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Since aging is a highly individualized process, geriatric care managers must remain resourceful and responsive to deliver quality services to seniors and their families.  CARR presented to the Aging Life Care Association's Western Region Chapter on "Public Records: A Versatile Tool for Senior Advocacy".  CARR constructed a useful handout for attendees.  You may view and download the handout in this article.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for all the FAQs)

Oxygen Administration-Gas and Liquid: Restricted Health Condition

Answer:

Title 22 §87618

A facility may accept or retain a resident who requires the use of oxygen GAS if:

(1) the resident is mentally and physically capable of operating the equipment, is able to determine his/her need for oxygen, and is able to administer it him/herself *; OR

(2) intermittent oxygen administration is performed by an appropriately skilled professional.

*The facility is responsible for continuously monitoring the resident's ongoing ability to operate the equipment in accordance with the physician's orders.

This FAQ is in category: Understanding Medications Within RCFEs

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Deficiency

Answer:

According to Title 22, §87101(d)(2), "deficiency" ". . . means any failure to comply with any provision of the Residential Care Facilities Act for the Elderly and regulations adopted by the Department pursuant to the Act."

This FAQ is in category: TERMS

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Voluntary

Answer:

Title 22, §87101(v)(3), "'voluntary' means resulting from free will."  

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Refunds

Answer:

Title 22 (§ 87507) only mandates refunds in two (2) situations:

1)      The Department orders the relocation of a resident.  In this case, the resident is relieved of any advance notice requirements contained in the admissions agreement.

2)      Upon the death of a resident, the agreement between the facility and the resident is terminated and relatives are not liable for any payment beyond that due at the date of death, unless agreed to in writing or ordered by a court.

This FAQ is in category: Understanding Facility Practices

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Morphine

Answer:

Morphine is typically prescribed to individuals experiencing chronic or severe pain or those who are terminally ill.   In assisted living facilities, residents prescribed morphine are most often times receiving hospice services.  The intended use of morphine at the end-of-life is to maintain an appropriate level of comfort for the resident. 

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