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Guidebook for Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Service Providers

Guidebook for Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Service Providers

This guidebook is a tool for individuals and small businesses that plan to or already offer services to the senior population in a facility or alternative setting. This 156 pages includes guidance on:

  • Assisted Living - Senior Services 101
  • Organization
  • Business Operations & Records
  • Personnel Policies
    • Hiring Practices
    • Facility Environment
    • Food Service
    • Resident Health Records
    • Resident Personal Care Services
    • Compliance Inspections

    This guidebook is written to provide concepts, policies, and procedures for successful operation of assisted living and other senior care services. Included is a CD (in Microsoft Word format) with sample policies and procedures to be edited by the individual provider.

    Unlike many similar publications for assisted living and senior care, which mostly emphasize marketing and profit, this guidebook reminds you to take care of your customers first by supporting your staff.

    Joan has experience as staff nurse, director of nursing service, administrator, developer, trainer, administrator of the South Dakota Survey Agency, and consultant for a variety of health care providers and service organizations.

    Personnel Policies

    • 41-page personnel policy
    • 8 forms
    • 20 sample job descriptions 
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    Guidebook for Physician Services in the Nursing Facility

    Guidebook for Physician Services in the Nursing Facility

    This guidebook is based on excerpted physician-specific F Tags, presented with suggested policies to implement federal regulations. It also offers a useful format for description of your organization including names of key management personnel.

    CFR 483.75(i)
    Administration – Medical Director Tag F501

    1. The facility must designate a physician to serve as medical director
    2. The medical director is responsible for
      1. implementation of resident care policies; and
      2. the coordination of medical care in the facility.

    The guidebook is a tool for the Director of Nursing Service and Administrator to work with your Medical Director and attending physicians to present relevant information to build the teamwork necessary for high quality care for your residents and compliance for your facility.

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