chapter 1 - 4 SM

what is assisted living

a program that promotes resident self-direction and participation in
decisions - choice, dignity, privacy, individuality, independence and
homelike surroundings

home vs center

home = 10 or less
center = 11+

respite care v. adult day care/club

respite = aka short care; overnight
adult day = daytime supervised care

what is ADL

activities of daily living
= ambulating/walking, bathing, toileting, grooming, eating getting
in and out of chair

the three licensed levels of care are...

all are licensed
supervisory = general supervision, aware of resident needs,
intervene in a crisis, assistance in drug admin
personal = assist with daily activity, meds, skin and hydration
directed = includes 2 other + incapable of recognizing danger,
summoning assistance, expressing need or making basic care decisions

true or false:
activities have a major impact on resident care

improve quality of life; integral part of everyday care

biggest role of new resident is

caregivers support and assist

registered nurse

coordinates, manages, andprovides care. RNs also supervise and
trainhome health aides. They develop the homehealth aide
plan of care, or assignments

physician or doctor

diagnosesdisease or disability and prescribes treatment

physical therapist

evaluates a person and develops atreatment plan to increase
movement, improvecirculation, promote healing, reduce pain,
prevent disability, and regain or maintain mobility

speech therapist

identifies communicationdisorders, addresses factors involved
in recovery,and develops a plan of care to meet recoverygoals.

occupational therapist

helps clients learn to adapt to disabilities

registered dietitian

assesses a client�s nutritional status anddevelops a treatment
plan to improve health and manage illness

medical social worker

determines clients� needs and helpsthem get support services,
such as counseling,meal services, and financial assistance.


is an important member ofthe care team.