TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 225 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE MANAGEMENT CENTER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM CODE
SECTION 225.2000 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Section 225.2000 General Requirements
a) The facility shall provide adequate, properly trained and supervised staff to meet each resident's comprehensive care. Services shall be provided by a coordinated care team.
b) The facility shall define, through job descriptions, necessary education and experience requirements for all regular staff, consultants, and contract staff providing services to the Alzheimer's Disease Management Center Model.
c) The facility shall provide an initial orientation and routine, pertinent training to all staff.
d) The facility shall designate a provost, whose minimum qualifications shall include:
1) Graduate education with degree, and with experience in health services administration, management, providing continuing education and in-service training, and the use of innovative assessment tools;
2) Knowledge of the diverse manifestations of brain illnesses, especially the Alzheimer's type; and
3) Knowledge of basic concepts to foster and develop harmonious relationships with understanding toward residents and personnel.
e) A registered nurse shall be responsible for managing the day-to-day health needs of every resident under his/her direct care.
f) A registered nurse shall be on duty in the facility 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
g) A registered nurse shall be designated as Supervisory Nurse, who shall:
1) Promote the competency, numbers, and staff levels of nursing personnel appropriate to meet the complex needs of the persons served;
2) Identify and implement a nursing program and structure such that the persons served will receive coordinated services; and
3) Provide ongoing monitoring of compliance with nursing standards.
h) Care managers shall be employed to organize the provision of services to residents. Minimum qualifications shall include:
1) Two years of experience working with individuals with dementia; and
2) Ability to:
A) Prepare a comprehensive care plan with guidance;
B) Recognize emerging conditions for each resident;
C) Adjust the care plan to accommodate changes in a resident's condition;
D) Monitor the performance of care givers;
E) Address present and future care needs of the residents; and
F) Promote an optimal quality of life for the Alzheimer's resident.
i) A social worker shall be employed to direct the social services provided by the Model.