Dementia Standards of Care

I recently discovered the Alzheimer’s Association which has published “Dementia Care Practice Recommendations : Phase 1 and 2 that are applicable to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Below is a link to their website which includes the details of Phase 1 and Phase 2.  There is an effort to have nursing homes and assisted living facilities subscribe to these care practices.  I would suggest that in a deposition, we ask whether the facility and/or agency follows these care practices and regardless of their answer, I would develop a line of questioning from these “care practices”  since they appear to be the best care practices for dementia residents.

http://www.alz.org/professionals_and_researchers_dementia_care_practice_recommendations.asp

 

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