1. Staffing and Personnel:
This item focuses on evaluating the facility's staffing levels, qualifications, and training programs for personnel. It includes assessing the adequacy of staff-to-resident ratios, ensuring the presence of licensed healthcare professionals, and verifying that staff members receive appropriate training to meet residents' needs.
2. Resident Rights and Dignity:
This item emphasizes the importance of respecting and upholding the rights and dignity of assisted living facility residents. It covers areas such as privacy, informed consent, access to medical records, freedom from abuse and neglect, and the provision of person-centered care.
3. Resident Assessment and Care Planning:
This item addresses the facility's process for conducting comprehensive resident assessments and developing individualized care plans. It evaluates whether assessments are thorough, accurate, and regularly updated, and if care plans are tailored to meet each resident's specific needs and preferences.
4. Medication Management:
This item focuses on the facility's policies and procedures for administering and managing medications. It examines medication storage, documentation practices, medication assistance, and the presence of licensed professionals responsible for overseeing medication administration.
5. Physical Environment and Safety:
This item assesses the facility's physical environment to ensure it is safe, comfortable, and conducive to residents' well-being. It includes evaluating aspects such as building maintenance, fire safety measures, accessibility, cleanliness, and the presence of emergency response systems.
6. Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement:
This item evaluates the facility's commitment to ongoing quality improvement. It looks at whether the facility conducts regular quality assessments, tracks performance indicators, and implements measures to address any identified areas of improvement.
7. Resident Activities and Social Engagement:
This item examines the facility's programs and activities designed to promote residents' socialization, engagement, and overall well-being. It assesses the variety, frequency, and appropriateness of activities offered, as well as the involvement of residents in activity planning.
8. Food and Nutrition Services:
This item focuses on the facility's food service operations, including meal planning, nutritional adequacy, and dining experience. It assesses whether meals are nutritious, meet residents' dietary needs, accommodates special diets, and are served in a pleasant and dignified manner.
9. Infection Prevention and Control:
This item evaluates the facility's infection prevention and control practices to minimize the risk of infections among residents and staff. It covers areas such as hand hygiene, sanitation protocols, isolation procedures, and staff education on infection control measures.
10. Emergency Preparedness:
This item addresses the facility's readiness and preparedness for emergencies or disasters. It assesses the presence of emergency plans, evacuation procedures, staff training, communication protocols, and coordination with local authorities and healthcare providers.