Providing services to residents

One of the most common reasons why a person may move into an Assisted Living Facility is the fact that they need assistance with their activities of daily living. These ADLs may include tasks such as; assistance with using the restroom, brushing their teeth, getting dressed for the day or even being tucked in for a night’s sleep. That is where we come in our job is to make our residents feel as independent as possible while providing this delicate care for things they either do not want to do or tasks they cannot perform. For more information on what services the state of Maine expects your
facility to perform check out the following regulation:

Services and Service Coordination
12.1 Services. The following services must be offered:
12.1.1 Service coordination to identify a consumer’s need and desire for services and to coordinate the appropriate types and amounts of services, as identified in the service plan. This activity is to be carried out with the involvement of the consumer, the service provider, and other persons of the consumer’s choice, as applicable. Service coordination includes: Completing the functional assessment and reassessments; Coordinating and participating in a health professional’s assessment or reassessment as necessary; Reviewing, with the consumer, the findings of the functional assessments, the options available to address the consumer’s needs, and the development of a
service plan; Implementation of a service plan; Monitoring of the consumer’s needs and services furnished, as often as necessary; Advocating on behalf of the consumer; and Maintaining complete and accurate consumer records.
12.1.2 Housekeeping services to assist consumers with IADLs;
12.1.3 Assistance with ADLs;
12.1.4 At least one nutritious meal a day;
12.1.5 Chore services to assist with heavy cleaning; and
12.1.6 Other goods and services identified in the service plan.
12.2 Additional responsibilities. The provider must assure that:
12.2.1 Administrators meet the requirements of Section 10.5 of these regulations;
12.2.2 Written agreements with service providers and, if applicable, the building owner, are current
and comply with the applicable laws and regulations;
12.2.3 The names, addresses, telephone numbers for and descriptions of the services available from advocacy and legal assistance programs and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program are posted conspicuously;
12.2.4 The requirements of the Maine Human Rights Act, Title 5 M.R.S.A. §4551 et seq., are observed;
12.2.5 Written admission criteria, discharge policies, complaint resolution procedures, and consumer fee requirements are given to consumers at the time of application for service;
12.2.6 Consumer and program records are complete, current, and available for Department review;
12.2.7 The site meets applicable state and/or federal regulations for handicapped accessibility;
12.2.8 Licensure requirements for food safety are met; and
12.2.9 Licensure requirements for building safety are met