A regular Tuesday Tip reader recently asked, “Can a resident in an RCFE have full bed rails if he/she is receiving hospice services?”
The short answer is yes. The use of bed rails is addressed in RCFE regulation 87608 which states:
“Bed rails that extend the entire length of the bed are prohibited except for residents who are currently receiving hospice care and have a hospice care plan that specifies the need for full bed rails.”
You and your staff should be aware of some important safety precautions to consider when a resident has full bed rails. Click here to learn more.