Why the resident assessment can make or break your relationship

The resident assessment

When looking to bring in a prospective resident, you must perform a resident assessment to determine if you can perform the care this resident will require. This assessment will be the building blocks for creating the resident service plan. Many facilities will allow a resident to move in who they cannot care for due to low census and many other factors. Performing this ALLHRD required assessment prior to admission will ensure the relationship with be cohesive for all parties. Take a look below for what the ALLHRD requires for its resident assessment:

 

144G.70 SERVICES.

 

Subd. 2.Initial reviews, assessments, and monitoring.

 

(a) Residents who are not receiving any services shall not be required to undergo an initial nursing assessment.

(b) An assisted living facility shall conduct a nursing assessment by a registered nurse of the physical and cognitive needs of the prospective resident and propose a temporary service plan prior to the date on which a prospective resident executes a contract with a facility or the date on which a prospective resident moves in, whichever is earlier. If necessitated by either the geographic distance between the prospective resident and the facility or urgent or unexpected circumstances, the assessment may be conducted using telecommunication methods based on practice standards that meet the resident’s needs and reflect person-centered planning and care delivery.

(c) Resident reassessment and monitoring must be conducted no more than 14 calendar days after initiation of services. Ongoing resident reassessment and monitoring must be conducted as needed based on changes in the needs of the resident and cannot exceed 90 calendar days from the last date of the assessment.

(d) For residents only receiving assisted living services specified in section 144G.08, subdivision 9, clauses (1) to (5), the facility shall complete an individualized initial review of the resident’s needs and preferences. The initial review must be completed within 30 calendar days of the start of services. Resident monitoring and review must be conducted as needed based on changes in the needs of the resident and cannot exceed 90 calendar days from the date of the last review.

(e) A facility must inform the prospective resident of the availability of and contact information for long-term care consultation services under section 256B.0911, prior to the date on which a prospective resident executes a contract with a facility or the date on which a prospective resident moves in, whichever is earlier.

 

 

Top Takeaway:

  • (b) An assisted living facility shall conduct a nursing assessment by a registered nurse of the physical and cognitive needs of the prospective resident and propose a temporary service plan prior to the date on which a prospective resident executes a contract with a facility or the date on which a prospective resident moves in, whichever is earlier. If necessitated by either the geographic distance between the prospective resident and the facility or urgent or unexpected circumstances, the assessment may be conducted using telecommunication methods based on practice standards that meet the resident’s needs and reflect person-centered planning and care delivery.

The pre-admission assessment will be completed by the community registered nurse prior to the date the contract is signed, or the resident moves in. This assessment will act as the physical and cognitive needs guide for the resident and provide the facility staff with an expectation of what to expect when the resident arrives.

 

 

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