Oxygen Storage

September 23, 2021 — Guidelines for storing oxygen cylinders

Abuse Policy – Social Media

September 23, 2021 — Abuse Policy – Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Facility Staff; policy updated with current regulatory sites.

Service Animals

September 23, 2021 — Policy addresses use of service animals for residents, staff, and visitors; based on ADA guidelines

Independent Therapeutic Leave Package

September 23, 2021 — Package includes a sample policy and screening tool for residents desiring to leave the facility and go outside in the community without supervision/assistance from the facility team. The screening tool addresses the resident’s safety from a variety of perspectives including cognition, behavioral, and functional, and is designed to be completed by the IDT with approval... Read More

Informed Refusal Package

September 23, 2021 — Package includes a sample policy offering guidance on how to balance between the facility’s responsibility to respect a resident’s right to self-determination and the facility’s responsibility to ensure the safest environment possible for residents. When a resident’s/representative’s choice significantly conflicts with the facility’s standard practices or recommended treatment, the facility may consider using an “informed... Read More

Alcoholic Beverage Consumption

September 23, 2021 — This policy provides guidance on protecting the resident’s right to make decisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages and to facilitate protection to the residents who wish to consume alcoholic beverages as well as other residents who may be impacted by the storage, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.