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.
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.