resident clothing. Each resident will have three nutritionally well-balanced meals and snacks available each day. If a resident has been prescribed a special diet, the facility will provide what is required to meet the need. Each resident will receive routine observation, care and supervision, and personal assistance and care with their needs and activities of daily living. These needs are indicated be the results of the preadmission appraisal, family and resident interviews, physician consult, etc. Personal assistance and care includes dressing, grooming, eating, bathing and assistance with taking prescribed medications. Bedside care for a maximum of three days for a minor or temporary or physical condition. All residents will be observed regularly by staff to look for any changes in mental or physical condition. Monitoring and appropriate reporting to families, physician, appropriate persons/ agencies of resident needs and condition. Assistance will be given to all residents in arranging all transportation needs and meeting medical needs. A planned activity program. Personnel Policies: Principles of good nutrition, good food preparation and storage, and menu planning. Housekeeping and sanitation principles. Skill and knowledge required to provide necessary resident care and supervision, including the ability to communicate with residents. Knowledge required to safely assist with prescribed medications which are self administered. Knowledge necessary in order to recognized early signs of illness and the need for professional help. Knowledge of community services and resources. Dementia care topics including knowledge about hydration, skin care, communication, therapeutic activities, behavioral challenges, the facility environment and assisting with activities of daily living. Recognizing symptoms that may create or aggravate dementia behaviors including dehydration, urinary tract infections and problems with swallowing. Recognizing the effects of medications commonly used to treat the symptoms of dementia.
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