Dementia Resident Documentation

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Tip:  Are you caring for residents who have a diagnosis of dementia? If so, when was each resident’s last medical assessment that addressed the resident’s dementia care needs? Remember, regulation requires that each resident with dementia must have an annual medical assessment by their physician and an annual reappraisal by appropriate facility staff, both of which shall include a reassessment of the resident’s dementia care needs.

Reference Title 22 Division 6 Chapter 8 Section 87705 (formerly numbered 87724)
 
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